One of the leading intellectuals in the movement promoting the claim that American society is based on “white privilege” unintentionally undermined his worldview, retweeting a report on a survey of white people regarding college admissions.
Ibram X. Kendi, a Boston University professor and the author of New York Times No. 1 bestseller “How to Be and Antiracist,” deleted the tweet after many Twitter users pointed out that he seemed to be unaware of the survey results’ broader implications.
Kendi spotlighted a report by The Hill on the survey by Intelligent.com of white people who applied to colleges and universities. It found more than a third of the students lied about their race on college applications. About half of the applicants falsely claimed being Native American. More than three-fourths who lied about their race were accepted.
Apparently, Kendi was focused on evidence that white people cheat at the expense of minorities. He didn’t see the obvious implication: The fact that white people would pose as a minority on their applications suggests it’s minorities who have privilege in college admissions, not white people.