Not Affirmative Enough

“Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford and Christopher Avery of Harvard have been studying who are the high-potential high school students who don’t think about applying to, say, Stanford or Harvard.

These ignored students tend to be not the more fashionable ethnicities, because our society has been fixated upon recruiting blacks and Latinos for a half century now, but, typically, white boys in flyover states. The most disregarded students today are the same kind of people who got us to the moon in 1969.”

  • BillyHW
    • Alleena

      White male.

      • BillyHW

        Behind these men there was an army of women making delicious sandwiches. Credit where credit is due.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Good comeback!

    • DMB

      Now just imagine what a space program would look like with diversity!

      • BillyHW

        In the 1960s, if you were black, and if you were an astronaut, you were out of work.

  • canminuteman

    Unless they could get scholarships they wouldn’t be able to afford to go, so why bother applying?

  • Spatchcocked

    White guilt fostered by liberal sissies has skewed things so that we promote the obviously inferior .
    Look I’ll maybe give you George Washington Carver and Louis Armstrong but that’s it bro.
    And Eartha Kitt.
    The rest of you kindly fuck away from me.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    A niece, long since graduated, claimed to be Hispanic because two of her great-grandparents immigrated here from Argentina even though they were born in Europe.

    • Justin St.Denis

      She played her Geography Cards very well, in my humble estimation.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Harvard could close it’s doors tomorrow and make billions off its endowment. And they should.

    • canminuteman

      I suspect their endowment is the main reason for their, and many other universities entire reason for being. Like GM is a pension plan and healthcare plan that builds cars, universities are investment funds that provide overpriced crappy education on the side.

  • simus1

    I don’t think Harvard had much to contribute in winning the space race back then and would be contributing a lot less today. The Vietnam War was ramping up and talented native born American engineers were in great demand for military projects. That is why so many experienced Canadian and British aero engineers left adrift by the Avro Arrow cancellation were snapped up and had long successful careers with NASA and its big contractors.

  • Spatchcocked

    A meritocracy……is that so difficult to comprehend?

    My croakers have always been Jews or Chinese….cause the probabilities are apparent that they won’t saw off my dick in error when I’m in for haemorrhoid surgery.