The student government of the University of Wisconsin-Madison said on Wednesday that black students should be offered free tuition and housing at the school.
The reasoning? Because black people were barred from education during in the days of slavery in the United States — more than 150 years ago.
Fox News reports that the Associated Students of Madison declared in a statement that suburban high school students are over-represented at the school, and that the university’s use of ACT and SAT scores for admission upholds white supremacy.
“The university’s rhetoric suggests that it is committed to diversity and inclusion, so this legislation compels the university to move towards action — which is imperative,” said the resolution’s author, ASM Student Council Rep. Tyriek Mack, in a statement according to Breitbart.
“If no one challenges the university’s empty promises, then the racial composition will remain stagnant.”
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It’s hard not to laugh at Mack’s proposed solution — instead of giving a hand up to students from tough situations to boost diversity and bolster a body of hard-working students, just hand out untold quantities of money ($20,000 a year per student, according to Breitbart) to students because of their color alone.
Chinese graduate student Yuhong Zhu said that handouts aren’t the way to achieving diversity, and that it’s “awkward” to award money because of skin color.
“I wouldn’t appreciate if the school offered me free tuition just because I’m a minority. We should at least have to work hard for it,” he said according to the Chicago Tribune.
How about the Associated Students of Madison finance this absurdity themselves, instead of whining for someone else to do it?
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