During Obama’s recent speech in Austin, he laments that not enough non-whites are graduating from college:
[O]ver half our minority students don’t earn a degree even after six years.
And then prattles on about “lifting graduation rates.”
What exactly does this mean? How does he intend to “lift graduation rates” of minorities? By lowering standards? If these people are not graduating in six years, then there is probably some greater problem where standards will have to be lowered. Does Obama intend to divert resources away from whites to non-whites to improve non-whites’ chances of graduating? Does he plan to follow his plan for the financial sector (fire whites and replace them white minorities) via a new affirmative action initiative?
What Obama fails to mention in his speech, however, is that lower-income European Americans (poor whites) are now the most discriminated against group of people in college admissions. As recently noted by Russell K. Nieli:
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.
In other words, poor whites much less likely to be admitted to college than poor Asians, blacks or mestizos – even if the poor whites have higher test scores. And mass immigration only makes it worse for European Americans, as “disparate impact” quotas will reduce the available seats for whites as the non-white immigrant population increases.
Thus, since Obama is about “fairness” and “opportunity” and all that, what will he do to “lift the admission rates” of poor whites?