Teachers could ‘blind mark’ pupils’ work in an attempt to raise exam scores of children from ethnic minorities.

The controversial plans are designed to reduce inequalities between races.

Under the proposals, teachers would not know the identities of pupils when marking their work.

Nick Clegg, leader of the Liberal Democrat party and Deputy Prime Minister, is believed to be in support of the policy.

A study by education watchdog Ofsted in 1999 showed that children with African or Asian-sounding names were likely to be given lower marks of up to 12 per cent in some cases.

Statistics show that almost half of young black people and 31 per cent of young Asian people are unemployed.

It is believed Liberal Democrat communities minister, Andrew Stunell, along with Clegg, want to introduce the policies soon despite opposition from other ministers.

A senior Whitehall source told The Guardian: ‘We waited a long time to get the integration strategy out the door, but we’re now keen to get on with the job of implementing it.

‘A lot of the projects supported by the integration strategy have slipped by under most people’s radars, but Andrew is keen that we turn up the volume and speak out much more often and much louder on race issues.’

There are also proposals to ethnic monitor banks but it is feared that this could compromise people’s privacy.

Only six per cent of black Caribbean and African people are self-employed or own their own business compared with 15 per cent of white people.

The plans are expected to be published in a report by Liberal Democrat Baroness Meral Hussein-Ece later this year.

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  • Church_of_Jed

    The only good news in this article is that Whites are admitted to be “people”.

    • Rocky Bass,

        Don’t go all demisunderestimating the power of racially cognizant statastitions to show us the perils of our white privilege.

  • This sounds like the way certain symphony orchestras used to do auditions – The musicians played their instruments behind a curtain so that the conductor and the talent judges couldn’t see who was playing.  BUT…that still resulted in “too many” whites being accepted.

    The proposal in this article will only result in more minority “underachievement.”

    • Francis Galton

       That brings up a good point.  With this scheme, minority achievement will most likely get WORSE.  Far from being biased against minorities, many teachers are of the SWPL variety, and in practice they are probably more lenient with minorities right now–White guilt, and all.  If they were actually, fully impartial, minorities would fare even worse. 

  • MekongDelta69

    Just give every non-white kid a 100, tell him he’s the greatest thing since white bread (oops – I meant sliced bread) to raise his ‘self-esteem,’ give him a diploma that’s all blinged out and kick him out of the front door.

    His IQ will *no doubt* immediately rise by 15 points – all the way to 85. I give him about 15-20 minutes to become a nuclear physicist.

  • IstvanIN

    The UK should never have to describe people by using terms like white, Asian, African or Caribbean.  Terms like Protestant, Catholic, Welsh, English, Scottish, Irish and even European should be the only descriptives needed.  But alas, they gave away their tiny island kingdom to people from larger lands with more natural resources.  Only a truly wicked people would do that to their own children.

    • The__Bobster


      The London Olympics Opening Ceremony: Multicultural Potemkin Village For England’s New Ruling Class
      By Sean Gabb on July 29, 2012 at 9:44pm

      I am glad that, compelled by my wife and daughter, I made the effort to watch the opening ceremony of the London Olympics. This grotesque and sinister pantomime was a most interesting summary of what England has become.

      The general purpose of the opening was to legitimize the current ruling class. English history was portrayed as a shameful nightmare. We had Victorian capitalists polluting the countryside and oppressing the working class. We had sexism and racism and war.

      From this, we were shown the gradual emergence of our caring, sharing, soft and loving new order of things. There was a long celebration of the National Health Service, with eight hundred dancing doctors and nurses, and dancing invalid children. There were joyous messages read out by the Great and Good. There was more dancing and music and comedy.

      At the culmination of all this, we saw a corner of the Olympic Flag carried by Doreen Lawrence—the mother of a black youth whose alleged murder in 1993 was made the opportunity to sweep away outmoded institutions like equality before the law and the protection against double jeopardy.

  • haroldcrews

    The likely result in the change in the scoring of test will be even further declines in the scores of non-whites.  The benefit of the minority points will be gone.

    • Rocky Bass,

       There will have to be devised a way that only favorable bias is allowed. Post grading, the minority correction, to achieve the actual score will be applied then. Easy.

  • JackKrak


    In the UK, students will NOT put their names or other identifying information, ESPECIALLY their race, on their work.

    In the US, students MUST put every conceivable piece of information, ESPECIALLY their race, on university applications.

    BOTH schemes are somehow designed to avoid “discrimination”……

    • MekongDelta69

      Just for goofs, wouldn’t it be cool if just one time, every single white kid in America put Africanus hyphen Americanus on their college application.

      I’d pay to see all the lunatic leftist college administrators’ heads explode!

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

         That is what I plan to do. I might even put Africanus-Esquimonus.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

       The only way to avoid discrimination against minorities 100% is to discriminate against whites 100%.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Who came up with this?

    Homer Simpson?


  • The assumption here is that the teachers’ racism is the cause of lower scores.

    It COULD just be that some students are performing badly. Naturally, that’s not even being considered. Only racism by the teacher could possibly explain low test scores.

    I doubt this will make little difference unless the people grading the tests are instructed to assume that  numerous mistakes are likely to be from minority students and are told to go easy on the grading. 

    • Rocky Bass,

      Bite your tongue!  We all know that every youth, regardless of species, is EXACTLY the same in abilities and intelligence. Any discrepancy is absolutely the fault of racist whites, hold in down the minorities.

  • WmarkW

    So if grade gaps get even wider, will this be interpreted as a valid race-blind experimental result?

  • LOL, it never ends. When will people just throw in the towel? Nothing is going to work. You could give them all straight A’s and Harvard degrees, will that change anything? Of course not!

  • Detroit_WASP

    The former Detroit School Board President couldn’t pass a terminal writing exam at Wayne State university in Detroit.  Took the test several times, NEVER passed.  They even let him take the exam under an assumed name because claimed discrimination.   He finally sued the university to get his diploma.  

    Years later he was fired from the board for playing with himself in front of the female Superintendent. 

  • blind marking should really be done any time there’s a significant test.  The Chinese used blind marking on their Mandarin exams, going so far as to hire people to copy student’s manuscripts so that the instructors wouldn’t be able to tell who their students were by penmanship.

    I wonder what the UK is going to do when they find out that Black scores are bad because Black performance is bad.

    • Rocky Bass,

      You know darn well what they will do, and that’s fabricate and even more elaborate scheme whereby black performance is totally the fault of white people. The 1st scheme didn’t even factor in lunar phases, hell without that basic force in the equation it’s easy to see how whites were for a second not the focus of blame, this has since been corrected of course.

  • Ha ha ha ha! I’m choking on laughter. What will the liberals conjure next? No different than the dark ages. Witchcraft and flat earth and all such nonsense. Now blind test grading that will somehow change the outcomes of those who are genetically inferior!  

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    “Teachers could ‘blind mark’ pupils’ work in an attempt to raise exam scores of children from ethnic minorities.

    The controversial plans are designed to reduce inequalities between races.

    Under the proposals, teachers would not know the identities of pupils when marking their work.”

    They already tried that. The blacks got even worse scores when the teachers didn’t know who they were, and didn’t have self guilt or pity for them.

  • KenelmDigby

    “Almost half of young blacks and 31% of young Asians are unemployed.”

    And yet the immigrationists rant, rave, foam at the mouth and insist – to the point of fanaticism, that the mass importation of ‘young energetic workers from the third world’ will ‘save’ the ‘demographically declining British economy.’

  • KenelmDigby

    I remember, a few years back, that the immigrationists were literally jumping up and down with joy, dancing little jigs of delight, beaming widely and throwing their arms in the air with vindication on the publication of a ‘report’ from one of Britain’s innumerable and second-rate lefty ‘think-tanks’ (it might have been the IPPR – basically all it does is lie,and lie and lie in order to boost immigration, calling it a ‘thonk-tank’ is a misnomer, lie factory is the right terminology), which said that ‘White working class boys were doing substantially worse at school than anyone else, and that blacks and Asians were triumphant.
     Where’s that ‘report’ now?

  • This is a wonderful idea, the result will be even more evidence that “The Bell Curve” is correct. 

  • mikejones91

    Ok well most teachers are liberal. Most liberals are “color blind” idiots. I really doubt these teachers are purposefully failing black students.

  • Marcus Trajanus

    And when this scheme fails miserably they’ll remember that “colour-blindness” is just another form of White racism.

  • Detroit_WASP

    Well, in DEE-troit it is standard operating procedure.   They are either masturbating, shooting,  stealing, watching TV or sleeping.

  • vladdy1

    Yeah, we can’t see their names, they’ll surely do better. And hey, maybe if we make them all wear masks so we can’t tell skin color by looking, either,  their behavior will improve, too. Can I get a grant for this, Mr. Federal Bureaucrat?