Monday, August 26, 2013

The Sadism of Affirmative Action: A Case Study

The poor, unsuspecting--and profoundly mediocre--student, the "beneficiary" of an Africentric high school education, never stood a chance:
A counselor in the campus psychologist’s office urged him to scale back his academic ambitions. “Maybe he didn’t have to be the straight-A kid he’d been in high school anymore,” the counselor advised him. This “be content with mediocrity” message is hardly a recipe for future success, but it sums up the attitude that many a struggling affirmative-action “beneficiary” has adopted to get through college.

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