Richard Rider

Use brains, stay in California

— August 28, 2014 8:48 a.m.

UCSD = UC Seeking Diversity

Here's an article I wrote in early February on UC affirmative action efforts. There are stats there worth reviewing: "The 2014 California University Jew and Asian Student Admission Quota Act" by Richard Rider A misguided Associated Press "story" says: "In 1995, minority students accounted for 38 percent of high school graduates and 21 percent of those entering as University of California freshmen, Hernandez [a principal proponent of the bill] said. By 2004, they made up 45 percent of high school graduates but 18 percent of incoming UC freshmen, he said, adding the gap is growing." But go look at the official stats of the demographics of 2013 incoming UC freshman: (end of the table) So, what's the percentage of incoming freshmen who are white (INCLUDING the vague "other" category)? 28.1% -- well BELOW the percentage of whites in California (42.3%). And BTW, note that this table shows that the percentage of the selectively designated "oppressed" minority admissions is NOT shrinking -- it's remarkably level. The drop they ballyhoo is the ending in 1996 of the disastrous and discriminatory quota system that existed before we passed Prop 209 to make such discrimination illegal. This bill is not about countering white privilege. It's about setting up restrictive DE FACTO quotas for ASIANS -- which constitute a (supposedly evil) disproportionately high 36% of admissions vs. 14.9% of the CA population. Apparently these Asian kids "act white" FAR better than even WHITE kids act white! To make the numbers being used to justify the bill favorable, the affirmative action (not quotas, of course) sponsors made the Asians minority part of the "white" majority (which is not a majority). Ipso presto, discrimination abounds!! Such racist dishonesty is breathtaking -- until one realizes that, well, this IS California. It's okay to discriminate against Asians in the Golden State -- just as it was once acceptable to establish informal admission quotas on high-performing Jews at Ivy League colleges a century ago. ---- SAN DIEGO U-T BID TO UNDO BAN ON USING RACE AT SCHOOLS State Senate OKs putting affirmative action on ballot By Associated Press 12:01 a.m.Jan. 31, 2014 To read the article, go to the link:
— March 23, 2014 1:52 p.m.

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