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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

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    Back to the Gary, Indiana reference. Public schools are funded from the local property taxes. School districts with nice gated communities have better resources to give students. Of course, we could switch back to your logic of, "whose fault is it" that their property values are nowhere near levels to appropriate proper funding for public schools?
    Not all schools are funded like those in gary ind. In my state all the tax revenue goes into a general fund and the individual school systems are all alloted the same amount of $$$ based on attendance. So there is virtually no difference in funding yet for some reason, the minority schools still underachieve when compared to white schools. Why is that?


    why is it so hard for people to step up and take responsibility for their own problems? why must they always try to find someone or something else to blame?

    Again, this is a misuse of advantage; you are using it within the context of expectations which has very little (if anything) to do with an advantage. In your example, there was no disadvantage. If the black kid had higher grades or something along that line, then you could then say he had an advantage.
    you are confusing innate personal qualities with institutionally granted advantage.

    If all other factors are equal and you give one person preference over another based on race or any other arbitrary factor you are, by definition giving that person an advantage.
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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    If they are, it is their own doing!

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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Are White People an oppressed minority in America?
    did you see the poll results? what kind of people are lurking out there on the interwebz?

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    Black unemployment is where it's at due to a developmental disadvantage within that particular sub culture. Some factors include relatively younger pregnancy rates and underfunded public schools (see Gary Indiana). To label it a "behavioral problem" is to ignore reality.
    Actually, most of the inner city schools I've worked with were funded at a higher level than comparable schools in the burbs, and still demonstrated an educational disparity. That's a common misperception, btw, that black schools get less funding. In many cities, they spend more, per pupil.

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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    did you see the poll results? what kind of people are lurking out there on the interwebz?
    There are a lot of idiots on the wild wild web.

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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Actually, most of the inner city schools I've worked with were funded at a higher level than comparable schools in the burbs, and still demonstrated an educational disparity. That's a common misperception, btw, that black schools get less funding. In many cities, they spend more, per pupil.
    typical of those who continually want to paint minorities as "vicitms of the system". wah, wah, wah, if the poor minorities could only get treated fairly all would be well.
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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Actually, most of the inner city schools I've worked with were funded at a higher level than comparable schools in the burbs, and still demonstrated an educational disparity. That's a common misperception, btw, that black schools get less funding. In many cities, they spend more, per pupil.
    More per pupil is a misleading statistic, as it takes into account teacher salaries, maitaince costs, etc.... But what about funding for books, computers, labs etc...?

    A quality analysis:

    Our findings suggest that spending differences between the inner city
    schools and suburban schools in our review do exist, but these differences
    for the most part depend upon the metropolitan area. In some
    metropolitan areas, inner city schools spent more per pupil whereas in
    others suburban schools spent more per pupil. Spending differences,
    regardless of metropolitan area for the most part, seemed to be the result
    of differences in salaries and student to teacher and staff ratios. However,
    the very heavy concentration of poverty in inner city schools may place
    them at a spending disadvantage, even when spending is equal.
    In addition,
    the suburban schools, as well as the high-performing inner city schools we
    visited, generally had more experienced teachers, lower enrollments, more
    library books per child, and more parental in-school volunteer activities
    than the other inner city schools in this study. These factors are important
    to consider in improving the performance of inner city schools.
    source
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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    and more parental in-school volunteer activities
    than the other inner city schools in this study.
    the biggest determining factor right there...case closed. when parents are actively involved with their kids education, the kids do better. when parents don't give a ****, neither do the kids and no amount of "funding" is going to change that.
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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    LMAO well I didn't know there were that many active posters on the forms here .. lol. Clearly there are 129 social idiots atm that actually believe that whites are a minority that is oppressed in America. What a joke.. and a stupid pole question.

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    Re: Are White People an oppressed minority?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy219 View Post
    More per pupil is a misleading statistic, as it takes into account teacher salaries, maitaince costs, etc.... But what about funding for books, computers, labs etc...?

    A quality analysis:source
    Yes, but spending dollars on administration versus sending those dollars to the classroom/libraries/computers are local, site-based decisions, made by predominantly black administrators.

    Your claim was wrong...own it. It is not a spending gap. The GAO report confirms this.
    Last edited by Catz Part Deux; 09-30-10 at 03:42 PM.

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