Interesting that even when ‘giving’ the students the course work they desired....blacks still underperformed.
Given the degree of statistical information available, free choice to choose CS1 and 2, one would anticipate that students starting out behind in skills would either work to eventually catch-up or drop out.
Part of Reges argument is the idea of choice. But...I would be willing to concede students coming from poor performing inner city schools would struggle in a CS course. Not for lack of effort per se, but due to poor study skills and not ever actually finding the study habits that work for them to succeed. And no they would have never developed those skills at an inner city high school. The high affinity of those schools to criminal distractions, poor teacher accountability, and the heavy dependency on indoctrination of the African American experience to those who are living it creates a huge disservice to the student entering college in a technical arena. This is where the ‘systemic racism’ exists.
I think his table on "lectures watched" says it all. Some cultures teach self-control and some do not. Those with self-control do better, it's as simple as that. And the race in America with the lowest obesity rate, by no coincidence, is Asian.