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Achievement redistribution: University of Wisconsin to distribute grades based on race and ethnicity
allenbwest.com ^ | July 23 2014 | LTC Allen B. West

Posted on 07/23/2014 1:37:57 PM PDT by PoloSec

One time I was speaking at a local South Florida high school and explaining “wealth redistribution.” I used a football analogy, with the example of a team being ahead at halftime 28-7. However, when the team came back after halftime, the scoreboard read 21-14. I explained to the students that officials met in the press booth and decided to have equitable apportionment of touchdowns to make the game fairer. They believed the self-esteem of the other team was being adversely affected. When I asked the high school seniors if they agreed, they vehemently said no. They felt they’d earned their touchdowns. So I asked why? Shouldn’t they share their good fortune? I was met with a resounding no. They responded that the other team should have practiced more and played better.

Clearly the University of Wisconsin-Madison would have trouble understanding that analogy as the faculty has just adopted a new charter advocating “proportional participation of historically underrepresented racial-ethnic groups at all levels” including “the distribution of grades.”

According to the National Review, “Earlier this year, the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty senate adopted a new Framework for Diversity and Inclusive Excellence, which, according to the campus’s Board of Regents, “places the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle.”

“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 which includes eight essential “working definitions,” among them: “compositional diversity,” “critical mass,” “inclusion,” “equity mindedness,” “deficit-mindedness,” “representational equity,” and “excellence.”

Yep, it’s a bunch of academic gobbledygook indeed, but let’s look again at the definition of “representational equity.” According to the charter it means 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.”

As the National Review puts it, “Political correctness has for some time mandated that everyone get an A, so it was only a matter of time before the coercive forces seeking “Diversity and Inclusive Excellence” rendered grades utterly meaningless. But to commandeer grades as a vehicle for reparations? That level of brainlessness deserves an F — no matter what color you are.”

What ever became of advancement based on merit and the personal challenge to achieve a standard?

This is yet another facet of liberal progressive social justice: social egalitarianism. What happens to a society where there is no longer an equality of opportunity but rather equality of outcome? What is the incentive to work harder when your achievement is shared with those who have made no attempt to achieve anything? As Barack Hussein Obama and Elizabeth Warren say, “you didn’t build that, you didn’t earn that.” So why seek excellence?

A popular definition of socialism is “A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society, with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor.” Complete reconstruction sounds a lot like fundamental transformation, doesn’t it?

As Sir Winston Churchill said, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy…The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

I wonder if the Wisconsin Badgers football team will be so kind with the “representational equity” of touchdowns this coming college football season? Riiiight.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: allenwest; college; ethnicity; race; reallyoldnew; redistribution; university

1 posted on 07/23/2014 1:37:57 PM PDT by PoloSec
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

Holy catz


2 posted on 07/23/2014 1:39:36 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: PoloSec

No white folks welcome.


3 posted on 07/23/2014 1:40:48 PM PDT by Gamecock (There is room for all of God's animals. Right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy.)
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To: PoloSec

yeah and I’m going to hire a quota boy rom U. Wisconsin Madison?
Nope.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 1:41:19 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: PoloSec

For the record, UW denies that grades will be affected by this sort of thing.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 1:42:10 PM PDT by jalisco555 ("My 80% friend is not my 20% enemy" - Ronald Reagan)
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To: PoloSec

The “University” of Wisconsin-Madison can do what they want.

Employers should take note, however, and perhaps refrain from hiring ANY graduates from that “school”. After all, how can they tell whether a particular applicant actually earned a 3.8 gpa or had it “apportioned” to him/her?


6 posted on 07/23/2014 1:42:27 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: jalisco555

Well then, they are either lying, or they are lying.


7 posted on 07/23/2014 1:43:44 PM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: PoloSec

“places the mission of diversity at the center of institutional life so that it becomes a core organizing principle.”

Diversity=DIVISION
Division=DIVIDE
Divide and Conquer

Is this a Satire piece, didn’t see any such tag??


8 posted on 07/23/2014 1:43:52 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: PoloSec
Achievement redistribution: University of Wisconsin to distribute grades based on race and ethnicity

Will there soon be any difference between a University of Wisconsin diploma and unflushed toilet paper?

9 posted on 07/23/2014 1:44:05 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Joe Boucher

“yeah and I’m going to hire a quota boy rom U. Wisconsin Madison? Nope.”

Schools at all levels have been “socially promoting” for years; this is everywhere. In the end, you can only rely on the grades of someone considered a full adult (that is, Asian and white men); they have to do the real studying.

Our government expects us to treat preferred minorities as equals while they treat them as mentally disabled.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 1:44:13 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: jalisco555

a Black 100 is a white 50 ?


11 posted on 07/23/2014 1:44:19 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: kearnyirish2

Your tax dollars are going to these people. When will the productive people say they have had enough? I am already there.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 1:52:31 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: Carl Vehse
Will there soon be any difference between a University of Wisconsin diploma and unflushed toilet paper?

Yes, I can see many differences remaining:

1) Toilet paper will still be in high demand!
2) Toilet paper will have many more uses!
3) Toilet paper is softer than that diploma!
4) Toilet paper is MUCH cheaper!

Add more as you see fit!
13 posted on 07/23/2014 1:53:17 PM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: PoloSec
Political correctness has for some time mandated that everyone get an A...

How do you "distribute" grades if everyone gets an A?


14 posted on 07/23/2014 1:53:18 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: 867V309

Further reason to not hire affirmative-action, equal-opportunity users. What ever happened to merit?


15 posted on 07/23/2014 1:56:23 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: PoloSec

They have just dramatically reduced the value of any degrees one may earn from attending this school. In the near future, the term “University of Wisconsin” will become another way of saying Fake School, Fake Credentials.


16 posted on 07/23/2014 1:57:31 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: PoloSec

This is the fault of the state legislature, who should put their foot down and refuse to fund such an atrocity. The grounds for this are clear, that any minority student from that university can no longer use their degree for employment, because the assumption will be that it is phony.

As such it is profoundly discriminatory against minority students.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 1:59:20 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: Lets Roll NOW

“Your tax dollars are going to these people. When will the productive people say they have had enough? I am already there.”

I tried, but too many gibsmedats voted for the other guy. FWIW, it helps that I reduce my taxes with child credits, a mortgage interest deduction, and a property tax deduction.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 2:04:41 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: kearnyirish2

Why bother studying??


19 posted on 07/23/2014 2:05:12 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PoloSec

They might get their desire for more “diversity” in their student body by doing this: Students who are academically qualified and hard workers (who apparently, based on the university’s own logic must be concentrated among the over-represented population groups like whites, or asians) should avoid this place like the plague, since the value of their grades and, eventually, degrees will be watered down by this sort of scheme.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 2:07:41 PM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like tractor.)
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To: GeronL

Because I’m not a preferred minority; employers are allowed to have expectations of me. It is absurd, but I’ll probably always have a job. The Anglos that have to act as scribes for semi-literate tokens “playing office” will always have work...


21 posted on 07/23/2014 2:10:32 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: PoloSec

So they are admitting that Blacks and women are inferior?


22 posted on 07/23/2014 2:10:55 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Joe Boucher

Isn’t U of Wisc engaging in PROFILING?


23 posted on 07/23/2014 2:12:28 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: PoloSec

Acadumbia rushing to irrelevancy.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 2:22:56 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Amagi

Only in Madison! Please do not judge all of Wisconsin by the idiots who teach at UW.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 2:25:28 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: DaveA37
Of course ---- it is just the university that is pushing the envelope of stupidity.
Wisconsin has a great, great governor.
26 posted on 07/23/2014 2:30:12 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: PoloSec

So what? an American college degree is worth nothing already.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 3:25:21 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: PoloSec

So if you are White, Christian, male, or other $hitupon group, you have to work harder to make up for the slackers who were let in and passed along exclusively because of their race.


28 posted on 07/23/2014 3:27:26 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: PoloSec

The grading gifting thing has been going on since before segregation??? I was there when WHEN HAPPENED and previous segregated classes met; class discussions retrograded downward to that of whether or not to continue the heretofore practice by the minority of awarding extra credits on tests for such as the mundane accomplishment of putting their name on the test sheet.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 3:56:12 PM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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