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Report: Public University Unfairly Raising Grades of Black Students, Says Former Faculty Members
Gateway Pundit ^ | July 2, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 07/02/2013 8:25:09 PM PDT by george76

Three former faculty members at Winston-Salem State University said the school was systematically raising grades of African-American students.

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Former Director of Academic Technology Shira Hedgepeth, along with two former professors who spoke to Campus Reform on the condition of anonymity, alleged administrators at the historically black college routinely increase the final grades of African-American students in order to raise the school’s standing.

“Some students had their final grades changed based on their race,” Hedgepeth told Campus Reform on June 6. “That was a common complaint of many of the faculty that I worked with.”

“None of the Caucasian or non-African American students… none of their grades were changed,” she added. “The way the grades fell out, there was no other reason for changing.”

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: academia; affirmativeaction; school; students

1 posted on 07/02/2013 8:25:09 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

For years...whenever I’ve seen a black doctor,lawyer,cop,fireman or DMV employee I’ve wondered “qualified,or Affirmative Action?”


2 posted on 07/02/2013 8:28:47 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: george76

Affirmative action?


3 posted on 07/02/2013 8:29:01 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: george76

Racists of color. Total slap in the face to their black students. Can’t get ahead without good ol liberals bumpin up your grades to grades you didn’t earn. Libs think this actually does blacks a favor and that they ought to be indebted to them for it.

WHole thing is sick and it also helps set these kids up for failure in the future because they can’t live up to their inflated grades.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 8:30:43 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: george76

Raising the grades is more fair than giving then 40 acres and a mule.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 8:32:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Gay State Conservative

You also need to look at women in certain fields the exact same way.


6 posted on 07/02/2013 8:32:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Paladin2

Unless it’s YOUR trauma surgeon post car crash that’s had his grades raised...

Oops.


7 posted on 07/02/2013 8:33:32 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: george76

I have heard about blacks who say they do not want a black lawyer


8 posted on 07/02/2013 8:33:44 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Gay State Conservative

At least with cops and fireman, you need not wonder. After all the kerfluffle about depts being sued to lower the bar, or else not hiring whites who had higher scores in order to hire minorities with lower scores, or can’t pass the swimming test, etc.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 8:34:06 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Black Agnes

Obama’s Death Panels won’t value me enough to get through triage.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 8:34:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Secret Agent Man

Yes indeed.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 8:35:08 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: george76

12 posted on 07/02/2013 8:35:36 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: george76

From “Everybody Gets A Trophy” to “Everybody Gets A College Diploma”.


13 posted on 07/02/2013 8:36:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: Paladin2

Ok, there’s that.

Let’s try it this way:

What if the engineering firm that built the bridge you travel across every day on the way to work was staffed by these ‘grade raised’ engineers.

Feel safe yet?


14 posted on 07/02/2013 8:37:03 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Gay State Conservative

Me too. I’ve tried (very hard) not to think that way and give this person a fair shot but I still have that nagging feeling. Saw too many officers in the military achieving positions that plainly they were not suited for - and not just blacks.


15 posted on 07/02/2013 8:39:21 PM PDT by lesko
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To: Secret Agent Man

It’s the school administrators pushing for the inflated grades to make them “look good” to the gullible public. That way they can ask for more taxes from the gullible public. Faculty comply because their evaluations are based primarily on how the students evaluate them. The students give good evaluations when the faculty “give” them good grades. The American people will never figure out such scams.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 8:40:00 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: george76
Well, since lots of them can't possibly cut it what else do we expect them to do? Make minorities actually do the work and cut the muster to earn a degree?

Nah, that ain't happening in Obama land.

They'll just hand them the grades they think they deserve for social reasons. In other words, just for showing up. This has been going on a long time and it's very wide spread.

It's what brought us a teleprompter reading phony for a president. A so called president who in reality couldn't successfully run a Taco stand.

17 posted on 07/02/2013 8:40:46 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The “unknown factor” of AA is why I won’t go to a black, or foreign, professional.

AA presents a real stigma to minorities. I would feel bewildered wondering if I got hired, or degree’d based on a government mandate, and not my own ability.

Getting hired because of color is just as bad as NOT getting hired because of color.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 8:47:12 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Theodore R.
“None of the Caucasian or non-African American students… none of their grades were changed,”

It's not just to make the school look good. It's your good old fashioned liberal malfeasance. Liberals cheat, liberals lie, liberals cannot be trusted to do the right thing....EVER!

Liberals literally screw up every single thing they touch.

19 posted on 07/02/2013 8:48:23 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: george76; MrB
...two former professors who spoke to Campus Reform on the condition of anonymity, alleged administrators at the historically black college routinely increase the final grades of African-American students in order to raise the school’s standing.

Well, it worked for me - I think better of them.../s

20 posted on 07/02/2013 8:50:58 PM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: Theodore R.
But if that's all it is, why only give inflated grades to the blacks? Any students would do as well for that purpose only.
21 posted on 07/02/2013 8:52:14 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: george76
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22 posted on 07/02/2013 9:22:21 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: george76

How do you think obama got through school?


23 posted on 07/02/2013 9:26:27 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: mrsmel
But if that's all it is, why only give inflated grades to the blacks? Any students would do as well for that purpose only.

raising "d"'s and "c"'s makes sense...raising "a"'s and "b"'s doesn't.

24 posted on 07/02/2013 9:28:19 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: george76; a fool in paradise
"Hello crackah, I be oprahtin' on yo heart, fo shizzle!"


25 posted on 07/02/2013 9:32:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I always hoped no one would think of me that way. I have a degree n computer science from Texas A&M back in ‘85.

I was an automatic early entrance. I had a 4.0 throughout high school and top 25%, and only needed an 800 on my SAT to get in. (Not the same requirements today.)

I worked my butt off in college. I was originally a chemical engineer, but switched to computer science. I was better with CS. I got better grades when I switched. Computers don’t have bias. Programs either work or they don’t work.

I was the type of student that always did all my homework and turned it in on time. I did extra credit. I was not as smart as others, but I worked harder.

I worked for 10 years in the defense industry before I had kids. The hardware engineers liked working with me because I listened to them and incorporated their ideas and made it easy to test their software. I also documented code ver well which made easy for others to modify. Doesn’t matter how brilliant some code is if no one understands it, and it needs to be modified.

I hope that nothing I got was due to affirmative action.


26 posted on 07/02/2013 9:32:49 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: george76

“Mah name be Rachel Jeantel, you be callin’ me Dee Dee, and Ahma rocket surgeon!”


27 posted on 07/02/2013 9:39:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: luckystarmom

This is the terrible thing with this kind of treatment.

Not only does it do a disservice to the kids receiving it, not only is it an insult to them from the liberals who say they’re doing them a favor,

but the people like yourself who actually genuinely earn the grades are put under suspicion of benefitting from the same artificial grade inflation.

Any time affirmative action/different standards stuff is done for anyone, it puts all of those people that are in that protected, special class under suspicion of improperly benefitting. That’s why it needs to be done away with, and really exposed as an insult to these people that they can’t earn the grades themselves so libs take it upon themselves to give them grades they didn’t earn - that’s their liberal handout to them. It is so condescending they actually think the profs are doing them a favor when it’s really a slam on their own intelligence and liberals’ perceived “they can’t get along without my help” mentality.


28 posted on 07/02/2013 10:18:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: luckystarmom

I also think the difference in your case is that since you did earn those grades, you would clearly be able to prove with your smarts and experience that you knew what you were talking about. I am sure you’ve been able by your abilities get rid of anyone’s doubt if they had any, about your bona fides.

Others have this issue too, and not just on skin color. Sometimes it may be because of the school you went to. Maybe not known as being as prestigious or tough of a program as other places, differences in accredidation, and that kind of thing, people have had to prove they either knew what they were doing or they didn’t.


29 posted on 07/02/2013 10:22:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: luckystarmom

And I would be willing to bet your product spoke for itself. You can only open doors with paper, your reputation will keep them open for you. EVERYONE that works with others knows who is and who is not competent.

It is not rocket science...unless of course, it is rocket science.

If you look at the employment rates by type of degree, when a person graduated and how many years in the field, there is a clear pattern. Schools are encouraging everyone to get a degree, employers are not buying it. Degrees that have verifiable standards like CS or engineering, have low unemployment rates. People with nonsense degrees flip burgers...if they can learn those standards.

I have no doubt from what you wrote where you stand on the above. Thanks for being what you are in the workplace.

DK


30 posted on 07/02/2013 11:52:12 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: luckystarmom

I got the same question for you that I got for anybody. Anybody. What is the Sine of forty five degrees? Exactly?

The answer is between you and God ... and me and everybody else if you’d care to share.


31 posted on 07/03/2013 12:14:21 AM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Secret Agent Man

I know there are many incompetent male professionals but for some odd reason I just trust a male dentist and doctor more than a female. The one and only time i went to a female dentist she didn’t even know enough to wait till I was fully numb, either that or didn’t give me enough anesthetic. The one time I was going to a female doctor for a little while she was just too impersonal, also gynecologist...I saw the woman twice because had to wait too long for my usual one and she was less gentle and she blew off my general health questions by telling me to take it up with my GP. The male doc has always tried to incorporate a whole health approach.


32 posted on 07/03/2013 12:18:01 AM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: george76

difference is most times those guys don’t have profs or schools bumping up their grades because of liberal affirmative action. there’s no benefit to the liberal agenda by doing so unless they are a minority male of the right ethnicities there’s no liberal fairness or whatever rationale used when it comes to doing this for men. their whole agenda anyway is to emasculate men and ‘empower women, and that has translated into jobs away from men and putting more women into jobs for men. look at the demo groups most affected so far by obama’s planned destruction of the economy. men in general, and white men in particular.


33 posted on 07/03/2013 12:24:11 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Paladin2

“Raising the grades is more fair than giving then 40 acres and a mule.”

I’m in favor of keeping the 40 acres and a mule...I still get a nice check from the oil and gas royalties from the 40 acres that my great-great grandfather obtained from carpet-bagger black man. The man showed up in the area after the Civil War, claiming to be a freed slave and claiming his 40 acres. He then proceeded to scam the other blacks in the area...to the point where they had attempted to lynch him. He traded the 40 acres to my great-great grandfather for a wagon to haul himself and his belongings out of the area...he already had the mule. ...155 years...seems not much changes in peoples’ behaviors when they get handouts.


34 posted on 07/03/2013 1:32:02 AM PDT by RouxStir (No peein' allowed in the gene pool.)
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To: terycarl

Duh /facepalm


35 posted on 07/03/2013 2:36:43 AM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: george76

Winston Salem State. Produced Earl (the Pearl) Monroe.
Also known as “black Jesus”.
One of the all-time great backcourt players in NBA history.


36 posted on 07/03/2013 2:48:31 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: george76

This isn’t just ‘unfair’. It is criminal, at least from a standpoint of the University committing fraud. It is intentional misrepresentation of a candidate’s qualifications.

If I were a company that is societally compelled to hire minorities to maintain community peace, I’d sue the University for damages caused by having to hire unqualified candidates they represented as ‘qualified.’


37 posted on 07/03/2013 2:50:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: yldstrk

http://www.seinfeldonline.com/jackie.html


38 posted on 07/03/2013 2:54:18 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gay State Conservative

“For years...whenever I’ve seen a black doctor,lawyer,cop,fireman or DMV employee I’ve wondered “qualified,or Affirmative Action?”

The sad truth is, that should be the efault judgment until proven otherwise. There is no reason not to assume that is the case; our government mandates it.


39 posted on 07/03/2013 3:25:19 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Secret Agent Man

“WHole thing is sick and it also helps set these kids up for failure in the future because they can’t live up to their inflated grades.”

It has been in place (and failing) for decades; it tells blacks they are inferior to whites.


40 posted on 07/03/2013 3:26:41 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kelly4c

Females receive the same preferential treatment as blacks & Hispanics; there is no reason to assume they actually earned whatever paper is hanging on the wall. Some may be brilliant, but err on the side of caution.


41 posted on 07/03/2013 3:29:15 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: dr_lew
I got the same question for you that I got for anybody. Anybody. What is the Sine of forty five degrees? Exactly?

1/sqrt(2). Is there some mystery about this?

42 posted on 07/03/2013 3:43:25 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: mrsmel

The push for inflated grades in baccalaureate higher educations is for ALL “paying” students, not just blacks. This gives the illusion to the taxpayers that things are excellent at the school. In graduate schools, with smaller numbers of enrollees the push may be for certain “minorities” though.


43 posted on 07/03/2013 3:55:46 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: george76
Yeah, I take this as an admission that as a group, blacks just don't have what it takes when it comes to competing with non-blacks academically, and they know it.
44 posted on 07/03/2013 2:15:05 PM PDT by Kenton
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