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UC San Diego Students Want Finals Grading Policy Changed Because of Police Brutality

UC San Diego Students Want Finals Grading Policy Changed Because of Police Brutality

“it is blatantly negligent to the severity of these events and their influence over one’s mental health and academic performance.”

This seems like a bit of stretch, doesn’t it?

The College Fix reports:

UC San Diego students demand changes to finals grading due to American police brutality

Students at the University of California San Diego are calling upon school officials to alter finals grading policy due to “recent acts of police brutality” and associated protests.

The demands, begun on social media and a form email to send to UCSD personnel, call for a “modification in the grading and/or the final exams,” universal pass/fail or universal pass being the favorites.

“Beyond it being inherently insensitive to force students, especially our black students, to hold the burden of maintaining their academic readiness in these horrific times,” the sample letter reads, “it is blatantly negligent to the severity of these events and their influence over one’s mental health and academic performance.”

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“Inherently insensitive” to force students to act like students.

Life is insensitive. Deal with it.

    Rand in reply to irv. | June 1, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Insensitive? I’m not insensitive. My BS detector has a high sensitivity, and this sort of nonsense sets it off big time. 🙂

We’re victims! Treat us different!

I’m curious as to why these students feel the need to mourn this guy rather than the 8 people, including a 16 year old, who were killed in Chicago over Memorial day weekend?

    Can’t they do both?

      Rand in reply to GWB. | June 1, 2020 at 10:14 pm

      I always found it strange when some sensational notorious death occurs, and people gather, get emotional, cry, light candles, say eulogies, or maybe even throw a riot, for complete strangers of no particular importance that they never even met or even knew of their existence. It’s like: I’m so sad and traumatized and enraged that George – what was his name again? Oh yeah, Floyd – died. This is like the end of the world, bro.

      And in the real world, it’s just one of an endless parade of tragedies that take place every day. Am I cold if I don’t really care more than in an abstract clinical kind of way? Pick up the paper, see more bad news, think what a shame, put it down, and then, hey what’s for dinner honey?

      How is all this ersatz grief even rational? Am I the only one who finds this sort of behavior hard to understand? Maybe I need some psychology classes or something. 🙁

These children would want candy for breakfast. It’s up to the adults in the room to just say no.

“The cops ate my homework.”

The Friendly Grizzly | June 1, 2020 at 6:42 pm

It is obvious that courses in logic are no longer taught.

I agree. Every student of UCSD who has been hospitalized for trauma inflicted on him/her/it by police officers should get some kind of postponement of his/her/its final exams.

And every student of UCSD who is within three degrees of consanguinity to George Floyd should get a one week deferment for taking his/her/its final examinations. Do we know who George Floyd’s father is? I haven’t seen anything in the Main Stream Media about his father, Mr. Unknown Floyd. Is it racist of me to wonder about this, given how large a percentage of blacks in our society do not know who impregnated their mothers? Do we know who George Floyd’s relatives are, for giving out dispensations from final exams?

“I can’t take exams now, my feet hurt from these brand new Nikes. I didn’t have a chance to try them on in the store, cause the po-po were coming, so I grabbed the wrong size. F$#$ 12!”

UCSD: University of California, Snowflake Division.

Taking the soft bigotry of low expectations another giant step. So much for “equality.”

If I were Black and told I didn’t have what it takes to earn my degree the same as other demographics, I’d be hostile about it.
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I always think back to the Oberlin snowflake who sent an impassioned email to a math prof after Ferguson asking that the final be delayed for students of color because she was so sure that they wouldn’t be up to the task.

Within a minute, he replied “no” which then caused her to post the whole interaction on twitter (I guess so that we could all enjoy it) with the trigger warning “violent language.” “No” to her was a violent word because neither of her mommies had ever used it.

https://www.outsidethebeltway.com/oberlin-college-students-request-for-ferguson-related-exam-delay-gets-epic-response/

IIRC, after graduation, she worked at Oberlin because it was pretty clear that she wasn’t suited for the workplace in the real world. I don’t know what her major was, but I am pretty sure that she minored in cluelessness.

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