A Devastating Affirmative-Action Failure

Heather Mac Donald, National Review, August 26, 2013

The Los Angeles Times recently published a devastating case study in the malign effects of academic racial preferences. The University of California, Berkeley, followed the diversocrat playbook to the letter in admitting Kashawn Campbell, a South Central Los Angeles high-school senior, in 2012: It disregarded his level of academic preparation, parked him in the black dorm—the “African American Theme Program”—and provided him with a black-studies course.

The results were thoroughly predictable. After his first semester, reports the Times:

[Kashawn] had barely passed an introductory science course. In College Writing 1A, his essays—pockmarked with misplaced words and odd phrases—were so weak that he would have to take the class again.

His writing often didn’t make sense. He struggled to comprehend the readings for [College Writing] and think critically about the text.

“It took awhile for him to understand there was a problem,” [his instructor] said. “He could not believe that he needed more skills. He would revise his papers and each time he would turn his work back in having complicated it. The paper would be full of words he thought were academic, writing the way he thought a college student should write, using big words he didn’t have command of.”

His grade-point average was 1.7, putting him at risk of expulsion if he didn’t raise it by the end of the year. The one bright spot in his academic record? Why, African American Studies 5A, of course! Kashawn had received an A on an essay and a B on a midterm, the best grades of his freshman year:

Kashawn reveled in the class [a survey of black culture and race relations], in a way he hadn’t since high school. He would often be the first one to speak up in discussions, even though his points weren’t always the most sophisticated, said Gabrielle Williams, a doctoral student who helped teach the class.

He still had gaps in his knowledge of history. But, Williams said, “you could see how engaged he was, how much he loved being there.”

Did Kashawn’s good grades in African American Studies 5A mean that he had suddenly learned how to think and to write? Not at all. He was advancing little in his second go-round at expository writing:  “On yet another failing essay, the instructor wrote how surprised she was at his lack of progress, especially, she noted, given the hours they’d spent going over his ‘extremely long, awkward and unclear sentences.’”

His (to him) unforeseen academic struggles took a psychological toll:

He had never felt this kind of failure, nor felt this insecure. . . . Each poor grade [was] another stinging punch bringing him closer to flunking out. None of the adults in his life knew the depth of his pain: not his professors, his counselors, any of the teachers at his old high school.

He tries to rally his spirits with heart-wrenching pathos: “‘I can do this! I can do this!’ he had written [in a diary]. ‘Let the studying begin! . . . It’s time for Kashawn’s Comeback!’”

A counselor in the campus psychologist’s office urged him to scale back his academic ambitions. “Maybe he didn’t have to be the straight-A kid he’d been in high school anymore,” the counselor advised him. This “be content with mediocrity” message is hardly a recipe for future success, but it sums up the attitude that many a struggling affirmative-action “beneficiary” has adopted to get through college.

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{snip} It is unlikely, however, that African American Studies 5A discussed the academic-achievement gap in Berkeley’s admissions between black, white, and Asian students. {snip} (Kashawn came to Berkeley through one of the University of California’s many desperate efforts to evade California’s ban on governmental racial preferences: an admissions guarantee for students in the top decile of their high school classes, regardless of their test scores or the caliber of their school.)

Kashawn is on tenterhooks waiting to learn if his second-semester grades will allow him to continue into sophomore year. Which course gave him an A–, to pull his GPA over the top? Hint: It wasn’t College Writing.

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  • Voice of Reason

    Another UC Berkeley story:

    sanfrancisco(dot)cbslocal(dot)com/2012/06/28/cal-mens-basketball-team-deals-with-low-graduation-rate/

    Cal Men’s Basketball Team Deals With Low Graduation Rate

    Nationwide, African-American basketball players are 28 percent less likely to graduate than their white counterparts.
    And at the University of California, Berkeley, the numbers are even
    worse. In the last report of the Federal Graduation rate, the Cal men’s
    basketball team graduated zero percent of its African-American athletes.

    • No wonder. Black high school salutatorians can barely get through their Freshman year, and only because their writing profs gave them a break and the A- in black studies. Did you think that black “bassetbawl” players would do any better?

      • dukem1

        “Ballers.” What in un-elegant neologism.

        • bob

          It’s bawlaz

        • cablegirls

          And it’s “inelegant.”

    • Ngati Pakeha

      The university has to take a lot of the blame here. I would love to see an “academically qualified” college basketball competition. I think the demographic will look quite different. The same goes for football.

      • Not so long ago, Harvard vs Yale could have been just that. But not anymore: Just search the AR archives here for “Harvard” and “Basketball,” and see what kind of faces pop up.

        • Ngati Pakeha

          Oh well. I’m suitably depressed. I thought at least some of these schools would adhere to the notion of “student athlete”. I just find it hard to accept somebody with a name like Latavious representing Harvard. Then again they had someone with a similarly strange name editing its Law Review not too long ago if I’m not correct.

          • Do you by any chance mean the Harvard Law Review president who never once published anything in it?

          • Ngati Pakeha

            Exactly. I have yet to read anything scholarly emanating from either; the anointed one, or, his supposedly brilliant wife. He certainly talks a good game. Does anybody know whether he ever submitted a paper for consideration to be published?

          • Frans

            What he says is empty rhetoric and clichés.

    • SFLBIB

      “If you do not graduate the man, you have exploited him.” — Penn State Football Head Coach Joe Paterno

      • Yeah, but sexing up the kiddos is a-ok, huh Joe? Hope it’s really hot down there…

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    And if he comes out of there with a degree in Black Studies, he’ll think the world owes him a living, when he’s actually learned next to nothing except how to game the system. Ugh.

    • 48224

      He will be a perfect employee for Uncle Sam.

      • Triarius

        But before that he’ll walk into an upscale corporation’s HR department and think they are going to make him a business manager. I have seen it several times.

        Most blacks think that if they are given the diploma they will magically somehow have the knowledge to do that job. Case in point, you give a black a JD and his friends and fambly will think he will wake up tomorrow with the working knowledge to prosecute a criminal.

        With AA studies, it is considered a jack of all trades degree to blacks. You can be a manager, therapist, work for the govt., etc with an AA degree.

        • Sick of it

          Sad to say, but he might actually get hired over a more qualified white man for just such a position. Race is a major qualifier for employment today.

          • Triarius

            I know. I am currently away on business, and tend to be for a weeks at a time. Where I am currently at I love so I started going on interviews for fun. I have always gotten several offers, but they were comparable to what I am currently making and with an equal company. Over the last trip I started marking “hispanic”, and I got an offer for a senior position making over $25,000 more than I am with ungodly benefits. There is a good chance I am going to take it.

            On top of all that I get to leave Detroit and move to Scottsdale, AZ which is paradise for white conservatives.

          • shmo123

            Good for you. I’m a white male in my 50’s who cannot find work in academia. If I say I’m “Hispanic” on any application, and get a position, could there be any future repercussions aside from being fired?

          • Triarius

            Legally they cannot ask. But double check your stats. My drivers license, birth cert, and passport do not have race, so there is no way they can verfity. I am Italian and just say my family came to the US via Argentina. Depending on your Euro heritage check South America, like German via Brazil.

            The only thing else is to check with that school for past applications. If you applied there 5 years ago and marked “white”, I am not sure what you should do. If you are unemployed, I personally would roll the dice since you have little to lose. If confronted about the change say you found out recently your German grandfather was born in Brazil, or say that since the US is more tolerant you no longer feel the need to hide it and are a proud Latino, they love the latter.

            Be sure to registure with some orgs, like “Latino Educators of America” or something. That is next on my list and will make you unfirable, or less so.

          • Anglokraut

            Oh, for the love of Pete… DO NOT move to Arizona! I’ve only just gotten my recently-widowed mother to admit it’s time to leave this oven. No matter what Arizona tries to do to save itself, the Pinkos in California block us, because we are in the dreaded “9th District.” Prop 202, SB1070, and our beloved Sheriff Joe (who is my sheriff, since I live in a Maricopa County island) are stymied at every turn by the illegals and mestizos.

            You want a paradise for White Conservatives? Try a nice mountain town in southern Utah; you’ll get the dry air of the desert, without the smothering heat.

          • Triarius

            It beats Detroit, trust. But I have a few more weeks to decide. It really is a great oppotunity that I would be a fool to pass up. I would love to move to Utah, Wyoming, or Montana, but there is no industry for me there. I would lose way too much, and intend on putting my money to good use. I can always leave this job in a few years for a batter one in a few years. And when I say the benefits are amazing, they are.

          • Anglokraut

            You can probably get a few years out here before you’d want to move again. Scottsdale’s business plan is to price poor people out of the market. If you don’t mind a high cost-of-living, Scottsdale is a beautiful place to go. The only issue is that eventually the maids and cheap day laborers will outnumber you, and feel entitled to your stuff. Fortunately, Arizona has some really pro-gun laws in your favor.

          • Triarius

            That’s what I suspect. I would not want to see AZ in 20 years from now. But I can stop up on money, guns, and maybe an awakened wife or long term girlfriend, then jump ship.

            I see whatbyou mean about Scottsdale, though. Half are mansions and the other halfbis a trailor park, weird. Most of the people that are young and like minded that moved out here settled in Tempe or Chandler and that is probably where I will go. I’m not strolling Shoeman Ln for some gold digger.

          • Triarius

            I completely forgot about appellate courts. That sucks.

          • Flagstaff, AZ seemed pretty nice when I was last there, and it is at a nice, high elevation.

          • Anglokraut

            I was just there a few days ago, and then it was a drive-through because I was in Vegas with my boyfriend, and we wanted to take the scenic route back to Phoenix. It is really beautiful up there, but what Arizonans know is that all the old hippies who can’t afford to live in Boulder, CO move to Flagstaff, AZ. Also, there’s pretty much no work outside of Northern Arizona University, and it’s uncomfortably close to the Apache Reservation.

          • Greg Thomas

            You can count on that. He will graduate from Cal, with a full helping of “African American Studies,” and will be hired by corporate America before your White daughter or son. He’s a shoe in for government, affirmative action employment, where the only goal is to discriminate against White Americans in the name of diversity.

          • The conventional spelling of the noun meaning a sure winner is shoo-in, not shoe-in. The term uses the verb shoo, which means to urge something in a desired direction, usually by waving one’s arms.
            The idea behind the word is that the person being shooed—for example,
            into the winner’s circle, into a job, or into a field of award
            nominees—is such a lock that we can shoo him or her in without
            hesitation.

          • Sick of it

            I’ve seen the discrimination with corporate employers firsthand. Others have told me of their horrific experiences in government service.

    • Tinfoil A22hat

      He will change his name to Kijinga Mowongo, he will have bestowed upon him a PhD in AA Studies, he will be given a full professorship at some HBU, and he will be encouraged to publicly indulge his predilection for wearing tie-died rugs and funny hats.

      • Ngati Pakeha

        Who says it will be at a HBU? I’m sure he will be “eminently qualified” to teach almost anywhere he wants including his almer mater. I can’t believe blacks think they have it hard.

    • bob

      He’ll become chief diversity officer at a large corporation and make $2 million per year. We had such a position at AT&T along with dozens of diversity managers. If not for those positions, all the blacks would be in the call centers and sales floor and the company would be sued.

      • Carney3

        Our illustrious First Lady was just such a person. Her Princeton thesis was about being black at Princeton. And she ended up with a $300K sinecure at a hospital. Unfortunately, to use the Sopranos lingo, it was only a “no work” job, not a “no show” job.

  • MekongDelta69

    I’ll say it on here and everywhere else until I die:
    IQIQIQIQIQ

    Fred Reed also had a good article on this yesterday:
    “How We Were”
    http://www[dot]fredoneverything[dot]net/HSThen%5Bdot%5Dshtml

    • JohnEngelman

      And I will point out that Orientals and Ashkenazi Jews average higher IQ’s than white gentiles. The same posters who gloat about low averages for blacks and Hispanics resent being reminded about high scores for Orientals and the Ashkenazim. They invent various excuses that are as lame as the excuse that blacks have low averages because of white racism.

      • cablegirls

        C’mon, John, they’re marginally higher than whites. But yes, some whites won’t accept that any other group is smarter.

        • JohnEngelman

          The Ashkenazim are white. They also clock in with average IQ’s of 112. That is significantly higher than the white Gentile average of 112.

          • Anglokraut

            Uh, what? 112 =/= 112 ? Since when?

          • JohnEngelman

            Thanks for correcting me.

          • Sick of it

            The Khazars were a mixed race people from central Asia.

      • serious123

        John, I must say I have not seen that on this site. Race realists of course face the truth about all IQ differences, although I concede there have to be folks on here that do not. Including those who don’t believe blacks have a lower IQ. However I must challenge you to point out an example of this resentment.

      • Orientals average higher, but the distribution is narrower – they produce fewer geniuses and fewer idiots than white gentiles. For white women, the pattern is the same: fewer geniuses and fewer idiots.

        My suspicion about Ashkenazi Jews is that for about a millenium, Europe’s brightest Christian boys were shunted into the Catholic clergy, where they didn’t have kids. A rabbi, on the other hand is expected to have a family. Christians in Europe were thus accidentally breeding for stupidity.

        • Kris Roys

          There is no evidence that the distribution for Asians is narrower. I have yet to find a single reputable academic source that has demonstrated this. When one looks at reliable IQ proxies like SAT scores or OECD tests, then the NE Asian IQ SD appears to be the highest of all racial groups (note not just the mean, but also the SD, which is not explained away by studying or extra test prep.)

          If Jews and Asians have higher IQ scores than whites, then they have higher IQ scores. We accept it until new evidence comes along to supplant it. That’s the nature of science. It doesn’t play favorites. It doesn’t conform to how you wish the world to be. It just is. One cannot point to the enormous evidence supporting the black/white IQ gap in the anti-affirmative argument, then turn around and discredit it when it applies to whites vs Jews/Asians. It makes no sense to do that.

  • Stay in your lane, Cornelius.

    #African-AmericanStudies

    • Carney3

      A bit depressing how blacks have glommed onto and ruined once-fine Latin names, and invented others.

      • I invented one for them: “N’DeShawntavious”, but I liked “Shitavious” much better. I thought other posters here were also joking when I started seeing posts about Shitavious committing a murder. There’s also “Anfernee”, which is the way an illiterate critter spells “Anthony”.

        At least there are still Greek, Celtic and Germanic names left to whites, but I don’t think Vercingetorix would fly as a boy’s name today.

      • Most of the actual Latin names were originally given to them by slaveholders, who named them much the same way they’d name prize bulls, etc.. What always got me was all the blacks with antiquated Saxon names, like Cedric.

  • His ghetto high school was too easy, and Berkeley exposed it. And he was the salutatorian of his high school graduating class, too. Remember this when you hear about “top ten percent” college admissions schemes — Someone who finished in the top 9% of his or her graduating class at this man’s ghetto high school, who isn’t quite as smart as he is, will get guaranteed admission before a white student who finished in the top 11% of his or her graduating class at a more difficult white high school.

    If there was only some way to expose grade inflation, course title inflation and easy ghetto and taco high schools before graduation and college admissions.

    It also says that he was a resident in a two-floor section specifically reserved for black undergraduates, and that’s part of what he did to “fit in.” I wonder, are there any white-only floors in the dorms at Berkeley?

    • bob

      “If there was only some way to expose grade inflation”

      It’s called the SAT and ACT. That’s why many top colleges are considering not accepting standardized test scores anymore.

    • pcmustgo

      The double standard whites face is truly scary when you think about us becoming minorities. Even when we become minorities, white clubs will be outlawed.

      • marula

        Whites will be outlawed. happening in some parts of the world already.

  • Puggg

    His writing class professor twice gave him an incomplete for the course when he or she should have failed him. That’s another quiet subtle example of affirmative action.

    • borogirl54

      If the student was white, he would have failed.

      • bob

        If the student was white, he would have had no problem passing an intro English or writing class. He would have been well qualified before being accepted into the school.

        • cablegirls

          Unless he were there on an athletic scholarship. You know, like a Larry Bird.

          • bob

            I bet a Larry Bird would have a better GPA than a Kashawn

    • Tinfoil A22hat

      Yeah you know the old saw about “if you’re not a liberal in your twenties you don’t have a heart blahblahblah” well that’s what I like to tell myself about my worldview when I was that age. Anyway, back in the early 90s at a college I attended the professor assigned me as a “tutor” for this “black scholar” in my English Lit. class. He could barely read, I did my best, said f**k it and wrote his papers for him so I wouldn’t have problems with the professor. Sh*t rolls downhill, and I’m sure he didn’t need any problems for flunking this black kid, either. The more things change….

  • 1proactive2

    The English courses won’t be his major problem since such things as writing coherent sentences, spelling, and general mechanics are racist according to the black toxic tribal potentates in this country. Wait until he takes racist math. Everyone knows how those numbers discriminate against black people.

    He should be content to take “Resentment Studies”, or otherwise called, African American Studies. No thinking there, just parroting hatred for the country that gave him and his the best life on the planet. He’ll do well.

    • sbuffalonative

      “The paper would be full of words he thought were academic, writing the way he thought a college student should write, using big words he didn’t have command of.”

      Are they talking about Kashawn Campbell or Michale Dyson?

      Blacks specialize in mumbo jumbo. They seem to throw random words together but can’t make a coherent argument.

      Kashawn Campbell, the next Cornell West.

  • Kashawn already has a job guaranteed when he graduates, and he WILL graduate.
    All Kashawn has to do is apply for any police or fire department in any of America’s top 50 largest cities.
    At least he’s a citizen. I hear illegal aliens are being admitted to Notre Dame now.

    • Voice of Reason

      newyork(dot)cbslocal(dot)com/2013/07/29/most-diverse-class-ever-of-new-fdny-firefighters-sworn-in/

      ‘Most Diverse Class Ever’ Of New FDNY Firefighters Sworn In
      More Than 66 Percent Of Class Are Minorities
      July 29, 2013 11:07 AM

      Numerous other stories, google FDNY, discrimination. Apparently, a stumbling block on the exam was this question: our hoses are 30′ in length, the fire is 90′ from the hydrant, how many hoses need to be connected?

      • MekongDelta69

        I saw that. It SHOULD have read:

        “Most Incompetent Class Ever’ Of New FDNY Firefighters Sworn In. More Than 66 Percent Of Class Are Minorities”

        • joesolargenius

          I heard that the African American Firefighters refused to rescue anyone from the Twin Towers during 911 , I have also noticed that no photos of the fallen firefighters ever hit the media in full force, it is if they were deliberately ommitted.

      • Part of me can’t feel sorry for most of the white guys under 30 who got turned down for various affirmative action fire departments. White boys in this age group tend to support the Democratic Party, while the rest support the sell-out Republican Party without question. Enough unemployed or underemployed white boys are “good for business”. It usually takes anger to get the ball rolling, doesn’t it? Just ask Marie Antoinette.

        • bob

          White blue-collar guys don’t support affirmative action. It’s the pansy hipsters that are riding obama’s dick.

        • CharlesFinley

          They are men. But the groids have conditioned whites to refer to themselves and their men as “white boys”.

          Though they will beat you to death for calling THEM…BLACK boys.

    • CharlesFinley

      Just this morning, I stopped on Good Morning America (I think), because the anchor chick looked lovely. It was one of those out-door weather broadcasts, or something….
      Whatever. Anyway, there was a group of “officers” from the Philly PD in the crowd (all black), and they we’re advertising jobs with the department. Tell me THAT city is not phuckt.

  • BlarneyMiller

    “The paper would be full of words he thought were academic, writing the way he thought a college student should write, using big words he didn’t have command of.”

    The excessive use of big words which don’t always mean what the speaker intends is the hallmark of the black “intellectual” who is insecure about his intelligence and overcompensating to try to prove himself.

    • dukem1

      Its always so depressing when watching the NCAA B-ball tournament.

      “Yeah coach said if we get back quick on defense, then we’ll have a good chance to put a “V” in our win column.”
      These poor spuds know that they are somehow supposed to be smart…they are in college, after all…and to their credit, they try to sound smart…But they’re so stupid!?!?!?
      Scholar-athletes…regardless of the B/W issues…it’s so pathetic.

      • Greg Thomas

        That’s why I don’t watch that garbage.

        • dukem1

          yeah…neither do i really…but i’ve been in a pool with a bunch of guys for 25+ years, and i like to see them…
          and having some team to root for always seems to be protecting your investment. somehow.
          25 yrs and i’ve never won…

    • CharlesFinley

      “Doctor” Michael Eric Dyson, the “Hip Hop Intellectual”.

      NONE…of those words or names go together.

  • BlarneyMiller

    “Maybe he didn’t have to be the straight-A kid he’d been in high school anymore.”

    Wow, just wow.

  • IstvanIN

    He shouldn’t have graduated High School. I have interviewed these “African-American” studies graduates and they are dumb, dumb, dumb.

    • exlib93

      Hope you’re not going up against him for a job…you already know who’s getting it. This country is going to see a tidal wave of incompetency in every field, as a result of AA.

      • IstvanIN

        I am the guy who would get stuck trying to get him to do some work.

        • exlib93

          I used to be a manager…it’s easier to motivate a two legged retarded horse. Petulant, lazy, immature, and irresponsible. I am so glad I retired.

          • IstvanIN

            …and angry and just plain dumb.

      • CharlesFinley

        “So who’s doing your knee replacement, Bob?”

        “Dr. Kwan’travious Poindexter-Jackson….he’s supposed to be the best.”

        • exlib93

          The malpractice lawyers will be the only winners here.

  • JohnEngelman

    He tries to rally his spirits with heart-wrenching pathos: “‘I can do this! I can do this!’ he had written [in a diary]. ‘Let the studying begin! . . . It’s time for Kashawn’s Comeback!’”

    – Heather Mac Donald, National Review, August 26, 2013

    This is a sad story. Kashawn Campbell sounds like a decent human being. One would need to be cruel to gloat.

    • I don’t know how old this picture is, but Heather Mac Donald was born in 1957. Judging by her articles, I wonder if she’s a daily Amren reader herself.

      • IstvanIN

        Facelift from the looks of her ultra-smooth face.

        • At least she’s on our side.

          • MekongDelta69

            Heather’s been writing the same kind of articles for the Manhattan Institute almost since the (commercial) Net’s beginning.
            (Even before Al Gore invented it.)

      • Jerrybear

        I don’t think that’s her. When you Google her name it comes up with an older whiter woman.

        • Rhialto

          That is not the picture of the article’s writer. That is the picture of the Heather McDonald who is a writer on the Chelsea Lately show.

    • IstvanIN

      He might be a fine fellow, a good husband and father someday, in the Congo, but not here.

      • Carney3

        Right – when IQ 85 blacks come here from black Africa (which has an average IQ of 70) the net result is lower average IQ in BOTH places. Put the other way around, if we induce IQ 85 blacks to leave America for black Africa, the net result will be an improvement in both places.

        • Wethepeople

          Very well said

    • Truthseeker

      I felt the same way when I read it. If he’d been some punk who got a free ride to college and then blew off his studies, I’d have said “forget this guy,” but it sounds like he was really trying. It’s a shame that his high school was so bad that merely not being a complete incompetent was enough to make him a star student and subsequently burden him with expectations that were too high.

      • bob

        My same thoughts. He should have enrolled in a community college and perhaps get a decent degree at a third tier college where the top 2% of blacks can compete with whites.

    • Luca

      He had no business graduating from high school in the first place.. Not his fault, he was deceived by his teachers who had neither the heart nor the integrity to fail him. He is probably cut from the same mold as Rachel Jeantel.

      Without strong parenting, consistent study habits and hard work an IQ of 75 or 80 will not let you glide through to a high school graduation.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        We teachers are called on the carpet for failing too many of our students — or even being too hard on them –it’s looked upon as if our teaching methods are lacking, NOT that the student is incapable. It is a NO WIN situation for us.

        Bon

        • Maybe you should teach at a university instead of a high school. I recently received a job offer as a university professor in China, but ended up refused because of my federal felony conviction.

    • (Raises hand). I’m cruel, but I’m half my ex-father.

    • Frans

      You’re probably right; he may be a decent human being. But his being in college is a cruel experiment in social engineering. Affirmative action has gone way too far and in this case isn’t doing this Kashawn any favors because he’s ultimately going to fail. Affirmative action has destroyed the country.

      • JohnEngelman

        Corporations pay lip service to affirmative action. However, they know that if they do not hire the most capable people their competitors will. When a university admits an unqualified black or Hispanic person the white or Asian who deserves to be admitted loses, but the university does not. It still gets the tuition money.

  • Spartacus

    “It is unlikely, however, that African American Studies 5A discussed the
    academic-achievement gap in Berkeley’s admissions between black, white,
    and Asian students.”

    ———————————————————————————————————————

    Whitey bin steelin our grades !

  • 1proactive2

    The description of his “writing style” in the essay is exactly how blacks in prison demonstrate their glaring illiteracy. They attempt to use “big words” without the slightest idea how to spell them, let alone know what they mean. They can fill pages with the most incomprehensible ramblings, and when finished, they think they’ve written the next version of War and Peace.

    I worked as a prison psychologist for 4 years as well as a psychological assessor for the courts for many years before that. Most ghetto blacks are functionally illiterate.

    • They paid me to write letters for them.

    • Major

      Usually they ned to start with the letter “A”…as in Axe…you know…I axe you do sumthin fo me?

      • Gotsumpnferya

        Skrait up . Focas onda fewchurr , dohnbe axing bowda pass

      • serious123

        It is not “sumthin”, it is “sumpin”.

    • CharlesFinley

      “I shot dat nickah right up in he medulla oblongata!”

    • Frans

      Many of the ones that aren’t considered “ghetto” are barely literate.

  • A Freespeechzone

    THIS is just a glimpse of the future of America…with the darkening of America and excuses for failure again and again.

    China and the emerging economies are watching…laughing and waiting.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The paper would be full of words he thought were academic, writing the way he thought a college student should write, using big words he didn’t have command of …pockmarked with misplaced words and odd phrases.

    His writing often didn’t make sense. He struggled to comprehend the readings for [College Writing] and think critically about the text.

    ’It took awhile for him to understand there was a problem,'[his instructor] said. ‘He could not believe that he needed more skills.’

    This sounds exactly like Michelle Obama’s Princeton thesis!

    I direct your attention to Mrs. Obama’s 1985 thesis at Princeton University. Its title (rather limited in scope, given the author and the campus) is “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community.” To describe it as hard to read would be a mistake; the thesis cannot be ‘read’ at all, in the strict sense of the verb. This is because it wasn’t written in any known language.

    –Christopher Hitchens

    Notice, like Obama, there are no test results available –SAT or ACT — you know if they were even 1/2 way decent, they’ve be all over the page. I’d also like to see the kid’s state tests over the years. The fact that the GPA is presented but not test scores is telling, IMO.

    My daughter tells me rap music blasted out of the “black floors” of that dorm 24/7.

    Black enrollment at UC Berkeley: 3.4%.

    Bon

    • Puggg

      You have a daughter at Berkeley? I suppose you’re probably thanking your lucky stars for Proposition 209, because if not for that, they wouldn’t have let your daughter in to let 10 of these Kashawns in.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Yes.

        The UC Regents pretend to be outraged at Prop 209 — that black/Mexican enrollment is so low BUT they desperately want to keep their #1 (UC Berkeley) and #2 (UCLA) Best Public College ranking from US News and World Report.

        Something they’d surely lose if Prop 209 were overturned.

        So, to keep their lefty cred up-to-date, and feign outrage at 209, the regents allow the top 4% of high school grads to automatically be UC eligible. This is how the woefully inadequate Kashawn was able to attend Cal Berkeley, the Crown Jewel of the UC system.

        But, given the rapid demographic changes in California, it is only a matter of time before the “right” judge or California Supreme Court overturn Prop 209 so blacks and mexicans can be admitted as per their percentage of California’s population — or even allowed MORE AA slots to make up for past discrimination. After that, the UC system gets flushed down the toilet.

        Bon

        • As a UC Santa Cruz grad, my understanding is that the UC charter actually REQUIRES the university system there to accept the top 4% of California’s high school graduates.

          Incoming freshmen don’t always get the campus they want. One of my friends was rejected by Berkeley and then redirected from Irvine to Santa Cruz.

    • sbuffalonative

      Or anything by Oswald Bates.

    • Tinfoil A22hat

      Here’s a link to a copy of her Master’s Thesis. Unbelievable

      http://obamaprincetonthesis.wordpress. com/

  • Hal K

    As long as the argument against affirmative action is that it hurts its intended beneficiaries, we will never be able to get rid of it. Affirmative action hurts whites first and foremost. The harm is usually diffuse, but it is real. There is no way to reserve spots at our best universities for nonwhites without harming whites.

    • BlarneyMiller

      How do you get rid of AA? Every time the public or a legislature votes against it some Leftist judge overturns that decision. It’s looking like there may not be a Republican President for again given the shifting demographics, and a Democrat President will continue to appoint Leftist federal judges and nominate Leftist Supreme Court Justices. every passing year, as America become less white, is another year toward the date the public will never vote against AA. If the Leftists have their druthers AA will be here to stay.

      • Hal K

        It has to be white identity politics. Whites are the only group without explicit group identity politics currently. What has to go along with this is a radical change in the group psychology of our whole society. The way to get this change is for whites to start advocating for their interests explicitly. The main culprits responsible for keeping white identity politics out of the mainstream are the conservative establishment. They fire commentators every time they stray into explicit white solidarity or race realism. Realistically, it may take a revolution to fix this problem, but a revolution is extremely unlikely as long as a majority of whites refuse to think about their group interests.

      • jackryanvb

        There is a growing pro White independence movement in the Pacific Northwest that agrees with your statement – we can’t take all of America back, the system is fixed against us at the Presidential level.

        We should try to break away a few states and create a White Republic.

        Www dot Northwestfront dot org

        • bob

          All of the senators and governors from Oregon and Washington state are far-left nutjobs.

      • Rhialto

        It will not be accomplished by Constitutional means, nowamsayn.

  • APaige

    He goes from second in his class to a 2.0 GPA because of an A- in black studies. He will be accepted into a PhD program for black studies and will receive a tenure-track job upon graduation. His career will be ‘writing’ books about the racist U.S. ( I wonder if the ‘teacher’ in the black studies class knew of Kashawn needing an A?)

    • cancerous bananna

      His mammy be so proud.

  • Luca

    High school grad Kashawn struggles to read, he writes big words that don’t make sense, and he barely passed an introductory science course.

    In other news, liberal scientists now believe that pigs can’t fly. More shocking discoveries at 9 o’clock, stay tuned..

  • borogirl54

    When I read this article, I was not surprised at all. This young man, despite his high GPA and SAT score, had failed to learn the basics of writing. What he learned instead was Ebonics and as such, failed basic writing twice and will have to repeat the class again. I think he would be better off in a remedial class in a community college because he was not ready for Berkeley.

    • tech

      I don’t think he had a high SAT score.

      • cancerous bananna

        He’s probably good at rhymin’
        That should fetch an A in african studies.

        • IstvanIN

          It certainly got His Excellency the Right Reverend Jesse Jackson far.

        • watling

          Or a lucrative career as a rap lyricist. Forget engineering, electronics and information technology. Rap is America’s future. A sure-fire way to compete in the global economy.

          Hey, China! You builded yusselfs a big, shiny plane an’ all?
          Well, lookee here! We’s gotten usselfs a bitchin’ rap song, man, gnomesayn?

      • libertarian1234

        I re-read the article and I didn’t see anything about an SAT score.

        It would be really difficult to believe someone who can’t understand basic concepts could score well on any test.

        They let him in even though he wasn’t qualified and now all of them, from the university down to the high school, look like fools.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      Where did you see mention of an SAT score? I’ve read three full articles on this, including the original in the LA Times and not a single one had Kashawn’s SAT or state test scores.

      Bon

    • sshadow

      There is no possibility that he had a high SAT score. From the description given he probably had an IQ in the 80’s. From his epic struggles with composition he is only a little above functionally literate. The International High IQ society has some descriptors for different IQ levels: 76-92 as follows: “Life is tough at this level. Anything other than unskilled labor is a trial, though simple semiskilled work is possible. Learning is slow, simple and needs to be supervised to be effective. With application they may graduate from primary school but will nevertheless flounder quite badly in high school. Their reasoning is very superficial and concrete and they cannot see the essential form inherent in many examples of similar things…..” He couldn’t conceptualize that he wasn’t up to the material. If he had an IQ of 120 he could conceptualize that he couldn’t do advanced theoretical physics. Don’t anybody say he could be an electrician, he won’t wire the house that I sleep in every night.

      • cablegirls

        It’s “founder,” not “flounder.”

        • sshadow

          Definition of flounder by the Free Online Dictionary: #2 To move clumsily and in confusion. Founder is a disease.

          • Frans

            But founder makes more sense because it means to fail.

          • sshadow

            Actually flounder makes more sense within the context that my source used. To flounder implies a process of doing poorly but not necessarily failing in the end. You could flounder but not founder. Also to fail is a much less common meaning of founder than to go lame, which is the usual perceived meaning by most people. Anyway, as controversies go, this one doesn’t loom large.

      • Sick of it

        Not sure about that remark re: physicists. Most are not geniuses. I had a friend involved in a high level research program in Switzerland and he’s not a genius, just well above average.

  • Funruffian

    This is proof positive that Blacks who are admitted into the “prestigious” UC or Ivy League schools would barely be admitted into a state college if they had been White.

    • IstvanIN

      Not even a community college.

      • bob

        When I took summer classes at the local community college to save money, there would be hordes of blacks in the student union at the beginning of the semester. They would be playing dominoes, yelling and screaming at the top of their lungs. They would stay a few weeks until they could collect on the balance of their pell grants and then disappear for the rest of the semester.

      • I took welding classes at Pikes Peak CC because I wanted to learn how. There was exactly one black, who’s boyfriend bothered her on her “sail foam” to cut class and come home to have sex. Here was a gal who actually wanted to be something useful, and her selfish boyfriend was doing his best to scuttle the plan. We talked about it a fair bit, and I told her she was going too slow when her TIG-welded aluminum was cracking; she was heat-stressing it too much. I also hate machining aluminum. We also talked about relationships; one absolutely must respect what the other partner wants to do for their own future.

        She wasn’t very smart, but worked hard, and wanted to do things right.

    • borogirl54

      Asians would have to have a higher GPA and test scores than just about anyone else. It is criminal to let someone like this young man continue at Berkeley and end up failing when he could have done better at a less selective school.

      • IstvanIN

        You need to be able to read and write to do just about anything other than what he is qualified for: janitor, garbage man, ditch digger, porter, etc.

        • Wethepeople

          You need a CDL to be a garbage man, and he isn’t capable of passing the tests, I can assure you of that.

          • Tom_in_Miami

            What’s a “CDL”?

          • Wethepeople

            Commercial drivers license, allowing you to drive a vehicle over 26,000 lbs, pull a trailer weighing over 5 tons or drive a vehicle containing over 11 passengers.

          • IstvanIN

            I thought of that but figured he can be the guy on the back of the truck.

      • Andy

        Actually, whites have to be smarter than Asians to get into Ivy League schools. They must have an IQ of 145, as opposed to an IQ for Asians of 139. If you cross-reference prestigious schools’ race numbers with Hillel’s accounts of Jewish students, you’ll find that it is very difficult indeed for gentile whites to get into top-tier schools.

      • Frans

        I don’t think he could do better at any college, because he’s not college “material.” He was given grades in high school that he didn’t earn by affirmative action black teachers. This story is common.

  • 48224

    When he’s kicked out of college, I wonder how Al Sharpton will blame this on Whitey?

  • MerlinV

    There is no shame in basket weaving, Kashawn.

  • Tinfoil A22hat

    “It took awhile for him to understand there was a problem,” [his
    instructor] said. “He could not believe that he needed more skills. He
    would revise his papers and each time he would turn his work back in
    having complicated it. The paper would be full of words he thought were
    academic, writing the way he thought a college student should write,
    using big words he didn’t have command of.”

    hahahahaha Booked on Phonics fo’ reelz. We’ll never see any of Dear Leader’s theses or papers will we? I wonder why….

    • cablegirls

      And you know, I’m more than a little disappointed in Kashawn for trying to pass off his helpers’ text in his revised paper as his own.

  • libertarian1234

    “It took awhile for him to understand there was a problem,” [his instructor] said. “He could not believe that he needed more skills.”

    That sounds about right. Typical arrogant black.

    That same attitude is why they think they’re being discriminated against. A lot of the ones that finish college due to AA grading but aren’t qualified above a high school level, regard themselves so highly they think it is racism that puts a qualified white person in a job ahead of them.

    They’re blind to their own inadequacies.

    • WR_the_realist

      In my experience the most genuinely intelligent people of all races (*not* something determined by having a fancy degree) are the ones most likely to be keenly aware of the things they don’t know.

      • Irishgirl

        “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

        -Socrates

  • libori

    When I came to the US as an immigrant from Germany in 1979, I hired a black lady with a bachelors degree in journalism as my secretary, to ensure that the correspondence with my customers was made with proper grammar and spelling. I might as well have hired a German kid in his first year of English language education. At least the experience taught me that American diplomas should not to be taken at face value and that those issued to blacks are – well – entirely different.

    • bob

      American diplomas are fine unless it’s a black person, mestizo, or a diploma mill.

      • Andy

        I do not know how America’s diplomas compare to Europe’s, but at my school, a small private one full of mostly wealthy white kids, at least two-thirds of students could not do the job Libori described. A good proportion of them can’t even sign their name or tell time.

        Schools no longer teach spelling or grammar. They teach tolerance, multiculturalism, and democratic values.

        • Frans

          Elementary and high schools throughout the country are full of incompetent, ignorant, affirmative action teachers. That’s probably why they’re no longer teaching grammar, spelling, etc., because the black teachers cannot speak, read, spell or write correct English. These teachers have unearned, affirmative action degrees that aren’t worth the paper on which they’re printed, and it’s a mystery to me how they pass the teacher certification tests. My guess is they pay someone to take it for them.

          • Andy

            Teacher certification tests are ridiculously easy, because too few blacks and Hispanics pass them if they’re harder.

            But the college students I was talking about are white. A white high school graduate these days frequently struggles with multiplication and division facts, cannot write cursive, consistently misspells words previously taught to fourth graders, cannot identify whether the Revolutionary or Civil War came first, cannot tell time from an analog clock, and knows well the names Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Ruby Bridges, and Harriet Tubman but could not identify Thomas Jefferson as the writer of the Declaration.

          • Frans

            In the past, teacher certification tests were difficult, and one had to know one’s subject matter. I guess that’s all changed with affirmative action.

    • watling

      Same here in the UK. During the Labour government’s time in power, and probably for some time beforehand, the proportion of school leavers going to college/university increased quite dramatically.

      It didn’t matter at the time that a large proportion of those going on to higher education simply weren’t competent enough to handle the rigours of academic study at that level.

      The result has been an increase in useless degrees (like Black Studies) in tandem with an increase in raised career expectations for those who had no business going to university in the first place.

      Now businesses complain that not only can they not fill vacancies for skilled jobs, but also that some job applicants attending interviews lack even basic skills in speaking, reading and writing.

    • Irishgirl

      Wilkommen, Freund!

  • Rhialto

    Success or failure depends on the goal of one’s efforts. Since the purpose of AA is to destroy educational and economic opportunities for White men in America, I believe that AA has succeeded beyond the expectations of Liberals and Feminists.

  • ViktorNN

    This would just be a sad little story if it weren’t for the fact that Kashawn being there means that a white kid isn’t. Or I guess in the case of Cal, an asian kid.

    It’s sad how in every sense whites have been displaced in California. It really is true that where California is today, the U.S. will be tomorrow.

  • RHG

    “He could not believe that he needed more skills.”
    _________
    Of course, he’s been filled with artificial self esteem that he’s great, and in his mind he’s had to work harder then whites to succeed because of “white privilege” and this only re-affirms that thinking. Then when he predictably fails, it’s because of “racism” and the circle is complete.

  • Northerner

    This is a classic case of “mismatch”. Affirmative Action frequently places students into schools and classes they have no business being in. Their lack of ability to do the tests and coursework leads to low grades and pushes them towards failure and flunking out (with all the debt that comes with it). The proponents of AA don’t care about this though; they just care that the entering class has the right “look” to it.

    • sbuffalonative

      It’s also an example of the Dunning–Kruger effect.

      • Irishgirl

        “Poor performers do not learn from feedback suggesting a need to improve.” (Ehrlinger)

  • jackryanvb

    Blacks are being pushed out of California, no longer much of a factor in politics or even in racial gang power. Black riots like the Rodney King riots are also a thing of the past, the usual types tried to start riots after Trayvon Martin verdict, but cops put it right down.

    • Luca

      Blacks are being pushed out of the ghettos and replaced by the browns.

    • Mark Hillyard

      Ever been to Oakland, CA? Scary place!

      • Jackryanvb

        Oakland is the last Black ghetto in California. Leftists know this and go there to relive the 60s. Black power, Black revolution, even Black gang terror is a thing of the past in California.

        • bob

          I guess you haven’t looked at the LA Times homicide report lately. Even though they now less than 10% of the population, they are still involved in over 50% of the murders.

    • MBlanc46

      Is the black population of the state actually decreasing, or are they merely dispersing?

      • bob

        I believe it’s actually decreasing. They are fleeing to the Southeast where they came from. Traditional black neighborhoods like Compton and Watts are now heavily Mestizo. Even South Central LA is majority Mestizo now.

        • MBlanc46

          There’s been some re-migration back to the deep south from Chicago, too. And the same influx of Mexicans. I’m not sure it’s an improvement.

  • MBlanc46

    “Straight-A kid” top 10% of his high school class and he can’t write a coherent sentence, no matter how hard he tries. And instead of training him to be a janitor, at which he might succeed, they send him to UC-Berkeley while denying a qualified person the place.

    • Luca

      Is it any wonder, before political correctness, they ended up as janitors, pullman porters, doormen, bootblacks and low skilled laborers?

      Liberalism has disrupted the natural order of the universe. There is a price associated with that.

    • Mark Hillyard

      My college teacher called me obtuse once!

    • Frans

      He was a straight-A student in high school because of affirmative action, incompetent teachers who gave him the grades. It’s happening everywhere!

      • Reverend Bacon

        Or maybe the only ones who graded him fairly were the black studies teachers, who gave him an A-. And in High School, the teachers were all non-racist, so they too gave him the A’s he deserved. Those of us who like racist things like coherency and cogency are just ridiculous for even thinking about it.

        Remember, Henry Lamb was an “honor student.” And life imitates art. No doubt Trayvon Martin will be an honor student in the black history courses of the future.

  • IKantunderstand

    And that, boys and girls, is how the first Black president came to be.

  • [Guest]

    Maybe they should stop all the pussyfooting and just hand Kashawn a Ph.D. or two, call him an intellectual and a scholar, and be done with it.

    • Reverend Bacon

      Heck, why not a Nobel Prize?

      What, too soon?

      • [Guest]

        I’m not sure what all the categories for a Nobel Prize are, but just to be fair I think Kashawn should have one for each category.

        Come on, Nobel Prize committee, whadda you say? Come through for Kashawn!

    • Frans

      Well, that’s exactly what they already do!

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    See, this is exactly why colleges and all schooling in general. Needs to stop grading black people on their ability to grasp the material, or the ability to even read the material. Grading must not be tied to ones ability to develop cognitive thought, or the ability to think at all for that matter. You see, we all know that the ABC’s were created by white people, and like the IQ test the ABC’s are therefore designed, for white people. So tying black people’s grades to their ability to read, write or even think. Is clearly just another obstacle that the racist society of American white supremacy. Has deliberately thrown into their rightful and entirely earned pathway to racial equality. It’s very clear that grading, and yes even hiring by ones ability is actually grading and hiring by ones race.

    So I here by respectfully submit that our fellow countrymen of African descent no longer be graded upon their ability to learn, but their enthusiasm to partake in the pursuit of learning. In other words, if they show up, and are present during the educational instructions. There is no good reason why they too should not be allowed to graduate and receive their diploma, right along side their fellow students of European ancestry.

    DERP! ______________________________________________________

    This comment started as just a parody of the absurd length the Affirmative Action advocates will go to destroy all American standards and therefore American success itself. However, we all know that eventually this line of Affirmative arguments for equality will one day very soon shed it’s old skin of parody. Only to in fact be reborn as a legitimate argument from the equality at all cost crowd. I don’t know about you, but for me that puts a damper on the humor that is usually found within most parodies. So I guess we can just consider this comment to be more of a warning, or a foreshadowing of whats to come, than an actual parody.

  • WR_the_realist

    This is also a useful reminder that you can ban affirmative action all you want and the left wing overlords in our universities will sneak it in through the back door.

  • itdoesnotmatter

    In my day, potential UCB enrollees sat for the qualifying “Subject A English Examination” prior to admittance. It involved, among other tests of English language knowledge, composition of a lengthy essay that demonstrated a grasp of proper grammar, syntax, vocabulary, sentence structure, mood/tense, etc.

    Score low, you were not admitted. A near passing score required one to take what we sneeringly called “bone-head” English 101. One run-on sentence was all it took to flunk the composition portion of the exam.

  • Kit Ingoldby

    ”He tries to rally his spirits with heart-wrenching pathos:”

    I think they mean ‘with stomach churning delusion’

    • Erasmus

      I’m sure what the author meant to say was side-splittingly funny bathos.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    When Kashawn, all hepped up on the genocidal ideology he “learned” in his favorite class, brutally kills/rapes/robs some evil cracka I’ll be less likely to feel anything less than disgust for him too, but you have a point.

    These uber-nurture types are actually quite cruel and far less concerned with the welfare of Kashawn than they are of winning an argument and promoting their hubris.

    • exlib93

      Assuredly…these libs will always have enough money to insulate themselves and their families from the Kashawns in the schools, hospitals, and their neighborhoods. It is the working class Whites that must suffer for their failed ideology.

  • 1proactive2

    This is an absolute perfect example. I thought of this character several times when working behind the razor wire. Even the hat is accurate. Thanks for posting it.

    Most people seeing this will think it’s an exaggeration. It isn’t.

  • Andy

    All 25,000 applicants failed it, so they’re not admitting new students this year.

  • Ngati Pakeha

    I can imagine their ‘shock’ at your entirely rational and reasonable request. Good on you for being rational and reasonable in a world that’s becoming anything but. “Normal academically-qualified enrolled students”. I like it.

  • I am a Santa Cruz alum, and I not only refuse to donate them any money, but I have used their postage-paid envelopes to send them some extremely nasty letters – letters that would be Moderated With Extreme Prejudice on this site. The University of California system got to play all the silly games they wanted with my money while I was an undergrad there, but not anymore. I have suggested in some of my letters that if they are so short of money that they have to beg it from a Coloradan, that they cut back on frivolous expenses by firing everyone with the word “diversity” in their job description. Instead, they have retained their diversity apparatchik sinecures while eliminating entire degree programs on some campuses.

    They were starting that even when I was there in the mid to late 1980s. The chemistry department had a glassblowing class for lab ware, but had discontinued it by the time I could fit it into my schedule. I’m still bitter about that 25 years later.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      I had a dreadlocked bantu youth in a wrinkly button down shirt with a sloppy half windsor tie hanging askance ring my doorbell not long ago. Kept ringing it as I tapped out something in response to someone on this website.

      I’m proud of the self control I exerted that day. The fine young fella was attending the local University and something about some sort of begging for money for some poor disadvantaged student diversity thing. We’d had some break-ins and he did not see what I had behind the door.

      I smiled and told him no. He kept on.

      “Look man, not only do I have no money to give you, but your cause is…the last thing I would give my money to regardless. Time for you to go.”

      Smiled again, this time the scary smile. He went away.

  • Evette Coutier

    This will become, like all black stories, black failure is whites fault. The black message is always, black failure is whites fault. It’s getting somewhat boring at this point.

  • Holy you-know-what! I couldn’t listen to more than 10 seconds of that “stuff”, and I honestly couldn’t speak that way even if I tried.

    My first time back at my mother’s house after my release from federal prison, my sister came over, and at first I spoke nothing but Ebonics with her. “Mom,” she exclaimed, “Mike’s talking like an n-word!”

    Our mother: “We don’t use that word here.”

    My sister: “But he’s talking like an n-word”.

    I couldn’t do it the way this guy does. It’s too much.

    One must end every sentence with “gnome sayin?” and use “words” like “bezackly” and meaningless phrases like “I got game, dawg” and “I be representin”, but this one is clearly over the top.

    Thank you… I think.

  • Guest

    I would love to get a look at some of his papers. I would guess that they are so pathetically bad that his proffessors are soft soaping, even in this article. Kind of reminds me of the prison philosopher sketch in “In living color”.

  • Baronsteamtrunk

    I would love to get a look at some of his papers. They would probably leave most of us with our jaws firmly planted on the floor.

  • SFLBIB

    He served his purpose: he provided a black face for a year to help make the school’s numbers look good politically. Next year he will be gone, and there will be another to take his place.

  • Rhialto

    If Kashawn (who would not be named Kashawn in a normal society) were living in a normal society, he would have been given educational opportunities appropriate to his mental capacity. He would have taken advantage of these and become a skilled worker, and a proud and productive member of society.

  • negrolocaust

    in African American Studies 5A do they teach you how to do knockout king on old whitey, beat an 88 year old vet to death, loot walmart in a ” flashmob ” and wear your pants with you disgusting behind out? because that is the african america that i am aware of.

  • Frans

    The drastic action that the student in this article should take is to drop out of college. He’s obviously not college material and no amount of studying will make him college material. It’s an IQ problem.

  • Frans

    When the brain can’t function at “college level” it doesn’t matter about effort. He’d be better served if someone had counseled him to learn a skill so he can support himself. Giving someone such as Kashawn a college degree he didn’t earn is what is destroying education and the country! If one doesn’t have the intellect to do rigorous college work, one should not be in college and most assuredly should not be given grades for effort and a degree.

  • WR_the_realist

    Maybe the smart Jews know better than to live in a war zone.

    Of course the Sephardi Jews are also lowering the Israeli average Jewish IQ.