Scoops Post by One Month on College Admissions Study

I know print publications tend to move slower than online outlets, but this is ridiculous.

On March 6, The Washington Post featured a story by staff writer Darryl Fears entitled "In Diversity Push, Top Universities Enrolling More Black Immigrants." Fears found critics who complain that some university admissions diversity policies end up drawing in more foreign black students at the expense of accepting more black American students for admission.

That's old news to Cybercast News Service correspondent Nathan Burchfiel, who beat Fears to the story not by a day or a week, but one month.

See for yourself. An excerpt is posted after the page break. [cont'd...]

Here's the link to Burchfiel's February 7 story.

Here's the link to Fears's March 6 story.

Full disclosure: Cybercast News Service ( is a division of the Media Research Center, the parent organization for NewsBusters.

(h/t Patrick Goodenough,'s managing editor)

( - A new study suggests that black immigrants benefit
from affirmative action policies in the U.S. more than descendents of
slaves or African-Americans who suffered under Jim Crow laws.

findings, published in the American Journal of Education, suggest that
the original goal of affirmative action policies - to right past wrongs
and provide opportunities to disadvantaged groups - is not being met
because the policies focus on race instead of heritage.

by researchers from Princeton University and the University of
Pennsylvania, the study found that while first- or second-generation
immigrants make up only 13 percent of the 18- to 19-year-old black
population, they comprise 27 percent of black freshmen entering 28 top
colleges and universities.

The difference was most startling at
the Ivy League level, where immigrant blacks comprise more than 40
percent of the incoming black population.

"If the goal of
affirmative action is to help the descendents of American slaves and
... the descendents of people who went through Jim Crow, then it's not
doing as effective a job as it could," study co-author Dr. Douglas
Massey told Cybercast News Service.

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