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Quit Lying About The SATs

Paul Butler of Blackprof.com means well in his post addressing Barack Obama's answer to George Stephanopolous 's question about affirmative action for wealthy black folks this past Sunday, but he should really stop propogating the myth that middle-class blacks do worse on the SATs than poor whites. While the average SAT scores seem to suggest that fact, it also says that almost every middle-class blacks take the test while very few poor whites take that test. In fact, more poor blacks take the test than poor white students, which means that the scores of poor whites taking the SATs represents a HIGHLY biased sample of those who know full well they want to go to college and have prepared themselves, while the sample of blacks taking the SATs represent something of a must do since a lot of them know that college is the only way to get themselves ahead in this country.