Monday, April 22, 2013

Went Straight To The Garbage Can

a scandal is erupting across the internet and the mainstream involving  prestigious Georgetown University and The Feminist Conservative, Pattek laid out precisely what she was doing in very clear terms: tied to one of their former employees, Arianna Pattek, a Georgetown grad student who says she was hired to read and process applications for admissions to the school. She claims she had a very interesting system for screening applicants. The applications from white males were trashed, regardless of qualifications. And now it appears that Georgetown University may be trying to cover it up.  The background of this story is pretty disturbing. Pattek, who clearly has issues with sexual and racial bigotry, decided she would not only trash the applications of white males on sight, she also decided to blog about her activities under what she assumed was anonymous conditions. Writing for a web blog called
…I can’t tell you how many applications I saw that were just dripping with white male privelege[sic].  Any of those that I saw basically went straight to the garbage can regardless of how good their qualifactions [sic] were.  If I saw an application from a white male that basically was just good test scores, and activities like chess club or math club or what not then it shows me this person is not interested in a diverse environment.  Obviously he made no effort in integrating with minorities or to sympathize with them and is counting on male privilege to get in.  So that kind of application should get ignored.  In their place I admitted a female student.  This goes double especially for math/science majors.
Apparently the prejudicial screening criteria she employed were not limited to just white males who played chess and were interested in mathematics. 
Link (here) to read the extensive piece at A Voice For Men


Anonymous said...

Full details of this story below:

Qualis Rex said...

I have also encountered this bias (I am male, but not quite "white") in Med school admissions as well. This is as sad as it is disgraceful. But then, I seriously don't or wouldn't expect anything less from Georgetown (or most Jesuit institutions these days).

Anonymous said...

Of course, by her standard no Jesuit would be admitted. Rather ironic for a school in the "Jesuit Tradition".

Katy Anders said...

That's a lawsuit in the making. Every white dude that's been turned down from Georgetown is revving their engines.

And they should.

She's also being insulting to everyone other than white men when she assumes that no one other than white men get good test scores, play chess, or do well in science or math.

Come to think of it: Does race still appear anywhere on college apps?

Anonymous said...

The fact is that most colleges and universities practice an affirmative action for men--they score lower on aptitude tests and have lower GPA. But higher education institutions don't want to be too out of balance in terms of M/F so men with lower credentials get admitted.