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The New York Times has an editorial that tries to re-frame Affirmative Action from a race-based policy into an economic class-based policy. The fact that... percentage-wise... there are more black and Latinos in the "poverty" income range would just be a happy coincidence for those who wish to continue supporting the racial wolf in new sheep's clothing.
The title of a recent paper by Roland G. Fryer Jr., a Harvard economist, summarizes the trends: “Racial inequality in the 21st century: The declining significance of discrimination.”
Racial gaps remain large enough that colleges would struggle to recruit as many black and Latino students without explicitly taking race into account. But some experts, like Mr. Kahlenberg, think they could come close. To do so, they would need to consider not just income, but also wealth, family structure and neighborhood poverty. Those factors disproportionately afflict black and Latino students — and hold back children from life’s starting line.
Mr. Kahlenberg argues that wealth is especially defensible, because it can capture discrimination’s intergenerational effects. Some universities in states where racial preferences are banned, including California, have begun taking small steps to consider class more fully. [more]So, now the social engineering programs that destroyed the black family and led to endemic government dependency, educational failure, and a sociopathic sub-culture needs to have a "tweek" so that it can continue. Good thinking!
Dr. Mark Perry, economist, highlighted some additional superior thinking on the part of the Florida Board of Education:
"The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race.
On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent. ...
[Dr. Perry comments] Call me cynical, but I somehow think that Mr. Lopez, Ms. Robinson, and the black and Hispanic parents calling Florida’s new academic double-standards “racist” would probably all support race-based preferences/profiling in college admissions? But what’s the difference? Aren’t race-based preferences and double standards, aka affirmative action, for college admissions, just as “racist” as race-based double standards for academic outcomes for math and reading proficiencies for elementary and high school students?" [read more]Don't you think that deserves a graphic? Just so you understand, the Florida Board of Education has said that this is what success looks like... by race:
It looks as if the argument is that, if you are black or Latino, you are deficient because you are deprived so we'll accommodate that "deprivation deficiency" to the next level where... unless something is done to adjust "success" measures leading to graduation... the likelihood of success decreases dramatically.
However, if you are Asian or white and have the misfortune to be poor... well, suck it up!
The fact that this issue is still before the Supreme Court almost 50 years after the "solution" was implemented by Lyndon B. Johnson says a lot about the "solution." In fact, one might also conclude that the very people who put together these programs with the expectation that blacks and Latinos cannot compete with whites and Asians... are the real racists.