Tucker Carlson guest: There is a "scourge of diversity" on college campuses
Heather Mac Donald: Racial opportunity gaps are "all about culture" and Affirmative Action sends the message that Black students "don't need to work as hard"
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From the May 16 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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HEATHER MAC DONALD: We see every year in New York City that Asian kids from poor immigrant backgrounds whoop everybody's ass regardless of their income levels because their families, their parents are so relentlessly focused on their student's academic involvement. That is what is necessary to close the academic achievement gap. And until you get rid of the acting white syndrome, that stigmatizes academic achievement on the part of Black students, unless we get rid of the preferences that Black students know about that sends the message that they don't need to work as hard in order to get admitted to highly selective schools over their non-student of color peers with better scores, we are not going to close that academic achievement gap and we're going to be saddled with this scourge of diversity, which is simply a way to dismantle precisely the color-blind meritocratic standards that are a key to any society's success.
MAC DONALD: All of this is driven by the fact that there's a standard deviation of difference in SAT scores between Blacks and whites -- a difference that is not determined by family income. In fact, according to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, whites from households that make $10,000 or less on average score better than Black students on the SAT who come from households making $80,000 to $100,000. So again Tucker, this is all about culture.
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