Another report can be found here.
In other words, not only does "affirmative" discrimination blatantly violate the rule of law and perpetuate racial resentments, but it doesn't even help the people that ostensibly it is supposed to help. It's bad enough that Jesse Jackson's son is counted as "disadvantaged" for university admissions, while the daughter of a dirt poor white rancher or a Hmong fruit stand vendor is not, but now this treatment extends to the elite upper classes of Nigeria or Ghana who send their kids to American schools.
But the report reveals another interesting trend: that most of the African American students getting into colleges are immigrants or children of immigrants, either from Africa or the West Indies.
According to data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen conducted in 1999, immigrants account for 26.7 percent of black students at the universities used in the AJE study. At Ivy League schools, the statistic reached 40.6 percent.
Because first- and second-generation immigrants only accounted for 13 percent of all 18- and 19-year-old black students, according to the Current Population Survey conducted the same year, the numbers show that recent black
immigrants are represented in these universities at higher proportions than in the general population, the study says.
What is clear here, though, is that, at least as measured by enrollment in elite universities, black immigrants and their children are succeeding in America far more, on average, than blacks whose families have been in the U.S. for generations--i.e., the descendants of slaves. This is a strong argument against the proposition that black underachievement in America is primarily the result of present-day white racism.
But that doesn't fit the Left's agenda, so never mind....