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Since this tweet seems to be taking off, I thought it might be a good time to remind people that fewer than 1 out of 16 black applicants accepted by Harvard would have been accepted without affirmative action.

Let me explain. Harvard currently accepts about 3% of its applicants. Let's say it had selected students based solely on high school academic performance, and, further, that the school had been less selective than it is now — so let's say it accepted 10%, rather than 3%, of applicants.

Extrapolating from the Harvard lawsuit plaintiff's consultant report, under a system that used only academic merit in its decision-making, only 0.94% of black applicants would have gotten into Harvard, rather than the 15.81% actually accepted, if the acceptance rate was 10%. So roughly only 1 out of 16 blacks admitted under Harvard's affirmative action-based system would have gotten in under a academics-based meritocratic system.

But Harvard doesn't have a 10% acceptance rate. Its rate is only 3%. This means that, given the SAT score distribution curves for different racial groups (which heavily favor Asians and hugely disfavor blacks the farther you move toward the extreme right tails), even fewer than 0.94% of blacks would have been accepted in a real-world meritocratic scenario. Almost certainly it would have been fewer than 1 of 20 applicants.

This was the immensity of Harvard's preferential treatment of blacks, and of its institutional racism against Asians.
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1/ At a South African university, an argument is made to eliminate science from study because it's a "product of Western modernity."

"We have to restart science from an African perspective."

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Examples below. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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