Reason, Liberty, & Culture

John D. Caputo is a nut case.

Applying Reason to Social Issues

by Lewis Loflin

See discussion on Steel, aluminum, etc.

The words of environmental activists:

1988 then Sen. Timothy Wirth, D-Colo said,

"We've got to...try to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong...we will be doing the right thing anyway in terms of economic policy and environmental policy."

Louis Pecci on Facebook:

Humans are the worst thing that happened to earth. I hope that we all disappear, so the earth can heal itself. So, please do not stop using your cars, buy every shit that you see and please pollute as much as you can... Do not forget money is your God, and you do anything for it.

Environmentalism is loaded with political agendas or anti-human pro-nature hatred. Hopefully Mr. Pecci will take his own advice.

Knowledge and intelligence leads to success in the new economy. Lower-skilled workers compete with automation. Plus the economy is flooded with unskilled immigrants. This leaves us with serious social problems.

Ability varies and it varies a lot and can't be social engineered away. Many attending four-year colleges shouldn't be. They often end up with worthless paper and mountains of debt.

See School Violence Hidden in Virginia Schools
Suspending Criminal Blacks Not Racism.

More violence likely hidden in Florida Schools and elsewhere:

Black parents grieve over cild murdered by MS13.

Political Correctness Killing Students

Identity politics has a long and ugly history under its proper name - fascism... David Horowitz

Also see Crime Rates Proportional to Diversity

Definition of racism: holding differing standards or treating people differently due to race, that like gender and species, is a product of biology. Examples of racism today is affirmative action, pretending one's value is based on race and not merit or individual achievement, etc.

Claiming non-whites can't be racist due to "lack of power" is irrational nonsense. Prejudice has nothing to do with race. Attributing characteristics to entire groups of people and not individuals is RACISM. Claiming merit and equal treatment is racist is irrational because whites and Asian achieve while non-Asian minorities fail at the same task.

It is also a racist claim implying non-whites somehow can't achieve what whites can - yes they can. Unequal outcome is normal and part of the human condition. Denial of this basic fact is irrational.

The grieving family above presents a problem for irrational Liberal racialists. One protected group has victimized another protected group. Discussing MS13 Latino violence is attacked as racism. Violence in Black communities by Blacks is shouted down as racism. Evading the issue is getting people killed besides being irrational.

The recent Florida school shootings that left 17 dead is a prime example. Mr. Cruz (who is Hispanic) was accused of being a white supremacist - the press walked that back. Never mind 16 of the 17 victims were WHITE. Never let facts get in the way of yelling racism. But race did directly lead to these murders - thank you President Obama.

Cruz was a known violent criminal. But because of his race he was shielded from being prosecuted. Many other violent minority criminals go on to kill others.

By not reporting and prosecuting violent juvenal criminals makes any background check for a gun purchase useless as Cruz proved. To quote The Washington Times March 6, 2018:

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is coming under renewed pressure to uproot the Obama administration's lenient school-discipline directive, which critics say backfired tragically with last month's high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, has urged Mrs. DeVos to overhaul the 2014 "Dear Colleague" letter on school discipline, a joint guidance by the Education and Justice departments that threatened schools with federal civil rights probes unless they reduce law-enforcement referrals, suspensions and expulsions of minority students.

Those policies, embraced at the outset by the Broward County Public Schools, have been blamed for allowing shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz to avoid being arrested or taken into custody despite committing offenses such as assault and carrying bullets to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

And Virginia has implemented the same insanity under Democrat Terry McAuliffe. This hides minority criminals from arrest making our gun background check system useless. To quote that fool:

"Too many of our students are suspended and expelled instead of staying in that classroom. We cannot have our schools viewed as hostile environments where children are branded as criminals...The disproportionate use of school discipline on African-Americans and students with disabilities is totally unacceptable here in Virginia."

But what if they are criminals, Terry?

See School Violence Hidden in Virginia Schools
Suspending Criminal Blacks Not Racism.

More violence likely hidden in Florida Schools and elsewhere:

More blacks murdered by blacks.

Let's look at murder rates and see who is getting killed. Above is another senseless killing of two blacks by another black. In fact in the website of the Kansas City Star every murder story involved a black or Hispanic killers. Victims several were killed by mistake were mostly black plus one police officer killed by a black. Kansas City Mo. is a third world war zone.

According to / for 2016 there were 15,070 murders in the U.S. only 6,576 white or 44% at about 65% of the population. Subtract Asians at about 5% with low murder rates 30% of the population accounts for 56% of the murder victims - in most cases by other minorities. Murder is often an intra-racial crime.

Differing standards are RACISM. Not reporting criminals to police and shielding them due to race is RACISM and yes can lead to murder. Just because the majority of violent students are minorities doesn't make dealing with them racism.

Racism has nothing to do with criticism of culture, politics, religion, behavior, etc. Islamic politics-religion or Latino Culture, for example, is not a race nor is Hinduism or Christianity. Yelling racism on every issue makes the term a joke.

Noting the high levels of minority violence and criminality is a critique of culture and behavior and for the same reason, the critique of white trash meth heads has NOTHING to do with race.

To claim otherwise is irrational.

Definition of rationalism: "a belief or theory that opinions and actions should be based on reason and knowledge rather than on religious belief or emotional response."

Reason at all times must be backed by facts in the real physical world, not a make believe world concocted by academics.

Definition empiricism: "the theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience. Stimulated by the rise of experimental science, it developed in 17th and 18th centuries" in Europe and America." That means one must present physical, verifiable proof. Not vote, conjecture, authority, or mere opinion. John Locke and David Hume are two of it's early leaders.

Science without empiricism is not science. Empiricism has nothing to do with faith, feelings, or popular vote or political consensus. Leftism rejects empiricism.

Social sciences are not based on empiricism but feelings and intuition, not facts or reason. Social sciences are NOT science.

Race is not a "social construct" but is based on science and biology. Claims otherwise is irrational.

Gender is not a "social construct" but a product of science and biology. Claims otherwise is irrational.

There are differences between genders, etc. this is born out by empiricism.

Claims that reason itself is a racist, white male "social construct" is insanity. This is irrational nonsense. Ask many of my brother engineers in Africa and Asia if they are white racists because they use reason and science. Reason has nothing to do with race.

Attacking reason to deny differences between people is political, defies reason.

Oil production Feb. 2018.

Trade, Steel, and Aluminum

Big business got an almost 50% tax cut and repeal of punitive regulations saving them billions. They can pay working people a living wage and not abuse the globalist shell game.

For the week ending March 9, 2018 we heard screams of a crash over steel and aluminum tariffs. What do we have at March 9, 2018?

Dow closes above 25,000 while Nasdaq finishes at a record as stocks rally...The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.77% surged 440.53 points, or 1.8%, to end at 25,335.74 for a weekly gain of 3.3%...The S&P 500 index SPX, +1.74% climbed 47.60 points, or 1.7%, to close at 2,786.57, ending the week 3.5% higher...The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.79% added 132.86 points, or 1.8%, to finish at 7,560.81, up 4.2% for the week...

To further quote January 9, 2018:

Wage increases reported by highest number of companies in 18 years, survey finds...

Yes we can afford to protect American workers! Wages have risen 2.9% since January 2017. Now back to finding that mythical Trump-Russia collusion - it has to be somewhere...

To quote,

U.S. Department of Commerce Finds Dumping of Imports of Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Belarus, Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)... November 21, 2017. That's another reason for tariffs.

The Trump hating Washington Post:

Foreign suppliers are flooding the U.S. aluminum market...In anticipation of the restrictions, there has been a similar import frenzy to kick off 2018. Aluminum shipments from the European Union to the United States are up 24 percent from the start of the year...

America imports 90 percent of primary aluminum that U.S. companies use to make products as diverse as beer cans and fighter jets...The United States has gone from having 23 operational aluminum smelters in 1993 to five now, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Only one of the remaining smelters — the Century Aluminum plant in Hawesville, Ky. — makes the high-purity aluminum needed for fighter jets, according to a Commerce Department report urging Trump to take action.

Ref. Washington Post

The fact is we have been flooded with a number of products for years. Let's take steel and Canada. Canada buys 50% of US steel exports they claim, it's a lie. We end up re-importing the steel right back with several times that in other steel. Reports claim Canada imports steel from 70 other countries. This is called trans-shipping and it needs to end, which is why NAFTA needs to end. I would exempt steel equal to American imports or proven made IN CANADA from tariffs, trans-shipped steel would be slammed.

America exports a lot of machinery and aircraft - if the metal goes into products for EXPORT then I'd drop the tariffs on that metal on the parts made here, not in Mexico. Mexico is typical for NAFTA abuse - we export virtually nothing to Mexico because the exports are made into finished products and re-imported. It is about cutting out American labor.

It's better to automate the process here and keep it here - not import low-paid third-world peasants then shift their social and welfare costs onto the public. One Arizona farmer that once openly hired illegal aliens automated. Automation good, importing poverty bad.

See Illegal Immigration Success in Arizona

Jobs Report Surprise

"The US economy gained a surprisingly strong 313,000 jobs in February. That was much stronger than economists expected and the best showing since July 2016. Unemployment stayed at 4.1%, the lowest in 17 years."

Businesses are now complaining wage growth the first time in decades is BAD for the economy. This will raise prices, etc. In other words once again flood the job market with more immigrants and illegal aliens. For decades they have demanded taxpayers train their workforce while refusing to hire them even if they have the training.

To quote a press release USA Today:

The Home Depot Foundation announced its plans to donate $50 million to train 20,000 tradespeople over the next 10 years, starting with military members and veterans. The program also includes training for at-risk teens and members of the Atlanta Westside community as the company strives to close the gap among skilled laborers in the nation...

Currently, there are 158,000 unfilled construction sector jobs in the U.S according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the statement cited. That number is expected to grow as tradespeople retire over the next 10 years.

About damn time corporate America starts trying to employ Americans and train them. That is what they used to do. Trump wins again! I'd give any company that can successfully train and hire AMERICANS NOT IMMIGRANTS a 200% tax credit as a reward.

Local Leaders Complain to Senator Kaine - Ignore Workers

US Steel to restart Illinois plant after Trump tariffs - Company will rehire 500 Union wage workers! This will create an additional 1000-2000 other jobs!

But what about Trump's tariffs?

Transnational globalism is a giant shell game where products are moved around to evade labor costs, taxes, and tariffs. China mass dumping of aluminum and steel along with trans-shipping leaves us little choice but to crack down.

Why do we "export" steel to Canada only to re-import several times as much right back? Canada imports steel from several countries then trans-ships that into the US.

Why does South Korea "import" steel (I'll bet from China) then exports steel to the US? Germany imports steel then exports steel to us at a lower price?

Why is this happening?

The U.S. is the world’s largest importer of steel, significantly ahead of Germany and South Korea, which are in the number two and three spots respectively. What’s more, the U.S. has over the last decade consistently imported more steel than it has exported. Currently, around four times as much steel flows into the country than out of it.

...the main countries filling the gap between demand and production are Canada, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, and Russia. In terms of the countries whose steel exports to the U.S. are increasing rapidly, look to India, Russia, and Taiwan. And don't forget the EU, which is collectively a significant player here too.

...The biggest aluminum exporters to the U.S. are Canada, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and China. (What's more, the Department of Commerce earlier this week accused major Chinese aluminum foil exporters of dumping their products in the U.S. market at prices with which local producers can’t fairly compete.) Again, Europe is also a significant player.

...Canada isn’t only the main exporter of steel to the U.S.—it also buys half of U.S. steel exports. And the Europeans could now whack big tariffs on things like Jack Daniels whiskey and Harley-Davidson motorcycles.


From WSJ 3/9/2016

US aluminum production down 10%, in 2015 China had 50% of world production up from 25% in 2005. By the end 2016 only 4 US smelters will be in operation down from 23 in 2000. Production will be 565,000 metric tons, down from 2.1 million in 2011 and 3.7 million in 2000. US imports of aluminum in 2015 up to 40% in 2016 up from 14% in 2010.

Energy use:
aluminum recycled - 4.75kwH
aluminum from ore - 95kwH

Chinese Aluminum Giant Is Tied to a $2 Billion Mystery Mexican Stockpile

by Scott Cendrowski @scendrowski September 9, 2016

Globalization run amok?

Six hundred workers lost their jobs earlier this year when Alcoa closed its aluminum smelter in Warrick County, Ind., which had cranked out the metal since 1960.

...low aluminum prices, down 20% last year amid a flood of supply from China. Chinese smelters supply half the world's aluminum and, as the lifeblood of many small towns, enjoy subsidized power and taxes from local governments. But that may not be the only advantage they have. Aluminum trade groups have long contended the Chinese companies engage in more underhanded moves to evade import restrictions and anti-dumping laws.

Now there appears to be a strong case for their accusations. A Chinese aluminum company stockpiled more than $2 billion worth of aluminum in Mexico with intentions of shipping it to the U.S. to avoid tariffs on Chinese exports, according to a Wall Street Journal report on the scheme. Records linked China Zhongwang Holdings with the stockpile, much of which has since been moved to Vietnam following a U.S. trade group's petition to the Commerce Department, the WSJ said.

The account reads like a case of globalization gone amuck. Chinese smelters, hurt by China's slowing infrastructure buildout, have turned to India, the U.S., and elsewhere for market share, thanks in no small part to government support. An oversupply of Chinese steel in global markets has gotten recent attention, but Chinese aluminum may be just as damaging...

Aluminum Can Price Formula

"Now, there is a mathematical way to roughly determine around how much you are able to receive for your cans. With an average can weighing about 14-15 grams or .03 pounds, an average aluminum can is worth about 2.5 cents at 85 cents a pound."

I'll use the present price $0.95 per pound. (March 8, 2018) Trumps 10% tariff I'll argue raise the cost of aluminum to $1.045.

A pound of aluminum produces 33.3 cans. So $0.95 / 33.3 = 2.55 cents per can.

Let's change to $1.045 per pound; $1.045 / 33.3 = 3.1 cents per can.

Price difference $0.0055 or 0.55 cents per can.


But what about pollution?

by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. 5 Jun. 2017

Despite recent attempts to paint the United States as a major global polluter, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the U.S. is among the cleanest nations on the planet. In the most recent WHO report on air pollution, the United States was listed as one of the countries with the cleanest air in the world, significantly cleaner in fact than the air in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, Japan, Austria and France.

While France and other G7 countries lamented the U.S. exit from the Paris climate accord, America’s air is already cleaner than that of any other country in the G7, except Canada with its scant population.

Following standard practice, the WHO measures air pollution by the mean annual concentration of fine suspended particles of less than 2.5 microns in diameter. These are the particles that cause diseases of all sorts and are responsible for most deaths by air pollution. According to the WHO, exposure to particulate matter increases the risk of acute lower respiratory infection, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, stroke and lung cancer. ...The problem with this ploy is that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant and it is dishonest to say it is. CO2 is colorless, odorless and completely non-toxic. Plants depend on it to live and grow, and human beings draw some into their lungs with every breath they take to no ill effect whatsoever.

Growers regularly pump CO2 into greenhouses, raising levels to three times that of the natural environment, to produce stronger, greener, healthier plants.

Ref. W.H.O map.

Quoting April 26, 2016

"From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25...using satellite data from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer instruments to help determine the leaf area index, or amount of leaf cover, over the planet's vegetated regions. The greening represents an increase in leaves on plants and trees equivalent in area to two times the continental United States."

Ref. Earth Going Green Environmentalists in Denial by Lewis Loflin

New for December 2017:

Howard Dean on Iran

Women in Iran are going to prison for refusal to wear a burka. Some American feminists are claiming the burka is liberation!

In fact many feminists and gay rights groups are as extreme in defending Islam as they are hating Christians. This is irrational being gays are murdered and women are treated like property in most Muslim cultures.

Progressives such as Howard Dean claims Iran is NOT and Islamic nation. The Islamic Republic of Iran is not Muslim??? Irrationalism 101 on display. They are Shea Islamic religious fundamentalists.

The so-called "Islamic State" is not Muslims according to Social Justice worriers. Irrational because they are Sunni Islamic religious fundamentalists. The destruction of churches and monuments, rape, forced conversions, and murder is how Islam has destroyed every culture and people from North Africa to India.

Examine any world map circa 630 A.D. and notice all of the nations and cultures that no longer exists. Use some reason once in a while.

Factual criticism of the Muslim RELIGION, it's tribal and backward CULTURE, and behavior of certain groups and individuals is not racism. Islam is not a race and to claim otherwise is irrational.

Claiming all people of Muslim background are terrorists, etc. is ignorance and untrue.

And it still is not racism because RELIGION has nothing to with RACE which is based on BIOLOGY.

Yes Yes European-American Culture is Superior and you need to get over it. Culture has nothing to do with race. The idea that all cultures are equal is irrational. Millions try to flee failed cultures and nations in the Muslim world, Latin America, and Africa because they want what we have. Most do not want to reproduce what they left behind.

Update April 22, 2014: The Supreme Court has overturned a lower court ruling in Michigan.

This was against the voter approved ban on affirmative action.

It's hoped we can finally end institutionalized racial bias. The fight is not over yet. Even before this ruling the liberal racial social engineers were already at work.

We should not punish White and Asian students based on racial group membership.

In the article How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites and Lots of Others by Russell K. Nieli proves this point. To quote,

When lower-class whites are matched with lower-class blacks and other non-whites the degree of the non-white advantage becomes astronomical: lower-class Asian applicants are seven times as likely to be accepted to the competitive private institutions as similarly qualified whites, lower-class Hispanic applicants eight times as likely, and lower-class blacks ten times as likely.

World's 50 Most Violent Cities Were Black-Hispanic in 2014

January 21, 2015

Forty-three of the world's 50 most violent cities in 2014 were in Latin America...

Ten cities in Mexico made the most-violent list, and all of them except for Acapulco and 50th place Cuernavaca are located in the country's north - Culiacan, Ciudad Juarez, Ciudad Obregon, Nuevo Laredo, Ciudad Victoria, Chihuahua, and Tijuana...

The others are black majority cities:

The list also includes four US cities among the world's most murderous: St. Louis (19th), Detroit (22nd), New Orleans (28th), and Baltimore (40th). The three cities not in the Americas that made the 2014 list were in South Africa - led by Cape Town, in 14th place.


The New York Times bitterly admits:

Colleges currently give little or no advantage in the admissions process to low-income students, compared with more affluent students of the same race, other research has found...Among high-achieving, low-income students, 6 percent were black, 8 percent Latino, 15 percent Asian-American and 69 percent white, the study found.

It's right there in writing - 84 percent of the talented poor are white and Asian at 69 percent white. Their effort will once again be to benefit less qualified Blacks and Hispanics.

Whites and Asians will still face exclusion over their racial classification. Differing standards based on race are the essence of racism.

Elitist whites that operate these racist cesspools.

They harbor a livid self-hatred of their race and the our culture. While seeking to destroy it, they benefit the most from it.

Known as Oikophobia it's a type of self-destructive mental illness. It's xenophobia and hatred turned inward that destroys one's ability to reason.

See Oikophobia.

See Bernie Sanders Who Wants an American Venezuela

American Jews unlike Israelis who are conservative. Lefty Jews hate or scorn Israel while ignoring rampant anti-Semitism on the Left. Muslim Jew haters join fellow Leftist' in Jew hatred.

If they want a death wish leave the rest of us out of it. Israel loves Trump. No matter how many Jewish grandchildren he has Lefty American Jewry will hate his guts.

Don't get into the idea of some secret Jewish plot nonsense of David Duke. Jewish and non-Jewish Leftists are the same people. They harbor the same hatreds.

White Oikophobia is the same as Jewish anti-Semitism and they think alike. To quote and substitute "white' for Jew:

"(White) Jewish self-hatred illustrates the convergence of the milieu of anti-Semitism's (or white guilt) influence in various specific subcultures, with the pathological need of some (whites) Jews to find favor in such cohorts. This explains why (white) Jewish self-hatred is so pervasive within institutions (academia in particular) to which belonging carries prestige...Rather than simply leaving the faith (one can't leave their race white is not a social construct), or admitting to themselves the subtle but inhospitable Jew-contempt (and white contempt) that permeates the club to which they betroth, the self-hating (white) Jew identifies with the aggressor and adopts its resentment against (white) Jewish interests in a craven effort to prove one's bona fides...

Elite colleges are hot beds of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel hate - hatred. Anti-Zionism is a cover for anti-Semitism.

The following has been revealed by the New York Times March 16, 2013:

Only 34 percent of high-achieving high school seniors in the bottom fourth of income distribution attended any one of the country's 238 most selective colleges...despite a stated desire to recruit an economically diverse group of students, have largely failed to do so...

There's no effort at all to recruit high-achieving white and Asian students.

Efforts concern only lower-achieving Blacks and Hispanics. These ignored students never graduate college at all even attending local colleges. So why is this an issue in 2013? Here is the reason why:

Elite colleges may soon face more pressure to recruit poor and middle-class students, if the Supreme Court restricts race-based affirmative action. A ruling in the case, involving the University of Texas, is expected sometime before late June...

Why the heck do we assume all poor people are black and Hispanic when in fact by shear numbers most of the poor are white?

They fear ending affirmative action racism. They need another excuse to allow less qualified non-whites into the system.

Lower income whites are likely to be conservative and the wrong social class and race.

Diversity for non-whites only

In "How Diversity Punishes Asians, Poor Whites and Lots of Others" by Russell K. Nieli explains this. "Diversity" has become anything but white.

Most "white positions go to for the rich kids of former graduates. They share a similar political and social ideology of the institution.

Other positions go to selected international students. The rest goes to racist diversity quotas. "Diversity" doesn't include the majority of white Americans outside their group.

Most elite universities seem to have little interest in diversifying their student bodies when it comes to the numbers of born-again Christians from the Bible belt, students from Appalachia and other rural and small-town areas, people who have served in the U.S. military, those who have grown up on farms or ranches, Mormons, Pentecostals, Jehovah's Witnesses, lower-middle-class Catholics, working class "white ethnics, social and political conservatives, wheelchair users, married students, married students with children, or older students first starting out in college after raising children or spending several years in the workforce. Students in these categories are often very rare at the more competitive colleges, especially the Ivy League...

See Working Class-Poor Whites Excluded from Top Universities.

Even Poor Whites Outscore Wealthy Blacks

In The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education noted in their article "The Widening Racial Scoring Gap on the SAT College Admissions Test" (2005) which even taking income into consideration found:

  • Whites from families with incomes of less than $10,000 had a mean SAT score of 993. This is 129 points higher than the national mean for all blacks.
  • Whites from families with incomes below $10,000 had a mean SAT test score that was 61 points higher than blacks whose families had incomes of between $80,000 and $100,000.
  • Blacks from families with incomes of more than $100,000 had a mean SAT score that was 85 points below the mean score for whites from all income levels, 139 points below the mean score of whites from families at the same income level, and 10 points below the average score of white students from families whose income was less than $10,000.

The Journal further states:

Once again, if we eliminate Asians and other minorities from the calculations and compare only blacks and whites, we find that 0.2 percent of all black test takers scored 750 or above on the verbal SAT compared to 2.2 percent of all white test takers. Thus, whites were 11 times as likely as blacks to score 750 or above on the verbal portion of the test. Overall, there were 49 times as many whites as blacks who scored at or above the 750 level.

On the math SAT, only 0.16 percent of all black test takers scored 750 or above compared to 1.8 percent of white test takers. Thus, whites were more than 11 times as likely as blacks to score 750 or above on the math SAT. Overall, there were more than 61 times as many whites as blacks who scored 750 or above on the math section of the SAT.

In a race-neutral competition for the approximately 50,000 places for first-year students at the nation's 25 top-ranked universities, high-scoring blacks would be buried by a huge mountain of high-scoring non-black students. Today, under prevailing affirmative action admissions policies, there are about 3,000 black first-year students matriculating at these 25 high-ranking universities, about 6 percent of all first-year students at these institutions.

But if these schools operated under a strict race-neutral admissions policy where SAT scores were the most important qualifying yardstick, these universities could fill their freshman classes almost exclusively with students who score at the very top of the SAT scoring scale. (Meaning Asians/whites.) As shown previously, black students make up at best between 1 and 2 percent of these high-scoring groups. (At 13 percent of the population.)

They have no intention of keeping this race neutral. Qualifications without regard to race whites overwhelm low-achieving Blacks and Hispanics.

High achieving poor whites suffer for affirmative action favoring less qualified non-Asian minorities.

Diversity defined by income alone whites would be the big winners along with Asians. This discriminates against higher achieving, poor white people.

Ref. March 16, 2013 The New York Times "Better Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poor"