Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Poor whites need not apply

A recent study has concluded that Ivy League schools actively discriminate against poor, Christian, white applicants.

"Though elite schools give points to applicants for extracurricular activities, especially for leadership roles and honors...if you played a lead role in Future Farmers of America, the 4-H Clubs or junior ROTC, leave it off your resume or you may just be blackballed. 'Excelling in these activities is associated with 60 or 65 percent lower odds on admissions.' ...

For these schools are not interested in a diversity that would include 'born-again Christians from the Bible belt, students from Appalachia and other rural and small-town areas, people who have served in the U.S. military, those who have grown up on farms or ranches, Mormons, Pentecostals, Jehovah's Witnesses, lower- and middle-class Catholics, working class white ethnics, social and political conservatives, wheelchair users, married students, married students with children or older students just starting into college and raising children.'

'Students in these categories,...are often very rare at the most competitive colleges, especially the Ivy League.'

'Lower-class whites prove to be all-around losers' at the elite schools. They are rarely accepted. Lower-class Hispanics and blacks are eight to 10 times more likely to get in with the same scores...

Many of these elite public and private colleges and universities benefit from U.S. tax dollars through student loans and direct grants. The future flow of those tax dollars should be made contingent on Harvard and Yale ending racial practices that went out at Little Rock Central High in 1957."

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