Hat tip to Western Journalism.
MADISON, Wisc. – It sounds crazy on its face, but then again one comes to expect that from UW-Madison. But are they crazy enough to do race-based grading.
W. Lee Hansen, a professor emeritus of economics at UW-Madison wrote in an op-ed piece for the John William Hope Pope Center for Higher Education, a North Carolina-based think tank, about the latest “diversity” plan for the UW-System’s flagship school. The plan, completed in May, is your typical left-wing platitudes about commitments to “compositional diversity,” “equity mindedness” “representational equity” and other things for what has become a sacred cow to liberal academia.
But when you dig deeper into the definitions of these platitudes according to Hansen, you suddenly see that “representational equity” is being applied to levels never before seen.
“Let us take a closer look at one of these working definitions included, namely “representational equity.”
It calls for “proportional participation of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups at all levels of an institution, including high status special programs, high-demand majors, and in the distribution of grades.”
We are not told exactly what adherence to this will entail. It appears to mean that directors of programs and departmental chairs will have to somehow ensure that they have a mix of students with just the right percentages of individuals who embody the various “differences” included in the definition of diversity. I cannot see how that is possible and even if it were, how it improves any student’s education.”
Get all that?
UW-Madison’s diversity guidelines state that if a course, major or program is in high demand, special status must be given to ensure the make-up of the class (and thus those taking the major) is racially and ethnically diverse with “just the right percentages.” Meaning, it would be justifiable for a placement in hard-to-get-in classes and prerequisites for specific majors be awarded to students based sole on their race.
But it may be worse than that.
“Especially shocking is the language about “equity” in the distribution of grades. Professors, instead of just awarding the grade that each student earns, would apparently have to adjust them so that academically weaker, “historically underrepresented racial/ethnic” students perform at the same level and receive the same grades as academically stronger students.
At the very least, this means even greater expenditures on special tutoring for weaker targeted minority students. It is also likely to trigger a new outbreak of grade inflation, as professors find out that they can avoid trouble over “inequitable” grade distributions by giving every student a high grade.”
In short, the new diversity requirements seem to say that campus commitment to diversity is so important that the grading system itself must be sacrificed. This would mean, according to Hansen and others, an environment now exists where academic performance no longer matters. That for the diversity crowd, all that seems to be of value would be that “historically underrepresented racial/ethnic” students be awarded “equitable” grades to their counterparts, regardless.
Madison is so preoccupied with racial deference, that it holds taxpayer-funded “white privilege” conferences, to train teachers how to annihilate “white privilege” and “white supremacy” in American schools. In other words, if you’re caucasian you better check your privilege, “whitey”.
The entitlement culture will always expect a hand out, and the LibProgs will always be there to give it to them. Why work hard and earn accomplishments when you can get it handed to you? That’s the message to blacks and Hispanics. The bigotry of low expectations. Set the bar lower to accommodate a perverted idea of ‘reparations’. Your color entitles you to special treatment, unless you’re ‘white’, then you’re “racist” “privileged”, and guilty for the maltreatment—real or imagined—of minorities. I got the college grades I deserved. I worked hard and made the Dean’s List twice. No professor gave me any slack because of my skin color.
The University of Wisconsin’s dumbed-down education is one more nail in the coffin of academic standards in America, in the name of “diversity”.
Eric Holder, the Attorney General with selective prosecutorial bias and misconduct, claims he has a lot of ‘sleepless nights’ over the threat of ‘homegrown violent extremists’, who are ‘motivated by domestic concerns’. For the uninitiated, that’s a dog whistle for racism; if you’re angry over Obama’s socialist train wreck, you’re “racist”.
Newsflash, pal. You need to scrutinize these extremist groups before you lose another sleepless night:
From Fox News.
Federal agents have arrested a man the Irish government calls a suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish soldiers serving as United Nations peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesdsay arrested Mahmoud Bazzi at his home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. The agency arrested Bazzi for “administrative immigration violations” and not directly in connection to the killings in Lebanon, spokeswoman Gillian Christensen told The Associated Press. She said he would be held “pending removal proceedings.”
While not specifically citing the accusations against Bazzi in his native Lebanon, Gillian said the Department of Homeland Security “is committed to rooting out alleged human rights violators who seek a safe haven in the United States.”
“ICE’s Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center investigates human rights violators who try to evade justice by seeking shelter in the United States, including those who have participated in war crimes and acts of genocide, torture, the use of child soldiers and extrajudicial killings,” she said in an email.
Before his arrest, Bazzi denied killing Derek Smallhorne and Thomas Barrett, telling the Detroit Free Press he once falsely confessed to the slayings because he feared a Lebanese militia would kill him unless he lied.
“I am innocent,” he said. “I had nothing to do with that.”
Irish Defense Minister Simon Coveney welcomed Bazzi’s arrest and said Ireland has continually pursued the case with Lebanese and U.S. authorities over the years.
“I hope this is the start of a process to bring to justice the alleged perpetrator of what was a heinous crime, the torture and murder of two innocent Irish peacekeepers,” Coveney said in a statement.
Dearborn, Michigan has become quite a muslim extremist enclave , with Islamic jihad centers and mosques that are breeding grounds for terrorism. The main mosque in Dearborn, the Islamic Center of America, is run by Imam Sayed Hassan Al-Qazwini, who has considerable ties to Hezbollah, invited Nation of Islam’s lunatic Louis Farrakhan to speak, and openly advocates terrorism.
‘Homegrown’ extremists with foreign ties like The Muslim Brotherhood, CAIR, Jamaat Al Fuqura, and the Arab-American Action Network, operate carte blanche within our borders. Nidal Hasan was a homegrown extremist.
The domestic threat from muzzie terrorist cells has grown exponentially since their advocate was installed in the White House.
Sleep tight, Holder.
Paging Obama and so-called “moderate muslims”.
When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten years, significantly in the last few months with the emergence of ISIS, that figure has dropped to about 400,000.
In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, while America is basically standing by and watching. This is the sad news that Breitbart’s National Security Editor and one of the world’s leading experts on asymmetric warfare, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, brought to Breitbart News Saturday, hosted by Editor in Chief Alex Marlow on Sirius XM Patriot Radio.
Dr. Gorka explained that “in the last 48 hours, ISIS, which is now called the Islamic State in Mosul, has painted the letter “N” for Nazarene on the houses of all the surviving Christians in the city. ISIS has basically given an ultimatum to all the Christians left: You can either flee or convert to Islam, or we will kill you.”
……Marlow observed that the blatant religious cleansing is horrifying and asked Gorka: “Why is it that the mainstream press is not interested in the story?” Gorka first responded by saying “Let’s face it, this is a Christian version of the Holocaust and nothing less.”
For Iraqi Christian Fadi and his young family, it is a lonely wait to see whether they will be executed soon. Their Christian neighbours and friends have already fled the city of Mosul in Iraq’s north, which last month fell into the hands of Sunni jihadists led by the Islamic State group, which espouses an extreme form of Islam.
Along with the rest of the city’s estimated 25,000 Christians who had not already fled years of kidnappings, bombings and shootings, Sunni militants gave 36-year-old Fadi, his wife and son until Saturday to comply with a brutal ultimatum: convert to Islam, pay an unspecified tax, leave the city or die.
“I’m staying. I already feel dead,” Fadi, a teacher, told AFP by telephone moments before the deadline ran out.
“Only my soul remains, and if they want to take that I don’t have a problem,” he added, giving only his first name.
On Friday, Mosul’s mosques called through loudspeakers for Christians to leave, after centuries of being part of the once cosmopolitan city’s social fabric.
Fadi said he could not afford to flee and argued that the prospects for those who did were hardly better.
Islamic State (IS) militants robbed departing Christians of their belongings, he said, leaving them to face destitution in grim camps for the displaced.
“They were stopped by members of Islamic State, who took everything they had. Mobile phones, money, jewellery,” he said, speaking of the fate of some 25 Christian families who had recently fled.
“When my cousin and friends, from three families, tried to plead with them, they took their cars.”
IS fighters took control of Mosul and swathes of north and west Iraq in a sweeping offensive that began last month. Their leader has since then declared a “caliphate” straddling Iraq and Syria.
Barky totally fucked everything we accomplished in Iraq. The country is being swallowed up by radical muzzie pigs who are as bad if not worse than Saddam Hussein, and thanks to Obama’s contemptible apathy, they are establishing another full blown Islamofascist state in the heart of what was once a fledgling democracy. He also screwed the pooch on Syria, Iran, and Egypt. When it comes to dicked-up foreign policy, he’s pretty consistent.
I remember the collective outrage over the Serbian ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Bosniacs in the Balkans and how the entire fucking continent of Europe sent IFOR/SFOR troops along with American military personnel to stop the carnage and essentially babysit three warring factions.