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Abigail Fisher, The Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon Of Average White Women, Loses

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Half-empty bottle of backwashed room temperature Aquafina Abigail Fisher finally (!) lost her years-long bid to have the Supreme Court recognize her hawkish and pandemic averageness as fucking special.

From The Huffington Post:

In a victory for diversity in higher education, a hamstrung Supreme Court narrowly upheld the affirmative action program at the University of Texas at Austin, effectively allowing the school to keep using race as one of many factors in its admissions process.

Justice Anthony Kennedy — joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor — ruled for a 4-3 majority that the university program does not violate the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws.

“The Court’s affirmance of the University’s admissions policy today does not necessarily mean the University may rely on that same policy without refinement,” Kennedy wrote. “It is the University’s ongoing obligation to engage in constant deliberation and continued reflection regarding its admissions policies.”

This decision is a major blow to 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier-ass White people who wish to be treated like Maseratis. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with being a White person. (Hi White people reading this!) Or even being an average White person. Most people — Black, White, Kappa, etc — are average people. Because math. But there is something particularly and specifically American wrong with reflexively assuming that the reason why your second Wednesday in March-ass ass was passed over was because you happen to be a White woman. And then being so hurt by this fabricated wrong that you take your regifted bottle of three-year-old Almaden Heritage-ass ass to the Supreme Court.

That said, Fisher still actually wins. Because while Affirmative Action lives to see another day, the people who’ve benefited most from it are…White women.  So she can rest easy knowing that there will always be a place for her aggressively average-ass ass to land comfortably and prosperously. Because America.

Damon Young

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  • kingpinenut

    What a blessed day!!! Pillsbury people BE GONE!

  • What’s messed up is that some closet racist is now going to give her a better job than most of us will ever have just because she stood up for whiteness.

    • kingpinenut

      They got to keep the weakest link in the game…

    • jovent

      The fact is you only got your job because you’re black.

      The fact is blacks need affirmative action because they can’t compete
      in 1st world societies without. Blacks have the lowest IQ of all races
      and people. Affirmative action doesn’t apply to non blacks.

      First of all, it has become a fetish on campuses that the student
      body reflect the racial composition of the nation. Up to twelve percent
      of students must therefore be black, and colleges are desperate for
      black students who can do the work.Unfortunately, there are not many. Just as the average black IQ score
      is 85, the average black combined score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test
      is 200 points lower than the white average. The difference in scores is
      particularly great in the higher ranges.

      • Me and that free Master’s degree… Umm, tell your brethren that I’ll just take cash next time instead of working by hiney off because this ish BLOWS.

      • JohnnyGoode

        someone pass the fries because this guy is doling out free salt

      • I smell poor white trash. Is that a new fragrance?

      • arosskopf

        No recognition at all of the conditions, particulary in Texass, that make it so hard for black kids to get a leg up. Differences in discipline, police stops, nutrition, health care, fake cops and prosecutors. This makes your level playing field a complete bullshit story. We have a great deal to answer for, and the sins of the fathers fall on the children. Your assumptions and data are blind without real analysis.
        Thank goodness we have courts.

        • PinkRose

          You’d be amazed at how complicit Blacks are, in Texas, to making it hard for Black kids to succeed.

        • demz taters

          ^^^this

        • be kind

          Well….. courts that sometimes get it right, anyway.

      • Snarky Johnson

        Interesting….since white women benefit from Affirmative Action more than any other demographic.

        Please…abort yourself.

        • MD

          ^^^FACTS

      • Preying Mantis

        Who left the cottage cheese out?

      • Sounds like somebody mad they got beat for that promotion.

      • Grace Ann

        Jovent- What you’re saying is stupid and false. You are parroting “The Bell Curve” by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray. Their arguments have been destroyed in a number of places, but my favorite is “The Mismeasure of Man” by Stephen J. Gould. Read that and then come back and continue to defend your racist idiocy. (FYI I am an average white woman and, for the record, my IQ is higher than yours, asshole.)

      • askancegaze

        Keep copying and pasting talking points from Stormfront. Funnily enough, Asians outperform whites on IQ tests. So, why are they not the dominant makeup in Baxter and Baxter- whiteboy club law firms or given top positions in fields other than technology jobs if racial dominance is clearly about intellectual prowess? Because of white supremacy. White’s mediocre is the standard for all and supersedes all other people’s efforts

    • jovent

      she stood up for what is right. Whites and Asians have to be much better on average to get into these schools. That’s why Ms Fischer was denied. If she was black with those SAT scores she would’ve been admitted.

      The University of California at Berkeley requires whites and Asians
      to have at least a 3.7 grade point average even to be considered for
      admission. Blacks and Hispanics with much lower grades are automatically
      admitted, so long as they meet minimum requirements. Roughly one fifth
      of the applicants to Berkeley who are rejected have nearly perfect, 4.0
      averages. In 1999, that was 2,500 people, none of whom was black. Once
      they are in, can it be a surprise that unqualified blacks fail to
      graduate? Seventy-three percent of all blacks admitted to Berkeley drop
      out, while only 33% of whites and Asians do. This is not considered a
      waste of taxpayers’ money.

      • Ess Tee

        Ooooo. Look at you naming checking Asians. (Y’all racist azzes love to shield yourselves behind Asians because Model Minority without realizing that you’re extending your racism and biases in that direction as well.)

        If you actually knew the details of Mediocre Abby’s case, you’d know that even in the second tier admissions program she applied to, her azz still didn’t get in…while 42 White students did (along with five Black students and one Latino student). But tell me again how Mediocre Abby was “robbed” of her rightful White spot?

        • ChokeOnThisTea

          Slay.

          • ByAnyOtherName

            Good points, Jovent … Very well written …. Unless, of course, you happened to plagiarize it, word for word, from “Paved With Good Intentions,” written by white separatist / nationalist Jared Taylor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Taylor

            A polite and highly educated racist is Mr. Taylor — but a textbook racist nonetheless.

            And if you ARE Mr. Taylor — well, I guess you didn’t plagiarize it. Fine work, kid.

            • Mortal Man

              BWAHAHAHAHA

            • VioletFem

              You deserve a medal for figuring this out.

            • Amazonian Midget

              Check and mate.

            • askancegaze

              LMFAO! Copy and paste, white supremacists. Copy and paste.

            • Mary Burrell

              Jared. Taylor is an example that all racist don’t chew tobacco and wearing a gimme cap named Bubba. They also wear button down Oxford shirts and khakis and loafers and are college educated.

              • Mochasister

                The clean cut ones that speak standard English are the ones that concern me the most. They can grade you down on an important assignment because Blacks can’t do high quality work. Or the loan officer who denies Blacks loans because Blacks don’t pay their bills or deserve to be in certain neighborhoods. Police officers…well, I don’t think I need to say any more. Bubba in the F150 truck with the Confederate flag sticker and tobacy sauce running down his beard is what white Americans think a typical racist looks like. Many white people don’t fit that stereotype so they don’t think they’re racist. They don’t think about the “kinder, gentler” racism that’s more pervasive than the Bubble racism.

                • grownandsexy2

                  Clean cut, 3 piece suit wearing, stiff upper lip, mofo’s are lethal.

                  • Mochasister

                    Yes, they are. Bubba’s power only extends so far. The clean cut ones’ power is farther reaching.

            • Mary Burrell

              Good looking out ??

            • Mary Burrell

              Thanks for exposing the maggot troll.

            • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

              Thank you for exposing that white racist troll.

            • rlauren90

              PLUS it’s not even true, that excerpt. Wish it was. I got denied by two UC schools. My grades were above 3.7. SO ANYWAY.

            • Guest

              He even changed the date from 1989 to 1999. Now that is histerycal!!!

        • Lea Thrace
            • brothaskeeper

              I just like to watch RiRi jump up and down (don’t judge me).

              • Jennifer

                I expect nothing less.

              • Mochasister

                But I am judging you.

                • brothaskeeper
                  • Mochasister

                    Um hmm. Where’s Mrs. Brothaskeeper? I hope she catches you watching miss thang jiggle and forces you to watch a marathon of chick flicks with her!

                    • brothaskeeper

                      Don’t you put that evil on me, Ricky Bobby!

                    • Mochasister

                      Tee hee! Lol! I will and do put it on you! As a matter of fact I have quite the selection of chick flicks that I would be more than happy to share with the Mrs. I even have chick flicks in foreign languages filled with obscure symbolism that you and the Mrs. can discuss for days. There’s one movie that is particularly haunting; it has the cry of a whale as a motif in it. Oh what bonding you and the Mrs. can do. And not even Black baby Jesus will be able to save you (cue wicked Grinch smile)!

                    • brothaskeeper

                      *Skrshkshhhhsksrshkkkkkkshhhhhhhh* you’re breaking up *sssssssskkkkkkrskkkhhhhhshhhhkkkkkskrskkkkkhhhhhh*

                    • Mochasister

                      Um hmm. Breaking up nothing! I got my list right chere!

                    • lkeke35

                      Awww! That’s just evil. ????
                      I’m a woman and I couldn’t take that level of punishment without throwing at least one ninja, or some Godzilla or somethin’, up in there.

                    • Mochasister

                      Naw, mayne! These men got to learn! No mercy! Lol!

        • Mochasister

          I guess Asians are now white. Kind of like how the Irish and the Italians now have their white card.

          • Guest

            You notice that too huh!? Isn’t it hilarious!!!

            • Mochasister

              Yes, isn’t it? The next group will be Latinos. Light skinned mestizos and the ones who identify as white Hispanics.

        • jovent

          1) We highlight Asians because Asians and whites are intellectually superior to blacks on average. That’s why those groups have built 1st world societies that everybody wants to live in. And most Asians hate blacks.

          2) if Abby is mediocre than what are blacks? Abby got 1180 on her SATs. The average black SAT score is 800. So she is 380 points above the national black average.

      • Mortal Man

        The 6 year grad rate for Blacks at Berkeley is 74%. If blacks were dropping out at the rates you are arguing, this number would be MUCH lower.

        • Ronald Moss

          This… #BlackatCal

        • jovent

          The average black sat score in America is around 800. Abby sat score was 1180. So do the math. She’s 380 points higher than the average black sat score. So if she’s average, what are black people?

          • JoeNCA

            SAT scores have a race?

      • Mortal Man

        You want to read my comment down thread and reply? Or are you going to keep running from me?

        • Ess Tee

          He’s gon’ keep running. When presented with facts, he clams up and starts on some other tangent elsewhere in the comments.

          • Mortal Man

            Given that he’s using Disqus, I know he saw me too. Coward.

            “Omar comin’.”

      • Arlene

        Nope. She had a 3.59 GPA and 1180 SAT and wasn’t in the top 10 per cent of her class. If she had been in the top 10 she would have been admitted regardless of her SAT. 47 kids were admitted with scores lower than hers. 42 of them were white. 167 blacks were denied admission who had scores higher than hers. http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/it-seems-mediocre-grades-not-ethnicity-kept-abigail-fisher-out-of-ut-austin-7122125

      • Ronald Moss

        As a Black male alumni and current graduate student at UC, Berkeley I call bullshit. The system of oppression that is college athletics, and the inflated drop out numbers for African American athletes, who should have never been put in such untenable circumstances, does not reflect of the hard work of students such as myself, and all of the other Black at Cal alumni, who have honored themselves, and their families, by excelling in an unfriendly and emotionally hostile PWI academic environment. And, for the record, I was not an athlete, my admission GPA as a community college transfer was 3.93, and I graduated with high honors, as did most of the brothers and sisters that I know. FOH

        • Furious Styles

          Sonned him. Go Bears!

      • NomadaNare

        First off all of your statistics are wrong or out of date

        The middle 50% of ALL students made between a 3.78-4.00 in high school The mean 50% of transfer students made between a 3.63-4.00 in their previous institutions Since black students make up less than 4% of the entire Berkeley population (meaning they made up 4% of the sum of all entering classes between 2008 and 2012) there is no possible way a white or asian student did not enter Berkeley with below a 3.7 GPA

        In addition the NCAA puts black student graduation rate at 70% in 2005 and the Black Student Union at Berkeley puts that rate at 77% in 2012

        Given that total student graduation rate is about 90% in 2012 this means that for every 100 students admitted about 10 do not graduate and for every 100 black students admitted about 23 do not graduate

        Given that black students are more likely

        to come from families with lower incomes and have less access to wealth
        to come from secondary educational institutions that have been abandoned by the state
        to be subjected to state sponsored violence from the police
        to be exposed to ineffective healthcare
        to be meaningfully discriminated against while at Berkeley

        I would say it was a pretty good use of tax payers money and under these circumstances I would expect significantly more students to never finish at Berkeley

      • We graduate from places much more harsh than college BEFORE we even apply. Get to college and much less support across the board. You’re missing us with these numbers. Everything in country (often taken from others) has been laid at your feet for you to Manifest Destiny. Stop hating when people shoot for the stars. You were born on the moon.

    • Val

      I call it the Paula Deen effect. Whenever a White person attempts to or does something racist then other White racists show their support by enriching them financially.

      How much money did they give Zimmerman? How much money did the cop who murdered Mike Brown get?

      • arosskopf

        That’s because contradiction is oppression in that world.

      • Paul

        Don’t forget Mark Furhman still gets regular work on Fox News and who knows where else (actually don’t tell me, I can pretty much guess where he is invited to speak).

        • Momofuku O’Murphy

          I just watched his Oprah interview

        • Nik White

          No flippin way!

      • Mary Burrell

        Maybe they will start a go fund me in her name.

        • Val

          I wouldn’t be surprised if they did, Mary.

      • Blueberry01

        …why in the h e l l is Donald Trump the presumptive nominee?

        • Val

          Er..um..because of these types of people?

          • Blueberry01

            Lol, yeah, I was adding to the other questions that you posed.

          • Greg Cobb

            I was in agreement until this. What types? I hate politics. I hate racism. I hate stereotypes. I loved the article. But the USA has been going in the wrong direction for years. Our own president doesn’t have the balls to use the word “radical” when it is appropriate. Our administration are a group of old, ball-less f-tards who can’t find their way home. If anyone doesn’t believe that we should focus on people who are in the US legally, who need help, who “qualify” for gov’t resources, then there is at least part of the problem. I don’t vote white/black. I don’t think white/black. I think right or wrong. I laugh at it all. F it all. :)

    • Multi-Hundredaire

      From what I recall, she already had a blazin’ @$$ job before this lame @$$ lawsuit was even launched. She just still mad.

      • Okay, that;s just inexplicable Whiteness.

        • Multi-Hundredaire

          Pure pasty hate. She’s like a business analyst for VMWare. So a decent chunk o change.

          • Mochasister

            Anyone else would have sacked up their disappointment and been grateful for the opportunity to even go to a university. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t the one she wanted but at least she got to go, graduate, and get a good paying job. That’s not bad for a Cabbage Patch kid.

            • Nik White

              She could have just written a book and done talk shows but now she done shamed herself.

              • Mochasister

                Trust and believe she is not shamed with her fellow whites. If anything she’s probably seen as a victim of liberals. They probably see her as heroic for taking on the “unfair” and “racist” policy of affirmative action. She’ll still write her book and appear on talk shows after laying low for a while. By then she’ll be a strong, brave, and gutsy woman who stood down the low performing nigras and illegal Mexicans who unfairly took away her rightful spot at UT.

      • Jennifer

        Yup. She graduated from LSU and works in finance. She’s fine.

      • LMNOP

        So she’d just been nursing this grudge for years about that one time when people didn’t fall over themselves in awe of her averageness. And then once she has some extra money, (because her life is just fine, and discrimination almost always works in her favor) instead of getting a new car or taking a vacation, she’s like “FINALLY! I can afford a ridiculous lawsuit!”

        • Multi-Hundredaire

          Well, she actually actually had a group that financed her pursuit of mediocrity. -_-

    • lib1

      Sad but true.

    • marecek21

      Not a closet racist, rather Faux Noose.

    • PinkRose

      Depends on how you define “better”. By my definition, she’ll never have a “better” job than me (or thousands of other Black folks I know) because she’ll never be smart enough to do what I do for a living.

      • You know how many White people I know that aren’t smart enough to do the simple job that they already have? Being smart isn’t the necessity for White life like it is for minorities.

        • PinkRose

          True. And we can either focus on that and be salty, or keep it moving in excellence. Our excellence has nothing to do with THEIR mediocrity.

          • This is very true.

          • It never has. Except the constant comparisons make it seem like it should.

          • Mary Burrell

            Well said ??

        • Mochasister

          It sure isn’t.

        • Blueberry01

          PREACH!

  • Mortal Man

    My Civics-teacher a$$ gonna need to read the whole decision. The “without refinement” part makes me suspicious the Supreme Court left a opening left for opponents of affirmative action.

  • NomadaNare

    The very fact that a white student had the resources to bring the challenge all the way to the SCOTUS (while still getting a degree from LSU probably on the family dime) is the very reason AA is still needed

    • Jacqueline

      She was being supported by a conservative group that has been trying to end Affirmative Action for some time. They are paying the bills. She just had to show up with that sad sack face and be the face of oppression. LOL

      • Jennifer

        Sad sack face indeed. Mission accomplished.

        • Jacqueline

          LOL

      • La’Marisa-Andrea

        They should take note of what happened in Ca but they gotta ride whiteness until the wheels fall off.

      • Kas

        Her Dad actually volunteered her for the honor.

        • Jacqueline

          Hmm. I wonder if she really cares or if she is just trying to appease her right wing Daddy?

          • Kas

            Probably a bit of both.

      • NomadaNare

        The source of her resources does not matter

        She still had them and besides the odd scholarship and UNCF they simply do not exist for students of color not already independently wealthy

        • Jacqueline

          I was actually pointing out that her “resources” were not normal resources. She was being used to push a political agenda that was in the making long before she was even in middle school. Her father offered her up to be the face of this fight. So I think that in and of itself disqualifies this as being compared to the normal school resources necessary to go to college. As far as I know, the group paid for all of the legal fees but I am not sure that they paid for her to go to college.

          So I do not compare her resources to the same resources that are needed to attend college. We do not know if her parents paid for her to go to school. That may have been the reason they were so outraged.

  • brothaskeeper

    I’m offended by this article, Damon.

    Sometimes my birthday is on the second Wednesday of March.

    (S/O to whoever found this GIF)

    • Jennifer

      Why he gotta kick Jem’s shrubbery like that?

      • brothaskeeper

        ‘Cause Jem was outta line! (SN: my phone autocorrected Jem and made it “Jemima”….my phone is racist.)

        • Jennifer

          LMAO! Or, maybe your phone is pro-black. *raises fist*

          • brothaskeeper

            *strokes beard pensively* you might be right….it does autocorrect the accent whenever I spell “Beyoncé”, and it changes “Wale” to “worst rapper alive”.

            • Jennifer

              Wale must owe you money. lol

  • White mediocrity loses AGAIN….

  • jovent

    The fact is blacks need affirmative action because they can’t compete in 1st world societies without. Blacks have the lowest IQ of all races and people. Affirmative action doesn’t apply to non blacks.

    First of all, it has become a fetish on campuses that the student
    body reflect the racial composition of the nation. Up to twelve percent
    of students must therefore be black, and colleges are desperate for
    black students who can do the work.

    Unfortunately, there are not many. Just as the average black IQ score
    is 85, the average black combined score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test
    is 200 points lower than the white average. The difference in scores is
    particularly great in the higher ranges. In 1993, only 66 blacks in the
    whole country scored over 700 on the verbal SAT (0.093 percent of all
    test-takers) while 9,024 whites and 496 Asians did (0.94% and 1.4%,
    respectively, of all test-takers). Only 205 (0.28%) scored over 700 on
    the math test while 31,704 (3.3%) whites and 3.015 (8.6%) Asians did.
    Whites and Asians are therefore many times more likely to get
    outstanding scores.

    It has become routine to complain that SAT scores are culturally
    biased, but for thirty years the test has been the best indicator we
    have of how well a high school student will do in his freshman year of
    college. For black students also, the test accurately predicts
    performance, whether they go to black or to mainly-white colleges.

    If ours were a sensible country, and black students went to colleges
    that matched their abilities, there would be virtually none in the top
    schools and a large number in community colleges. This, our system will
    not permit. Harvard, Yale, and Berkeley must have their quota of blacks,
    so, aside from the tiny number of blacks who can actually do top-flight
    work, they must recruit many who can’t.

    Since the Ivy League draws off the students who would normally have
    gone to second-tier schools, the second tier must likewise recruit
    unqualified students to fill their quotas. The effect cascades down
    through the system, so that at every level blacks are in over their
    heads. The system is as cruel to blacks as it is unfair to whites.

    To meet racial quotas, colleges have no choice but to lower
    standards. The blacks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    have SAT math scores that put them in the top ten percent for the
    country. That sounds promising, but it’s not good enough for MIT. MIT
    gets the nation’s top one percent, so blacks are still at the bottom.
    Many drop out, and those who don’t get the worst grades.

    • Mortal Man

      A wild troll appears!

    • You copied and pasted stats from 1993?

      What do YOU do? This reach is screaming that you only have a GED.

      LMAO

    • Ess Tee

      Damn. Who already sounded the alarm for you trolls?

    • Mortal Man

      LMAO @ Negra.

      I’m an educated black man on vacation. I normally save my really detailed posts for the Atlantic. I will go in on this fool only if the people want me too.

      • Niecy

        Please do. I’m bored at work.

        • Mortal Man

          Your king shall provide.

      • Freebird

        Set the little man straight bruh. I’m on lunch break.

      • Come through..I work for myself so I will troll da shyt out of a troll because I’ve got all day.

        • Mortal Man

          I have provided.

      • Tee

        Enjoy your vacation!

      • Kas

        Please don’t waste your time.

        • Mortal Man

          No waste of time- took 20 minutes to write.

      • Relax. Have a good time and if presented the opportunity leave a money shot on a White girl for ya boy.

        • Mortal Man

          Mrs. Mortal Man would be VERY displeased if I did that.

          • Just say it you did it for the culture. Somebody has to do it.

      • jovent

        Educated black man is an oxymoron. Three things you can never give a black man. 1) black eye 2) fat lip 3) education

    • Sigma_Since 93

      If you are going to go that far back, please provide a complete picture of how whites have and still look for ways to support their own academic interests:

      You have the gpa “oh you went to an inner city school and you were not challenged academically”
      The SAT is racially biased but you fail to discuss there’s a cost that typically is passed on to families for SAT prep. Lower income families have trouble paying for Kaplan classes to get their children ready.
      You provide qualified students and they still deny you Sweatt vs Painter

      AND

      You fail to mention the number of white women that have leveraged the affirmative action laws to their benefit.

      Next you’ll pull out pictures of a human brain and an ape’s brain to support your weak arguments.

      • The SATs don’t measure IQ, if they did, the Princeton Review and Kaplan would never exist. But hey, not much is needed to copy and paste Charles Murray’s works, unless you have a developmental disorder.

        • Furious Styles

          We’re all saying the same thing here…the SAT measures access to money for prep classes.

      • jovent

        Why do low income Asians do do well on it if the test is racially biased? Also, the fact that there are more ww in the workforce now than 50 years ago is due to the change of culture of the last half century. WW are not getting admitted in to schools with substandard grades in order to fill quotas. Affirmative action only applies to blacks and non white Hispanics. Whites and Asians don’t need it because they have higher IQs than blacks. Therefore they are held to higher academic standards.

    • Stanley

      Bish Whet?!

      • Lea Thrace

        this is really the most appropriate response to that comment. lol

    • Mortal Man

      Dude makes several claims I’m gonna to do my best to break down and leave broken. I’ll provide receipts for each of my counterarguments.

      1) First, he claims that universities are purely seeking a racial quota due to it being fashionable.

      2) He then argues that the blacks who are admitted tend to be underqualified using outdated testing data. He also then claims erroneously that SAT data is the best indicator of college success.

      3) His last claim is that the chronic mismatching of blacks with schools lead to dropping them out.

      Let’s get on with it.

      1) Universities are not seeking a racial quota to walk on the fashion runways of post high school education. There is a vested interest in making sure universities are places of learning; a diverse student body edifies that by ensure there is a diverse student body to debate ideas. It has been implicit in the mission statements of nearly any institution of higher learning. Let’s quote some of the mission statements of the elite colleges;

      Harvard- “Through a diverse living environment, where students live with people who are studying different topics, who come from different walks of life and have evolving identities, intellectual transformation is deepened and conditions for social transformation are created.”

      Yale- “Yale educates aspiring leaders worldwide who serve all sectors of society. We carry out this mission through the free exchange of ideas in an ethical, interdependent, and diverse community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni.”

      University of Texas- “The university contributes to the advancement of society through research, creative activity, scholarly inquiry and the development of new knowledge. The university preserves and promotes the arts, benefits the state’s economy, serves the citizens through public programs and provides other public service”

      Implicit in all these statements is a dedication to serving man and expanding knowledge. The progress of the civil rights movement revealed that blacks were not included in this message for centuries; affirmative action arose to fight the cognitive basis whites have when it comes to selecting who learns and works alongside them. For a historical analogy—it took us until 1965 for the laws of the nation caught up with the Declaration of Independence’s claim of all men being equal.

      2) You would not bring a 13 year old potato salad to a cookout. Why would you bring 13 year old data to this type of argument? Especially to a college counselor who knows that standardized test scores is not the greatest indicator of college success?

      GPA is. Students with higher GPAs, regardless of racial group or socioeconomic status, persist to and through college at much higher rates than their lower GPA peers. The National Education Association writes that “university students with stronger high school GPAs graduated from college at higher rates than students with weaker high school GPAs but much stronger testing” (https://www.nea.org/assets/docs/Indicators_of_Success-BGH_ac5-final.pdf). This finding has proven consistent. This is because GPA does not measure intelligence in the sense of knowing facts and solving problems. GPA also measures if students know what to do when they need help. Do they go to tutoring? Do they have study skills? Can they articulate why they can’t seem to make a good thesis on the Gilded Age? These non-cognitive behaviors are captured more accurately with a 2.5 or 3.7 GPA than it is than a 500 Verbal on the SAT.

      The greatest lie white people tell themselves is that there is one form of intelligence and that it is fixed at birth. I’m reading Christopher Hayes’ “Twilight of the Elites” and he discusses this processing regarding testing into NYC’s most elite schools. Wealthy white folk take advantage of their resources and enroll their children into test prep so they can go to Hunter High School and Brooklyn Tech (my alma mater). So an SAT or ACT score is not a measure of intelligence, but a measure of training.

      3)The MIT claim is silly and easily disproven. Collegeresults.org is a valuable resource for all considering the college decision. Here’s MIT’s relevant stats:

      Underrepresented Minority 6-year grad rate: 84.5%

      Black Grad Rate: 81.9%

      Pell Grant Recipients: 18.4%

      Underrepresented Minority %: 21.8%

      Go the site and look up schools. Elite schools do a wonderful job graduating their black folk because elite schools have the support systems these students need to make sure they don’t fall through the cracks.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        *Drops a Tub in the collection plate*

        • Mortal Man

          I’m gonna spend the Tub on some hoodrat #hit.

    • NomadaNare

      If this were true a test of racially mixed individuals would see a corresponding increase/decrease in your preferred indicator

      No relationship exists at all under any circumstances

      Yet all credible tests concerning objective measures of IQ cannot “rule out environmental effects”

      It seems pretty obvious to me but what do I know my IQ is so much less than yours

  • kingpinenut

    i keep hearin sadtrombone.com

  • Val

    I really don’t think White folks or this country in general realize how much the average-ness of White people has harmed us all. For so long they’ve benefited from simply being White, which means they haven’t truly competed. Their Whiteness alone has always been enough for them to get the win.

    I often wonder just how behind this country is from where it would be had everyone actually had equal opportunities. Would cancer be cured? AIDS? Diabetes? A side-effect of racism is that everyone’s potential has been arrested, not just those who are the victims of discrimination,

    • brothaskeeper

      It’s a prime example of cutting off your nose to spite your face. This speaks the profundity of many wypipo’s hatred of minorities and their sense of nihilism.

      • Jennifer

        I always go back to the old Chris Rock joke about the one-legged white bus boy who would rather be white than be a rich black person. “I wanna ride this white thing out and see where it takes me…” The joke is hilarious, but the sentiment is all too real.

        • jovent

          This
          doesn’t meant that some individual blacks haven’t succeeded and broken
          from the chains of poverty and ignorance. They are, however, the
          exception, not the norm.

          In
          spite of many opportunities to advance themselves, including continual
          assistance from the West, blacks in Africa and throughout the entire
          world are known for characteristics and qualities that are less than
          positively uplifting, such as: Low IQ levels, an aversion to formal
          education, strong and abiding criminal proclivities, skyrocketing crimes
          levels – especially violent crime, a strong compulsion to rape women
          and young girls, impulsiveness, lack of self-control, volatile natures,
          an inability to control their sexual desires or exhibit sexual
          restraint, and great difficulty in adapting to first-world advanced
          civilizations.

          • Jennifer

            Be blessed, dear.

          • Nandiehills

            You could at least be original in your trolling!! How are you going to cut and paste stuff from a website and not even have the decency to attribute the text it to the original author? Is this your ‘white intelligence’ at work? Msssscheeeeewwwww! Un-fricking believable!

          • Ariel Jackson

            You
            seem to be incapable of understanding your white tears are fueling the fire for more pro-blackery on this post.
            In
            spite of the many times you have been read to filth using your own and plagiarized words of others, still we rise. Calm your penis envy momentarily, get passed your spoiled milk appearance, find cushion for you flat-assed bottom somewhere and take several seats before you continue with this embarrassing display of almost every logical fallacy that exists in the rhetorical world.

            • jovent

              Calm down hyper sexual negro. You’re a member of a failed race. Black failure is a world wide phenomenon. There isn’t anywhere in the world where blacks live that isn’t essentially third world. You couldn’t name 10 things that you own or use that was invented by a black woman. You are universally recognized as the least deseriable women on earth and the most unaccomplished. Would the world look any different if black women never existed? You’ve contributed next to nothing to science, medicine, physics, philosophy, technology, cinema, engineering, business, etc. you’re nothing more than a slave. You were a slave for hundreds of years here and a slave in Africa. You people have as much to do with building America as tractor trailers or donkeys. You people didn’t have written languages prior to contact to Europeans and Arabs. And don’t try to claim Egypt and appropriate their culture. Ancient Egyptians were not black. Black were living in mud huts when whites, Asians and Arabs where building and creating the world as we know it.

              • Ariel Jackson

                What Black man deek slapped you to make you so rude? Who nuttied in your mother’s eye? What Black person rejected you and your neck beard troll breath to make you act so retched?
                Do you have a job? Did your mother collect child support from her many johns?

                Isn’t there a bridge somewhere requiring you to stand underneath it and riddle all passersby?

                You do realize that while my ancestors were already creating studying astronomy, geology, agriculture nautical science your forefather slabs of lard were illiterate cave-dwellers who would give birth to illiterate land tenants in feudalistic societies?

                I have lint between my toes that looks better than neanderthals like you. Go find your nearest flat-assed Becky and salute her for she’ll never posses the magic of the mothers of all humanity–Black women like me.

    • Mortal Man

      I had a longer post in a recent Atlantic article about this.

      White supremacy has always served as an economic safety blanket for whites. It’s why they are instinctively hostile toward affirmative action.

      • Multi-Hundredaire

        Read a quote earlier today. “When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.”

        • AnswerMe

          *Church humming*

        • Val

          That needs to be on coffee mugs and tea shirts.

          • Ifasebee

            Is we finished or is we done?

        • Lea Thrace

          Lissen. I just saved this to my phone. Posted it on my facebook and emailed it to some choice people.

          My melanin is at peak potency today.

          • Multi-Hundredaire

            LOL. Tell the truth, and shame the devil.

        • Quirlygirly

          Man..you have said a word today!!

        • ElusiveCupcake

          *Church organ chord*

        • Mary Burrell

          I read that quote on my timeline

    • So sayeth the shephard. So sayeth the mufuggin flock!

    • jovent

      Are you fucking delusional? You’re showing your low IQ. This is the most advanced and tolerant society in the world. And it was founded and built on European principles you moron. Blacks have the lowest IQs of all races of people. It is blacks need of affirmative action because blacks can’t compete in1st world societies without it. Blacks are held to much lower standards than whites. Blacks, generally, have little to be racially proud of when so many of their
      people have served as nothing more than slaves throughout most of their
      miserable history, conducting menial tasks on behalf of their masters.

      When one realizes that most sub Saharan Africans were living in the stone age up until
      about the mid 20th century, there’s little that’s genuinely encouraging
      when one considers their history. These are harsh words, admittedly, but
      that does not make them any less true. We must face the facts as they
      are and not as we might wish them to be.

      This doesn’t meant that some individual blacks haven’t succeeded and broken
      from the chains of poverty and ignorance. They are, however, the
      exception, not the norm.

      In spite of many opportunities to advance themselves, including continual
      assistance from the West, blacks in Africa and throughout the entire
      world are known for characteristics and qualities that are less than
      positively uplifting, such as: Low IQ levels, an aversion to formal
      education, strong and abiding criminal proclivities, skyrocketing crimes
      levels – especially violent crime, a strong compulsion to rape women
      and young girls, impulsiveness, lack of self-control, volatile natures,
      an inability to control their sexual desires or exhibit sexual
      restraint, and great difficulty in adapting to first-world advanced
      civilizations.

      • Val

        *sips tea, Reaches for the block button. done. sips tea*

        • IsitFridayyet?

          I forgot about that! Thanks for the reminder.

        • Freebird

          V! How you doing this fine day sis? I’m a day away from 2 weeks Vacay.
          I hope you are getting a break from the dope s hit you are doing sister.

          Ain’t America something? Weak lil men everywhere….

          Ha, anywho…. You stay fly though .I’m gonna do the same.

        • NonyaB

          Don’t forget to flag it too because blocking only hides their comments from you but doesn’t notify mods or take them off the site.

      • Ariel Jackson

        Did you just copy and paste something you posted from something that you copied and pasted from someone else already? What type of bland chicken inception is this? lol

    • Minx

      Progress is always hindered when you prefer a system that keeps you comfortable rather than enriched.

    • Persia

      It’s not just the average-ness. Diversity creates better outcomes in education and business because you listen to more voices and get better input. White folks like Abigail Fisher and her crew would rather shoot off their own foot than let anyone else walk ahead for ten seconds.

    • Betty’s Babygirl

      Compared to many other countries we are behind in numerous ways:infrastructure. our highways and bridges are deteriorating;hype speed bullet trains;high speed internet and bandwidth;education and the list goes on.

    • Mochasister

      Racism has hurt them but they don’t realize it. Maybe if they had worked with people of color instead of being so scared that someone was going to get more than them they would be further along as a people.

  • Jennifer

    #StayMadAbby

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