American Thinker: As a rich white kid with nothing to brag about academically but lots of money for consultants, want to get into a fancy school? Tell the admissions staff you’re American Indian. Apparently it wasn’t just Sen. Elizabeth Warren who did that, but oodles of rich liberal whites, seeking to elbow out their competition for those coveted slots at Harvard, by claiming affirmative action privileges, according to new revelations from the college admissions scandal.
According to the Wall Street Journal:
On some applications that [indicted admissions consultant] Mr. Singer’s operation handled, applicants may have claimed to be underrepresented minorities based on a tenuous connection, such as a distant relative of Native American ancestry, said one of the people familiar with his business. In one case, the person said, a teenager was presented as Native American when “there was absolutely nothing Native American about this kid.”
Apparently, this is what rich liberal parents pay consultants to tell them, and the racket has been going on a long time. Colleges get their affirmative action numbers up based on these claims, rich liberals get into fancy schools, and only real black, Native American and Hispanic kids get shut out as the slots go to the wealthiest. The white kids, too, actually, since they weren’t as knowingly dishonest as their richer competitors were to know enough to check the boxes to get in. more here