Sunday, October 31, 2021

Lying To Get Ahead

Perhaps these students have learned their lessons well.  Great job, Fauxcahontas:

A survey from Intelligent found that 34 percent of white students who applied to colleges and universities falsely claimed they were a racial minority on their application. 

The publication found that 81 percent of students who faked minority status did so to improve their chances of getting accepted. Fifty percent of students who lied said they did it to get minority-focused financial aid. 

Most students, 48 percent, claimed to be Native American on their application. Thirteen percent falsely marked that they were Latino, while 10 percent falsely claimed to be Black. Nine percent of those surveyed lied that they were Asian or Pacific Islander. 

For the most part, Intelligent found, these white students tended to get away with their lies. About 3 in 4, or 77 percent, of white applicants who faked minority status on their applications were accepted to those colleges.

Henry Rogers, aka Ibram X. Kendi, lamented this in a recent tweet, now deleted.  Why would he delete the tweet?  

If being white is such a privilege, why would the students do this?  It sort of shuts down Rogers' entire world view.

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