Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Forget Learning Anything, University Says Grades Should Be Distributed Equally Based On Ethnicity

...As the Obama Yutes Cheer Mightily...

Political correctness has now reached an entirely new stratosphere: The University of Wisconsin-Madison believes grades should be apportioned based on race:
Campus Reform reports:
The policy, named the “Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence,” 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.”
Huh? UWM professor W. Lee Hansen wrote about his concerns with theridiculous politically correct policy late last week: 
“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.” 
The good professor also took the university to task over how students of one race could prohibit students of other races from selecting their major:
“Suppose there were a surge of interest in a high demand field such as computer science. Under the ‘equity’ policy, it seems that some of those who want to study this field would be told that they’ll have to choose another major because computer science already has “enough” students from their ‘difference’ group.”

As the famous Austrian economist F.A. Hayek said: “There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.”

From...IJ Review
And now from the Democrat politically correct hypocrisy file...

Too Poor For This Door: New York's New Zoning Regulations Favor Fake Income-Equality

Editor’s Note: Instead of letting the free market do it’s thing, New York City officials are trying to force income-equality in luxury housing. The end result ironically favors businesses that practice income-segregation. 
A luxury condo building on New York City’s Upper West Side has gotten clearance from the city to have a separate entrance, or a “poor door,” for low-income tenants, according to the New York Post.
Extell, which is building the 33-story complex, will build a specific door for the 55 affordable housing units it’s including in order to be allowed to build a bigger building. The low-income units, which are available to people making 60 percent of median income or less, will also be in a segment that only contains affordable apartments and that faces the street while the luxury apartments will face the river.
In New York City, this arrangement is relatively common. Luxury builders get credits to use up more square footage than they normally could by promising to build affordable units as well. Those developers can then sell the credits to cover the costs of building the low-income housing. Because Extell considers the affordable segment to be legally separate from the rest of the building, it says it is required to have different entrances.
And besides being made to use a separate entrance, some low-income residents in luxury buildings are prohibited from using the amenities offered to the wealthy tenants, which in the case of this particular building include swimming pools and regulation-sized basketball courts.
H/T to Regis Giles

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