Color and Money: How Rich White Kids Are Winning the War by Peter G. Schmidt

By Peter G. Schmidt

What is the true tale at the back of the struggle over affirmative motion in university admissions? Veteran journalist Peter Schmidt unearths truths that might outrage readers and without end remodel the talk.

His booklet exposes the hidden agendas of each side, revealing how:

* The conservative competition to affirmative motion preaches equality in collage admissions, but guts courses that aid bad youngsters get within the operating.

* the better schooling institution feeds lies to the federal courts and the general public concerning the merits of affirmative motion, and makes an attempt to squelch any speak about how selective faculties' favoritism towards the privileged undermines professed commitments to range.

* Affirmative motion has advanced from a way of bringing approximately social justice right into a software schools cynically use to promote themselves and allure company help.

* reduce and center type scholars of all races are being misplaced within the affirmative motion fight.

The underlying premise is that affirmative motion is a band reduction used to conceal a really deep wound that neither facet of the talk has a lot curiosity in treating any time quickly. the true winners within the battle over collage affirmative motion are wealthy white young ones, whose spot at the within song is safe irrespective of which part comes out on most sensible. the genuine losers are African- American, Hispanic, and Asian-American young ones, who proceed to have the deck stacked opposed to them, and people invaluable white children who lack money and connections and locate their futures sacrificed by way of faculties for "diversity" and the almighty greenback.

Unafraid to polish a harsh mild on faculties akin to Harvard, the college of Michigan, Princeton, and the collage of California, this can be a startling and courageous e-book that might encourage a countrywide discussion on category, race, and education.

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23 Most elite private colleges, which had not even been all that enthusiastic about taking in Catholics, saw putting a lid on Jewish enrollments as a matter of survival. Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and Columbia were among the institutions that adopted quotas limiting how many Jews they would admit. It is amazing how many common features of today’s college admissions processes arose or gained currency for the sake of restricting Jewish enrollments. The idea of using subjective admissions considerations to ensure a diverse student body was a reaction to the realization that objective admissions criteria had opened doors to a Jewish influx.

Ellen Brantlinger, a professor of curriculum and instruction at Indiana University in Bloomington and author of Dividing Classes: How the Middle Crossing Eight Mile 43 Class Rationalizes School Advantage, spent weeks interviewing 20 white, middle-class mothers in an unnamed Midwestern college town. ) Her research subjects included five public school teachers, four college professors, and four administrators at agencies that provided social services. She describes most as being “esteemed as the most intelligent, liberal, well-meaning people in society,” yet found that they readily abandoned their liberal ideals when sticking to them meant putting their own children in classrooms alongside those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

28 In a series of widely read magazine articles seizing upon Jefferson’s words, Conant said the nation needed to reject the leadership of its largely hereditary upper class and instead create an elite based on intellectual merit, its members coming from all classes and all regions but sharing a commitment to the common good. In a world that had watched rebellions against the old order give birth to communism and fascism, Conant argued that America could walk a better path by promoting social mobility.

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