KARABEL THE CHOSEN PDF

By Jerome Karabel. Houghton Mifflin. For the Jews were the vanguard of a social movement that over the course of the 20th century transformed the American university system and the nature of the American elite. Their main proving grounds were extracurricular activities and social life.

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Shelves: american , nonfiction , nonliterature , education One of the best sources of cocktail-party conversation you may ever encounter assuming that your fellow partygoers are interested in college, social class, history, sociology, racism or anti-Semitism or sexism, or the American ideal of meritocracy , this long, long book is entirely worth the effort.

Some key moments, in a litany of fascinating and often horrifying ones: Princeton: The Princeton Director of Admissions in pulled an African-American kid out of the registration line to tell him One of the best sources of cocktail-party conversation you may ever encounter assuming that your fellow partygoers are interested in college, social class, history, sociology, racism or anti-Semitism or sexism, or the American ideal of meritocracy , this long, long book is entirely worth the effort.

Some key moments, in a litany of fascinating and often horrifying ones: Princeton: The Princeton Director of Admissions in pulled an African-American kid out of the registration line to tell him not to enroll, for his own good so argued the director, insisting that he was not racist With that "accidentally admitted" African-American successfully excluded, Princeton continued its lily-white run: not a single African-American enrolled there in the 20th century until The massive and excellent Bronx High School of Science enrolled 7 of its grads at Yale during the era Harvard: Under President Lowell in particular, Harvard was so confident in their presumption that it was appropriate to limit the number of Jews that Lowell presented his quota ideas more or less publically.

Yale and Princeton were more circumspect, and ended up limiting the number of Jews more successfully, lacking a backlash, but even Lowell was able to cut the percentage of Jews almost in half from to Admissions men and administrators tended to use the word "neurotic" or "disgruntled" as code to describe the Jewish student. And yet Karabel sources so thoroughly the hundred pages of end-notes are also full of gems and covers his topics so broadly and with such academic rigor, this never comes off as polemical.

Not far off as a concept, though. Diversity was what legacies contributed! Knock me over with a feather. Harvard and Yale had similar admission percentages. Membership has its privileges. At least his writing is clear. Karabel is a professor at Cal-Berkeley.

A third thing, which I can gloss over more easily, was the amount of repetition. Many statistics, quotations, and other references were repeated several times -- almost as if it were a hedge against the likelihood that readers would dive into only one segment of the book, and leave the rest untouched.

It can be overwhelming, true. As I say, I can gloss this because I like the persistence in giving all Three their fair share of attention, but it did get irritating at times. And yet, it is clear that his non-polemical, thoroughly academic approach recognizes when they mean well and yet are overwhelmed by realpolitik. Meticulously detailed, which sometimes works well and sometimes makes reading feel like wading through knee-deep molasses.

Feb 02, Jackie rated it really liked it My spouse finally finished reading aloud this epic examination of the admissions policies and practices of the top three Ivies during the past century.

A fascinating and appalling examination of how the anti-semitism of the administrations of each college shaped many of the admissions policies we take for granted today too many smart Jewish boys were applying in the early decades of the century; to keep their numbers down, the colleges started adding interviews, SAT scores, extracurricular My spouse finally finished reading aloud this epic examination of the admissions policies and practices of the top three Ivies during the past century.

A fascinating and appalling examination of how the anti-semitism of the administrations of each college shaped many of the admissions policies we take for granted today too many smart Jewish boys were applying in the early decades of the century; to keep their numbers down, the colleges started adding interviews, SAT scores, extracurricular activities, and recommendation letters to the admissions mix.

Heartening, though, to read about the movements in the 60s and 70s to protest racial exclusions esp. Although disheartening to see how pushback from alumni in the 80s and 90s undercut many of the more radical changes of mid-century. Merit currently includes not only academic achievement, but being a child of an alum; having athletic abilities that have little to do with academic potential; and, after a long and difficult struggle, being a member of an American racial minority.

As the author notes, working class kids are the ones who are currently the least likely to benefit from the current admissions system.

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