[Marxism] The Economist: Poison Ivy-Affirmative Action for the Elite

John A Imani johnaimani2 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 4 17:25:47 MDT 2006


"...elite universities do everything in their power to admit the children of privilege. If they cannot get them in through the front door by relaxing their standards, then they smuggle them in through the back. No less than 60% of the places in elite universities are given to candidates who have some sort of extra "hook", from rich or alumni parents to "sporting prowess". The number of whites who benefit from this affirmative action is far greater than the number of blacks."

Poison Ivy
Sep 21st 2006
>From The Economist print edition

http://economist.com/world/na/displaystory.cfm?story_id=E1_SJQVRVR



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