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Asian Driver, No Survivor: An Inquiry

A quads worth of Harvard students, whose parents paid top dollar to hush up youthful “indiscretions” so that they could get into a Good School guaranteeing them a legitimate shot at becoming either a Supreme Court Justice, President of The United States, or an editor at Breitbart.com, are plenty pissed because their school is giving out advanced degrees like they were those breath mints in the bowl at the hostess station. And not the good Andes ones. In this case it would be the doctoral thesis written by Fantastic Sam’s “Before” model Jason Richwine entitled “Messicans is Teh Dumbz LOL, or: Why Juanny Can’t Read“:

Over 1,000 Harvard students delivered a petition to Harvard University’s JFK School on Saturday, demanding an investigation into how and why the school approved a 2009 doctoral thesis arguing that Hispanics have lower IQs. The thesis was written by Jason Richwine, a co-author of a paper by the conservative Heritage Foundation that argued immigration reform would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion. The discovery of Richwine’s paper by the Washington Post sparked a firestorm around the Heritage study, and several days later Richwine resigned from the think tank.

Now Harvard students want to know how a thesis built on those views and assumptions was able to make it through the approval process in the first place. “Academic freedom and a reasoned debate are essential to our academic community,’’ the petition read. “However, the Harvard Kennedy School cannot ethically stand behind academic work advocating a national policy of exclusion and advancing an agenda of discrimination.”

Several days ago, 24 student groups at Harvard wrote a letter condeming the university’s approval of Richwine’s dissertation, saying it “debases” all their degrees.

Now all of the other schools are laughing at Harvard except for Goucher because they gave a degree to Jonah Goldberg who wrote this and they don’t want to talk about it so shut up and, besides, your kid goes to Art Institute so neener neener…

(Disclaimer: I am not Mexican, did not go to Harvard, and have never had my hair cut at Fantastic Sams, so I’m not sure if I’m allowed to post about this)

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Asian Driver, No Survivor: An Inquiry

A quads worth of Harvard students, whose parents paid top dollar to hush up youthful “indiscretions” so that they could get into a Good School guaranteeing them a legitimate shot at becoming either a Supreme Court Justice, President of The United States, or an editor at Breitbart.com, are plenty pissed because their school has been giving out advanced degrees like they’re those breath mints in the bowl at the hostess station. And not the good Andes ones. In this case it would be the doctoral thesis written by Fantastic Sam’s “Before” model Jason Richwine entitled “Messicans is Teh Dumbz LOL, or: Why Juanny Can’t Read“:

Over 1,000 Harvard students delivered a petition to Harvard University’s JFK School on Saturday, demanding an investigation into how and why the school approved a 2009 doctoral thesis arguing that Hispanics have lower IQs. The thesis was written by Jason Richwine, a co-author of a paper by the conservative Heritage Foundation that argued immigration reform would cost taxpayers $6.3 trillion. The discovery of Richwine’s paper by the Washington Post sparked a firestorm around the Heritage study, and several days later Richwine resigned from the think tank.

Now Harvard students want to know how a thesis built on those views and assumptions was able to make it through the approval process in the first place. “Academic freedom and a reasoned debate are essential to our academic community,’’ the petition read. “However, the Harvard Kennedy School cannot ethically stand behind academic work advocating a national policy of exclusion and advancing an agenda of discrimination.”

Several days ago, 24 student groups at Harvard wrote a letter condeming the university’s approval of Richwine’s dissertation, saying it “debases” all their degrees.

Now all of the other schools are laughing at Harvard except for Goucher because they gave a degree to Jonah Goldberg who wrote this and they don’t want to talk about it so shut up and, besides, your kid goes to Art Institute so neener neener…

(Disclaimer: I am not Mexican, did not go to Harvard, and have never had my hair cut at Fantastic Sams, so I’m not sure if I’m allowed to post about this)

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