Minority Men Falling Behind Academically, Study Finds

Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times, June 21, 2011

Young black and Latino men lag behind their contemporaries in nearly every measure of educational attainment, with many failing to attend college or earn degrees and large numbers facing the prospect of unemployment or incarceration.

The findings are included in two reports released at a briefing Monday by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center. It was hosted by Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research in Cambridge, Mass.

The reports cull census data, academic research and in-depth interviews to paint a bleak picture of the educational experiences of young men across four racial and ethnic groups: African Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latinos and Native Americans.

Among the findings:

• 28% of African American men and 16% of Latino men aged 25 to 34 had obtained an associate’s degree or higher, compared with 70% of Asian American men and 44% of white men.

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• Incarceration rates are increasing–10% of black men aged 15-24 were incarcerated, as were 5% of Latinos and 3% of Asian Americans and Native Americans.

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The reports suggests that improving outcomes for young men of color must become a national priority and calls for community, business and school partnerships to provide mentoring and support.

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  • Eurobeing

    You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. These opportunities have been available to blacks for years all of my lifetime. It’s them not the system that is failing.

  • Mike Harrigan

    “The reports suggests that improving outcomes for young men of color must become a national priority and calls for community, business and school partnerships to provide mentoring and support.”

    Just where does this leave young White men, who are the only race of men NOT included when one speaks of “men of color”. I guess inclusion is not necessary in this instance. Unless you count those forged to foot the bill.

    “28% of African American men and 16% of Latino men aged 25 to 34 had obtained an associate’s degree or higher, compared with 70% of Asian American men and 44% of white men.”

    So we are to believe that nearly 1/3 of black men between 25 and 34 have a minimum of an associates degree?

  • sbuffalonative

    I read the headline and said to myself, “they’re just now seeing this?” The writing has been on the chalkboard for decades.

    The reports suggests that improving outcomes for young men of color must become a national priority and calls for community, business and school partnerships to provide mentoring and support.

    At least they didn’t blame racism (yet).

  • Madison Grant

    The headline about Black and hispanic students “falling behind” implies that this is a recent phenomenon.

    The fact is they’ve always been behind whites and Asians and it’s mostly genetic.

  • Anonymous

    Notice that the criterion these edumacators use for education is what academic degree has been attained. In other words, how much work has been provided to the edumacators. For at least 80% of the population, 10 to 12 years of schooling is adequate. This is the way it used to be, when America was a prosperous & successful country, and when Blacks were productive & law abiding citizens.

  • Country Club Wannabe

    Blame me.

    If only I had done more to atone for the sins of segregation by holding myself accountable to people of color for my unearned White privileges, and if I had renounced systemic bias and institutionalized racism that perpetuates the oppressive inequities that are obstacles to social and restorative justice, and if I would just take another Implicit Racism test and submit to NAACP therapy, we wouldn’t be facing this crisis. Instead, we’d all be marveling at the inventions of genius that African American males all hold in their imaginations but are stunted from expressing because of my racism.

    Blame me. Go ahead, because I’m the only plausible (allowable) excuse you’ve got.

  • Country Club Wannabe

    The SCLC is holding another series of Stop the Violence marches. They were interviewed on TV about how bad things were it their community and they just weren’t taking it anymore.

    I agree with them, but since I’m a Whitey, that makes me a racist. I’d better just keep quiet about black violence, because speaking out about a social emergency will get me fired from my job.

    I’d be tempted to turn off the TV and not watch the news, but that would also make me a racist. All the reporters and anchors are now black, so if I don’t watch, that makes me a racist.

    To be an anti-racist Whitey, you must WANT to see only blacks on your TV and to keep in on all the time. But you can’t notice the stories when blacks interview other blacks about black crime.

  • Anonymous

    We should throw more money at the situation. Oh wait, that hasn’t worked yet. Do you think these afro-Americans even know who WEB Dubois was?

  • Matt

    I wonder if these blacks and other minorities as they love to call them appreciate the fact that they can get a College Doctorate Degree while only having an IQ of 85?

    Imagine a college professor who reads and writes at a 8th grade level. Now these are the people you want educating your kids aren’t they?

    Even with years of AA they don’t rise up one inch do they?

  • Anglo Saxon

    “The reports suggests that improving outcomes for young men of color must become a national priority …”

    Oh brother! Here we go again, another National Priority crisis regarding “young men of color”. Let’s see; busing didn’t work, mainstreaming didn’t work, racially specific teachers and classrooms didn’t work, desegregation didn’t work, minority studies didn’t work, doctoring test scores didn’t work, millions of dollars thrown at failing schools didn’t work, charter schools didn’t work, promotion at all costs didn’t work. You’d think by now that the obvious would surface and the blame would be placed where it belongs. There are no more angles left to approach this problem. But never fear! The poindexters at Harvard will find another way to prioritize black and brown failure…and white students will be the first to suffer.

  • Anonymous

    what? You mean, White people aren’t being blamed for this too? what other’s are finding out about people of color, we have known for years. they just have not found a way to make this our fault.(not yet)

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they should pull up their pants, show up for class, and be more respectful to the teachers. The results suggest they should show more humility and less swaggar.

    But, of course, the liberal spin will be they need to do nothing and society must spend more money on them. Society has failed them ….

  • Anonymous

    “…. 70% of Asian American men had obtained an associate’s degree or higher….The reports suggests that improving outcomes for young men of color must become a national priority and calls for community, business and school partnerships to provide mentoring and support.”

    The country can no longer, I mean no longer, tolerate this national disgrace. Are you listening, U C L A? Go,Bruins!

  • Ciccio

    There are lies, damned lies and then there are statistics and the above article is a perfect example. In the US Census, Pacific Islanders and Asians are classed as one. I would suggest they be counted seperately, I believe the one goes to jail and the other to college.

    Even the figures for the American graduates are misleading in so far as they they equate a college degree in singing “Kumbaya”, gender politics or belly dancing with a Phd. in engineering. In that last one the racial disparaties are even further apart, three black out of 100. Yet when it comes to the job market, those three will demand a proportionate share of jobs, not the three per cent that graduated but the 12% that entered the pool.

    What this basically means is that they have four times chance of a white, a rate of discrimination that was barely seen in the Jim Crow days. In South Africa they are at least honest about it, to enter the University of Cape Town medical school you have to have high school marks of at least 70% if you are black (unless you happen to be closely related to a politician) but a minimum of 90% if you are white.

  • Proud native American White woman

    They are crying “oh dear! How will we get replace Whites with black and red if they can’t get degrees or stay out of prison!”

    The truth hurts. We don’t need minorities, they need us.

  • the Soviet Republic of New Jersey

    WHY IS THIS A SURPRISE?

    Education is at the bottom of the Black and Tan prioriety list. Name a book written by a black or tan. The only thing that worries black is loose women and tight shoes not education.

  • Flytrap

    I think a little night basketball ought to solve the problem.

  • Ciccio

    As I was writing my last comment I wondered how the university of Cape Town is getting on, luckily I found an article in the New York Times, Nov. 2010 that has all the details.

    The last 20 years of freedom, liberty and the rosy rainbow that has spread over South Africa has reduced the white population to 9%. White population 1950 -3 million -1980 5 million – 2010 4 million. Black 5 -20 – 40. Rabbits and lemmings spring to mind. One would think that with all the impediments and obstacles in their path the white students at this once prestigious University would be extinct. Not quite. Whites: 45% Blacks: 25%. The rest must be Indians and mixed. More depressing news for the government, only about half the blacks versus 80% of the whites graduate.

    Let the above study study these facts. Here a government has gone out of its way to mentor, to support their own people over and above all others to the absolute limit and the results are the same. You cannot make a silk purse out of a sows ear. Ancient history. Learn it.

  • John Engelman

    According to Charles Murray most Americans get more education than they are capable of benefiting from. If you pour a pint of water into a cup you waste a cup of water.

    Just because college graduates are less likely to become violent street criminals does not mean that increasing college enrollment will reduce the crime rate. Basketball players tend to be tall, but no one suggests that playing basketball makes people tall.

  • Lucas

    We are told: The problem is institutionalized racism. The only possible solution would be spending more money on these poor, deprived, oppressed people. We need higher teachers salaries, more union officials, more programs with warm fuzzy names, more ethnic studies, more minority teachers, higher spending budgets lowering the bar on achievement, and more levels of management.

    Of course that will mean higher taxes but come on, it’s for the kids and we have to give to the “less fortunate” until it hurts even more than it does now.

    People cannot be held accountable for their actions nor should they suffer the consequences of their poor choices.

    And the reason Asians minorities do so well is because..well, it’s because …uh..uh..actually. Well, the liberals haven’t come up with a good slogan and chant for that one yet but give them some time and they will.

  • wert

    “The reports suggests that improving outcomes for young men of color must become a national priority and calls for community, business and school partnerships to provide mentoring and support.”

    You can give ’em all the mentoring and support in the world but that’s not gonna change what has been ordained by nature. A hefty percentage of black and mestizo men posses very low intelligence and it’s simply because of how their brains are hardwired. All the interventions in the world aren’t going to change that. Meanwhile, it’s business as usual in this country.

  • Deadindenver

    Different day, different writer same article. How many times has an article like this been posted on Amren? Answer, to many to count. Black and Latino’s always falling behind and the inevitable bemoaning and the same old solutions. It’s as inescapable as the standard quote the reporter seeks from an Auntie of the Black gang banger dying in a drive by. “He was good kid” Main stream media = yawn.

  • Tom S.

    *The reports suggests that improving outcomes for young men of color must become a national priority and calls for community, business and school partnerships to provide mentoring and support.

    WRONG! Improving the outcomes for “young men of color” must be a priority for those young men of color, if that doesn’t happen, nothing will work! What these so called “experts” on “African”-Americans fail to see is that it is precisely this sort of coddling of these thugs – oops – “young men of color” by them that has created this situation in the first place. Haven’t we already been doing this “community, business, school partnerships, mentoring and support” thing for decades now? Are blacks better off now than then? Now they want to do MORE of the same? Anyone here on this site could run circles around these ‘race experts’. We also have alot of “census data, academic research and in depth interviews that paints a bleak picture”, but not the kind Harvard would like to look at I’m sure.

    And what the heck is this “College Board Advocacy & Policy Center”? What do THEY do? I’d really like to just walk in there and see for myself, wouldn’t you? And I wonder how much this “center” and this “study” adds to the “diversity is our strength” bill!

  • Anonymous

    “The reports suggests that improving outcomes for young men of color must become a national priority and calls for community, business and school partnerships to provide mentoring and support.”

    A National Priority, huh? So, after decades of “desegregation” and bussing, affirmative action, adjusting test scores, etc., still no progress of that front. Maybe it’s a case of trying to teach pigs to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    How about we make unemployment a National Priority? The out of control national debt? Reliance on foreign energy? Nuclear proliferation? Islamic terrorism? The list of the pending disasters coming our way is long. The underperformance of “young men of color” is NOT a national priority. And what exactly are the causes of this underperformance? Bad schools? We have plenty of those. But we’ve bussed them to the best schools with no noticeable improvement. Culturally skewed performance metrics? We have adjusted those until they are nearly meaningless. There are two reasons only why people don’t make the grade: they can’t or they won’t. Won’t can be fixed. Can’t can’t.

  • ice

    Yes, ways must be found to improve the lot of these non-whites.

    But heaven forbid that somebody might suggest they take responsibility for their own outcomes.

    Amazing. These dregs helped create a “diverse” society and now that it’s falling apart they want to involve everyone in finding a solution.

  • kgb

    with large numbers [of minorities] facing the prospect of unemployment or incarceration

    And large numbers of white victims will be facing the prospect of a new hot air front moving in from media pundits and defenders of the Multicult everywhere…

  • Anonymous

    Mentoring and support? What about tickets to, hmm, Madagascar? Possibly Tasmania or Guadalcanal. These guys don’t have the IQ, the work ethic, the sense of cause-effect, any tool whatsover to get them into the mainstream and make them competitive without an elaborate support system built and staffed by government workiers only a bit more gifted than they are, but paid for by you and me.. And what is the ethical argument for that? Only that it makes liberals feel good about stuff. You know it, I know it, and they know it. Hopeless, and we can’t even DICUSS it, but for rare exceptions like this one.

  • Anonymous

    The fact Hispanics (who are closer to whites or Asian than they are to African Americans) do poorly is proof this is a cultural phenominon and not a biological problem. Or the problem is white racism. I doubt anyone above 100 IQ or paying real attention believes that one. The main culprit must be the black-power and latino-power chip on the shoulder and racial activism. All these problems began as the smart-people convinced us world wide ‘anti-colonialism’ was the real problem and the smart-people got their was every step of the process. But the problems only got worse. No doubt the ‘smart’ and ‘concerned’ people will re-double their efforts anyway, only ‘racists’ will object to them.

    If Asians do have some kind of innate advantage in smarts, on average, they are really making the most of their advantage. The only solution is to blame Asians for all problems in the world and pass more laws against them. Perhaps tie them down at school or at their desks. Don’t give them any paper or books. . Goodness knows blaming whites for all problems hasn’t helped any.

  • Anonymous

    Improving the lives of blacks have “become a national priority” since the 60’s. The wasted money and effort have only brought what this article has pointed out. And they dare come back for more? Soon the whites will become the minority, and want to bet the preaching will still be the same? Except what will be missing will be the money. This country is presently broke. The middle class is disappearing. What will be the same will be the endless black poverty, crime, no schooling, screaming of what the whites did, and fatherless households with siblings by numerous different fathers. Look no further than Africa and Haiti. Money cannot change inferior genes. At the end of the day, it all come down to genes.

  • Mike H.

    How interesting that these statistics seem to correlate so very nicely with IQ divides. I wonder if there’s a connection?

    On a more serious note – I would bet money that the low white rate is due to intelligent whites being pushed out of the way for affirmative action blacks and mestizos. That, unlike the forever present achievement gap, is a situation that we can and should rectify.

  • Anonymous

    As a California native, I am intimately (unfortunately) familiar with ‘Latinos’ – and Asians. I am less familiar with blacks I will concede. That said;

    We are obviously looking at the IQ differential among the races. However, the raw data can still be misleading. For example; it’s often said (accurately) that only 50% of ‘Latinos’ have a high school diploma. However, this number is arrived at by adding recent ‘Latino’ arrivals (like last nights border hoppers) to the US ‘Latino’ total. Hence, the 50% high school graduation rate for ‘Latinos’ reflects the fact that most of the ‘Latinos’ arriving in our country (mostly illegally BTW) are young men in their 20s and 30s without a high school education. It does not mean that 50% of US ‘Latinos’ are dropping out of high school. When high school drop out rates for US born ‘Latinos’ are tabulated, the number is about 15%. Granted that is a little over twice the white drop out rate.

    Thus, data indicating that “16% of Latino men aged 25 to 34 had obtained an associate’s degree or higher” is indicative of the fact that HALF the adult ‘Latino’ population consists of immigrants, most of whom came here in their late teens or as adults and never attended US schools in the first place.

    P.S. I no longer live in my home state of California as the demographics are no longer favorable for whites – especially those who seek to raise a LARGE white family. Also, the US Census data on ‘Non-Hispanic’ whites in California is also misleading as they count Arabs, Turks, Iranians, Armenians, etc as white. Though I don’t harbor hatred for non-whites, I do want to see the white race secure its existence – and a future for white children. And that is the true essence of valuing ‘diversity’ – as so eloquently stated by Dr David Duke.

  • Anonymous

    For decades they’ve been told they are special and that studying is for fools aka ‘acting white’. I never watch spelling bee’s but I did one day and took note that there wasn’t a single black on stage or in the audience. Nearly everyone was white, Indian and Chinese. What can we expect from American blacks were it is more common to grunt and point than to speak proper English.

  • berin

    How come they need ‘mentoring and support’? Can’t they do anything productive without prodding? No, they cannot.

  • Fed Up

    Predictable, to say the least.

  • olewhitelady

    Grouping Asian men in with Native Americans to come up with 3% is pretty lame. Moreoever, most of these Asians are likely from SE Asia or the Pacific. Prison rates for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean people are probably about 0.1%.

  • Shawn (the female)

    When unedumacated, uncivilized sperm donors and brood mares produce offspring, it is a little unrealistic to expect that the offspring would become any more edumacated and civilized than the breeders were. One might say blacks place little importance on skills they don’t need – after all, incarceration, which is so prolific among blacks, is one thing that requires no studying or passing.

  • shaunantijihad

    Is the reason why east Asians do well because of institutionalised Asian privilege? Because if not, maybe it’s because of innate racially based high IQ, and that’s a can of reality worms libtards just don’t want to open.

    How many types of cars do the small nations of Japan and S Korea make?

    How many types of cars does the whole continent of Africa make?

    Must be that “Asian privilege” again…

  • Seek

    The notion that blacks and Hispanics are “falling behind” rests on an assumption that once upon a time they performed at the level of whites, but somehow, no doubt due to “neglect,” they now lag. The reality is that blacks and Hispanics, especially the males, ALWAYS have lagged. What’s new here?

    How long did it take for this L.A. Times affirmative action hire to stumble upon the obvious?

  • john

    This piece can be summarized as follows:

    East Asians are smart, Latinos are not as smart, Blacks are least smart.

  • Anonymous

    Why do these liberals force academics onto people who do not want it? It’s cruel and tiresome. I have known blacks and hispanics who are intelligent enough for higher education. They weren’t AA appointees, but competent academics. I haven’t known that many blacks as such, but there were some. I have known more hispanic, confirming the statistics. One of my professors in college was Mexican. He was not a racist radical, but a competent engineer, and fair to all. (I know that la Raza professors are common, I don’t deny that.) Some students, of all races, simply don’t want to study. If you keep giving them welfare and allow them to act up without consequence, the situation will continue to deteriorate. AA and welfare exacerbates crime and incompetence, as we know. We need zero tolerance. All education and hiring should be based on ability, nothing else. And if some kid with baggy pants wants to yell at the teacher all day (there are even white kids who do that), he should be thrown out of school and given a broom. “If you want to eat, sweep the floors and clean the toilets”.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    US Census, Pacific Islanders and Asians are classed as one

    This is changing, due to certain Asians (Chinese, Koreans, Japanese ) NOT desiring to be lumped with certain categories of S. Asians and PIs who are generally less intelligent and less successful.

    The 2010 census listed the following separate categories for Asians and PIs:

    Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Native Hawiian, Guamanian or Chamorro, Samoan, other PI (write in).

    The state of California, for student demographic purposes, breaks down the Asian/PI sub-category even further and includes the categories above PLUS the following:

    Alaska native, Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, Native Hawiian, Fijian and Tahitian

    It is WHITES who are lumped in with the Middle East and North Africa — any complaints? You are a Hateful Racist!

    As for non-Hispanic White, the latest category used to insult and debase Euro-American Whites, Resisting Defamation writes the following:

    This is an expression of hatred, supremacy, and bullying by the dominant media culture, and an attempt to smother white American diversity and nationality.

    This term is sometimes defended as a US Census term but the haters, supremacists, and bullies who make that claim never use the parallel census terms — non-Hispanic black, non-Hispanic Asian, and non-Hispanic Indian.

    http://goo.gl/Ox5xV

    Bon

  • Harumphty Dumpty

    Biological science will eventually become sufficiently advanced that believing that the races are “equal” will be equivalent to believing today that the earth is flat.

    When that day arrives, today’s quest for equal racial achievement will seem as whimsically ill-guided as was the belief of some early explorers of the North American continent that cities of gold were just around the corner.

  • Blaak Obongo

    ” In the US Census, Pacific Islanders and Asians are classed as one.”

    So what? Orientals, Indians, Pakistanis and a handful of racial subgroups are already lumped together as “Asians.” Since the PCspeak word “Asians” is already meaningless they might just as well toss Polynesians into the pot, too.

  • SS

    What this “report” conveniently leaves out is the FACT that Asians/Indians are literally handed, on a silver platter mind you, college placements.

    White Men on the other hand, must work for every scrap they get PLUS pay for all those supposed “intelligent” Asians/Indians for the leg up they AUTOMATICALLY get JUST BECAUSE they aren’t White Men.

    This “report” also fails to mention the fact that because this Country is becoming Majority Non-White, it is now one of the dumbest and this on top of all those supposed “intelligent” Asians we supposedly needed so desperately because they’re just so much smarter than “We” are….

    By the way, memorizing and comprehending are two very different things.

    p.s. It’s pretty easy to see when you look around and see no contributions from the Asian/Indian aliens outside of depressed wages, trash, crime, Third World languages, Third World traditions and Third World “religions”. Oh, and the fact that just about everything in America has been so dumbed down, it’s outright criminal. I don’t need that sort of “intelligence”.

  • Anonymous

    It’s like every time the compass points north, and it seems we might be getting close to truetopia, some little sadist twists the dial until it points west/south/east.

    First, I don’t know why anyone wastes time on an Associates or Bachelors. The very ubiquity of these degrees has lowered their value to the equivalent of a GED/HSD.

    Second, let’s be honest, if you want to do well in College, not scrape along by your fingernails but _succeed_ in a way that lets you learn concepts and not rote material, you NEED a 115 IQ and a 3.7 or better GPA as proof of fluid intelligence and lasting commitment to some pretty hard study regimes.

    And not everyone has that, even among whites. If blacks and hispanics want to go to College, fine. But why can’t we just administer tests and focus primary education curriculum towards those students who have the real potential to make use of a degree? We should be able to identify that population group by no later than 4th Grade.

    Third, with all of our industry outsourced and the economy in turmoil because we are not introducing enough basic laborers to society that we have to import ethnic wage slaves, it seems that the emphasis is off. Either we need to become a major player in heavy industry and high tech so that advanced degrees come down to more than ‘community organizing’. Or we need to reevaluate where our population is being unreasonably directed towards in a society that increasingly doesn’t need advanced skill sets but basic Joe The Plumber ones.

    Fourth, why assume that this is ‘abnormal behavior’, simply because it doesn’t match a white norm? Are you honestly admitting that to enjoy white privilege requires you to be white in terms of social behavior and intelligence? We don’t assume that 56% of Whites are failing to achieve college degrees, compared to Asians… Why won’t anyone publish racial correlations for other ethnic groups and specifically those ‘in the home country’ like Mexico?

    Finally, does NO ONE see what we are doing here in terms, not of fixing the problem but creating a caste` system?

    Asians on top.

    Whites as middle management.

    Non-Asian ‘People Of Color’ at the very bottom.

    What I wonder is whether men like Bloomberg with his ‘Suicide or Superpower’ propaganda campaign really believe what they say. Because if you expect to functionally sustain an advanced society, you cannot paste on a new sticker, rendering group X as Americans, and not expect genetic as ‘cultural’ norms to change with the new label. There is no universal cog identity as replacement population program.

    The obvious proof of this is the home nation economic status itself. If Mexico COULD BE America, don’t you think they would be?!? If black Africa (averaging

  • Anonymous

    What struck me is the low white rate. I’m embarrassed of that figure. Whites are becoming more like blacks socially and it shows in declining achievement. Asians just walk in and take over. Emotionalism cancels IQ points quickly. Whites better find some discipline themselves or soon, the IQ myth will be simply that, a myth.

  • ProudtobeWhite

    I am shocked…shocked, I tell you!

    I was certain that the untold billions of our tax money that went to No Child Left Behind programs, midnight basketball, curriculum-dumbing-down, manipulated grades, and hiring of minority teachers would produce legions of young African-American scholars…

    What went wrong? Perhaps more money needs to be thrown at the problem….

    Or not.

  • Jefferson

    “The fact Hispanics (who are closer to whites or Asian than they are to African Americans) do poorly is proof this is a cultural phenominon and not a biological problem.”

    So Hispanics like Celia Cruz, Sammy Sosa, America Ferrera, and George Lopez look closer to Whites ?

  • Anonymous

    How low are we going to set the bar? As it is now it’s about a foot off the ground. It’s time EVERYONE rises or falls on their own merits. If we dumb down our schools any further, they will be passing out coloring books in math and science classes.

  • ^Morton^

    I taught school for 28 years I always considered myself open minded, fair and not a racist, but my fourth year as a teacher was in a school predominantly black and it was a year of fear and hell on Earth. Then my final year as a teacher I taught in a school that was 45 percent black and I can tell you this!

    Little has change, and in fact it was much worse. The young blacks I was forced to be around were out of control. All anyone would have to do is watch a secret camera video recording in one of these rooms and you would think you were in some third world country. The girls were worse than the boys BUT the mothers took the cake (no dads ever showed up).

  • BLACK HAT

    This, as we all know, is the result of racism and the legacy of slavery. When one finds disparate results between different race, the reason must be racism, since there are no differences between races (except that Blacks are better at basketball than white, Asian and Jewish men).

    Affirmative Action is the answer. If it appears that Affirmative Action is NOT closing the gap between privileged white students and African-American students that are denied opportunity, then we need to do a BETTER job of Affirmative Action.

    We need more out-reach, better testing, more tutors, better test preparation, free breakfast, free lunch, free diner, scholarships, enhanced remedial reading/math/language/ and perhaps teachers qualified in Ebonics so they can relate to the oppressive nature of the American culture on hard working deserving African American males.

  • BLACK HAT

    This, as we all know, is the result of racism and the legacy of slavery. When one finds disparate results between different race, the reason must be racism, since there are no differences between races (except that Blacks are better at basketball than white, Asian and Jewish men).

    Affirmative Action is the answer. If it appears that Affirmative Action is NOT closing the gap between privileged white students and African-American students that are denied opportunity, then we need to do a BETTER job of Affirmative Action.

    We need more out-reach, better testing, more tutors, better test preparation, free breakfast, free lunch, free diner, scholarships, enhanced remedial reading/math/language/ and perhaps teachers qualified in Ebonics so they can relate to the oppressive nature of the American culture on hard working deserving African American males.

  • BLACK HAT

    When some organization addresses the lack of white basket ball players, then I will pay attention.

    I cheered for the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA championship when I saw they let 3 white guys play. Since the ENTIRE Miami Heat team was Black, I knew Miami hated white people.

    I will not support a racist NBA team.

  • BLACK HAT

    When some organization addresses the lack of white basket ball players, then I will pay attention.

    I cheered for the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA championship when I saw they let 3 white guys play. Since the ENTIRE Miami Heat team was Black, I knew Miami hated white people.

    I will not support a racist NBA team.

  • Luke

    Makes no difference, really, whether or not ‘young black men’ are graduating and getting college degrees.

    Heck, these black guys will simply sit back, wait for the parade of self-hating, self-loathing, not very bright, but really anti-white and MTV brainwashed young white female college grads to eagerly request an ‘interview’ ( which will likely include invasive acupuncture and the AIDS virus ) to be their girlfriend and then, the black guys will simply put her to work and live off of her salary. Oh, and if the mulatto offspring he produces gets too expensive for the salary she makes, he’ll just sign up for welfare and every social entitlement program under the sun and make the white middle class male pay for his mulatto offspring.

    So, what’s the big deal here?

  • Ned

    Having been in management for many years I can tell you this.

    Asians have a higher work ethic and are detail oriented people.

    Asians are not very creative but they can and do follow directions at a very high level but they are not imaginative.

    Most Asian accomplishment is just hijacked from the Good Ole USA.

  • Anonymous

    Take away the AA crutch, and the Blacks will improve their lot in life. AA is keeping Blacks/Mexicans from competing with everyone else, so, it makes sense. Why compete if you don’t have to?

    They won’t do any better until you take the training wheels off. That won’t happen though because the government is afraid of them.

  • True Blue

    “And the reason Asians minorities do so well is because..well, it’s because …uh..uh..actually. Well, the liberals haven’t come up with a good slogan and chant for that one yet but give them some time and they will.”

    They will say that Asians are ‘racially privileged’ or that results are ‘culturally biased’ toward Asians because they ‘act white’ -study hard and take their education seriously.

  • ^BORIS^

    NO, NO, NO, this can not be true, how is it possible for the blacks who gave us, peanut butter, space travel, open heart surgery, television and many other wonderful inventions ACCORDING TO WHAT THEY ARE TEACHING KIDS IN SCHOOL TODAY

    be falling behind? Is it even possible? These former Kings and Queens who have turned Africa into what it is today must be exceptional or why else would there be a month devoted to them (black history month) and why would McDonalds have a website devoted strictly to honor black accomplishment (black365.com)?

    No I think there are errors in this story Racist Errors?

  • Anonymous

    52 — BLACK HAT wrote at 4:36 PM on June 22:

    “When some organization addresses the lack of white basket ball players, then I will pay attention.

    I cheered for the Dallas Mavericks to win the NBA championship when I saw they let 3 white guys play. Since the ENTIRE Miami Heat team was Black, I knew Miami hated white people.

    I will not support a racist NBA team.”

    The entire NBA is an anti-white racial propaganda machine. When I see it, on news reports, all I see are throngs of whites in the stands, falling all over themselves cheering for blacks, worshiping them.