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About walterrhett

Walter Rhett is a New York Times verified commenter. He writes "Digging Deeper," a blog for Democrats for Progress and his blog, "Walter Rhett" appears in the San Francisco Examiner. The Oxford Dictionary follows him on twitter.

Not Every Minority is in the Affirmative Action Pool


Some seem to think the only admissions for minorities are based on affirmative action. No. /wr  Do you think affirmative action is used for all minority admissions? Wow! Short answer: no. It is used to select from the pool of near … Continue reading

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Books In The Works


A New York Times comment dialogue led to unexpected appreciation. /wr

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Race And College Admissions


Any top minority student from an inner city public school can be and is often turned down for admission at top schools, test scores not withstanding, due to the suspect nature of the quality of the high school’s program. This happens. It … Continue reading

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The Gods Claim Their Own


Tragedy also wears the face of the absurd: who would have thought that Everest climbs would become the source of labor struggles–a commentary on our values, wealth, and materialism.  Note: materialism refers to the high dollar climbers, unskilled and unprepared, … Continue reading

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Easy Pickings


On Charles Blow’s column. /wr State races are easy picking for the big money that doubles down on local candidates and drives local attitudes. South Carolina has seen a steady drumbeat of political advertising since the Super Bowl, in a state … Continue reading

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