I should be back to blogging on Monday.
In the meantime keep sending in the tips.
|Now that you mention it, the resemblance is remarkable|
[Kashawn] had barely passed an introductory science course. In College Writing 1A, his essays — pockmarked with misplaced words and odd phrases — were so weak that he would have to take the class again.
His writing often didn’t make sense. He struggled to comprehend the readings for [College Writing] and think critically about the text.
“It took awhile for him to understand there was a problem,” [his instructor] said. “He could not believe that he needed more skills. He would revise his papers and each time he would turn his work back in having complicated it. The paper would be full of words he thought were academic, writing the way he thought a college student should write, using big words he didn’t have command of.So he took up "African America Studies" to get his grades up to prevent being kicked out, and guess what? He did fantastically well in that! However, his writing skills still sucked.
So I work for a fortune 100 company that has annual diversity training. I am a white 50 year old male. My Boss was a Black 40 year old male. The training was over audio-teleconference but everyone knew who was who. The diversity training went through some bogus scenarios and asked everyone how they felt.
Well I was multitasking trying to produce a deliverable when the boss said "D----" what do you think? I said "I know that if I compete for a job and I get it that I am the most qualified person". "Why do you say that D----?"
"I'm a white middle-aged heterosexual Christian male. If there is a minority on the slate that is even nominally qualified, they are likely to get picked simply to fill a diversity quota".
They don't ask me how I feel in Diversity Training (anymore). Or ethics Training.
We’re getting richer across the board; we’re more educated than we’ve ever been; we live in better physical circumstances; falling crime rates mean we’re safer; national debt as a percentage of GDP is less; and more of us are contributing through taxes. Of course, it is critical always to remember that whatever successes the state can claim can only ever be paid for through taxing the profits of the rest of us.He then publishes this ludicrous picture to go with his article:
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