What I Learned Teaching at a Historically Black College

Nyasha Junior, Washington Post, May 21, 2015

I have attended predominantly white schools from preschool through my doctoral program. I’m used to carving out a black space in a white world. As an undergrad at Georgetown University, I sat at “the black table,” the one cafeteria table where many black students congregated for a fun, raucous dinner and discussion of the day’s news. The black table was not forced upon us–it was a refuge. The girls who wore Ralph Lauren, athletes and poli-sci presidential hopefuls sat at their respective tables, but they didn’t stand out as we did.

As a black student at predominantly white institutions, or PWIs, I focused on my studies without worrying about whether other students assumed that I was a “token minority” or invited me to their study groups. {snip}

Later, as an academic at a PWI, I put my years of practice as the only black person in the room into being the first black woman to hold my position. I relied on my “make them feel comfortable” bag of tricks–smiling more so as not to be called an “angry black woman,” being extra friendly to be considered a “team player,” keeping my Warren Moon-composure in the face of many microaggressions from students and colleagues.

And then I took a teaching position at Howard University.

The relevance of historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, is an ongoing debate. Some HBCU student bodies are no longer majority black. While on average HBCUs accept more low-income and first-generation students and cope with racial disparities in state and federal funding, they have similar retention and graduation rates when compared with PWIs with similar institutional characteristics and student demographics. {snip}

But as a black scholar, teaching black students, I have found that Howard helped me connect to my lineage as a black academic and helped me understand that even very bright students of color struggle with notions of inferiority in the classroom.

{snip}

I also had to adjust my teaching style at Howard. In my opinion, I’m a tough but fair professor. On the first day of class, I make clear to my students that I have high standards and let them know that there will be no extra credit. When I taught at PWIs, I said the same thing unapologetically, but I wasn’t prepared for the many ways in which the insidious myth of black inferiority would show up in my Howard classrooms of nearly all black students. Linked to the notion of white supremacy, this myth holds that blacks are not as intelligent, resourceful or capable as whites. Compared to my experiences at other schools, I found that a greater percentage of my Howard students had severe test anxiety and lacked confidence in their academic performance, even though my students were bright, capable, articulate and eager to learn. They did the assigned reading and confidently discussed course material during class. I struggled to find ways to improve their test scores. Soon, I realized that I was combatting years of students having internalized lower expectations and the repeated explicit and implicit messaging they “didn’t test well.”

Even though I myself am black, I had to develop greater cultural competency to assist this group of students. I maintained my academic standards, but I learned strategies to teach the classes in front of me. I started giving practice tests to help students build their confidence. I provided more opportunities for students to lead discussion and to teach each other to develop a supportive learning environment. I gave pre-exam pep talks to remind students that they were excellent students and that I expected everyone to do well. I did more cheerleading because more of them needed it. I cannot state strongly enough that my students were absolutely capable and in no way inferior to any group of students I had taught in the past, but more of them needed more of a push.

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  • B.E.L.

    Blah blah blah it’s whitey’s fault. Next….

    • Oil Can Harry

      She also brags that while attending Georgetown U she and the other black students self-segregated by sitting together in lunch- something white students are regularly excoriated for doing.

      • TruthBeTold

        The black table was not forced upon us–it was a refuge

        THEY can take refuge from us but we can’t take refuge from them.

        • Jim Kental

          They want refuge from us? Well leave America!!!!!

          • Sam

            Most of them would be living in huts made of broken sticks and cow crap if it weren’t for white people.

            Come to think of it, if they want refuge from us, they should build some of those huts.

        • TrueNorthFree

          A typical anti-white double standard.

      • anony

        She should extend that thought to moving to an all-black country. We don’t have that possibility anymore.

    • Chip Carver

      The rationalizations provide unintentional hilarity. But they can’t hide the sad truth.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        Blacks be dumb. Gnohmsaine.

        .

    • Dr. Rieux

      For blacks to constantly blame whitey for all their problems is an implicit admission of their inferior abilities. If they had capability equal to everyone else’s, they would be capable of overcoming their obstacles, most of which are either imaginary or created by themselves.

      • Susan

        I agree. ” If they had capability equal to everyone else’s” we wouldn’t still be talking about this 50 years later.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      I guess one could successfully teach Latin to a pig, but the expenditure of resources would be so great, a sane society would eventually have to question the wisdom of the exercise…

      • ghettovalley

        I feel like you’re onto something here.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          You made me LOL…!

      • anony

        Hey, give them enough “practice” tests, and the pigs will be speaking perfect “pig Latin”.

        After all, ” “practice” makes perfect.”

        • Alden

          There was a New York City police sergeants exam some years ago. They had special tutoring for blacks and hispanics, basically memorizing the questions and answers. The classes were 3 times a week for a solid year.

          Results? Not one black or hispanic passed. The courts of course threw out the test on the grounds that only Whites passed despite the blacks and hispanics being tutored for a solid year.

          At one time the city of San Francisco abolished the written police exams because the blacks who took it could not even read the questions let alone pick the right answers.

          • Albert

            I’ve heard rumors that the civil service is considering raising their admission standards again- pretty much because the AA hires have turned the civil service into a joke of incompetence and laziness.

          • Who Me?

            “civil service joke of incompetence and laziness.”
            ***************
            For a stark lesson on this, go to any local Post Office any time of any day and just look at the “employees”.

          • Travis Lee

            My post office seems to be operating pretty well.

            Of course most of the employees seem to be Chinese or Indian.

          • Dr. Rieux

            But nothing compares to the DMV; angry 300-pound black women, and you can really feel the love.

      • bilderbuster

        That’s the old “If I had a million chimps chained to a million typewriters over a million years they could come up with Shakespeare” scenario.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          I never believed THAT one: A million nigros chained to a million typewriters would still just produce plagiarism or the babbling of Maya Angelou…

          • Dr. Rieux

            Maya Angelou: Our very own African-American Tolstoy.

            (/end sarcasm)

          • Earl P. Holt III

            When she was named “Poet Laureate” by the Rapist-in-Chief in 1993, The American Spectator did an investigation of her contribution to Wake Forest University, where she was listed as a Faculty Member.

            In return for her $105,000 salary, she taught no courses, did not have Office Hours, and did not even have an office! The room listed as her office was — appropriately enough — a janitorial closet!

            This is a prime example of institutions of “higher learning” loading up their faculties with “persons of color,” having no more scholarship than a raccoon: One consequence is the dramatic rise in tuition paid by the white parents of real students…

          • Dr. Rieux

            In other words she was just any other welfare queen, raking in free money, but this time from the gullible students of Wake Forest and their parents.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            …and enabled by the cowards and quislings on Wake Forest’s Board of Trustees…

          • bilderbuster

            Shaquille O’Neil was awarded a Doctorate Degree by Barry University where it’s claimed he “secretly” attended classes during the off season.

          • Alden

            What’s Barry University?

          • bilderbuster

            A small Catholic University in Miami.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            At least Barry didn’t make him a Tenured Professor…!

          • bilderbuster

            At least Barry Soetoro hasn’t made Dr. Shaq the Surgeon General.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Made me LOL…

          • Alden

            Angela Davis the communist RAISED BY COMMUNIST QUAKER DO GOODERS BY THE WAY TO BE A COMMUNIST bought the guns used in the Marin courthouse county shoot out that resulted in 11 dead including a sitting Judge rabble rouser and Black Panther and Black Guerilla family poster girl ended up vice president of the University of California at Santa Cruz at a 100,000 plus salary a year.

            Frederick Douglas to Angela Davis to Mumia Alb Jumar the killer of a White police officer, the Quakers have sponsored all these black activists for almost 200 years.

            Why do all these goody goody Quakers hate their fellow Whites so much?

          • Earl P. Holt III

            They are the most naive people in the history of Mankind, and should be forced to take into their homes, the knuckle-dragging black savages they help acquit…

          • Who Me?

            $105,000 salary, for doing literally nothing? WOW! How do I get a job like that? Oh, wait… n/m.

          • Earl P. Holt III

            Whites Need Not Apply !

          • bilderbuster

            Me neither but you probably could teach a pig to obey a few commands in Latin.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          I suspect a million nigros chained to a million typewriters would be useful only as boat-anchors…

        • Skip the chimps. Just give one Elizabethan-era Englishman a quill pen and fifty-two years, and you’ll get Shakespeare.

          • Dr. Rieux

            Now just imagine what might have been if there had been typewriters and chimps at Elizabeth’s court.

          • bilderbuster

            They would’ve kept the typewriters and sent the chimps back to Africa. They never would have made them equal subjects and called them Englishmen.

      • Sam

        All we need to do is hypnotize the pigs; convince them they excel at learning languages. See, the reason pigs don’t normally pick up a language so quickly is that they’ve been told repeatedly (by white people) that they’re just dumb pigs.

        • Earl P. Holt III

          The solution may be to offer courses in “Oinking as a Second Language”…

          • Dr. Rieux

            OSL?

      • Lygeia

        I think I would prefer the pig.

  • TruthBeTold

    I’m used to carving out a black space in a white world. As an undergrad at Georgetown University, I sat at “the black table,” the one cafeteria table where many black students congregated for a fun, raucous dinner and discussion of the day’s news. The black table was not forced upon us–it was a refuge.

    I relied on my “make them feel comfortable” bag of tricks–smiling more so as not to be called an “angry black woman,” being extra friendly to be considered a “team player,” keeping my Warren Moon-composure in the face of many microaggressions from students and colleagues.

    Do blacks believe they deserve special awards and commendations for the ‘indignity’ of being in the vicinity of white people?

    If they suffer so much being around us why do they demand to be around us?

    • SoulInvictus

      “Do blacks believe they deserve special awards and commendations for the ‘indignity’ of being in the vicinity of white people?”

      Yes.

      “If they suffer so much being around us why do they demand to be around us?”

      The fact that they are indeed given the aforementioned rewards.

      At least the questions are easy today.;)

      • propagandaoftruth

        She basically admits that it’s harder to teach blacks and that they require coddling and extra teaching.

        In that she patently abnegates IQ differences, she MUST detest White folk for causing all this horrible black failure to do well on tests.

        But this is precisely why even sans AA farcedom, what does a degreed Negro really know? Has he or she been coddled through undergraduate and post graduate studies by professors dedicated to proving an assertion and forwarding an ideology?

        I guestimate that White males currently must achieve roughly two standard deviations better than a Negro in order to be considered for the same job, promotion, scholarship, grant, contract, as a holy Negro. White women, one standard deviation.

        Progressivism = Marxism. “Races” are now “social constructs.”

        Marxists “destroy” bad social constructs. Progressivism = White Genocide.

        • Deacon Blue

          Me personally? So much happier she is teaching at a HBCU like
          Howard than are a real…er…”mainstream” place of higher learning
          where she could contribute to the further deterioration of rationale
          thought & discourse. She could be further polluting the minds
          of people at real colleges. She belongs right where she is if you
          ask me.

          • propagandaoftruth

            I hate to go all negative nelly but…

            Real colleges are where all the creepto-Marxist brew is cooked up. I assure you, they are no less abominable brainwashing factories without this one.

            Maybe slightly more efficient, but remember, that’s a bad thing in this case.

          • listenupbub

            A perfect fit for her mental abilities and racial views.

        • Charles Martel

          Practice Tests = You might see these questions again in a different order.

          • propagandaoftruth

            Coaching sessions…here, take the test, memorize stuff, feel good, take the test again…

            It’s freakin’ COLLEGE for chrissakes! When I went went to college the last thing I wanted was to be in freakin’ high school again…

            Parasitism left unchecked eventually destroys the host.

          • Sam

            Yes, their scores often improve by as much as 3.7% when she tells them beforehand what the questions and answers will be.

      • DOUGLAS GILLARD

        Do you think all black people think the same way ?

        • SoulInvictus

          Absolutely not. No generalization is 100% universally true about any group. I have known a few highly intelligent black people. W.E.B. DuBois called them the talented tenth. From experience, I think it’s probably more like the talented 1%.
          Regardless, it’s a marriage that obviously doesn’t work well as evidenced by the ongoing dysfunction in the relationship between blacks and whites in even countries with no history of racial oppression.
          Between that and the enormous discrepancy of population that leaves Europeans as an increasingly tiny minority in the world, it’s just common sense that we need exclusivity …somewhere, to maintain our race and culture. The sentiments you’ll see here are pressure cooker overheated because we are not allowed that, anywhere. Which will eventually mean we disappear as a people, which many of these anti-white groups openly state as the objective to begin with. We take issue with being slow motion exterminated. Black (and brown, and yellow…) folks are being used as a tool in that process which generates understandably high levels of animosity.

          • Ronald Roman

            1903.Talented tenth!
            2015. No, it is talented thousandth.
            So, W.E.B.D. was off by what..10.000%?

          • Born_In_The_Pineywoods

            I have said before that it might be 3%, but certainly not much higher.

        • anony

          A few think; many simply react!

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      Blacks are afraid that whites will get more than them. They are right. Whites work for it. Blacks sit on their fat rear-ends and expect it to be handed to them.

      They act just like emotionally retarded kids complaining that the other kid got the bigger piece of cake. Blacks have not matured past being a child.

      .

      • BillMiller66

        “…will get more than them.”

        Should be “…will get more than they” because what you mean is “will get more than they do.”

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          Yes. English is my worst subject.

          .

        • Lexonaut

          What a language …

          Correct …… I’m going to get them.
          Incorrect … I’m going to get more than them.

          No, please BillMiller66, I don’t need an explanation.

          EDIT: On second thought there are circumstances under which the incorrect phrase is actually correct if you view it as an elaboration of the first one.

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            I also can’t properly use Who and Whom in a sentence.

          • Diana Moon Glampers

            We don’t mind 🙂

          • Sam

            Yeah, whom cares about that? I sure doesn’t.

          • Lexonaut

            Yo white bread! Don’t be no bro!

          • BillMiller66

            If you’re going to write about the lower average IQ of blacks, can you at least put together a grammatically correct sentence? is that really asking too much?
            Reminds me of a demonstration I saw several years ago. One guy held up a sign that said “Make English the Offical [sic] Language.”

          • Dr. Rieux

            French often uses “lui” and “moi” for emphasis, when, according to strict rules of grammar, “il” and “je” are the correct forms. All languages have exceptions to the rule.

          • Lexonaut

            Oh goody — a francophone. Maybe you’ll appreciate a limerick I wrote a a few years ago for a swiss kinda-sorta girlfriend of sixty years ago. With apologies in advance for what she calls my Francais Torque …

            La reine Francaise nom de Marie
            Antoinette avait dans belle Paris
            Une palais si grande que
            Le peuple demand ce
            Mais “Let them eat cake” elle a dit.

          • Dr. Rieux

            C’est une belle chose!

          • Lexonaut

            I had fun with it, the concept of a limerick in French being, of course, a crime against nature.

    • Charles Martel

      No one else even blacks is as nice to them. One uncle tom that makes videos says he would rather have racist white neighbors that would avoid him than ghetto blacks that would steal from him.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        One thing that always makes me laugh is the claim that white racists want to reinstate slavery of blacks. I do not know of one white racist who wants to be anywhere near a black person let alone own and care for one.

        • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

          Haha so true! I’ll also add that they think we hate them simply because they have a different skin color. Like, they’re just like us, but dark, so we hate them for it, and love hating them. More proof of their stupidity, because if that was true, and they were just dark skinned white people, we’d be thrilled. Why would we want to make life harder on ourselves by “hating” them for no reason?? God, they’re stupid and it’s infuriating!

          • propagandaoftruth

            Progressive Whites are more racist than any race realist.

            They think they can turn blacks into dark skinned Whites, and everyone else too. Sounds racist to me.

          • journey

            Blacks were taught also to believe in propaganda. One guess who created it all for both whites and blacks.

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            I know. It is a 3 letter word.

          • John Smith

            Eskimo?

          • bilderbuster

            Does it start with a J and rhymes with Jew?

          • Alden

            They Who Shall Not Be Named TWSBN
            We can’t blame TWSNBN entirely. The Quakers and New England bible thumper puritans started it shortly after the importation of slaves (in which the bible thumpers and Quakers were heavily involved) was banned.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            I don’t have to guess..but you know we can’t say.

          • Lexonaut

            ” I’ll also add that they think we hate them simply because they have a different skin color.”

            C’mon, M$c — What other reason could there possibly be? Science has proved that race is just a social construct.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            Equality is a social construct too…and society is a racial construct! I wish I could remember who said that.

          • Lexonaut

            Well, attributing that most excellent remark to M$c is good enough for me. I hope you won’t want royalties.

          • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

            Haha nah, I wish I had thought of it, but I still wouldn’t want royalties!

          • DivaEl

            I believe the “dark-skinned white people” are East Indians, and we have plenty of them and growing in King County thanks to Microsoft and its abuse of the HB-1 visa program. I just visited a nearby rental complex that was practically wall-to-wall East Indians. No wonder rentals are going through the roof!

          • Alden

            Microsoft has a whole slew of speech therapists and dialect and actoring coaches teaching their Indians and Chinese to speak English that can be understood by their colleagues.

            But no, Microsoft just can’t find qualified programmers amongst the hundreds of thousands of American programmers who need jobs.

            An Indian or Chinese from some 4th rate diploma mill who can’t speak a word of English and needs extensive pronounciation training on company time is preferable to an American from a first rate college who at least can be understood by his colleagues.

          • DivaEl

            And the continuing ed branch of the community college just below Microsoft had a special in-service training on “cultural competency” for all their instructors to accommodate said foreign horde. Our state tax dollars at work!

          • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

            And it will likely be the white programmers training these 3rd worlders on their way to the unemployment line.

          • Nonhumans

            It is & has been. IIRC AmRen ran an article addressing just that a few months ago.

          • Alden

            That is how that curry socialist city council woman from the socialist party got to Seattle. Her ex husband is a Microsoft HB-1 visa Indian guy. She came in as his spouse and is now divorced. After the divorce she probably lost the legal right to remain in this country but instead got herself elected to city council.

        • Susan

          Exactly! We want to be left alone!!!!

        • Alden

          I read a book once, memories of the depression by middle class people who didn’t suffer all that much. One thing stood out. Many could not afford maids any more. Almost all the maids at the time were black. Most of the White women were happy to do their own housework and not have some horrible black woman slopping around the house. Peace, quiet and privacy.

    • Fair Dinkum

      Has it occurred to her that she and her friends committed “microaggressions” against their white schoolmates?

      • TrueNorthFree

        Good God no, I assure you that Black microagrressions and Black major aggressions against whites are part of their invisible and unconscious “Black privilege.”

      • sl

        They think a black person walking into a classroom that’s totally white is a microaggression against them. Microaggression just means “I hate white people.”

    • listenupbub

      They want to get our money and women.

      • bilderbuster

        They want everything that isn’t theirs that they can get their hands on.
        Just look at the photos of the Baltimore Looties.
        Twenty year olds are carrying armloads of Depends Adult Diapers and Arizona Iced Tea.

    • Light from the East

      It is best to claim everybody can score 100 for those who can only score 60. Therefore those with less ability and performance can enjoy the same benefit. That is a good survival strategy for those cannot create civilization for their own, just like parasites in nature. And for those can have higher achievement, it is better to expel those people out as many as possible. But nowadays, almost no one dare to say and implement it. Equality is the real social construct and race and genetics is not.

      • Dr. Rieux

        The children who rode on the short bus are now running the country.

    • I know. Smiling and making others feel comfortable. Gosh, such an indignity to force on blacks!

    • “If they suffer so much being around us why do they demand to be around us?”

      On one hand, they whine and complain when Whites abandon the cities Whites built when their inundated with Blackness. On the other hand, they get very upset when Whites move back into areas, such as downtown Detroit, complaining about “gentrification”, otherwise known as White people raising social capital, increasing property values and economic activity, creating jobs, building the tax base, and reducing crime.

    • Alden

      Micro agression. That means being White which is in and of itself an offense against people of color and liberal Whites.

    • Alden

      What is Warren Moon?

    • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

      “If they suffer so much being around us why do they demand to be around us?”

      A mule will live a hundred years for just one chance to kick you in the head.

  • newscomments70

    Howard University is probably the best HBCU. They even pay their bills…many HBCU’s do not. Her black students were most likely in the top tier of the black community for intelligence and work ethic. At the average black majority school, her experience would have been radically different.

    • phorning

      That’s just what I was thinking. She doesn’t have a clue what her experience would have been like at a lower tier HBCU.

      • newscomments70

        I imagine she does, but like all liberals, she has selective memory/perception.

      • Charles Martel

        Like liberals that say they believe in equality but move to Whitopia, watch what people do not what they say.

      • listenupbub

        I know all about lower-tier HBCU’s because I have one of the nation’s favorites in my backyard, practically. Every year at homecoming there are shootings and vandalism. The students spend all their time finding out about obscure rap music.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Reread the article: her Howard students WERE less intelligent than her previous white students, though she’s in denial about it.

      That’s why she cheated on their behalf by regularly giving then “practice tests” that contained the answers for future “official” tests. She never had to do that for the white kids.

      • phorning

        You are right, but Howard students are in all likelihood much better students than those at places like Savannah State or Cheyney University. If she was surprised at what she had to do to “prepare” students at Howard, she would have found her job at one of those school impossible.

      • newscomments70

        I fully understood that. My point is that this is the best the black community has to offer. Most of their schools are war zones.

        • Oil Can Harry

          Okay, we’re in agreement: the white students are sharper than the black Howard students who are smarter than the students at a typical HBCU Clown College.

        • Charles Martel

          Only 15% of US blacks have an IQ of 100 or higher. I have a T shirt I wore last year to amusement parks that says “WHITE PRIVILEGE IS EVOLUTION that’s why Asians have it also”. Despite posting here I was surprised no blacks out of hundreds encountered were smart enough to be offended. I was a walking functional literacy test. I might have to get one with it on both sides.

          • listenupbub

            And US blacks have been greatly helped by the infusion of white DNA.

          • bilderbuster

            But we’re still back at the poop and vanilla ice cream analogy.

          • Alden

            A lot of court clerks and attorneys have noticed that there are black Judges who cannot read.

          • Usually Much Calmer

            Thank you for doing this.

          • Charles Martel

            Its actually fun I did it this weekend. I might make one with it on both sides since illiteracy protects me from non Asian minorities reading it.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        I got practice tests in Physics, Calculus (math), and Chemistry, and I felt they were needed. The official tests were a lot harder, and having the answers to the practice test didn’t help on the real test.

        .

        • jane johnson

          Same with my statistics class. All the questions were multiple choice on both tests, but on the “real” one, we had to show our work.

        • Zimriel

          My (Anglosphere) high-school had practice GCSEs and A-Levels as well. Practice exams are not the same as being given the actual questions ahead of time.

          We had to show our work on the practice tests too.

        • Charles Martel

          I have had practice tests also. Some in elective classes just had the same questions in a different order as the practice.

        • Dr. Rieux

          Those were classes in the hard sciences. I’ m going to wager that this “scholar” probably teaches something like black studies or women’s studies, but definitely nothing more difficult than sociology. She’s as much a scholar as Saida Grundy.

          The tide is turning. Fewer and fewer are willing to give black criminality and stupidity a pass.

          • Alden

            You may be right about the ordinary people, but the government, the colleges,the education department, employers under the affirmative action gun, the great foundations like Ford Woods etc that give millions a year to black causes and most of all, most of all the state and federal courts still give black criminality and stupidity a pass.

            The federal government abolished a simple reading and writing 10th grade level employment exam for candidates for jobs requiring BA degrees because all those blacks with BA and MA degrees could not pass 10th grade reading and writing.

            The government, the colleges, the media, the great non profit foundations that fund black activitists, most White college grads and most Whites who earn over $150,000 per year hate us and empower blacks.

          • Dr. Rieux

            As was the former USSR, BRA is built on a pack of lies, that some people just can’t get ahead because of generations of racism being among the most poisonous to the body politic.

            Let the poo-bahs continue to push their lies. Ordinary folk are tired of working under clueless black supervisors, black teachers unable to write a simple sentence in English correctly and paying exorbitant tuition so their children can be harangued by illiterate, obese sheboons. When people lose trust in a country and its insitutions its collapse becomes inevitable.

        • Oil Can Harry

          I’m not necessarily against practice tests.

          My point was this woman felt her black students needed them but her white students didn’t.

    • MikeofAges

      Saw the SAT profile for Howard once. Undoubtedly broader than any other undergraduate college. The top quarter was very high. The bottom quarter awful. The administr

    • John Smith

      They had to fire 200 staff members to “stay in the black,” pun intended.

      • newscomments70

        I believe it

    • Alden

      I remember a few years the women of Howard had a big demonstration about the fact that the school is in a black ghetto and the black ghetto men harass the Howard women so much

      • newscomments70

        I’ve met some of the staff at Howard. I thought highly of them. I always wondered what student life was like there…that sounds about right.

  • ncpride

    I maintained my academic standards…..

    And I just bought Big Ben. I don’t believe her nonsense for a second. Blaming Whitey for black failure tells me all I need to know about this ‘professor’.

    • TruthBeTold

      Her PWI and ‘bag of tricks’ comments ares more than revealing about her and other blacks.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        “Bag of Tricks” is a phrase I use a lot to describe psychopaths; especially sociopaths. After 6 moths of constant contact with any psychopath, their bag of tricks runs out, and you find they just repeat the same old B.S. over and over again.

    • Publius Pompilius Quietus

      Myths are moralistic stories that are told to confirm a people’s view of themselves, so there is an admission of the truth when Nyasha Junior calls white supremacy a “myth.” De jure systematic white supremacy is a myth that black people tell themselves to excuse their many failures.

    • Lexonaut

      “I maintained my academic standards…..”

      She said she maintained her academic standards, ncpride, not yours. Can’t you read?

      • ncpride

        I doubt she even maintained her idea of standards. I think she got a reality check when she saw how far behind her black students were, and if she was really honest, would admit more than half of them had no business at any college. But there, there, it’s okay, it’s all Whitey’s fault for making them feel inferior, when in fact they are just plain stupid.

  • TruthBeTold

    I can’t even get through this article!

    Everytime I read one sentence my head wants to explode. Her contempt for Whites and her black superiority are beyond obnoxious.

    This is pure ‘black crazy’.

  • I am relieved to read that the author did not learn from the children.

  • nativist

    “I started giving practice tests to help students build their confidence”. Students of any color would be confident taking a test if the answers their professor gave them for practice
    were much the same as what would be on the “real” test.

    • Mack0

      Ive seen this happen. A practice test is given on Monday or a Wednesday and the “real” test is given a few days later. The teacher builds the test around the questions or math problems from the practice test most of the students got correct. For example, the test might be winnowed down from 100 questions to 60, comprised entirely of the questions students did well on.. From the period between the practice test and the actual test the teacher will essentially teach the test to improve the students odds. That doesnt even take into consideration the curve a teacher applies. Out of the 60 questions they might throw out ten and only grade on 50. Another trick is to offer bonus questions worth an outrageous number of points. It’s a scam

      • listenupbub

        In contrast, competitive universities give novel questions that require extra application on the tests.

        • John Smith

          Or even abstract thinking based on a set of fundamental principles.

          • Dr. Rieux

            Best not to expect much abstract thinking from people whose ancestors never even developed the wheel.

      • Alden

        Another scam is weighted questions. The easiest questions, the ones the blacks are most likely to answer correctly are worth more than the other questions.

        Say there are 100 questions for a perfect score of 100 points. Instead of one point for each questions some questions are worth one point and the easiest questions are worth five points.

    • Cuddles

      So she gives them the test before hand. Might as well make it open book also.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        I took a summer class in college that had open notes for all tests including the final. Some blacks in that class were taking it for the 3rd time because they failed the first 2 times. After 3 fails, you can’t retake the class anymore. The class was required for the most mediocre associate degree.

        • John Smith

          I’m seeing this now, as I have to re-take several science courses I took in college, since most allied medical programs won’t take them after 5-7 years post-degree, even if you have undergrad and graduate degrees in the field. I’m doing them at a junior college and there are tons of negroes in them who’ve been through once before, and they only get two chances to pass. Meanwhile, I have to take standardized competency tests that include scientific subjects based on my prior major and passed them at the 99th percentile. This proves to me these requirements are a hoax designed to get money and that even the negroes who finally pass aren’t going to be very competent.

      • Charles Martel

        I have had open book physics tests that the book wouldn’t help you if you didn’t understand it.

        • Lexonaut

          In college fifty years ago I was marked down on the Physics 102 final because I couldn’t remember the key formula for describing the operation of a cyclotron and instead had to derive it.

    • JP Rushton

      I had a female black teacher give the test out that we would end up taking, complete with the answers. The only difference was that the answer might be A on the practice but B on the real, but the same exact choices. No, I’m not lying or exaggerating. It was a low level course, so she probably did it to keep grades up.

  • Mack0

    A long article that could easily be summarized in four words, I commit grade inflation. Come on, if black people can’t succeed at a HBCU then its totaly hopeless.

    • Cuddles

      I.C.G.I our new micro aggression code for our darling Bantus!! Ha!

      By the way IQ does prove intelligence level and it’s not a myth.

      • Zimriel

        More so, g; the strictly mathematical gauge.

        Anyway IQ doesn’t even matter from a pro-white perspective; if it did everyone here would be all for a ruling elite of Japanese and Ashkenazim, which pro-whites are not. IQ matters not because it flatters whites (it doesn’t), but because it reflects reality.

        If blacks are to have any hope, they need to accept reality like pro-whites do. They need to support the successes within their race (Sowell alone outsmarts most Jews I know), shun the morons, and quit making excuses.

        • Charles Martel

          Asians can memorize books better than understanding what is in the books. Jews just do the same tricks Martin Luther wrote about 500 years ago. Innovation is a white thing

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          I have never met a smart ***.

          See my “Bag of Tricks” comment several responses above.

          .

        • Thomas

          Whites used to have higher average IQ than eastern asians and jews, go dysgenics!

        • InAFreeCountry

          Sowell and a few other notables are the exceptions that prove the rule.

    • libertarian1234

      She’s just one more black liar who thinks that if she tells enough lies about black ability she can create a new “truth.”

      It’s just as Jesse and Al do. They don’t care if black students never learn the course work or can barely read their certification, because whoever might point that out later on as obvious incompetence will be demonized by them to the nth degree as a racist, pretending as if they’re threatened by “educated” blacks.

      The lying never stops.

  • ricpic

    So the blacks feel inferior with no whites around and that’s why they have “test anxiety?” The times I’ve performed best in school have been those times when I’ve felt inferior and to make up for it I “ran scared,” which meant studying so thoroughly in preparation for an exam that all my anxiety evaporated when I opened the blue book and got down to business. Of course this “scholar’s” attempt to excuse black under or non-performance is bunk. But even if it weren’t the simple answer would be to put either fear of failure or shame at failing in them. But can that be done to a high self-esteem population? I would be hard put to name a white I know who hasn’t been through the fire of guilt and shame at underperforming at school or work, the disgrace of it, and then by running scared to save his name saving himself. This is the white pattern that leads to an honorable life. Does it even exist among blacks?

    • Tyrone Shoelaces

      I got to the point in grad school where I could write a draft of a 20+ page lit analysis in about ten hours, two days before it was due. Stream of consciousness, I would simply sit and write until I had twenty pages done. After that, I’d plug in my source quotations and clean up the grammar. Most times, I would be left with about 16 or 17 pages, and then I’d figure out the conclusion. My lit test for my Master’s called for writing a 20 page paper, based upon questions from my Committee, within a twenty four hour period. I told my profs that I couldn’t even type that fast, but I had to do it. I sweated, but passed. I never received less than an A- in any course.
      A few of the papers that I wrote were considered “publishable” by my profs.

      I’d like to know what field this negro woman teaches in. She is a “black scholar.” Sure. Sociology? Black Studies? White Hate Crimes? Her excuse making makes one sick, and makes one wonder exactly what she “studied” while being fed and clothed by those she hates so much.

      • Deacon Blue

        Close – From her bio at Howard:

        “…received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.P.A. from Princeton University. After brief stint in the corporate world, I earned an M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion and a Ph.D. in Old Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary…”

        Another “reverand” type. Puh-raize Jeezus! Can I get an “amen from
        AMREN?”

        • The Worlds Scapegoat

          “After brief stint in the corporate world”

          Meaning she couldn’t make it in the real world.

          .

          • Deacon Blue

            You caught that did you? 😉

          • Silly Frog

            It would have a lot of value if she worked in the african mission field for a church or some other charitable spiritual endeavor with those she relates to. It would show she believed in what she learned and was applying it, sad she wastes it hating whites.

        • jambi19

          That’s what they call in academia a “career student.”

      • Lexonaut

        Tyrone Shoelaces ..

        Chuckle, chuckle. Did you major in Dickens?

        • Tyrone Shoelaces

          I wasn’t allowed to “major.” My “specialty” was twentieth century prose fiction, with a focus on the later part of the century. I focused further on Faulkner, because at the time I was very interested in his treatment of miscegenation in the South in his literature. I would have focused on Lovecraft had it been allowed.

          • Lexonaut

            I was making a joke, simply pointing out that one can imagine a Dickens novel written in our time in which one of the characters plausiblly would have your username.

          • Tyrone Shoelaces

            Oh yeah, I figured that you were making a joke, and I apologize if I was too pompous in my answer. I didn’t know what the the joke was, but now I do appreciate it. I took the name from an old Cheech and Chong song, “Basketball Jones.”

          • Lexonaut

            Oh dear, I just played it. When the slow hand clapping began I cracked up. I’m not sure anyone would dare release that piece today. My favorite joke of all time is this one by Tommy Chong in … I forget … must have been “Up In Smoke” …

            Q: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?

            A: One, but it takes a long time, and the light bulb has to want to change.

          • Tyrone Shoelaces

            Nice to meet someone familiar with Dickens, at any rate. Did not read many of his novels, though those that I read I liked a lot. “Hard Times,” “David Copperfield,” “Bleak House,” “Great Expectations.” As I mentioned, I was not allowed to “major.” I wish that I could remember the list of novels that I was tested on for my written exam. I remember a few of them. I managed to slip in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” along with a few Faulkner novels, like the beautiful “Light in August,” and a bunch of others that I don’t remember. My oral argument went well–if you pass the written one, the profs don’t screw with you much during the oral phase–and at one point, I remember interjecting a reference to the Burt Reynolds film “White Lighting” into my oral argument. Fun times, back then. One of these days I’ll grow a set and use that degree. I did earn it, with honors. Hard to even contemplate going back into academia, though. If you are not a Marxist, you are pretty much screwed.

          • Lexonaut

            I’ve never read Dickens, oddly enough. Given the books you listed, you might be interested in some non-fiction from 200 years earlier — The Diary of Samuel Pepys. It is absolutely enthralling, and it’s interesting to see English as it was spoken in the 1660s.

          • Tyrone Shoelaces

            Read Pepys in High School. Yes, enthralling. Dr. Johnson is just as enthralling.

          • Lexonaut

            I’ll try him, thanks.

          • Dr. Rieux

            Pepys is very good reading.

            Boswell quotes Johnson’s recognition of his own writing ability in his Life of Johnson. ” I could write the biography of a broomstick,” states Johnson. Whether he intended to be or no, Johnson could be very funny.

          • AngloBilly

            Yes, John Evelyn is very good. I’m glad to know he still has another fan.

          • Dr. Rieux

            For fans of English and American history Evelyn is an outstanding primary source. I recall reading how in a meeting of the privy council sending ships of The Royal Navy to put the fear of God into the “saucy” Bostonians was discussed, and this was almost 100 years before The American War of Independence began.

          • Alden

            I have read almost all of Dickens. Some were 1890’s large size illustrated editions in the university library where I worked. I usually inhale books but Dickens should be read slowly and enjoyed.

            There is something more every time one reads a Dickens novel.
            One of my favorite characters is that do gooder Mother who totally neglects her own household and 5 or 6 children to set up a coffee raising colony in some coastal African swamp. Her idea is that the poor and homeless of London will be relocated to the swamp. So will some African tribes that are giving the English army trouble in their colonizing efforts.

            The 2 groups will raise coffee and prosper. The settlement did get started but the do gooders didn’t realize that coffee is a mountain dry soil not coastal wet swamp crop. Both the English and Africans died of malaria and yellow fever.

          • Lexonaut

            I’ll have to try him. Where should I start?

          • Dr. Rieux

            That do-gooder mother is Mrs. Jellyby, from “Bleak House”.

          • Lexonaut

            This is a test to see whether you were in fact censored ..

            Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas … I always chuckled whenever I saw “my 300 pound Samoan attorney”. Perhaps it was true but it was quite an image.

          • Tyrone Shoelaces

            My replies show up in my “discus” inbox, but they are not on the original thread. At least from my end. My email is [email protected] if you wish to ever continue the conversation, or go further. I am pretty sure that they have my mac address, etc. I don’t know exactly what it is that I do that angers them, but they just shut me down every few weeks. I vow to never post again, and then I get suckered in. Thanks for your kind words. If you wish to converse further, you have my email address, friend.

          • Lexonaut

            Try clearing your browser cache. If that doesn’t work, your ISP may be using what’s called an edge server, which is a kind of super cache that multiple users are forced to use without their realizing it.

            There is no way for you to flush an edge server so you might do some google searches to see if other users of your ISP are reporting similar problems. If so, change ISPs.

            I’m going to email your email address to myself … Done … Now for a little shameless self promotion …

            If you have any interest in conversation about music, kindly visit my new music website, http://www.musicchitchat.com
            poke around and consider joining. If you have any problems let me know by Disqus and we’ll hook up directly by email.

          • BlueSonicStreak

            I can still see your comments about your academic years here on the original thread (and I checked this with a second browser), so perhaps Disqus is glitching for you?

            If the comment shows up in your Disqus profile, but doesn’t have a red “removed” next to it, it should still be on the original thread. It’s very strange that you cannot see it, though.

          • Tyrone Shoelaces

            I tried to reply, but the censors got me. Apparently mentioning a few Dickens novels and what went into my written exam is verboten. Serious. They usually only censor me if I denigrate a certain presidential candidate who has a brother who may or may not have been president once. Thanks for the kudos. They are after me, though. Again, thanks for the kudos. I am about to be “disappeared.” And the right wing complains about lefties censoring them.

    • Charles Martel

      Well no one to copy off of if everyone is black

    • Lexonaut

      “This is the white pattern that leads to an honorable life. Does it even exist among blacks?”

      Yo white bread! Why you gots to axe?

    • carriewhite64

      Who does not have test anxiety? In the white world, test anxiety serves a purpose and is a good thing.

  • zamzow

    If it’s that bad for black people in the US, that every waking moment must be devoted to fending off white micro aggressions, why do blacks not move back to mother Africa ? Of course we know the answer to that one !

    • Lexonaut

      “Of course we know the answer to that one !”

      Yes. The Popeye’s delivery charges would be unaffordable.

  • Blackfish

    According to her website, she teaches bible studies. I’m truly surprised it’s not Sociology or Black Studies

    • Katherine McChesney

      She probably teaches that blacks are the real Israelites and that Jesus was black….all lies of Satan.

      • Zimriel

        That’s worth looking up. I found her book, upcoming this November: “An Introduction to Womanist Biblical Interpretation”.

        Biblical scholarship might be better off if she *had* argued for Jesus as black…

        • M.A

          The last time I checked, there was no such word in English as “Womanist”. Indeed my (not always reliable spellcheck) underlines the word in red.

          • Lexonaut

            The language is evolving. As always it is defined by the words and grammar that educated people use. So if she has found a new word for the dictionary, how is that different from the Supreme Court finding new meaning in the Constitution?

            Really, M.A., you must get with the program.

          • M.A

            Sorry Lexonaut but I’ve always had difficulties with The Progam (Capitals Please !).
            Things are even worse this morning here in Ireland. Early returns from the same sex marriage referendum (I can’t bring myself to capitalize that particular abomination) indicate a strong yes vote

            I’m finally admitting to myself that this is no longer my country although, deep down, I’ve known this for many years now. .

          • Lexonaut

            At least you’re not being overrun with blacks and Pakis- or are you?

          • M.A

            Blacks yes,Pakis not so much. We allowed in the pure african strain-mostly nigerians. They are worthless.

          • mikey7777

            wow and I love how those blacks will think they are irish…so I guess we will be seeing black elves and fairies soon

          • Dr. Rieux

            Hello, “Camp of The Saints.”

            BTW, was anyone else struck that The Pope in COTS was named Benedict XVI?

          • Alden

            16 for Louis 16 of France?

          • Alden

            MA Check out irish savant blogspot. He is adamantly against the browning of Ireland by Africans. Excellent blog for the Irish resistance. Poor Ireland, only 90 years ago it threw out the English occupation and now comes the African occupation courtesy of the European Union that was supposed to raise Ireland and all the other EU countries to peace and prosperity.

          • M.A

            Indeed Alden.I have been reading Savant for 4 or 5 years now; it;s the first site I go to every morning. but thanks for the tip anyway.

          • Spikeygrrl

            PLEASE, don’t surrender to their rape of our common language! Call it what it is: Homosexual Mirage.

          • M.A

            Thank you Spikeygirl.

            Tv and radio here are full of self congratulatory idiots who are are proclaiming about how “modern” Ireland has become. Leading the way for the rest of the world no less.

            Me?. I’m ashamed of my life about it. Shame, however, is clearly a redundant emotion in this day and age. I’m 56 but I have never felt older.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Oddly enough I’m 55, wheelchair-bound with an incurable condition whic entails ghastly chronic pain…and yet have rarely felt younger. Give me a Good Cause to get passionate about and that’s a tank of petrol I can run on for YEARS. 🙂

          • M.A

            I sympathise totally with you and your unfortunate circumstances. Quite obviously, your pen name is a reflection of your character. I wish you only the very best but I won’t even pretend to know the hardships you must go through.

            The wife, almost as depressed as I am, has demanded that I take her to her favourite restaurant. We can drink too much and get a taxi home.

            God Bless

          • Spikeygrrl

            Enjoy. You deserve it!

            Don’t fret about me. I have all the help and support any Human could possibly want. My husband is a career military combat medic NCO (12 years in so far). He caringly and competently manages my ongoing awkwardness at home. I also get excellent care at one of the best military teaching hospitals in the nation at ZERO cost to me — including in-home physical therapy and IVig. I am humbled that such largesse is on tap for someone who has done absolutely nothing to earn it.

            So if you’re going to gad about blessing things, bless U.S. Military Medicine. They work their arses off to deserve it.

          • M.A

            We are just going out. For you to say that you have done nothing to earn the care you receive is quite humbling. I’m sure nothing could be further from the truth. I’m …..well humbled at your fortitude and the love of your husband

            I don’t agree with your opinion on the benevolence of the US Military. I’m sorry if that insults you or your husband but so be it.

          • Spikeygrrl

            I can totally understand your skepticism about military medicine — at no time did I say the military as a whole — if you have never experienced it for yourself, or have never seen the all-but-miraculous work they do in rehabilitating servicemembers who have been profoundly debilitated physically and/or mentally.

            Have a great night out, and be well.

          • Alden

            here is something I know about the VA. They absolutely refuse to prescribe vicodin for pain because they are idiots who believe the propaganda put out by liberal cause people about addiction to prescription meds.

            So they put all those who need vicodin on ibuprofen. Problem is, years of ibuprofen destroys the kidneys. So all those vets who are refused vicodin eventually need kidney replacements because the ibuprofen prescribed in lieu of vicodin destroyed their kidneys.

            Typical of everything liberals touch. Create a problem by refusing vicodin and giving ibprofen. Solve the problem with a kidney transplant unless the ibrofen poisoned patient dies first which most do.

          • Alden

            Don’t you have a great husband and a happy marriage based on compatibility and partnership?

          • Spikeygrrl

            Yes. I do. But that does not make me feel young. In point of fact I acquired this husband when I was already middle-aged (which I consider nothing short of miraculous), hence there are no mental associations between our marriage and my younger years. Also he is my junior by 15 years and in excellent health, which more often than not makes me feel positively ANCIENT.

          • Alden

            Gay marriage won. It is broadcast all over the PC world as the final overthrow of evil Catholic rule in Ireland. Gay marriage won because an organization called Atlantic Philanthropies poured millions into propaganda for gay marriage. Atlantic Philanthropies was behind the whole thing from start to finish.

            Wow! I spelled Philanthropies correctly.

          • Just about everyone of importance and fame in Ireland advocated the measure. The Catholic Church only provided lukewarm opposition. It’s a wonder that even 38% of voters were against it.

          • Dr. Rieux

            While there is an entry for “ax”, I am pretty certain there still aren’t entries for “maf”, ” troof ” and “youf”.

        • Spikeygrrl

          “Womanist”?????

          Just when I thought I had finally heard/read everything…

          • BlueSonicStreak

            It’s a word that has existed in liberal academia for a while – and ONLY in liberal academia. Basically means “feminist,” but only for “women of colour,” and focused on feminism predominantly from the perspective of black women.

            Because “mainstream” feminism is “too white” and racist.

            Yes, really.

          • Alden

            One reason blacks hate feminazis is the rape question. By about 1960 the blacks and They Who Shall Not Be Named had the courts convinced there was no such thing as a black on White rape. I know Alameda County Ca (Oakland) refused to prosecute black on White rape from abut 1960 to 1980 because there would be riots and demonstrations if they dared.

            It was White feminazis who succeeded in getting the rape laws and law enforcement practices back to where they were in 1930 when the liberals started making black on White rape prosecutions difficult.

            There really is an enduring hatred of White feminazis from the black community because the feminazis remade the laws about rape and have put so many thousands of black rapists in prison where they belong.

            First White male marxist professors were passed over in favor of minority and White women marxist professors. Now the White feminazis are being passed over in favor of black and brown feminazis. Good!!!!

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        How is that different that the “British Israel” claim? A lot of people in Britain (England) believe they are the lost tribe of Israel.

        en[dot]wikipedia[dot]org/wiki/British_Israelism

        Blacks don’t have exclusive rights to stupidity.

        .

        • M.A

          “A lot of people in Britain” ?.
          Are you insane?. I doubt if one in a million Britons believe this. That leaves you with….oh all of 60 people. lets say 50 actual English.
          J*sus Chr*st !

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            Considering there may only be 80 white English people left in England, 50 is a lot.

            I wasn’t referring to the Muslim, Indian, African, Pakistani, Chinese Englishman.

            .

          • M.A

            You are not far off in your estimates. My apologies for snapping at you; I’ve been in foul humour all morning.

        • Alden

          Joseph Smith claimed that some ancient Jews came to America and became the Indians or something. The British Israel thing was a 19th century fad, kind of like the King Arthur revival.

          Supposedly the Stone of Scone is the very stone on which Abraham?? is that the guy ? was going to kill his son Issac on orders of God. The ancient Israelites brought it to Scotland at some point and it was used as the throne of whichever blood soaked warlord claimed to be King of Scotland until killed by the next blood soaked warlord.

          Edward 1 brought the stone to England and it is under the throne in Westminster Abbey.

          The bible thumpers get hysterical about what they claim is the difference between ancient Israelites and Jews.

          • The Worlds Scapegoat

            “Joseph Smith claimed that some ancient Jews came to America and became the Indians or something. The British Israel thing was a 19th century fad, kind of like the King Arthur revival.”

            en[dot]wikipedia[dot]org/wiki/Bat_Creek_inscription

            .

      • Silly Frog

        Maybe she is a five percenter

        • Katherine McChesney

          There’s a violent group of blacks who call themselves “The Black Israelites”.

      • Alden

        You are probably right.

  • dd121

    Thanks for the update, Nyasha. I guess we can expect a bloom of black Nobel laureates.

    • libertarian1234

      Yes, but they won’t be noticed, because they’ll be overshadowed by the influx of rocket scientists into the job market.

    • Charles Martel

      Except for Keynesian economics which got disproved by Weimar, Zimbabwe & Argentina, all black Nobels came from the subjective fields of Peace & Lit.

      • Spikeygrrl

        Keynesianism has been definitively demolished by the Austrian School. The problem is that the Keynesianism will never admit it.

    • Sam

      If Paul Krugman can win a Nobel prize, there’s a lot of hope for negroes. I have my money on Al Sharpton.

  • LHathaway

    She studies at PWIs?

    Don’t be too modest. Stand up and be counted. What you really count as is a BDR.

    • Charles Martel

      What could she be taught at an HBC?

      • Lexonaut

        Color mixing in art class?

  • Dr. Rieux

    She says that her students at Howard weren’t inferior. But she subsequently presents evidence against her initial assertion and nothing supporting it. If I were grading this piece she wrote, I would have to give her a D+.

    • Mack0

      It’s a long chain of black teachers and administrators failing black students from elementary to university. Nowhere on that chain of failure is a single white person responsible. All their teachers were black and if they havent managed to instill a sense of confidence in a student its impossible.

      • Lexonaut

        “All their teachers were black and if they havent managed to instill a sense of confidence in a student its impossible.”

        But the fact that the teachers are all black is the fault of The Man. We were supposed to have done away with Separate But Equal fifty years ago, and we did. However, we weren’t supposed to have meant it.

    • Jaggers

      Oh, but could you bump up that D+? She’s been suffering from the low expectations of society, and she’s internalized that, don’t ya know?

      • Dr. Rieux

        I already bumped it up. Hence the D+, instead of a straight up D.

  • Luca D.

    “…students of color struggle with notions of inferiority….”

    Actually Nyasha, I think is is the “realities of inferiority” that they are struggling with.

    • LHathaway

      No matter how bad this stereotyping (that she is claiming to be a victim of) gets, it won’t be so bad she will petition against affirmative action.

    • Illidan Stormragge

      After 500 years of mixture maybe then blacks who will be lighter skinned by that point will be comparable to whites, whatever that will mean by then, in ability. Either that or severe darwinistic selection, I.e. only allow the blacks with the top 10% iQs to breed over and over again.

  • Christopher Perrien

    Spending the entire school year helping students to merely pass dumbed down competency tests, is why the American educational system is garbage nowadays.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      They also spend time beating down white kids for doing better than blacks.

      • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

        And looking better, smelling better, behaving better…and on and on and on.

  • libertarian1234

    My, my, my, I, I, I. Like most blacks she’s absorbed totally in herself and she exhibits their natural tendency for arrogance by making herself out as something exceptional and she wants it known she has never dwelled on whether or not whites considered her a token black.

    I’m wondering if she understands that black enrollment and graduations would be cut by about 90% if AA were eliminated?

    I never finished reading the rest of it, because it’s more than obvious she’s just one more disgusting black idiot who thinks she’s at the center of the universe, and she’s totally incapable of discussing anything beyond race. All of them eat, sleep and think race to the exclusion of everything else, except when they’re thinking up lies and myths to tell regarding great black accomplishments.

    Or lying in other ways if they think the lie will fool anybody into believing blacks are on the same level as everybody else, like:

    “I cannot state strongly enough that my students were absolutely capable and in no way inferior to any group of students I had taught in the past, but more of them needed more of a push.”

    • Deacon Blue

      You mean she isn’t really as awesome as her self-aggrandizing piece
      reads on? O-M-G!

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    I was at the doctor’s office today and in the waiting room I heard a black woman loudly telling another one how the students in her second-grade class were throwing chairs! I didn’t have to wonder upon hearing this at the race of the students…

    • how about this

      What the White man offensively calls “throwing chairs” is just part of Black culture. It is more sensitive to think of it as creative relocation of furniture, part of their independent studies on the topic of projectile motion.

    • Lexonaut

      Given that it was a chair-throwing class I think the teacher had every right to be proud of her students.

    • Tarczan

      Get another doctor.

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        To clarify, it was at a hospital awaiting lab tests.

        • Dr. Rieux

          Was the black woman telling the other black woman about the students throwing chairs in her second grade class the teacher or one of the students? You didn’t make that clear.

          • Tim_in_Indiana

            She was the teacher. She was talking about how some of the other teachers were actually allowing that kind of behavior but how she was going to start throwing chairs herself before she permitted that in her classroom. It was at that point that I got tired of hearing any more and put in my earbuds.

  • WR_the_realist

    Later, as an academic at a PWI, I put my years of practice as the only
    black person in the room into being the first black woman to hold my
    position. I relied on my “make them feel comfortable” bag of
    tricks–smiling more so as not to be called an “angry black woman,” being
    extra friendly to be considered a “team player,” keeping my Warren
    Moon-composure in the face of many microaggressions from students and
    colleagues.

    I consider the word “microaggression” to b a microaggression against whites.

    • journey

      Blacks never bother with” micro”. They go straight for the “macro”.

    • GAWZ

      ♫They smile in your face; all the time they want to take your place, the B(l)ack Stabbers, Back Stabbers..

  • Deacon Blue

    [i]this myth holds that blacks are not as intelligent, resourceful or capable as whites.[/i]

    I hate to tell this woman that its not a myth.

  • Magnum Opus

    “Pre-exam pep talks”? Is that where she hands out the answers?

    • IstvanIN

      We did that among ourselves when I was in college. The professors never changed the questions on the Ag and Environmental general survey courses, they just changed the order of the questions.

      • John Smith

        That demonstrated your “white resourcefulness (and privilege).”

  • Hilis Hatki

    No matter where they are its still whitey’s fault.

    • GAWZ

      Rule number one in their playbook: ‘Everything is YT’s fault.’

  • Douglas Quaid

    “I relied on my “make them feel comfortable” bag of tricks–smiling more
    so as not to be called an “angry black woman,” being extra friendly to
    be considered a “team player,” keeping my Warren Moon-composure in the
    face of many microaggressions from students and colleagues.”

    Thank goodness she was able to keep her head above the torrential downpour of “microaggressions”. From what I can gather simply being white in the presence of blacks is a “microaggression”.

    • Spikeygrrl

      IOW, she knows dam’ well what constitutes civilized Human behavior, but resents having to exhibit it like everybody else.

  • Nimadan

    “I had to develop greater cultural competency to assist this group of students…..
    but I learned strategies to teach the classes in front of me.

    Ten-to-one, this woman is faking her students’ test results.

    • John Smith

      Apparently they still suck.

    • Alden

      This sentence is straight out of the federal department of education handouts to teachers of elementary school kids.

  • how about this

    “I struggled to find ways to improve their test scores. Soon, I realized that I was combatting years of students having internalized lower expectations and the repeated explicit and implicit messaging they “didn’t test well.””

    I like how in two sentences she both insinuates that their poor performance on tests is yet another White racist lie and admits that it was a fact, in that she tried to change it.

    • John Smith

      She should’ve just gibs dem de answers an’ sheeit.

    • Chasmania

      You pointing that out is a microagression. Turn yourself into the Thought Police for mandatory beatings, sensitivity education and turn in a 50,000 page essay on why the white debil voodoo of racism is the only reason for all the woes of all people of color.

  • Jim Kental

    Duh!!!! We all knew this in elementary school.

  • Evette Coutier

    I met a young black woman recently who was a Howard grad. She’s dumber than a stump. She would have flunked out of the high school I attended. The reality is Blacks are never going to publicly admit they are stupid even if they realize it in private.

    • Dr. Rieux

      Most non-blacks will admit blacks are stupid, even if they will in private.

      • Evette Coutier

        That’s because non-whites have become slaves to group think.

        • Dr. Rieux

          Telling the truth in our oh so “tolerant” society has become a dangerous thing. But telling the truth now remains not simply just refreshing, but because it’s become forbidden fruit, doing so bestows a frisson of excitement.

          • Evette Coutier

            Truth makes you a rebel and an outcast on the fringe of society. It’s very rewarding to be a sentinel of honesty against the ministry of truth.

  • listenupbub

    This girl is actually providing more and more evidence that blacks are dumber than whites.

    She seems to be in complete ignorance of the fact that whites have anxiety about school, too!! That is part of school for most humans on this planet!

    In fact, whites do far worse in self-confidence surveys and the likes than blacks.

    • ghettovalley

      Blacks seem to have a very unrealistic view of themselves. Not only that, but a highly unwarranted sense of self-importance. Especially for a group of people who contribute little or nothing to society, live in filthy slums wherever they are found, and tend to be lazy and overweight.

      • Dr. Rieux

        That’s known as being a sociopath.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Yep. Gotta find the citations for those studies again, they’re soooo telling. The one I remember best had grade-school students rate how good they were at math, then take a math test.

      Negroes: Highest self-ratings, lowest test scores.
      Whites: Middling self-ratings, middling test scores.
      Asians: Lowest self-ratings, higest test scores.

      Predictable so far, neh?

      Here’s where it gets interesting: The gap between self-ratings and test scores was wide for BOTH Negroes and Asians. Whites, however, had very narrow gaps between self-ratings and test scores. IOW, we see ourselves realistically..

      That is an incalculable ethnic/cultural advantage! We don’t tend to hesitate to tackle tasks within our capability…OR waste precious resources barking up trees we can’t yet climb.

      • listenupbub

        I seem to remember Asians believing that they are B students in math, when they were almost always among the best.

        I do not know if whites carry a realistic view of themselves throughout life. Perhaps they do in grade school, but my experience is that whites are a little too lazy and easily defeated in high school and college. Whites really don’t study much at all, it seems, and many of us do not take even the first step to self improvement. Also, whites do pretty bad in surveys of mental illness.

        Whites get a little more serious and sane as they get older and succeed more. The more dangerous/hostile? to whites the country gets, the more acute the psychological and motivational problems will be with whites.

        • Alden

          In my entire academic career from kindergarten to grad school the only things I actually had to study were Algebra 1 and 2. The rest I just read the books, memorized what I needed to and cranked out the papers.

  • TL2014

    Poor Nyasha just can’t deal with the facts.

    • how about this

      As an educated Black woman, let me explain to you that your “facts” are opinions and my opinions are facts. For example, Blacks having an average IQ of about 85 is just an opinion, while Whites causing Blacks to act like morons through thinking negative thoughts about them or unintentionally offending them is a fact.

      • Dr. Rieux

        Seriously, what is the IQ of the average black scholar? 95? 100? A whopping 105?

        • Alden

          There was a study showing that the average IQ of black harvard grad students was 115, about the IQ of the average White electrician or school teacher.

          • Dr. Rieux

            We’re not lifting them up. They’re bringing us down. But, I imagine, that had always been the plan. Tearing down, no matter for what reason, remains easier than building up.

  • how about this

    As a disadvantaged Black youth I am outraged that this piece was written in the White man’s article form. The concept of paragraphs with topic sentences is alien to my culture, and so is this sorcery of “hyperlinks.” I demand a publicly-funded translator to translate this crypto-racist propaganda into a rhyming format which respects my Black body and my unique ways of knowing.

    • kikz2

      Alien to your culture…..as is indoor plumbing/toilet paper, cars, refrigeration, space travel, satellites, and GPS, as is communication on complicated micro-chipped electronic devices, and typing ‘written language’ (while reflecting on the state of your semi-humanity) which is converted to electrical signals of 1’s and zero’s……. magically put in ‘packets’ and sent around the globe in the f*king blink of a White eye 🙂 and by the way, what has your race done lately?

      ” eye unda-STan an’ feelz yo in-fear-AR-tee, dere bra”

      • Alden

        Roads, paths, stairs, 2 story structures etc are also foreign to African culture. I read somewhere the early Portuguese explorers trying to explain the concept of windows, 2nd stories, stairs ladders and doors rather than openings in the wall of the hut to Africans. On the Cape of S. Africa they also ran into some Africans who had fire (such an advance) but ate all their food raw because they had not yet figured out cooking.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Priceless. ROTFL!!!!!
      {still wiping tears of laughter}

  • De Doc

    The HBCs are rapidly becoming favored grounds for many to get into professional schools, that otherwise would be off limits. For example I mentored a resident of Middle Eastern origin, who was a graduate of Meharry College in TN. He was a hard worker though and I was impressed at his progression of skills.

    • jambi19

      If you look at the AAMC’s statistics (they are hard to find, but it can be researched and tracked down on the internet) you will found out Meharry’s admission stats for asian and white students have much higher GPAs and MCATs than the overall average of the school. Not as high as your typical state allopathic school matriculant, but significantly higher than the average Meharry student. The crime of it all is the black with the identical resume as the white or asian at Meharry is on full scholarship to Harvard Med.

    • Alden

      Meharry has the same courses and text books as all the other medical schools.
      If he learned the material he learned as much as any student at the prestige medical schools.

  • disqus_irCdmAu8It

    Blame the honkey mofo, he be the blame for my problems. He be racist.

    • GAWZ

      And that is really all that she said in her mini autobiography.

    • kikz2

      drop the ‘t’…. he beez raaaaycis 😉

  • Evette Coutier

    She’s correct. More black kids need a push, a push on a boat back to Africa.

    • Chasmania

      Hey, I’ll flip for a plane ticket….rocket sled….you name it ! Just whatever will get them there the quickest.

      • kikz2

        i say we clue more of them in to using their FAFSA/loans to go join ISIS, or take any other viable exist far away from we eeeevil bluuu eye’d devullllz… i can’t think of a better use for those taxpayer monies 😀

  • journey

    Another black who absolutely refuse to acknowledge what’s in front of her nose, global black performance is the same whether in Africa, here, etc., nothing to do with whites. Leave blacks on their own, very rapid regression to their natural state will occur. One cannot evolve faster than determined by inherent genetic capabilities. The blacks in any white society is not in their natural state of evolution. So, her statement of “I cannot state strongly enough that my students were absolutely capable and in no way inferior to any group of students I had taught in the past, but more of them needed more of a push.”, only the later part is true.

  • Illidan Stormragge

    So what the flipping heck did she and up achieving?

    • John Smith

      She and her negro charges all “felt better” after she came up with these excuses. The real truth is likely that she isn’t very competent herself.

      • carriewhite64

        Yes, this type of pep rally in class usually implies a lower performing group to begin with. After the cheering is over, the students are left with a glow from the boost to their self esteem – with no corresponding change in achievement or behavior.

        • Spikeygrrl

          “Self-esteem” is groundless self-congratulation. Self-RESPECT must be EARNED.

          • Dr. Rieux

            There’s that word again: earned.

            (Someone is letting her white privilege show again.)

            Just as with food, housing, medical care and everything else, blacks want free respect also.

          • Spikeygrrl

            THINKING is not a privilege. It is the birthright of ALL Humans of ALL races (absent catastrophic cognitive impairment). I am sorry that you do not welcome it here.

          • Dr. Rieux

            Oh, C’mon. You don’t recognize sarcasm?

            Laughing at the folly that is life in 21st centufry America will keep us from going insane.

  • GAWZ

    This is what I gathered: That there is some kind of psychological barrier imprinted in Blacks that cause them to have a lack of confidence in their academic abilities. That blacks are subjected to “microaggressions” (another way of saying that any white who has an opinion that differs from PC is a racist). That pre-tests are administered (studying the test vs. studying for the test). And lastly; HBCs are relying more and more on non black students to keep dat gubmint money commin in to pay for the army of worthless administrators that are there solely to draw a paycheck

    • kikz2

      nay ……. i looked it up….

      assprof of hebrew/bible old test, howard.

  • John Smith

    “I found that a greater percentage of my Howard students had severe test
    anxiety and lacked confidence in their academic performance, even though
    my students were bright, capable, articulate and eager to learn.”

    Yet they are unable to prove this otherwise groundless assertion through their performance on the subject material – makes sense to me. Sounds like better proof that the “‘myth’ holds that blacks are not as intelligent, resourceful or capable as whites,” is no myth.

  • John Smith

    Her doctoral thesis was on what appeared to be biblical feminism, IIRC.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Biblical + Feminism = Oxymoron

    • Dr. Rieux

      Biblical feminism or biblical feminine products?

      • Alden

        The New testament is fairly equal with Mary the Mother of Jesus given high status. No women are actual apostles but the several Marys, Martha and “women” are always around. They are at the crucifixion when the apostles are hiding out as well they should have and the women discover Jesus risen body.

        But in the old testament women are pretty subdued to the men.
        Bible studies can mean whatever one wants it to mean. So womanist bible studies is like the Schofield bible and that historical Jesus stuff than wants to prove that Jesus never existed.

        Catholics claim that Jesus made St. Peter Pope the night before he was arrested; Peter went to Rome and made his successors Pope and that the bible story of the passover and Jesus saying ” Thou art Peter (rock in latin) and upon you the rock I shall found my church”
        proves that Jesus intended a Church under the authority of Peter and his successors the Popes.

        Protestants claim Jesus meant no such thing even though both Catholics and protestants read the exact same words. John Calvin banned jewelry even wedding rings for his Geneva sect because he claimed the banning of jewelry was in the bible. Jehovah witnesses are against both tattoos and blood transfusions because buried somewhere in the old testament is something about blood, even one’s own as in tattoos being a contamination.

  • Lexonaut

    ” I cannot state strongly enough that my students were absolutely capable and in no way inferior to any group of students I had taught in the past, but more of them needed more of a push.”

    In other news, NBA coach Whitey Blanco announced that white basketball tryouts were in no way inferior to any groups of black players he had seen in the past, they just needed stepladders to be able to dunk the ball.

    • kikz2

      ::golfclap::

      • Lexonaut

        Thank you. I’m here all week, give the chateaubriand a try.

  • MG Huffman

    A multiracial society is painful for everyone. Evolution adapted us to separate environments, therefore we’re different in ways that make it impossible to design a system that meets both our distinct needs and tastes.

  • Thomas

    Two things for those that mention it

    1. On whether or not blacks will ever be “equal” to whites – You realize that white IQ is sinking due to heavy dysgenics? And this has been going on for a long time.

    2. And for those or at least that someone mentioning that we should then want a japanese or jewish “ruling elite”, whites used to have higher IQ than both japanese and jews, we have lost a lot of general capacity since the victorian era. Also IQ is not the only thing that should be taken into consideration, I don’t know how much it is bullshit yet, but I have read some about creative and analytical intelligence.

    • Bossman

      Jews have always been intelligent. As for Japanese, they used to be a backward nation until recent times.

      • 4321realist

        The I.Q. average of Israel is 94. (Lynn I.Q. and Wealth of Nations.) And please understand that is not due strictly to Ethiopians and other blacks being included. That average includes both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jewish populations. Singling out one group, because their group average is greater requires that the method should be done to other groups to get a valid comparison.

        And the Japanese group average is 105, which is 3 points higher than the Caucasian average. Japanese score higher on math, in general, but Caucasians score higher on verbal portions of I.Q. tests, generally.

        Too, what comprises the averages? Does one faction have more dumbells, bringing down the overall average, or do they tend to group around their racial/ethnic average while the group they’re compared to has a wider margin between their highs and lows?

        If so, then it would explain why one group has a greater history of advancement and success than another.

      • Thomas

        Japanese were backward by choice though, not by lack of ability. They closed their entire nation to western influences, technological ones included. Their quick catch-up when Japan was “reopened” shows this ability.

      • Alden

        Before the 19th century opening to the west Japan was not exactly backward. It was just different, very different from Europe and the Americas. That Ashkenazi Jews are more intelligent than the average White goy is a myth. Its origins are in a 1920’s study done with gifted classes in New York City public schools when the city was about 25 percent Jewish. Since the study was done in gifted classes it has no validity for non gifted Jews. Just a few years before during WW1 a study was done with the Stanford Binet test that showed Jews had lower intelligence than other White kids in NYC public schools.

        The ultra orthodox wherever they live are known for low normal barely normal intelligence due to centuries of in breeding and non science basically religious schooling, just enough secular subjects to function

    • 4321realist

      “I don’t know how much it is bull yet, but I have read some about creative and analytical intelligence.”

      I have also read the same thing and it appears to me that the present measurement of I.Q. is leaving out some important factors.

      We’ll know in the near future if research isn’t stifled by political correctness.
      .

  • Celsius1939a

    Her assessment of the capabilities of black students is severely biased. I taught at the college and university level. According to her, they don’t do well because they have self-esteem problems. Some do, but most have lower IQ’s and less work ethic.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    “How about an “Open Wikipedia” test?”

    They could invent their own answers, and site the source – well if they were smart enough they could.

    .

  • carriewhite64

    Very good point.

  • JohnEngelman

    I cannot state strongly enough that my students were absolutely capable and in no way inferior to any group of students I had taught in the past.

    – Nyasha Junior, Washington Post, May 21, 2015

    If that was obvious, you would not need to say it strongly. You would be able to present the evidence.

    • Spikeygrrl

      Hey Engelman, was that you whom Colin Flaherty quoted in Don’t Make The Black Kids Angry? (I just finished it last week.)

      If so, good show! But he spelled your name wrong.

  • DOUGLAS GILLARD

    This woman is a perfect example of a black liberal female college professor. They are constantly thinking about race and gender . She no more represents all black people than Gloria Steiner represents all whites. Her opinions are hers.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      I think you mean Gloria Steinem.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      Gloria Steinem is jewish not white. She doesn’t represent a single white person whether they are male or female.

      .

  • kikz2

    Geeezuz, if you still require atta-boy pats on the ego to maintain a high GPA in uni.. you shouldn’t freakin be there. eyeroll. I’ll admit, she’s broken through the invisible language barrier, as i didn’t note a single tense of which she ran afoul. That’s quite an accomplishment compared to some ‘professorettes’ I’ve seen in print.

    Hmmm…. AsstProf of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Howard.

  • Spikeygrrl

    And here I had hoped, from the article’s title, that this author had moved from “PWIs” to a “HBCU” and discovered that the PWIs were, in fact, academically superior.

    How ironic that after declaring herself “tough but fair,” she goes on to catalog the inane amount of babying that so many Negro students apparently require. Like being repeatedly reminded that they have to study. Puh-LEEZ, this is COLLEGE, not third grade!

    I don’t even want to think about how much she had to “dumb down” her courses.

    Well, at least her students aren’t forced to sit through required “diversity” courses the sole objective of which is to teach them to hate themselves, their own families, anyone of their own ethnicity, and their entire ethnic history and culture.

    I now feel even sorrier for the Talented Tenth who — despite their individual legitimate achievements — must wear around their necks for all their lives albatrosses like this hypocritical instructor and her infantilized students.

  • crockadoodle6

    This ‘article’ is more about the PhD than her black students. She has thrown a metal object at the narrative’s glass wall.
    The new normal is to ignore obvious differences, not ‘explain’ them. Of course, her deck of cards has 52 black queen wild cards which she can play at her discretion so I doubt anyone will notice the crack.

  • crockadoodle6

    BTW, who cares which students are ‘superior’?
    Answer: Only the inferior ones.

    • TCA

      The Saint Bernard never says “I’m just as good as the Chihuahuas.”
      The Missionaries of Charity never say, ” We’re as good as the Hell’s Angels.”
      Harvard never says, “we’re just as rigorous as Howard.”

  • Ellis Kurtz

    ..as an academic at a PWI (predominantly white institution)..I relied on my “make them feel comfortable” bag of tricks–smiling more so as not to be called an “angry black woman,” being extra friendly to be considered a “team player,” keeping my Warren Moon-composure in the face of many microaggressions from students and colleagues.

    ..but..

    teaching at a PWI .. a white student yelled “Hey, when is our project due?” From his tone, I assumed he was talking to one of his classmates .. As I realized that he was speaking to me, I turned slowly and said in my iciest Dominique Deveraux, “Are you talking to me?” He said he was. I asked him to address me as Dr. Junior or Professor Junior, to which he replied, “Oh, I didn’t know that you were, like, a real professor.”

    Note also that she talks up the wonderfulness of Howard U, “a haven in which black excellence is modeled and expected”, and then announces that she is leaving for a new PWI.

  • Jack Burton

    One cognitive distortion and fallacy after another in this obvious political narrative.

  • pennawhytmn

    Yadda, yadda yadda, microaggressions. Yadda yadda yadda just as intelligent and capable. Yadda yadda yadda, needed to be coddled and treated differently, yet we are the same.

  • TCA

    Makes me wonder about the two or three IKAGOs in my circle of acquaintance. Can’t take them at face value.

  • BlueSonicStreak

    I once ran across a black man on another social media site who admitted that his IQ tested at 83 – twice, because he did not believe he was so dim the first time, and paid for a second, privately-administered test. Same result. To his credit, he accepted the result the second time.

    I was surprised to learn his IQ was so low, because he sounded intelligent “enough” to me in writing, aside from a tenuous grasp of punctuation. He outright stated that his forte was verbal fluency, and that he could fake sounding smarter than he was. He said, “I can sound clever, but I’m not actually intelligent.” It was unusually honest. But then, he seemed a touch inclined to think other blacks weren’t typically bright, either. Trending toward race realism, I think.

    • Christopher Perrien

      Seems to be a story of “wisdom” vs “intelligence”. Wisdom cannot be measured in IQ tests. I have met enough dumb people who were/are wise enough to know their own limitations and I have also met many smart people who were/are total fools.

  • Rob

    When I read the title before I clicked on the article, I thought it was a white person that wrote it. Now I know it is a negress.

  • Susan

    Notice she didn’t mention what she teaches. I’d bet it’s ‘Black Studies’. A more accurate title for those fictional courses should be “Hating, Blaming, & Bashing Whitey.”

  • Alex Williamson

    The fact that blacks do less well in exams should in no way be taken to suggest that they are less knowledgable or intelligent. No siree.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      The fact that they have less money in their wallet than they owe should in no way suggest they are broke.

    • 4321realist

      Right you are.

      And they’re determined not to do any better until they get justice.

      Which is on the same line of logic as burning down their neighborhoods to get back at whitey.

  • Sam

    This notion that people perform poorly on tests because they mistakenly think they’re stupid is absolutely preposterous.

    Here’s what she should do at the beginning of each semester: Have a hypnotist mesmerize the whole class, convincing them they’re all between 130 and 140 IQ. Then proceed with the semester. Problem solved, unless they really are rather stupid.

    • 4321realist

      “This notion that people perform poorly on tests because they mistakenly think they’re stupid is absolutely preposterous.”

      It is absurd.

      And we would more likely than not think that anybody making such a claim if he were white was a bit mentally retarded or at least not very bright.

      But this kind of thinking is typical of all blacks, even the so-called “educated ones like this black teacher.

      There has to be dozens of instances where similar absurdities come from the mouths of blacks every day and every night on T.V.

      But the worst part of it is they’re blind to their own stupidity and because of their natural inborn arrogance they regard themselves as outstanding scholars and intellectuals.

  • Blacks were discouraged from sports also. They were told they wouldn’t be as good as whites in many sports.

    But they outperformed whites as soon as they were given a chance.

    Why? Blacks are naturally faster and have more fast twitch muscles and better coordinated.

    In academics, blacks lag because they have lower IQs in general.

    If blacks are dogged by inferiority, how did they overcome obstacles so fast in sports?

    Some might say it was because blacks were made to do physical labor but Mexicans have also been made to do physical labor. But they don’t dominate sports.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      They are better in Sports?

      When whites are constantly beaten down, anyone can surpass them.

      .

    • 4321realist

      “If blacks are dogged by inferiority, how did they overcome obstacles so fast in sports?”

      Nobody ever said blacks were inferior in sports. They weren’t allowed into white sports, because at that time whites had a sense of unity and wanted nothing to do with blacks. And, I’ve never read of anybody ever stopping blacks from participating in sports among themselves.

      I have also never heard of anybody attributing black sports ability with working, since whites have a proven historical record of being the hardest workers in the world, which is why white societies are the envy of the world and the third world hordes would kill in order to get here to live in our countries. You might also want to know that blacks have a long historical reputation among all the people of the world of being slackers and lazy.

      In fact all of society was something like apartheid where there were two societies, one black, one white. At that time there were enough wise white people to know that integration, if tried, would be an abject failure, and that has been proven true unequivocally. We’re seeing it all around us right now.

      It’s a fact also that blacks couldn’t integrate with anybody, not just whites, because they fight with all non-blacks more so than they do with whites. And you won’t find any non-black groups in this country who would agree to integrate with blacks, generally speaking. They find them loud, crude, stupid, impetuous, unreliable, and prone to crime and violence even if they have money.

      And you also seem to want to compare blacks alleged “overcoming” obstacles in sports with their lack of learning ability and low I.Q.’s as if the two are the same and if they can perform well in sports they can then do well intellectually as well.

      You weren’t very clear on that point, but if that’s what your meaning was intended to be, let me tell you that a lack of adequate brain power isn’t the same as catching fly balls and it is something that can’t be overcome. It’s either there or it isn’t.

      Blacks have lived a stone age existence for thousands of years, never having a written language or even the wheel. Nor did they ever reach an agrarian level in order to produce their own food, though the soil they walked on was some of the richest in the world and they had access to powerful beasts of burden.

      They also had thousands of miles of ocean front and thousands of miles of inland shorelines on rivers and lakes, but they never built anything more than rudimentary canoes.

      It is the height of naivete to expect them to move to new locations and change into Western clothes and magically become instantly smart. They’re still hunter/gatherers mentally, and there is more than an abundance of unequivocal proof to verify those fact.

      They have the lowest group average I.Q. of all the races of the world, and the only people to have contributed absolutely NOTHING to mankind.

  • MathMan

    ‘The insidious myth of black inferiority.’ Discuss.

  • libertarian1234

    “What I Learned Teaching at a Historically Black College”

    Yes, she learned she has to lie and try to create the myth that blacks do as well as all other racial groups at colleges, because her aim is to flim flam everybody into thinking blacks, as a group, aren’t really the least intelligent of the citizenry.

    I’m wondering if she also tries to portray blacks in ancient times as having built the pyramids in Egypt, comprised a third of the Roman Senate, but nobody knows about it because the info was covered up by whites throughout history.

    And, I’m betting she does math on about an 8th grade level herself.

    And I’m also betting that if she were asked the right questions regarding lack of black accomplishment she would let loose with a string of anti-white hatred and blame for it on whites, just as viciously as any other black liar.

    • Alden

      Try third. Blacks generally fall apart when confronted with fractions and long division.

  • Seniorsquadldr

    Apartheid is the only answer. Apartheid NOW! We owe that to the Negro, who has been oppressed since their introduction to this landmass, they are an invasive species and must be returned to their natural habitat. A win-win for all.

    • ekwaykway

      Hear! Hear! And as far as them being as articulate as the white students, that’s hilarious.

  • Look_A_Squirrel

    What this “professor” is saying is, in order for her students to pass the test she had to give them the actual test questions and answers in advance in several specific ways. Duh.

  • “I cannot state strongly enough that my students were absolutely capable and in no way inferior to any group of students I had taught in the past, but more of them needed more of a push.”

    Funny how most other groups (whites, latinos, Asian, etc), do not need all this. They don’t a massive push to get them to decide they want to learn. Of course, since they are loud, rude, have no self control, and will break out into dance at the drop of a pin in class, it makes learning rather tough.

    This is just another excuse for the abyssmal educational standards growing in the Black community.

    • GAWZ

      The ‘blame YT’ logic is beautiful. She says in so many words that the reason they underperform to begin with is due to racism and “microagression”. Is a microagression like a milliaggression; just not big enough to start a riot over?

  • Look_A_Squirrel

    Cheyney University graduates fewer than 10% of its students in 4 years. Most of its students don’t pay their tuition bills but continue to take courses – which means they continue to get our tax dollars to support them as “students”.

    All these years and trillions of dollars, with a black president, black attorney general, black teachers, blacks in all black, supportive, coddled institutions can’t do at least average work. Over the past 150 years blacks haven’t been able to hold their own against all the illiterate immigrants who got no special treatment but went on to lead successful lives. Sounds to me like the problem is the blacks, not the whites.

  • Hammerheart

    Test anexiety. That’s a new one. If that gives you anexiety I don’t see how you could function in the real world. Oh wait, they dont.

  • Mark Robert

    To, all college professors who teach these black study courses teach the ingrates this….

    What is Multicultural???

    Multicultural, simply means: ‘many cultures’

    Now, if we add ‘–ism’ effect.

    What’s an ‘-ism’??? – an [ism] is: a distinctive doctrine, theory, system, or practice. –

    This word [ism] is simply a suffix, which gives life, action, and purpose, to any word to which it’s attached.

    Multiculturalism is a word that employs the suffix, and like all words of its type it’s multifaceted.

    The core meaning of Multiculturalism is, the political enforcement and forced acceptance of out-cultures that live within the greater culture; out-groups’ are primarily identified by race, and to a lesser degree ideology, religion, and social class.

    Multiculturalism has always been around, however when it became apparent that, most out-groups could not compete, conform, adhere to the standards, practices, principles, and rules of their host society.

    The Political Class was forced to choose between 2 plans…

    [A. Cover-up the out-groups inadequacies and short coming by expounding the idea of
    egalitarianism]

    or

    [B. offer them a one way ticket back to their country of origin]

    Sadly the Political Class in the Western Nations choose option…

    A. [Cover-up the out-groups inadequacies and short coming by expounding the idea of egalitarianism]

  • Alden

    “black students congregated for a fun, raucous dinner and discussion of the day’s news. The black table was not forced upon us–it was a refuge. The girls who wore Ralph Lauren, athletes and poli-sci presidential hopefuls sat at their respective tables, but they didn’t stand out as we did.”

    Of course the others didn’t stand out. Get even 2, let alone a group of blacks together and their howling and yowling can be heard a block away.

    Literally

    I live near a big VA hospital. A city bus goes into the hospital grounds and stops at the different buildings. A block away there is a bus bench where the vets wait to transfer to the bus that goes into the VA. They can actually be heard 2 blocks away even with heavy traffic and the nearby freeway screeching away to each other.

  • Alden

    Help? What college student needs or wants help? I have BA and MA degrees Bs and As and never wanted asked for or expected help. i seldom went to class. I just read the books, memorized what needed to be memorized, cranked out the papers and got good grades. I pretty much slept or day dreamed through the classes which I did attend.

    That movie Animal House is a pretty accurate description of college life back in the good old pre PC days when I was in college. My siblings and I all went to private high schools.
    After that, college was very very easy.

    I had a friend who never opened her French book until the night before the final exam. It was the semester that concentrates on verbs, the most difficult part of languages. She managed to cram it all in one night of cramming and she got a better grade than I did, a low A instead of a B+.

    From what I understand college now days includes 10 days of orientation, massive tutoring, work sheets like grade school, study groups?? and all sorts of infantilization of young adults.

  • Eagle1212

    While whites always get scolded for crimes against blacks or hate on blacks.

  • MBlanc46

    Cry me a river.

    • Evette Coutier

      I’m crying crocodile tears.

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    They stood out in the Georgetown cafeteria exactly because of that raucous AKA loud and obnoxious behavior.

  • Evette Coutier

    If Blacks are intellectually equal as she suggests, then the obvious conclusion is that black parents are at fault. Where are the black parents maintaining discipline, demanding academic excellence from their kids, reading to them as children, and advocating for them in their k-12 education? Dad’s in jail or getting drunk with his buddies before the rob the 7-11. Mom’s smoking crack and practicing her pole dancing technique, if she works at all. Little Tyrell is being raised by the local street gang. That’s what I learned working about Blacks working at university. One of the ranking administrators at the college, who made a 6 figure income, had a college educated son who raped a high school girl. And this is the point. Even in a good environment, both intelligent and educated, blacks are still blacks.

  • Lygeia

    The rule of thumb for determining if someone is intelligent and has mastered the subject matter of whatever it is they are studying is not so much that they can talk a good game, but if can they clearly write down in a sensible fashion what they have learned.

  • Who Me?

    She found out that “more of them needed more of a push”…THIS RIGHT HERE is why black students should go to schools designed for them and taught by teachers who look like them. This teacher is black, and she understood what they needed. So maybe if ALL black students were in schools just for them, with all black teachers…It would be so much better for them–not to mention so much better for us not having to worry about trying to teach them the “White” way.
    I applaud HBCU. I think this ought to expand to create Historically Black High Schools, Historically Black Junior High Schools and Historically Black Elementary Schools, too. (There already ARE Historically Black and Hispanic Preschools–they’re called Head Start.)

  • ViktorNN

    I’m all for “giving them a push” – a push back to Africa.

  • American Tax Payer

    Blacks need more discipline than white people. That’s what she’s saying.

  • American Tax Payer

    On a serious note, this is just another mad black woman who knows she needs the Government to force white people to accept her.

  • Cuddles

    Better yet, they can write answers down and she’ll formulate the question to go with it, isn’t that fair? It’s good practice for Jeopardy.