A friend is an MIT graduate. His son scored 750 math/730 verbal on the SATs, has a perfect high school record, and is a super-nice kid who is passionate about building software. When filling out the application forms, he checked “white male”.
MIT rejected him.
- https://philip.greenspun.com/blog/2018/06/07/if-youre-going-to-let-academically-weak-students-into-your-exam-schools-why-have-exam-schools/ (a friend’s child who scored even higher on the SATs, graduated from America’s toughest high school, and was rejected from Yale after checking “white female”)