The View From 1776
Bias and Bigotry in Academia
The most underrepresented Americans at Harvard: white Christians and ethnic Catholics.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.