Ocasio-Cortez blasts ‘injustice’ of the prestigious New York City high-school-admitted a few black students

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., charged on Tuesday that a selective New York city public high school should be added to have to admit more black applicants this year, namely their relatively low rate was an “injustice” and a “system error” – although there is an objective state-mandate-test is used to determine admissions decisions, low income and Asian students most of the spots.

In your fiery, social media post, Ocasio-Cortez reports pointed to news that only seven black applicants offers secured entry into Stuyvesant High School this year, from 895 available slots.

“68% of all NYC public school students are Black or Latino,” Ocasio-Cortez started. “Only 7 Black students accepted into Stuyvesant (a *public* high school) tells us that this is a system error. Educational inequality is an important factor in the race, the prosperity gap. This is what looks like injustice.”

The progressive New York Democrat referred to a Monday New York Times report that found that the population of black students at Stuyvesant was seemingly on the decline: 10 were admitted in the year 2018, and 13 in 2017.

On the highly selective Bronx High School of Science, now only 12 black students received offers of admission, compared with 25 in the year 2018.

But the report mentions some of the facts Ocasio-Cortez — including “low-income” Asian students are the majority in New York City’s most selective schools. At Stuyvesant, for example, 74 percent of the students are Asian-Americans, who performed very well on the admission test, known as the Specialized High School Admissions Test, which is used by eight of New York City’s most selective schools.

About 19 percent of the students are white and 3 percent are Hispanic, according to school data.


The times noted that the state’s efforts to help students prepare for the test, including free test prep for minority students-have not helped to change the registration numbers in favor of the black candidate.

“The numbers are abysmal; we knew that.”

NYC public advocate Jumaane Williams

As a result, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio in the past year, a new entry management system for New York’s most prestigious schools called for, would simply scrap the test, and instead ensure that the best students from each of the local middle school received a visit pay.

“These figures are once more proof, that dramatic reform is necessary to open the doors of opportunity to specialized high schools,” de Blasio said, responding to the Times ” report.

In an op-ed last year, de Blasio Eight of our most prestigious elaborated: “high schools – including Stuyvesant High School, Bronx High School of Science and Brooklyn Technical High School – at a single, high-stakes testing. In the Specialized High School Admissions Test, only error is not – it is an obstacle to justice, progress and academic excellence. If we want this scrap to start the most beautiful big city in America, and we need to take the SHSAT and from the front.”

He added: “now we live with a colossal injustice. The prestigious high schools of 5,000 movie tickets offers, incoming ninth-graders. This year, however, only 172 black students and 298 Latino offers students. This happened in a city where two out of three eighth graders in our public schools are Latino or black. … Can defend someone?”

Stuyvesant High School in New York, in JuneMARY ALTAFFER / AP

But his proposal for the elimination of the test remains unpopular in New York. A spokesman for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, said only that there are “two sides” of the issue, and Jumaane Williams, the city’s champion of public health, told the Times that he was against the abolition of the Tests.

“The numbers are abysmal; we knew that,” Williams is black, told the Times. “The question is, what do we do, how we do it, without unnecessarily pitting communities against each other?”

Asian-Americans, supported by the trump-Administration, have increasingly challenged what they refer to as the Democrats’ insensitivity to racism directed at them by institutions and individuals. In a much-publicized case, the justice Department has in the past year, court documents filed siding with Asian-American students, the claim that Harvard discriminated against in their admission procedures.


William Fitzsimmons, the 30-year-old Dean of admissions at Harvard University, responsible for the screening of around 40,000 candidates and limited up to 2000 acceptance letters are handed out each year, testified during the trial that African-Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanic students with mid-range SAT-results out of a possible 1600 combined math and verbal, sent recruitment letters with a score as low as 1100, whereas, that Asian Americans must score at least 250 points higher – 1350 for women and 1380 men.

“This is discrimination, plain and simple,” argues John Hughes, a lawyer for the students for Fair Admissions (SFFA).

Fox News’ Caleb Parke contributed to this report.

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