Friday, February 18, 2005

Summers and Harvard

What Summers said at Harvard:

The president of Harvard included Jews as well as women in his controversial hypothesis about under-representation in certain disciplines.

Lawrence Summers, who is Jewish, has been under fire for a month for comments suggesting that women are under-represented in the sciences because “innate aptitude” differences in certain disciplines, and not just because of socialization and discrimination.

When Summers released his full remarks on Thursday it turned out he had ideas about other groups as well, stating that Catholics are under-represented in investment banking, whites are under-represented in basketball and “Jews are very substantially under-represented in farming and agriculture.”

I wonder if any Catholics, whites or Jews complained that they felt like they were going to be sick the way Nancy Hopkins did.

Around the Blogosphere:

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