Illegal Racial Set-Asides (Still) in University Admissions

That’s what a Harvard researcher appears to have found, as reported by Inside Higher Ed here and further discussed by John Rosenberg here. That is, applicants who are members of favored racial groups compete only against one another, and not against students of other groups — which has been illegal at least since the Bakke decision in 1978. This is more evidence that universities cannot be trusted to give only limited consideration to race; it has to be taken off the table.

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
Film & TV

Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) first infantilizes its audience, then banalizes it, and, finally, controls it through marketing. This commercial strategy, geared toward adolescents of all ages, resembles the Democratic party’s political manipulation of black Americans, targeting that audience through its ... Read More