Are Universities Doomed?
Victor Davis Hanson / @VDHanson / December 26, 2022
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Since 2020, the old proportional-representation admissions quotas have expanded into weird “reparatory” admissions. Purported “marginalized populations” have often been admitted at levels greater than percentages in the general population.
Consequently, “problematic” standardized tests are damned as biased and antithetical to “diversity.”
To accommodate radical diversity reengineering, the only demographic deemed expendable are white males. Their plunging numbers on campus, especially from the working class, are now much less than their percentages in the general population—regardless of grades or test scores.
At Yale, the class of 2026 is listed as 50% white and 55% female. Fourteen percent were admitted as “legacies.” In sum, qualified but poor white males without privilege or connections seem mostly excluded.
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Unless you want to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer, I don’t see ANY value in the oddball degrees being offered today. History and English have been perverted and are hence useless. At least in the old days, you’d learn how to write effective literate essays.
So to society, is also on a downward spiral into crass crude disguting cultural rot.
I won’t be around to see the crash at the bottom, but it’s going to be nasty brutish for all left behind,