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Commentary on The Capital Markets- Category [Education]
2015-02-26 10:01 by Karl Denninger
in Education , 181 references
 

You're stupid, you're stupid, you're really pretty dumb.

The University of Minnesota, which has seen protests in recent weeks about campus diversity, announced Wednesday that it will stop sending out alerts with vague descriptions of suspects in serious crimes.

In other words, it won't state the race of suspects.

Of course that is one of the identifying factors that helps someone at a glance know if they're looking at the correct person.

"Suspect is a male, 5'11, 190lbs" tells me a lot less than "Suspect is a black (or white, or hispanic) male, 5'11, 190lbs."

The purpose of putting out such a "BOLO" alert in the first place is to allow those who receive it to make a reasonable determination if the person observed might be the suspect at first glance.  The only way this is effective is if it allows those who are not the suspect to be filtered out immediately.  To fail to do so will lead to harassment of those who had absolutely nothing to do with the crime.

Someone needs to sue this school to beyond the orbit of Mars.

Or, alternatively, employers could decide that if the school is stupid, which it has now conclusively demonstrated, that their degrees have zero value and thus their graduates should be binned immediately when they apply for a job.

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