White anx­i­ety

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

Re: July 21 com­men­tary “The roots of white anx­i­ety.”

Ross Douthat claims to ex­plain why white folks are anx­ious by show­ing that it’s get­ting harder for white folks to get into Har­vard and other elite schools. This likely comes as a news flash to a New York Times em­ployee, but most white young­sters aren’t try­ing to get into Har­vard. They are try­ing to get into the Uni­ver­sity of Texas, Texas State, Texas A&M, and so forth. And I be­lieve that they do, if qual­i­fied.

Douthat should talk to some­one other than trust fund ba­bies if he wants to dis­cuss “white anx­i­ety.” BaRRy BRum­meTT


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