The administration at UNCW (The University of North Carolina – Whitey) has just found a new reason to spend more money on diversity. Last year’s intensified efforts to raise black enrollment backfired and the black freshman population went down by 7.1 percent this year. This news means, in all likelihood, that the university will be doubling its efforts to bring in more blacks next year. If they do, this critic of the diversity movement predicts a 14.2 percent decrease in black enrollment in 2007.
University officials are not sure why the black enrollment decreased this year. In fact, Linda MacRae in the admissions department told the local Wilmington MacTimes that there are no “definitive studies” that tell why blacks aren't enrolling at the university, making it “hard to point to any one reason why the population is lower this year.”
But, of course, I know something the liberals don’t know about the low black enrollment at UNC-Whitey. The school is located near a beach and white people like beaches more than black people. And explaining the recent decreases in minority enrollment is pretty simple, too: It’s all a function of global warming.
But the university is concerned that competition from other universities has contributed to the drop in minority enrollment. MacRae also told the MacTimes that "The historically black colleges and universities are our greatest competitors." She continued, "As long as those exist, that will always be something we have to look at."
What a great insight by a university official! As long as you have historically black colleges, the other schools will be disproportionately white. That should be the answer every time a race pimp like Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton makes a comment about low black enrollment at a public university. “As long as you have historically black colleges, the other schools will be disproportionately white.”
Or whenever someone asks for more spending on diversity, we could just say “As long as you have historically black colleges, the other schools will be disproportionately white.”
Or whenever someone says UNCW is racist because there are few blacks, we could just say “As long as you have historically black colleges, the other schools will be disproportionately white.” And so on.
But, for the record, I predict that MacRae will never repeat that brilliant observation. In