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University Professor in Hot Water for Border Wall Exam Question

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Multiple students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison recently filed complaints about a statistics exam question about a hypothetical border wall to the school’s Bias Response Team.
The question presented a hypothetical scenario in which the federal government was building a wall along the southern border to prevent kangaroos from repeatedly jumping over, which three students found “humiliating” and “insensitive.”
The professor has already apologized to the entire class, but one of the complainants still wants to set up a meeting so that she can lecture the entire statistics department about the incident.

Multiple students at the University of Wisconsin, Madison recently filed complaints about a statistics exam question about a hypothetical border wall to the school’s Bias Response Team.

The students apparently found the question, which set up a hypothetical scenario in which the federal government was building a wall along the southern border to prevent kangaroos from repeatedly jumping over, to be “humiliating” and “insensitive,” according to The Badger Herald.

“What’s the common phrase that’s used when people try to [cross into the U.S.]? ‘Jump the border,’” explained student Cesar Andrez Aguilar, one of three students in the statistics class to file a complaint on the question. “When I saw the word ‘kangaroos,’ it suddenly felt humiliating—it was humiliating for the people, the little kids [who] sacrifice their lives trying to make it across the border. It dumbfounded me.”

Meanwhile, Aguilar’s peer Alan Meza said he wasn’t disappointed in the professor who wrote the exam as much as he was with the entire statistics department, which, he pointed out, “works together to create [tests] to make sure the wording is OK, that the material i…

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