Are Foreign Students Gaming Affirmative Action?

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

That’s the hypothesis of Fox News host Tucker Carlson and it’s worth investigating. “We know who’s supposed to benefit,” he said. “Affirmative action was designed to level the playing field for Americans whose ancestors had been discriminated against, primarily this meant black applicants.”

“Yet fifty years after affirmative action began, the percentage of African Americans at many elite colleges appears to be dropping, even as schools boast about being more diverse. How is this happening? Simple. Foreigners are taking their place.”