The law professor said she has never seen a Black law student graduate in the top quarter of their class, and they usually are not even in the top half. She also said that the university’s law review had a diversity mandate that required them to put minority editors and writers on the publication.
Here is a very inconvenient fact Glenn, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a black student graduate in the top quarter of the class and rarely, rarely in the top half. I have a class of 89, 95 students every year. I see a big chunk of students every year — so I am going on that, because a lot of this data is a closely guarded secret.
She’s probably telling the truth. Why lie? What for?
She’s also in trouble for telling more uncomfortable facts in an article she wrote for a newspaper last year:
The piece lamented:
the breakdown of the country’s bourgeois culture…the single-parent, antisocial habits prevalent among some working-class Whites; the anti-‘acting white’ rap culture of inner-city Blacks; the anti-assimilation ideas gaining ground among some Hispanic immigrants.
She’s right. All this BS is going on right now and the Cultural Left fools are all cheering for this or at least running cover for it. It’s disgusting and the Alt Left talks about this disgusting breakdown in our bourgeois culture a lot. If you don’t know otherwise, we’re against it.
The Black Law Association at the university protested what they called bigotry and posted this:
Prof. Amy Wax has violated the spirit of @PennLaw’s grade nondisclosure policy by claiming demonstrably false allegations against black students and alumni.
I doubt if what she is saying is demonstrably false. The liars here are probably in the BLA for stating as facts figures that they have never even investigated. Also, how is what she said bigotry. Truth is a defense against bigotry, right? How can facts be racist or bigoted? It makes no sense. Facts are facts. They don’t have any subjective values attached to them. All facts are indifferent in terms of bias.
The dean stepped in:
It is imperative for me as dean to state that these claims are false: Black students have graduated in the top of the class at Penn Law, and the Law Review does not have a diversity mandate. Contrary to any suggestion otherwise, Black students at Penn Law are extremely successful, both inside and outside the classroom, in the job market, and in their careers.
He’s probably lying in spirit. Sure, maybe one or two graduated high in their class, but if it happened with any frequency, I am sure the professor would have heard of it. He’s also probably lying about there being no diversity mandate at the law review. People in his position lie about these things constantly. That’s one more painful thing about the Cultural Left. In order not to be racist and bigoted, we are all required to lie continuously. So you end up with a society of liars.
The sad thing is that just about everyone who agrees with this professor is going to vote Republican and support Trump. In fact, I would bet dollars to donuts that that professor votes Republican. If you agree with this woman, you are automatically labeled a conservative Republican and you start to act that way. This is why we need an Alternative Left: so liberals and Leftists can agree with this woman’s facts without having to flee the Left and take up reaction.
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If one is accused of racism truth is no defense. It is evidence for the prosecution.
High school mathematics have told me privately that few blacks can learn algebra II, and that many cannot understand concepts as simple as negative numbers and fractions. It does not matter how the concepts are taught. They cannot learn them.
A high school mathematics teacher who stated those observations publicly would probably be fired.
Oral languages frequently have only three words for numbers: one, two, and more than two. We should not be surprised that a race that never developed mathematics on its own would have problems with algebra II.
I’m Chinese and one of my degrees is in math. I did take serious math courses on Measure Theory, Topology, differential geometry…(in case you don’t know what those math subjects are, just don’t bother). I’m deeply surprised by extremist view from both sides like
1) your impression many blacks have no notion of negative numbers
2) math is a ‘white’ or racist subject.
Being said, the Blacks I met were from the Caribbeans and Africa (none from US ghetto). Most are perfectly normal human beings. One interesting guy by the family name Schmidt, was half Black and half German. I personally suspect his father was an ex-POW from a camp in Central Canada during WW2. I lived in Calgary, Canada for 2 years. Interesting place where anti-Jew sentiment was semi-open (could be due to large number of German and east European migrants), yet Calgary had a Muslim mayor once.
I’ll grant you that plenty of Black kids would have difficulty with Algebra II. But most Black kids are quite capable of learning basic arithmetic, and that includes fractions and negative numbers. A good teacher could explain these ideas pretty easily.
Why is anyone surprised? It is the inevitable result of affirmative action. If whites need a minimum score of, say, 600 to enter a certain law school while blacks need a minimum score of only 500, then we would expect the average performance of blacks to be lower. In fact, it is even possible that there is no overlap at all.
If scores on a certain test have predictive value, then the lowest scorers will perform worse on average than the highest scorers. If the scores have no predictive value, why use them in the first place?
There were black graduate math students at my university. They were African and they weren’t there for diversity – in that at least, they didn’t cheat to get the grades.
Maybe sent to the university because of diversity, but I think they earned their grades. I’ve taken math course and the they don’t give out favors. This is the truth and it’s also true for Africa because math is math, what’s true is true, there is no grey area.