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 isnâ€™t taken from any one White lawyer, but is distributed down the ladder. A White with a score of 158 isnâ€™t getting into an elite school anyway.
[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 â€?strategy for locking Blacks out of higher education,â€? they have a point....Admitting the unpleasant truths about race differences and working towards colorblindness would, after decades of PBS specials, â€?look how far weâ€™ve comesâ€? and â€?Yes, we cans!â€?, 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.