College Entrance Exam SAT Score Racial Profiling: 964=1223

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Blacks do not score as well on SAT tests as Asians or whites. College administrators "won't let that happen".

Welcome to new math that says an SAT score of 964 equals a score of 1223.

We can’t sit on our hands and ignore the disparities of wealth reflected in the SAT,” claim college administrators.

To compensate for the fact that Blacks score lower on average than Asians and Whites, SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’.

The College Board plans to assign an adversity score to every student who takes the SAT to try to capture their social and economic background, jumping into the debate raging over race and class in college admissions.

This new number, called an adversity score by college admissions officers, is calculated using 15 factors including the crime rate and poverty levels from the student’s high school and neighborhood. Students won’t be told the scores, but colleges will see the numbers when reviewing their applications.

How colleges consider a student’s race and class in making admissions decisions is hotly contested. Many colleges, including Harvard University, say a diverse student body is part of the educational mission of a school.

Methods and Scores a Secret

Close the Gaps

“Overall Disadvantage Level”

The disadvantage score goes from 1 to 100. 1 is very disadvantaged and 100 is very advantaged. 50 is average.

On average, a Black score of 946 equates to an Asian average score of 1223. But what if the Asian is very advantaged and the Black very disadvantage?

Perhaps 600=1400 to these academic wizards. We are all guessing because they do not reveal methods or scores.

Lawsuits

A lawsuit accusing Harvard of discriminating against Asian-American applicants by holding them to a higher standard is awaiting a judge’s ruling. Lawsuits charging unfair admission practices have also been filed against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of California system.

Expect more lawsuits coupled with demands to know how badly admissions have been blatantly biased.

Actual Results

At Florida State University, the adversity scores helped the school boost nonwhite enrollment to 42% from 37% in the incoming freshman class, said John Barnhill, assistant vice president for academic affairs at Florida State University. He said he expects pushback from parents whose children go to well-to-do high schools as well as guidance counselors there.

“If I am going to make room for more of the [poor and minority] students we want to admit and I have a finite number of spaces, then someone has to suffer and that will be privileged kids on the bubble,” he said.

Racial Discrimination Encouraged

Here's the clear message: Racial discrimination is necessary as long as it's biased against White and Asians in favor of Blacks and Hispanics.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (74)
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Curious-Cat
Curious-Cat

College administrators are cowards who have little interest in the pursuit of knowledge or advancing the common good. They have become real estate developers and lobbyists and primarily interested in preserving their privileged positions.

Issac Newton must be rolling over in his grave (at 45 rpm with occasional gusts up to 78.)

These comments are based not only on the contents of this article, but also on my personal experience as an adjunct professor for 10 years. It's all depressing for anyone interested in the advancement of knowledge.

2banana
2banana

It is Black Privilege.

Add on top all the generous the "Black only" scholarships/grants to pay for college once in a college.

If "diversity makes us stronger" and "diverse teams are stronger and better" - then why is there no one pushing to make and NFL and NBA more diverse to better reflect the racial make-up of the Americans who watch these games?

Because they want to win.

The US Constitution is quite clear of equality under the law.

One day - government sponsored and approved racism will end.

JonSellers
JonSellers

Well, being discriminated against by FSU is probably a good thing for you in the long run.

I have a good friend, African-American, who is an engineer at Kennedy Space Center. Works for Bezos' outfit. He was born in the ghetto, single-mother, poor, the whole bit. He was a smart kid though and went to the University of Florida (where you actually get an education, unlike Free Shoes U). His son got a perfect score on the SAT. Why? Not just because he is a bright kid like his father, but because his parents expected him to take advantage of the educational opportunities afforded him, and to excel.

Many Asian families (including Indian) are well known for having high educational expectations for their children. Mish's list really represents a cultural bias regarding education by race. Asians demand their kids excel, Blacks, not so much. But individual people of all races fall all over the spectrum.

I don't really have a problem if a black or hispanic kid gets a little preference under certain circumstances. And primarily they have to be fighting hard for their future. In the end, they will be the role models other kids can look up to. I certainly prefer it to some jackass rich guy paying some college admissions guy a couple of hundred grand to get their idiot, stoned kid a golf team scholarship.

I actually like their scoring criteria. I am absolutely opposed to them applying it by race though. Poor white and asian kids can be growing in terrible circumstances too. But not using race still benefits black and hispanic kids simply because they are more likely to grow up that way.

Hansa
Hansa

Increasing admissions based on race will simply lead to something the colleges cannot control, because they are unwilling to control it: the dropout rate.

Greggg
Greggg

... and if there is a football or basket ball scholarship involved.... LOOKOUT!

smms198
smms198

When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression

Bam_Man
Bam_Man

Why bother with the test at all if the results are then manipulated?

nic9075
nic9075

Not everyone will be able to complete a degree in a STEM field or get into medical school, get a PhD in Physics from MIT meaning that you need to have a the aptitude to get a high paying middle class & upwardly mobile career. The SAT is really a form of an IQ test.. The big problem is that a large segment of the population in the USA just doesn't have the aptitude, problem solving or critical thinking skills needed. Sure, 'dumb down' the tests & standards but employers & society isn't going to do the same.

bradw2k
bradw2k

The education establishment in the US is obsessed with being as anti-white as they can get away with now. My kids tell me that their "English" classes have been studying racial injustice every day this year. I just tell them what "racism" actually is: considering race to be an important characteristic of an individual.

Mish
Mish

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ksdude
ksdude

Observe Maxine Waters & AOC

wootendw
wootendw

College is no longer worth the money unless you get a STEM degree. Then it's barely worth it.

WildBull
WildBull

If you look at most professions, you see an overabundance of East Indians, Asian and Jews. My personal observation is that they float around at the top of their chosen fields because they study harder and work harder. Period.

Seriously, does your father's or mother's income affect your ability to crack a book or do your homework??? My parents both grew up poor. My father didn't "face hunger" or "struggle with hunger" or whatever the euphemism is for being fed by the government. He went hungry, which is a whole different thing. Yet he finished high school and she finished college. The whole thing is a load of crap

If this were a problem with racism, or religious discrimination, somebody would be squashing the hope and dreams of the most successful. And they ain't WASPs. It is time for the "disadvantaged" to put in the work.

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

Even more hilarious is the trend that more and more colleges are dropping the requirements for SAT test altogether! What a glorious american experiment!

Sechel
Sechel

Can't think of a worse idea. If we're trying to solve the problem of black education at college entrance time we've simply waited too long. we need more programs like head start that provide assistance. simply adding a fudge factor to the scores is just as unfair to students that score well. how about more after school programs and tutoring to those that want to take advantage and don't have the financial means.

Sechel
Sechel

why lump all black americans into the same bucket. those that come from immigrant communities often perform far better than those that were in the states for generations. same as other immigrant communities.

thimk
thimk

get rid of the SAT scores . let anyone apply to any college . if there is an overabundance of applications to one institution , hold a lottery.

Payendo
Payendo

Even it verse in case of MCAT, My both sons had high MCAT and GPA score but they had a really hard time to get admission in to medical schools, even the same medical schools offered admissions to those who had lower MCAT and GPA scores, being a parents we were frustrated when we heard our sons placed on waiting list and the candidates which lower scores were admitted. This is very unfair and very bad for really talented students but they are getting behind the line because they are Asian, this is such a bad policy which needs to be changed to provide an equal opportunity for all races.

WendyBG
WendyBG

Nationwide, only 50 of more than 580 public four-year institutions graduate a majority of their full-time students on time. The incredibly high dropout rates represent an enormous waste of resources. Also a burden of student debt which is a drag on the economy since college students without a degree earn no more than high school graduates (on average). Unqualified students fail. It's a mistake to massage the entry qualifications to admit more unqualified students, even if the intentions are noble.

Je'Ri
Je'Ri

Where did you get 964?

xardoz
xardoz

Will the curves used is college class tests/scoring be adjusted as well to insure those with lower "Academic" abilities but superior "Adversity" scores are allowed to pass? If not I cannot see how this will accomplish anything as from what I was to understand the standardized scores were to predict academic success, letting someone in with less likelihood off success sounds like a disservice to them as well as the taxpayers that will bear the burden of any financial aid they may be utilizing...

vboring
vboring

If I had to choose between a kid with a tough background who still managed an 1100 vs a kid who had everything given to them and still only got a 1200, I would enthusiastically take the 1100 - because they have the drive to succeed in college and in life. Jack Ma puts himself forward as the best example of this.

Porschephile
Porschephile

I feel this is a symptom of a larger problem frequently discussed on this blog. The economic system no longer works adequately for the vast majority of Americans. The left has focused in on this and is trying to capitalize on it to promote electoral success and adoption of their agenda/narrative. Bad economics makes bad politics. In order to try to preserve the current fiat/fractional reserve financial system a little longer the Fed has resorted to gimmicks like QE, financial repression, serial bubble blowing, and financialization of the economy. All this has been done at the expense of the real economy. Since only the top 10% or so owns significant amounts of financial assets they have benefited greatly. The lower 90% have seen their jobs disappear only to be replaced by multiple jobs at much lower pay. Inflation is alive and well despite what government statistics tell us. The oft changed formula for CPI understates inflation in order to slow down the destruction of social security by limiting COLAs. If inflation was measured by the same metrics used in the 80s it would be around 9%. The implications of this are huge. The most significant being the the economy has been in recession since the 2008 crisis if you subtract that level of inflation from GDP. The middle class is in a vise between inflation and declining income. They are being sacrificed to preserve the current system a little longer. The current crop of politicians simply reflect this sentiment. Trump and AOC are simply two sides of the same coin. This ill-advised modification of the SAT, is again a futile attempt to get the system to function. It will not work. All it will do is destroy the education system as a determining factor of who gets the few remaining jobs which pay a wage which allows independant household formation. This strategy along with "free" college will only hasten the collapse. After all printing college degrees for everyone does not guarantee a job. You cant print jobs for everyone

KidHorn
KidHorn

I think they should do the same with their basketball teams. We'll have a white 3 point line, 5 feet closer, and an asian one 2 feet closer than the white one. White players get an extra free throw per foul.

Webej
Webej

Wow. Just Wow. Think of the blow-back this will create in the long term, when Asians ane whites start their promoting their own group interests.

This is typical of the leftist mind set: Problems and reality can be surmounted by using new labels and pretending we can have any reality we please. The ultimate result is that the ends justify the means, dictatorship, and mass murder.

Some questions:

-To what extent does the influence of parents' education reflect genetics instead of environment?

-To what extent does parents' social-economic level reflect genetics instead of -environment?

-How did Asians get to be so privileged? They sure didn't start that way, being enslaved and murdered by Americans back in the day.

-Should the same approach be used in the criminal justice system to randomly dismiss charges against set percentages of (disproportionately) arrested blacks?

By the way, I am in favor of sponsored efforts to ameliorate social injustice. But within a framework of equality before the law.

Cecil1
Cecil1

The Handicapper General is in the building.

Because 4 legs good, 2 legs better!!!

Augustthegreat
Augustthegreat

This is really an “Asian Exclusion Law”, ala “The Chinese Exclusion Law” of about 100 years ago

KidHorn
KidHorn

I live in one of the wealthiest counties in the country with one of the best public school systems. The schools are given report cards every year and without fail, the best determinant for how poorly a school grades is the pct of kids who are black and hispanic. And the truancy rate for blacks and hispanics is far higher than for whites and asians.

So whenever I read or hear how blacks and hispanics aren't given the same opportunities, I roll my eyes. They're given the same opportunities, but fail to take advantage of them.

Ebowalker
Ebowalker

Doesnt go far enough. We need to guarantee all underperforming races ( because thats definitely the best was to segment people) a median wage. That way everything is equal from the start.

Snow_Dog
Snow_Dog

Mark-to-Model asset pricing (FASB Ruling 157) for the bankers.

Mark-to-Model academic grading (SAT adjusted scoring) for the educators.

Want to know the “whisper number” for a given company during earnings season? Tune in to CNBC and they might be able to get you a clue before you trade away your nest egg.

Is this any way for the world’s largest economy to run?

If we only had Mark-to-Model voting, then Hillary could be our president. All the models showed her winning, but Trump was declared the winner.

AussiePete
AussiePete

I know this is a sensitive topic, but surely someone can mention the elephant in the room - Sub-Saharan Africans have an average IQ of 70. Black Americans, (who after a couple of hundred years of genetic integration are on average 20% white) have an average IQ of 85. Watch Professor Rushton's Youtube lecture entitled, "Latest research on Race"