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Minority Student Needs

El_Loco_JP Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 9:33 AM
The concept of "diversity" is one of the worst things that has ever happened to this country. BTW, Dr. Williams left out the teaching of the concept that all "minorities" (especially blacks) are "victims" of this racist society. This gives this segment a built in excuse to not be competitive and expect preferential treatment.
NCLaw441 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 11:24 AM
Diversity is a good thing to recognize, and generally to encourage. What is wrong and racist is to assume that skin color alone confers diversity that matters in any important way. And some diversity is wrong to encourage, of course. We should not embrace diversity in criminal records or levels of abusive behavior, for example (and neither of these traits is necessarily higher in any race).
S.17 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 12:45 PM
"Diversity is a good thing to recognize, and generally to encourage."

What an absurdly fatuous thought.

Here's a quiz to prove it:

Which of the two groups described below is more diverse?

What makes the diverse group worthy of recognition and encouragement?

How would you "recognize" and "encourage" the diverse group?

Why does the other group not similarly deserve recognition and encouragement?

Group 1. An Inuit, a transvestite, a dwarf, a street musician, and a state senator from Yuma; or

Group 2. Quintuplets.
Alex_P Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 4:50 PM
NCLaw441 Wrote:
"Diversity is a good thing to recognize, and generally to encourage."

I will consider this when I see NAACP offering a leadership position to KKK member.
Professor Craig Frisby is on the faculty of University of Missouri's Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology. His most recent book is "Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students." It's a 662-page textbook covering a range of topics from multiculturalism and home and family influences to student testing and school discipline. There's no way full justice can be given to this excellent work in the space of this column, so I'll highlight a few valuable insights he makes that would help educators do a better job with minority students.

Quack multiculturalism is the name Frisby gives to the vision...