He’s All-Ivy–Accepted to All 8 Ivy League Colleges

Greg Toppo, USA Today, April 2, 2014

In the next month, Kwasi Enin must make a tough decision: Which of the eight Ivy League universities should he attend this fall?

A first-generation American from Shirley, N.Y., the 17-year-old violist and aspiring physician applied to all eight, from Brown to Yale.

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The feat is extremely rare, say college counselors–few students even apply to all eight, because each seeks different qualities in their freshman class. Almost none are invited to attend them all. {snip}

“My heart skipped a beat when he told me he was applying to all eight,” says Nancy Winkler, a guidance counselor at William Floyd High School, where Enin attends class. In 29 years as a counselor, she says, she’s never seen anything like this. “It’s a big deal when we have students apply to one or two Ivies. To get into one or two is huge. It was extraordinary.”

For most of the eight schools, acceptance comes rarely, even among the USA’s top students. At the top end, Cornell University admitted only 14% of applicants. Harvard accepted just 5.9%.

But Enin has “a lot of things in his favor,” says college admissions expert Katherine Cohen, CEO and founder of IvyWise, a New York-based consulting firm.

For one thing, he’s a young man. “Colleges are looking for great boys,” Cohen says. Application pools these days skew heavily toward girls: The U.S. Department of Education estimates that females comprised 57% of college students in degree-granting institutions last year. {snip}

He ranks No. 11 in a class of 647 at William Floyd, a large public school on Long Island’s south shore. That puts him in the top 2% of his class. His SAT score, at 2,250 out of 2,400 points, puts him in the 99th percentile for African-American students.

He will also have taken 11 Advanced Placement courses by the time he graduates this spring. He’s a musician who sings in the school’s a capella group and volunteers at Stony Brook University Hospital’s radiology department. Enin plans to study medicine, as did both of his parents. They immigrated to New York from Ghana in the 1980s and studied at public colleges nearby. Both are nurses.

Being a first-generation American from Ghana also helps him stand out, Cohen says.

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  • Tim_in_Indiana

    All they had to do is look at his name. His skin color clinched it.

    • Tom Mixx

      Yep, they’re all in competition to get any blacks they can.

      • Wolfy

        He was 11th in his school. He proabably could have gotten into Ivy leagues without being black.

        • Luke N

          11th in a black ghetto school is not good.

        • leftists are delusional

          It should be the case but it’s not.

        • Fathercoughlin

          No. Dont forget he was black BEFORE he applied to college in fact I bet he ahs been black his whole life. You know damn well that,most likley him being a nice guy who tries to please,a “coachable” black,a black we can help,oh boy! the white ladies must have gone into hysterics! He was their pet and project all the way thru school.He made the careers of these white ladies. I bet also that he is gay. The natural ferocity and aggression in the black male may be absent in him,he is cooperative. And I assure you he scored at or near the max on the stupid idiotic essay portion.

          • foundingstockcracker

            I believe you’re correct. He was most probably a project just as was Obama.

        • MikeofAges

          Maybe, maybe not. The district is majority white. The under-18 population apparently largely is white if I read the numbers correctly. That makes young Mr. Enin a good graduate, but not really a great one, especially considering that the educational level of the district is not extremely high and the number of upper middle class families apparently limited.

          If Enin were white, at best he would get into one of the lesser Ivys, provided he also showed some leadership capabilities or had, by high school standards, other exceptional achievements. Let’s get real here.

          Think of a black senior girl with a 3.5 GPA and noticeably under a 600 average on the three parts of the SAT. She might get into an Ivy or other selective private college, with a full ride. A white girl with a 3.8 GPA and an SAT composite in the very low 1800s (600 plus change per part) might end up at good old State U. or even the local junior college.

          What all of this means to me is that the survivors (that means us) have to find a way to fight the system. The Ivy League and the selective college system don’t have room for everybody who might be intellectually qualified. We have to go where we can and make our educations mean something. Beyond that, we could educate ourselves in matters such as computer science, linguistics and mathematics. But if that happens, get ready for the blowback.

          I suspect, if we did that, through our churches, clubs and even just plain networking, the government would make it a civil violation for corporate business to recognize this education in the placement process. Even in outside contracting, it might be a violation.

          Education and training outside the loop are the reserve of the foreign born, who come here as contract workers to take our jobs and, often enough, stay to usurp our birthright.

          • anony

            All of which is why s-e-p-a-r-a-t-i-o-n is the only answer.

          • MikeofAges

            Or, at least a stronger approach than building a personal redoubt and waiting for the final showdown. What we need to do is identify the specifics of the program against us — barriers to employment, admissions and our peaceful participation in academic programs, and lack of outreach for socioeconomically disadvantaged whites and barriers to it utilization where this does exist.

        • Jesse_from_Sweden

          Yes, he was 11th.
          Which should theoretically mean that there were 10 others in his school that would also have gotten into multiple Ivy leagues?

          Do you really believe that?

          This article is about something spectacular, someone who got into all Ivy leagues that he applied to. Something that is extremely rare.
          And he wasn’t even in his schools top ten…..
          And from the looks of it, it wasn’t even an elite school either.

          And looking at SAT scores and percentiles.
          I only got the 2012 scores but if you wanted to rank in the 99th percentiles in all three parts you’d need a total of 2310 points.
          This guy scored in the 99th percentile for BLACK students, with 2250.
          They kind of tried to sneak that one in there, he didn’t score in the 99th percentile for all who took the test, only for african-americans who took the test…..

          • Tom_in_Miami

            The key phrase is “99th percentile for BLACK students, with 2250.”

        • Snazzy Snook

          So how about the other 10 students that were better than him, did they all ALSO get invited to go to the 8 elite colleges ? What happened there ?

          • Wolfy

            Maybe.maybe not.I’m sure they got in.

        • MooTieFighter

          That’s the whole dilemma. We will never know. Blacks get to play by different rules. Whites/Asians are held to higher academic standards.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          It mentions how rare it is because each of those schools has a niche. Since the kid wants to be a doctor, probably half those schools were a bad fit, were not for his skin color and gender.

          Universities are overwhelmingly female now. I heard the co-ed college UVM/Burlington is nicknamed UVM/Girlington because of the gender disproportion.

          The kid was on the David Letterman show last night, reading the top ten list. Letterman is such a diversity poodle.

  • Tarczan

    We got a whole city full of young Kwasi’s here in Cleveland, it’s called East Cleveland.

    • Anglokraut

      Yeah, but they just can’t learn to read without being enrolled in the Chardon school district; a federal judge said so, so it must be true.

    • AutomaticSlim

      They had this story in the Daily News the other day.
      Never once mentioned his grades or SAT scores.

  • sbuffalonative

    This has forced me to rethink all my ideas about race and intelligence.

    If this guy can make it, any black man or woman can make it!

    • April Fools was yesterday.
      Nicely played.

    • TheAntidote

      Hooray! Hoorah! We’re all brothers and sisters under the skin! There’s no race but the human race!

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yup. Point&Sputter at the exceptions, to make them look like the rule.

  • The valedictorian of my high school class, a white girl, did not get into any Ivies.

    One of the understated aspects of this story, as CofCC reported earlier today, is the schism between immigrant blacks, like Mr. Enin, and domestic native born blacks.

    Since he’s black and can chew gum at the same time and has no rap sheet, and scored well enough on tests and has a high enough class rank and GPA, of course the Ivies were going to accept him. So he knew he could apply to all eight and get accepted to all eight. Colleges used to have relatively steep application costs, to make sure that the only kind of people that applied were people that seriously considered attending, to reduce the work load on the admissions staff and committee. Now, they practically beg you to apply, they create all sorts of low or no cost application routes, simply to goose the number of applications while not increasing much if at all the number of people admitted, to goose down its acceptance rate, to goose up its USNWR ranking.

    • Ed

      The young man and I share the same background we’re both children of Ghanaian immigrants. There is a big difference between most immigrant Blacks and domestic Blacks. I witnessed this growing up. I know to most on here we’re all the same.

      At any rate the Ivies and other elite schools rely heavily on immigrant Blacks to diversify their schools. Some studies show that they make up the majority of Blacks at top schools. Amy Chua asked for some data from elite schools that broke out ethnicity of Blacks and was rebuffed.

      • Cannot Tell

        I’m a child of Nigerian immigrants. I wouldn’t have guessed that there was another African who regularly read AR. How did you become a race realist?

        • Caucasoid88

          Get out y’all darkies! Get ’em boys! Who got the lynchin’ rope?

          I’m just kidding. We don’t judge based on skin color, only the content of character. Nice to see some, uh, diversity here at Amren. Make yourselves at home.

          • Snazzy Snook

            Speak for yourself ..

        • pcmustgo

          I’ve always found African blacks FAR more pleasant than American Blacks, even Caribbean blacks are better… That being said, in one generation they can pick up the resenting whites identity politics and become just as anti-white as american blacks.

          • Cannot Tell

            I regret to say that I know several African blacks who live in the U.S. and blame whites for many black pathologies. Although African immigrants and their children do much better academically than black Americans they may be just as likely to be anti-white. My own parents were on Trayvon Martin’s side and vote Democrat.

            Oh well. My parents earn a very high income, teach their children to work hard, and never break the law. I guess that’s a lot for blacks.

          • Gratis Banks

            I have never met an African black immigrant who blames his or her own problems on white people.

        • Ed

          Life. However I wouldn’t call myself a race realist, just a realist.

      • Snazzy Snook

        As if to kill two birds with one stone ? I’m not buying it ..

      • ricpic

        The Ivies take immigrant blacks over American born blacks because they know ABB’s are much much more likely to end as discipline problems than immigrant blacks. Would the Ivies ever admit this? No. But they swim in the same sea the rest of us swim in. They know.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        “…At any rate the Ivies and other elite schools rely heavily on immigrant Blacks to diversify their schools….”

        How many white people get that same red carpet treatment in Africa?

    • Anon

      Have you ever sat down and talked with those who get into these schools? I’ve met more intelligent people serving me coffee in the drivethru at Burger King. Whatever “ivy league” meant in the past, it hasn’t meant that for a couple of generations now.

      • refocus

        At AmRen a couple of years ago I asked a Harvard grad what he learned at Harvard that was useful enough to comment on. Pulling out my 3 x 5 cards I prepared to make note of his reply. He said approximately this: “My most interesting professor instructed us to carry 3 x 5 cards and make written note of significant thoughts when they came to mind. It looks like you have a Harvard education without wasting 4 years and $150,000 of your parents retirement.”

      • AndrewInterrupted

        You’re right. It’s just pay-to-play now.

        Give the education mafia their taste, and you’re good to go.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Yes, AA behavior is the same at the defense contractor I worked at. Below average blacks were promoted as geniuses. The ex-Marine that stops by here from time to time said that was happening in the Marines as well. He said the dumb-down-drill was getting people killed, too.

  • pcmustgo

    He sounds like a stellar student. But of course, he only got into all 8 because he’s black and gifted. A white person with a similar background may have got into 1 of the ivie’s, if that.

    • Luke N

      The Ivies compete with each other to attract the most blacks. A black like him is about as prestigious as a Nobel Prize for a school’s reputation.

      The kid here is of course smart and above average (SAT scores, which are objective). But not something far above average.

      • dcc2379

        And being immigrant, he probably has a better work ethic than the dispossessed former slave population.

  • dcc2379

    I bet when he wrote his essay about racism, he could apparently read above an eighth grade level, and he was not in prison, so they thought: Hell ya! Instead of getting the valedictorian from a Detroit High School after parole, why not get one fella right a way. By the way, as someone who has reviewed hundreds of college credentials, he is nothing special except as a black person. There are so many people with as many if not more AP courses and equal or better test scores that one would think he had another element in his favor. Manners? Speaking? Two parents? No convictions? Hmmm.

    • Ed

      You’re just hating. His essay is out there he wrote about music. His father loves America and told his son how lucky he is to be here. His test scores are actually in the 99th percentile of all test takers not just African Americans. He ranked 11 in his class but the district is a mostly White suburban one so he beat out 98% of his mostly White classmates. There are a few of us Blacks who are smart the problem is there aren’t enough.

      • Only a scant few American blacks apply themselves.

        • Katherine McChesney

          The rest have ‘careers’ shouting ‘racism’ to get their freebies.

      • So CAL Snowman

        ‘You’re just hating.”

        What are you, a 15 year old black kid from the ghetto? Way to represent your people in a non – stereotypical fashion. I guess you are part of the problem.

      • MikeofAges

        But it is not a high income, high educational level district. He is a good graduate and good university candidate, that is true. But he did not have to beat out huge numbers of kids from upper middle class families to get his class rank. With the relatively small number of upper middle class students, those there were more likely to all be close to the mean for kids of their ilk. According to the statistics I found, with a population of around 50,000, there are 155 men and 110 women with doctorates or professional degrees within the district. There are no reported women living in the district who hold a PhD degree.

        • Ed

          His SAT scores alone put him in the game. A 2250 is well within the 25th & 75th percentile of SAT scores for Harvard’s most recent freshman class.

          I know many here believe Blacks are inferior to Whites in term of intelligence and on average there certainly is data to support that conclusion. However there is this thing called a normal distribution and there will be a few Blacks at the extreme right of the Bell Curve.

          Some of you all need to make peace with that.

          • I agree with your points here 100%. I think it’s pretty clear that he would be a good candidate for admissions to any of the elite schools based on his SAT and GPA even if he were just a normal middle class white guy (i.e., no special admissions preferences). That said, those stats would not normally guarantee admission to any particular elite school, even for said white guy, and to be admitted to all of the schools suggests that his status helped him significantly. Personally I do not object to those sort of admissions preference, when it is truly amongst equal candidates and the preferred member is part of a under-represented group [as opposed to how it is usually practiced today].

          • MikeofAges

            See my response to “Olorin”. The same applies to you. Read what I actually said.

          • dcc2379

            There are more than a few; indeed, there would be over one million. While you were busy labeling me a hater, you missed the point that the only reason this fella made the hat trick of all eIght Ivies is because he is black, and as you point out, even wrote that he was. I have peace with this anomaly, but let’s not pretend that all things were equal, for that is hogwash. A similarly situated white or Indian, with great scores but certainly not perfect, would not have been afforded such special treatment. To think otherwise ignores the facts.

      • dcc2379

        Get over yourself. Sure the boy has good scores and all, but he isn’t off the charts. He is black, which made him a shoe in. A similarly situated white student would never have pulled his hat trick off. Neither would an Indian. I’ve done prep work for students for guaranteed professional admittance programs where everyone had these scores and AP classes (usually even better then these boy), and boy would any of these medical schools scream “lawdy, lawdy do we have a black that broke 1500!” I take umbrage to your brazen claim there are only a few smart blacks. Read the bell curve and statistical distribution, and you will see what I tell me son; or maybe you just think 1,000,000 is small.

        My hating is my realization that duhversity made all the difference.

      • Snazzy Snook

        Why not go all out and say what you really want to say ? Call him the racist that you want to call him .. That’s the norm for whites who speak the truth, they’re labeled racists by blacks .. Go ahead, we’re certainly used to it by now ..

        • Ed

          It’s kind of a given most posters on here are racist. I guess I’m one of the few Blacks not necessarily bothered by it. I come here to get a different perspective on the news that the mainstream press seems to gloss over because of political correctness.

          Believe it or not I actually agree with many of the points expressed here from time to time.

          • refocus

            In AmRen speak “racist” translates as: a white person that does not want to see and is working against the genocide of the white race.

            Furthermore, an anti-racist is one who promotes the genocide of the white race.

      • pcmustgo

        “There are a few of us Blacks who are smart (INSERT COMMA), the problem is there aren’t enough”.

        No, the larger problem is blacks racist and abusive attitude towards whites.

      • dcc2379

        Please. He identified himself as black, so the schools would see the chance to increase their duhversity with something greater than the Jena Six.

  • Luca

    The media finds the needle in the haystack, an African with a 3-digit IQ and a normal family life and they make him into a celebrity. They actually took time away from complaining about Whites and Asians having an unfair advantage in college admissions to run this story.

    Actually, good for the kid, I hope he realizes he is as lucky as a lottery winner.

    • Xerxes22

      He lives in Shirley, N.Y., a town which is 90% White and only 3% Black. I think this kid hit the lottery long before he applied to any ivy league school.

  • Wolfy

    He sounds like a smart kid and a hard worker, but the real reason this is a story is that he’s black.

  • Pictures please of the eight white students NOT admitted so that a foreigner could attend. It’s a zero-sum game and the deck is stacked against whites. So, although this is a feel good story and I’m happy for a deserving black kid, the cold hard reality of it sucks for eight deserving whites kids. And don’t ever forget it when the next feel good story comes out.

    • DNA Explains It All

      Statistically he was chosen over more than 8 more qualified Asian or White students for sure. I feel so good.

    • DNA Explains It All

      For a white male to get into all 8 ivies would require him to be GODLIKE in academic prowess, to NEVER have answered a questions wrong, have perfect SAT’s and to have volunteered for aid work IN AFRICA. Would any white male EVER get accepted into all 8, EVER? No matter their performance?

      • Magician

        And be homosexual

      • saxonsun

        And even then his white skin would keep him out.

  • So CAL Snowman

    $1,000 says he majors in black studies despite what the article says. Oh I’m sorry I meant to say africology instead of black studies.

  • Magician

    It is a given that black males enjoy enormous advantages that white males can’t but there is another fact I recently realized and have been confirmed about – black men enjoy ridiculous benefits that black women can’t.

    Watch TV and count how many black men you see on TV per one black female. I see about ten times more black men than black women do. And whenever I hear that a black kid received admission to a very prestigious school it is a male.

    • LHathaway

      There was a book titled something like that out a long ago. “All the Women are White. All the Blacks are Men; But Some of US are Brave.

  • TheCogitator

    This was on the news last night, and the anchors were gushing over him. I told my wife I’d bet anything that had he not been black he would not have gotten accepted to all of the schools. Now I see I was correct.

  • DNA Explains It All

    99th percentile for “African Americans”, so he was top of the bottom then?

  • Good for Kwasi Enin! I’m glad for him and I wish him the best. With that said, however, the media likes to make a big deal about it. But that’s only because it’s so unique or rare. In other words, by drawing so much attention and hype to Mr. Enin, they are, in effect, conceding that this isn’t normative among blacks. Would they have done the same over a white guy? Probably not. Whites are expected to excel – and they do!

    Moreover, DWLs and liberal blacks will use this story to suggest that any and all blacks can accomplish the same thing. We know they can’t – and our nation’s academic test scores, including IQ studies, confirm it too.

  • Anon

    because each seeks different qualities in their freshman class
    Actually, they all look for the exact same thing…that you aren’t white

    • Anon

      Actually, let me flesh that out a little. What they want is the extremely rare, one in a generation, black person who can convincingly pretend to have those white qualities that, collectively (in white people and ONLY in white people) result in our modern, first world civilization. They want him so that they can lie and claim those traits are not white traits but universal traits present in all races. Then, they will lie and say those traits are not only possible but common in blacks and then lead their performing chimp out on a leash whenever they want to provide an example……and ignore the 99.99999999999999999999999999% of blacks who are retarded, subhuman, cannibalistic monsters.
      Since such a thing is so extremely rare, there is intense competition to claim the only one.

  • redpill99

    His acceptance exposes the fraud of affirmative action. AA was promoted as a way to compensate american blacks (and american indians) for historical injustice, namely slavery and jim crow. It enjoys support by the establishment of academia politicians policy makers, blacks and hispanics. But here we have a son of an african immigrant, whose ancestors were in no way enslaved by the white man in the US, enjoying select admissions to Ivy. basically recent african immigrants from ghana and other blacks, who in no way suffered from american slavery and jim crow, should immigrate to the US and watch their children easily get accepted to top universities and scholarships. does anything think if he were chinese he’d be accepted to all 8 ivy league?

    • Rhialto

      The Liberals used the effective “bait and switch” technique, that salesmen use on gullible customers (mooches). This technique is the offering a seemingly good product at a very low cost. Once the victim agrees, and feels warm and fuzzy inside, the salesman subtly introduces various new items or improvements. Soon the feebleminded consumer is paying a high price for an unwanted/unneeded product or service.

      • redpill99

        I think AA should only be for American born blacks and Indians only who also live in poverty who were the direct descendants of slaves in the US. No immigrants or children of immigrants, not African hispanic latino asian, be entitled to AA. Rich blacks and Amerindians should not be given any special preference.

    • LHathaway

      We also have the grandchildren of those who benefited from affirmative action benefiting from affirmative action. They’d also have you believe the grandchildren of those who benefited from affirmative action are uniquely oppressed and all whites students, no matter how poor they are, where they live, or what has and is happening to them, are ‘privileged’. They’d have you repeat this wisdom, or lose your job.

      • redpill99

        true. affirmative action will be around for as long as the current US exists

        • LHathaway

          Debatable. Affirmative action will be around until the time white males are denied affirmative action, too. It wont be around for too much longer after that. What makes your post closer to being true is the USA might not be around too much longer after that, either.

  • FozzieT

    Excellent for him. He appears to be at the far, far right end of the bell curve. Hope he does well. But we all know the main reason 8 Ivy league schools accepted him. It’s right there in the last sentence of the article.

    “Being a first-generation American from Ghana also helps him stand out, Cohen says.” Uh…ya think?

  • Frank_DeScushin

    Every year there are likely numerous white, Asian, and Jewish high school students who get accepted to every Ivy League. I never recall an article about any of those students, though. Liberals have made this kid a national hero as a way of saying, “See, we’re all the same. Blacks can be exceptionally smart.” The amount of articles on this kid and none on others that have accomplished his feat shows just how hard Liberals overcompensate to suggest that black intelligence is on par (or even exceeds) others.

    • Romulus

      I thought I’d tell you exactly how many of the tribe are at Yale and Harvard. What’s the use.
      Im already nauseated. Considering the sheer damage afro ameri- blacks have been doing, I couldn’t give a [email protected]=! Less about the success of any blacks. Especially if it’s at our expense, as we get run over by diversity. Fawning over them won’t help us.
      Consider what their Somalian cousins have been doing to Lewiston ME or st.paul MN.

  • He’ll give Ghanian immigrants a good name. Thousands of young, impressionable, white Americans will think of him when the words “Ghanian immigrant” comes up. But the next Ghanian immigrant will be able to take advantage of this to rape and murder. That’s how it goes.

    But I do hope he succeeds – and then goes back to Africa to use his skills for the betterment of his own people.

    • Luca

      That’s the problem with “good” blacks. They have friends and relatives.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    The more interesting article on this kid is entitled, “Why the All-Ivy League Story Stirs Up Tensions Between African Immigrants and Black Americans”. The article includes the following extended passage:

    “Being a first-generation American from Ghana also helps him stand out, Cohen says. “He’s not a typical African-American kid.”

    “Not a typical African-American kid” is being read as an allusion to the lazy black American stereotype. The tension comes from the fact that some African immigrants buy into that stereotype, which gets turned into “Africans don’t like black people.” This has almost nothing to do with Enin, who is obviously a remarkable young man, and everything to do with how America perceives and portrays black Americans and African immigrants.

    In January, Luvvie Ajayi, a Nigerian-born immigrant, tried to explain “akata,” a word some Nigerians use to refer to black Americans that translates into wild animal. (Note: A lot of Nigerians use akata to mean “ghetto” as well. My mom once told me I was dressed like an akata girl because I wanted to wear sweatpants in public.) She argued in a series of tweets, collected by Clutch, that the reason some Africans believe black Americans should be doing better is because they don’t know about the history of black Americans but see their own success as a reason blacks should excel as well. “Africans who come to the U.S. are statistically more successful than African Americans and they think ‘if I could do it, why not them?'” she wrote.

    American society holds that same view as well. A 2007 study covered by the Washington Post found that a quarter of black students admitted to elite colleges were African immigrants, though they only represented 13 percent of America’s college-age black population. The study’s authors several theories on why black immigrants do better, including “to white observers black immigrants seem more polite, less hostile, more solicitous and ‘easier to get along with.’ Native blacks are perceived in precisely the opposite fashion.”

    • sbuffalonative

      Affirmative Action was supposed be for the descendants of slaves. That these slots are being given to non-African Americans should ‘outrage’ black leaders but for some reason they never push this issue.

    • LHathaway

      That’s why they aren’t getting in. They’re just too akata for the diversity cheerleaders running university admissions. Funny.

    • kjh64

      America’s perceptions of Black Americans are based on massive amounts of experience. I find Black Africans to be on average, far more polite, harder working, easier to get along with and higher class acting than African-Americans. So many Black Americans I find the opposite, belligerent, difficult, hostile, loud and ghetto acting with an outrageous sense of entitlement.

  • So CAL Snowman

    So he was 11th in his class, big deal. How did the top 10 students in his class fare in regards to Ivy league acceptance? That’s the real question.

    • dukem1

      Shsssss.

  • borogirl54

    Black Africans tend to do better than Black Americans. I read where Lani Guinier, a former nominee to lead the Civil Rights division under Bill Clinton complained that many of the AA spots for blacks are being taken by Africans.

    • Nimadan

      U.S. blacks can’t even compete with Afreakans. LOL.

    • Romulus

      I don’t care for either of them. There all Africans. Just because one sampling has been here longer ,doesn’t make a d–m bit of difference to me.
      What’s sure to be a conversation, is the ivy league gushing over itself that they all scrambled to accept a one in a couple of million, so the media can put this up as a black hero to the bruthas.

      • Diversity Fatigue

        Australian Aborigines have the lowest IQs on the planet followed closely by sub-saharan Africans. Real world observations as demonstrated by actual achievement, that is, the application of high IQs to solve real world problems clearly demonstrates that whites are at the very top, not Asians, and blacks at the very bottom. The real world bears this out. It was whites that pit a man on the moon and invented virtually everything that makes the modern world go around. Not Asians.

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          Northeast Asian “cognitive superiority” is just BS concocted by certain g-men to deflect accusations of white supremacy, while proving that the negroids are stupid. There isn’t much psychometric evidence favoring this imaginary N.E. Asian “cognitive superiority”, unlike the B-W IQ gap. Furthermore, all of this work suffers from obvious problems, such as self-selection bias. There’s even contradictory evidence, if one takes Flynn’s research into consideration. Further, 97% of all scientific and technological achievement is the result of white ingenuity. All of the best societies have been built by whites, which is why N.E. Asians are mass immigrating to them in very large numbers. IMO all of the empirical evidence indicates white cognitive superiority, followed by N.E. Asians, everyone else, with blacks/abos at the very bottom.

          • Diversity Fatigue

            Exactly. Asians may indeed have higher IQs on average which is only an indicator of potential archievement. The rubber meets the road, however, on the actual application of intelligence toward manipulating the material world toward one’s advantage. Whites have done this like no other race on the planet.

        • Romulus

          Indeed. The vast majority of Asians are still peasants. They have been aggressively pursuing a more modern world through theft. It is a fact that the bulk of the NSA counter cyber unit deals overwhelmingly with Chinese hackers. 5000 just last yr.

      • Of course the media will love him. But the very people who they will beg to lionize him not only won’t, but they’ll laugh at him for acting white.

    • RyanP

      I have heard this as well. Amren should do an article about this(maybe they have). Considering that the average IQ in africa is actually lower than that of US blacks it seems counter intuitive that they would do better. Perhaps it is just a matter of the west attracting the brightest of the bright. I would be curious to know how this kids parents ranked in the economic pecking order back in Ghana.

  • NoMosqueHere

    I doubt No. 10 got into 8 Ivys. But they just go nuts over a bright black kid, and they don’t really sweat the details.

    William Floyd is not a top notch academic high school. The ones that are (on Long Island at least) have ultra competitive white, asian, and jewish kids fighting for class placement. I doubt this african kid would have placed that high in Roslyn High School, Great Neck High School, or Jericho High School, etc.

  • Diversity Fatigue

    He ranked 11th in his HS class and he is in the 99th percentile on the SAT as compared to other blacks, not whites and Asians.

    No one has ever claimed that there are no blacks with a high IQ just that they are exceedingly rare. How rare? Have a look pictorially. From the graph below we get the real story on black IQs ….

  • Puggg
  • Petronius

    “Colleges are looking for great boys.”

    Actually colleges are looking for gay boys. Gays now count as diversoids. Unfortunately white girls no longer carry any diversity cachet.

    Our daughter had better credentials than Kwasi: SAT 99 percentile; class valedictorian at a top college prep private school; played three instruments in orchestra including solo performances at various public venues; hot and cold running AP courses. She preferred Southern universities where men are still men and the women love them for it. However, she applied to Harvard as an experiment and was wait-listed.

    • TXCriollo

      I went to a private school like that passing was higher then nys avg, was a white school i was the diversity i was from texas but all in all not a bad school we had some blacks they were hard working. I had a sports scholarship i didnt worry about getting into college, they offered my dad said thats where you are going. I had friends that were beyond smart good students ap classes galore high sat scores was still 1600 in my day. We had an asian kid get like a 1590 3rd in the class just a good student got waitlisted at yale and cornell, why they already had asians like him apply. He learned the hard way on who gets the diversity benefits and who does not

      • Katherine McChesney

        Why is it that you can’t write complete sentences, use capitalization and proper punctuation? Your run-on sentences are difficult to read and understand.

    • tetrapod

      Your daughter’s experience only illustrates what’s in store for white women as the US racial situation further deteriorates. For the last 50 years feminists and female progressives have harbored the delusion that they’re somehow in alliance with all the motley “victims” of white male oppression. The time is coming when they’ll realize their erstwhile allies see them only as white bitches.

    • dcc2379

      Some would say the truth is being a hater.

  • roger smith

    He’s obviously a good student, and would have been accepted to a very good school regardless. Harvard or Yale? Most likely not. What colleges were the 10 students in front of him accepted to? But his achievements are impressive. No sense denying that.

    What’s absurd about this story, however, is why an intelligent student from a solid background is getting any sort of preference whatsoever. And the preference won’t stop there. He’ll most likely get his top choice for law or medical school regardless of whether he has earned it. And once he graduates from there, be pushed to the top ahead of others with even better credentials.

    I would think he would find this whole episode insulting. Or maybe not.

    • LIBERTYSINCURSION

      Better credentials? What could possibly be a better credential in this Affirmative Affection climate we find ourselves surrounded by today. Than being a black male who’s neither functionally retarded, nor a Thug Life Tupac impersonator? Scoring a 2,250 on the SAT coupled with said credentials, he’s as good as gold these days.

  • LHathaway

    “But Enin has “a lot of things in his favor””

    Writing comedy?

    “His SAT score, at 2,250 out of 2,400 points, puts him in the 99th percentile for African-American students”.

    There’s a slap to the face. Whether to Enin, or to all blacks in general, I’m not sure. Africans must be a special little kindergarten-like group, not even in the same league as every other American. It’s a heavy slap to the face of diversity, forehand and then backhand. This author is in serious need of a sensitivity re-tool.

    • TXCriollo

      99th percentile for african americans thats like being the smartest kid in 2nd grade. Now im happy he did well, he probably is a normal guy who worked hard. The liberal media is just fishing for a black kid that is not part of the stereotype. I hope he does well and does it on his own merits, but hes gonna be poster child for left wing liberals which is not right

      • Max

        Your picture is dead-on. The left’s key strategy for hammering in wedges of legislation and court decisions is finding the exception and using that to formulate a one-size rule (abortion, discrimination, gun-restrictions, ad infinitum) then using the faulty initial laws as a basis to construct in inverted pyramid of idiocy atop which they live.

    • Tom_in_Miami

      “Or would it have frightened liberal readers of this paper to learn that Enin scored above 99% of white students, too?”

      Where does the article say, or how do you conclude, that this student scored above 99% of the white students?

  • Archibald_Cunningham

    I can see it already. This kid will apply to 20 different med schools, (with slightly above average credentials) and be accepted to every one. Then he’ll benefit from a third round of affirmative action when applying for residency, and go into some highly specialized field like neurosurgery or transplant surgery, which, although intelligent, he objectively has no business being in. He will be the next Ben Carson (who also benefited heavily from AA), the next negro God in the negro-worshipping pantheon. Then he’ll be a Republican Congressman. What’s the only thing that can give conservatives more “I can’t be a racist because…” cred than voting for a black Republican? Voting for an immigrant black Republican.

    • LHathaway

      Affirmative action from cradle to grave. And if he does do poorly or even flunk out of the school he chooses, no worries. Every employer, public and private, hires by affirmative action.

    • Max

      Both parties have found a champion for The American Diversity Dream.

  • Neuday

    A brilliant black. His parents should’ve named him Quark.

    • KevinPhillipsBong

      Or Tuvok.

  • Jonathan Vere

    With his SAT score he would rank at about the 50th percentile among freshmen at Harvard, Princeton, or Yale, which to my mind makes him a legitimate contender for admission to an Ivy League school…but to be admitted to all eight? And let’s not forget there are many white and Asian students who score 2250 or greater who get wait-listed or rejected at the same Ivy League schools. I know one Asian who was wait-listed at the four Ivy League schools he applied to, despite a 2380 SAT and perfect 5’s on eight AP tests (BTW, they say he’ll have taken 11 AP classes by the time he graduates, but they don’t mention how he scored). The bottom line here is that it happened because the Ivy League schools, in spite of their high academic standards, will compromise them for the greater good of “diversity.”

    • Ed

      In this case they didn’t compromise standards he is within range in terms of SAT scores. I suspect that’s why they shared it publicly to diffuse the affirmative action charge.

      Now he did get into all eight because he’s Black. There simply aren’t that many Black kids at his level so the Ivies will pretty much admit him automatically.

  • CourtneyfromAlabama

    Yawn…….man bites dog.

  • tetrapod

    Also note the “expert” opinion from Katherine Cohen. No bias there, right?

  • OhWow

    I live fairly close to the area this kid is from. It’s known as a trashy area. Simply put, this kid is a mere exception. Nothing less, nothing more. I love how some liberals will see him and say “See?! Told ya! That proves that blacks are just as smart as whites!” as if he’s the norm.

    This may be controversial, but I think it’s nice to see a fairly normal black person for a change. Not ghetto, just shuts up and does his work and likes learning. Blacks would be a lot more tolerable if they acted like this kid.

    • Olorin

      Shirley, NY, is trashy?

      http://www.city-data.com/city/Shirley-New-York.html

      “Blacks would be a lot more tolerable if they acted like this kid.”

      I agree entirely. But as you can see from the comments above, it wouldn’t matter. People would still hate a high achiever for being black…just as so many blacks hate high achievers for being white (and Jewish and Asian).

      This is the poison of all these years of forced diversity, multiculturalism, and PC. Even people who claim to want a sheer meritocracy–as many AmRen readers do–really don’t want that at all. They just want Team Colors. Eventually, even in the perfectly segregated world some dream of, among the whites, the plus-two-plus-sigma people would start to be persecuted for being too smart. Or something else. I’m not convinced that there’s all that much solidarity among “race realists.” White people slaughtered their own sons by the tens of millions in the 20th century, while slaughtering other white people by the tens of millions.

    • benvad

      His parents are foreigners from a crappy country. They won the lottery ticket by getting green cards, they’ll take full advantage if everything America offers.

      Opportunities like this are few and far between.

    • LHathaway

      “See?! Told ya! That proves that blacks are just as smart as whites”

      Yes, they will. The way they do it is generally demeaning to whites. It’s favoring blacks and disfavoring whites. They also will do it in a way, or express it from a ground work of ‘just knowing’ every white that doesn’t fawn over him is an ignorant white that believes all blacks are stupid, Elvis is still alive, and men never landed on the moon.

      So, if you’re not a racist, favoring this kid above everyone else, they call YOU the racist.

      Some of us obviously don’t care anymore. Or not that we don’t care, we’re angry about this treatment (not to mention the callous disregard for us). We may not know exactly why we are angry but we are.

  • Jimbo Jones

    Something is not kosher.

    • tetrapod

      Oh but it is. Ms Winkler and Ms Cohen have each given it their tribal imprimatur.

  • Baboon

    We all know why this “human” is getting accepted and making front page news, but at least he’s not robbing, raping, assaulting and murdering whitey. That’s the only positive in this story.

  • Baboon

    We have a chimp, with a gun, at Kent St University.

  • Aaron997

    First off, congratulations to this student. He’s smart and applies himself, and so on and so forth.
    However, his race is DEFINITELY helping him here.

  • Garrett Brown

    A genetic anomaly if this is actually legit.

    • DiversityIsDeath

      And that’s why it’s big news. It’s a “man bites dog” story.

  • Andy

    I got a 2290 on my SAT, was 19th in the class (admittedly a much smaller class of about 110), and took seven of the ten AP classes my school offered. I also got a perfect score on my PSAT. (I should add my grades varied wildly.)

    My sister got around 2200 on her SAT, was 13th in her class, and took nine of the AP classes. She was the editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, active in local government, and got an alumni recommendation to the Ivy League school she applied to.

    We are both paying huge amounts of money (me $25,000 a year, her upwards of $40,000 a year) to attend minor private colleges. Our family, like this young man’s, is first-generation middle class. Neither of us (and particularly me) has much room to complain. I did little work in high school and she made a poor choice of college. However, I do not see an enormous difference between our qualifications and Kwasi Enin’s, and I suspect there are more foreigners in the Ivy League than conservative white Christians.

    • Alec Smart

      The children of the elite class in America still get into Harvard and Yale.

      This is as much about excluding SMARTER American whites who will be a competitive threat to the rulers of America. They let in these foreign blacks knowing they won’t amount to much.

      • benvad

        Never thought of it that way, before.

      • IstvanIN

        Gotta save space for the Tribe and the Bushes at these schools, too.

  • MekongDelta69

    And the last time the leftist USA Today did a special, standout story about some straight White guy was…?

    I’ll wait

  • dewdly

    You can be certain that the admissions office in every top tier university in the country is on high alert for any black student who might be able to complete a four year course of study at their school. Competent blacks are exceedingly rare and schools are intensely competitive in reeling in the student that will give them the appearance of diversity and give credence to the notion that blacks are only held back by white racism.

  • JackKrak

    Changing your name to “Kwasi” will do wonders for your efforts to get into or join just about anything

    • Ed

      Kwasi is an Akan name. He didn’t change anything you’re confusing him with the silly Black Americans who latch on to Afrocentric nonsense.

      I’m Akan as well we have a distinct and rich culture. The Ashanti tribe traded slaves for guns and then used the guns to dominate their neighbors. They fought the British for 100 years and the Brits called us the most acculturated group they came upon on Africa.

      We were never really colonized. Funny how Americans both Black and White only see race in most of the world ethnicity trumps everything.

      • Max

        His statement still stands; changing a name to “Kwasi” or some other Afrobabble name is very likely to be a positive strategy.

      • benvad

        Why is it that immigrant Africans take advantage of AA? Shouldn’t they be barred from it? The whole thing was set up for the benefit if black Americans, not foreigners.

        • Ed

          Africans aren’t fighting for AA. I think there were some American Black intellectuals who suggested a similar thing but black leaders don’t want that. American Black leadership adopts an us vs them strategy. Them being Whites and us all non-whites. Of course they’re too dense to realize most non-whites want little to do with them but will happily leverage them for their own benefit.

          The little dirty secret is that Black immigrants help Black Americans appear better than they are in reality. For example it’s estimated Black immigrants help close the unemployment gap between the races by 3 points.

          • benvad

            Clearly you see Jamaicans in NYC working all the time, but they are complete bums in Toronto. Same people different environment.

          • Ed

            I hear they do bad in the UK as well. Very odd how these things work out.

      • JackKrak

        Sorry, Ed, I couldn’t give an excrement what kind of name it is.

        The point that you may not have been able to pick up on was that having an Afro name – whether genuine or the ridiculous American ghetto variety – will instantly get the attention of admissions officers, personnel managers and other decision makers eager to fill quotas. It’s like attaching a mini flashing neon card to your resume or application saying “BLACK GUY! BLACK GUY!”.

        • Ed

          His name is irrelevant. You check off race when you apply.

  • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

    You nailed it. Or he should sleep his way through a Public Administration degree. He’ll be a multi-millionaire by age 35 and a coveted appointee to multiple corporate boards and/or petty bureaucrat offices. Heck, he could milk that for all its worth, then come out as a Republican shortly before retirement and have Whites falling all over him to kiss his ring.

  • DiversityIsDeath

    “His SAT score… puts him in the 99th percentile for African-American students.” [QUOTE]

    This gushing reporter was careful to claim that Kwasi’s score is high FOR BLACK STUDENTS. The article carefully avoids disclosing where Kwasi ranks with ALL STUDENTS, or compared to White or Asian students.

  • Alec Smart

    Chances are, this black kid will be one of the dumbest in his class if he goes to Harvard or Yale.

  • Snazzy Snook

    Why is this even here on AmRen ? It’s like they are praising him ..
    We know we have affirmative action in this country, so was just wondering why this is news ..

  • Snazzy Snook

    Yes a true “magic negro” ,eh ? PPpffftt !!

  • Snazzy Snook

    Piss off ..

  • Snazzy Snook

    You’re an idiot , dude .. Do us all a favor and speak for yourself .. Don’t include me in your delusion …

  • Snazzy Snook

    Please go to the huffpo or something, you speak like you’re the king of race realism .. I don’t know you but, I do know that I don’t like you one bit.. You’re spewing YOUR views as if they are ALL of OUR views and you couldn’t be more wrong .. There is a war here, dummy .. Wake the hell up before it’s too late .. We are losing our country and you happen to be part of the problem ..

  • MooTieFighter

    It’s always funny when a really intelligent black is found. It’s almost like finding a space alien and it reaches various news sites. Look at Ben Carson. After listening to this guy you realize, damn he is REALLY smart (not just smart for a black guy smart). The commotion is comical, but lets be honest, if he was white/Asian, he might have been accepted to one of those schools (if that).

    • benvad

      How much does skin color play into the score?

  • MooTieFighter

    Pretty common knowledge that these schools have a “diversity” agenda. They have certain goal quotas and some schools do not even get particular funds without it. So rather clearly students do get in based n the color of their skin. Are you saying this is acceptable?

  • Max

    This is great. I would that all were as talented as he but they are not. The other 99.99% are more like Trayvon and I have to play the odds.

    They survey says…bzzzzzzt! I’ll stick with whites.

  • Herman

    An intelligent black.
    He really is a minority.

  • CallahanAuto

    I don’t care who calls me an angry white man, but this story and the way it was covered leaves me very, very bitter.

    • benvad

      Can you elaborate?

      • CallahanAuto

        There was no acknowledgement that a brilliant white person probably could never get into all eight Ivy League schools … especially one who is ranked No. 11 at his public school. Many of the stories on Amren are an opportunity to make fun of liberals. It brings out the humor in me. This one just plain made me mad. Not as mad as the black-on-white violence stories, but pretty damn mad.

        • benvad

          I feel your anger.

  • MikeofAges

    Whether you know it or not, everything you said is absolutely consistent with what I reported. If a kid is the middle third of so of the intellectual profile at any given Ivy or other selective college, there is no guarantee they will be admitted to that college. Certainly more are turned down than are accepted simply because more apply than there are places for. By the way, $83,000 median income and and a median home value of $290,000 makes for a lower middle class community. The educational profile of the district shows the same thing.

    You can look all of this up yourself. I found it all within seconds, literally. Please read what I said, very carefully.

  • Richard Johnston

    I support a meritocracy. We who oppose special treatment undermine our own arguments if we cannot concede this “kid” is clearly the type America could use more of. That he lives with TWO successful parents is also something we should celebrate. I accept his skin color likely helped his case. Maybe he’ll turn out to be another Thomas Sowell. People with IQs above 80 realize we’re a much better informed and educated country with such people.

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      What you’re advocating is white cultural and demographic genocide. We don’t need these racial foreigners. Let him stay in his dysfunctional 3rd world society where he is needed most, instead of displacing whites by bringing him over here. Poaching the best and the brightest only exacerbates occupational shortages and perpetuates the cycle of underdevelopment in the immigrant-sending country. People with IQs higher than 80 realize that the long-term survival of the white race and western civilization is far more important than immediate, short-term economic gain.

      • Richard Johnston

        Smart, hardworking people are not liabilities to me or to our country. I am advocating for–GASP!–liberty and competition. Clearly the people who pay to use the services of this student’s parents DO need their services or they wouldn’t choose to pay for them! Although I am not advocating for it, our country would be better off if we could ship stupid, lazy white people to other countries. Funny that somehow hard working black people are a “threat to western civilization.” I look forward to sharing that assertion with the students in the liberty course I teach. I’ll poll them as to what they think the IQ of such a person who would think as such might be….

  • LHathaway

    “You must be a sock puppet from SPLC trying to make AmRen posters sound small minded and stupid”.

    They don’t need any help in that! They do it well enough on their own. Unless, of course, many of the ‘intolerant’ posts Are written by those who owe their true allegiance to something closer to the SPLC. I think they are. That, or they are dumb as rocks.

  • LHathaway

    “Nobody has failed to admit any white students at this point”.

    I appreciate the general tone of your argument. You’re well needed here. Your posts make perfect sense. The general ideas are all true. But your statements like ‘nobody has failed to admit any white students as this point’ is insane. It could only be true because, technically, the young genius has not been admitted yet.

  • LHathaway

    At last, I’ve found a like mind! Yeah, half the time, they do seem to be only trying to embarrass the very positions they are pretending to espouse. If they are not, they certainly aren’t going to expand their base beyond those already trapped in this echo chamber.

    Then again, they All owe their true allegiance to something closer to SPLC than they do to the cause of white improvement.

  • Snazzy Snook

    Sorry if I offended anyone today with my comments ..

  • Herman

    Be honest.
    As soon as you heard some student was accepted by all 8 Ivy league schools you knew he wasn’t white.

  • harold

    I don’t know about some of the comments on here. I mean, here you have a 17 year old black male who’s a high achiever and it seems like a lot of posters on here are foaming at the mouth with hatred. I thought one of the major complaints was that most black males are the opposite of Kwasi Enin.

    Here’s a black man thats not raping, robbing or playing the knockout game and instead doing something constructive. Give credit to where credit is due, even if he’s on the far right end of the bell curve. If the majority of young black men were like Kwasi Enin then Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Baltimore etc would be far different places.

    Judge him by the content of his character and not the color of his skin, otherwise, instead of being taken seriously by the mainstream, you’ll look like exactly what the SPLC say you are: KKK, Nazi bigots.

  • harold

    I don’t know about some of the comments on here. I mean, here you have a 17 year old black male who’s a high achiever and it seems like a lot of posters on here are foaming at the mouth with hatred. I thought one of the major complaints was that most black males are the opposite of Kwasi Enin.

    Here’s a black man thats not raping, robbing or playing the knockout game and instead doing something constructive. Give credit to where credit is due, even if he’s on the far right end of the bell curve. If the majority of young black men were like Kwasi Enin then Detroit, Chicago, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Baltimore etc would be far different places.

    Judge him by the content of his character and not the color of his skin, otherwise, instead of being taken seriously by the mainstream, you’ll look like exactly what the SPLC say you are: KKK, Nazi bigots.

  • Rick

    They forgot to mention the most important reason why he got accepted—He’s BLACK!

  • refocus

    Yes, Yes, Yes.

    All the non whites need a doctor they can trust !

  • refocus

    How is this information beneficial to the white race?

  • IstvanIN

    On the radio this morning the White commentators were gushing over how he must be one of the most brilliant young people in the country.

  • dcc2379

    Are you serious? I’m speaking the truth! Unless you’re being sarcastic, you missed my broader social and political implications, and that does make you sound small minded. As a sock puppet, I like to point out my faux Detroit High School comparison, if which was transplanted to any majority Texas high school would become true. Why? Texas decided that any graduate of high school was deemed college eligible. That way the dumbest of the dumb, learning barely a thing in inner city schools, we’re said to be equal to all others. As a sock puppet, I could do a better job of pointing out this gross affirmative action ploy.

  • dcc2379

    Your hating by trying to ignore my comments come from you’re an aborted baby commenting as a Democrat trying to make us sound racist?

  • Caucasoid88

    I agree. I felt compelled to at least acknowledge that it’s interesting they’d read this site.

  • Raymond Kidwell

    If you are a white male without family connections you better be the best of the best just to sit at the feet of an ivy league. A good example is unibomber Ted Kazinsky. Even being Jewish wasn’t enough apparently. Despite having one of the highest I.Q.s on the planet they treated him like he didn’t belong there. Our nation has drifted from a mostly merit based system of the 1950s (somewhat corrupt but overall merit based). To one of crony capitalism. Here’s the breakdown of an Ivy League School (my exact percents might be slightly off but you get the picture)
    40%- “legacy” slots for descendants of the same rich white males who have been going there for centuries. These are people who generally can only meet the minimal requirements for being there and who skip ahead of more qualified people because of family connections.
    15%- “Tribal” slots. People who had strings pulled by other members of the Jewish tribe to get in. This does not count all the Jews going there. Some Jews may be legacy or merit based but these are people who really don’t shine at the top but through the magic of tribal affiliation get in.
    20% “minority” slots. These are Hispanic and blacks (usually split evenly) who can barely meet the minimal requirements and get accepted based on their race, in order to make diversity quotas. Some Asians may fall into this category, but most Asians are brought in based on their test scores alone and are not in this slot.
    25%- People that actually got into the ivy league because of ability. To do this you better be above the top 1%. Like the top one tenth of a percent or something in regards to academics. To do so is pretty much impossible if you are growing up in poverty so this area mostly accounts for rich and upper middle class kids as well due to environment. I think there is reason to let in some poor kids who score a little less well, because of this, but I don’t think there should be so many race based positions.
    Anyway these people that earned their spot are going to be mostly your “racist” whites, some Jews and East Asians generally. The rich, well connected whites who enjoy affirmative action like privileges will never be harassed or punished. It’s always the white peasant that seems to take the spanking for the sins of the rich white families as well as the Jewish tribal whites. So these people who really did score off the charts will often be reminded about just how racist they really are and how they don’t deserve anything, even though these are generally the only people that actually earned their position.
    And another funny thing is that these schools used to discriminate against higher scoring Jews, but now they discriminate against higher scoring whites and East Asians, while Jews are actually favored for admission if you look at the data. But these anti-racists at Harvard will never mention that little fact.

    And if you think I’m kidding you can google “legacy admissions” and other information and verify this is true.

  • PROUD TO BE WHITE

    The data and racial background of any black claiming to be so bright makes me wonder. A high SAT score these days means nothing. High scores meant a lot in my day some 45 years ago, but not anymore. If I had the money to hire a few private detectives this might yield some good material worth publishing, about just how good these people really are!!!
    Oh! What happened to the other 10 (presumably white) who were academically better than him?

  • Jesse_from_Sweden

    Impressive for an average kid? Yes. Impressive enough to stand head and shoulders above everyone else and get into all eight Ivy Leagues? No.
    He didn’t even manage to rank in the top ten percent for whites, which would mean thousands of students got better scores than him.
    Think all of them got into all the Ivy Leagues they applied to?

    • AndrewInterrupted

      This is typical of the MSM when they point & sputter at the exceptions, to make them look like the rule. Standard propaganda operating procedure for them. It’s Racial MadCow’s bread&butter over at MSLSD.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    This reminds me of Nicolas Stix when he said that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) has been repurposed for Affirmative Action to mean: “…Don’t ask us if he’s qualified, and we won’t tell you if he isn’t…”.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Yes, but those whites would not have been accepted in all 8.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    My problem with your dogmatic speech is the projection in your tone. The notion that the U.S. inevitably will become blacker. There is no such inevitability. That’s liberal projection. Congress has changed the demographics before, they can be instructed to do so again. Blacker is not inevitable, it’s propaganda. Americans can reverse the 63% European number and return it to 90% if they choose. They have a choice. We could just as easily end student visas from one part of Africa and extend them only to the Dutch Afrikaners, for example. It is not a top-down decision as you project.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Uh oh, here comes the MSM. The story of the starving octaroon. You saw it coming.

    ctmirrorDOTorg/uconns-napier-on-altheletes-unionizing/

  • Ed

    I’m sensing this as well. There’s a drop off in the quality of the African immigrant community. I think it’s because of the growing strength of anti-Americanism and loose immigration standards.

    America is something special in the world and should not be making apologies for anything whether it’s slavery, treatment of Native Americans etc.

  • Michael Robert Ryan

    This kid likely would not have gotten accepted into a single ivy league school if he were white, but he’s still obviously quite intelligent, talented and hardworking. There are some few blacks like him at the far right tail of the black bell curve, and credit should be given where credit is due.

    • Susan

      It’s difficult to give credit where credit’s due because of affirmative action for blacks. When merit isn’t required of blacks, how can one tell if one of them is actually intelligent or the recipient of numerous affirmative action ploys.