Race baiting

Next for SCOTUS

SCOTUS will be hearing two huge affirmative action cases on October 31: Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina. At issue are two main questions:

  • Whether the Supreme Court should overrule Grutter v. Bollinger and hold that institutions of higher education cannot use race as a factor in admissions
  • whether a university can reject a race-neutral alternative because it would change the composition of the student body without proving that the alternative would cause a dramatic sacrifice in academic quality or the educational benefits of overall student-body diversity.

Grutter v. Bollinger was a SCOTUS case on affirmative action in student admissions. The Court held that a student admissions process that favors “underrepresented minority groups” does not violate the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause so long as it takes into account other factors evaluated on an individual basis for every applicant.

In other words, this allows colleges to reject more qualified Asian and white candidates in favor of less qualified black candidates. It’s about time that we get rid of racial preferences in college admissions.

2 replies on “Next for SCOTUS”

Oh…I thought it would be about Stacey Abrams being appointed.
Is rule by judges muh democracy?
Listened to a Pod by a great Constitutional scholar and he said they don’t even teach it at Harvard Law, it is strictly the opinions of SCOTUS in class.

Screw the idea of “Fair Admissions” because there ain’t no such thing and never really was. Instead, let’s make it open and honest instead of making up fake bullshit about the benefits of “diversity”. Therefore, we should try the following.

A Modest Proposal for Reform of Higher Education
To ensure fair and accurate representation, admissions to elite (read “desirable”) universities and colleges MUST strictly parallel race/ethnicity percentages in the USA. This means (approximately) 13% Blacks, 6% Asians/Pacific Islanders, 18% Hispanics, 60% whites, and 3% Jews. As a person of East Asian ancestry, I’m totally willing to take this hit on “my people” (no worries; I’m shit at being a Chinaman anyway, for obvious reasons) because the (figurative) carnage would be GLORIOUS.

Blacks would not be hurt, and would probably be helped. Hispanics would be helped. Asians would take a bad hit, but another high-IQ group would take a much, much worse hit. Whites would be helped, because currently the MOST under-represented people at elite schools are white goys, if you consider admissions versus academic ability. In other words, LOTS of qualified whites are turned away from elite schools, to make room for diversity admissions, and maybe for “other reasons” that totally don’t exist, because if you noticed them then you would be an anti-mumblemumble.

Ron Unz did an interesting analysis about 10 years ago, using PSAT scores as a proxy for academic ability. (yeah, it’s a deeply flawed proxy, but the PSAT *is* standardized, taken nationwide, and scoring is objective). So it turned out that Asians were indeed under-represented relative to their “academic ability”, but at about the rate same as whites. Jews however were on average three times OVER represented. Unz also found that Blacks and Hispanics were *infinitely* over-represented, because basically none made the cut based on PSAT scores. (This is the dividing by zero problem.)

So let’s try this Modest Proposal for, say, five years and see what happens.

This is the Unz article I’m referring to. It’s long but worth reading. If you don’t want to read the whole thing, scroll down to the figures/graphs.

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