I will be writing more stuff on Jesse Jackson in the near future for reasons soon to be revealed, but until then, I thought I would just comment on this sentence from him. I don't know if the quotation is exactly right, but it comes from our friend, Tony Krickl at the Claremont Courier. He quotes Jackson as saying,
"[Minorities] have achieved freedom but not equality. From the last 5 graduating classes from this school [CMC], the white student went on to make more money than the black students. They have more life options, because that’s the real world."Ah!!! Too many variables! Is that supposed gap a function of black students' choice in major or is it a function of racism? How do you figure for such things as SATs scores (which are a good predictor of freshmen GPA and vary widely with race) overtime when that data isn't released on the basis of race? And what about that sample size? Could it be that maybe, just maybe, affirmative action ends up hurting those black students in their choices because employers don't know if they are good students or deserved application to CMC in the first place? Hmmm....one has to wonder.
P.S. Lest I be called a "racist," let me just say that the phrase "emperor of black people" comes from South Park.