Not the Right Type of Minorities

2019 May 30
by bc3b

Democrats are famous for working with minorities – it’s called identity politics. But, what happens when the Democrats have to choose between minority groups? That’s when it gets sticky.

But, the Democrats have a solution: the identity politics ranking system:

  1. Muslims
  2. LGBTQs
  3. Illegal aliens
  4. Blacks
  5. Legal Hispanics
  6. Women/Asians (tie)

There is a major problem in New York City’s Public Schools (other than 99% suck): Admission to the city’s few good high schools has been based on scores of entrance exams. Since Asians typically come from high-IQ countries and two-parent homes, where they are encouraged to study, learn and achieve, they are being admitted to the city’s few outstanding schools in higher numbers than blacks and Hispanics.

Well, Commie Bill is working to put an end to that:

A new report highlights New York City mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Bill de Blasio’s effort to reduce the number of Asians in the city’s top schools.

De Blasio and Democrats in the state legislature are waging a “progressive war” on the city’s best schools, which are “now dominated by Asian-American students from largely poor and working-class immigrant backgrounds,” according to City-Journal.

Democratic state legislators are working to get rid of the law mandating a competitive exam as the only criterion for admission to the schools, while de Blasio is expanding a remedial-admissions program for disadvantaged students which is the one alternative to the test requirement. De Blasio and his schools chancellor Richard Carranza are “manipulating the admissions criteria so that many poor Asian kids no longer qualify.”

De Blasio wants to phase out the test requirement over three years and replace it with “guaranteed admission for students in the top 5 percent to 7 percent of their eighth-grade classes (provided they were also in the top quarter of eighth-grade students citywide).” This group of students would be determined by “multiple measures of student achievement,” instead of grades, and the measures would be determined by the chancellor. The chancellor would also have the exclusive right to determine “the weight of each such measure.”

NYC’s Independent Budget Office found that de Blasio’s plan would increase black and Hispanic enrollment from 10 percent to 46 percent, while cutting Asian enrollment from 61 percent to 31 percent. 10 percent of the students at these schools would not meet basic math proficiency standards.

The remedial-admissions program, implemented in a nearly 50-year old law, permitted the top schools to “maintain a discovery program” for “disadvantaged students” who “score[d] below the cut-off” on the entrance exam. De Blasio and Carranza will expand the population of students in the Discovery program who are attending the schools from 4 percent to 20 percent next year. This will have the effect of raising “the cut-off scores for regular admission—due to the smaller number of slots available—and lower[ing] the threshold for Discovery admission, due to the larger number of slots.”

De Blasio’s new rules redefine “disadvantaged” to exclude poor children attending schools in middle- or working-class neighborhoods. An Economic Needs Index will gauge eligibility by community, instead of family, poverty.

“A student living in a homeless shelter in a prosperous area would thus not count as disadvantaged for the purposes of the Discovery program. This new criterion will exclude students from 18 of 23 Asian-majority middle schools,” the report notes.

Not all that different from what the College Board is doing with SAT testing.

Know where Asians aren’t that bright? Politics. Asians typically vote Democratic in higher numbers than Hispanics even though there’s nothing in it for them.

Hat tip: Washington Free Beacon

16 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 May 30 6:28 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Asians are catching on though.

    Were I a college president I would break from the pack and become an MIT alternative. Entry accepts only the top 1%. Race, location, economics is not a factor. Somebody has to have the guts to try it.

  2. 2019 May 30 6:33 pm
    justrand permalink

    As a Black, Gay, Transgender Muslim who is in this country Illegally, I find this post OFFENSIVE!


  3. 2019 May 30 6:54 pm
    TLS permalink

    So when you lower the admission standards, the kids in the top schools will be unable to perform at the higher level which will result in lower academic standards (because moving them may hurt their precious self esteem!) and pretty soon NY won’t have any “Top Schools”. We are all equal at the lowest common denominator.

  4. 2019 May 30 7:14 pm
    justrand permalink

    Thank you, TLS, for reminding me…I have a PHD in Black/Gay/Transgender/Muslim/Illegal Alien studies…which I will produce for verification as soon as the damn ink dries! Ugh!

  5. 2019 May 30 7:50 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Bet the basketball programs at the top three schools will be better.

  6. 2019 May 30 8:32 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

  7. 2019 May 30 8:34 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    NOT a parody. But should be.
    Will they mock her?
    Use her as an example of worst practices?

  8. 2019 May 30 8:36 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Trump will bash Mexico with tariffs until illegal immigration is under control

  9. 2019 May 31 3:24 am
    drdog09 permalink

    As bad as they have screwed up the Star Wars franchise will anyone care? Get Woke, Go Broke.

  10. 2019 May 31 6:18 am
    justrand permalink

    analysis: 100% true! Mueller is so transparently a FRAUD…and a highly partisan one at that.

    these two paragraphs are extremely telling:

    ==> Prior to the report’s submission, Barr ordered Mueller to highlight the 6e (grand jury material) that by law could not be publicly released. Mueller disobeyed that order, thinking it would force a delay in releasing the report because redaction would take time. This would impel Barr to release Mueller’s summaries if he didn’t want to be accused of a cover-up, thus allowing Mueller to set the narrative for the Democrats’ push (putsch?) to impeach.

    Instead, Barr created his own summary. Hence, Mueller’s subsequent letter (which Barr called “snitty”), written to be leaked and promptly leaked, was a means of regaining control of the narrative. In the letter, the special counsel complained about Barr’s four-page memo, which incidentally, he refused an offer to review.

  11. 2019 May 31 6:43 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #7 –

    One would have thought Hillary would have passed up keynoting a cybersecurity conference, but she will do anything for money.

  12. 2019 May 31 6:44 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #9 –

    Walt and Roy Disney are likely spinning in their graves.

  13. 2019 May 31 6:53 am
    justrand permalink

    The entire Disney Empire is just one big cash machine…and an increasingly diseased one at that.

    But since I already don’t go to the movies, and will NEVER go to a “theme park” again boycotting them is easy.

  14. 2019 May 31 8:19 am
    bc3b permalink

    How bad are Don Lemon and Rachel Maddow? So bad that even the far-left NY Times doesn’t want its people on their shows:

  15. 2019 May 31 8:22 am
    bc3b permalink

    JR #14 –

    You are correct. Since Disney is so dependent on young people, you would think you would hear about the company making major contributions to organizations like St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Shriners’ Childrens’ Hospital, but you never do.

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