Some stats I found while listening to Glen Loury and John McWhorter debate the Harvard admissions court case. 6 of 10 of the selective enrollment slots go to Asian students, despite them being 1) The poorest community in NYC (or at least highest % of their group in poverty) and 2) The smallest population.

Basically, Asian families have a culture that enables them to focus on their children's success. Sadly, far too many communities don't havet this work ethic. But there is a pattern, and if followed it could do much better than railing on about "systemic racism" as critics of Coleman Hughes like to do.

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/opportunity/pdf/18_poverty_measure_report.pdf

“The Non-Hispanic Black poverty rate fell significantly from 2015 to 2016, from 21.2 to 19.2 percentage points, while Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Asians had the highest poverty rates, at 23.9 and 24.1 percent, respectively, in 2016.” Non-Hispanic White poverty is 13.4 percent.

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2019/03/18/as-admissions-controversy-roils-data-shows-new-york-citys-specialized-high-schools-continue-to-accept-few-black-and-hispanic-students/

“While Asian students account for 16 percent of public school enrollment citywide, they make up more than 60 percent of enrollment in specialized high schools.”

Latino and Black students are 70% of students, but 10% of people admitted.

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David Shuey

David Shuey

Writer. Researcher. Designer. Human seeking better outcomes. Also searching for relevant facts and logical arguments above expedient or politial narratives.