The culture-of-poverty option
The black culture option
The racism exists option
All three, with some lean towards 1 & 2
Any combo, including government
Back-to-school had a new twist for more than 100 students in Toronto on Tuesday as an Africentric alternative school opened its doors for the first time.
The black-focused school has sparked controversy, with opponents saying it smacks of segregation.
Supporters of the Africentric Alternative School maintain that it's important for children to understand their history and culture. They also point to a 40 per cent school dropout rate among black students.
"This will be an example of how we take the African experience and integrate it much more meaningfully and much more substantially into all areas of learning," said Lloyd McKell of the Toronto District School Board. . . .
The schools were created after parents banded together and lobbied school trustees.
At least the US can point to historic cultural problems, but Canada didn't have a sizable black community until Trudeau started importing black immigrants. Canadians can't point to Jim Crow or slavery as the problems behind a 40% drop-out rate.
You're saying the solution is more integration. The black parents in Toronto are saying no, not integration, but segregation is the solution.
You know, I was going to put in my post 'right about now, racists will be fuming at my post'.
And then you show up...LOL.
BTW - I skipped reading your post - if you cannot answer my simple questions for you, I see no reason why I should waste my time reading your racist dribble...except when I want a laugh.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
You left off the history of African-Americans from your list, didn't you?
Historically and thru today, the two races that have done worse within the United States are the two races that never wanted to be part of the United States - African-Americans brought here as slaves and Native Americans who were slaughtered, defeated, and subjugated - both deposed of their land or taken from it.
The extreme bigotries, injustices, denial of equality, and both institutional and social abuse of both African-Americans and Native Americans is NOT ancient history of past generations now dead. That level of earned hatred does not simply vanish by declaring "we're all equal now" - when the oppressors start with 99% and the oppressed start with 1%.
There are Native Americans and African-Americans that TRULY HATE white people. While white people can say "Hey, it's all equal now" - that doesn't really work when the person claiming "all is equal" is who is who stole everything you had.
The commander of the Japanese POW camp that did such acts of torture, brutality and murder declared when the war was over "we call can be friends now." No, the prisoners threw him down a well to leave him there to slowly die of starvation in a black wet hole. Injustice isn't just erased with a declaration of "let's all be pals now."
Native American culture is far more unknown and diverse than African-American culture, and NA culture was never merged with white American culture. Nor were there genocides, sterilization campaigns, and mass relocations of African-Americans. There are Native Americans that, given the chance, would not hesitate to kill white people. Doesn't matter their age or the reason - other than they are white.
African-Americans do have reasons to be bitter and feel cheated - because they were and they are. Where I differ, though, is that hate serves no purpose. I have been in a few short arguments over "integrating into the dominate culture" with other NAs - short because I don't give a damn. DEFEATED people who are permanent defeated - as are peoples brought here as slaves and Native Americans - only have one non-self destructive alternative and that is to integrate into reality and the culture they really are in - which is the culture created by white America.
The good news is that MOST of white America is more than willing to allow such equal integration for those willing to do their half of it. Some will even give extra breaks to make it easy to do so. Hell, I'm a damn near superstar among white people. Everyone can PROVE they aren't a bigot merely by being able to say I'm one of their friends. In some regards, I can actually market it.
A real failure of the current educational system is that it teaches people to live to dogmatic slogans and ideologies - rather than pragmatic reality. Schools - nor most parents - teach their children how to play the cards in life they actual have and how to constantly be improving their hand in the game of life.
Take jobs, for example. The military has ALWAYS been the best road for people out of poverty. However, the competition to go into the military is becoming very competitive. The military increasingly is adding disqualifiers.
Do schools teach about those? How many high school kids know if they get at tattoo they are barred from military service? How many parents know if they put their kid on ANY type of psyche or behavior drug, or even just an inhaler, their child loses that option for employment?
Schools and society no longer teach people how to succeed in the COMPETITION of life - and that's what it is. Certainly is economically. Rather, they teach feel-good nice platitudes and ideology. And then the kid suddenly is 18 and with NO CLUE about actual reality.
The source of black poverty is a lack of black daddies.