New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a fan of playing the race card but her latest play backfired in her face.
The 29-year-old was irate that an elite New York City School had only accepted 7 new black students and she said it was a sign of racism and injustice.
But Stuyvesant, which is a public school, has admissions based on merit and it consists of mainly Asian students.
“68% of all NYC public school students are Black or Latino.
“To only have 7 Black students accepted into Stuyvesant (a *public* high school) tells us that this is a system failure.
“Education inequity is a major factor in the racial wealth gap. This is what injustice looks like,” she said.
68% of all NYC public school students are Black or Latino.
To only have 7 Black students accepted into Stuyvesant (a *public* high school) tells us that this is a system failure.
Education inequity is a major factor in the racial wealth gap. This is what injustice looks like. https://t.co/89NKvXk4vg
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 19, 2019
But she is again incorrect. And her assertion that schools have to admit a quota of students due to their skin color regardless of merit is what injustice is.
Do you want to eliminate AP and advanced courses within public schools that accept students based on academic achievement, too?
— Elinor Swanson ???? (@Swanson4Liberty) March 20, 2019
It is called earning it. Stuyvesant has 74 percent Asian students. Do you want more white kids in the school? Your idea is if you cannot earn it you force the school to take unqualified kids.
This is not what injustice looks like. It is what merit looks like.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) March 19, 2019
If the majority of admitted students are Asian, are they coming from advanced junior and middle school programs? Instead of discrediting can we uplift those who studied and worked hard?
— Keees (@mfgonzalez24) March 19, 2019
How about we take away race and gender questions in admissions?
Just use the social security number as an identifier and base the system solely on grades.
— Milindo ❤️ USA ❤️ Ecuador (@MiLindoEcuador) March 19, 2019
Think abt what you're saying here. If your argument is that this isn't a systemic issue, the alternative is that you believe black parents care less about their kids.
Unless you can offer another explanation (and I'm willing to hear what you have to say), that's textbook racism.
— Glem3 (@Glem3) March 19, 2019
Right! Since someone can't pass the high standard, we should lower it. Great way to fix it. I'm not fast enough to qualify for 100 meter in the olympics, so lets everyone run and don't record the time and we all get gold medals. NYC kids have the right to an education already
— Save America Please (@SaveAmericaPle2) March 19, 2019
I believe the entry requirements are pretty obvious, maybe these kids as a group just can’t meet the standards? Nothing broken there
— Robert Bekkers (@dutchguitar) March 19, 2019
Equality of opportunity doesn't mean equality of outcome…
— Harry Gato (@harrygato) March 19, 2019
Well said. This is the entire goal of the left. Hard work should not be required. That’s why we have participation trohpies. We have #GenerationVerukaSalt who expect to get what they want right now even if they did nothing to earn it #LittleMissMarxist #PompousLittleTwit pic.twitter.com/PL6BeRyqq5
— Winks & Nods ????????✨???????? #EndToxicLiberalism????✨???? (@wink_nod) March 20, 2019
It should be all about merit. That is true fairness
— David A Roche (@droche1959) March 19, 2019
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