"'There are those who contend that it does not benefit African-Americans to get them into the University of Texas where they do not do well, as opposed to having them go to a less-advanced school, a less -- a slower-track school where they do well,' Scalia said, according to the transcript. 'One of the briefs pointed out that most of the black scientists in this country don't come from schools like the University of Texas.'
The attorney, Gregory G. Garre, tried to interject, but Scalia continued.
'They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they're being pushed ahead in classes that are too fast for them,' Scalia said. 'I'm just not impressed by the fact that the University of Texas may have fewer. Maybe it ought to have fewer. And maybe some -- you know, when you take more, the number of blacks, really competent blacks, admitted to lesser schools, turns out to be less.'"
*slow blink* Word?
Oh bish. You fuc%ing TRIED it.
Antonin Scalia, let me tell your uglass something: a more valid, more factually supported argument is that most Black scientists don't attend University of Texas because XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA, the nation's UNDISPUTED LEADER in producing BLACK DOCTORS, is a BETTER CHOICE for Black Scientists, PERIOD. Don't believe me? Just watch.
Here's a list of distinctions XULA holds:
#1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African American students in the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, and physics.
#1 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school.
Among the nation's top four colleges of pharmacy in graduating African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degrees.
#3 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science and engineering disciplines
The Department of Physics is #1 in the nation for awarding African Americans baccalaureate degrees in physics and the physical sciences, according to the latest report from the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Xavier is consistently ranked by the American Chemical Society as one of the top 25 universities in the nation in awarding bachelor’s degrees in chemistry.
For your additional information, XULA is ANYTHING BUT SLOW. This article by the New York Times shines a light on the rigorous science program, and the blood, sweat and tears not only the students, but the faculty and administrators put into seeing its undergraduates succeed. The GPA requirements for maintaining a scholarship either remain constant or increase as you matriculate, in opposition to some PWI requirements DROPPING. We have led the country in placing Black science grads into and graduating Medical school for over 10 years. If you're having trouble comprehending that fact, let me break it down for you: we've surpassed your precious Ivy League schools, like Harvard, Stanford, and Yale, not to mention regular ass schools like the University of fuggin TEXAS for a decade (and we've been number one in Black grads being accepted into Medical School for TWO decades. You will deal.) Also, we do it for under $20k a year, WITHOUT A FOOTBALL PROGRAM or a NCAA ranked sports team pouring money into the campus. #TwiceAsHard #WeAreUsedToIt
I bet our sophomores can son your uninformed, privileged, limited view having behind on a K-Type test (do you even know what that IS?) with their #2 pencils tied behind their backs. #FOH
This is a classic case of the American indoctrination "If it's white, it's right." I submit you've disproven that premise, Antonin, because you are white and you're DEAD WRONG. At Xavier, we were taught to back up any hypothesis we had with data, proof, and strong arguments for it to be considered plausible. Seems like you haven't done your homework, though. Learn to research before you open your mouth about what Black scientists are better suited to do.
Google is your friend.
(My apologies to the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for my language...but somebody had to set this fool straight with no sugar coating. Just send your prayers up...God ain't through with me yet. ;-) )
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