Bobby Sands wrote:You guys are pissed because someone wrote their alma mater's newspaper to complain about the drop in prestige of old-line, New England, single-sex schools that ignore SAT scores so they can fill admissions spots with low-income minority women who tend to score poorly on the SAT?
Shit, the only thing wrong with the letter was that the author didn't point out that this school can pull the "we don't look at SAT scores" shit because the Federal Gov't has been going nuts with the Federally guaranteed student loans and thereby allowing dinosaur schools to continue on with their single-sex liberal arts nonsense that only benefits the insulated, pampered faculty. If any of you gave shit-one about minority women who get suckered into taking out $100-200k in student loans, you'd be pissed at Smith as well... pimping minority women with promises of the good life, and then indoctrinating them with years of Victims Study programs, and leaving them with a massive student loan debt load that cannot be repaid with a Starbucks salary. And, you know, you cannot discharge student loans with a bankruptcy filing.
Not pissed, just laughing about the attitude of the author, but way to infer something that's not there so you can claim misdirected moral righteousness.
Oh, OK, so you didn't like her tone but you're OK with the content?
Yeah, as for me, I do read between the lines. She is pointing out that (a) a lot of these old-guard, New England, single-sex liberal arts colleges have lost their core constituency (WASP women going to college so that they make suitable mates for Ivy League WASPs who need a cultured wife for social status), and that (b) these single-sex liberal arts colleges have filled the empty seats with lesbos and minorities, and that (c) in order to accept the numbers of minorities they need, they have reduced or eliminated standards like the SAT, and that (d) the school gets less donations because old, stodgy white people are still the big spenders when it comes to paying for libraries n' shit.
I extrapolated on her points by pointing out that the black women getting suckered into taking out $150k in student loan debt to pay for the WASP pedigree of Smith are getting screwed because (a) they are getting a non-functional education in terms of earning opportunities after college, and (b) they can get a degree from Smith, but no one is going to mistake them for a WASP even after they learn which fork to use for the salad course and which spoon is for the soup.