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unless he has numbers indicating that white working-class boys have a lower rate of university access than non-white working-class boys, the introduction of the racial element is completely outrageous.

I read (probably here on ET) that the numbers for white working class boys were indeed lower.

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by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 10:08:40 AM EST
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I don't know about university access, but I have commented here on ET that the performance of white working class English boys (not girls!) already by 6th grade in primary school is significantly worse than other gender/race/ethnicity groups.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 10:21:02 AM EST
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If they perform poorly by 6th grade they are not likely to be competitive for university at age 16 or 17.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 at 04:22:18 PM EST
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