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Less Than One Percent of 1,200 Reported Racial Incidents in Last Five Years at Michigan State Were Valid

Less Than One Percent of 1,200 Reported Racial Incidents in Last Five Years at Michigan State Were Valid

“Only eight instances, however, truly violated the school’s bias and discrimination policies.”

It sounds like the bias reporting system is being abused a little bit. Who could have predicted that would happen?

Campus Reform reports:

MSU had nearly 1,200 racial incident reports in 5 years. Here’s how many were valid.

Over the past five years, nearly 1,200 Michigan State University students and staff members reported racial discrimination incidents. Only eight instances, however, truly violated the school’s bias and discrimination policies.

According to data provided to the Lansing State Journal by Michigan State’s Office of Institutional Equity, affiliates reported 1,187 instances of race-based bias and discrimination between 2015 and September 2020. Of those instances, 76 revealed issues with conduct, and of those 76 issues, eight instances — less than 1 percent of all reported — constituted violations of the school’s policies.

Campus Reform independently confirmed this data with Michigan State University Office of Institutional Equity spokesperson Christian Chapman.

Nevertheless, Tanya Jachimiak — the head of the Office of Institutional Equity — told the Lansing State Journal that a committee is currently “looking at how and where our policy is able to address and be part of the solution to breaking down systems of oppression.”

Similarly, in spite of an average of less than two racial bias incidents per year, several departments and schools at Michigan State recently released statements and calls to action against racism.

In a May 29 statement about the death of George Floyd, Michigan State University president Samuel Stanley said that the school is “committed to building an inclusive environment here at MSU, one that recognizes and respects people of all backgrounds and experiences.”

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The Friendly Grizzly | February 1, 2021 at 1:17 pm

That only eight were deemed valid shows that there is racism. Or something.

They ought to change the school’s name to George Floyd U.

What would be more woke?

This is a very real problem that will adversely affect a number of universities. In response to political pressure and complaints, the student affairs staff of many colleges have beefed up the number of paid advisors and counselors that serve specific identity groups. In turn, these identity-group oriented student affairs specialists have advocated creating special “incident response teams” of staff that will investigate alleged bias incidents.

For hundreds of years, students have experienced friction or misunderstandings when interacting with other students. Most such episodes are not racially motivated. In many cases, it is a matter of interpretation, such as a black student complaining that there was a noose hanging in a tree. (It was not.)

Because these student affairs specialists and incident response teams must justify their jobs, they will write up thousands of “incidents” just as cops can spend a day writing up speeding tickets. If everyone on campus was well-adjusted, these jobs could no longer be justified. They are an unnecessary solution in search of a problem.

Each year, there will be more student demonstrations and more demands for more such staff. For example, Cornell University has 67 native American students. The latest demand is for a full time counselor for this group of students. Somehow there is a new industry standard that students from an identity group can only be successfully counseled or mentored by people of that same group. The growth of such staff and the number of bias incidents that they are hired to investigate will never stop growing.

    mark311 in reply to lawgrad. | February 2, 2021 at 5:33 am

    Interesting perspective and we’ll written thank you.

    Sounds like the solution is worse than the problem in the context of education.

I wonder how many of the remaining 1192 incidents were Political Munchausen Syndrome (PMS)

looking at how and where our policy is able to address and be part of the solution to breaking down systems of oppression

A false allegation of racism isn’t a system of oppression?

in spite of … recently released statements and calls to action against racism
Because it’s an important religious act to Progressives to denounce that particular Devil. So you have to keep digging to keep the fraud alive, and therefore you are able to be in the good graces of the priesthood.

MSU. Used to be referred as Moo U. Maybe should be Munchausen Statism University.

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