Harvard’s Incoming Class Isn’t White, and Trump’s Investigating
For the first time in history, the Ivy League school welcomes a freshman class that isn’t mostly white.
Coincidentally, the Department of Justice is looking into some affirmative action policies.
Harvard is the place to go if you dream of growing up to be a top-notch lawyer, a CEO, or maybe the President of the United States. And for most of it’s history, the institution maintains a predominantly white student body. But as Bob Dylan sang, Times, they are a changin’.
Recently, Harvard made a huge push to widen the diversity in the dorm rooms. And this change comes as the Trump Administration investigates affirmative action policies and how they shape college campuses.
As the Boston Globe reports:
The US Justice Department is preparing to redirect resources from its civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, The New York Times reported this week.
On Wednesday, the Trump administration said it had no broad plans to investigate whether college and university admissions programs discriminate against students based on race and that it was looking into a single complaint from a coalition of Asian-American groups filed in 2015. The coalition filed an administrative complaint against Harvard University, alleging that the school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas that shut out high-scoring Asians.
Universities are LOSING THEIR MINDS
Most colleges were caught off-guard by Trump’s interest in affirmative action. Now those in Wackademia are worried, as Trump looks into one of the Left’s sacred cows.
On Wednesday, several universities in Massachusetts defended their admissions practices and said they meet legal requirements. They stressed that building a campus of students from different races, places, and a variety of experiences was crucial to their academic mission.
“To become leaders in our diverse society, students must have the ability to work with people from different backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. Harvard remains committed to enrolling diverse classes of students,” said Rachael Dane, a spokeswoman for the university. “Harvard’s admissions process considers each applicant as a whole person, and we review many factors, consistent with the legal standards established by the US Supreme Court.”
Certainly diversity is a good thing. But doesn’t Harvard have a standard.
Last time I checked, all white kids can’t get into Harvard either.
Harvard accepts black students, but it should accept those who qualify. Instead Harvard “dumbs down” its admission standards for blacks.
And it gets worse.
Blatant reverse discrimination is practiced by the Left and their institutions. So, one student wrote of his frustration:
As a senior in political science at Cal State L.A., I applied for a summer congressional internship in Washington. To my dismay, I was informed by the director of the program at my school that I could not apply for the position because I was white. He apologetically explained to me that this internship was limited to members of minority groups. He refused to even accept my application.
My initial reaction was disbelief and anger. I couldn’t understand how a university in the ’90s could overtly tell a student that he is barred from submitting an application because of his skin color. Additionally, school officials informed me that my exclusion was not their policy. Thus, it was the policy of the Washington Center, which oversees the internship program.
I think it is important to note here that I’m not a skinhead, a radical right-wing conservative or a Rush Limbaugh fan. I’m simply a college student trying to get an education.
Now it has become a common practice for most top schools to seek minority recruits.
As the Boston Globe continues:
The University of Massachusetts Amherst, where the freshmen minority enrollment has climbed from 21 percent in 2010 to nearly 30 percent in 2016, has made greater efforts to recruit students from high schools in cities such as Springfield and Boston, said James Roche, the school’s associate provost of enrollment management.
At UMass Amherst a student’s race and ethnicity are part of the admissions process, but not the defining factor, Roche said.
The school stands by its admissions policy and doesn’t plan any changes based on the Justice Department’s stepped up interest in affirmative action, he said.
Again, fantastic if colleges and universities seek the best students. However, accepting minorities to make oneself feel better about “diversity” is idiotic.
Universities on Edge
Rightfully, colleges and universities, bastions of ignorance and Leftism are on notice. As it’s long overdue that these institutions be forced to live up to the insane ideologies they teach.
Moreover, what the universities hope happens is they can stay from under the microscope of staff makeup. Because, all over America minorities are under-represented in Academia for professorships and administrative jobs.
Let’s see how the Left handle being in the spotlight of affirmative action. Who knows; maybe colleges and universities will go back to simply teaching worthwhile subjects to the best students.