A new report from researchers at Georgetown University must be horrifying diversicrats at elite colleges and universities. The report’s title, “Separate and Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege,” gives away the conclusion of the study. Despite all the efforts at affirmative action, as a whole, the top tier of colleges is making racial inequality worse, rather than better.
An article by Doug Lederman in Inside Higher Education, the trade journal of the college biz, summarizes the findings:
The report’s assertion that African-American and Latino youth — especially those from low-income backgrounds — are underrepresented at the nation’s 468 most selective four-year colleges and overrepresented at the 3,250 open-access two- and four-year institutions will probably surprise few; that’s a circumstance of long standing.