Racism in Schools Is Pushing More Black Families to Homeschool Their Children

Ama Mazama, Washington Post, April 10, 2015

Homeschooling, common among white Americans, is showing an increase among African-Americans kids, as well. African Americans now make up about 10 percent of all homeschooled children in this fastest-growing form of education. However, the reasons for black kids to be homeschooled may not be the same as for white kids. My research shows that black parents homeschool their children due to white racism.

This may come as a surprise since, for many, we live in an age of alleged color blindness and post-racialism, characterized by the declining significance of race and racism. My research found strong evidence to suggest that racism is far from being a thing of the past. I found covert institutional racism and individual racism still persist and are largely responsible for the persistence of profound racial disparities and inequalities in many social realms. Schools, of course, are no exception, which helps one understand why racism is such a powerful drive for black homeschoolers.

In the spring and fall of 2010, I interviewed 74 African-American homeschooling families from around the U.S. While the size of my sample does not allow me to claim that it is representative of the whole African-American homeschooling population, it was nonetheless large enough to allow me to capture the main reasons why black parents tend to homeschool their children.

Eurocentric curriculum and teachers’ attitudes

When it comes to schools, there are at least two important areas of concern: the curriculum and teachers’ attitudes and behaviors. School curricula continue to promote a worldview developed by Western civilization. This wholesale Eurocentric orientation of most schools’ curricula, in a society that, ironically, is becoming increasingly brown, speaks volumes about a pervasive European ethnocentrism–that is, the notion that every one in the world thinks and does or should think and do like Europeans.

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{snip} This results in a general school-sanctioned ignorance about Africa and its descendants and in a disdain for the black experience, as I found through my interviews. Eventually, this becomes a pervasive and potent form of institutional racism.

Racial stereotypes harm black kids

Furthermore, the attitudes and actions of white teachers (who make up 85 percent of all public school teachers) were questioned by many of the African-American parents with whom I spoke. They consistently portrayed white teachers as overly critical, unresponsive, unqualified, insensitive, offensive, mean, hypocritical, and using double standards. Indeed, many white teachers seem to bring into the schools the many racist stereotypes and attitudes that have been ingrained in them, in particular the notions that blacks lack in intelligence, or are notoriously lazy and bent on criminality.

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Harsh school punishments

Likewise, black students account nationally for 34 percent of all suspensions. In reality, harsh school punishments have become one of the primary mechanisms through which the school-to-prison pipeline operates, pushing large numbers of black children out of school and into the “justice” system to feed the prison industrial complex that has blossomed over recent years.

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Given this state of affairs, it is hardly surprising that a growing number of black parents, frustrated with a school system that is quick to criminalize and disenfranchise their children, turn to homeschooling as an alternative. Thus, for many black parents, homeschooling equates with a refusal to surrender their children to a system that they see as bent on destroying them. For them, it is an act of active and conscious resistance to racism.

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In general, two strategies are commonly observed among black home educators: imparting self-knowledge and self-esteem through positive teaching about Africa and African-Americans. While finding ready-to-use educational materials can be challenging, most parents reported creating their own materials, by drawing from different sources, such as books, documentaries, the internet, field-trips, etc. Many go out of their way to provide exposure to black people who have achieved greatness in their domain, for instance, literature, science, or history, in an effort not only to educate their children about their history and culture, but also to instill racial pride and confidence in them.

In other words, many black homeschooling parents engage in racial protectionism, so that they will have the self-confidence and knowledge necessary to face and overcome the hurdles that white racism appears to place in their path.

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  • Try these theories:

    1. Black parents are “homeschooling” their students because they don’t want them crossing gang lines in order to go to school.

    2. Black parents really aren’t homeschooling their kids. The schools use “home schooling” as an official paperwork excuse to cover up what is really a dropout, in order to stuff some of their dropout rate under the carpet.

    • Whitetrashgang

      Or maybe they are just tired of getting up in the morning to send their kids to school, and also need them at home to roll blunts.

      • Cheri Rodriguez

        About 15 years ago, a Jamaican neighbor of mine (who practically had a used car dealership going in his driveway) once said of his daughters—”Why do they need school? All they need to know is how to count money and buy and sell cars.”

        • Fair Dinkum

          Hell, maybe he’s right!

          • George Moriarty

            Back in my school days, which were also farm days there were a lot of kids who just could not take in academic learning in any form. But these kids could drive a tractor, know when to plant a crop, muster cattle and work very hard on the family farm while still at primary school. I do feel that the whole education system needs to be re-evaluated. For a start I feel that if a kid can go into the family farm or business at say age 12 they should be allowed to leave school.

          • TomIron361

            Very well said sir, but the powers that be will never relinquish control of children. If they allowed something like that, they’d open a Pandora’s box (exodus) they could never close again and they’re fully aware of that.

      • stonepillow

        Funny!

        • Whitetrashgang

          Thanks homes.

    • stonepillow

      Insightful!

    • APaige

      One of the reasons White parents homeschool their children is safety.
      One of the reasons Black parents homeschool their children is safety.
      Both want to be away from certain Blacks. Certain here means ‘most’.

    • Oil Can Harry

      For 60s hippies it was “Turn on, tune in, drop out.”
      For black teens now it’s “Drop out, chimpout and then pig out (at KFC).”

      • Earl P. Holt III

        They can only pig-out at KFC the first 1/3 of the month, while they still have discretionary income left over from their check. Most fast-food outlets in black areas do 90% of their volume in the first 10 days of the month, because the vast majority of their customers are “mailbox watchers”…

          • Earl P. Holt III

            I have a fairly low threshold for nigras, so I couldn’t watch/listen to the entire charade: My guess is that they don’t do anything useful for the entire day, which comes as no shock to a former slumlord with a Ph.D. in Nigrology…

          • Earl P. Holt III

            I can tell you from experience that the notion of their setting the alarm clock at 7:00 a.m. is as laughable and ludicrous as anything I’ve seen…

          • Who says it was 7 “am”? Maybe it was pm, and the sun scene was sunset.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            And miss Oprah? (Come on now…)

          • Oprah is yesterday’s news. The hot new thing in the low information undertow is Wendy Williams.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Very glad I’ve missed that…

    • Angel Talarico

      Can only imagine what the negro home schooling ‘curriculum’ is.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        Skittles, Fruit Loops, grape soda-pop, and TV…

    • Earl P. Holt III

      THAT was very insightful…

  • Whitetrashgang

    Yeah, teaching a afro centric education is really going to help the little Thugs, I mean darlings.

    • Kenner

      It’ll teach them they’d be kings and queens if it wasn’t for the white man. They’ll get their PhDs at the state pen.

      • Pa Guy in NJ

        They believe they can fly-but da white man done clipped they wings.

    • APaige

      Yes. I love the part “Many go out of their way to provide exposure to black people who have achieved greatness in their domain, for instance, literature, science,… Science? Black greatness?

      • Whitetrashgang

        Black people invented crack,black cracks invented STDs.

        • Pa Guy in NJ

          And the super soaker was their greatest accomplishment.

      • carriewhite64

        Yes, that should take…ohhh.. about a half hour every semester.

      • Pa Guy in NJ

        The other night we were watching “Chopped” and a black female chef was talking about african cuisine, I just had to laugh. I thought they just found dead animals and ate them with whatever grass they could find.

      • pennawhytmn

        They are selling themselves very short with that statement. In order to accomplish such exposure, they must go waaaaaayyyy out of their way. A circumvention of the globe might still prove futile.

  • TomIron361

    Racism in Schools Is Pushing More Black Families to Homeschool Their Children
    ________________________________________________________________
    I’d love to be a fly on the wall listening to those classes given by the “adult” colurds to the little colurds.

  • Irishgirl

    The younguns can write letters to murderers just as easily from home. Makes sense to me.

  • walt

    EVERTHING blacks do is because of racism.

  • Dwight

    Let’s hope this trend catches on. It will mean safer schools for white children.

    • Alexandra1973

      It’ll probably end once they figure out they actually have to feed them breakfast and lunch.

  • JohnEngelman

    That’s right. It’s our fault. If only it was not for our racism blacks would perform and behave as well as we do.

  • John Smith

    Any reason it takes to get them to remove their kids from interfering with the learning of white students and others who want to learn.

    • Magnum Opus

      Yeah, it’s not a bad idea. And past the sixth grade, there’s no reason for the majority of blacks to be in school anyway. Or they can be simply leapfrogged into historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), which are really only extensions of the sixth grade.

      • Julius Caesar

        Team Dignitas?

  • Evette Coutier

    This situation reminds me of the old saying, the blind leading the blind.

  • How long before we find out this fugitive from a mud hut made up these alleged interviews? Rank and file blacks will continue to send their sprogs to public school because of the free breakfast, free lunch, and a chance to disrupt whitey’s lives.

    • SentryattheGate

      Temple University African American Studies faculty:….’She is the Managing Editor of the Journal of Black Studies. Her publications appear in journals in three continents. Well known as an educational consultant for the infusion of African content in American schools Mazama has written several books for teachers in addition to her major scholarly works in Afrocentric philosophy and theory. Two co-edited encyclopedias, theEncyclopedia of Black Studies and the Encyclopedia of African Religion, earned praise for their pioneering work from the National Council of Black Studies.’

      • Tarczan

        Is that real? They claim credit for CERN and the atom? This beats space travel and the pyramids!

        • SentryattheGate

          Yes, I posted the site I found for Mazama’s biography.

          • Tarczan

            It gives new meaning to the phrase “standing on the shoulders of giants”.

          • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

            We all do. For the life of me, I cannot understand the people, black or otherwise, who are hellbent on slaying the giants on whose shoulders they have built their house.

      • LHathaway

        I so very rarely make these kinds of comments but let me make one . . .

        So, these great scientists need help addressing ‘the challenges of modernity’?

      • 李冠毅

        To be fair, Mazama is partly right. Science is not Western in origin; science was and is a multicultural effort that does not work in isolation.

        • SentryattheGate

          Agreed: exchanges of ideas releases creativity, and I will make it a priority to read more on this issue, but objectively you must admit that the West has done the vast bulk of scientific discoveries and inventions! These other civilizations came up with some new ideas or inventions, but often these were not built upon, and stagnated.

          • 李冠毅

            “often these were not built upon, and stagnated.”

            Actually, that’s not true. For example, China had very advanced ship building techniques, allowing them to build the biggest ships in the world at that time. Compare Zheng He’s fleet with Christopher Columbus.

          • Big wasn’t better when it came to wooden ships. Remember that Columbus had two (small) caravels and one (large) carrack, and the carrack, “Santa Maria” ran aground.

          • Spaniard in LA

            I once had a history professor tell me the exact same thing you speak about. He also mentioned that if the situation had not changed in China, perhaps they would have discovered America.

          • 李冠毅

            “if the situation had not changed in China, perhaps they would have discovered America.”

            Maybe not. China is notable for being a society with a long history of living in isolated ease, mostly out of choice. After Zheng He’s fleet went back to China, the emperor had the entire fleet burned down, and China went into a period of self-imposed isolation.

        • Lexonaut

          “Science is not Western in origin.”

          The word science is somewhat loose. You’re right that many important inventions were developed in the East and in the eastern Mediterranean. (The Egyptians invented the water clock, for example. The Chinese invented the seismometer. The Indians invented the precision atronomical sundial.)

          But the scientific method as practiced around the world today appears to have been a western development. Much of what you call science is technology — engineering — applied physics — but this is not at all the same thing as laying out scientific hypotheses, testing them and above all trying to prove them false.

          Where in the west was the scientific method invented? It started in Ancient Greece, was enhanced in Italy, then England/Scotland, then France/Germany, then the USA.

          Even the modern scientific method is somewhat fluid. For example, my training is in theoretical physical chemistry so I know that chemists believed in atoms and molecules in the modern sense almost a full century before physicists did. (What convinced the physicists was Einstein’s paper on Brownian motion.)

          • 李冠毅

            Yes, logic and our modern scientific method was indeed developed in Europe (see The Uniqueness Of Western Civilization). Other cultures did invent and discover many things, but their sciences remain highly applied (highly practical and based entirely on experience) and unlike the Europeans, they did not had a theoretical outlook which assumed a rational, orderly universe guided by universal laws. The ancient Chinese for instance, did not have our modern understanding of logic, and they had many curious beliefs. For example, they believed that eating long-lasting substances such as gold will bestow some of the substance’s long-lasting effects on a person. Gunpowder was invented by accident when ancient Chinese scientists were trying to concoct an elixir of immortality.

    • JackKrak

      I doubt very much that one black family (don’t laugh) in a hundred is even capable of home schooling their kids even if they wanted to. You need an educated, capable and organised person who can set a curriculum, find appropriate materials and a hundred other things that most Urban Americans cannot do.

      I think this “growing trend” is mostly taking place in Ms. Mazamashamalama-ding-dong’s mind

  • Frank_DeScushin

    “My research found strong evidence to suggest that racism is far from being a thing of the past. I found covert institutional racism and individual racism still persist and are largely responsible for the persistence of profound racial disparities and inequalities in many social realms.”

    First, Ms. Author, no, you didn’t do any research on racism. You’re just repeating insipid cliches you learned in school.

    Second, if you did in fact do research that definitely proves that racial inequality in undoubtedly the result of racism — then show your work. Such groundbreaking work may be award winning, and certainly would be more interesting than the drivel that chracterized the rest of your piece.

  • LHathaway

    “My research shows that black parents homeschool their children due to white racism”.

    Too funny! I had to stop reading. I guess I’m wasn’t ready for more comedy, I don’t know. She may as well have declared the moon is made of green cheese at that point or for the finisher.

    • Tarczan

      You beat me to it! Darkies and research don’t make sense.

  • Fair Dinkum

    Ama Mazama? That’s a real name? Sounds like a drunk mispronouncing Alabama.

    • Luke Samuelson

      Her writing sounds like a drunk misunderstanding reality.

    • Sid Ishus

      She is a Black professor of African Studies.

      • stonepillow

        Are there any White ones?

        • Sid Ishus

          Nothing surprises me much anymore.

        • listenupbub

          Of course there are. There are many.

    • SentryattheGate

      Her name is an African she gave herself, to get rid of her colonization name from her native Caribbean.

      • phillyguy

        Mazama is the left over greese fat in the bottom of a cooking vat in a Kentucky Fried Chicken establishment.

      • LexiconD1

        At first glance I thought it was manzana, the Mexican word for ‘apple’.

      • stonepillow

        I wouldn’t be too certain she knows what the word means. There are people who have a Chinese ideogram tattooed on their neck convinced it means love or serenity only to have it pointed out later that what it actually represents is the word “noodle.”

    • TCA

      Rosanne Rosannadanna.

    • carriewhite64

      Sounds like The Name Game.

    • Alexandra1973

      Almost sounds like Mamacita. And that’s what everyone called my aunt, who was married to a Puerto Rican. (Their kids are blonds.)

  • LIBERTYSINCURSION

    “School curricula continue to promote a worldview developed by Western civilization. This wholesale Eurocentric orientation of most schools’ curricula, in a society that, ironically, is becoming increasingly brown, speaks volumes about a pervasive European ethnocentrism–that is, the notion that every one in the world thinks and does or should think and do like Europeans.” – In other words, let us leave behind the curriculum and “world view” that made our country the most powerful on Earth, and replace it with the curriculum and “world view” that made Africa, well, Africa. Please tell me liberal Nation killers. How exactly is this whole diversity issue a “good thing” for America again?

    • TrueNorthFree

      “Eurocentric” = “White” = “Bad”. I deeply hate that stupid, stupid example of political correctness

      If they don’t like a Eurocentric viewpoint they should study the many centuries of advanced civilization that came out of Africa… Oh right, Africans were living in mud huts when the Acropolis was being built.

      • LHathaway

        You miss the kicker, there’s an Afrocentric viewpoint already. That won’t stop them from attempting to further advance sensitivity.

      • USofAntiWhite

        Africans were living in mud huts when the World Trade Center was being built, the new one.

    • SentryattheGate

      Right! And why is this country/society becoming increasingly brown? Because Third Worlders voluntarily choose to come to Western civilization, because it produces better societies to live in! But, oh NO, that civilization’s ethics, literature, history and heroes should not be taught in our schools!

  • Jaggers

    A “Eurocentric” curriculum? Has she seen a textbook lately? You couldn’t have a more hostile, anti-European perspective than what American students are given every day.

    • LHathaway

      “You couldn’t have a more hostile, anti-European perspective”

      Anything less would be considered insensitive. At least to those who count. No word on whether or not this bothers any White people.

    • Sid Ishus

      I have been contemplating home schooling my children due to the incessant pandering to Snivel Rights, which isn’t contained to February any more.

      • SentryattheGate

        Public schools are filthy nowadays; the ill-bred, morally-bankrupt undisciplined kids, parents and teachers, the biased, leftist, morally bankrupt anti-racist (anti-white) multiculti curricula—yes, I recommend home-schooling!

      • Alden

        Actually St. Michael King month starts the first day school starts after Christmas vacation in January and segues into February so it is 2 full months of black hagiography

        • Sid Ishus

          Teacher sent my 8 year old home with a book on M. King in March. Useless drivel that I refused to read. Sent an email to the teacher that my child would not be participating with that assignment.

          • TomIron361

            Was there a response?

          • stonepillow

            Only I imagine shocked dismay then an anonymous report to Child Protective Services.

      • TomIron361

        Time to do it and stop contemplating.

      • stonepillow

        I like the term “Snivel Rights” if it’s yours it’s very clever of you.

        • Sid Ishus

          Don’t remember where I ran across it, but I kept it.

  • AmericanCitizen

    “This results in a general school-sanctioned ignorance about Africa and its descendants”

    It’s not ignorance. There just isn’t much that Africa has contributed to the rest of the world outside of disease, filth, AIDS, Ebola, starvation, and warlords.

    There isn’t an African Shakespeare, or Galileo, or Erasmus, or Jefferson, or Keats worth learning about. Sub-Saharan Africans didn’t even manage to construct a written language or build anything larger than a village.

    On the plus side, a high school education emphasizing African accomplishments only takes two days to complete.

    • cherrie greenbaum123

      They’ve contributed nothing in the field of architecture, either. Unless you count the mud/feces hut.

      • InAFreeCountry

        Could you call that a “shut”?

        • texasoysterman

          Lol..That’s worth more than one upvote.

  • IstvanIN

    Most of the half-decent blacks I have known in life, who lived in black neighborhoods, sent their kids to Catholic schools, the rest wanted to be in majority White districts. This article is pure baloney.

    • LexiconD1

      Same here, but school of choice, and ‘small learning communities’ at the high school level, means they may attend the same school as my son, but they are NOT in the same classroom.

      With class blocking, most of the ‘diversity’ is out of the school by noon. Since you have a choice of taking 6 to 8 classes. My son ALWAYS does 8, because he’s on track for university. Heck, his 11th grade isn’t yet complete, and he’s already got the credits for a high school diploma (except for senior English.)

      Exactly like what I experienced when I went to college. I never could figure out what classes the ‘diversity’ were taking, if I was taking requirements to graduate.

  • Jason Lewis

    School vouchers were done on a trial basis in Chicago. Black parents lined up to get them so their children could get out of the failing schools. It was working so well the teachers unions and politicians put a stop to it.

    • Alden

      Vouchers are irrelevant. When 10 percent or less blacks use their vouchers to get into a mostly White school the school soon fails

      “failing”. school is nothing more than a euphemism for 20 percent black

      • Jason Lewis

        I would reallly like vouchers for all who choose.

        • John Smith

          I agree, but good districts should enact competitive admission policies for non-residents, for obvious reasons.

    • LexiconD1

      We had them here. Our school officials discover the students, at an all black boy academy, could not pass the required testing to go onto the next grade level, in fact, a lot of them could not read, or do basic arithmetic, massive cheating, and the teachers not following ANY required classroom instructions or teaching. The kids were learning, absolutely, NOTHING.

      We had another mismanage the schools finances. It had teachers who didn’t possess teacher credentials. A lot of times the schools failed to pay them. The principal wanted to refinace the school’s loan with the bank, and draw out the money they’d already paid them.

      I do a lot of things, but I’d never ever send my kid to a voucher/charter school in my own school system.

  • Atheist Realist

    the problem is that these homeschooled blacks will be taught how black pharoahs (aren’t they called nubians) invented space travel.

  • jim

    “Indeed, many white teachers seem to bring into the schools the many
    racist stereotypes and attitudes that have been ingrained in them, in
    particular the notions that blacks lack in intelligence, or are
    notoriously lazy and bent on criminality.”

    And they would be correct.

  • Basketeddie

    I guess there is a new meaning of the concept ‘the blind leading the blind.”

  • MekongDelta69

    Another demented idiot from the leftist Wapo (who probably has or will have her kids in private school).

    Blacks are THE MOST ‘racist’ people[sic] on earth.

  • Borachio

    Black parents who legitimately home school their children are almost all going to be what John Derbyshire calls “IWSBs” (intelligent, well-socialized blacks). They’re as typical of the black population as albinos are of whites — in other words, not typical at all.

    But by all means, black students should learn about all of the wonderful technological, scientific, and cultural achievements of blacks. There’s … uh … well, there have to be at least one or two.

    • TrueNorthFree

      Perhaps the President of the United States is one of those high achieving blacks?

      • Alexandra1973

        Yeah, let’s see what he can do with a phone and a pen. LOL

      • He’s actually a cyborg; his machine half is a teleprompter.

        • TrueNorthFree

          LOL!

  • Basketeddie

    Would home schooled blacks still be entitled to free breakfast and free lunch?

    • TheMaskedUnit

      Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

    • Yes: we call that “food stamps”, so long as mommy doesn’t blow it all on lottery tickets, hair weaves and glued-on finger nails.
      .

  • Caucasoid88

    Compton Unified School District’s graduation rate: 57%

    Strawberry Mansion High School’s (Philadelphia): 41%

    Atlanta Public Schools: 59%

    And we can bet the curriculums are quite Afrocentric.

    All High Schools in Maine: 86.36%

    I’m betting these black homeschoolers are graded on a bell curve.

  • phillyguy

    go the hell back to africa if you do not want anything to do with western European curriculum or culture.

  • Alden

    Hopefully this trend will continue until 90 percent of black children stay at home instead of making the schools a he!! On earth for everyone else

  • Bartek

    They missed April Fools by only nine days.

  • Okay, before we reach 500 comments and comments are not allowed anymore on one article, I think I had better add my comment.
    First, just let me say, that there are many interesting articles posted on American Renaissance. Some are more interesting than others, though. Some, a few, are not of great interest to me at all, and those I don’t bother commenting on.
    Now, that said, every now and then, an article is offered on this website, that goes totally off the charts. I mean, there is just so much that I could say, I don’t know where to begin. Not often, but occasionally. This is one of those articles.
    Now, I realize that many readers here might be getting bored on my use of sarcasm on my posts. I do it to lighten the mood and to entertain. And I do it in the mindset that I laugh so I do not cry when things are too outrageous. But, if you bear with me, this is one article that begs for sarcasm, so please indulge me.
    Now, according to the author, more, uhh (cough) African American, parents are starting to homeschool their children. The reasons that they apparently give, are the persistent racism they encounter, that the curriculum is designed with mainly Western Culture emphasized and the teachers are just so unsympathetic to their children. So, they are taking their children away from White schools and teachers.
    So, here is goes, you asked for it (sarcasm warning!). “THERE FELLOW AMRENERS! I told you that your racism was going to get you into trouble. The African American children don’t want to go to school with your children anymore. You thought they wouldn’t do it, huh? Well, they did. They don’t need your racist attitudes and they don’t want to go to school with your kids anymore. Now, if you want to get them back, you are all going to have to apologize for your racist attitudes. I want us all to write letters to our local school boards and say ‘please, we are sooooo sorrreee for being soooo racist to those poor African Americans. PLEEEEZZE come back to our school and PLEEEZZZE move back into our communities. Hey, we were just joking about you people. We really don’t see color and we know that race is just a social construct and that you people (did I say you people, oops.) built America. Please come back. We are SOOO sorry, COME BACK. please black people!!!!’ Now, if you all do that, maybe, just maybe, we will be forgiven, and the wonderful African American kids will come back to your school. Maybe.”
    There, that was my sarcasm. A little overboard, maybe, but this article really needed it.
    Next week: Illegal Aliens are leaving the United States, and Muslims are leaving Europe because they are tired of racist attitudes.

  • listenupbub

    Indeed, many white teachers seem to bring into the schools the many
    racist stereotypes and attitudes that have been ingrained in them, in
    particular the notions that blacks lack in intelligence, or are
    notoriously lazy and bent on criminality.

    The reason people stereotype blacks is that blacks are so easy to stereotype. They are so…uniform. I mean, over 95% of blacks you see will fit into all three of the above categories.

    While finding ready-to-use educational materials can be challenging,
    most parents reported creating their own materials, by drawing from
    different sources, such as books, documentaries, the internet,
    field-trips, etc.

    Baloney. There are tons of materials for homeschooling available. How the heck do all the white people do it? The black parents could easily pick the lessons that do not reinforce negative beliefs in their kids from the available materials.

    What is really going on is that their kids are getting into trouble and refusing to go to school, and the homeschooling trend is helping them get away with it.

    • “While finding ready-to-use educational materials can be challenging,
      most parents reported creating their own materials, by drawing from
      different sources, such as books, documentaries, the internet,
      field-trips, etc.”

      Yeah, but they do manage to find out where the welfare office is, and how much money and extra benefits they are entitled to, huh?

      • listenupbub

        Word gets around the ‘hood.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Creating their own math? Their own grammar and spelling? Their own biology and chemistry? These things comprise 90% of basic education. Why not, parents, teach your kids the African stuff at home anyway? As for the “covert” institutional racism, if you can’t see it, I wouldn’t worry about it.

    • superlloyd

      Low IQ is a fact amongst blacks. Quantitive genetics proves this.

  • Kris Chringle

    Oh really? Does she mean all the talk about black issues in Schools is racist against blacks? I”ve seen The Black Experience throughout the school year. We spent more time learning about Slavery than everything else combined. But it doesn’t stop there. We learned Black Literature, MLK, Rosa Parks… We even learned Black Power in Mathematics class. And this lady claims the school system is Racist against blacks? I suppose common core is anti-black too. What a Joke.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Well, this is how she makes her living. What else would she write about? The atom?

  • IKUredux

    Or, they could move to Africa, and enroll their children in the public schools there. Oh, wait, there are no public schools in Africa. Well, look on the bright side, if they ignore White Western civilization and just concentrate on the contributions of Blacks, well then, that home schooling will be over in about ten minutes. (Assuming the parent talks real slow).

    • a1781054

      LOL!!!! Peanut butter engineering?

    • Whitetrashgang

      Well if you include going to the store for some 40s, maybe 15 minutes.

  • Screamin_Ruffed_Grouse

    Hey, why not? Have at it, I say. If black parents don’t want their kids learning about European culture and history, who am I to force them? If they deem the Revolutionary War less important than the Tupac/Biggie war, I see no reason to insist they think otherwise. Blacks and whites value different things in education, and place very different value on education altogether. Blacks should be free to teach their young how and whatever they see fit. May they all be full of African pride while they count on their fingers and toes.

    More importantly, the more they take their kids out of school, the better those schools will be for ours.

  • superlloyd

    ‘Jeebus was a blag main like de Ancient’ gypshuns. Blag people done build de pyramids. Yt done stole all our juju. Yt beez rayciss.’ Is there anything more the negro morons can be taught?

    • Whitetrashgang

      WT stole all they knowledge and gave them nappy hair in return, kind of like when the USA bought Alaska or something.

  • Vito Powers

    I see a potential business opportunity here – providing Negro- centric homeschooling materials to da sistahs and their baby daddies. We know they’re too lazy to develop their own materials, come on, Negroes doing scholastic research on the internet?

    I’m developing a Negro homeschooling graduation exam and would love to hear any input, feedback, etc.

    Beta test
    1. Name the King of Beers
    2. There are three branches of government. Name something else that has branches.
    3. It can be found on both the Liberty Bell and in Whitney Houston’s purse.

    • archer

      Crap, I can’t answer number 3

  • carriewhite64

    I agree that public schooling is broken, but focusing on Eurocentric education is hardly the reason!

  • Alexander Baron

    Has anyone actually read the judgment in Brown v Topeka? It is ludicrous to suggest that a black kid can’t get a decent education unless he sits next to a white one. On the other hand if different races learn at different rates (regardless of IQ) it should be clear that mixing them will cause trouble – holding back the best, causing resentment of the worst, and so on.

    My question is to what extent do we still need schools? Much university learning can be replaced by lectures on YouTube, and we can dispense with gender studies and similar garbage completely.

  • libertarian1234

    “I can’t believe a writer can write this gibberish with a straight face”

    She’s likely black, since she employs childish psychology in an attempt to give the impression that privileged black incompetents who can’t learn are discriminated against, and her assertions are just plain stupid for want of a better description.

    I’ve known a Mestizo or two who thinks on about the same level, but the vast majority are blacks.

    Blacks dumb down a country in every way, and their attitudes are so disgusting they are a tremendous liability wherever they reside, including Africa.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Talk about the blind leading the myopic…!

  • libertarian1234

    “Racism in Schools Is Pushing More Black Families to Homeschool Their Children”
    This has got to be the funniest story I’ve read today.

    Blacks are forever attempting to cover for their complete lack of ability to learn and perform on a standard level.

    Since they have the lowest intelligence of all the races and fall behind everybody even with AA in entry, grades and certification, they have only two options to explain the situation and they amount to admitting what everybody already knows about them or blame their incompetence on racism or some other condition that has nothing to do with being dumb.
    And since they’re too arrogant to admit the truth, the racist, slavery boogie men are employed.

    But the Washington Post is to blame more than this mentally challenged, mentally disturbed dreg, because this is no less than an incitement to hate white people and the blatant, outrageous lies have no business being published.

    • bv

      Whites are always the cause and effect on Bantu stupidity.

  • WR_the_realist

    Good grief. The teacher’s unions are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party and still black people complain about racist white teachers. Any curriculum that teaches philosophy, mathematics, science, the history of exploration, or literature in English, German, French, Italian, Russian or Spanish is going to be Eurocentric. Suck it up, black people.

    • bv

      Only American Blacks (Marxists) spew this nonsense.

  • The Dude

    “… a pervasive European ethnocentrism–that is, the notion that every one in the world thinks and does or should think and do like Europeans.”

    Isn’t that, ultimately, a rather anti-racist position? To think that all races and cultures have similar core values and see the world the same way?

    If there was a curriculum for each racial group in America, they’d probably be saying: “What do you think, we’re aliens? We come from another planet? Whatever happened to inclusiveness?! We’re just like you, racists!”

    Heads, they win; tails, you lose.

  • Dale McNamee

    The real racism is coming from ingrate blacks & Latinos, LaRaza, NAACP, Nation of Islam, LULAC, etc…

    And there’s MLK birthday and the so-called Black History month that was supposed to highlight achievements by blacks…

    I guess that it would make the “victims” uncomfortable to know that other blacks achieved success despite harsher conditions
    than those encountered today…

  • The Dude

    Hmm, if only there was a way to shield these poor blacks from the racist white teachers and their malicious ways to harm their kids. I’m still working on a name for it — “Separate but something“…

  • Manxman

    The woman who wrote this article must be on crack.

    • Not necessarily. It is quite possible to fry one’s “brane” on crack and then remain a dysfunctional, delusional piece of debris even after one has long since quit.

    • bv

      Mrs. Marion Barry I presume?

  • “…blacks lack in intelligence, OR are notoriously lazy and bent on criminality.”
    –Ama Mazama, Washington Post

    “*OR*”?

  • It’s not a contradiction at all. The apparent conundrum evaporates once one realizes that both explanations, boiled down, equate to “blame whitey”.

  • It’s weird, because…eh, whatever.

  • InAFreeCountry

    The curricula is Euro-centric because nothing of note happened in Africa before the White Man got there. I also wonder what kind of black parent is keeping little Shitavious and Naushia home–the kind that might actually teach them something, or the kind that can’t be bothered?
    I could see Whites homeschooling because of racism against our kids, but this?

  • Paleoconn

    The should all home school to avoid the evil racist White teachers. Then again, how many hispanics are leaving this vile, bigoted, racist, evil, Nazi country of ours? As many as are avoiding it, ie. none.