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    Re: White students to no longer be majority at school[W:62]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I went to a high school which was atleast 95% white. Most of our parents were married and our school lacked nothing: stadium, swimming pool, advanced placement classes, leadership programs, you name it. The biggest "criminal" problem we had was that some of us smoked pot. Our graduation rate was pretty much 100%. When I go on-line almost everyone I graduated with is also on-line--I can tell by the solicitations I get every few years for yet another class reunion.

    What does this mean?

    I think it's obvious---I'm privileged.


    I went to a high school which was about 45% hispanic, 25% white, 25% black, and 5% Asian. Most of our parents were not married and our school lacked nothing: stadium, swimming pool, advanced placement classes, leadership programs, magnet school you name it. The biggest "criminal" problem we had was gangs. Our graduation rate was pretty much around 60%. When I go on-line almost everyone I graduated with (or who dropped out) is also on-line--I can tell by the solicitations I get every few years for yet another class reunion.

    What does this mean?

    I think it's obvious---I'm not priveleged.
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    Re: White students to no longer be majority at school[W:62]

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I went to a high school which was about 45% hispanic, 25% white, 25% black, and 5% Asian. Most of our parents were not married and our school lacked nothing: stadium, swimming pool, advanced placement classes, leadership programs, magnet school you name it. The biggest "criminal" problem we had was gangs. Our graduation rate was pretty much around 60%. When I go on-line almost everyone I graduated with (or who dropped out) is also on-line--I can tell by the solicitations I get every few years for yet another class reunion.

    What does this mean?

    I think it's obvious---I'm not priveleged.
    I was being glib, but also pretty much calling it what it is. Countless people with young kids move away from the big city just to ensure their kids go to mostly white schools. I'm sure that is why my parents back in the 70's moved from a near suburb to one which was far away from the metro area.

    Today, even if the rich do stay in the city, they send their kids to private school. No one with money sends their kids to NYC Public schools, for example.

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    Re: White students to no longer be majority at school[W:62]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The Native American culture was too weak and was easily overcome by the Europeans. Perhaps the same thing will happen again, but the stronger and more determined culture generally wins.
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    So if the European American's culture turns out to be too weak to withstand the influx of Latino culture, all is perfect with the world.
    But isn't that the crux of this thread? The internal fear that someday the Hispanic population will overtake the White population? It's the exact same argument that was once used against freeing slaves, that Blacks would someday become the dominate race in America. Hasn't happened yet despite all the "welfare babies"; however, some would argue that the primary reason the Black population hasn't overtaken Whites has more to do with young Black men having come under clandestine attack since the Civil Rights era with false imprisonment or longer jail/prison sentences for lesser inclusive crimes (i.e., a few ounces of pot or crack cocaine = 5-10 yr sentence) compared to 1-3 yrs for a White male who commits the same crime. Frankly, I don't know what the answer is. What I do know is many of the fears White have held over the years concerning a national takeover by Blacks haven't come true. And I suspect the reason for it is very simple: We don't want to take over - never have. We just want inclusion, to be part of this grand experiment in forming a more perfect union here.

    Assimilation...

    Yes, I think it's necessary for all those who would call themselves "Americans" to conform to a certain set of standards, but they should do so of their own accord and never be forced to conform. Of course, if the so-called dominate race (GOP) continues to act as if they don't want a certain people being part of that grand experiment you can bet chaos will ensue...and just as what happened with Whites/the GOP of old they'll come to regret they choose fear over inclusion.
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    Re: White students to no longer be majority at school[W:62]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    I was being glib, but also pretty much calling it what it is. Countless people with young kids move away from the big city just to ensure their kids go to mostly white schools. I'm sure that is why my parents back in the 70's moved from a near suburb to one which was far away from the metro area.

    Today, even if the rich do stay in the city, they send their kids to private school. No one with money sends their kids to NYC Public schools, for example.
    What you've described isn't so much a decision by your parents to leave simply because they wanted better for their children. What you've characterized as a caring parental gesture is really "White Flight" wrapped in racial bigotry. You'd just like to think your parent's decision to move was based solely on compassionate parenting. And in the 70's no less. Talk about being nave.

    Now, before you or anyone else comes down on me, let me say I have no problem with a family moving because they seek greener pastures. If opportunities are better somewhere else, I say relocate to where the getting is good! Nothing wrong with that. But let me be clear: White families just don't leave the big city just so their kids can attend a better, private school. They leave because they don't want to reside next door to a minority family or live in a neighborhood that is slowly filing up with minorities.

    White Flight...a sad state of demographic self-isolationism.
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    Re: White students to no longer be majority at school[W:62]

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Now, now. Lets stay PC. They're not Xenophobic, they're culturally introverted. Or something.
    I actually live on the east side of Houston, the place Fenton describes as hell on earth. He couldn't be more wrong. I live on this side of Houston because I want to, it's more relaxed and much less traffic. Plus, we don't run into racists as often on this side of town.

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    Re: White students to no longer be majority at school[W:62]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Stop trying to paint anyone that doesn't just want to erase the border systems as somehow racist. It is laughably disingenuous.



    Not inclined to put much stock in the numbers today...We have just as many reports that the numbers are being manipulated for political purposes. The fact is we have some 12 million (official number) I think more like 20 million here illegally, and no real plans on how to address this problem because the demo's want to stall it in the senate and blame reps for doing nothing, and reps want to just scream 'amnesty' for political purposes....Then there are the liars like you who just see someone say something you don't like and yell "racist"....You add nothing to a discussion.
    So it was not you that took a story that had jack and **** to do with illegal immigration, and tried to spin it as being about illegal immigration. You created the impression that people are responding to since you had to dishonestly spin the story. You are hardly in a position to cry bout it.
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    Re: White students to no longer be majority at school[W:62]

    Quote Originally Posted by Puigb View Post
    The fact that his mother was white would be irrelevant to white southerners.
    This would have made the Southerners you referenced even more angry at Obama. Good thing he didn't grow up in the South.

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    Re: White students to no longer be majority at school[W:62]

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    This would have made the Southerners you referenced even more angry at Obama. Good thing he didn't grow up in the South.

    Actually, as a proud Southern Boy when I criticize Obama, I'm criticizing his white half.

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    Re: White students to no longer be majority at school[W:62]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Stop trying to paint anyone that doesn't just want to erase the border systems as somehow racist. It is laughably disingenuous.



    Not inclined to put much stock in the numbers today...We have just as many reports that the numbers are being manipulated for political purposes. The fact is we have some 12 million (official number) I think more like 20 million here illegally, and no real plans on how to address this problem because the demo's want to stall it in the senate and blame reps for doing nothing, and reps want to just scream 'amnesty' for political purposes....Then there are the liars like you who just see someone say something you don't like and yell "racist"....You add nothing to a discussion.
    I didn't paint anyone as racist. So stop playing the victim card.
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    Re: White students to no longer be majority at school[W:62]

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Unknown - everything was totally covered in cheese! I had salad, BTW, and a slice of cheesecake the BG asked me to make for her. I know how that was made!
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