For some reason, readers are interested in the homeless black girl admitted to Harvard.
I doubt she scored as high on the SAT as the average white student at Harvard. If she scored really high on the SAT, it probably would have been highlighted in the article.
On the other hand, I don’t see why Larry Auster is all angry about it . She probably deserves the affirmative action more than the typical black Harvard student who usually comes from a financially well off black family and is more privileged than the average white person.
My concern for her is that, while she may have an unusually high g for a black girl, or even for a white girl, she won't fit in at Harvard because she will have a low class ghetto attitude about her.
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To clarify things here, there is no reason to think this story is a hoax. It could be that the reporter exaggerated the extent of her poverty a little to make a better story. It's very likely that she would not have been accepted to Harvard if she were white. Harvard will reject white or Asian applicants with perfect SAT scores if they don't have any leadership activities, and there's no indication that this girl's SAT scores are anywhere close to being perfect. I don't think that Harvard is too concerned with relaxing their admissions standards to help white or Asian applicants from impoverished backgrounds. In fact, I'm sure there are a good number of Asian kids with very high SAT scores whose parents work for low wages in Chinese restaurants.
The girl is not being harmed by attending Harvard. It's easy enough to graduate once you are accepted. She's undoubtedly getting a completely free ride through Harvard, how much better can it get? A dorm at Harvard sure beats a homeless shelter.
Her roommate probably won't like her because she grew up among the lowest class of black people, so she surely picked up a lot of ghetto behaviors that upper middle class people will find obnoxious.