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UCLA college professor is suspended after refusing request for lenient marking of black students' final exam

By Patrick follow Patrick   2020 Jun 9, 8:33pm 1,193 views  28 comments           share      

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8404307/Professor-suspended-refusing-request-lenient-marking-black-students-assessments.html

Gordon Klein, professor of accounting, has been suspended for three weeks
Non-black students emailed asking for leniency in marking black peers' work
Klein replied that he had no idea who was black given the course was online
He asked how he should grade people of multiple ethnicities
Klein noted MLK's fight for people to not be evaluated based on skin color
UCLA's Anderson School of Business described his email as 'disturbing'
A petition to see Klein removed now has almost 20,000 signatures
Academics have defended Klein for 'treating students on the basis of equality'


Demanding special and unearned privileges on the basis of race alone is a pretty good definition of racism.
1   FortwayeAsFuckJoeBiden   2020 Jun 9, 8:37pm  

Is world insane?
2   theoakman   2020 Jun 9, 8:41pm  

This is a mob that is trying to go after anyone they can at this point
3   clambo   2020 Jun 9, 8:54pm  

As is typical, they want special treatment and advantages they think they deserve.

The poor guy made the error of explaining his decision. He should have ignored them or said “I alone make decisions regarding grading my students.” Or just “No.”

I have found when dealing with children, idiots, some females, homeless bums, that “No” is all the explanation I will give.

“Why?” A blank look is my response.

They all know why; they want me to do something I don’t want to do.
4   Patrick   2020 Jun 9, 9:10pm  

clambo says
I have found when dealing with children, idiots, some females, homeless bums, that “No” is all the explanation I will give.


Good policy.
5   Ceffer   2020 Jun 9, 10:20pm  

"Blast a cap in yo hide you don't give me an 'A'."

There used to be the quid pro tweetie of coeds and female students fucking for grades, which the purple hair monitors may have squelched to some extent. The profs used to be pretty active in this way when I was in.

Of course, in athletics, they have been doing this stuff forever to keep their athletes. It's a question of who was deprived of their rightful education, then who is going to be burdened next with these arrogant, flipping fools when they are passed through to the next unfortunate inheritors of the situation.

"Hey, Joe. Yeah, long time no see. I've got a very special candidate for you, really good credentials for your diversity quotas."

I have seen these scenarios myself.
6   Patrick   2020 Jun 9, 10:31pm  

The whole country already suspects that black candidates are less qualified because Affirmative Action lowers the bar for blacks. "The soft bigotry of low expectations."

It doesn't help to overtly demand more of the same. It harms black people who actually do the work and are qualified.
7   Ceffer   2020 Jun 9, 10:35pm  

Clarence Thomas stated he wished he had never benefited from affirmative action. It creates a permanent cloud. Even qualified and competent blacks wind up having to prove themselves over and over again under a cloud, whereas true earners are given automatic credibility. It also creates a cloud in the ego that maybe the naysayers were all correct.

Of course unless they go into Democratic politics, where their frailties don't matter, just the ability to bullshit and manipulate, but that's true of any good sociopath.
8   BayArea   2020 Jun 9, 11:15pm  

@Patrick

I’m not sure that’s the whole story. He has quite a reputation at UCLA...
9   georgeliberte   2020 Jun 10, 6:15am  

“No” is all the explanation I will give.
"No" is after all a complete sentence.
10   Patrick   2020 Jun 10, 7:18am  

BayArea says
I’m not sure that’s the whole story. He has quite a reputation at UCLA...


It would be interesting to hear more.

My bet: he has enraged the children (which includes liberal faculty members) by refusing to sacrifice truth on the alter of political correctness.

Political correctness is chock full of lies and we should call out these lies.

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell
11   theoakman   2020 Jun 10, 8:28am  

Ironically, the only person I can recall who took a great stand against political correctness was a black man. Dave Chappelle's most recent standup was a breath of fresh air and I thought we started to turn the corner at the beginning of this year. The radical left is going all in on this shit.
12   FortWayneAsNancyPelosiHaircut   2020 Jun 10, 9:28am  

Patrick says
The whole country already suspects that black candidates are less qualified because Affirmative Action lowers the bar for blacks. "The soft bigotry of low expectations."

It doesn't help to overtly demand more of the same. It harms black people who actually do the work and are qualified.


at this point it's just mobs demanding free stuff, special treatment, and beating down anyone who disagrees. they are bringing back tribalism and race wars.

I think much of America given up on judge others "by content of their character".
13   Al_Sharpton_for_President   2020 Jun 10, 9:38am  

Educational reparations now!
14   Karloff   2020 Jun 10, 1:16pm  

I wonder if both the students and the staff of these colleges ever give a thought to how employers view such actions. I'm willing to bet many just put the names of these institutions on a "do not hire" list, since the credentials are questionable, at best.
15   RC2006   2020 Jun 10, 2:48pm  

Wonder why companies don't hire a lot of blacks? Could it be they made it on affirmative action and not merit? Could it be they start litigation and complain pulling the race card making them hard to fire? To fill a token quota and look PC? How do they not see that in the long term this just causes damage and self doubt?

How fucked up it is to not be able to speak ones mind without a brainwashed brain dead mob coming after you.
16   Patrick   2020 Jun 10, 5:28pm  

And now gets death threats:

https://jonathanturley.org/2020/06/10/ucla-professor-suspended-and-under-police-protection-after-refusing-to-exempt-black-students-from-final-exam/

Gordon Klein, an accounting professor in the Anderson School of Business has taught at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for almost 40 years. He is now suspended and under police protection in his home. The reason? Klein refused to exempt black students from his final exam and sent a pointed rebuttal to students asking for the “no harm” exam. Parts of the response was certainly mocking in tone, more so than I would have considered appropriate. The school has launched a formal discrimination investigation. However, the suspension, investigation, and death threats against Klein reinforce the fear of many in the academy of a raising orthodoxy on campus and a lack of support for faculty involved in controversies.


This is just part of the pattern of hyper-violent leftists.

Such actions are applauded by many faculty who have supported the increasing limits on free speech and academic freedom on campus. There has been a startling erosion of such protections for those with opposing views at universities and colleges. Many faculty are intimidated by the response in these controversies and fear that supporting academic freedom or free speech will result in their being labeled racist or lacking of empathy. In three decades of teaching, I have never seen the level of intolerance for free speech that we are seeing across the country. As I noted, there are valid objections to raise in these incidents, but the response of universities is clearly designed to send a message to other academics that they cannot expect the protections of the universities in such controversies.
17   Ceffer   2020 Jun 10, 5:31pm  

He needs to be twerk decapitated by the Big Boned Black Lesbians For Justice.
18   WineHorror1   2020 Jun 10, 7:08pm  

Al_Sharpton_for_President says
Educational reparations now!


Bwahahababa, too much responsibility.
19   Bd6r   2020 Jun 10, 7:14pm  

I wonder what our more liberal patnetters think about this...somehow I usually see them in ORANGEMANBAD threads more
20   theoakman   2020 Jun 10, 7:17pm  

My father's friend owned a Minneapolis printing operation in the 90s. He had a black employee that would randomly miss a few days of work without telling anyone. So he fired him. The guy put forth a discrimination complaint and the affirmative action office sued him. Cost him 60k. Later that year, he saw him on America's most wanted for various murders. Basically, this guy was skipping out on work and murdering people...but the government saw fit to sue him and cost him a ton of money.
21   Ultra_FJB   2020 Jun 10, 8:54pm  

Karloff says
I wonder if both the students and the staff of these colleges ever give a thought to how employers view such actions. I'm willing to bet many just put the names of these institutions on a "do not hire" list, since the credentials are questionable, at best.


I knew silicon valley managers that didn't want to hire from Bezerkely or Standford. One exclusively sought out Georgia Tech. That was late 90s though and for tech jobs.

I definitely see kids coming out of UC San Diego with more practical computer science and lab bench skills than either Bezerk or Stan. I think it's going to be short lived though. The NorCal PC rot is here now too.
22   gsr   2020 Jun 10, 9:03pm  

The world has gone insane. Agree.
23   SunnyvaleCA   2020 Jun 10, 9:17pm  

just_dregalicious says
Karloff says
I wonder if both the students and the staff of these colleges ever give a thought to how employers view such actions. I'm willing to bet many just put the names of these institutions on a "do not hire" list, since the credentials are questionable, at best.


I knew silicon valley managers that didn't want to hire from Bezerkely or Standford. One exclusively sought out Georgia Tech. That was late 90s though and for tech jobs.

I definitely see kids coming out of UC San Diego with more practical computer science and lab bench skills than either Bezerk or Stan. I think it's going to be short lived though. The NorCal PC rot is here now too.
The non-"minorities" from Berkeley or Stanford are fine, in my experience. At the very least, those students either had richer/powerful parents (in which case they would major in communications, political science, or one of the various and dreaded "study" majors) or they were actually quite smart, driven, and diligent.

Hiring from Georgia Tech? Really? Sounds like a case of "B" managers hiring "C" employees instead of "A" managers wanting to hire "A+" employees.
24   Ultra_FJB   2020 Jun 10, 9:21pm  

SunnyvaleCA says
The non-"minorities" from Berkeley or Stanford are fine, in my experience.


Had a genetics undergrad join my lab from Bezerkely. First job, easy as pie, equivalent to manning the soda machine a McDonalds. Guy kept fucking up and would get mad at me and say shit like, "I work smart instead of hard!". He'd show up sometimes at 1PM because he's a lazy fuck. I'm terrible in the morning too but damn. He didn't work smart or hard.

Oh yeah, white guy.
25   ad   2020 Jun 10, 11:28pm  

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SunnyvaleCA says
Hiring from Georgia Tech? Really? Sounds like a case of "B" managers hiring "C" employees instead of "A" managers wanting to hire "A+" employees.


Georgia Tech is ranked in the top 10 and has consistently done so for the last 30 years.

https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-engineering-schools/eng-rankings

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26   Ultra_FJB   2020 Jun 11, 9:34am  

Everyone I've worked with from G. Tech has been top-notch.
27   rocketjoe79   2020 Jun 11, 12:23pm  

There are some terrible "Historically Black" colleges: as a navy recruiter I tested a 4.0 Physics major from Morgan State University In Maryland for Officer programs. He scored a 70 on the ASVAB. You get a 70 for signing your name to the test. I didn't have the heart to tell him his college "education" wasn't worth a hill of beans in the real world.
Current Standards: Morgan State University/Typical SAT scores - Reading and Writing 440-520, Math 460-540 (2017–18)
People with these scores - of any background - should be considering a good paying job in the trades - college isn't their way.

Howard University in D.C. was generally considered the best of these institutions, and it still rates poorly, as well as being generally unsafe to attend.

These places should be abolished as "altars of low expectations", indeed.

Of course, these ratings are certainly considered "racist" now. "What, colleges rated for performance?!? That would allow people to make considered choices. This outmoded thinking has been banned in favor of equality and fairness! We declare all colleges equal!"
28   ad   2020 Jun 11, 1:16pm  

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rocketjoe79 says
He scored a 70 on the ASVAB.


Is that the composite score ? I know the Coast Guard has the highest minimum ASVAB composite score requirement set at 40.

https://www.petersons.com/blog/what-your-asvab-scores-mean/

I think most of the HBCU's have an average SAT of around 940, compared to the national average of around 1050.

I think a lot of that may be because African Americans do not have access to SAT and ACT preparation instruction.

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