Tuesday, January 03, 2012

California offers student tutoring but only for students belonging to the right races

One might have thought racial discrimination is prohibited in the US. It isn't. Take, for example, this announcement from the University of California at Berkeley seeking students to apply for tutoring jobs:

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program

Seeking UCB Science and Engineering Students to tutor students in the following
Berkeley-equivalent classes starting Spring 2012 semester

CHEM 1A, CHEM 1B, CHEM 3A/B (organic), BIO 1A, BIO 1B,

Tutors will be working with community college students who are preparing to be competitive transfer applicants to the University of California. Students being tutored are participants in the UCB NIH Bridges to Baccalaureate (B2B) program. The program’s goal is to increase the number of people from African American, Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islander backgrounds in biomedical fields. [Emph. added]

While there is no mention of restricting tutors by race, Berkeley apparently intends to offer its tutoring services only to students belonging to approved races. The Federal government is so pleased with the racial outcomes that Berkeley has achieved so far that it gave Berkeley an award:
In announcing the award, U.S. Undersecretary of Education Martha J. Kanter declared "it is vital that we increase degree completion among Latinos.”

Californians passed Proposition 209 to outlaw racial discrimination in education. Prop 209 does allow for racial discrimination if, as in this case, it is needed "to establish or maintain eligibility for any federal program, where ineligibility would result in a loss of federal funds to the state."

In 1865, the abolitionists won the Civil War but, since then, the segregationists seem to be winning the peace.

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"He's not black and he can't represent me, that's just the bottom line."


tutoring southern california said...

This type of decisions are really very good for the improvement of races. Education is the only thing which can drive people together and towards humanity.

John said...

Dividing people by race is the opposite of "driv[ing] people together and towards humanity," isn't it?

tutoring southern california said...

hmm! in this perspective yes.

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