A University of California, Berkeley professor suggested scrapping end-of-semester student evaluations for hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions after claiming that the grades and evaluations are biased against female instructors and people of color.
“Over the next few weeks, students will get the chance to evaluate their professors and TAs. They’re going to get it wrong,” UC Berkeley history professor Brian DeLaytweeted on Sunday. “They’ll be harder on women and people of color than on white men. Tenured white male faculty, in particular, should help their students understand this.”
The powerful magic of racism is truly an amazing thing. Its explanatory power for everything from elementary school grades to industrial infrastructure is practically limitless. My theory is that the real reason for Wakanda’s incredible technological advancement is not its fortuitous natural resources, but rather, the way in which the African nation has managed to tap into the limitless power of global racism.
Imagine if we could power our cars with racism! Better yet, imagine if we could generate electricity with it!