Apparently the Obama regime is trying to muscle colleges and universities to increase their race-based affirmative action quotas. As noted by Steve Sailer, “the Affirmative Action President wants, unsurprisingly, more Affirmative Action.” The NY Times reports:
“The Obama administration on Friday urged colleges and universities to get creative in improving racial diversity at their campuses, throwing out a Bush-era interpretation of recent Supreme Court rulings that limited affirmative action in admissions.”
This is part of Obama’s new election strategy. As reported by the NY Times last week, the Democratic Party is now openly abandoning working-class whites in favor of blacks and mestizos. In other words, give your new constituency more goodies (college admission handouts), while screwing over your old European-American constituency.
Unfortunately, college seats are a finite resource. For every affirmative action token, it means that a more qualified white person will be turned down. Furthermore, two recent studies show that lower-income whites already are the most discriminated against group in college admissions.
Thomas Espenshade and Alexandria Radford have found:
“When lower-class whites are matched with lower-class blacks and other non-whites the degree of the non-white advantage becomes astronomical: lower-class Asian applicants are seven times as likely to be accepted to the competitive private institutions as similarly qualified whites, lower-class Hispanic applicants eight times as likely, and lower-class blacks ten times as likely. These are enormous differences and reflect the fact that lower-class whites were rarely accepted to the private institutions Espenshade and Radford surveyed. Their diversity-enhancement value was obviously rated very low.”
And at the University of Wisconsin-Madison it gets even worse:
“(Madison, WI) Two studies released today by the Center for Equal Opportunity reveal severe discrimination based on race and ethnicity in undergraduate and law school admissions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with African Americans and Latinos given preference over whites and Asians.
The studies are based on data supplied by the schools themselves, some of which the university had refused to turn over until a lawsuit was filed by CEO and successfully taken all the way to the state supreme court.
The odds ratio favoring African Americans and Hispanics over whites was 576-to-1 and 504-to-1, respectively, using the SAT and class rank while controlling for other factors. Thus, the median composite SAT score for black admittees was 150 points lower than for whites and Asians, and the Latino median SAT score was 100 points lower. Using the ACT, the odds ratios climbed to 1330-to-1 and 1494-to-1, respectively, for African Americans and Hispanics over whites.”
So, what Obama is pursing cannot even fall under the rubric of “liberal justice,” but rather is only a naked use of power to aid in the dispossession of European Americans from the very institutions their ancestors built.