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College crush

"College crush" Continued...

Issue: "The Obama era," Feb. 14, 2009

Q: And they're going to be open to other people with the same background as theirs.

The elephant sitting in the corner is the degree to which America is becoming more and more a class society, and that scares me. The upper-middle class is reproducing itself in its children, and social mobility is quietly just disappearing.

Q: Could we have a popular groundswell? Maybe, "You can't discriminate on the basis of the B.A." as part of our civil-rights code. You can't advertise, "B.A. required."

Wouldn't that be a great idea? Employers can discriminate based on the ability of the kids, but not on the B.A. You know they did this with IQ tests. There was a famous court case back in the late '60s where employers were prohibited from giving cognitive tests that were not directly related to job qualifications. So that's illegal. And, guess what folks, the B.A. is not directly related to job qualifications!

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.


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