It looks like some woke school boards’ misshapen ideas of “equity” is getting blowback here and there.
Just a couple of weeks ago, three members of the San Francisco school board were recalled and lost their jobs for incompetence. One of their grotesque ideas was getting rid of entrance exams for the city elite high school.
In Philadelphia, I wrote recently, the School District’s new policy of using a lottery — rather than high grades and an exam — for admission to elite schools was under attack. And not just from me, although I accurately described the new policy as an Asian Removal Process.
Why that term? Because Asian students are “overrepresented” in the elite schools, and Blacks and Hispanics are “underrepresented.” I noted that Blacks are “underrepresented” in the NHL and whites are “underrepresented” in the NBA.
Elite athletes are selected on the basis of merit. So are elite scholars.
Merit is almost the antithesis of “equity,” which is roughly defined as “fairness,” which is subjective.
Just last week, a federal district court in Alexandria, Va., handed down a summary judgment in favor of parents who had brought suit against the Fairfax County School Board to oppose recent changes in the admission policy to the Thomas Jefferson High School, an elite school that emphasizes math and science.
Here, too, the “problem” seemed to be — you guessed it — Asian-American students.
In his opinion, Judge Claude M. Hilton wrote of the school board’s “desire to remake TJ admissions because they were dissatisfied with the racial composition of the school. A means to accomplish their goal of achieving racial balance was the decrease of the only racial group ‘overrrepresented’ at TJ — Asian-Americans.”
(Harvard University is currently being sued for bias against Asians.)
The school board’s policy was racially motivated, and by definition, that is “racist.”
Never mind the imagined good intentions. Handing out preferences,or disqualifications, on the basis of race is racism. There is no other name for it.
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HAPPY MONDAY !!!
Is it possible that the masses have finally “woke”? Are we finally saying that enough is enough ?
See reply to Wanda
My sincere hope is that this represents a glimmer of sanity among the craziness and tyranny of the woke.
To paraphrase Churchill, it my be the end of the beginning of rational thought
We discussed this issue in New York ref Stuyvesant etc. De blasio. Wanted the same nonsense. . There is nothing wrong with hard work. The Asians are willing to do the drudge work to achieve their goals. It’s not about quotas … its about knowledge and what is needed to achieve a higher standard of learning
Can’t wait to see your posting on selecting a Supreme Court Justice solely on race and gender.
After yours on Reagan promising to appoint a white woman. (He did not say “white,” and did not have to.)
Bad doggie! Reagan said ‘woman.” Biden said, “Black woman.” There IS a difference, Stu.
To repeat, he did not say “white” woman because that was understood.
He announced gender, race was understood.
Oh, really? That is totally unlike you — to make such an assumption. You have ALWAYS dealt with FACTS. Assumption is not factual.
If you thought he would nominate a Black woman, raise your hand.
Then pound your head with it because you have lost your mind.
Some assumptions are completely safe — such as my prediction the 2020 Dem presidential ticket would not be two white men. I further predict the Dems will not nominate a national ticket of two white men in our lifetime (unless one is trans or gay). Care to argue with that?
First, it was too many Jews. Now, too many Asians. Next, too many whites. Then, too many smart people. “When you’ve lost your aim, redouble your efforts.” This same thinking is ruining our military: too many heterosexuals.
The weight of evidence is clearly against me.
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