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2020-10-20 -PC Follies
San Diego School District Does Away With Traditional Grading To Combat Racism
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-10-20 01:54|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6526 views ]  Top

#1 So they admit a certain group, or groups, is inferior and can not compete on a level playing field with all other groups? Who are the real racists (you know the ones that lump Asians in with whites)? If you quit reporting by race (which you live and breath by) what would be the problem?
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-10-20 06:37||   2020-10-20 06:37|| Front Page Top

#2 So, a high school diploma is strictly an attendance participation trophy now. That should keep HR hoppin'...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-10-20 07:44||   2020-10-20 07:44|| Front Page Top

#3 How One Kenyan Tribe Produces The World's Best Runners - NPR 1 Nov 2013

Asking that question almost convinced Epstein to back out of his book contract. He realized he'd have to address sensitive questions of ethnic and racial differences. Academics told him they had evidence of genetic advantage but wouldn't share their research with him for fear they'd lose their jobs. "And these were professors with tenure," he says.

But some scientists did talk to him; and they explained one aspect of innate biology that clearly helps Kalenjin: the shape of their bodies.

Kalenjin have particularly thin ankles and calves, a body build common to Nilotic tribes who grow up near the equator. Epstein says this is particularly important in running because your leg is like a pendulum. The more weight you have farther away from your center of gravity, the more difficult it is to swing.

Which could indicate the existence of a....disadvantage.

Emphasis added
Posted by Besoeker 2020-10-20 07:51||   2020-10-20 07:51|| Front Page Top

#4 China/CCP must be just laughing themselves silly. This all fits into China becoming the next economic power as the US commits social, political, and economic suicide. These dumbed-down dolts will possibly enter a dumbed-down university, and the US will be one big Potemkin village of worthless sheep skins. How ironic if there is a brain drain from the US some day.
Posted by Clem 2020-10-20 08:25||   2020-10-20 08:25|| Front Page Top

#5 Back in the 50's early 60's it was known in California that a "C" grade was a "F" grade in Rhode Island.
Posted by crazyhorse 2020-10-20 10:06||   2020-10-20 10:06|| Front Page Top

#6 Why bother pretending?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-10-20 10:08||   2020-10-20 10:08|| Front Page Top

#7 Assuming that certain whites and Asians continue to succeed academically while the rest of our educational system goes to hell, we'll just have to separate into two societies.

The first one will be served by intelligent, competent, well-trained White and Asian doctors, engineers, accountants etc. Patients and clients will simply look at the race of the professional, plus the usual credentials, before retaining him.

The other America will be served by semiliterate incompetent black and brown pseudo-professionals who were promoted through the system because of their race. For this America the medical malpractice rate will skyrocket, bridges will collapse, funds will be lost or stolen, and social life generally will resemble what prevails in the shithole countries.

Maybe it really is time for this nation to split in two.

Posted by Flanter Schwarzeneggar3730 2020-10-20 10:18||   2020-10-20 10:18|| Front Page Top

#8 And four years later nobody from San Diego County was accepted into a major University that didn't know who might qualify or not.
Posted by rjschwarz 2020-10-20 14:24||   2020-10-20 14:24|| Front Page Top

#9 Jerry Pournelle to the white courtesy phone.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-10-20 14:55||   2020-10-20 14:55|| Front Page Top

#10 Congratulations on making your High School diploma into toilet paper. You will need an independent GED Certificate, probably not from California, to be taken seriously.
Posted by magpie 2020-10-20 16:31||   2020-10-20 16:31|| Front Page Top

#11 Learning is no longer the objective of public schools. Participation trophies for everyone. Also note that nearly everyone at Ivy League colleges get A’s so there is no way of distinguishing performance.
Posted by Airandee 2020-10-20 16:48||   2020-10-20 16:48|| Front Page Top

#12 I suggest having the children wear body suits that go from head to toe that don't reveal skin color. Then, let everyone without exception go from grade to grade. No racism or exceptionalism. Anyone that shows exceptional abilities, give them full dosage of tranquilizers, so the others won't have their feelings damaged.
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2020-10-20 18:45||   2020-10-20 18:45|| Front Page Top

#13 What was that story, set in the near future, where people of ability had to have certain physical handicaps assigned to them so everyone was the same level of awful?

The main character had random shocks to break his concentration, and was watching a show where two rebels removed their restrictions and put on a phenomenal dance performance.

The dancers ended up getting murdered or something, while the main character received additional shocks so he couldn't quite remember the performance?
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-20 21:49||   2020-10-20 21:49|| Front Page Top

#14 Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2020-10-20 21:51||   2020-10-20 21:51|| Front Page Top

#15 Thank you Rambler. I read that in passing and two days later, was still thinking about it, and couldn't re-trace my steps.

The one which really bothers me is the guy ordering a pizza "In the near future" and the call lady goes through his medical history, purchase history, so forth.

Look at that age; kept waiting for Clippy to show up. Change the HIV Positive? to COVID Vaccination? add Firearms? and whoa doggies.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-20 22:32||   2020-10-20 22:32|| Front Page Top

#16 "Yup," said George. He tried to think a little about the ballerinas. They weren't really very good-no better than anybody else would have been, anyway. They were burdened with sashweights and bags of birdshot, and their faces were masked, so that no one, seeing a free and graceful gesture or a pretty face, would feel like something the cat drug in. George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn't be handicapped. But he didn't get very far with it before another noise in his ear radio scattered his thoughts.

From the story Harrison Bergeron, get someone to read it for the first time; re-read it if it has been a while.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-20 22:43||   2020-10-20 22:43|| Front Page Top

#17 There have been several movie versions of Harrison Bergeron as well. Check out the Wikipedia entry.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia  2020-10-20 22:52||   2020-10-20 22:52|| Front Page Top

#18 Thank you Rambler, will do.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-20 22:56||   2020-10-20 22:56|| Front Page Top

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