As Twitchy reported earlier Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found another race-based problem that must be addressed, somehow: only seven black students were offered admission to the prestigious Stuyvesant High School out of 895 available slots in the freshman class. Ocasio-Cortez noted that 68 percent of all New York City public high school students are black and Latino, so what’s up?
As plenty were quick to point out, it’s not as though Stuyvesant doesn’t admit minorities; more than 70 percent of Stuyvesant’s students are Asian-American, and only around 20 percent are white. And yet The New York Times Maggie Haberman made it a point to mention that white students have more means to prep for the admission test.
This is actually tricky –
Admission to Stuyvesant is determined by a single test avail to all middle school students in NYC.There are no soft criteria-no interviews,no legacy favoritism, no strings to be pulled. It’s all abt test score which determines if you can handle academics https://t.co/jlvjX2gZbK
— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) March 19, 2019
It’s not tricky, then, is it? Everyone takes the same test to see if they can handle the academic rigors of Stuyvesant. But those white kids still have the upper hand.
White students generally have more means with which to prep for this test, some doing it for years. Yes it’s a test, no it is not an equal playing field. https://t.co/2s0TwkKwHV
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) March 19, 2019
Why have Ocasio-Cortez and Haberman just ignored Asian-American students completely, even though they make up the majority of students?
Weird. Then why are Asian kids most successful?
— Upstate Federalist (@upstatefederlst) March 19, 2019
And don’t forget; all of this follows a lawsuit alleging Harvard consistently rated Asian-American applicants lower than any other race on personal traits, presumably as an excuse not to admit so many with higher test scores.
stuy is 19% white. NYC public schools are 15% white. study is 74% asian. NYC public schools are 15% asian.
american journalism never moved beyond 1990 census or something. https://t.co/ywHAljsTBj
— Razib🥥 Khan (@razibkhan) March 19, 2019
— Diacritical (@Diacritical) March 19, 2019
Why you & others insist on shitting on the 7 black students that made the cut?
They should be held up as positive role models – interviewed to encourage others
— Caesar ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@LaundryQueen3) March 19, 2019
Good point … maybe celebrate their achievement and let them inspire others?
Most of the Stuyvesant kids are Asian. Your white prejudice shows again.
— Sohali (@sohali2012) March 19, 2019
Now do Asian students
— Sooner Bred (@thisgirl_13) March 19, 2019
White students? The school is 74 percent asian
— gabriel (@ga_b_e_) March 19, 2019
This would be a better argument if most of Stuyvesant students weren't low income Asian Americans
— menelmacar18 (@menelmacar18) March 19, 2019
The majority of the students are Asian. Another race hustling article written to stoke division? You do realize that your article, being promoted to stoke division based on half-truths, renders your opinion null and void? You’re not a peacemaker, and you won’t inherit the earth.
— Taraxandra (@taraxandra) March 19, 2019
Not buying that anymore, plenty of free resources on the web. It’s a big world out there and you can’t expect resources to come to you, they certainly don’t in the job place. You of all people should know this, Maggie.
— Jeff Meno (@zerojeff_tweet) March 19, 2019
If white students have more means, why are they not the largest group to get in to each of these “prestigious” schools? Take a look at the numbers; Asians are admitted at a higher rate than any group at each school, besides one. But that wouldn’t make headlines, would it…
— Evan Degnovivo (@EDegnovivo) March 19, 2019
Disagree. It's a matter of priorities. My nephew comes from a family of very limited means but they put every cent they had in prep and tutors so he could get into Brooklyn Tech. It's about what you do with what you have
— SwedishCar850 (@SwedishCar850) March 19, 2019
Based on this line of thought, the Asian students have more means with which to prep for this test than the White students. Faulty logic lady, go back to school.
— Sauron (@RexBasham) March 19, 2019
It’s the Asian community that tends to overperform on the test the most, and they generally aren’t coming from affluence — just as a community, they take testing very seriously. So how do you make admissions even more color blind? No easy answer
— Adam Brown (@AdamT_Brown) March 19, 2019
Actually, no, you just answered it
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) March 19, 2019
It's a myth that access to Stuy test prep is about money. It's about taking time to test prep. The school is 60% Asian, mostly not from means.
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) March 19, 2019
Just noting the following: Mayor DeBlasio has created ZERO new specialized schools in 5= years so the # of seats is flat. His predecessor created 5 new specialized high schools to expand oppty. A part of the solution in NYC is to create more great schools and seats.
— Marc Solomon (@marc_solomon) March 19, 2019
Deblasio hasn't done much for those less fortunate in NY.
— Ginger Underwood (@gunderwood3) March 19, 2019
This might sound crazy, but shouldn’t “test prep” for a school like Stuyvesant be attendance at one of New York’s public elementary or middle schools? Or do we not want to bring teachers unions into this?
‘CONGRATS! You’ve played yourself’! AOC going THERE to prattle on about racial injustice doesn’t end WELL for her https://t.co/lnp0guM15h
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 19, 2019