Monday, July 19, 2010

GOP Ignores Bias Against Whites and Christians at Colleges Universities

A new report shows at some of the private universities considered among our finest, Blacks and Hispanics are given a sizable advantage over White conservatives and Christians. The writer of this piece points out the GOP knows this and has shamefully done nothing about it, said nothing about it, and when doling out the taxpayer dollars, racism is not a factor.

The Espenshade-Radford study compiled information from eight "highly competitive private colleges and universities with freshman SAT entering scores of 1360. Black and Hispanics were expected to each have a 5% to 7% presence on campus. Apparently, races are handicapped:
"Being Hispanic conferred an admissions boost over being white ... equivalent to 130 SAT points (out of 1,600), while being black rather than white conferred a 310-point SAT advantage. Asians, however, suffered an admissions penalty compared to whites equivalent to 140 SAT points."
"To have the same chance of gaining admission as a black student with a SAT score of 1100, a Hispanic student otherwise equally matched in background characteristics would have to have 1230, a white student a 1410, and an Asian student a 1550."
Note that Asians are expected to have a perfect SAT score to gain entry with a "Jamaican or Kenyan" with an 1150? If the student is a member of Future Farmers of America, the 4-H Clubs or Junior ROTC, that will lower your odds of admission by over 50%. Let that secret stay with the family.

Why are SAT scores manipulated in 2010?

Our American sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, Black and White, Asian or other have never experienced slavery, and those same American sons and daughters, nieces and nephews, have never enslaved anyone - and never wanted to.

For these young people, grandparents may have been a part of the civil rights movement, if not physically, in spirit. I understand that Blacks lost businesses, homes - many terrible things over the years, but these American sons and daughters are applying to very prestigious schools. Slavery is in the past - no matter what Black Panther King Samir Shabazz says standing on a street corner somewhere. It's done for these young people. They're on their way and they got there with help of family and teachers - maybe aunts and uncles and neighbors and pastors.

Again, why are SAT scores being manipulated in 2010?
White kids from poor families who score as well as white kids from wealthy families – think George W. Bush – not only get no break, they seem to be the most undesirable and unwanted of all students.
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."
"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.
The article I'm quoting from is by Patrick Buchanan, and I know how his name brings scowls and clenched fists, but it isn't his study. He's just reporting it and he makes an excellent point:
That such bigotry is pervasive in 2010 at institutions that preen about how progressive they are is disgusting. That a GOP which purports to represents Middle America, whose young are bearing the brunt of this bigotry, has remained largely silent is shameful.
 If we care about our families, and their futures, we will do something about this - like deny our taxpayer federal dollars - more revolts on the steps of Congress until something gets done.

Having said that, who wants their kids in racist schools like this anyway?  Do we really think these unnamed schools are worth the well-being of our children? The GOP needs to hear from us. This must become an issue, and I suggest we get to it after the November elections, whether we have children or not. I want my taxes "stayed" from these racist academies of higher learning. Source: WorldNetDaily - Bias and Bigotry in Academia.

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