UCLA Has More NCAA Championships Than Black Male Freshmen

Huffington Post, November 8, 2013

The black students at University of California, Los Angeles, sent a strong message about diversity at their school. Namely, the fact that there isn’t much when it comes to African-American males, a troubling fact for one of the state’s most elite institutions.

A group of students, led by Sy Stokes, posted a video voicing their concerns about the number of black students on campus, and their message is hard to ignore. Stokes, a third-year Afro-American studies student who identifies as black, Cherokee and Chinese, recites a spoken word poem in the video, citing blaring statistics about the university’s diversity issue.

According to the school’s enrollment statistics, African-Americans make up 3.8 percent of the student population. In the video, Stokes points out that black males make up 3.3 percent of the male student population, and that 65 percent of those black males are undergraduate athletes. Of the incoming men in the freshmen class, only 1.9 percent of them were black.

In an interview with the Daily Bruin, Stokes said he almost dropped out of UCLA during his first year because he felt isolated and uncomfortable. Although he eventually found his niche in the minority community, he said he wanted to raise awareness about the school’s lack of diversity before the university’s application deadline on Nov. 30.

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In an email statement to the school paper, Janina Montero, vice chancellor of student affairs, said administrators acknowledge the need for more diversity and are attempting to work within the state’s admission parameters.

“We certainly recognize that the low numbers of African Americans and other underrepresented students on campus does lead to a sense of isolation and invisibility,” Montero said in her email statement. “It is difficult to eliminate this painful imbalance without considering race in the admissions process.”

The state of California voted down affirmative action in 1996 and passed Proposition 209, which banned state schools from considering race, gender, ethnicity or national origins in their admissions processes. Black student enrollment has severely decreased since that provision and critics are saying that has to change.

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  • Rhialto

    Back in the 1930s many well qualified Blacks who wanted to attend high grade colleges could not because of finances or racial discrimination. Nobody in power cared.

    Today many unqualified Blacks do not want to attend high grade colleges, but America’s edumacaional leaders are deeply upset.

    America has come a long long way.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      The worst thing we do is expect so much.

    • Marlin B. Newburn

      Most male blacks don’t want to attend high school.

      Let the warm and fuzzy college administrators, and this young, up and coming, apprentice professional whiner spin that.

    • SFLBIB

      “…many well qualified Blacks who wanted to attend high grade colleges could not because of finances or racial discrimination.”

      We keep hearing that racial discrimination has kept them out, but no school to my knowledge has stepped forward and confessed its past racial sins for which it claims need reparations.

  • If it weren’t for athletics the school would be nearly 100% black free.
    See a problem? …… They aren’t academic scholars.

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      Throwing a ball into a hoop is all they know how to do.

      • Sick of it

        Sadly even there they are lacking. They must dunk the ball.

        • So CAL Snowman

          Back in the day, dunking was not allowed in the NBA and there was a 35 second shot clock (this promoted strategy over selfish one on one isolation play). Now it’s changed from a game of strategy to a game of run fast in a straight line and jump at the rim in order to benefit the blacks.

          • Sick of it

            It’s sad to see changes like the above in American sports. Same regarding all of the drug usage because modern players are too weak to handle things without them. They should not be allowed to break records if they have ever tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

          • SFLBIB

            I never thought of it that way, but it doesn’t sound out of the realm of the possible. I’ve believed for a long time that the baskets should be raised at least four feet; anyone can jam a ball through a hoop from above.

  • Jefferson

    White liberals believe that every Black male on the planet is intelligent enough to become a scientist, a brain surgeon, or an engineer for example if they wanted to. But apparently racism from us creepy ass Crackers holds Black males back from fulfilling their true potential.

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      That’s what Hollyweird depicts. Magical Negroes saving the planet because us stupid Caucasians don’t have a clue.

      • GB101

        Have you seen the commercial for UPS or Fedex or some company where all the suits are baffled about some problem (male and female suits and one black male suit) and the young black mail handler tells them the solution? Stupid white people in suits.

        • M.

          It’s everywhere. In the Simpsons for example, the two black regular characters are a doctor and judge. And you’ll also notice that all the crook, occasional and regular, are white.

          • GB101

            Yep. My favorite stock character is the black female judge. You know her. She one who is smarter than all the white male lawyers put together and who says “Not in my cote room, you won’t!!”

            Speaking of crooks, I have seen lots of commercials for alarm companies. Home invader, scared female home alone, with children sometimes. All and I mean all every one every time in every commercial all the time the home invader is….WHITE!

            Once, at work, we got a stack of brochures that we were to use for marketing. Black female judge. I tossed them.

        • saxonsun

          And then there’s the commercial about the damage a lack of math skills can do. The only person portrayed as lacking math skills is a white man–all the others who are intelligent are non-whites. A complete reversal of reality here.

    • JohnEngelman

      The story is that they excel as athletes, because they are not allowed to excel in the professions.

    • SFLBIB

      “…us creepy Crackers holds Black males back…”

      I don’t see any George Wallaces blocking the doors to the libraries, nor do I see any “Whites Only” signs over their doors.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “In an email statement to the school paper, Janina Montero, vice
    chancellor of student affairs, said administrators acknowledge the need
    for more diversity and are attempting to work within the state’s
    admission parameters.”

    This is ridiculous as UCLA is one of the MOST diverse schools in the nation. UCLA is approximately 30% White, 30% Asian, 15% hispanic, 15% foreign students, 4% unknown/unstated and 3.9% black. Seems to me like there is PLENTY of diversity on campus, proving again that when blacks say diversity they don’t mean diversity, they simply mean more blacks. This story proves that blacks believe they should be promoted based on skin color and do not believe in equality. IF we were all equal what would it matter if there were fewer blacks?

    • Jefferson

      On the internet I always see Blacks say that cities like Austin and San Francisco for example are not racially diverse because they do not have an extremely high percentage of Blacks.

      Using Black people’s retarded logic, Detroit is the most racially diverse city in America.

      Using Black people’s retarded logic, Haiti is one of the most racially diverse countries on the planet.

    • Magician

      University of Caucasians, Latins and Asians

      But anyways, if one does not receive admission to a certain school, is there anyone else to blame, except himself or herself?

      Whites are endlessly yelled at not to look at the skin color of people except when it makes things difficult for black men!

      I also noticed this article mostly deals with “black male students” but not “black female students”

  • Spartacus

    “It is difficult to eliminate this painful imbalance without considering race in the admissions process.”

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    Here’s an idea – hire them as janitors, maybe they’re suited for that.

    • But not as cafeteria workers …. unless people want spit in their food.

    • SFLBIB

      I thought they were talking about students.

  • Blue-eyed Devil

    Bantus make up 3.8% of the student population but 98% of the basketball team. What’s not normal here?

    • I have a saying, “Always bet on White”. What has UCLA done lately?

      • Sick of it

        Our local teams have done poorly ever since integration. And you know how long ago that was.

      • 1stworlder

        I always bet on black when its a crime report that doesn’t list race.

  • Lord_Steven_Regal

    “In an interview with the Daily Bruin, Stokes said he almost dropped out of UCLA during his first year because he felt isolated and uncomfortable. Although he eventually found his niche in the minority community, he said he wanted to raise awareness about the school’s lack of diversity before the university’s application deadline on Nov. 30.”

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    It sounds like Stokes doesn’t truly want diversity. He just wants more blacks to hang out with. If Stokes truly cherished diversity, then he would have had no problem hanging out with white and Asian students, but it sounds like he had a big problem with that.

    Why can’t people start calling these anti-whites on their hypocrisy? If a white person says I want more whites because I’m uncomfortable befriending blacks and Asians he’d be pilloried. This black man says essentially the exact same thing and he’s exalted in print and the school administration will likely cave to his demands.

  • Lord_Steven_Regal

    UCLA Has More NCAA Championships Than Black Male Freshmen

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    And how many Asians players were on all those championship basketball teams? None.

    The reason why there were no Asians on the men’s championship basketball teams is the same reason why there are so few black freshmen at UCLA — there were others far more qualified for the position to be filled.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Yeah for lefty liberals, black MALES really are gods. Lefty liberals fancy black MALES as the ultimate in physical superiority when it comes to sports, and figure they should be rock stars in chemistry and computer science. When that doesn’t happen, it’s not because blacks fail at education, it’s because of White racism. So why isn’t White racism holding back blacks on the sports field? Why isn’t White racism holding back Asians in the STEM fields? You cannot reason or talk to lefties at all because they are religious zealots who are more committed to their worship of non Whites than even the most intense Islamic Jihadist.

  • JohnEngelman

    The state of California voted down affirmative action in 1996 and passed Proposition 209, which banned state schools from considering race, gender, ethnicity or national origins in their admissions processes. Black student enrollment has severely decreased since that provision and critics are saying that has to change.

    – Huffington Post, November 8, 2013

    Blacks who want this to change should tell black high school students to stop sassing the teacher, and to start doing their homework.

    • dd121

      Even if they do their homework it won’t matter, they just don’t have the IQ.

      • JohnEngelman

        Those are dangerous thoughts, dd121.

        • dd121

          Please, no more down votes, he’s joking. Look, I’m retired so they can’t fire me. And until they manage to get our guns I don’t think they’re coming for us in the middle of the night. If you believe the libs we’re just one more trillion dollar program away from “closing the gap”. I guess they’re just slow learners.

      • Blue-eyed Devil

        If they impregnate some brainwashed White girl and hijack her genes, they can elevate their IQ. That’s exactly why Barack says “ask” instead of “ax”.

    • SFLBIB

      In 1996, Californians voted to ban race and gender preferences in government and education. Ten years later, the chancellor of the state-funded University of California at Berkeley, Robert Birgeneau, announced a new Vice Chancellorship for Equity and Inclusion, charged with making Berkeley more “inclusive” and “less hostile” to “underrepresented minority . . . groups.” This move is just the latest expression of the University of California’s unrelenting resistance to the 1996 voter initiative, in every way possible short of patent violation. Stasi apparatchiks disappeared more meekly after the Soviet Empire’s collapse than California’s race commissars have retreated after voters tried to oust their preference regime.

      “Affirmative Action Showdown”
      by Heather MacDonald
      City Journal | January 30, 2007

      • JohnEngelman

        Robert Birgeneau forgets who pays his paycheck.

        • SFLBIB

          It is certainly not the people of CA.

  • BobinVa

    This isn’t specifically related to this article but I just yesterday read that the US has 820,00 foreign students. And I believe that was only college students. It doesn’t include foreign high school students. USC, California not South Carolina, has just under 10,000 foreign students and Purdue has a similar number. I searched and found that the student body of Purdue is about 40,00, so close to1 of 4 Purdue students are foreign.

  • Marlin B. Newburn

    Note the depersonalized, aggressive stance of the kid and his bros in the video before play. Lots of attitude with a Farrakhan flavor. That will go far for them in life – until the poverty hits home.

    • Greg Thomas

      What do you expect from a bunch of militant blacks, who are majoring in Afro-American studies.

      • Alexandra1973

        Afro-American studies?

        If I were teaching that class, I would make a ghetto safari in Detroit mandatory. I’d be pulling out statistic after statistic that shows that demographics, not poverty, is the cause of crime.

        (I’d also be in trouble with the PC Police from the get-go.)

  • sbuffalonative

    Namely, the fact that there isn’t much when it comes to African-American males, a troubling fact for one of the state’s most elite institutions.

    Typical backward black logic. They believe they could be engineers, brain surgeons, and rocket scientists if only the racist white man would let them into their universities. They never seem to understand that colleges don’t make you smart. You get into colleges because you’re smart.

    • Stan D Mute

      Exactly the same way they think ATM machines and banks are racist for giving money to white folks!

  • Look up “Kashawn Campbell” here in AR’s search engine.

    How many of the few non-athlete UCLA black men even deserve to be there?

  • Would these groids feel better if dozens of unmotivated, dim-witted blacks were admitted just to flunk out in their first few semesters? It seems to me that admitting someone to a university where they are unable to handle the coursework is not exactly doing them a favor.

    It also seems to me that a undergrad student who wants to be surrounded by other blacks should attend an HBCU.

    • Blue-eyed Devil

      They should go to so-called “historically black colleges” and get a worthless degree in Afro studies. That will enable them to flip burgers at McDonald’s.

      • Rhialto

        True, but before 1960 these HBCUs did a good job of educating the Black mental top 10%. They concentrated on turning out ministers and teachers, and had realistic expectations about the students and their economic potential in that long dead non-Liberalized America.

        Today, they have no educational significance.

    • Stan D Mute

      1. “Would they feel better”? A. Yes. They just want more groids – period.

      2. “To flunk out”? A. How exactly does one flunk out of Afro Studies? There is no rigorous curricula, actual scientific study is forbidden, and the only purpose is to find something – anything – for which a groid can be given a “university degree.”

      • As for flunking out, most universities have general education requirements that require students to be able to write beyond a third grade level. Since UCLA is a pretty good school, I’d say this is likely the case there.

  • rowingfool

    You’re right. So right. I followed his rant. There was no coherent logic. If this is any example of his reasoning and if his is representative of that of his fellow black students, then it’s not surprising that they don’t make up a larger proportion of Bruin scholars. What is surprising is that, given their sour attitude, even 75% of them graduate. Why would they bother to stick it out in an atmosphere so thick with oppressive racism?

    UCLA admissions is very selective. Even at 1 out of 50, black males are over represented if judged on the basis of IQ and SATs. What a sad-assed ingrate this punk is.

  • Blue-eyed Devil

    Those blacks on the Jew tube are ACTORS.

  • SFLBIB

    “Black student enrollment has severely decreased since that provision and critics are saying that has to change.”

    Looks like someone needs to hit the books.

  • Stan D Mute

    Funny they all pulled their pants up for the video!

  • Some Guy

    There was an article written by some self-loathing liberal comparing the locker rooms at Oregon and Grambling. The tone of the article was White guilt because the Oregon locker room was clean and very nice, while the Grambling locker room was disgusting and germ ridden. The author never once mentions the Alumni association. Oregon Alumni give back to the school, blacks do not..end of story!

  • Stan D Mute

    Once again, the Afro mixed with is the leader of the bunch. Odd how often that’s the case isn’t it? Look at Afro “leaders” in ANY field of endeavor and you see VERY watered down Afro features. This one is Afro/Chinese and it appears he’s not putting that Chinese component to very good use in his education.

  • SFLBIB

    “It is difficult to eliminate this painful imbalance without considering race in the admissions process.”

    Why the obsession with the imbalance? It doesn’t happen in the real world. “How does a racially homogeneous country like Japan manage to have high quality education, without the essential ingredient of diversity, for which there is supposedly a ‘compelling’ need?” — Thomas Sowell

  • Chip Carver

    Watching Stokes on the local news was amusing. It was obvious in his mannerisms that most of his “ability” is from his Asian blood. Personally, I think he’s disingenuous, and has no interest in having more blacks at my Alma Mater. He’s simply trying to make himself into a celebrity. And the quickest way to do that these days is get on the racial bandwagon – IF – you aren’t a heterosexual, conservative, race realist White male. Just being on TV is guaranteed to get this fraud more “tail”, unfortunately. And most of that will be White or Asian. Again, unfortunately.

  • Brian

    What’s with this speaker’s hand motions? Do they learn that sign language somewhere or is it instinctual?

  • Brian

    Even when they want to have a black gripe-athon, they have to put the part Asian guy up front while the Bantus stand dumbly in the back.

  • A Freespeechzone

    WHAT marketable skills can one with an Afro-American studies degree get? I can’t see the degree imparting skills such as: critical thinking, reasoning and teamwork skills to attain a goal.

    Oh, that’s right…community agitator or race hustler like Jackson & Sharpton…

    Like we need more of those…..