Richard Hoste on Affirmative Action, the Top Law Schools, and the Black upper class
October 17, 2009, 03:25 AM
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Another article I wish we'd had: End Affirmative Action, End the Black Upper Class: The Case of Law, by Richard Hoste, just posted on Kevin MacDonald's webzine The Occidental Observer

Hoste argues that, looking at LSAT scores for 2007-2008, only 57 Blacks scored at 164 or above, which he shows is the minimum for non-Affirmative Action entry to the top fourteen law schools. But 351 blacks were actually admitted—for example, blacks were 9.5% of Yale's entering class.

Hoste also estimates the financial benefit from quotas:

The affirmative-action case with the 158 LSAT score (approx. 118 IQ) makes anywhere from an extra $40,000 to $105,500 in his first year out of school for being Black.

Interestingly, the extra money that a Black T14 affirmative action recipient gets isn’t taken from any one White lawyer, but is distributed down the ladder. A White with a score of 158 isn’t getting into an elite school anyway.

He concludes:

[C]ollege admissions officers know what ending affirmative action would entail. No affirmative action means that NYU, Columbia, Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Chicago would be accepting on average two Blacks a year each. A few would possibly have no Black students at all. So when liberals say that equal standards is a �strategy for locking Blacks out of higher education,� they have a point....Admitting the unpleasant truths about race differences and working towards colorblindness would, after decades of PBS specials, �look how far we’ve comes� and �Yes, we cans!�, bring down nearly the entire already meager Black upper class.

Hoste runs the website HBD Books, which we will belatedly add to our blogroll tonight.