Be care­ful what you wish for

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: Guy Wroble,

“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?

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