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'
I have found when dealing with children, idiots, some females, homeless bums, that “No” is all the explanation I will give.
I’m not sure that’s the whole story. He has quite a reputation at UCLA...
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.
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.
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.
Educational reparations now!
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.
Karloff saysI 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.
Hiring from Georgia Tech? Really? Sounds like a case of "B" managers hiring "C" employees instead of "A" managers wanting to hire "A+" employees.
He scored a 70 on the ASVAB.