1st or 2nd generation US 63.2%
Later than 2nd generation US 32.8%
Born in the US 52.6%
Born overseas 47.4%
Via Opinion Journal, which criticizes blogger John Ray’s comments on the WASP shortage: Among non-immigrant students, only three or four valedictorians appear to be white; there are quite a few black female valedictorians. Ray suspects valedictorians aren’t being chosen for academic achievement. Opinion Journal responds:
So if WASPs are underperforming in one particular area, it has to be the result of “political correctness”? This sounds suspiciously similar to the diversity industry’s claims that any disparity that disfavors minorities has to be the result of racism.
I don’t think WASPs make up a large percentage of the public school enrollment in Boston. I did notice three Albanian immigrants among the 38 valedictorians, which has to be disproportionate.