Ann Coulter Rails Against College Affirmative Action, Calls It 'Institutionalized Anti-White Racism'

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter this week railed against affirmative action in U.S. colleges as a policy that's discriminatory against white people.

In her latest blog entry titled "Are Facts White Nationalist?," posted on Wednesday, Coulter called affirmative action in college admissions "institutionalized anti-white racism."

While saying that Asians "have it lucky" because they don't have "America's leading hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center... churning out reports on the worrying rise in Asian Supremacy," Coulter also asserted that a recent study by Georgetown University claimed that if every single ethnic group's college entry was judged solely on their SAT scores, only one group's numbers wouldn't decline—white people.

Coulter pointed out that the New York Times published an article in 1987 which found that white Californians constituted 62 percent of those who graduated high school, but represented only 45 percent of those admitted to universities. Coulter quoted a university representative who then said, "Whites are the only group underrepresented."

"Today, the Times would be tracking down that official to make sure he was fired," said Coulter.

She then compared the 1987 article with a 1988 article. "The following year, the Times reported on a decades-long assault on the accepted canon of great literature as merely the choices of 'elitist' 'white men,'" she wrote.

After critiquing the book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh, penned by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, Coulter pointed out that Puerto Ricans were 5.3 times more likely to be admitted to ivy league colleges than their equally qualified white counterparts. She additionally claimed that "African Americans, Asians, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans and 'Other Hispanic'" also received a boost from this.

Coulter then told "every color in the rainbow coalition" that affirmative action is "supposed to be for the descendants of American slaves."

"We owe them something. Nobody else," she said. "Without the legacy of slavery, affirmative action is just institutionalized anti-white racism."

"Forget being embarrassed, this is race discrimination with attitude," Coulter concluded her entry, adding that the phrase "white privilege" is "nonsensical."

Maintenance of racial quotas was declared unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court in 1978. Different states have addressed the issue of affirmative action in different ways since then. One state, Texas, has replaced affirmative action with a law that guarantees that the top ten percent of any high school graduating class will attend college. California and Florida have similar programs.

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Ann Coulter referred to affirmative action as "Institutionalized Anti-White Racism" in a blog post on Wednesday. Theo Wargo/Getty

In 2017, The New York Times posted analysis which showed that admission rates for black freshmen were static with admission numbers seen in 1980; 6 percent of ivy league freshman but 15 percent of college-aged Americans overall. Hispanic students represented 20 percent of the student populace, which The Times said did not match the growth of Hispanic persons living in the United States.

The Times used data collected from both Ivy League and public flagship universities.