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  1. chuck martel

    “Many of these “beneficiaries” of race-based admissions could have succeeded had they attended a college better matched to their level of preparation.”

    Racial preferences in anything are morally wrong but Gratz’s above statement is a myth based on the assumption that the knowledge imparted by a school like Harvard or Princeton is somehow more complex and difficult to grasp than its counterpart at New Mexico State, leading to the further assumption that a graduate of the former is necessarily better educated and smarter than one of the latter. There’s absolutely no empirical proof of such a thing. What she’s saying is that a minority high schooler that spent his class time passing notes to the girl across the aisle is more likely to succeed at Casper College than Northwestern. There’s no reason to believe he would flourish at either place.

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