Be careful what you wish for
“Affirmative action move energizes Trump’s base,” Aug. 3 news story.
Your article tells us that the Trump administration has roused its conservative base with a plan to prohibit “intentional race-based discrimination” in university admissions. Presumably this will mean that, henceforth, admission must be based on a quantifiable metric like the SAT or the ACT.
Trump supporters should realize that this fits into the category of “Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.” On recent SAT math tests, 60 percent of the top scores (750 and above) went to Asians and 33 percent to whites. Trump conservatives, if they remain true to their beliefs, should therefore demand that two Asian students be admitted for every white student at America’s elite universities. Or is this not what they had in mind?