Discriminating Against Whites “Number One Priority” of Naval Academy

What to do with the most powerful military in history, while we wait for it to rot away under the regime of Hopey Change? Why not use it to advance race-based social engineering:

The Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead announced in Annapolis recently that “diversity is the number one priority” at the Naval Academy.

The Naval Academy superintendent, Vice Adm. Jeffrey Fowler, echoed him. Everyone understands that “diversity” here means nonwhite skins.

Here’s how they filter out whites in favor of less qualified nonwhites:

White applicants out of high school who are not also athletic recruits typically need grades of A and B and minimum SAT scores of 600 on each part for the Board to vote them “qualified.” Athletics and leadership also count.

A vote of “qualified” for a white applicant doesn’t mean s/he’s coming, only that he or she can compete to win the “slate” of up to 10 nominations that (most typically) a Congress(wo)man draws up. That means that nine “qualified” white applicants are rejected. SAT scores below 600 or C grades almost always produce a vote of “not qualified” for white applicants.

Not so for an applicant who self-identifies as one of the minorities who are our “number one priority.” For them, another set of rules apply. Their cases are briefed separately to the board, and SAT scores to the mid-500s with quite a few Cs in classes (and no visible athletics or leadership) typically produce a vote of “qualified” for them, with direct admission to Annapolis. They’re in, and are given a pro forma nomination to make it legit.

Minority applicants with scores and grades down to the 300s with Cs and Ds (and no particular leadership or athletics) also come, though after a remedial year at our taxpayer-supported remedial school, the Naval Academy Preparatory School.

By using NAPS as a feeder, we’ve virtually eliminated all competition for “diverse” candidates: in theory they have to get a C average at NAPS to come to USNA, but this is regularly re-negotiated.

In short, virtually anyone can get in, unless they’re Caucasian, in which case they have to meet stringent requirements. No doubt there is pressure to graduate minorities who should not have been there in the first place, and commission them as naval officers despite their incompetence.

This is why you don’t have to be a “racist” to question the competence of minorities in many professions. Whites are there because their qualifications are strong enough to overcome the institutional prejudice against them. The qualifications of nonwhites may end with their skin color.

Professions affected by this phenomenon now include President of the United States.

On a tip from JC. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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