Wrapping up his pocket-sized history of affirmative action in American universities, Sailer writes:
After a half century of America obsessing over theoretically overlooked blacks, where is the actual ignored talent?
Caroline M. Hoxby of Stanford and Christopher Avery of Harvard have been studying who are the high-potential high school students who don’t think about applying to, say, Stanford or Harvard.
These ignored students tend to be not the more fashionable ethnicities, because our society has been fixated upon recruiting blacks and Latinos for a half century now, but, typically, white boys in flyover states. The most disregarded students today are the same kind of people who got us to the moon in 1969.