The following has received enough attention, lately, that I won't even bother providing links:
"...Participation in such...activities as high school ROTC, 4-H clubs, or the Future Farmers of America was found to reduce very substantially a student's chances of gaining admission to the competitive private colleges in the NSCE database on an all-other-things-considered basis. The admissions disadvantage was greatest for those in leadership positions in these activities or those winning honors and awards. 'Being an officer or winning awards' for such career-oriented activities as junior ROTC, 4-H, or Future Farmers of America, say Espenshade and Radford, 'has a significantly negative association with admission outcomes at highly selective institutions.' Excelling in these activities 'is associated with 60 or 65 percent lower odds of admission.'"
Gotta face it. The powers that be despise my people. They really, truly, despise my people.They spit on us, all day, every day, every chance they get. And then they congratulate themselves for their supposed love of "diversity" - because, from time to time, they deign to patronize a few carefully selected non-Asian minorities - largely at the expense of...