The View From 1776

Bias and Bigotry in Academia

The most underrepresented Americans at Harvard: white Christians and ethnic Catholics.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 07/21 at 01:13 AM
  1. This column by Pat Buchanan implies that Harvard is excluding students based on conservative religious background. Pat must be reading his tea leaves or his crystal ball to come to this conclusion. No college application I have ever seen asks you whether you are born again or a baptist or even a Catholic. So, his data appear to be purely anecdotal.

    You might as well decry the lack of students being accepted at Harvard who believe that Moby Dick will save the planet. Few of them have been admitted.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  07/21  at  02:26 PM
  2. Mr. Jay:

    As usual you have trouble comprehending the written word. Mr. Buchanan implies nothing. He reports the finding of two independent academic research studies.

    Presumably the fact that no college application you have ever seen asks the questions you pose is to be taken as definitive and not anecdotal.
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  07/21  at  05:56 PM
  3. Buchanan says,

    "these schools are not interested in a diversity that would include "born-again Christians."

    In doing so, he appears to be implying that these schools ought to ask about religion and set aside a quota for that cohort.

    Am I misquoting him?
    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  07/22  at  09:19 PM
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