Minority Student Needs

Walter Williams, CNS News, April 4, 2013

Professor Craig Frisby is on the faculty of University of Missouri’s Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology. His most recent book is “Meeting the Psychoeducational Needs of Minority Students.”

It’s a 662-page textbook covering a range of topics from multiculturalism and home and family influences to student testing and school discipline. {snip}

Quack multiculturalism is the name Frisby gives to the vision of multiculturalism that promotes the falsehoods and distortions that dominate today’s college agenda, sold under various names such as “valuing diversity,” “being sensitive to cultural differences” and “cultural competence.”

He identifies different brands of multiculturalism such as boutique, Kumbayah, light-and-fluffy, and bean-counting multiculturalism. Insider language used to promote multiculturalism includes terms such as “practice tolerance,” “celebrate diversity,” “equity with excellence” and “differences are not deficits.” {snip}

Multiculturalism teaches that one set of cultural values is equal to another. That means if black students talk, dress and comport themselves in a certain way, to criticize them is merely cultural imperialism. {snip}

All of this boils down to teaching undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in the fields of psychology and education to be non-critical and feel sympathy for blacks and other minorities. I might add that such sympathy doesn’t extend to Japanese, Chinese and Jews, who are even more of a minority.

Frisby gives many examples of multicultural lunacy. One particularly egregious one was the 12th annual White Privilege Conference (WPC) held in 2011 in Minneapolis, Minn., and sponsored by the University of Colorado’s Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity. The WPC is “built on the premise that the U.S. was started by white people, for white people.” Among the 150 workshops offered during the conference were “Making Your School or Classroom a Force for Eliminating Racism,” “Helping Non-White Students Survive Academia — The Pinnacle of White Dominance” and “Uprooting Christian Hegemony.” {snip}

Frisby turns his attention to school discipline and criminal behavior. He discusses the atmosphere at one New York school, which is by no means unique among schools. Teachers experience being pushed, shoved and spit upon by students. A male teacher transferred to another school after a student threatened to rape his wife. In this kind of atmosphere, should anyone be surprised that only 3 percent of the students were at grade level in English and only 9 percent in math?

The fundamental problem crippling low-income minority students is school behavioral disorder. Its visible manifestations are graffiti, broken and vandalized furniture, fights, sexual activity, drug use in the bathrooms and rowdy behavior. Frisby says we should tell students exactly how to behave and tolerate no disorder. That’s not rocket science, except for today’s liberal establishment who run our schools and colleges.

{snip} My read of his book is that it supplies more evidence that the actions of soft-minded, guilty white liberals have done far more harm to black people than racists of the past could have ever done.

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  • Puggg

    The WPC is “built on the premise that the U.S. was started by white people, for white people.”

    At least they were right about that, even if they were wrong about everything else.

    My read of his book is that it supplies more evidence that the actions of soft-minded, guilty white liberals have done far more harm to black people than racists of the past could have ever done.

    If I read it, my read is that black people have done far more harm to black people than every white liberal and white “racist” combined.

    • me

      What about POTUS? He’s been ‘harmful’ to his people for the past several years than any other person in recent history….

  • LastBastionOfHope

    The WPC is “built on the premise that the U.S. was started by white people, for white people.”

    And your problem with that is? Does he think Japan was started by the Japanese for Africans? That shows just how indoctrinated he is.

    • brengunn

      I know, it’s just ridiculous, isn’t it. This type of thing, along with Euro-centric views, Euro hegemony etc. are plain bonkers! Of course we see the world through Euro perspectives and of course our culture dominates in our countries, it’s perverse and contradicts human nature to assume it should be any other way.

      Not to mention that our culture is superior to every other culture on Earth. Why would we want to change it for inferior cultures?

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    • Erasmus

      The US was started by whites for white people and Nigeria, Kenya and Mali by black people for black people. That’s why the US works and Nigeria, Kenya and Mali don’t.

      • frederickdixon

        Nigeria, Kenya and Mali were actually created by white people out of howling wildernesses and then abandoned to blacks That’s why they don’t work.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      Why don’t all those smart liberal whites start their own country and prove how much better they can make things.

  • Racist_teacher

    You can “tell a minority student how to behave and tolerate no disorder” all you want if you are a white teacher. If you think that a gang sign flashing low IQ violent babby daddy black is going to quietly learn because the “wha man” told him to do so you are sadly mistaken.

    Possible solutions:
    Home schooling of white students
    Segregation
    Expulsion of violent blacks

    but sadly none of these will occur…

    • The__Bobster

      They can be motivated only by the fear of the whip and the rope. Talking nicely won’t work on these savages. They regard it as weakness.

    • brengunn

      Expulsion of violent blacks

      The very fact that this even has to be suggested shows that lunacy that pervades our society. Yes, expelling black youth may well condemn them to a life of crime but allowing them to stay on warps their ideas of crime and punishment and punishes the rest of the students who may want to learn.

      Were I head of education I would take the role of an enthusiastic young surgeon and cut all the cancer out of the body, so that the healthy tissue can survive.

      • Erasmus

        And continuing to leave violent blacks in school, detracts from every other kids education. Know why Billy and Suzy can’t read? Because Mr. Smith and Mrs. Jones have to spend most of their teaching time baby-sitting Shaqwana and M’fweze.
        You’re never going to bring them up. Keeping them around will only bring the other students down.

    • RisingReich

      Nope. Expulsion of ALL blacks would be more effective.

      • a multiracial individual

        You’re a clever one aren’t you? What is expelling the small percentage of gifted black students going to accomplish?

        • anonymous_amren

          Since you asked:

          It would prevent white students getting a dishonest idea of what black people are like so they don’t become naive anti-racism activists.

          It would also prevent white students from dating gifted black students only to discover the rest of the gifted black students’ relatives are far more typical black people, and prevent them from having children together that will regress to the mean, not look like their parent, and not really fit in.

          • a multiracial individual

            Those “downsides” certainly do not merit closing education to people who want it. Everyone should be educated to the best of their ability and desire.

          • Cannot Tell

            Well said.

        • Racist_teacher

          The black students who can learn and behave according to white norms (as low as they currently are) should be welcomed in public schools, I don’t think any reasonable person can disagree with that. However, that number is probably 10 percent or less of black and hispanic students currently in public schools today. The rest need to be separated from whites or we are not going to have a very bright future in this country.

        • me

          Letting White children learn without interruption, without the threat of violence, without the threat of being robbed, and without the ‘multicultural’ false doctrines and ‘Afrocentric’ ‘facts’ that pass for education these days….

          • a multiracial individual

            The top ten percent of Black students do not disrupt class.

        • RisingReich

          It would accomplish quite a bit. You’re just too clever to see it.

          So clever…

    • Anonymous

      By expelling “violent Blacks” ( I’ll forgive you the redundancy) you’re just putting them back out on the streets to rape and kill during school hours. Execution is only remedy.

    • Erasmus

      Americans (of all races) got better educations when our schools were separate but equal.

      (Did anyone from Sub-Saharan Africa enjoy the wheel without having it first imported by whites or Arabs?)

  • The__Bobster

    Frisby gives many examples of multicultural lunacy.
    ____________

    It seems that most people see it as lunacy, so how does it survive? Is everyone afraid to mention the Emperor’s new clothes?

    This retiree wasn’t afraid, so the usual suspects are trying to find a way to punish him.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/fdny_blog_bigot_iq55UnelQAZy1rD60jCnhL

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      I didn’t read one thing that guy wrote on his blog that wasn’t true.

      His mistake is thinking there is still a First Amendment in this country; there isn’t, at least not for Whites.

      Watch him lose his pension…

      Bon

      • The__Bobster

        Yes, that seems to be their goal, to grab his pension as a warning to others. It seems freedom of speech is only available to the independently wealthy.

  • bigone4u

    Prof Frisby is calling out multiculturalism and diversity for the BS that it is. You have absolutely no idea the price he will pay for that truth telling exercise. What’s remarkable is that his courage in writing the book may open the door to more truth telling. He might be a good candidate for the next Amren conference. That would be if he still has a job.

    • NYB

      Frisby is black so he won’t pay any price.

      He may be criticizing multiculturalism, but that in itself doesn’t imply he cares about white interests. As multiculturalism is discredited, savvy non-whites are pitching ‘assimilation of all races’ and ‘the nation as a proposition’.

      • bigone4u

        Black? Thanks for the info. I think this may signal a new stage in the war for the nation’s heart and soul. I will look up the terms you provided but I assume they are code words for miscegenation and/or ever increasing forced integration.

    • Andy

      This is an education textbook haha I bet I won’t be assigned *that* one.

  • LastBastionOfHope

    How dare a pride of Lions create a den for themselves! Why, that’s racist! They should be creating their den to accommodate elephant seals! What an outrage.

    • Luis

      And vice versa. Elephant seals should cede their spots on the beach to lions.

  • APaige

    “school discipline and criminal behavior”? Mr. Williams (and others, Sowell, etc.) always seem to have the same answer- blame white liberals (socialism, welfare, etc.). White liberals always blame white racists from the past. They BOTH blame white people for black behavior. Why do black schools seem to always fail? Black students, black parents, black administrators, etc. The real answer to the cause of black failure is black behavior.

    • Andy

      I think he’s partly right. These schools could be improved if they weren’t afraid to kick out kids who misbehave. About 58% of American blacks could handle a basic white education. Black children’s misbehavior is not white people’s fault, but it is sometimes white people’s fault that it is so difficult to remove unruly students from the classroom.

  • a multiracial individual

    Someone should do a study on the average IQ of Black conservatives and/or Blacks who reject racially liberal ideas.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      That shouldn’t take very long, either. But outside of academicians like Walter Williams, I’d imagine that they reflect the average black IQ level. Some of the most intelligent among them are libs.

  • Aspiring rapper

    I wish white teachers would leave non-white schools. They become objects of blame rather than inspiration; De’Vontavious doesn’t want to be like his mild mannered white geometry teacher. Give up!

    • Strider73

      A lot of them are forced to work in those black cesspools after college as a condition of receiving tuition assistance.

  • NYB

    It is now becoming intellectually fashionable to critique multiculturalism. The trend began over a decade ago, when upwardly mobile non-whites realized that multiculturalism was keeping them from their ultimate goal – to be part of white society’s elite.

    The alternative being proposed is to seamlessly transition from official multiculturalism to a policy of ‘assimilation’, which means to erase racial identity in the melting pot.

    In practice this means whites could still not celebrate their race, but everyone else was still free to. No change from multiculturalism, except that the official emphasis is on what we have in common. Same game, different delivery.

  • Urban Teacher

    He can get away with it because he is black.

    http://education.gsu.edu/main/6702.html

  • Hunter Morrow

    They need to not be in college because they are too dumb.
    Let the test have a cut off of 100 IQ points for admission to
    college and let the chips fall where they fall.

    • Andy

      To get a traditional college education, you need an IQ of about 115. (Some degrees may require less.) About 2% of blacks have an IQ that high (about a sixth have an IQ of 100 or higher).

  • Howard W. Campbell

    Black teachers in the Atlanta Public School system in the 1930’s didn’t have baseball bats on their desks as paperweights.

    • MikeofAges

      Threat display and a symbol of who was in charge. Only works if the students themselves have a modicum of socialization and awareness of proper behavior. In that way, the baseball bat was not different from the ruler the nuns in old fashioned Catholic schools rapped the kids on the knuckles with. The purpose of the baseball bat, like that of the ruler, to put the kids on notice that it was time for a time out. If you did that today and got into a situation where the baseball bat was actually put into use, you have no guarantee that some kid who was 15 years old and had a grown man ‘s body already wouldn’t take it from the teacher and do a little turnabout.

      Not saying that kids should be deprived of the opportunity for a normal education by today’s standards. But during most of the history of organized society, boys went to work at age 14, sometimes as early as 12 years old. There might be a place for this for some of these man-children, in a controlled situation under the direction of adult men capable of managing them. Actually, it might be their last hope in some cases. Theoretical, though. There isn’t enough work for prime age adults as it is. Or to bring young adults into the work world. Or to keep able bodied older workers on a payroll instead of on some kind of transfer payment income.

      • me

        How about segregated schools? It worked pretty well in the past….

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    I’m way past tired of hearing about “minority needs.” They are NOT minorities, they are government-designated victims that get special privileges over and above White children.

    The WPC is built on the premise that the U.S. was started by white people, for white people.

    Actually, the USA WAS built for White people.

    It says so right in the Constitution ‘for ourselves and OUR posterity.’

    Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity?

    This is government funded hate.

    But what if I told you that Professor Craig Frisby is a black professor at the University of Missouri.

    Then he will be dismissed by the media and academia as a sell out, oreo, boot licker, house negro, Uncle Tom or worse.

    Bon

    • me

      Always love your comments! Truth to power! Anyways, you’re right…the government is definitely funded hate–hate of White children, and hate of Whites,period. Our Marxist-controlled government is working on the NWO agenda, and ramping it up as we become more aware of their loathesome plans….

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        The elite, hateful Marxists that run the government and media ARE ramping it up — sticking it to Whites in every conceivable way!!

        As we become more aware of their loathsome agenda, they will increase their efforts at suppressing our objections through Hate Speech Laws, satanic taxation to wipe us out, efforts to admit more third world dregs to swamp our homelands, Section 8 housing shoved into our neighborhoods and amnesty every illegal alien in the US — 11 million? My a** – there are 11 million in California alone!!

        As for the rest of your commentary:

        Bon

  • JohnEngelman

    Inner city schools are full of teenagers who cannot be educated, and who violently interfere with the education of teenagers who want to learn. These thugs should be permanently expelled so that teachers can teach and students can learn.

    What will happen to those hoodlums when they are expelled? The same thing that happens to them anyway. They will end up in prison. the sooner they get there, the longer they stay, and the more harshly they are treated the better it will be for decent people.

    When students were “taught to the tone of the hickory stick,” they were polite and deferential. By the time a juvenile delinquent is kicked out of school for the last time his backside should be covered with scars and scabs.

    • a multiracial individual

      A common liberal talking point regarding this is that you are helping the, “School-to-Prison” pipleline.

      • JohnEngelman

        I would like to shorten the pipeline, while increasing the velocity and volume of the flow.

        • inmate 731855

          From my perspective, please don’t!

    • me

      Why should the schools be burdened with the job that the lazy black parent should be doing at home? If a teacher, especially a White teacher, laid a finger on the Marxist black pets, they would be fired–at the very least. The solution, besides deportation, is segregated schools….

  • blarg

    Who cares what they need? Why would anyone be foolish enough to keep helping the non-whites in this day and age?

  • Bandmo

    “662 page textbook”? I think most of us on here could sum this up in 1 paragraph.

    • Hunter Morrow

      “You can’t fix black” updated for the 21st Century…

      “You can’t fix black and you can’t fix brown.”

  • gemjunior

    I interpreted this as Frisby was criticizing multiculturalism as the bunch of baloney it is. He had different names for “different types” of multicultural (boutique, kumbaya) even though it’s all the same – hatred of Europeans and Americans and revision and denigration of their achievements. It seemed that he was sneering at the left and their insanity.

  • Hunter Morrow

    They need teachers who can cheat for them without getting busted. Seriously, AP(E)S blew the cover so badly.

  • Hal K

    My read of his book is that it supplies more evidence that the actions of soft-minded, guilty white liberals have done far more harm to black people than racists of the past could have ever done.

    This is the kneejerk mainstream conservative reaction: blame black dysfunction on white liberals. Wherever race is concerned, mainstream conservatism is just a weak echo of liberalism these days. Meanwhile discussion of innate differences is taboo. This shows why white advocates should make outreach to white mainstream conservatives their top priority. These are people who would otherwise (without constant disinformation from the conservative establishment) be most inclined to embrace white identity politics.

    • me

      I lay all of this at the doorstep of the drug-addled ‘Baby Boomers’. A pox on their houses! Thank god the worthless ‘Woodstock generation’ will soon go the way of the dinosaurs.

      • Hal K

        If you talk to older people than baby boomers you will find that they have the same mental blocks. I found that people born around 1900 often were race realists. They have all passed away pretty much. People born in the 1920s and later are/were not generally race realists.