Because Integration

30 03 2015

BRA

hbcu

Harvard-quality black students are going to Harvard today, in contrast to the bad ole days when white people were evil, and therefore they had to go to Howard.

That’s why.

 





More Wicked Racial Profiling Tricks

28 03 2015

Palo Alto, California

San Jose Mercury-News:

Stanford University looks into allegations of cheating by students

Stanford University is investigating allegations of academic cheating by students during the winter quarter.

University Provost John Etchemendy on Tuesday sent a letter to faculty and teaching staff that pointed to “an unusually high number of troubling allegations of academic dishonesty” reported to the school’s Office of Community Standards at the end of the quarter.

Among “a smattering of concerns from a number of winter courses,” he said, one faculty member reported allegations that may involve as many as 20 percent of the students enrolled in one of Stanford’s large introductory courses.

At the end of this article, it references some of the recent college academic cheating scandals that just so happen to involve black athletes.

However, my wicked racial profiling trick in this matter isn’t honing in on black.

The hint is “large introductory course,” one of those 100-level classes with hundreds of students.  The black athletes tend to take low enrollment off-catalog courses, the kind created specifically for black athletes.  A “large introductory course” wouldn’t be off-catalog.

So, what’s next?  I’m thinking of another non-white racial demographic which the Bay Area has plenty of, another one that has a reputation for cheating and copying:

Asians.





College is the New Kindergarten

27 03 2015

Providence, Rhode Island

The room was equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma.

The old saw is that people of past generations never really got out of high school.  Millennials never got out of Kindergarten.





Bradley Buzzcut

27 03 2015

McMinnville, Tennessee

I wonder if this has anything to do with this.

I tried the buzz cut when I was about his age a few times.





The First Rule of the Eighth Grade Fight Club: Don’t Try to Force First Graders to Join the Eight Grade Fight Club.

26 03 2015

Queens

NYDN:

Gang of 8th grade ‘tutors’ accused of pummeling 7-year-old girl for refusing to fight 1st grade classmates at NYC school – SEE THE SHOCKING VIDEO

When a Queens first-grader refused to join their public school fight club, a group of “twisted sisters” who were supposed to be tutoring her made the little girl pay.

The mother of 7-year-old Taniya Jules claims in court papers that her daughter was pounded by a pack of eighth-graders for refusing to battle a classmate — and then dragged by the hair down the hallway of her school and slammed into the walls.

Taniya’s mom, Latoya Gore, is furious.

“I want to know why the children weren’t supervised and I want the eighth-graders disciplined,” Gore told the Daily News on Wednesday.

Gore said her daughter was so traumatized and so terrified of retaliation, “she didn’t tell me anything, just her head was hurting.”

“She still won’t tell it all because she’s still shook up by the situation,” she said.

Two other first-grade girls and a boy were also victimized, Gore said, by a fearsome foursome that was supposed to be tutoring the kids as part of a program at Public School 111/Jacob Blackwell School called “Each One, Teach One.”

“Twisted sisters,” so I’m presuming these are eighth grade black girls.

I swear, these kinds of stories aren’t my specialty.  Sent to Tommy Sotomayor.

 





Bowling Together

23 03 2015

Boston

Robert Putnam, of Bowling Alone fame, has discovered that the nuclear family matters.

Do your own interpretation of the article, but I’ll dwell on the last paragraph:

Mr Putnam sees “no clear path to reviving marriage” among the poor. Instead, he suggests a grab-bag of policies to help poor kids reach their potential, such as raising subsidies for poor families, teaching them better parenting skills, improving nursery care and making after-school baseball clubs free. He urges all 50 states to experiment to find out what works. A problem this complex has no simple solution.

Or, try out that whole “affordable family formation” thing.  It just might mean that we have to do some immigration control and restriction, and it means that a few megabillionaires will be “worth” less (on paper) and a few corporations will have to turn in lower profit margins.  And suggesting immigration control in a publication like The Economist is like showing a cross to a vampire.  Or, maybe that’s the point.

And also, certain people might have to accept that the traditional nuclear family is a superior form of social organization.  But there’s no letter for that in the Great Acronym.





Those Who Can’t

23 03 2015

Chicago

Those who can, do.  Those who can’t, get affirmative action law school tenure.








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