affirmative action

The Progressive Racism of the Ivy League

Patrick J. Buchanan, CNS News

The taproot of progressive racism is LBJ's Executive Order 11246. This altered the meaning of "affirmative action" from guaranteeing the equality of opportunity to bringing about an equality of "results." President Trump should convene with Ward Connerly and ask him to redefine "affirmative action" to mean exactly what its original author, JFK, intended it to mean. As for Yale and other Ivy League universities, it is an indictment of conservatives who have held executive power often in the past 50 years that they have not chopped federal funding for these bastions of progressive racism.

Listening to Ward Connerly on Racism

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Affirmative action became law and the fragmentation of America was upon us. The stage was set for today’s narrative that Connerly says is fueled “by racial paranoia, division and hatred.” Actually, the “division and hatred” are fueled by more than racial paranoia. They are fueled by gender paranoia, plus feminist paranoia, youth paranoia, every kind of group and subgroup paranoia that one can dream of. Connerly quotes Martin Luther King on how “being equal” feels: “Free at last! Free at last!” Yet Connerly is cautious. Connerly concludes, “Our national performance thus far hasn’t been encouraging.”

California Democrats Want to Bring Racial Preferences Back

John Fund, National Review

Golden State Democrats plan to use the two-thirds control they have in the legislature to push through a November ballot measure asking voters to end the ban on racial preferences. When Justice Sandra Day O’Connor provided the critical vote upholding the constitutionality of the University of Michigan’s racial preferences in 2003, she wrote that the Court expected that affirmative action would need to continue for only another quarter-century. Liberals in California’s one-party state are on an ideological crusade to continue a racial spoils system forever. They should realize how the issue could blow up in their face.

Fraud in Higher Education

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

This year's education scandal saw parents shelling out megabucks to gain college admittance for their children. More than 50 people were charged with participating in a scheme to get their children into colleges by cheating on entrance exams or bribing athletic coaches. As disgusting as this grossly dishonest behavior is, it is only the tiny tip of fraud in higher education. The falling standards witnessed at our primary and secondary levels are becoming increasingly the case at tertiary levels. The fact that unscrupulous parents paid millions for special favors from college administrators to enroll their children pales in comparison to the poor educational outcomes, not to mention the gross indoctrination of young people by leftist professors.

Disproportionalities: Whose Fault?

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

Liberals ignore decades of research that shoots down the idea that disparities prove discrimination. Moreover, if one carries the notion that disparities prove discrimination far enough, they'd look like true fools. According to a study conducted by Bond University in Australia, sharks are nine times likelier to attack and kill men than they are women. Despite the fact that men are 50% of the population, and so are women, men are struck by lightning six times as often as women. Of those killed by lightning, 82% are men. One can only wonder what social justice warriors would do about these and many other disproportionalities.

Is Mayor de Blasio an Anti-Asian Bigot?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

De Blasio now demands change: "We must be sure that the very best high schools are open to ... every kind of New Yorker." The student bodies at the elite public schools "need to look like New York City." Translation: We must have more Hispanic and black students, and if that means throwing out the entrance exam to cut the numbers of Asians and whites, throw out the exam. Soo Kim, president of the Stuyvesant alumni association, is having none of it: "Correct me if I'm wrong, but they're saying these schools are too Asian, so there must be something wrong. ... Am I the only one who looks at that and says, 'I don't understand how that's even legal.'"

Diversity Obsession

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

The bottom-line question for black parents and black people in general is: Which is better, a black student's being admitted to an elite college and winding up in the bottom of his class or flunking out or being admitted to a less prestigious college and performing just as well as his white peers and graduating? I would opt for the latter. You might ask, "Williams, but how will the nation's elite colleges fulfill their racial diversity needs?" My answer is that's their problem.

Good News: Attorney General Sessions Takes On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

David French, National Review

Affirmative action is indispensable to the scourge of identity politics; it cements into law the racist notion that the color of your skin matters more than the content of your character. It creates injustice for the purpose of curing injustice, and it mainly works to polarize an already divided nation. No one should be under any illusion that Sessions alone can end this destructive practice, but if his DOJ can punish the worst and deter the rest, he can at least start a process that is very long overdue.

The Chart The Racial Grievance Industry Won’t Talk About

Helen Raleigh, The Federalist

The latest data shows Asian men earned 117 percent as much as white men did. Similarly, Asian women out-earned all other racial groups. Yet we hear nothing about ‘Asian privilege’—and we shouldn’t.

Diversity Is Not Making College Students Any Brighter

Scott Greer, Daily Caller

The diversity obsession leads to a racial fixation that prizes students and teachers primarily on the color of their skin rather than their academic merit. No wonder why campus protesters feel like they can demand racial power at the expense of the student body as a whole.

California Republicans Seek New Blood

Byron Tau, Politico

Repubs. are hoping that a bitter education fight in CA will convince Asian Americans to give the party another chance. A vocal segment of the CA Asian community teamed with conservative activists to block a proposed constitutional amendment that would bring affirmative action back to public universities.

Gov’t ‘Study’: Conservatives Racist

College Fix Staff

A tax-funded “study” implies conservatives want to keep racial divides & are more racist than libs.