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President Trump goes after universities’ racially-discriminatory ‘Affirmative Action’ admissions policy

Reason No. __ why I love President Trump.

Although Affirmative Action is supposed to right historical wrongs of racial discrimination, the policy in action has devolved into one of racial quotas that benefit often-unqualified “minority” applicants, to the disadvantage of qualified “whites”.

Incredibly, the Supreme Court last year, in Fisher v. University of Texas, ruled 4-3 that race-based admissions are constitutional.

Now, President Trump means to do something about this injustice.

According to Charlie Savage of the New York Times, August 1, 2017:

The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.

The document, an internal announcement to the civil rights division, seeks current lawyers interested in working for a new project on ‘investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions.’

The announcement suggests that the project will be run out of the division’s front office, where the Trump administration’s political appointees work, rather than its Educational Opportunities Section, which is run by career civil servants and normally handles work involving schools and universities.

The document does not explicitly identify whom the Justice Department considers at risk of discrimination because of affirmative action admissions policies. But the phrasing it uses, ‘intentional race-based discrimination,’ cuts to the heart of programs designed to bring more minority students to university campuses.

Supporters and critics of the project said it was clearly targeting admissions programs that can give members of generally disadvantaged groups, like black and Latino students, an edge over other applicants with comparable or higher test scores.

It is not just qualified whites who are discriminated against by U.S. universities’ Affirmative Action racial quota policies, nor are blacks and Latinos the only applicants who are unjustly favored.

According to a well-sourced and -researched article by Ron Unz, “The Myth of American Meritocracy,” in The American Conservative:

  • Jews are disproportionately admitted to elite Ivy League universities, far above their percentage in U.S. population and despite a a sharp decline in U.S. Jewish achievement in the last 10 years. In fact, Unz asserts the oft-cited claim that Jews’ average IQ is 10-15 points higher than the overall population is a myth.
  • In contrast, although there has been a sharp rise in Asian American achievement in merit-based indicators, such as National Merit Scholars, that achievement is not reflected in their admission to East coast Ivy League universities like Harvard/Yale, which point to an anti-Asian admissions quota.
  • But there’s a group who are even more discriminated against than Asians: non-Jewish whites are the most under-represented group of all.

A quote from Unz’s article:

“based on factors of objective academic performance and population size, we would expect Asians to outnumber Jews by perhaps five to one at our top national universities; instead, the total Jewish numbers across the Ivy League are actually 40 percent higher. This implies that Jewish enrollment is roughly 600 percent greater relative to Asians than should be expected under a strictly meritocratic admissions system…. The key factor is that although Jewish academic achievement has apparently plummeted in recent decades, non-Jewish whites seem to have remained relatively unchanged in their performance, which might be expected in such a large and diverse population….

Based on reported statistics, Jews approximately match or even outnumber non-Jewish whites at Harvard and most of the other Ivy League schools, which seems wildly disproportionate. Indeed, the official statistics indicate that non-Jewish whites at Harvard are America’s most under-represented population group, enrolled at a much lower fraction of their national population than blacks or Hispanics, despite having far higher academic test scores…. Asians appear under-represented relative to Jews by a factor of seven, while non-Jewish whites are by far the most under-represented group of all, despite any benefits they might receive from athletic, legacy, or geographical distribution factors. The rest of the Ivy League tends to follow a similar pattern, with the overall Jewish ratio being 381 percent, the Asian figure at 62 percent, and the ratio for non-Jewish whites a low 35 percent, all relative to their number of high-ability college-age students….

In the three decades since I graduated Harvard, the presence of white Gentiles has dropped by as much as 70 percent, despite no remotely comparable decline in the relative size or academic performance of that population; meanwhile, the percentage of Jewish students has actually increased. This period certainly saw a very rapid rise in the number of Asian, Hispanic, and foreign students, as well as some increase in blacks. But it seems rather odd that all of these other gains would have come at the expense of whites of Christian background, and none at the expense of Jews.

Given university admissions policies’ systematic discrimination against qualified Asians, it’s a mystery why so many American Asians are Democrats. Asians, like whites, have the lowest crime rates, and should be natural conservatives.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su6001a14.htm

Please pray for President Trump!

~Eowyn

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21 responses to “President Trump goes after universities’ racially-discriminatory ‘Affirmative Action’ admissions policy

  1. Good for him. This would be the perfect time to change the system where everyone takes the same test, names, sex, age, race and address and finanacial standing cannot be used initially. Everyone calls in for anonymous number and that is the only ID and results are put in a universal website accessed by password.
    The way things have been done with AA have dropped us in education standing from around the world. We are no longer the top choice for schools like we were,

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  2. Affirmative action was created to gain voters, just because you came from who knows where or what color skin you had, with no education and skills you had to be employed as a means to obtain grants that were used for ways to enrich the politicians pockets.

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  3. End Affirmative Action! Get an education so you can open your doors, and you will find the doors already open waiting for you to come in.

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  4. There is great wisdom in the plea . . . . . please pray for President Trump! Finally, we have a super hero who is going to start to dismantle this skewed system of college admissions which has been in place for several decades now.

    Let me ask you . . . if you start out with inferior lumber, and building materials when building a house, let us say, no matter how much skill is brought to bare in the construction of this particular house . . . will you end up with a superior outcome? I do not believe so! The same logic can be applied to reserving spaces in the top Ivy League schools for “certain” persons of “color and/or religious persuasion.” If these same individuals, who literally test lower on achievement tests are given the opportunity to benefit from what can only be said to be finite spaces in any of these schools . . . . . will you produce a more learned, a more spectacular base of graduates than if you push through individuals based on their “personal pre-university performance” regardless of the fact that they may be a very high functioning white person. For three to four decades there has been a war against “white” students, wherein spaces went to blacks, Hispanics, Jews, etc. in order to redress some perceived discrimination against them at some previous point in time. EVERYONE is free to knock themselves out in studying, and bringing all the wit and will they can muster to achieving excellence in their personal education. Who wants a doctor who graduated from a prestigious school just because he/she was a “set aside” student? Not me . . . I want the doctor, lawyer, fireman, etc who knocked himself out to excel. If I have to pay money for the services of educated people, then I want them to be a stellar student in and of themselves. I want them to be the brightest and the best person for the job. The system that is currently in place SHOULD tell people to shun those who have graduated from the Ivy League schools, if the basis of their graduation is that they were given the opportunity that someone else who was truly superior to them was denied based on the fact that they had white skin.

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    • God Bless our dear President, Donald J Trump . . . he really does try to install excellence in all that he does. This is a magnificent undertaking, and I am sure it will raise the ire of any number of the “usual suspects.”

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    • Wow! Great reply. Should be published and shared country-wide!
      “…will you produce a more learned, a more spectacular base of graduates”?
      No. You will produce (at best, in most cases) a more diverse base of graduates, which is the goal of the Left. Their goal is not to produce exceptional individuals, but rather the opposite: to produce a group of un-exceptional graduates among whom none is superior. We can then call them all “equal”, all then deserving equal (not merely opportunity for) jobs and equal pay for those jobs, regardless of performance there upon, or even the ability to perform those jobs. It’s socialism, pure and simple.
      And after we have our house “built upon sand”, we’re then encouraged to look to the federal gov’t to bail us out, which creates endebtedness to it. That’s the MO of the left: instead of getting things done right the first time, just throw more money at those in charge to get them fixed again and again. The whole medical coverage problem is a huge example… pay docs, hospitals, drug co’s and insurance whatever they demand, out of taxes, rather than investigate the current pricing and outcome schemes.

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  5. Bravo! Now he start working on all the ways white gentiles are being
    exterminated around the globe.

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  6. My beloved President Trump is here by DIVINE INTERVENSION, GOOD AGAINST EVIL, GOD has sent him to undo the wrong that others did and others did not dare do because they answer to a worldly power instead. GOD SAVE PRESIDENT TRUMP, ALLOW HIM TO COMPLETE HIS MISSION.

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  7. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Good news.

    kommonsentsjane

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  8. Stephen T. McCarthy

    It’s about time! Affirmative Action has been a disaster for everyone, including those it was supposedly meant to help.

    We need to get back to the idea that you must earn what you get. This Millennial concept of “participation trophies” and the even older idea of race-based handouts has become a scourge in our nation and only fosters resentments all around.

    I haven’t approved of everything President Trump has done, but by and large, I’m pleased, and right now he even seems to be suddenly picking up the pace. Me likey!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    (link:] Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends

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  9. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this tremendous and enlightening post. We must all continue to pray for President Trump and his administration, most especially in view of the utterly vicious, dishonest and spurious actions of the Left/Democrats towards him, fueled by their hatred, jealousy and envy.

    Because of my past profession, I cannot emphasize enough the expectation that justice must be blind and unbiased; in any other form, it is not justice at all, but tyranny. Affirmative action is tyranny, because IT HAS AN AGENDA before anything else and thus, it is not worthy to impinge upon any citizen of this country. People are hurt in many ways by it, including but not limited to Asian people and Christians, et al., as this post sets forth.

    Thank you President Trump for your integrity and understanding, in taking care of the matter of affirmative action.

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  11. Thanks again Dr Eowyn, for another great post,..

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  12. I hardly know where to begin with “Affirmative Action”. The product is often someone who majored in “Ebonics” and confuses the word “ask” with woodsman tools.

    This is how we get these “professors” that think white folk shouldn’t be allowed on the campuses they built. This has been every bit as stunning a success as the HUD housing or the welfare program in general.

    There has never been a shortage of willingness to lend a helping hand, only an absence of will on the recipient’s part to work toward improvement. When this is coupled with the “quotas”, it becomes another burden on those who provide employment.

    It seems that, when faced with the choice of prison or work, many choose prison. We need to rethink our options.

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  13. Nothing wrong with getting back to the brightest and best obtaining stellar education. We have seen evidence and proof, you don’t have to be rich to be smart.
    It is all about what you decide to do with your lives. No one owes you an education you didn’t work hard to obtain.
    Anything worth having is worth working for.
    It is time to reprogram all these snowflakes and those that think the world owes them.

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  14. Disadvantaged groups? Is the author insane along with the fuzzy thinkers in academia? Does he truly believe that Asians, who weren’t allowed into the USA and denied citizenship were privileged? Does he believe that the many white immigrants that came over in steerage and lived in the worst slums were privileged? I am sure all those Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Jews and other white immigrants were members of the Union League.

    I’d like to know what opportunities were denied to blacks in the past 40 years? Why they benefit from a 200 plus bonus for skin color.

    If anyone can explain why Obama’s daughters deserve priority over a coal miner’s son from West Virgina, the son of a Korean who runs a dry cleaner, or the daughter of a taxi driver in Boston should make their opinions known.

    I for one have read the 14th amendment many times and do not understand how the scales in public life can tolerate such bias and racism.

    Trump has demonstrated unusual courage and I will support him in any way I can. I am also waiting for the heads of the usual suspects to blow up. I love the rage of racists and bigots when they are exposed.

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  15. Great news! And I hope POTUS gets to see your excellent detailed description of the AA realities vs. the “politically correct” version.

    Other great news per a Breitbart headline:

    –8/2/17: “Donald Trump Unveils Merit Based Immigration Reform”:
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/02/donad-trump-unveils-merit-based-immigration-reform/
    President Donald Trump today joined with two GOP Senators to introduce his merit-based immigration reform, which is designed to help millions of Americans hurt by the nation’s current cheap-labor immigration policies. The RAISE Act…

    –US Dept. of Labor is seeking advisors:
    “Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion”:
    https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship/task-force.htm
    U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is inviting interested persons to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. The creation of the Task Force is a key step in implementing President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order to expand apprenticeships.

    I only saw the latter yesterday & the deadline is 8/8/17.

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  16. Eastside School

    You mention “non-Jewish whites”. That’s impossible. Jews are not white.

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