Black Students Continue To Fail In NYC Schools But Story Is Illustrated By White Dunce Boy

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Here is the stock photo chosen by the editors of the New York Daily News to illustrate a story about the futility of trying to teach black and Hispanic students in the NYC schools.  Note how a white boy is used, making fun of this minority (white boys are not the majority in NYC) even though white males are doing very well and indeed, excel in most schools they attend.  This is extremely racist and a lie but typical of our media owners who play this race game against white males to the hilt even though virtually all media owners are…white males!

 

50,000 NYC kids attending ‘failing’ schools: report – NY Daily News

 

More than 90% of the students attending the poorly rated schools were minorities or indigent, said the report from Gov. Cuomo’s office.

 

“The quality of the education is not good at all,” agreed Nina Doster, a Queens community organizer and parent of three city schoolkids.

 

“Our children are being forced into these schools year after year. Education needs to be improved. Every child deserves a quality education.”

 

The lengthy evaluation found the troubled schools in the city and around the state were failing despite significant funding increases over the last four years — an average boost of 13.8%.

 

In the comments section (the Daily News still allows comments unlike many media outlets that now forbid or hide them) readers were very quick to pick up the real message which blames white males for failing schools:

 

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They were not being ‘fair’ at all.  This was a direct attack on the character and achievements of white males in NYC.  Ditto for Asian boys who are not struggling in school at all.  Reform after reform has steamrollered over our schools and what is the result?

 

The schools with black and Hispanic children continue to fall apart and the children learn less and less the older they get.  The failure rate shoots up by junior high and becomes this gigantic gulf by the end of high school.  On international tests, all our students, white or black or anything, do worse than all Asian students and most European students (though Europe is in decline, too, for the same reasons).

 

The storyline that Hispanics don’t speak English is a lie, too.  The Asian immigrants from India and China have no problem getting their own children to speak perfect English in just one generation just as the Jews and other European nationals who came here in the last 200 years.  One generation is all it needed in the past but today, it is increasingly difficult to convince Hispanics to learn English and black children are encouraged to speak poor English and instead, are rewarded for ‘street talk’ instead.

 

There is no way of fixing schools being actively destroyed by black and Hispanic students.  so long as their families have a chip on the shoulder and believe that law and order is evil and stupid and why can’t they be criminals or vandalize their own communities and schools and steal everything that isn’t nailed down…we will have zero learning happening.

 

More money doesn’t fix this and liberals are 100% responsible for this mess because they believed that integrating schools while putting the majority of black children into welfare for life would fix the ‘slave problem’ instead of blowing up in the faces of everyone especially the true victims here: black children.

 

They are being shoved into this horrible dysfunctional place where no one wants to hire them, live next door to them, talk to them, provide services to them, this ugly mess gets only worse and worse and blights black communities who are encouraged to blame everyone else for this situation instead of turning to look in the mirror.

 

Giuliani’s claim the White House invited Al Sharpton up to 85 times …and the liberal media attacks Giuliani again and again branding him a racist while the racist, Al Sharpton, trots in and out of the White House.  White House Plays Dumb Over Advisor Al Sharpton’s $4.5 Million in Unpaid Taxes while On his way out the door, Eric Holder race-baits one last time expressing anger at whites for being ‘racist’ whenever they opposed him especially since he couldn’t persecute cops or Zimmerman based on spurious charges.

 

Eric Holder wants lower bar for civil-rights cases – POLITICO:

 

 

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to push, during his final weeks in office, a new standard of proof for civil-rights offenses, saying in an exit interview with POLITICO that such a change would make the federal government “a better backstop” against discrimination in cases like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin.

In a lengthy discussion ranging from his own exposure to the civil rights movement of the ’60s to today’s controversies surrounding the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, Holder also acknowledged that he felt some of his own struggles with Republicans in Congress during his six years in office were driven partly by race.

 

Numerous cases of blacks committing race crimes have been totally ignored while this man wants to make it illegal for cops to defend themselves from aggressive black criminals and persecute any white who kills a black man in self defense.  This is lunacy and will eventually bite back hard because when Democrats lose power and they ARE losing power, fast, white racists can use this tool against blacks.

 

This is why wishing for things is so dangerous.  Since liberals fixed it so only whites can be accused of racism even if blacks are very racist, just listen to black teens talking about ‘whiter blacks’ and spewing hate like mad, blacks feel that all events that happen to them, say, people bumping into them in the street, are racist attacks.

 

This is why whites are increasingly terrified of even saying hello or touching or interacting with blacks in public.  This, in turn, enrages blacks who then become even more antisocial and aggressive.  This dynamic can be stopped but not by blaming whites for it.  For example, ‘white flight’ was blamed on whites, not black antisocial behaviors.  Even white liberals no longer dare live in black communities because it is very dangerous and their own children end up being very anti-black due to this dynamic.

 

Newcastle prepares for first UK Pegida rally against ‘Islamisation’: recently we had a media frenzy over Republicans and Fox TV mentioning that there are neighborhoods in France and England and other EU countries where Muslims terrorize people on the streets.  ‘Oh, that is racist,’ was the storyline yet all over Europe, there are communities that are very hostile to native Europeans and where it is very dangerous to enter.

 

The far right in Europe is getting stronger and it is ‘racist’ as well as ‘religious warfare’ like we saw in Yugoslavia and Ukraine, for example.  It is interesting that ‘trade unions’ are against these right wing rallies even though ‘liberalism’ is rapidly destroying unions via free trade and other means including flooding the job market with aliens.

 

Most sex workers have had jobs in health, education or charities – survey | Society | The Guardian

 

 The study of 240 sex workers – including 196 women, 28 men and 12 transgender people – focused on those who were not trafficked or coerced into selling sex but had chosen to do so, and most worked from within premises rather than on the streets.

 

Of those surveyed, 172 (71%) had previously worked in health, social care, education, childcare or charities. The second most common former area of employment was retail, with 81 people (33.7%) having worked in the industry.

 

Ninety of those surveyed had an undergraduate degree (38%), while 40 (17%) had a postgraduate degree. More than 97% of those surveyed had either GCSEs, A-levels or their equivalents.

 

And why are their jobs paying so poorly?  The flood of aliens in the medical positions is happening in the US, too.  This is the need to have cheap labor while charging high prices for healthcare so the profits balloon and make the guys at the very top extremely rich.

 

Of course, we are supposed to think that Putin is evil and Russia is a stew of horrors but then, looking in the magic mirror of truth we see that fixing our own messes would go a long ways to bringing peace to the world and stopping race wars, etc.

 


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  1. e sutton

    What’s clear is that white males are actively portrayed as being stupid, clueless, and longing for acceptance in BRA (black run America). You see it especially in commercials, where the white guy is always the last one to catch on to an inside joke, with black males and white females laughing at his naivete. Oh, and Elaine, about the meddlesome “white” males who own the major companies/news outlets/etc. We both know there’s something “extra special” about them, don’t we? We’re just not allowed to say it. I wonder why. Couldn’t be, oh, I don’t know, extermination plans for the white male now, could it?

  2. Narciso

    Elaine: “it is increasingly difficult to convince Hispanics to learn English…”

    Lol, this is one of the most inane themes that whites constantly trot out. They refuse to learn English is complete nonsense and is nothing but an urban myth. The United States is where languages come to die and its the same for any child that attends school. Its obvious that Elaine has zero exposure to “Hispanics” because if you are born in the US and attend school you will only speak English unless you get put into a bilingual class.

    History lesson for Elaine, Hispanic and black children were given minimal education because whites wanted cheap labor that wouldn’t compete with their children. Its amusing how Elaine presumes that whites never discriminated against minorities by providing them with shitty educations that ensured that their own children would have a huge advantage. Its amusing but the rich are treating all of us as minorities to be dumbed down and here Elaine has a chip on her shoulder that its only the poor whites that are being abused. To the rich we are all blacks now.

    Elaine: “There is no way of fixing schools being actively destroyed by black and Hispanic students…”

    Lol, its now the fault of the minorities children that have very little political power?

    The education system has been destroyed by hippies and right wingers alike. An educated population that thinks critically is a huge problem for our corporate government and they’re the ones that have been destroying the curriculum, promoting terrible educators, and have made it almost impossible to discipline badly behaved children, educators, and administrators. But according to Elaine its the racist and almighty blacks and hispanic children that are discriminating against whites. ;(

    Lol, its children’s fault that schools function the way they do. Right black and hispanic children are the ones pushing for teach for america bs, common core, charter schools, etc. The rich want to privatize education and milk it for all its worth.

    Its always amusing hearing white people whine about racism when its obvious that economics is what is really driving all these problems. Rich people are pushing these regressive policies because it enriches them and they have been uber successful in the divide and conquer field.

    Blacks blame whites for lack of jobs, shitty educations, etc.
    Whites blame blacks, illegals, arabs, jews, etc for lack of jobs, shitty educations (gender studies, political science, economics are all bs), etc.
    Hispanics and Asians are too busy being peasants to really blame anyone.

    Elaine is just angry that whites are now getting treated the same as all peasants. Its super easy and ridiculously profitable for the elite to bringing in cheaper and more docile Asian and Hispanic labor. Its strictly an economic decision to bringing in docile labor that can be paid a pittance while giving the majority whites a more visible and convenient target than the rich to hate on.

  3. e sutton

    @Narcisco,

    Divide and conquer is indeed the plan. And yes, we are all n*ggers to the elite. Elaine has vast, personal experience in these matters, having been close to the sources of power as well as having her own children exposed to the mess that is public education in NYC.

    Hispanics I know are at least inquisitive to learn in school. It’s when they side with blacks that they become completely disconnected from getting an education. Blacks, despite what you assert, love to moan and whine about how the system is “rayciss” and YT will never, ever give them a fair shake. This despite being given extra points on college entrance exams and given preference for gubmint jobs over anyone else. Oh, and Asians? They actually LOSE points right off the bat. Here, try this one on for size:

    http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-adv-asian-race-tutoring-20150222-story.html#page=1

    Asians are (rightfully) plenty pissed off about this. I will LMFAO when (not if) they rule this country. Blacks won’t be able to run for the exit door fast enough!

  4. emsnews

    In many schools Hispanics can learn in Spanish with some English lessons. This is bad news for them because it keeps them from becoming fluent in English.

    This is NOT done for Asians or Europeans.

    Secondly, yes, Asians are PENALIZED for being hard working students. Whereas blacks and Hispanics get easy admission points and more importantly, scholarships whereas the Asians don’t get these unless the scholarships are very competitive and you have to win something.

    I did this! I entered intellectual contests while in high school and won and this is how I got to go to a university at age 16 and overseas at 17. I won these the hard way via proof of ability and willingness to work hard.

    And like so many Asians, I also played the cello (was first chair in orchestra) and the piano and was on the track team and played baseball (catcher) and so forth and took extra classes and volunteered time for things like Search and Rescue, etc.

    Someone who is ‘minority’ doesn’t have to do anything, practically and it all falls into the lap and even with this, the failure rate is high. How are they going to fare in a school where half the population has to work extremely hard and gets few rewards for this and blacks don’t have to do hardly a thing?

    Talk about a HORRIBLE handicap! Ruinous from top to bottom. It is very sad watching this destroy the black community. Hard work is a lifetime skill that is needed for survival.

    This is also why RICH KIDS are ruined, too. Everything is a magic carpet ride and they swiftly become stupid.

  5. emsnews

    From the LA Times article:

    “Let’s talk about Asians,” she says.

    Lee’s next slide shows three columns of numbers from a Princeton University study that tried to measure how race and ethnicity affect admissions by using SAT scores as a benchmark. It uses the term “bonus” to describe how many extra SAT points an applicant’s race is worth. She points to the first column.

    African Americans received a “bonus” of 230 points, Lee says.

    She points to the second column.

    “Hispanics received a bonus of 185 points.”

    The last column draws gasps.

    Asian Americans, Lee says, are penalized by 50 points — in other words, they had to do that much better to win admission.

    ΩΩΩ

    Lee is the co-founder of HS2 Academy, a college prep business that assumes that racial bias is a fact of college admissions and counsels students accordingly. At 10 centers across the state, the academy’s counselors teach countermeasures to Asian American applicants. The goal, Lee says, is to help prospective college students avoid coming off like another “cookie-cutter Asian.”

    “Everyone is in orchestra and plays piano,” Lee says. “Everyone plays tennis. Everyone wants to be a doctor, and write about immigrating to America. You can’t get in with these cliche applications.”

    ΩΩΩ

    Branch out from tennis, or chess club, or taekwondo, she tells them. Learn a language other than Chinese. Avoid writing your essay about your parents’ journey to America.

    ΩΩΩ

    And my own children, by the way, were in the chess club or played the cello or did other brainiac things including science fairs, etc. This news story also mentions the nasty business about letting FOREIGN STUDENTS in because they can be charged a much higher admission price and these displace all Americans, Asia, Hispanic, white and black.

    And yet, the whites and Asians are told there isn’t enough room for them if they are competitive and work hard!

    Also about the classical music thing: IT MAKES ONE SMARTER. It is complex, it requires intellectual skills to read and write music scores, it is highly mathematical in nature in its structure and form and one gets great pleasure analyzing complex musical concoctions.

    It is also being strangled to death by pop culture and lack of funds and people too weak minded to understand it. Very sad indeed.

  6. melponeme_k

    I’m a minority that grew up outside the affirmative action system. I’m not affiliated with any tribe even though anyone looking at me would peg me for Native. I can’t pass as white (although I can as Asian). This is why I would find it so hilarious watching, obvious white or black people claiming Native heritage, championing Native culture and Native rights (the right to welfare/affirmative action).

    I didn’t get perks accept for some money for schooling from a Native company. The majority of my college tuition was paid for by my family. I didn’t get into college on affirmative action, I got in by doing very well in classical music (opera singing). And after that, worked very hard. I didn’t party in college. I spent all 4 years (Yes, I graduated in the required 4 years not pushing it to 5 and beyond) in the library studying while not in class. Unfortunately I didn’t carry on with classical music. I could see that actually stepping foot on stage required special requisites (relatives in the biz) OR playing the race card. I didn’t have the first requirement nor did I want to play the second. Hence, I didn’t consider it a big loss to stop singing.

    Doing well in culture can be done. It requires letting go of the notion that you deserve something more for long past historical crimes.

  7. emsnews

    I always wanted to sing opera but ended up in the orchestra pit. An amusing play to be, sitting right under the conductor, looking up at the skirts of the sopranos when they go stage front to sing an aria.

    You illustrate what I am trying to say and your postings always astonish me and make me want to really know you, Melponene.

  8. LOU

    Seen elsewhere,

    * Work on MLK Day. And avoid any street named ‘MLK’ blvd.

    * Make a symbolic break with the system. For ex: cancel your cable TV subscription and refuse to watch broadcast television.
    * Educate yourself on race. There are numerous websites which have good information on genetics, politics and history insofar as they are related to race.
    * Learn the tactics of information warfare. There are numerous manuals in print and online about psychological operations, public relations, agitation & propaganda (agitprop), street activism, and much more.
    * Go online and make intelligent posts about race. There are a surprising number of forums open to this.
    * Get armed (legally) and become proficient in firearms use.
    * Understand the legal rights and responsibilities for firearms.
    * Stay in good physical condition.

    * Look for allies. There are numerous websites for the Alternative Right, European nationalists, Southern nationalists, paleoconservativism, national anarchists, and much more.
    * Make intelligent decisions about your media. There are plenty of pro-white movies out there which you can patronize. Look at reviews before going to see any film, or purchasing a DVD.
    * Know your rights. Be prepared to defend them.

    * Attend town hall meetings. It is vital that you understand how politics work. It is often different from what goes down online.
    * Attend demonstrations by groups whom you can support. Even if something as mainstream as tax protesters or gun rights advocates, one can gain solidarity with people operating in the real world.
    * Join organizations. There are mainstream groups which are useful: for example, those advocating gun rights, or opposing speech codes on campus.
    * Contribute money to pro-white groups (anonymously if need be). Even small amounts will be appreciated.
    * Gain media skills and then go into journalism (print, electronic, online), even if just putting up a webpage.
    * Voting…this is getting increasingly pointless, but there are some candidates and initiatives you can support. If nothing else, it forces the other side to waste time and resources trying to stop their winning.
    * Question what you are told about foreign and domestic policies. Don’t get suckered into wars and programs which work contrary to white interests.
    * Study how other political movements succeeded, then see what can be done to emulate them.
    * Study how other political movements failed, then see how you can avoid their errors.
    * Keep your sense of humor.
    * Maintain an attitude of quiet optimism. White peoples may be suffering some setbacks today, but in the long run we will triumph.

  9. emsnews

    The problem is, you can’t run away from neighbors and your prescriptions simply means race warfare which will destroy the US.

    I am against this entirely. It is the wrong road. Just as I chastise black leaders for encouraging race wars.

  10. John

    The “media owners” do not self-identify as white. They self-identify as genetically superior to the whole of mankind. The important thing to remember is that not everyone who shares the “media owners” ethnicity shares their self-aggrandized bigotry. Elaine herself is a good example of this.

  11. Christian W

    Hey, I’m with you opera singers🙂 Back in the day my singing teacher and her teacher at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm wanted me to enroll in the opera line there. But I have problems with allergies and a slight asthma, so I figured I didn’t want to run around scared of losing my voice all the time, or have a paranoid focus on medication. It’s simply no fun trying to sing bass baritone when your bronchi are acting up.

  12. Petruchio

    “This is extremely racist and a lie but typical of our media owners who play this race game against white males to the hilt even though virtually all media owners are…white males!” That is because US media owners are racists AND elitists. The media owners believe they are a type of “master race”. KInd of Nazi-like, No? The white males these media owners look down on are viewed as inferior genetically; they pollute the white race. As to non-white races, the media owners are as racist as the most virulent KKK or Skinhead member with the exception being that they view a large segment of the white race as being inferior to themselves. So they must be neutered as well.

  13. Petruchio

    ” You see it especially in commercials, where the white guy is always the last one to catch on to an inside joke, with black males and white females laughing at his naivete. ” Very true. Many commercials and tv shows portray the white male as a doofus. If you were to insert a black male into a white doofus’ role on tv, the outrage would be deafening, but it’s OK to portray white males in such a manner.. The media elites agenda is: demonize, marginalize, trivialize. The hope among the elites is that this will trigger friction, if not open warfare between the “lesser” races–while the elites sit back and snicker at how well their poisonous plan is working.

  14. Ken

    I’m surprised that no one has mentioned the tendency in the black community to actively discourage academic accomplishment, or any form of success for that matter. As I mentioned in earlier posts, through a series of unfortunate events my brothers and I ended up growing up in the “Black Bottom” section of Detroit. We were the only ones integrating our local schools.

    My friends were the high achieving black students. Every single one of them had to overcome ridicule and harassment from their black neighbors and family members. Instead of holding them up to the general community as an example to emulate, they were accused of “acting white.”

    No other ethnic group does this. Instead, if someone in any other ethnic group does well, either through hard work or plain luck, they are held up as a role model. Not in the black community.

    My personal opinion about this is that achievement is discouraged because it would remove the excuse of racism for personal failures and shortcomings. The community as a whole discourages anyone from getting out, because if some can do it then racism is no longer an excuse for personal failure. But if no one succeeds, then it is obvious that white racism is the only thing stopping them from all being brain surgeons.

    For what its worth, my brothers and I overcame the hurdle of being raised “black” in a poor neighborhood with failed schools. We became doctors, lawyers and engineers. We attended elite universities, and although it took a year for each of us to catch up with the students from good schools, we all ended up excelling academically. Starting out life poor and “black” did not hold us back.

  15. emsnews

    So many interesting stories. Thank you, everyone for sharing.

  16. LOU

    Meanwhile, this, Breitbart: Amnesty Could Bring $35500 Tax Windfall to Illegals
    http://www.newsmax.com/…/illegals-immigrants-tax…/626966...

    3 days ago – Tags: Immigration | illegals | immigrants | tax credits | amnesty … Obama’s orders give the immigrants the right to obtain Social Security numbers. …. This created “crisis” only affected about 30,000 employees out of 270,000.

  17. LOU

    I dont want to bring on a ‘Race War’ but if it must happen I hope it is soon, as non Whites are still less than 50%.

    Others – like EMS former hero, the half White BHO, do want to bring on a war.

    look, http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/eric-holder-civil-rights-interview-mike-allen-115575.html

  18. e sutton

    @LOU

    Elaine and other lib posters here have absolutely no idea how completely fed up with negroes and libs we all are. An outright refusal. I’ll give Elaine a pass, due to the era she grew up in, but others, not so much. They have no idea the fury that’s out there. It’s friggin’ huge. Good luck, negroes!

  19. Christian W

    Why do I have the feeling the black community is set up nicely to burn as an effigy for this?

  20. Christian W

    Forgot to add the link the pic is from: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-28/massive-mis-governance-q4-obliterates-case-qe-and-zirp

    I don’t really agree with all in that article but the graph is very telling.

  21. e sutton

    @Christian W,
    It’s all planned. Those of us awake know that already, so nothing you or anyone else have presented is surprising. We all know the truth. The libs have decided to make the negroes the sacrificial lamb. So be it. They’re all going down. Nothing will stop it. Not now. Thanks, anyway.

  22. Christian W

    Which “libs” exactly?

    The Black community has one tenth (1/10th) as
    much money as the White community and zero political power. They may be annoying, but what is attacking them going to achieve? Stress relief?

  23. e sutton

    Well, Christian W, let me be a bit more exact when I say “libs”,

    Truth is, I should have capitalized the ‘l’ in “LIB”. Silly me. Anyway, the crew I’m referring to is one Hebrew group, their bleeding heart followers who feel that white people should be punished for conquering lands and people. Hey, I’ll agree, white people are terrible. I wouldn’t want white people as a neighbor for anything. They’re self centered, egotistical, self-righteous, …completely annoying…..OKAY?????

    Well, take these same, awful people, and I DO ADMIT, we’re some AWFUL people…, I’LL TAKE WHITE ….ANYDAY…..ANY..D*A*Y*!!!!. Yes, the worst whites, bring them on. I will take them on. Your blacks? Please, please, please, please, TAKE THEM….take them…anywhere…I don’t care…I’ll pay…GLADLY!!!!….Just take them…..We whites will issue a full apology…whatever they want….just..don’t…send…them back…..PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. e sutton

    I suspect Christian W is being a bit of a sophist when he axes, oh, so innocently, “What for what thou ….lib…..?????”

    How quaint!

    Hi, Christian W!

    Welcome to my world!

    My world, beyond yours and Elaine’s, my dears,

    Try, my dearest darlings,
    to live with your darling negroes!

    Please, try it!
    Maybe you’ll grow to like them.
    Do you like loud ‘rap’/music haunting you in the middle of the week?
    How about neighbors, who don’t have to work for a living, Christian W???
    I mean, they’re at home…all day…Christian…each day….every day..every…day…of…every….hour….of…every..day….365 days a year, Christian W.

    Why? Why? Why? Our young Christian W. axes., why? ??? After all, we’re all equal…for the Bible tells me so!!!

    Yes, yes, Christian W, that’s what they have told us. That’s what they want you to believe. Is it true, Christian W.? Look around, my friend. Is it really so? Or is it something someone has told you, must be so?

  25. Petruchio

    There’s one more reason US elites are so aggressive about unrestricted immigration: military service. If you flood the labor market with cheap labor, you drive down wages, increase unemployment and….make enlisting in the military a desirable option! Think of this in reverse: in a good labor market, you don’t have a lot of people storming the doors of military recruitment centers. This is an important consideration if, like the US elites, you are focused on Permanent War, you will need a steady supply of cannon fodder to ‘serve their country’. With a bad civilian economy, you get the steady supply of recruits you need. It’s why the benefits are so good for legal and illegal immigrants. That keeps drawing them into the good ol’ US of A.

  26. tio

    Many students, especially those who are poor, intuitively know what the schools do for them. They school them to confuse process and substance. Once these become blurred, a new logic is assumed: the more treatment there is, the better are the results; or, escalation leads to success. The pupil is thereby “schooled” to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency with the ability to say something new. His imagination is “schooled” to accept service in place of value. Medical treatment is mistaken for health care, social work for the improvement of community life, police protection for safety, military poise for national security, the rat race for productive work. Health, learning, dignity, independence, and creative endeavour are defined as little more than the performance of the institutions which claim to serve these ends, and their improvement is made to depend on allocating more resources to the management of hospitals, schools, and other agencies in question.

    – Ivan Illich Deschooling Society (1973)

    Richard Strauss – Metamorphosen watch?v=7jwml0jevv0

  27. Pontiff Holysh*t

    @ #14 Line 13

    I call BS.

    When I was a child, I was attacked by black kids for being white. I was attacked by white kids for knowing all the answers and having all my homework done.

  28. vengeur

    Bullies focus on who they perceive to be weak. Highly intelligent, bookish kids tend to be less physically strong than the average, hence they are magnets for bullies. However, in the white school culture there does not exist the same anti-scholastic achievement (acting white) pressure on kids that exists in black youth culture. Black people who succeed scholastically know this is true. Please don’t pretend it is the same in white culture to the same stultifying extent . That is simply not true.

  29. emsnews

    Heh.

    I was attacked when in school for being a brainiac. Except I knew how to fight and fought ferociously and have the training to kill in a fight (I killed chickens for dinner, shot at dogs, etc) so anyone sneering about ‘smartypants’ at me was in for a very unpleasant resolution of the challenge.

    This is why I was seldom attacked by high school except by kids who were new and didn’t know the danger of yanking my hair or hitting me or in the case of one person, burning a cigarette on my arm (That caused me to haul her onto the pavement and rearrange her face).

    No one except a tiny handful cheered when I made the national news via winning scholarships. I didn’t even finish my junior year and went straight to the University system.

    Whites attacked me just as much as blacks and Hispanics. Everyone wanted to fight with me including the police.

    And YES I have been arrested more than once. Each time, the police had to apologize.

    And YES, the FBI tapped my phones and opened my mail and the CIA…HAHAHA. Hates my guts.

    Bush Sr. personally sent his minions after me, for example.

    Fighting: this is how we all exist.

  30. Pontiff Holysh*t

    You will all cease to exist.

  31. vengeur

    Let’s not confuse bullying and systematic peer pressure among many black teenagers to avoid any efforts to become educated.

  32. melponeme_k

    In all parts of society there is a pronounced resistance to high culture. Sometimes I wonder if this isn’t blowback from the feudal/royal system in which there were areas (education, music, art etc) that peasants did not, could not take part in. We little people are left with the remnants of that prohibition so much so that it makes partaking in high culture so uncomfortable for all involved.

    I only had a few brushes with outright bullying but pressure to not be interested in high culture was present as a child and even still exists among adults.

    I used to hang around with the Jewish and the Asian girls in middle school. They were all a lot smarter than I was but they didn’t laugh at my obsession for reading (being similarly obsessed) or my love of music (everything from folk, country, rock, pop, musical theater and classical).

    Recently I attended the ballet for a cheap ticket, promotional night celebrating contemporary artists. I suppose the cheap tickets were to attract more people like me…non-rich but interested in dance and art. However that was not the audience they achieved. The audience that night was filled with rich, maybe even super-rich, all dressed in real fur coats and loads of jewelry. And I realized at that moment how stratified our society has become. We have the class system just the same as in England now but we are not allowed to have a definition for it.

  33. Pontiff Holysh*t

    The Apocalypse will put an end to this fighting nonsense, although it may take a couple of hundred thousand years for the last human to die.

    The dead will be the lucky ones.

  34. Christian W

    Here is an interesting description of what would happen if an 800k thermonuclear warhead detonated about 2km above Manhattan. This explosion would instantly create a new sun just above Manhattan frying everything and everyone.

    http://thebulletin.org/what-would-happen-if-800-kiloton-nuclear-warhead-detonated-above-midtown-manhattan8023

  35. Jim R

    Christian W,
    A similar warhead at several hundred km up, would cause an EMP. It would leave the buildings and things intact but zap the electric grind in a way that would take months to repair, if ever.

  36. emsnews

    WWIII would eliminate most of us.

    I am against this war and seeing our lunatic rich driving us straight into that hell hole pisses me off greatly.

    Wrecking our cities: UMMMMM….Detroit! Typical example. Major cities turned literally into utter ruin. Our rulers are doing that, Putin doesn’t have to lift a finger to destroy our cities, our rulers do this all by themselves.

  37. Jim R

    True dat.

    I’m pretty sure Putin was hoping to do nothing for a little bit longer, and allow that process to continue. Camden, Detroit, Cleveland, … his clever plan was working.

  38. Petruchio

    Remember a few years ago when a CIA agent stationed in Russia was caught wearing a blonde wig and some obviously fake ID’s? I can see Putin sending out his ‘friends’ out into the Moscow night with orders to “Find another CIA idiot playing at Secret Agent.” This would merely embarrass the US, not really stoke any fires. Showing the CIA to be incompetent clowns might tweak the smug, arrogant CIA types right in the nose.

  39. Floridasandy

    Two words:

    School vouchers.

    We always have problem when people have no choices.

    How much better would this country be if there was freedom of choice in the school system, for students and teachers? Of course, we are trying to be herded in the opposite direction with common core.

    Oh, and Facebook is an awful website- but there are other sites popping up every day.

  40. Floridasandy

    Narcisco, from personal observation it seems a lot of the Hispanic parents are NOT learning English, even after being here awhile. Their children, however, funded by taxpayers, are learning and translating for them.

    Is it due to illegal status, who knows?

  41. Jon

    Blacks continue to fail, because we as a people have simply “not yet got it”! We continue to blame everybody else, or just about anything period to deflect our pathetic, and continuing failures to address the very problems that are destroying our families, and communities! I hate to say this, but it’s clear that the majority of Black people “couldn’t care less”! But, just watch when they need something …then here comes the predictable, and usual crys of RACISM. Believe me white people are tired of helping Black people …overe, and over again, and not seeing any real progress by Blacks themselves! People are sick of that nonsense, and “why” should they have to lift Black people up, when black people aren’t willing themselves to do the same for themselves? Makes no sense, and that’s why Black people will never make it, and only blame White people. Shame on Black people for also following these so-called self serving black leaders. Why can’t black people see that they’re being lead by the “nose” by the likes of Sharpton, and Jackson, and those other civil rights leaders like the Urban league?, and the NAACP..which by the way is a real JOKE!

  42. emsnews

    I have known a number of brave black community icons who despair about all this and see that the ‘pick yourself up out of the gutter and go straight, work hard’ ethos is being actively destroyed by Hollywood and liberals who think social chaos and crude morals are wonderful and should be emulated.

    I have known a number of fine kids who are black who have done very well for themselves by refusing to be part of the black culture being peddled by Hollywood and the recording industries.

    But they are definitely a minority within a minority and are called names by nearly everyone even though in the real world, they are much liked by coworkers and anyone who meets them in public.

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