Florida Democratic congressional candidate Alex Sink said immigration reform was important at a Tuesday debate because, without it, it would be difficult for Florida employers to find people to clean hotel rooms and do landscaping.
As black students, being treated as a special class of citizens is the worse thing that could happen, because we will not be held to the same standards as our white peers. -Crystal Hill of Indiana University
Most Whites, particularly sociopolitical liberals, now endorse racial equality. Archival and experimental research reveals a subtle but persistent ironic consequence: White liberals self-present less competence to minorities than to other Whites—that is, they patronize minorities stereotyped as lower status and less competent...
This possibly unintentional but ultimately patronizing competence-downshift suggests that well-intentioned liberal Whites may draw on low-status/competence stereotypes to affiliate with minorities.
- Dupree, Cydney H. Fiske, Susan T.
Incompetence, Racism, Education, Academia
The English department at a public university declared that proper English grammar is racist.
Rutgers University's English department will change its standards of English instruction in an effort to "stand with and respond" to the Black Lives Matter movement. In an email written by department chairwoman Rebecca Walkowitz, the Graduate Writing Program will emphasize "social justice" and "critical grammar."
Walkowitz said the department would respond to recent events with "workshops on social justice and writing," "increasing focus on graduate student life," and "incorporating ‘critical grammar' into our pedagogy." The "critical grammar" approach challenges the standard academic form of the English language in favor of a more inclusive writing experience. The curriculum puts an emphasis on the variability of the English language instead of accuracy.
Liberal, Racism, Smears, Education, Academia, Diversity
Stanford University is pushing a separate physics course for minorities in hopes that it will result in more diversity among physics majors. A 2016 survey revealed Stanford’s physics department to be one of the “least diverse” departments within the institution, and the university has since embarked on a mission to resolve that supposed concern, according to a university news release.
One step Stanford has taken is promoting a modified version of the standard Mechanics course, a requirement for physics majors, boasting “added support.”
Stanford’s alternate version of this course, Physics 41E, boasts additional class time, as well as “learning assistants,” individuals with a “passion” for “education equity,” who are paid by the university to guide students through the difficult course.
Insulting At Best, Racist At Worst...
While colleges should certainly be open to increasing diversity and making people feel welcome, seeking to push minority students into different coursework based on race or ethnicity is a rudimentary and primitive solution.
It’s insulting at best, and racist at worst.
Democrat, Liberal, Character, Racism, Bigotry
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) from charges of anti-Semitism Thursday, arguing she should receive some leeway because of her upbringing in Somalia...
"I want to tell you, part of being a Jew is to be welcoming to the stranger. And I want to tell you, Ilhan Omar is a refugee from Somalia. She comes from a different culture. She has things to learn," she continued.
"I am not either trivializing anti-Semitism or the things that she said or saying that it's okay that she said them," she clarified. "But what I am saying is that I think this a learning moment for her and a learning moment for the caucus on how to get along."
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Racism, Education, Academia
A Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine professor criticized her students’ belief in “meritocracy” and “hard work” in an academic article published Thursday... To her dismay, Putman discovered that these “whiteness ideologies” were widely endorsed by students, many of whom agreed that “if I work hard, I can be successful” and that “everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve success.”...
While Putman believes that schools chiefly perpetuate these harmful ideologies, she also believes that college professors aren’t powerless, saying they can help undo students’ belief in meritocracy and equal opportunity through intensive re-education.
"A woman will graduate Ranger School," a general told shocked subordinates this year while preparing for the first females to attend a "gender integrated assessment" of the grueling combat leadership course starting April 20, sources tell PEOPLE. "At least one will get through."
That directive set the tone for what was to follow, sources say.
"It had a ripple effect" at Fort Benning, where Ranger School is based, says a source with knowledge of events at the sprawling Georgia Army post. "Even though this was supposed to be just an assessment, everyone knew. The results were planned in advance."
Liberal, Crime, Violence, Incompetence, Racism, Smears, Education, Assault
The parents of an academically stellar African-American student are suing a South Carolina school district alleging school officials did not prevent continued verbal and physical abuse of their daughter from … other black students.
Students at Richland School District One’s Hand Middle School “called (the girl) racial slurs like ‘Oreo,’ ‘white girl,’ ‘wannabe white girl’ … and generally maligned her for ‘acting white,’” the lawsuit says, according to The State...
“During those years, she also was “repeatedly pushed, shoved and tripped in hallways and other locations around Hand Middle School … (and) suffered several notable physical assaults,” the lawsuit continues.
If You Kick Out All Latinos
Who Will Clean Your Toilets?
They're Minorities, But They Do A Great Job...
"Our state director is Indian American, but he does an amazing job. Our director of all constituent services she's African American, but she does an even more incredible job than you could ever imagine."
The condescending paternalism of white liberals towards everyone else - particularly people of color - is the only actual example of white supremacist ideology operative today, but that's not a conversation anyone is ready for.
Incompetence, Racism, Oops, Education, Academia, Bigotry
A professor of medieval literature at the City University of New York (CUNY) lamented academia’s support for “Standard American English” in a recent op-ed. In an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, Dr. A.W. Strouse argues that colleges should support “greater linguistic diversity” and “affirm and embrace” language differences among students, such as the use of slang and African American Vernacular English (AAVE).
Liberal, Academia, Bigotry
If you want to schedule a meeting at Clemson University that starts on time … well, that’s not going to happen. The university warns faculty not to enforce start times for gatherings... It disrespects other people’s cultures to ask them to follow American conventions of appointments starting when they are literally scheduled to start...
Liberal, Racism, Education, Academia, Stereotyping, Bigotry
An undergraduate researcher at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has gained national acclaim for her research showing, she says, that members of minority groups feel oppressed by standard, grammatical English.... To avoid any hurt feelings some people may feel by attempting to speak standard, correct English, Gallagher wants to eradicate the stigma associated with Ebonics...
Gallagher said her experience as a writing fellow, which involves helping other students improve their writing abilities, led her to believe that a focus on details such as proper English grammar causes minority students to feel excluded.
Under an implicit threat of losing their federal subsidies, the Minneapolis Public Schools have agreed to reduce the disparity in punishment of black students by 25 percent by the end of this school year, and then by 50 percent, 75 percent and finally 100 percent in each of the following years. In other words, there are now racial quota limits for punishment in the Minneapolis schools.
Liberal, Crime, Degeneracy, Racism, Justice, Assault
If it’s true that all seven of the football players arrested for hazing in the Sayreville, New Jersey, War Memorial High School locker room are students of color, that is one more reason not to prosecute them as sexual felons. I don’t mean not to prosecute them in adult court. I mean not to prosecute them at all. -Judith Levine, Counterpunch
Editorial, Funny, Racism, Brilliance, Education, Academia
25 University of California Los Angeles students participated in a sit-in protest because, get this, one of their professors had the gall to correct grammar and spelling issues on some black students’ papers. Val Rust, a professor of education and information, was the target of the protestors for what they feel was racial insensitivity. Describing themselves as “aggrieved minority students,” they claim that the professor was wrong to correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar in the papers of black students.
Oh, Those Poor Kids...
"Poor kids are just as bright, just as talented, as white kids."
Black people: unable to get to work on time...
"It is far easier for white men to get to work on time than Black people who are having to change their hair to fit the workplace’s professionalism standards."
Liberal, Character, Racism, Narrative, Smears, Stereotyping, Ignorance
“So it’s crazy — but obviously Republicans, because they love the country and because the Constitution, they ask themselves what is that thing that maybe black people can’t get to? What do we have that they don’t have? Well, they take the bus because they’re poor. So they don’t have a car. They don’t need a picture ID. You know, Tagg Romney doesn’t have this problem. He has a picture ID.”
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Character, Racism, Smears, Education
Explaining why schools in Iowa are performing better than those in Washington, D.C., Biden told the Post, "There's less than one percent of the population of Iowa that is African American. There is probably less than four of five percent that are minorities. What is in Washington? So look, it goes back to what you start off with, what you're dealing with."
Well, imagine if you were constantly fed the notion that you, a black person, were excused from equally following your dreams. That there was an entity (in the form of a liberal Democratic party), that was going to lower educational standards, give you housing, money, and food, because they believe you are incapable of becoming and being a person of achievement based on your skin color. -Catherine Wilkinson
Liberal, Narrative, Oops, Feminism, Sexism, Pc
More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs... Military brass has said repeatedly that physical standards won't be lowered to accommodate female applicants.
Who Are the Racists: Conservatives or Liberals?
Hypocrisy, Hate, Character, Racism, Academia, Bigotry
So, I would like to ask if you are interested in a get together on Monday afternoon? We can also discuss the exam that is coming up, if you want. I don't mind if this would turn out to be a study session for my STUDENTS OF COLOR ONLY. -Santiago Piñón, assistant professor of religion, Texas Christian University
Liberal, Racism, Press, Stereotyping, Bigotry
On his show earlier this week, CNN's Piers Morgan speculated that Zimmerman's possible acquittal could lead to race riots. "There is a concern that this will create a lot of ill feeling," he said, "particularly in the black community around America. There may possibly be riots."
Character, Racism, Fraud, Academia
A historically black university in North Carolina routinely changed students’ grades, awarding them higher marks in order to improve the school’s reputation, according to a college news publication. This accusation against Winston-Salem State University was made by a former administrator and two anonymous professors. Only the grades of black students were raised, said Shira Hedgepeth, former director of academic technology, in an interview with the conservative Campus Reform. “None of the Caucasian or non-African American students… none of their grades were changed,” she said.
Racial tensions are inflamed at the University of California at Los Angeles following several incidents — most notably, one where a professor corrected the grammar, punctuation and capitalization in minority students’ assignments. The act of correcting a black student was “micro-aggression,” according to the members of the student group “Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color,” which launched a sit-in during a subsequent meeting of the class.
Government, Incompetence, Racism, Brilliance, Education
The Florida State Board of Education passed a plan that sets goals for students in math and reading based upon their race. On Tuesday, the board passed a revised strategic plan that says that by 2018, it wants 90 percent of Asian students, 88 percent of white students, 81 percent of Hispanics and 74 percent of black students to be reading at or above grade level. For math, the goals are 92 percent of Asian kids to be proficient, whites at 86 percent, Hispanics at 80 percent and blacks at 74 percent.
Per liberals, it's brown people who clean toilets...
"I wonder if the GOP has asked itself who will clean their toilets & nanny their children & drive their limos when we're all dead & deported."
Government, Incompetence, Racism, Brilliance, Education
The Florida State Board of Education recently announced that its K-12 academic achievement goals for math and reading will vary depending on a student's race... But Washington Bureau director of the NAACP Hilary Shelton sees it differently. Mr. Shelton says the lower standards for minorities reflect what President George W. Bush once dubbed the "soft bigotry of low expectations": "It's, what do they say? 'Soft bigotry of low expectations," said Shelton. "They're really letting the educators off the hook playing it this way. We have to challenge our educators to meet the standards of every child." Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush agrees: "By what calculation do you speed up learning by lowering expectations? This delivers a devastating message to African-American, Hispanic and low-income children that they are not as capable as other children."
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man."
Government, Incompetence, Degeneracy, Racism, Education
But Benner is black himself—and fed up with the excuses for black misbehavior. He attended one of the district’s cultural-proficiency sessions, where an Asian teacher asked: “How do I help the student who blurts out answers and disrupts the class?” The black facilitator reminded her: “That’s what black culture is”—an answer that echoes the Obama administration’s admonitions to teachers. “I should have said: ‘How many of you shouted out in college?’ ” Benner remarks. “They’re trying to pull one over on us. Black folks are drinking the Kool-Aid; this ‘let-them-clown’ philosophy could have been devised by the KKK.”
Democrat, Racism, Narrative
in 2008 12.3% of white Democrats in the U.S. believed that African Americans were born with less ability, compared to only 6.6% of white Republicans.
Hypocrisy, Character, Racism, Narrative, Smears, Demagoguery, Lie, Stereotyping, Ignorance
"I believe his vested interests are in white Americans," said Charlette Stoker Manning, chair of Women in NAACP. "You cannot possibly talk about jobs for black people at the level he's coming from. He's talking about entrepreneurship, savings accounts — black people can barely find a way to get back and forth from work." Pointing to what she sees as Romney's lack of interaction with the poor African-Americans, Manning added, "It's such a big gap in what he's attempting to sell us."