Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Jewish Ethnic Networking

Edmund Connelly, Ph. D.


American Whites of European extraction — particularly White males — are being systematically displaced in the very country they built. This surely will not be news to TOO readers. As editor Kevin MacDonald has already pointed out, the appointment of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court is testimony to this trend:

Kagan’s arrival on the Supreme Court is a sort of official coming out party for the new elite. It’s been there for quite some time, but the Kagan nomination is an in-your-face-demonstration of the power of Jewish ethnic networking at the highest levels of government. And the first thing one notices is that the new elite has no compunctions about nominating someone for the Supreme Court even though she has no real qualifications. So much for the principles of merit and inclusion: Inclusion does not apply to WASPs now that they have been deposed. And the principle of merit can now be safely discarded in favor of ethnic networking. As I noted previously,

This is a favorite aspect of contemporary Jewish self-conception — the idea that Jews replaced WASPs because they are smarter and work harder. But this leads to the ultimate irony: Kagan isremarkably unqualified to be a Supreme Court Justice in terms of the usual standards: judicial experience, academic publications, or even courtroom experience. Rather, all the evidence is that Kagan owes her impending confirmation to her Jewish ethnic connections (see also here).

The same goes for Jewish over-representation in elite academic institutions — far higherthan can be explained by higher Jewish IQ. Does anyone seriously think that Jewish domination of Hollywood and so much of the other mainstream media  (see, e.g., Edmund Connelly’s article) is about merit rather than ethnic networking and solidarity?”

In conclusion, MacDonald writes, “Whatever else one can say about the new elite, it certainly does not believe in merit.” Allow me to offer a newer case in point — that of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who grew up in a Jewish family in Miami. Sandberg’s key break was admission to Harvard, despite the fact that her academic background hardly seemed to warrant it. As she admits in her best-selling book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. (New York, Random House, 2013), she was clearly not prepared for the rarified atmosphere of Harvard:

Freshman year of college was a huge shock for me… [M]y professor of political philosophy assigned a five-page paper. I was panicked. Five whole pages! I had only written one paper that length in high school, and it was a year-long project. How could anyone write five pages in just one week? I stayed in every night, plugging away, and based on the time I put in, I should have gotten an A for effort. I got a C. It is virtually impossible to get a C at Harvard if the assignment is turned in. I am not exaggerating — this was the equivalent of a failing grade.”

How unprepared was she? Well, in a class called “The Concept of the Hero in Hellenistic Civilization,” she hadn’t even heard of the two main texts, The Iliad and The Odyssey. Meanwhile, most of her classmates had already read them, and about a third of them had read them in the original Homeric Greek. Yet there sat Miss Sandberg right beside them.

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So why was such a student admitted to Harvard in the first place? The reason, it seems, is the fact that she had the right “personality,” i.e., the right ethnic personality, as a dorm proctor who worked in admissions confided to her. Michael Timmons, writing in E. Michael Jones’Culture Wars (July/Aug. 2014), argues that “her application would have been rejected if she were not a Jewish woman.” I suspect that is right, at least based on the information I had in 2009 when I wrote Harvard Hates Whites—Does America, Too? It turns out I had grossly underestimated the advantages given Jews in Ivy League admissions, as Jewish billionaire Ron Unz made crystal clear in his must-read The Myth of American Meritocracy: How corrupt are Ivy League Admissions. In twenty-eight tightly packed pages in The American Conservative (of which Unz was publisher from 2007–2013), Unz makes a stunning case that Jews are unfairly admitted to Ivy League schools at a shamefully high rate. And the big losers?  Whites of European stock. As Unz writes, We are therefore faced with the clear conundrum that Jewish students seem to constitute roughly 6 percent of America’s highest-ability high school graduates and non-Jewish whites around 65–70 percent, but these relative ratios differ by perhaps 1000 percent from the enrollments we actually find at Harvard and the other academic institutions which select America’s future elites. This article is perhaps the most important essay I’ve read in the last decade, so access the link above and save it before it vanishes down the memory hole. Included are four pages of explicit graphs, and the 120 tiny footnotes run four further pages.

Sandberg’s break getting into Harvard was critical to all that came next — and make no mistake, she ascended the prevailing heights of our society. Her next break came when fellow ethnic Larry Summers offered to supervise her senior thesis on “the economics of spousal abuse.” Lo and behold, when Summers left to work for the World Bank, young Sandberg became his research assistant. Later, when he became Secretary of Treasury under Clinton, Sandberg was appointed Chief of Staff. Reviewer Timmons argues that “The truth is that she had been appointed to a powerful federal government position right out of college by her former professor who also shared her ethnic affiliation. In other words, her Ivy League connections and Jewish background had more to do with her position than her female gender.” (Summers was equally kind to Elena Kagan, appointing her dean of Harvard Law despite her shockingly mediocre accomplishments.)

After leaving government, Sandberg opted for a move to Silicon Valley, where she continued to parlay ethnic networks into fabulous positions. First, she met fellow Jews Larry Page and Sergey Brinn, who had created the search engine Google. Unlike most job applicants, Sandberg, by her own admission, was hired “despite my complete lack of relevant experience.” What a lucky break. Timmons next notes Sandberg’s continued use of a tried and true formula: Six years later, Sandberg left Google after she was offered the Chief Operating Officer position at Facebook by another Jewish entrepreneur, Mark Zuckerberg.  Again, Sandberg enjoyed the benefits of her Ivy League diploma and the ethnic favoritism of her employers. Not a bad run so far.  Wiki estimates that Sandberg is currently worth over $1 billion, which, however, is small change compared to her former or current employers Page, Brinn and Zuckerberg, all in the high $20 billion range. Timmons goes on to note that Summers has helped yet another Jewish woman, Marne Levine, taking her from Harvard Business School to Washington with him and appointing her as Chief of Staff when he became Director of the National Economic Council. Jewish ethnic networking matters because it results in vast Jewish overrepresentation among American elites. This has huge implications because  the attitudes of Jewish elites are quite different from those of the traditional American majority — a phenomenon captured by the many articles in TOO under the category “Jews as a hostile elite.”

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