July 28, 2021

Leftist Congressman attacked for sharing cartoon with racial undertones

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) has come under attack for sharing a cartoon suggesting minorities are incapable of excelling at standardized testing.

Bowman, a former middle school principle, shared the political cartoon on Twitter Monday that featured animals in front of a tree. A man sitting behind a desk states, “For a fair selection everybody has to take the same exam: please climb that tree.”

Bowman’s post has been criticized on social media. “Someone please explain to me how this isn’t the most racist thing they’ve seen on their feeds all day,” Washington Examiner’s Tiana Lowe tweeted.

The cartoon is not Bowman’s only attack on standardized testing. A Tuesday tweet stated, “Standardized testing is a pillar of systemic racism.”

The posts support Bowman’s past writing that claims, “Decades of research demonstrate that African-American, Latino, and Native American students, as well as students from some Asian groups, experience bias from standardized tests administered from early childhood through college.”

Bowman isn’t alone in his recent attacks against standardized testing.

In 2017, the New York state Board of Regents voted to drop a literacy test for prospective teachers, citing the large percentage of Black and Hispanic candidates who had previously failed the test.

Bowman’s progressive views may draw attention, but do not appear to be widely held. Despite many delays on standardized tests in 2020 due to COVID-19, most schools continue to make plans for traditional testing for the next academic year.

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15 Responses

  1. ONE OF A STANDARD SHOULD BE A COMMUNIST AWARENESS TEST AND A PROGRESSIVE AWARENESS TEST TO COMPARE THEM.

  2. TALK ABOUT RACIST!! I WONDER HOW LONG IT TOOK THAT SOB TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT STUPID!! I GUESS SINCE THEY HAVE EVERYBODY WEARING MASKS AND NOT BEEN ABLE TO SOCIALIZE, THAT MAKES US STUPID, SO HE DECIDES TO MAKE FUN OF ALL THE AMERICANS, EVEN THE PEOPLE THAT PRESUMABLY VOTED FOR BIDEN!! LISTEN UP PEOPLE, THEY ARE SITTING IN THE WHITE HOUSE, LAUGHING AT ALL OF US!! THINK ABOUT THAT FOR AWHILE!!!

  3. You all misted what the New York board of regents did. Are they now saying that not all teachers are literate? How can anyone think its ok to have illiterate teachers?

  4. Standard testing when used properly is proper. For example , academic testing for academic students. The usual Democrat trickery was used in the cartoon and many people will miss it. You see , in the cartoon the students are not the same ! They are all different SPECIES ! Not simply different people. Standard testing is proper for various things. For example , firefighters.
    Now , let’s see if THIS comment will be censored .

  5. IMAGINE all the RACIST CRAP CNN n MSNBC would be spewing out if a WHITE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN shared that CARTOON ULTIMATELY it would be TRUMPS FAULT!!!

  6. IMAGINE all the RACIST CRAP CNN n MSNBC would be spewing out if a WHITE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN shared that CARTOON ULTIMATELY it would be TRUMPS FAULT!!!

  7. Do you suppose standardized testing would be appropriate for air traffic controllers? They dropped the requirement and what a disaster. They had to reinstate it.

  8. Actually, 25 years ago, IQ tests were ‘adjusted’ to address the racial disparities. The results were even lower.

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