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The Ivy League Is Decadent and Depraved

Posted on | August 13, 2020 | 1 Comment


“Diversity” is just elite code-speak for quotas:

A two-year long Justice Department investigation has found that Yale University illegally discriminated against Asian American and white applicants in violation of federal civil rights law.
In a letter to the college’s attorneys Thursday, the department said that Yale “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit.”
“Yale’s race discrimination imposes undue and unlawful penalties on racially-disfavored applicants, including in particular Asian American and White applicants,” Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband, the head of the department’s civil rights division, wrote.
The investigation found that Asian American and white students have “only one-tenth to one-fourth of the likelihood of admission as African American applicants with comparable academic credentials,” the Justice Department said.
Yale uses race as a factor in multiple steps of its admissions process and also “racially balances its classes,” the department said.

(Hat-tip: Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.)

While I haven’t examined the actual data from Yale, when Asian students sued Harvard for discrimination, the material obtained in discovery showed that year after year, black students were 14% of Harvard’s freshman class. Never 11% or 17%, but always exactly 14%. The fact that this number never changed from year to year tells you that Harvard had established a target number — a racial quota, by any other name — and was ignoring every other possible factor in order to meet that target. And what made this so heinous was that (a) Harvard repeatedly denied that any such quota existed and (b) officials did everything in their power to conceal the admissions data which proved they were lying.

The word for this is corruption. It is manifestly dishonest for schools like Harvard and Yale to pretend that admission is based on merit while secretly imposing discriminatory racial quotas. The Ivy League was actually better when it was just a place for the wealthy New England elite to send their children, without any pretension to being an academic meritocracy, falsely claiming to be equally open to all, while in fact secretively engaging in discrimination. But just look at how smugly Yale rationalizes its quota system:

In 2018, in response to the announcement of the investigation, Yale’s president Peter Salovey denied that its admissions process was discriminatory, saying, “Yale College could fill its entire entering class several times over with applicants who reach the 99th percentile in standardized testing and who have perfect high school grade point averages, but we do not base admission on such numbers alone. Rather, we look at the whole person when selecting whom to admit among the many thousands of highly qualified applicants.”

Oh, they “look at the whole person,” by which they mean . . . quotas.

So if you’re 99th percentile and a white boy from West Virginia, Yale is going to “look at the whole person” and say, “Go away, cracker.”

By God, I would never want any of my children to apply to Yale, because I wouldn’t want my kids to be invovled in such a corrupt racket.

Fuck Yale. Fuck Harvard. Fuck the entire “elite” education establishment.



One Response to “The Ivy League Is Decadent and Depraved”

  1. Diversity = Quotas | 357 Magnum
    August 14th, 2020 @ 3:28 pm

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