Black Boys See Bleak Future at School

Jill Tucker, San Francisco Chronicle, December 3, 2012

By kindergarten, 1 out of 4 African American boys in California is convinced he will fail in school, a self-fulfilling prophecy driven in part by poverty and trauma, according to the results of a legislative inquiry.

The Assembly select committee investigation on the status of boys and men of color also found that the boys are increasingly putting a strain on the state’s economic health. The findings were drawn from several community hearings, expert testimony and the input of hundreds of other stakeholders over 18 months.

The final report, scheduled for public release this week, identified education, health and employment as among the most significant areas of concern, and offered recommendations, including where to focus resources and policymakers’ attention.

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The report’s findings included broad summaries of how men and boys of color, especially African American and Latino males, fare in California.

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“Where you live, to a large extent, determines whether you are exposed to hazardous pollutants and unhealthy food; whether you attend a good school or land a decent job with a livable wage; and whether you are likely to go to jail or die relatively young,” according to the report.

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Currently, about 70 percent of California males under age 25 are of an ethnicity other than white, yet too many of those boys of color are failing in school and are off track to succeed in the workforce.

For example, by fourth grade, about 60 percent of black and Latino children score below proficient on reading tests, and by eighth grade, about 1 in 4 are chronically absent.

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Recommendations included expanding educational programs that reduce suspensions and expulsions and increase access to college and career preparation.

The report cited Oakland Unified as an example of a district that is already implementing many of the recommendations, including full-service schools with health centers, discipline policies that keep students in school and programs to support at-risk youth.

For example, the district has an Office of African-American Male Achievement, which supports manhood development classes at middle and high schools and other programs for black males.

The manhood classes offer black male students positive African American male role models who encourage the young men to focus on their education and future and offer a curriculum that includes everything from how to tie a tie to an analysis of historical black figures.

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The report noted that 1 in 6 black males between 15 and 25 were out of school, out of work or incarcerated.

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  • john

    In traditional African societeies,the male does little or NO work. Work is for women.Black males are very low in intelligence,and have no appetite for klearning. The reward centers in their brauins are not equipped for rewarding learning. They long to dance,to move in rhythm, to play and of course to have sex.

    • SC_Teacher

      This is a paragraph about 7th grade black males I had in my class in SC. Sort of ties in with what you said in your comment.

      “Some of the black males had a ritual upon entering my classroom. They would stand directly in front of me, just inches away, and began rapping. In addition to the rapping they were gyrating, jumping up and down, and flashing gang signs with their fingers. I could not understand a word they were saying because they always dropped the last syllable from their words, for example, “walked” became “wa”. It is impossible to describe the beat, but it was like a steam locomotive with a hissing and chugging noise thrown in. I would, of course, eventually ask the student to return to his seat and begin the warm-up activity that was assigned each day. I would sometimes get a comment from one of the other students such as “Sit down nig, that wha (white) man don’t care ’bout you. I had no idea what the purpose of rapping to a teacher was at that time and still don’t to this day.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

        It’s as with any other animal. He was trying to assert his dominance or, at least, to assure you that you weren’t dominating him.

  • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

    I read the source and there’s no mention of parents, mother, father, or what they learn at home before they entered school..

    If a kindergartner believes he’s a failure at age five, where did he learn this? In kindergarten?

    • WHITE DAWN

      He learned it from his racissst White teacher.

      • pcmustgo

        No, he heard it from his perenially Angry single Black mother and aunts who tells him “black men ain’t sh—t”, refusing to take responsibility for the fact she didn’t use the birth control that night either…. in fact, she though it was “cute” to have an out of wedlock kid at age 18.

        • MekongDelta69

          in fact, she though it was “cute” to have an out of wedlock kid at age 18.

          One slight correction, if I may:

          in fact, she though it was “cute” to have an out of wedlock kid at age 15.

        • Joseph

          You mean “grandkid” at 18.

    • prettycelticwarrior

      exactly, where are the parents or parent. The fact that 75% Black teens are having illegitimate babies and going on welfare is an issue. They start at 14-15years old and by 20 many have 3-4 kids with different “fathers” and living on the system aka the white mans tax dollars. The “fathers” don’t seem to stay with these females and continue on in their studly ways impregnating other willing black teens. The illegitimates are usually passed around to different family members or raised by a faithful g-ma.

      The breakdown in the black family and teen pregnancy is an issue, but they will never hold them accountable.

      I’m tired of supporting all of this Shite!

      • i am

        “The fact that 75% Black teens are having illegitimate babies and going on welfare is an issue.”

        When you look at it that way, it isn’t really failure. 1 in 4 think they will fail which is 25%. So if 75% are on welfare, and 25% think they will fail, than it is obvious that being a failure to a black person is NOT getting welfare. When you really think about it, getting free handouts for life can be considered succeeding. People who have to work to support those successful welfare recipients are failures.

    • Katherine McChesney

      From his loud-mouthed, controlling, insulting, morbidly obese mother…you know, the kind that can’t keep her man around for treating him only like he’s a sperm donor. I read recently that black churches don’t attract men because they’re run by women. On the other hand, Nation of Islam attracts men because the women are only allowed to be passive and not in control.

    • Yorkshireman.

      Absolutely right. I bet there were no books at home, so no one to read to them and discuss everything. By five, every child should know how to read, write and do basic mathematics, and that folks, is the foundation of White education and so onto why we should be running the country, be it USA or my beloved UK.

  • dfitzp1011

    At that age blacks are hopelessly optimistic! One in 4 not graduating, the black coonunity would love those odds

  • i am

    “By kindergarten, 1 out of 4 African American boys in California is
    convinced he will fail in school, a self-fulfilling prophecy driven in
    part by poverty and trauma, according to the results of a
    legislative inquiry.”

    My god. These poooooooor black children. Whites must now work even harder to make these children more comfortable, and end the trauma, so that they can succeed in this raciss society.

    Pity, pity, pity, and yet more pity. Then a few excuses and more pity. That’s the recipe for making black equality soup.

    • WHITE DAWN

      Then flunk 1 in 4 whites.
      There, Equality.

      • So CAL Snowman

        They tried that, but the problem was that most of the White students were more intelligent than the teachers or school staff.

        • ed91

          So they’ll need to tear down the culture even more to help more “stupid and trashy” whites to emerge from the squalor.

  • You Are Now Enriched

    Some of these would probably make fair tradesmen if steered in the right direction, but education in “equal outcomes” is too enriching for the elites for that.

    • [email protected]

      Not so. Many/most blacks don’t fit into the trades. They have zero sticktoitiveness and aren’t dependable people. I have no idea where the idea started that being a working man was any less demanding than White collar work? But I assure everyone, that’s not the case. Also, I remember years ago when the Affirmative Action business started, most White collar people thought AA was fine for the trades. They thought incorrectly that the trades were all about brawn and no intellect. Well, as things turned out those lofty White collar workers were in for a bit of a surprise as it turns out?

    • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

      I was listening to a local black talk show. The host complains all the time that when he drives around the city, he doesn’t see any blacks working on construction projects.

      He invited a black man who ran a program to teach blacks construction trades. The guy told him that while he may get 15 to 20 black men to sign up for the program, he’s lucky if 2 or 3 finish the course.

      Even when you give them the opportunity to better themselves, few blacks seem to take advantage of such programs.

      • George White

        My take on this is different. Used to be HUGE numbers of blacks worked in construction, until the illegals took away the work, sending blacks into welfare dependency.

        • [email protected]

          Sir, I wouldn’t say there were ever “HUGE” numbers of blacks in the trades. There were more than now, but never huge numbers. You understand that such work has to actually get done. That would of course always limit their involvement. Where you see most of them are on govt. jobs where the contracts have it written in that there must be quotas. But even govt. people understand the work has to actually get done. That’s the difference in work that actually has to show a tangible end result as opposed to govt jobs where work or the lack of work is hard to see.

          • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

            I would add that this same black radio host talked about hiring a black contractor with black workers to do work on his home. He made the comment that ‘you have to watch these guys every minute’.

            It seemed as soon as he was out of view, they slacked off or did shoddy work.

          • IstvanIN

            Do away with welfare and immigration and you would have more blacks in construction, maybe not the skilled trades, who wants a black plumber or electrician, but certainly as laborers.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        I took evening welding classes at PPCC in 2008 and 2009 because I wanted to learn the skill. The only black gal in my class worked her butt off while her boyfriend sat at home, drank, smoked marijuana, and pestered her – while he was messed up – on her mobile phone to return home early so he could screw her. TIG welding aluminum is difficult enough without dealing with a heap of poop from home.

      • StillModerated

        I was talking recently to a client about Lincoln Tech’s Air Conditioning school. He asked for the top 3 to come in for interviews. The first one wore a prison jumpsuit, the second one asked,”How much dis muhfuggin’ job pay?” The third was not even considered.

  • Tim

    By FIFTH grade I was convinced that 3 out of 4 will fail!! Funny that…

  • MekongDelta69

    “The manhood classes offer black male students positive African American male role models.”

    My printed response after reading the above:
    Boy, we got beat when I went to school. We never had ‘manhood classes.’

    Number of ‘positive’ black males role models…
    .
    .
    .
    Hmm – let me think about this for a while.

    What I was thinking after reading the above:
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Katherine McChesney

      Thomas Sowell is a good black male role model.

      • IstvanIN

        Reading comprehension skills are required to admire him. Oh, and only white folks have heard of him.

      • George White

        Thomas Sowell is one of the smartest guys in the room, but black people don’t even know who he is.

        • StillModerated

          And the ones who do know him call him “backward” and Uncle Tom. Walter Williams is pretty bright, too.

        • Skincognito

          I’ve come across instructors (White and Arab) who won’t allow undergrads to cite Dr. Sowell.

      • ed91

        Maybe, if he was white you’d hear little about him.

      • Johnny Clay

        Thomas Sowell is who black men should aspire to be like.

    • Strider73

      They had Javon Belcher all lined up as one of those role models, but for some reason he failed to show up for the class.

  • http://twitter.com/baldowl baldowl

    In my personal public school experience, I’d say that a quarter of the blacks in any given school year were doing nothing but disrupting the experience and education of all the other students.

    • StillModerated

      There was a good reason for segregation. It needs to be brought back: boys from girls, and dummies from learners. Oh yes, and the same thing in black schools where they can get special indoctrination in “manhood development.”

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    I thought there was no such thing as a black “boy.”

    By kindergarten, 1 out of 4 African American boys in California is
    convinced he will fail in school, a self-fulfilling prophecy driven in
    part by poverty and trauma, according to the results of a
    legislative inquiry.

    You mean there are four kindergarten age young black men in California’s kindergartens left? I would think KG in CA would be 100% Hispanic by now.

    The manhood classes offer black male students positive African American
    male role models who encourage the young men to focus on their education
    and future and offer a curriculum that includes everything from how to
    tie a tie to an analysis of historical black figures.

    White boys don’t get manhood classes. Oh no.

    Remember the AR story from Sweden last week about factoring out gender and sex classifications as much as possible? Well, here’s an example — Once Swedish schools get enough blacks, they’ll find a way to extol the masculine “virtues” of blacks yet denying positive gender identity to white boys.

    • i am

      “White boys don’t get manhood classes. Oh no.”

      They get sissified “feeling” classes like; “How do you feel being a racist?”; “How do you feel being the cause of the worlds problems?”; and “How do your feel knowing you are lower than the dirt on the bottom of a Muslims shoe?”

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        Or their sports programs in school are swapped out for yoga. Not kidding.

      • ed91

        So many of the white mothers will not even let their sons think about fighting back or protecting themselves. I was seeing some of that 50 yrs ago. Fortunately, my parents didn’t care one way or the other. So I learned on the street and in the back yards.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          I always did my fighting immediately, whomever was watching, usually with three feet of heavy chain. I was a skinny boy and reached my full height late, but I ran myself all fresh out of bullies that way. Once when I didn’t have my chain handy, I put a pencil through a bully’s forearm and out the other side. Mrs. Hunter, the art teacher said “I’m not here to protect you,” when I complained, so I walked back to the table and stabbed the other kid. He screamed like a scalded cat and ran to Mrs. Hunter. I said that I had more pencils and the next one was going into Shawn’s neck if he ever touched me again. I have no idea whether Mrs. Hunter changed her policy about bullying in her classroom, but Shawn certainly believed me.

          Do you know that feeling you get when your arms and legs go cold, you feel like you’d swallowed too much ice water, and you have to pee really badly? When I get that, it doesn’t make me want to run away. It makes me want to kill.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “Where you live, to a large extent, determines whether you are exposed
    to hazardous pollutants and unhealthy food; whether you attend a good
    school or land a decent job with a livable wage; and whether you are
    likely to go to jail or die relatively young,” according to the report.”

    Ah yes the classic liberal excuses of “bad schools” and “no good jobs.” Of course they never EVER would think to look at the demographic makeup of “good” schools” Vs. “bad” schools. It’s funny because LA used to be 90%+ White and had the BEST public schools in the nation. Now LA schools are 90%+ mexican/hispanic and are among the worst schools in the nation. So I guess in a weird way the liberals are right. If you are White and live and go to school in a White dominant area, the chances are that the schools will produce good students and test results. If you are brown/black and live and go to school in a brown/black dominant area, the schools will produce outcomes equal to brown/black abilities. Schools are just brick and mortar, pencils and paper. It’s the students who determine the success of the school, NOT the other way around. It’s the same way with a Nation. The liberals think that the USA makes a superior human being, but in reality it’s the PEOPLE that make the Nation. Ergo you replace first world Whites with third world mexicans you no longer have the USA.

    • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

      The list of causes for black failure is long. Everything from segregated schools to access to free lunches to lead in the paint in older schools.

      If no one wants to discuss genetics and IQ, at least they should be concerned about their home and family.

      • Yorkshireman.

        Actually, it’s not that long,. They are black, hence, hailing from the continent of Africa, they are relegated in their DNA to that particular habitat and the basic hunter-gatherer instinct. Grab what you can, from wherever, then run away with the booty. Just don’t get caught.

  • razorrare

    Who cares!…about the only people writing & reading these articles of sentimentalism for blacks are White people…i didnt give a darn 50 years ago and i still dont give a darn.I sincerely hope the San Francisco Chronicle goes bankrupt.

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    I’m willing to chip in for a deal. They give up U.S. citizenship and we give them an all-expense paid one-way trip to Africa, along with a modest stipend for a few years afterward.

    • The__Bobster

      The ones we sent to Liberia are now flooding back in to live with eeeevil YT. For some reason, the one-way tickets didn’t work.

      • IstvanIN

        “our” government let them back in.

      • C_C_Conrad

        A one way ticket is not made of paper.

        …………
        Jack’s War

  • Ulick

    A kindergartner idn’t forward looking enough to think they’ll fail somewhere along the way over the next dozen years. Obviously, these black boys have been told time-and-time again by their mom, relatives, reverends, and so on that they cannot make it in this racist white society.

  • IstvanIN

    By kindergarten, 1 out of 4 African American boys in California is convinced he will fail in school

    Blacks usually don’t have that much foresight. This is progress!

  • Bill

    Seems like those black boys are optimistic. Only 1 in 4 fail? More like 50% of those who stay IN school for K-12, with 30 to 50% dropping out by the time they are old enough to get picked up by a gang.

  • C_C_Conrad

    This also demonstrates that 1 out of 4 black kindergarten children are smarter than the liberals that create these programs. I wonder why the liberals cannot notice that they do not have to create these programs for white & Asians? I have spoken to a few teachers in this area and they say that many blacks of this age aren’t even “house broken.” They even have to teach them how to use the bathroom.
    …………
    Jack’s War.

  • Howard W. Campbell

    You could probably find similar numbers in places where large numbers of blacks are employed in AA (government) jobs and have middle class incomes. Might this be the case in PG county, Maryland?

  • RisingReich

    Only 1 out of 4? The other 3 are lying to themselves.

  • JohnEngelman

    The realization that they are too stupid to succeed is one of the few things they are capable of understanding.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rusty-Shackelford/1434757800 Rusty Shackelford

      That would require a level of self instrospection that we don’t typically see with blacks. It’s more likely that they’ve been told somebody else will oppress them and prevent them from succeeding because they are black.

    • ed91

      There’s probably a dull awareness that they’re in the wrong place………..

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Not many of them understand that. All the “self-esteem” that has been hyped into their psyches have lots of them convinced they’re qualified to be brain surgeons, nuclear physicists and aerospace engineers, and that it’s always some racist’s fault when those expectations don’t work out.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    What is this constant use of “men and boys of color” in this article? Gag reflex kicking in here. Is this the new “PC speak” term for blacks? Has “African American” been relegated to the dustbin of history of terms that have been rendered obsolete because of the acquisition of negative connotations?

    “Where you live, to a large extent, determines whether you are exposed to hazardous pollutants and unhealthy food; whether you attend a good school or land a decent job with a livable wage; and whether you are likely to go to jail or die relatively young,” according to the report.

    Perhaps they have that backwards. Perhaps these traits of a community are the result of who lives there!

    Recommendations included expanding educational programs that reduce suspensions and expulsions and increase access to college and career preparation.

    And why do they think these uplift programs will help when the past 50 years of uplift programs have obviously failed utterly?

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Because the dumb-o-crats always double-down on their proven failures.

    • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

      Every few years, they have to change the term for blacks because the current one gains the same baggage and connotations as the previous old term. So they have to keep updating the term.

      The problem is that although the name changes, the behavior doesn’t so the new term quickly picks up the same ‘racist’ connotations as all the ones before.

  • Ni123

    Gucci Little Piggy shared the link: SAT is racist!

    http://diverseeducation.com/article/49830

    I’ve tried to ask Dr. Rogers to explain how math can be racist. My comment is still awaiting moderation.

  • StillModerated

    By kindergarten, 1 out of 4 African American boys in California is convinced he will fail in school …
    This should sound the death knell for No Child Left Behind.

  • dhs

    It’s not just the “black boys” who see a bleak future. What about the bleak futures of newly minted social engineers leaving places of higher learning with BS & MS’s and massive student loans to repay? They need employment, and employments that they handle are government jobs promoting less bleak futures for minority males.

  • dhs

    It’s not just the “black boys” who see a bleak future. What about the bleak futures of newly minted social engineers leaving places of higher learning with BS & MS’s and massive student loans to repay? They need employment, and employments that they handle are government jobs promoting less bleak futures for minority males.

  • Exoplanet Finder

    How about a ‘White Manhood Development’ class? Then you might get the quorum needed to build an electric wall along the Mexican border with the technology already employed to keep prisoners inside their prisons. After that, a graduate class, absolvent of the ‘White Manhood Development’ curriculum, could take hold of the bad Californian elements and segregate them in neighborhoods and amplified prisons until they learned not to destroy the American way of life in one of its great states. At some point, now or then, we will be called upon.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Aww, boo, hoo, hoo! There is still a reason for the Africans to stay in school: lots of smaller kids for them to beat up.

  • John

    The real question that the article conveniently dodges is, “Why are Black children forced into a White education system in which they are doomed to fail due to lower intelligence?”

    Blacks “students” are forced to participate in a White education system that relatively few Blacks have ever truly mastered.

    Whites students are forced to participate in the same education system where the cirricuulm is diluted down in a futile effort to accomodate Blacks and Browns, who still fail.

    White adults are forced, literally at gunpoint, to finance the entire disaster known as the U.S. Department of Education.

    For anyone who believes that I am being melodramatic or wreckless with a comment like “forced at gunpoint”, consider what would happen if you refused to pay your taxes. How fast would state agents with guns come to your home and arrest you? You damned well are “forced at gunpoint” to finance everything that we detest from desegregation, to the education disaster, to payments to the world’s central banks, to our own dispossession. You do not have a legitimate say in the matter. You simply must pay or go to prison, escorted there by agents with guns who are employeed by the owners of the world’s central banks.

    We do not live in freedom. We toil under tyranny, my friends. Those are the facts. Why pretend otherwise? Say it for what it is.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    How can a five year old make abstract observations about their future? I call BS. The tactic here is to paint Black failure as some foregone conclusion so it can be blamed on the “institutions” of racism.

    • Strider73

      I second the BS call. The next kindergartener to have a single thought about life after high school will be the first. No one that young has that kind of time horizon. Which makes the notion that black kindergarteners would do so all the more ludicrous, when even adult blacks (with few exceptions) don’t think more than a few hours ahead.

    • Webfacts

      Thanks for pointing out what should have been the top comment. These “researchers” like all big government workers, have an agenda and live the saying “figures lie and liars figure” with every breath.

  • Dee

    My God, just take the “colored” males away from their mothers at birth and give them to White families. It would be much cheaper than all this B.S.

    • http://www.newnation.org/ sbuffalonative

      Just yesterday on another story about black failure and theories to help blacks I said I was waiting for the day when every white person would be assigned a black child to teach and mentor. Of course, when THAT failed, it would be said that white people were racists and couldn’t identify with the cultural needs of blacks.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      White families almost never want them. A childless white couple will pay $30 grand to adopt a Chinese kid, but won’t take a black crack baby for free. Only the loopy Hollyweirdo set do that when they decide they need a trendy fashion accessory the way Madonna did.

  • NM156

    It’s not a self-fulfilling insight; it’s self-knowledge.

  • http://thewhitechrist.wordpress.com/ Fr. John+

    Clearly, I am missing something here. Why not just say, “By kindergarten, 1 out of 4 African American boys in California is convinced he will fail in school, a self-fulfilling prophecy”- then let’s not LET THEM GO TO SCHOOL, and waste the taxpayer’s money.

    After all, SOMEONE has to do the ‘jobs [White] Americans won’t do- and isn’t it better to be a street sweeper in America, than a king over in Africa? At least that’s how many Africans look at it….

  • IKantunderstand

    It is so sad that the pilgrims and other Whites who settled America did not keep intact all the social programs that the Native Americans had in place, for poor Indians. What non -caring heathens we were. Yeah. Right. Lincoln wanted to get rid of the slaves. Lots of people wanted to get rid of the slaves. (By that, I mean sending them to other countriies and or back to Africa). Unfortunately, for us, they did not insist on sending them back! Truth be told, the freed slaves of America, did not want to go back to Africa. Very few Africans took advantage of going to Liberia (which was purchased by the U.S.) Even though they were provided with a substantial amount of money. It is really time we Whites stop feeling guilty about the Blacks in this country. They had a chance to return to their native lands, paid for by the U.S. government. They could have gone to Liberia, they refused. What does that tell you? They knew, in their heart of hearts, life would always be better among White People. Hey, Negroes, why don’t you finally come out and admit, you prefer to live amongst Whites. Your ancestors, the put upon slaves, elected to stay in White Racist America instead of returning to Africa with loads of money.And only we, American Whites, who had nothing to do with slavery, are now compelled to pay forever. Or, as long as the United States of America exists, which, quite frankly, may not be that much longer. If anything, we need to reiterate “The Declaration of Independence”.

  • fresno

    only 1 in 4? sounds way low. lowering expectations at a young age is a planned ritual that allows the bar to be lowered intentionally so you wont have to struggle to achieve early on unless its for pro sports of course.

  • JuneSondra65

    Even the ones who make it through high school are having illegitimate babies. Here in Alabama a couple of years ago at one high school in the Black Belt (a string of rural counties with overwhelming percentages of blacks), EVERY graduating girl (except one in a wheelchair) was already a single mother. They were all on welfare, WIC, food stamps, ADC, etc. And every one of them had a car, iPhone, etc, etc. A local DHR (welfare office).employee also told me that almost all the babies would end up in foster care or raised by grandparents.

    This was in a county that went 85% for Obama in both elections and repeatedly elected Earl Hilliard to Congress. Hilliard is an anti-semite, semi-literate corrupt thug who took money from Khaddafi and visited Libya secretly. In an adjacent county the local black political “boss” would physically bar whites from voting in the Democratic primaries because he claimed they weren’t voting “right.” In another adjacent county the local civil rights “leader” is a convicted sex offender who was caught stuffing hundreds of fraudulent ballots in the post office the night before the deadline for absentee voting. Although in his fifties, he was convicted of having sex with an underage girl in his care. During the trial he defended himself by declaring “that girl wasn’t no virgin!”.

    WELCOME TO OBAMA’S AMERICA!.

  • WardKendall

    Black children would have more to look forward to if our school system taught hands-on training for fast food jobs. Then they could “Be All They Can Be”.

    A side course could also be taught in Prison Adjustment, just in case the fast food training doesn’t lead to employment.

  • ageofknowledge

    How? California has the easiest public education curriculum in the nation today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jkm.jm.7 Jkm Jm

    Yeh, increase “access” (hate that word) to college for boys who can’t read and skip school. Sure, that’ll help.

  • Joseph

    Well, at least these 25% of the black kids have a more realistic view of the future than 99.9% of the edutocracy picking my pocket.

  • Ben

    Maybe they need a white southern drill Sargent, to take them and train them in the basics of proper human behavior.

  • http://popeyes.com/ Harland_Sanderz

    In the next study, the libtarded Californian Ass-embly will gloss over and completely ignore that human students that go to school with bl*ck boys (or girls) live a nightmare in the here and now within an environment in which they are, by law, promised safety. In reality, teachers and administrators make it clear to bl*ck students that, whiley they are not to be touched, they are allowed open season on everyone else. Reinstate segregation for the sake of the nation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Duckworth-Ann/1396599554 Duckworth Ann

    While my theory is deep, I feel its use and application is very important. We need to see the Black and Hispanic Male crisis as a general Male Crisis. This is the only way to understand the Male Crisis correctly and “to get help for this crisis from the general community”. Males are falling behind academically even in middle class, two parent families and in all countries, so this is not a minority problem.

    We need to see more correctly how differential treatment is creating large differences in academics that increases we go down the socioeconomic ladder and with more time in that environment. Until we begin looking at differential treatment from an early age and show just how our individual environments create different mental/emotional/social conditioning; how average stress is made up of layers of mental frictions that take up real mental energy, and how differential treatment creates real advantages for girls today, we will
    continue to be at a loss to explain the growing Male Crisis. Please do not buy into the genetic models, for they will only make it much worse for Male students.

    The problem is more complex than school curriculum or boy chemistry. The problem involves two entirely different treatments of Males and Females beginning as early as one year of age and increases in differential treatment through adulthood. This is creating the growing Male Crisis in the information age. The belief Males should be strong allows more aggressive treatment of Males beginning as early as one year. This is coupled with much
    “less” kind, stable, verbal interaction and less mental/emotional/social support, knowledge, and skills for fear of coddling. This increases over time and continued by society from peers and teachers to others in society. This creates more social/emotional distance from parents and other authority figures who have knowledge; higher average stress that hurts learning and motivation to learn; more activity due to need for stress relief; more defensiveness and wariness of others further hindering emotional and social growth; and higher muscle tension (creating more pressure on pencil and tighter grip) that hurts writing and motivation to write. It creates much lag in development creating a learned sense of helplessness in school. This differential treatment continues on through adulthood, almost fixing many Males onto roads of failure and more escape into more short-term areas of enjoyment. Also the giving of love based on achievement that many Males thus falling behind academics then turns their attention toward video games and sports, risk taking to receive small measures of love/honor not received in the classroom.

    Since girls by differential treatment are given more positive, continual, and close mental/emotional/social/ support verbal interaction and care from an early age onward this creates quite the opposite outcome for girls compared with boys. The lower the socioeconomic bracket and time in that bracket the more amplified the differential treatment from a young age and increased in more differentiation over time. There is more accepted reliance on strength along with more allowed aggressive treatment for Males, yet there remains for the girls, much more kind, stable, verbal interaction. My learning theory will go
    to all on request or can be read from site.