And now, your skin color means you are just too dumb to keep up with white people? Unbelievable.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison earlier this year implemented a new set of rules in their grading system.
And it’s appalling.
Under the published “Forward Together” heading, the U put forth the new framework titled “Framework for Diversity” and “Inclusive Excellence” adopted earlier by the Board of Regents. (Agenda Item II.6 for the March 5, 2009, meeting of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.)
But the U’s economics professor W. Lee Hansen notice something unusual:
To achieve the plan’s vague aims, the Ad Hoc Diversity Planning Committee formulated five goals and thirty detailed recommendations. Unbeknownst to faculty senators, these goals and recommendations are based on the “Inclusive Excellence” framework adopted earlier by the Board of Regents. (See Agenda Item II.6 for the March 5, 2009, meeting of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.)
That framework includes eight essential “working definitions,” among them the already-discussed diversity, as well as others: “compositional diversity,” “critical mass,” “inclusion,” “equity mindedness,” “deficit-mindedness,” “representational equity,” and “excellence.”
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.” (emphasis added)
There you have it. Your skin color and accent will now start to determine your grade.
Read more here from Forward Together