The Latest "Accepted At All Eight Schools" Florida Teen—Black AND Nigerian-American...As Usual
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Richard Hanania is Noticing on Twitter:

The pattern is not only that all these people who are "popular and wonderfully run after" as Kipling said of Old Man Kangaroo in the Just So Stories, is that they are not only black, because the Ivies are desperate for qualified blacks, they are either African immigrants, or the children of African immigrants.

Ashley Adirika, as you might guess from her name, is a first generation Nigerian-American:

A previous "all eight" admittee was Ifeoma White-Thorpe, a "New Jersey Teen".

Ms. White-Thorpe was also a Nigerian-American.

John Derbyshire covered this in 2017 in  Academic Nationalism For Black Americans:

A reader sent me this story from CNN about a New Jersey teenager who has been accepted at all eight Ivy League universities.

Ifeoma White-Thorpe said she was shaking when she got the eighth acceptance letter.

"I was like, oh my gosh, oh my gosh, like this might be eight out of eight and I clicked it and it said 'Congratulations' and I was like oh my goodness!" White-Thorpe told CNN affiliate WABC-TV.. [New Jersey teen gets accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools by Doug Criss; CNN, April 5 2017.]

This doesn't happen often, the CNN story tells us.

Students getting into all of the Ivies is a monumental feat, but it's happened to a handful of teens over the past couple of years — Kwasi Enin in 2014, Harold Ekeh in 2015 and Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna and Kelly Hyles last year.

These are all black kids who excel in science subjects.  As desperate as universities are to admit black students, they are double desperate to admit blacks pursuing STEM subjects.

I don't think it is any very cynical asperity on my part to assume that this fully explains the fact of all five named students being black, a thing that would otherwise be wildly improbable.  (With only one American resident in eight black, the chance of five picked at random all being black is one in 32,768, about 0.003 percent.)

Note further that none of the five has American slave ancestry.  All are first- or second-generation immigrants: four from West Africa, one from Guyana.

I'm not going to feign indignation on behalf of black Americans, who in my opinion get far too many breaks, favors and preferences.  I am, though, going to ask:  Why aren't they indignant about this?

For example, Jamaal Bowman, an American black Member of Congress recently sponsored a resolution condeming the Great Replacement "Theory" [House Democrats Pass Resolution Condemning ‘Great Replacement Theory’, by Mychael Schnell, The Hill, June 8, 2022] but it's his people who are being replaced.

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