Monday, July 26, 2010

links of the day

Beyond “White Anxiety”: Class, Race, and College Admissions: "...a recently-published study by Thomas Espenshade and Alexandria Walton Radford ... shows that working-class and poverty-class white students were significantly less likely to be admitted to private universities than wealthier whites with similar test scores. The opposite was true for students of color: poorer students were more likely to be accepted than those from better-off families."

The Willpower Paradox: Scientific American