The original idea behind affirmative action was to give a helping hand to American blacks for a while to make up for the past. But over time it mutated into Diversity, which is forever and benefits blacks of all backgrounds, not just American blacks.
From the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation:
Na’Shantéa Miller, 24, applied to the Ivy League school with little hope she’d get in. Then, she did.
CBC News · Posted: May 15, 2019 8:04 PM ET | Last Updated: May 15
Imagine getting into Harvard University and then finding out you’ve got just three months to come up with tens of thousands of dollars to prove you’ll be able to afford the tuition.
That’s the situation facing Na’Shantéa Miller, 24, a grad school hopeful from Caledon, Ont.
Growing up, Harvard seemed like a dream to Miller. She was blessed with teachers and mentors who believed in her — but not everyone was so supportive.
“For sure, people have told me in the past, ‘You’re not going to get far with a name like Na’Shantéa with an apostrophe, an accent aigu and a capital ‘S,'” Miller told CBC News.
“And there’s power in words,” Miller said.
When it came time to do the standardized GRE test, required for most graduate schools in the U.S., Miller says she didn’t do very well. But the only thing worse than rejection, she told herself, was not knowing.
But getting accepted is one thing and the reality of going to her dream school, she learned, is quite another.
Miller was accepted to the Harvard Kennedy School’s Master’s in Public Policy, a two-year program she says costs more than $115,000 per year. And for the school to provide her a student visa, she needed to come with one year’s worth by June 15.
With help from her parents, Miller’s been able to gather $40,000 in savings. But that still means coming up with $75,000 in just one month.
Can a Canadian leverage a Harvard $230k M.A. in public policy into a job high-paying enough to make this profitable? How high paying are government jobs in Canada? Not at all bad, I assume, but are they a gold mine, especially if you are not that bright? How much affirmative action does Canada have these days?
Another question is how far up the ladder does affirmative action extend? For example, Michelle Obama was long sore that, even though affirmative action helped her get into Whitney Young H.S., Princeton, Harvard Law School, and Sidley Austin corporate law, it petered out abruptly at Partnership level, so she washed out of the law in a few years, but still had to pay back her HLS student loans.
Much of The Current Year’s Hate Whitey agitation is by affirmative action beneficiaries worried that affirmative action for them will peter out as they try to climb higher up the ladder.