A couple of thoughts:
- Screw the Ivy League. The worst hiring mistake I ever made was hiring an rather unimpressive person with an MBA from Harvard instead of the very impressive person from the state school. Except for a few niche professions which include only a small number of people, nobody gives a damn where you went to school three years afterwards. It’s all performance after the first job.
- Your stats on the lack of diversity at the Ivys is rather frightning. If the Ivys would admit the best students from socioeconomic class (e.g., 20% from the upper class, 20% from the upper middle, 20% from the middle, etc.) they wouldn’t have to concern themselves a whit with *racial* diversity; that diversity would be built-in for them.