Skip to comments.Activists to UMich: Admit unqualified students, if they are black
Posted on 04/17/2014 9:11:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Activists with the radical pro-affirmative action group, By Any Means Necessary, staged a protest on Tuesday featuring a black Detroit high school student who was denied admission to the University of Michigan.
The student, Brooke Kimbrough, claimed UM rejected her because of her morals, and not her below-average ACT score of 23. (The average U-M student has a score between 28 and 32.)
I believe that I have been rejected because of the morals that I stand for, said Kimbrough, according to Fox 2 news. I will take back my freedom as a tool to help others. I have left the plantation to get my freedom but I am coming back for you, too. I will make it my civic duty to document every news of a rejection letter that the university produces to our black, brown and red bodies.
Kimbroughs comments follow weeks of increasing tensions over race at U-M. BAMN activists, as well as minority students with the Black Student Union, another group, have continuously demanded increased black and Latino enrollment, even though a state constitutional amendment prohibits administrators from considering race as a factor toward admission....
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the libtards have blasted past idiotic on the way to insane.
i say we force everyone to shave their heads, be completely painted blue, and wear a mouth guard that makes everyone’s voice sound like a robot.
end the race baiters forever.
“campus police are going to rough you up a little on the way out...”
Take your beliefs and morals and go to a community college for a couple of years.
Dr. Sowell has written much on the injustice that mismatching students to their schools do to them. An average student graduating from an average school does much better in life than one who enters but fails at a school above his capabilities.
Admit them and then have them flunk out after 2 semesters? That’s going to turn out well.....
That’s what the football and basketball teams are for.
Just because you can balance a ball of yarn on your head while you speak into a microphone, that doesn't qualify you for college admission.
They could be admitted and given straight A’s on every course offered and they would still fail the only test that really counts - the Test of Life.
Actually, she’ll be on academic probation for three more semesters after those first two. Plenty of time to get the “Don’t flunk us out just because we’re too stupid for college” banners crayoned up.
I thought they started that practice years ago.
Admitting unqualified students will lead to them failing school and be loaded up on debt.
Let me point this out. Around thirty years ago...universities started to put pre-college courses on their offerings...and forcing a number of students to take college classes which were less than math 101 or English 101. The whole gimmick was because numerous kids were showing up and unable to do first-year college work. They forced you into a room...to take a test, and the result was that you’d be denied 101 type classes until you took the pre-college class. At that time, it was around $300 for the class. I failed the math exam and this was the gimmick they wanted me to do.
Instead, I walked over to the base education office...took the math 101 CLEP test and passed it. No cost, automatic college credit, and I skipped this whole gimmick.
So, let me tell you how this UMich deal works. The unqualified students will be brought in. They won’t be able to do real college work....so they will do pre-college classes (maybe four classes, maybe ten). Who pays? Well, I’m guessing that the university will rig up some hidden deal where all students are paying into a pot for the unqualified classes to be covered, or the state will be forced to pay. An entire year will be wasted on the catch-up classes. If you had bad learning habits before....nothing will happen with the trend, and you will quit by the end of the this first year.
It’s a gimmick, for more customers, and more junior professors who are now teaching below the line....to kids mostly at the eighth grade level. The high school and county board were stupid enough to pass them no matter what, with lousy instructors throughout their years in middle and high school. This is the result.
We might as well create a fresh new concept called ‘college school’, which is where you go after high school, to teach you what you should have learned in twelve years. The activists aren’t stupid....it’s just that they aren’t willing to tackle county education boards and demand responsibility on their part, or demand teachers be fired when they can’t teach at a competent level.
Basing admissions on skin color is Racism. No other word for it.
And when she starts failing everything because her abilities are subpar (I assume with an ACT score so far below the norm she has difficulties) what does she do then? Have another temper tantrum, to which the U with run around trying to find ways to give her, her way.
Just another example of Black Race Privilege. Blacks must never be judged negatively by the content of their character, academic qualifications, or for any reason. They must be judged positively by the color of their skin.
Looks like she could be a future First lady. Seems to me I have seen a picture of Michelle and her husband in their younger school days that resembles the pictured scene.
I was thinking about this with the President of Western Washington University wanting to be “less white”. You get the white suburban kids and these disadvantaged black youth.
In five years, the white kids graduate and leave. The black kids are two years behind and stay on. Do that a few cycles and pretty soon he’ll reach his goal.
And then, when she finally graduates with faux high honors, she will be afforded a high paying job in entity where she will holler racism and thus be promoted to ever higher positions of responsibility. Along the way, she’ll be afforded competent staff to really handle her workload. That staff will not get the rewards for doing her job, she will. Said job will be in “Human Resources”, or some such non-pedal to the metal job.
I worked at Ford during the reign of the terrorist Jac Nasser and saw this type of thing happen when the terrorist decided there were too many white faces in positions of responsibility.
Oh, and Rick Snyder and the state legislature will continue to be sure to make sure UM gets its fair share of taxpayer dollars all along the way.
Does a 23 even get her into Saginaw Valley St. or UM-Dearbornistan? Before all this AA junk blacks had to be actually better than whites as not be proven intellectually inferior. My how we have fallen.
Kimbrough, 17, who has a 3.5 GPA and belongs to her schools prize-winning debate team, says shes making a stand for herself and other minority applicants.
It represents a bigger struggle than just me making the community more diverse in a multitude of ways, she said. I know that is what U-M stands for. But the university cannot say its (diverse) if it doesnt have equal representation.
############ She looks more like 25
Black Studies major? It’s amazing how unifying was the election for POTUS of a black community organizer.
Ever notice that, if you're conservative and feel strongly about a particular issue, you are called an "extremist", but if you're liberal and feel strongly about an issue, you are called an "activist."
Yeah, why not, it would only be in defiance of a court ruling.
Her team won the ‘urban debate’ national championship?
So they have even tracked debate competitions now?
This is why I continue to harass FReepers to vote in college administration elections where ever possible. Dr Rob Steele is one of the guys running for a UofM board of regents seat.
This is what makes a college degree not worth any more than a piece of paper.
...claimed UM rejected her because of her "morals," and not ...her below-average ACT score of 23. (The average U-M student has a score between 28 and 32.) "I believe that I have been rejected because of the morals that I stand for... I will take back my freedom as a tool to help others. I have left the plantation to get my freedom but I am coming back for you, too. I will make it my civic duty to document every news of a rejection letter that the university produces to our black, brown and red bodies."That's a tipping point -- I've never met a lib who didn't resent this particular category of entitlement regarding getting hired or school admission based on a color bar and "underutilization".
Sounds like the typical head of HR for any state or federal agency.
My roommate in college was black, I’m white. We didn’t know each other but were assigned to the room before Freshman year. She sent me a letter introducing herself with a picture, at 18 I didn’t think anything of it but I wonder if she was wondering if I was black or racist? Anyway, I called her that summer and we talked for two hours. I don’t remember ever filling out a questionnaire but they had us perfectly matched, conservative, grew up in a small town, lots of similar likes. We stayed roommates for the duration. The one thing that always bothered her was that she said she knew people thought she was only there because of AA. She was very much against it, as she thought it made people think she was stupid when she had the grades and test scores to get in. It also drove us both nuts when once a month we’d get a knock on the door and the radical Black Student Union would be there to recruit her. She would tell them she wasn’t interested and they’d keep sticking fliers in our mailbox and coming back. They told her she shouldn’t be roommates with me. She said why, I have more in common with her then you! They called her every name in the book. Said she was blind and betraying her race. That I was some rich white girl she was trying to be like, I’m actually quite sure her family was much better off then mine. We had an American flag up in our room and they complained about me putting up the “racist” flag. She had put up the flag, honoring her brother who was in Kuwait, and of course I had no problem with it. When they found this out she was then called brainwashed. I don’t know how she put up with it all. We had both black and white students in our group of friends, but she was constantly harassed. She would be a great person to be an administrator at UM. Then again, she wanted a real job and was into Physics!
One of the things they kind of gloss over is the reason they use the SAT and entrance exam scores above the students GPA and test scores from high school.
It appears she has a 3.5 GPA which is pretty good, better than mine was, but I went to a school in the suburbs outside Detroit. Just showing up for class and ATTEMPTING to learn in many Detroit schools can earn you an A without even trying now.
She’s not from a Detroit school, she’s from Andover in Birmingham but her ACT score is abysmal.
She’s pulling the same crap that the other BAMN students at U of M tried earlier this year with their demands.
These kids don’t have the same academic and life accomplishments as the other students entering Michigan, but like Obama, they want to be given everything they want without putting in the work.
When they get the special privileges it’s due to skin color, but when they don’t, they blame the skin.
A thinking person can’t win with this crowd.
LOL! The perpetually angry skin collective and its enablers, supporters, perpetrators, puppet-masters and capitulators strikes again.
She is probably used to getting everything else without achievement.
I mean, the hair-do ALONE should disqualify her.
Oh yeah, I like it. Time to push the “Black Priviliedge” label right back down their throats.
I love how they argue that admitting more blacks will improve Michigan by making it more “diverse” (I never quite understood how this has anything to do with improving anyone’s education, but okay) - and then they turn right around and form a Black Student Union. So much for diversified interaction on campus.
Why not admit unqualified black folks?
We did it with our POTUS.
I'm a high school science teacher. The problem with graduating under-prepared students runs very deep. If I were to fail every student who couldn't pass grade-level tests in chemistry, I'd have to fail half or more of each class. This is in a suburban parochial school. When I taught in the inner city, I would have had to fail nearly all of them - and that was biology. By the time they come to high school, many of them are hopelessly behind where they need to be, with weak reading and math skills, and poor work habits. My handful of exchange students from Asia run circles around them, despite somewhat limited English proficiency.
We need to be willing to address academic failure in the early primary grades. Students who can't read properly should not be progressing beyond 3rd grade until they do. Likewise basic math. Social promotion and 'feel-good' self esteem building are doing these kids a terrible disservice. They are passed along year to year with deficient knowledge and skills. By the time they're in high school, it is next to impossible to catch up to where they should be. The top kids are still doing OK, but the average and slightly below average kids are not. A high school teacher can't hold the standard and fail those who don't measure up. Admin will over-ride the grades, fire the teacher, or both.
It has to be fixed with a top-to-bottom commitment to honest reporting and genuine achievement. That also means we need to face the unpleasant reality that not all kids have the ability to learn the most difficult material. I have students who haven't a prayer of understanding chemistry. They should have a drastically modified science course or a more practical academic track. This flies in the face of our society's misguided sense of equity.
I don't disagree that there are poor teachers out there. I've met quite a few. Every field of work has stars, average performers, and under-performers. However, I truly don't think we can put the massive failure of our educational system entirely at the feet of teachers. Education is a reflection of many ills in our society, and we can do much better without firing all the teachers.
Look for greener pastures, a school that is a better fit, simple as that...
“The student, Brooke Kimbrough, ...”
Stu: This is James Kimbrough.
Kimbrough: Nice to meet you, pleasure, thanks for coming in.
Jerry: Don’t spell.
Kimbrough: That’s right.
George: It’s a talent I have.
From my understanding, that is NOT true. As far as I know, the U of M (under the "leadership" of outgoing president Mary Sue Coleman) has not tweaked its undergrad admissions policy to bring it into conformity with the SCOTUS decision in Gratz v. Bollinger and Prop 2.
BTW, Jennifer Gratz never entered the U of M, but went to college somewhere else. I'm pretty sure that this Kimbrough girl, instead of making a big stink about U of M's rejection, can get admitted to MSU, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, or Central Michigan.
The voters threw out affirmative action and the university flouted the law anyway.
Yes, Mary Sue Coleman and cohorts should be held in contempt of the SCOTUS for failing to bring the admissions policy into compliance with the ruling in Gratz.
People need to make a special point of voting for conservatives in university administration.
Folks in Michigan are rather fortunate to able to elect the regents of the various state universities, which I don't think many other states do. So yes, take advantage of that opportunity and elect more conservatives to university administration positions.
Anyone want to bet that most of the unqualified students would turn out to have 4.3 speed in the 100 or have averaged 34pts and 16 rebounds in high school?