Asians Versus Affirmative Action
In the article "Are We Equal?" by Dr. Walter E. Williams the answer is no. In today's economy beset by falling wages for marginal and unskilled workers, along with large scale family breakdown among low-achievers of all racial groups, attempts at social engineering equality is creating social chaos.
To quote Dr. Williams:
Are women equal to men? Are Jews equal to gentiles? Are blacks equal to Italians, Irish, Polish and other white people? The answer is probably a big fat no, and the pretense or assumption that we are equal - or should be equal - is foolhardy and creates mischief. Let's look at it.
Male geniuses outnumber female geniuses 7-to-1. Female intelligence is packed much closer to the middle of the bell curve, whereas men's intelligence has far greater variability. That means that though there are many more male geniuses, there are also many more male idiots. The latter might partially explain why more men are in jail than women...
A more emotionally charged question is whether we have equal intelligence. Take Jews, for example. They are only 3 percent of the U.S. population. Half-baked theories of racial proportionality would predict that 3 percent of U.S. Nobel laureates are Jews, but that's way off the mark. Jews constitute a whopping 39 percent of American Nobel Prize winners.
At the international level, the disparity is worse. Jews are not even 1 percent of the world's population, but they constitute 20 percent of the world's Nobel Prize winners...
On July 23, 2012 something called 'The Coalition of The Silence' (COTS) and the Fairfax County VA NAACP are suing the local school system demanding race quotas for blacks and Latinos because these students have been grossly and disproportionately underrepresented in admission to the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology."
Being a merit based institution, that undermines affirmative action racism. Blacks and Latinos make up over one-third of the student body, but about 4 percent of students at TJ High School. For 2012 the student body was 46 percent white, 46 percent Asian, 2.1 percent Hispanic, and 0.6 percent black. The racism according to them is that the representation isn't proportionate to race, but real achievement isn't proportional to race either.
The County is 44 percent white and 20 percent Asian, the loss of quota system of the past merely benefited more talented Asian students. By 2016 they are predicting 64.1 percent Asians at TJ while white enrollment continues to decline across the school system. So now are we are to believe that Asians are the big racist bad people? To quote the lawsuit:
The years 1992-1998 represented the period when the highest number Black and Hispanic students were admitted to TJ. During that period the TJ admissions process substantially differed from the current process. Pursuant to that admissions policy, 8th graders were selected based on scores on the American Guidance Service admission test and recommendations from an Oversight Committee that could recommend underrepresented minority students for admission in order to ensure a diverse and balanced student body.
In other words racial quotas and not merit. They bitterly complain that in 1998 the system went to test scores only and the results were not to their liking. That came out as the lawsuit attempts to ignore the fact that due to heavy Asian immigration hi IQ Korean and Chinese kids have pushed out low-achieving non-Asian minorities. They want desperately to make this about white racism, but tread on thin ice.
They call the lack of black-Latino under representation 'shameful' "and evidence that many of the White and Asian students who are admitted are not adequately prepared for TJ or committed to the school's core mission" and the lack of diversity somehow makes one an irresponsible citizen. The lawsuit has an endless number of bitches about "separate and unequal" schools, school boards, etc. Nowhere does it present evidence of black-Latino academic achievement or merit.
The mission of the school system is education not racial diversity - there is no right to equal outcome simply equal treatment.
A 2004 Blue Ribbon Commission wanted the process to be more "comprehensive" and consider the students "background". This way the "right" students can be admitted and "not just exceptionally bright students who happen to test well in math and have strong GPAs but no specific commitment to science or technology." In other words race quotas not merit.
Now they will be forced to victimize Asians the same way whites have been victimized for decades. Isn't it fun when one protected class has to go against another protected class?
The problem isn't just Fairfax County, but in New York City as the very same thing that happened in Fairfax happened in their elite high schools. Once again high IQ Asians, Jews, and Whites earned 98 percent of the positions while the general student body was almost 70 percent black and Latino. See Race Behind School Score Declines.
There is no evidence of racism in play here just because the outcome isn't proportionate to race. Educating low-performing minority children continues to bedevil the liberal education system and those liberals and Progressives that operate it.
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