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Activists at U-M trying to force engineering students to study race and ethnicity
DC ^ | 3-14-14 | Robby Soave

Posted on 03/14/2014 1:08:48 PM PDT by Mikey_1962

To become a good engineer of business major, a student must first study the all-important subjects of race and ethnicity — at least according to student government leaders at the University of Michigan, who are working to extend the liberal arts college’s race requirements to all colleges of the university.

The Central Student Government, aims to reform the requirement that all students in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts study race and ethnicity before graduation. Moving forward, all students–even those in the Colleges of Engineering and Business — would be forced to take a class with a racial component, if the proposal were approved by faculty.

Sagar Lathia, president of the LSA Student Government, which is separate from CSG, supports the change. He told The Michigan Daily that students studying business and economics had just as much reason to take R&E classes as their peers in LSA.

It would be helpful for economics students to study “poverty, inequality and labor through the scope of race,”. Activists hope that any proposal approved by the administration would assert identity-based themes — such as gender, sexuality, immigration status, religion and race — as a core focus of the curriculum at each of the university’s colleges.

The proposal is support by the Black Student Union, a race-based activist group at UM that recently made news for presenting a list of demands to the university. Administrators immediately caved to group’s most costly demand: a $300,000 renovation of the campus’s multicultural center. BSU activist Shayla Scales said the proposal was all about creating more diversity.

“I truly believe innovation lies in the crevices of diversity,” she said in a statement. “Making sure that we incorporate diversity in all of our thinking and the way that we see the world will only lead to innovation.”

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I went to University of Michigan's College of Engineering and there was none of this nonsense in that College. LSA however was chock full of this bunk.

It the Leftist's way: politicize everything. Look at Obama with his Surgeon General.

1 posted on 03/14/2014 1:08:48 PM PDT by Mikey_1962
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To: Mikey_1962

To be fair, if all the grievance-studies students were required to take an introductory calculus course.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 1:13:02 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Mikey_1962

“Activists at U-M trying to force engineering students to study race and ethnicity”

It’s okay...they have already done this to the military — What, just because you are engineer you thought you would be spared the PC crap...hahaha, yeah right. So, get mad, do something about it or shut up and take it and suffer the fools.


3 posted on 03/14/2014 1:14:17 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Mikey_1962
...if the proposal were approved by faculty

If that is all that is needed, then I'd say business and engineering students at U-M should get ready to either take whatever racist classes are about to be shoved down their throats, or transfer to another school.

4 posted on 03/14/2014 1:14:37 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Mikey_1962

Crap like this is going to make a lot of parents look outside the US to send their kids to college....Frankly, I’d love for my kids to be able to study in Europe, especially the UK.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 1:14:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
If we cut off the taxpayer funding to these schools and students, most of this stupid stuff will go away.

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6 posted on 03/14/2014 1:15:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

great post!


7 posted on 03/14/2014 1:15:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Mikey_1962
whom ever proposed this, should be expelled for foisting
this on these (mindless little terp) students...

8 posted on 03/14/2014 1:16:56 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Mikey_1962

Well I think all of the leftist dummies in women’s courses and other liberal fantasy/diversity courses should be forced to study and pass Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations, Statics and Dynamics, three years of physics in addition to a courses in Probability and Statistics. (And not the easy, blow-off math/science courses that liberal arts students take now.)


9 posted on 03/14/2014 1:17:06 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: StormEye

I’d settle for B’s in Cal 1, Chem 1, Physics 1 and either Micro 1 or Bio 1.

Along with all required labs.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 1:19:15 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Mikey_1962

Why not? My son was one of three Caucasian engineering students at his university. I can see the Chinese and Indians taking this well. /s


11 posted on 03/14/2014 1:20:24 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Mikey_1962

It’s this kind of crap that will reduce the value of your degree, as the smart kids go to Purdue or Colorado School of Mines. When the College of Engineering lowers its standards, the ranking goes down.

So far, the Boilermakers aren’t doing this; my son is a ChemE student at Purdue, and he’s avoided this nonsense. Of course, I have no idea what it is that he’s studying. He left me behind several years ago.


12 posted on 03/14/2014 1:21:35 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Tea partier Dr Rob Steele for UofM board of regents on my ballot next year.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 1:21:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mikey_1962

A young lady I know is in a computer science program. This girl is absolute genius. She was forced to take a porn class in women’s studies. She fought it hard and was outspoken in class. There is no reason at all students should be force fed this trash.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 1:24:44 PM PDT by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: Mikey_1962; All
*Oppss!*
sorry.."whom ever = (mindless little terp)"

15 posted on 03/14/2014 1:24:46 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Mikey_1962

I think sociology majors should be forced to to take calculus and physics courses.


16 posted on 03/14/2014 1:25:42 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: cyclotic
Not everyone at UofM is sold. Story from last year about a girl who wrote a literary beat down of liberalism.

High schooler who wrote op-ed about college rejection hints she may go to University of Michigan
17 posted on 03/14/2014 1:27:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: dfwgator

“Crap like this is going to make a lot of parents look outside the US to send their kids to college....Frankly, I’d love for my kids to be able to study in Europe, especially the UK.”

1. But will they be able to get employment, licenses, certifications in the US without the requisite courses?

2. How can we blame those in Congress who are supposed to be on our side for being weak and not fighting when we are so ready ourselves to retreat, run away, home school, secede, etc.?


18 posted on 03/14/2014 1:29:57 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: Mikey_1962

Ok.

IF...and Only IF...marshmallow major..students take and pass a calculus course.

Something I guarantee the Obamadork could not do.

Your average engineering student has a order of magnitude IQ advantage over 99% of the so-called “professors” in lib arts.


19 posted on 03/14/2014 1:30:27 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Mikey_1962; wardaddy
There are, of course, profound differences among the people's of the earth. But one suspects that those pushing this have no intention of studying how actual differences effect performance, motivations, propensities, forms of socialization, political attitudes, etc., etc. That might actually further understanding among all involved. From typical academic attitudes, these days, it is far more likely that the "studies" will consist primarily of seeking for reasons to make different components of the student body either hate each other, or seek to walk on eggs--as it were--in response to contrived guilt complexes.

To understand the dynamics of the hate & blame games, see The Greatest Mischief Ever Wrought, or Blame & Envy Cocktail.

No one reading this ever sat next to their equal in any class-room, unless it was their identical twin or triplet. And it was not your fault, or his or her fault, who was better at what, and who had a problem with whatever. We need to put a stop to Leftists using the simple realities of nature to advance a demonic agenda.

William Flax

20 posted on 03/14/2014 1:31:40 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Mikey_1962

How about in return we require the dim wits in the soft studies classes to pass at least one engineering class to graduate. Problem Solved!


21 posted on 03/14/2014 1:44:17 PM PDT by Desron13
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To: Mikey_1962

How to devalue a degree.


22 posted on 03/14/2014 1:47:43 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: KrisKrinkle
How can we blame those in Congress who are supposed to be on our side for being weak and not fighting when we are so ready ourselves to retreat, run away, home school, secede, etc.?

With a decent GOTV campaign we could replace the whole UofM administration over the course of a couple of elections.
23 posted on 03/14/2014 1:50:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Desron13

Do we really want people from the imbecile end of th bell curve taking up valuable space in the engineering school.


24 posted on 03/14/2014 1:57:57 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: KrisKrinkle

I believe savvy Euro Universities will come up with programs specifically for American students.


25 posted on 03/14/2014 2:09:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mikey_1962
African engineering: racist slur
German engineering: advertising slogan

In the new world order of hussein obama and his regime of racist thugs, we must be oh-so careful with our exercising of the First Amendment right to free speech. When President Sarah Palin puts an end to all of obama's nonsense, America will return to the country it once was.

26 posted on 03/14/2014 2:35:10 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Mikey_1962
The proposal is support by the Black Student Union

Illiterates...

27 posted on 03/14/2014 2:41:56 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: I want the USA back
Well, so long as they know what year you graduated its ok.

Its like High School Degrees from the Sixties versus the Nineties.

SAT scores (when normalized for the increase from 1200 to 1600) peaked in 1964.

28 posted on 03/14/2014 2:42:17 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Democrats have destroyed more cities than Godzilla)
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To: Mikey_1962

The political commissars want to force their PC-think on everybody—no exceptions!


29 posted on 03/14/2014 2:59:57 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Mikey_1962
“I truly believe innovation lies in the crevices of diversity,” she said in a statement. “Making sure that we incorporate diversity in all of our thinking and the way that we see the world will only lead to innovation.”

Mandating that we all think the same way is how we create diversity and innovation?!? Does this student have any actual brain at all? Does she grasp the actual definition of the word "diversity"?

As for the crevices of diversity... never mind.

30 posted on 03/14/2014 3:14:25 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Mikey_1962

bkmk


31 posted on 03/14/2014 3:15:02 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Mikey_1962

Ponder this: all the advantages that Obama enjoys in this country because of our pre-occupation with race and ethnicity and “fair play” may be a liability and backfire in other countries.

No ACLU, no NAACP, no Black Caucus and no fawning MSM to support him in Europe and ASIA.

You want to witness raw racism in its purest form? Go sit in the bleachers at a European soccer game and hear the “n” word shouted and spoken more often than I heard in the South in the 50’s. No company that wants to do business in the Middle East, for instance, will send a Black representative even if he/she is qualified and has earned a PhD.

The folks at the university who teach this race and ethnicity bunk have no idea what is going on off campus and even less about the world outside the US.


32 posted on 03/14/2014 3:48:51 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Mikey_1962
SAT scores (when normalized for the increase from 1200 to 1600) peaked in 1964.

Hmm.... 2 years after we got rid of Prayer in School and JFK via Exec-Order allowed Unions for Fed ( & State ? ) workers...

This is not good what is going on @ U of M. Their is retired Prof from U of M on a screed about the number of foreign exchange students in the Naval Engr program their. Hint, a big trading partner that bought a lot of our bonds that Nixon opened the door too.

I wish I could have this retired prof from U of M post here, it is not what you think. Engrg and Business maybe the last bastions ( like I military was ) not inculcated by PC, until now...

33 posted on 03/14/2014 4:12:14 PM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Mikey_1962
force engineering students to study race and ethnicity

Gotta keep room for the football and basketball players in there.

34 posted on 03/14/2014 4:18:27 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Mikey_1962
all students–even those in the Colleges of Engineering and Business — would be forced to take a anti-white, hate Western culture class with a racial component, if the proposal were approved by faculty.
35 posted on 03/14/2014 4:23:11 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: reg45

Here is an idea. Offer an “engineering” course in human measurements. Focus on how various ethnic groups are differentiated by various measurements. Let one of the textbooks be “The Bell Curve”. See if the faculty likes that idea.


36 posted on 03/14/2014 4:34:56 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Mikey_1962
It would be helpful for economics students to study “poverty, inequality and labor through the scope of race,”. Activists hope that any proposal approved by the administration would assert identity-based themes — such as gender, sexuality, immigration status, religion and race — as a core focus of the curriculum at each of the university’s colleges.

Yeah, right. What these classes are REALLY about is how everything is Whitey's fault. Caucasians are bad, male Caucasians are worse, and male, Christian Caucasians are the worst of the lot.

That's all this game is. Hate Mr. Whitey.

37 posted on 03/14/2014 6:01:40 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: cripplecreek

“With a decent GOTV campaign we could replace the whole UofM administration over the course of a couple of elections.”

I don’t doubt it. And we need to take back academia as well as the media and the government structure. The question is can we hang together and stay the course long enough to do it.


38 posted on 03/14/2014 8:17:16 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: Mikey_1962; USFRIENDINVICTORIA; WayneS; dfwgator; SunkenCiv; cripplecreek; nascarnation; ...
BSU activist Shayla Scales said the proposal was all about creating more diversity.

“I truly believe innovation lies in the crevices of diversity,” she said in a statement. “Making sure that we incorporate diversity in all of our thinking and the way that we see the world will only lead to innovation.”

Hey, Shayla, isn't incorporating (racial and ethnic) diversity into all our thinking a bit bizarre? It's an obsession reminiscent of Hitler and Nazi Germany! It led to "innovation" only in terms of barbarity.

Just thinking: what would all these leftists be saying if the course on race and ethnicity were taught by a professor like Dr. Charles Murray, or if Murray's books The Bell Curve and Human Accomplishment were the required texts?

39 posted on 03/14/2014 9:27:16 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Todays “activists” have a lot in common with the ones who were enamored with Schickelgruber in the 1930s..


40 posted on 03/14/2014 9:38:37 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


41 posted on 03/14/2014 9:42:42 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

But then only about 3% of them would graduate...


42 posted on 03/14/2014 9:49:11 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: Mikey_1962

What better place than a captive audience to spew your lies

“ Repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it* ...

Joseph Goebbels


43 posted on 03/15/2014 5:17:05 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

OOoooooooooo......

Now DAT would bve RACISS!


44 posted on 03/15/2014 5:26:53 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: justiceseeker93

Or even a Book entitled “Tiger Mom”! LOL


45 posted on 03/15/2014 5:27:50 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Mikey_1962

i was forced to take racial studies as a sophomore in engineering school at NC State in 1962


46 posted on 03/15/2014 5:34:13 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: justiceseeker93
Just thinking: what would all these leftists be saying if the course on race and ethnicity were taught by a professor like Dr. Charles Murray, or if Murray's books The Bell Curve and Human Accomplishment were the required texts?

Your comments were all apt. "activist Shayla Scales" is not focused on the realities of race & ethnic diversity, but on a myopic agenda that basically denies reality.

The Left is compulsion driven. If you do not understand the Compulsion For Uniformity, their bizarre antics will never make any real sense. (Of course, all Leftists share that compulsion, including Marxists, Bolsheviks, Nazis, & America's faux "liberals.")

William Flax

47 posted on 03/15/2014 8:06:27 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: justiceseeker93

Just thinking: what would all these leftists be saying if the course on race and ethnicity were taught by a professor like Dr. Charles Murray, or if Murray's books The Bell Curve and Human Accomplishment were the required texts?

All hell would break loose. Liberals would never put up with someone doing to them what they're trying to do to us...

48 posted on 03/15/2014 9:17:05 AM PDT by GOPJ (From a bellwether to an "oh-whateverrrr" in less than a single news cycle. -freeper Fightin Whitey)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


49 posted on 03/15/2014 2:36:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: justiceseeker93

I truly believe that her brain is lodged in a certain crevise, and likely to fall out if she comes too hard.


50 posted on 03/15/2014 4:32:49 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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