By Rod Dreher
A letter from a reader:
Rod, you may or may not be interested in this but it fits in with the theme you’ve been hitting on recently re: the rise of cultural socialism.
My oldest son is a high school senior, where the flagship state university – the state system’s most prestigious school – sent out admissions notices this week. My son’s attending a different school, one of his friends – I’ll call him Eric – did not get in to state flagship school and was more than disappointed – he was angry.
For context, both Eric’s parents went to the school; Eric had fantastic SAT and ACT scores, a 4.0+ grade point average, a high school resume crammed with activities, leadership roles and job experience.
He didn’t get in. But there’s another student in their class who didn’t have the same grades, didn’t have the same test scores, didn’t have the same extracurricular involvement – but did get in.
I forgot to mention – but you’re probably figured it out by now – that Eric is white; blonde haired, blue-eyed.
The other student, let’s say, is not white.
As my son was telling me this story last night, he finished with: “That’s bullsh*t.” And so I …read more
Source:: The American Conservative