The association of American Medical Colleges published its acceptance results for all four racial groups, in a form of table listing the GPA (how did the applicant perform in high school) and MCAT (how did the applicant perform on the college test). For example we see that 102 white people applied to med school with 3.0-3.19 GPA (OK-ish) and 5-14 MCAT (horrible) and not a single one was accepted.
Assuming meritocracy, race should have no effect on admissions, if two groups have the same GPA/MCAT, the admission results should be the same. I compared the grids of the different races, discarding fields where less than 50 applicants were present. Well, the table is very unequal:
If you have good scores, you get in, no matter your race. If your tests and high-school performances are mediocre, your chances to get in are slim – if you are white or Asian. But if you are black or Hispanic, your chances are much-much better. It’s strange that Hispanic advantage peaks at low scores. It’s probably because of historically black colleges. I mean that a dumb black will apply to such college but gets rejected because OK blacks get the places, while there are no historically Hispanic colleges, so a dumb Hispanic will apply to a majority-white college and … get admitted due to affirmative action. Someone should tell the horrible scoring blacks to go for majority-white colleges instead where the black competition is lower.
No need to say how damaging this will be to the future performance of professionals. I’m pretty sure that the skyrocketing stock markets and growing GDP aren’t because of actual Trump actions (they weren’t many), but because of the expectations that this affirmative action madness goes away and companies can hire competent people again.