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Essay by a teacher in a black high school
Honda Tech ^ | July 6, 2013 | Unknown

Posted on 07/28/2013 8:41:41 AM PDT by Dick Bachert

Edited on 07/28/2013 10:29:22 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

The truth is usually a tough thing to accept, so I understand if this is flagged. It would be a cowardly thing to do, but I understand it. Some people just ignore unpleasant truths. However, if you think ignoring the problem, or trying to censor the truth, will help our black children improve, you're dreaming. This is important, so I'm happy to repost - indefinitely if necessary.

Until recently I taught at a predominantly black high school in a southeastern state.

The mainstream press gives a hint of what conditions are like in black schools, but only a hint. Expressions journalists use like "chaotic" or "poor learning environment" or "lack of discipline" do not capture what really happens. There is nothing like the day-to-day experience of teaching black children and that is what I will try to convey.

Most whites simply do not know what black people are like in large numbers, and the first encounter can be a shock.

One of the most immediately striking things about my students was that they were loud. They had little conception of ordinary decorum. It was not unusual for five blacks to be screaming at me at once. Instead of calming down and waiting for a lull in the din to make their point -- something that occurs to even the dimmest white students -- blacks just tried to yell over each other.

It did no good to try to quiet them, and white women were particularly inept at trying. I sat in on one woman's class as she begged the children to pipe down. They just yelled louder so their voices would carry over hers.

Many of my black students would repeat themselves over and over again -- just louder. It was as if they suffered from Tourette syndrome. They seemed to have no conception of waiting for an appropriate time to say something. They would get ideas in their heads and simply had to shout them out. I might be leading a discussion on government and suddenly be interrupted: "We gotta get more Democrats! Clinton, she good!" The student may seem content with that outburst but two minutes later, he would suddenly start yelling again: "Clinton good!"

Anyone who is around young blacks will probably get a constant diet of rap music. Blacks often make up their own jingles, and it was not uncommon for 15 black boys to swagger into a classroom, bouncing their shoulders and jiving back.

They were yelling back and forth, rapping 15 different sets of words in the same harsh, rasping dialect. The words were almost invariably a childish form of boasting: "Who got dem shine rim, who got dem shine shoe, who got dem shine grill (gold and silver dental caps)?" The amateur rapper usually ends with a claim--in the crudest terms imaginable -- that all womankind is sexually devoted to him. For whatever reason, my students would often groan instead of saying a particular word, as in, "She [Profanity removed]dat aaahhhh (think of a long grinding groan), she [Profanity removed] dat aaaahhhh, she dat aaaahhh."

Black women love to dance -- in a way white people might call gyrating. So many black girls dance in the hall, in the classroom, on the chairs, next to the chairs, under the chairs, everywhere. Once I took a call on my cell phone and had to step outside of class. I was away about two minutes but when I got back the black girls had lined up at the front of the classroom and were convulsing to the delight of the boys.

Many black people, especially black women, are enormously fat. Some are so fat I had to arrange special seating to accommodate their bulk. I am not saying there are no fat white students -- there are -- but it is a matter of numbers and attitudes. Many black girls simply do not care that they are fat. There are plenty of white anorexics, but I have never met or heard of a black anorexic.

"Black women be big Mr. Jackson," my students would explain.

"Is it okay in the black community to be a little overweight?" I ask. Two obese black girls in front of my desk begin to dance, "You know dem boys lak juicy fruit, Mr. Jackson." "Juicy" is a colorful black expression for the buttocks.

Blacks, on average, are the most directly critical people I have ever met: "Dat shirt stupid. Yo' kid a bastard. Yo' lips big." Unlike whites, who tread gingerly around the subject of race, they can be brutally to the point. Once I needed to send a student to the office to deliver a message. I asked for volunteers, and suddenly you would think my classroom was a bastion of civic engagement. Thirty dark hands shot into the air. My students loved to leave the classroom and slack off, even if just for a few minutes, away from the eye of white authority. I picked a light-skinned boy to deliver the message. One very black student was indignant: "You pick da half-breed." And immediately other blacks take up the cry, and half a dozen mouths are screaming, "He half-breed."

For decades, the country has been lamenting the poor academic performance of blacks and there is much to lament. There is no question, however, that many blacks come to school with a serious handicap that is not their fault. At home they have learned a dialect that is almost a different language. Blacks not only mispronounce words; their grammar is often wrong. When a black wants to ask, "Where is the bathroom?" he may actually say "Whar da badroom be?" Grammatically, this is the equivalent of "Where the bathroom is?" And this is the way they speak in high school. Students write the way they speak, so this is the language that shows up in written assignments.

It is true that some whites face a similar handicap. They speak with what I would call a "country" accent that is hard to reproduce but results in sentences such as "I'm gonna gemme a Coke." Some of these country whites had to learn correct pronunciation and usage. The difference is that most whites overcome this handicap and learn to speak correctly; many blacks do not.

Most of the blacks I taught simply had no interest in academic subjects. I taught history, and students would often say they didn't want to do an assignment or they didn't like history because it was all about white people. Of course, this was "diversity" history, in which every cowboy's black cook got a special page on how he contributed to winning the West, but black children still found it inadequate. So I would throw up my hands and assign them a project on a real, historical black person. My favorite was Marcus Garvey. They had never heard of him, and I would tell them to research him, but they never did. They didn't care and they didn't want to do any work.

Anyone who teaches blacks soon learns that they have a completely different view of government from whites. Once I decided to fill 25 minutes by having students write about one thing the government should do to improve America. I gave this question to three classes totaling about 100 students, approximately 80 of whom were black. My few white students came back with generally "conservative" ideas. "We need to cut off people who don't work," was the most common suggestion. Nearly every black gave a variation on the theme of "We need more government services."

My students had only the vaguest notion of who pays for government services. For them, it was like a magical piggy bank that never goes empty. One black girl was exhorting the class on the need for more social services and I kept trying to explain that people, real live people, are taxed for the money to pay for those services. "Yeah, it come from whites," she finally said. "They stingy anyway."

"Many black people make over $50,000 dollars a year and you would also be taking away from your own people," I said.

She had an answer to that: "Dey half breed." The class agreed. I let the subject drop.

Many black girls are perfectly happy to be welfare queens. On career day, one girl explained to the class that she was going to have lots of children and get fat checks from the government. No one in the class seemed to have any objection to this career choice.

Surprising attitudes can come out in class discussion. We were talking about the crimes committed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and I brought up the rape of a young girl in the bathroom of the Superdome. A majority of my students believed this was a horrible crime but a few took it lightly. One black boy spoke up without raising his hand: "Dat no big deal. They thought they is gonna die so they figured they have some fun. Dey jus' wanna have a fun time; you know what I'm sayin'?" A few black heads nodded in agreement.

My department head once asked all the teachers to get a response from all students to the following question: "Do you think it is okay to break the law if it will benefit you greatly?" By then, I had been teaching for a while and was not surprised by answers that left a young, liberal, white woman colleague aghast. "Yeah" was the favorite answer. As one student explained, "Get dat green."

There is a level of conformity among blacks that whites would find hard to believe. They like one kind of music: rap. They will vote for one political party: Democrat. They dance one way, speak one way, are loud the same way, and fail their exams in the same way. Of course, there are exceptions but they are rare.

Whites are different. Some like country music, others heavy metal, some prefer pop, and still others, God forbid, enjoy rap music. They have different associations, groups, almost ideologies. There are jocks, nerds, preppies, and hunters. Blacks are all -- well -- black, and they are quick to let other blacks know when they deviate from the norm.

One might object that there are important group differences among blacks that a white man simply cannot detect. I have done my best to find them, but so far as I can tell, they dress the same, talk the same, think the same. Certainly, they form rival groups, but the groups are not different in any discernible way. There simply are no groups of blacks that are as distinctly different from each other as white "nerds," "hunters," or "Goths," for example.

How the world looks to blacks: One point on which all blacks agree is that everything is "racis'." This is one message of liberalism they have absorbed completely. Did you do your homework? "Na, homework racis'." Why did you get an F on the test? "Test racis'."

I was trying to teach a unit on British philosophers and the first thing the students noticed about Bentham, Hobbes, and Locke was "Dey all white! Where da black philosopher a'?" I tried to explain there were no blacks in eighteenth century Britain. You can probably guess what they said to that: "Dat racis'!" One student accused me of deliberately failing him on a test because I didn't like black people.

"Do you think I really hate black people?" "Yeah." "Have I done anything to make you feel this way? How do you know?" "You just do." "Why do you say that?"

He just smirked, looked out the window, and sucked air through his teeth. Perhaps this was a regional thing, but the blacks often sucked air through their teeth as a wordless expression of disdain or hostility.

My students were sometimes unable to see the world except through the lens of their own blackness. I had a class that was host to a German exchange student. One day he put on a Power Point presentation with famous German landmarks as well as his school and family.

From time to time during the presentation, blacks would scream, "Where da black folk?!" The exasperated German tried several times to explain that there were no black people where he lived in Germany. The students did not believe him. I told them Germany is in Europe, where white people are from, and Africa is where black people are from. They insisted that the German student was racist, and deliberately refused to associate with blacks.

Blacks are keenly interested in their own racial characteristics. I have learned, for example, that some blacks have "good hair." Good hair is black parlance for black-white hybrid hair. Apparently, it is less kinky, easier to style, and considered more attractive. Blacks are also proud of light skin. Imagine two black students shouting insults across the room. One is dark but slim; the other light and obese. The dark one begins the exchange: "You fat, Ridario!" Ridario smiles, doesn't deign to look at his detractor, shakes his head like a wobbling top, and says, "You wish you light skinned."

They could go on like this, repeating the same insults over and over.

My black students had nothing but contempt for Hispanic immigrants. They would vent their feelings so crudely that our department strongly advised us never to talk about immigration in class in case the principal or some outsider might overhear.

Whites were "racis'," of course, but they thought of us at least as Americans. Not the Mexicans. Blacks have a certain, not necessarily hostile understanding of white people. They know how whites act, and it is clear they believe whites are smart and are good at organizing things. At the same time, they probably suspect whites are just putting on an act when they talk about equality, as if it is all a sham that makes it easier for whites to control blacks. Blacks want a bigger piece of the American pie. I'm convinced that if it were up to them they would give whites a considerably smaller piece than whites get now, but they would give us something. They wouldn't give Mexicans anything.

What about black boys and white girls? No one is supposed to notice this or talk about it but it is glaringly obvious: Black boys are obsessed with white girls. I've witnessed the following drama countless times. A black boy saunters up to a white girl. The cocky black dances around her, not really in a menacing way. It's more a shuffle than a threat. As he bobs and shuffles he asks, "When you gonna go wit' me?"

There are two kinds of reply. The more confident white girl gets annoyed, looks away from the black and shouts, "I don't wanna go out with you!" The more demure girl will look at her feet and mumble a polite excuse but ultimately say no.

There is only one response from the black boy: "You racis'." Many girls -- all too many -- actually feel guilty because they do not want to date blacks. Most white girls at my school stayed away from blacks, but a few, particularly the ones who were addicted to drugs, fell in with them.

There is something else that is striking about blacks. They seem to have no sense of romance, of falling in love. What brings men and women together is sex, pure and simple, and there is a crude openness about this. There are many degenerate whites, of course, but some of my white students were capable of real devotion and tenderness, emotions that seemed absent from blacks -- especially the boys.

Black schools are violent and the few whites who are too poor to escape are caught in the storm. The violence is astonishing, not so much that it happens, but the atmosphere in which it happens. Blacks can be smiling, seemingly perfectly content with what they are doing, having a good time, and then, suddenly start fighting. It's uncanny. Not long ago, I was walking through the halls and a group of black boys were walking in front of me. All of a sudden they started fighting with another group in the hallway.

Blacks are extraordinarily quick to take offense. Once I accidentally scuffed a black boy's white sneaker with my shoe. He immediately rubbed his body up against mine and threatened to attack me. I stepped outside the class and had a security guard escort the student to the office. It was unusual for students to threaten teachers physically this way, but among themselves, they were quick to fight for similar reasons.

The real victims are the unfortunate whites caught in this. They are always in danger and their educations suffer. White weaklings are particularly susceptible, but mostly to petty violence. They may be slapped or get a couple of kicks when they are trying to open a bottom locker. Typically, blacks save the hard, serious violence for each other.

There was a lot of promiscuous sex among my students and this led to violence. Black girls were constantly fighting over black boys. It was not uncommon to see two girls literally ripping each other's hair out with a police officer in the middle trying to break up the fight. The black boy they were fighting over would be standing by with a smile, enjoying the show he had created. For reasons I cannot explain, boys seldom fought over girls.

Pregnancy was common among the blacks, though many black girls were so fat I could not tell the difference. I don't know how many girls got abortions, but when they had the baby they usually stayed in school and had their own parents look after the child. The school did not offer daycare.

Aside from the police officers constantly on patrol, a sure sign that you are in a black school is the coke cage: the chain-link fence that many majority-black schools use to protect vending machines. The cage surrounds the machine and even covers its top. Delivery employees have to unlock a gate on the front of the cage to service the machines. Companies would prefer not to build cages around vending machines. They are expensive, ugly, and a bother, but black students smashed the machines so many times it was cheaper to build a cage than repair the damage. Rumor had it that before the cages went up blacks would turn the machines upside down in the hope that the money would fall out.

Security guards are everywhere in black schools -- we had one on every hall. They also sat in on unruly classes and escorted students to the office. They were unarmed, but worked closely with the three city police officers who were constantly on duty.

There was a lot of drug-dealing at my school. This was a good way to make a fair amount of money but it also gave boys power over girls who wanted drugs. An addicted girl -- black or white -- became the plaything of anyone who could get her drugs.

One of my students was a notorious drug dealer. Everyone knew it. He was 19 years old and in eleventh grade. Once he got a score of three out of 100 on a test. He had been locked up four times since he was 13.

One day, I asked him, "Why do you come to school?"

He wouldn't answer. He just looked out the window, smiled, and sucked air through his teeth. His friend Yidarius ventured an explanation: "He get dat green and get dem females."

"What is the green?" I asked. "Money or dope?" "Both," said Yidarius with a smile.

A very fat black interrupted from across the room: "We get dat lunch," Mr. Jackson. "We gotta get dat lunch and brickfuss." He means the free breakfast and lunch poor students get every day. "*****, we know'd you be lovin' brickfuss!" shouts another student.

Some readers may believe that I have drawn a cruel caricature of black students. After all, according to official figures some 85 percent of them graduate. It would be instructive to know how many of those scraped by with barely a C- record. They go from grade to grade and they finally get their diplomas because there is so much pressure on teachers to push them through. It saves money to move them along, the school looks good, and the teachers look good.

Many of these children should have been failed, but the system would crack under their weight if they were all held back.

How did my experiences make me feel about blacks? Ultimately, I lost sympathy for them. In so many ways they seem to make their own beds. There they were in an integrationist's fantasy--in the same classroom with white students, eating the same lunch, using the same bathrooms, listening to the same teachers--and yet the blacks fail while the whites pass.

One tragic outcome among whites who have been teaching for too long is that it can engender something close to hatred. One teacher I knew gave up fast food--not for health reasons but because where he lived most fast-food workers were black. He had enough of blacks on the job. This was an extreme example but years of frustration can take their toll. Many of my white colleagues with any experience were well on their way to that state of mind.

There is an unutterable secret among teachers: Almost all realize that blacks do not respond to traditional white instruction. Does that put the lie to environmentalism? Not at all. It is what brings about endless, pointless innovation that is supposed to bring blacks up to the white level. The solution is more diversity--or put more generally, the solution is change. Change is an almost holy word in education, and you can fail a million times as long as you keep changing. That is why liberals keep revamping the curriculum and the way it is taught. For example, teachers are told that blacks need hands-on instruction and more group work.

Teachers are told that blacks are more vocal and do not learn through reading and lectures. The implication is that they have certain traits that lend themselves to a different kind of teaching.

Whites have learned a certain way for centuries but it just doesn't work with blacks. Of course, this implies racial differences but if pressed, most liberal teachers would say different racial learning styles come from some indefinable cultural characteristic unique to blacks. Therefore, schools must change, America must change. But into what? How do you turn quantum physics into hands-on instruction or group work? No one knows, but we must keep changing until we find something that works.

Public school has certainly changed since anyone reading this was a student. I have a friend who teaches elementary school, and she tells me that every week the students get a new diversity lesson, shipped in fresh from some bureaucrat's office in Washington or the state capital. She showed me the materials for one week: a large poster, about the size of a forty-two inch flat-screen television. It shows an utterly diverse group -- I mean diverse: handicapped, Muslim, Jewish, effeminate, poor, rich, brown, slightly brown, yellow, etc.--sitting at a table, smiling gaily, accomplishing some undefined task. The poster comes with a sheet of questions the teacher is supposed to ask. One might be: "These kids sure look different, but they look happy. Can you tell me which one in the picture is an American?"

Some eight-year-old, mired in ignorance, will point to a white child like himself. "That one."

The teacher reads from the answer, conveniently printed along with the question. "No, Billy, all these children are Americans. They are just as American as you."

The children get a snack, and the poster goes up on the wall until another one comes a week later. This is what happens at predominately white, middle-class, elementary schools everywhere. Elementary school teachers love All of the Colors of the Race, by award-winning children's poet Arnold Adoff.

These are some of the lines they read to the children: "Mama is chocolate . . . Daddy is vanilla . . . Me (sic) is better . . . It is a new color. It is a new flavor. For love. Sometimes blackness seems too black for me, and whiteness is too sickly pale; and I wish every one were golden. Remember: long ago before people moved and migrated, and mixed and matched . . . there was one people: one color, one race. The colors are flowing from what was before me to what will be after. All the colors."

Teaching as a career: It may come as a surprise after what I have written, but my experiences have given me a deep appreciation for teaching as a career. It offers a stable, middle-class life but comes with the capacity to make real differences in the lives of children. In our modern, atomized world children often have very little communication with adults -- especially, or even, with their parents -- so there is potential for a real transaction between pupil and teacher, disciple and master.

A rewarding relationship can grow up between an exceptional, interested student and his teacher. I have stayed in my classroom with a group of students discussing ideas and playing chess until the janitor kicked us out. I was the old gentleman, imparting my history, culture, personal loves and triumphs, defeats and failures to young kinsman. Sometimes I fancied myself Tyrtaeus, the Spartan poet, who counseled the youth to honor and loyalty. I never had this kind intimacy with a black student, and I know of no other white teacher who did.

Teaching can be fun. For a certain kind of person it is exhilarating to map out battles on chalkboards, and teach heroism. It is rewarding to challenge liberal prejudices, to leave my mark on these children, but what I aimed for with my white students I could never achieve with the blacks.

There is a kind of child whose look can melt your heart: some working-class castaway, in and out of foster homes, often abused, who is nevertheless almost an angel. Your heart melts for these children, this refuse of the modern world.

Many white students possess a certain innocence; their cheeks still blush. Try as I might, I could not get the blacks to care one bit about Beethoven or Sherman's march to the sea, or Tyrtaeus, or Oswald Spengler, or even liberals like John Rawls, or their own history. They cared about nothing I tried to teach them. When this goes on year after year it chokes the soul out of a teacher, destroys his pathos, and sends him guiltily searching for The Bell Curve on the Internet.

Blacks break down the intimacy that can be achieved in the classroom, and leave you convinced that that intimacy is really a form of kinship. Without intending to, they destroy what is most beautiful--whether it be your belief in human equality, your daughter's innocence, or even the state of the hallway.

Just last year I read on the bathroom stall the words [Profanity removed] Not two feet away, on the same stall, was a small swastika.

The National Council for the Social Studies, the leading authority on social science education in the United States, urges teachers to inculcate such values as equality of opportunity, individual property rights, and a democratic form of government. Even if teachers could inculcate this milquetoast ideology into whites, liberalism is doomed because so many non-whites are not receptive to education of any kind beyond the merest basics.

It is impossible to get them to care about such abstractions as property rights or democratic citizenship. They do not see much further than the fact that you live in a big house and "we in da pro-jek." Of course, there are a few loutish whites who will never think past their next meal and a few sensitive blacks for whom anything is possible, but no society takes on the characteristics of its exceptions.

Once I asked my students, "What do you think of the Constitution?" "It white," one slouching black rang out. The class began to laugh. And I caught myself laughing along with them, laughing while Pompeii's volcano simmers, while the barbarians swell around the Palatine, while the country I love, and the job I love, and the community I love become dimmer by the day.

I read a book by an expatriate Rhodesian who visited Zimbabwe not too many years ago. Traveling with a companion, she stopped at a store along the highway. A black man materialized next to her car window. "Job, boss, (I) work good, boss," he pleaded. "You give job."

"What happened to your old job?" the expatriate white asked. The black man replied in the straightforward manner of his race: "We drove out the whites. No more jobs. You give job."

At some level, my students understand the same thing. One day I asked the bored, black faces staring back at me. "What would happen if all the white people in America disappeared tomorrow?"

"We screwed," a young, pitch-black boy screamed back. The rest of the blacks laughed.

I have had children tell me to my face as they struggled with an assignment. "I cain't do dis," Mr. Jackson. "I black."

The point is that human beings are not always rational. It is in the black man's interest to have whites in Zimbabwe but he drives them out and starves. Most whites do not think black Americans could ever do anything so irrational. They see blacks on television smiling, fighting evil whites, embodying white values. But the real black is not on television, and you pull your purse closer when you see him, and you lock the car doors when he swaggers by with his pants hanging down almost to his knees.

For those of you with children, better a smaller house in a white district than a fancy one near a black school.

I have been in parent-teacher conferences that broke my heart: the child pleading with his parents to take him out of school; the parents convinced their child's fears are groundless. If you love your child, show her you care -- not by giving her fancy vacations or a car, but making her innocent years safe and happy. Give her the gift of a not-heavily black school.


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Long but VERY ENLIGHTENING. With the help of the power hungry white welfare plantation creating libtards and "educrats", black culture has imploded (along with huge portions of bottom rung white culture)! And if you don't think they will take this country and nearly all the rest of us to the bottom with them, YOU NEED TO READ THIS ONE!! I have several friends who are also retired high school teachers from northern states and they report the SAME behavior beginning years ago.
1 posted on 07/28/2013 8:41:41 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Dick Bachert

You are right on!!! Obama has put Black people in further decline on purpose. His goal is to undermine the USA and bring it down, first the economy, which he has already done...and, second the country itself. The clear handwriting of his hate for America is on the wall. Too bad, Americans can’t see it for what it is!!! We are sinking fast America!!! The cliff of no return is fastly approaching!!! The rest of the world laughs at how easily we are killing ourselves, our freedom, our liberty, our opportunity, our future!!!


2 posted on 07/28/2013 8:51:27 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Dick Bachert

I agreed with every word written.

I have been among these people, and truthfully the Essay is
right on the money
It doesn’t stop in school either, it goes on throughout their lives..


3 posted on 07/28/2013 8:55:56 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Dick Bachert. It’s cultural, and while originating with one ‘race’, it is throughout the ‘urban’ ‘culture’. As many do, I have occasion to answer the business line. A good part of the time I hear background noise, no voice, usually just a loud TV or loud stereo; otherwise it’ll be the jackass caller having a conversation with someone in the same room as themselves. I give the standard greeting, two, three times, and keep an eye on the phone display. When the call duration reaches 13 seconds with no response, I hang up.


4 posted on 07/28/2013 8:57:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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“I have been in parent-teacher conferences that broke my heart: the child pleading with his parents to take him out of school; the parents convinced their child’s fears are groundless.”

The parents are liberals. . .I guarantee it.


5 posted on 07/28/2013 8:57:49 AM PDT by Hulka
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Let's be brutally honest here. This country is filled with people from certain racial, demographic and socio-economic groups that have never -- and will never -- fit into a productive, orderly society.

Maybe Barack Obama and Kathy Sebelius will be more successful in dealing with them than Margaret Sanger was.

6 posted on 07/28/2013 9:00:56 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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What percentage of today's high school graduates can read their own diplomas? And I'm not talking about the ones written in Latin either.Ten bucks says that in certain zip codes that figure is no higher than 33%...and in all-too-many it's closer to 10%.
7 posted on 07/28/2013 9:02:42 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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What really hit me in this essay is that there are no differentiating groups within the black teen population... not like with whites: nerds, preppies, rockers, jocks, stoners...


8 posted on 07/28/2013 9:03:14 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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Fifty years ago, in my youth, this was not the case in most mid-western cities.

Most schools with a majority percentage of black students had some tough accomplished black teachers. Additionally, the home life did not allow such decline.

What changed? The Great Society reshaped culture, taxes, welfare, schools, academics, crime prevention, and the family. This is the result in some areas.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 9:04:07 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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Fred Reed said in all his years as a crime reporter in Chicago, in all the homes and apartments he went into, he never saw a single book in any black person’s home. Very sad.


10 posted on 07/28/2013 9:04:16 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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I was moved reading this. Such a sad situation, and he explains it so candidly.

“We need more Democrats!” indeed. Was this really what civil rights leaders fought for? Was this really why Lincoln pitted brother against brother? For this? Such a shame.


11 posted on 07/28/2013 9:05:16 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Dick Bachert
I taught for many years in an urban high school. Something like 60% of the student population was black and 40% was white. Most were poor, and absenteeism was a big problem.

I've seen bloody fights in the hallways, and I've broken up bloody fights in the hallways.

And I've taught the lowest level classes in the school. These were classes with many unmotivated and often disruptive students. Students that I could not reach no matter what.

So when it comes to the urban teaching experience, I defer to no one.

So let me tell you this. This “essay” is pure garbage.

For every black kid that was disruptive, I had many who were trying desperately to get an education under difficult circumstances.

There were black students who came after school for extra help. There were black students who gave up their lunch time for extra help.

And the same could be said for the white students. Some were disruptive, but many tried to go that extra mile.

Sure, urban schools have lots of problems. And the urban culture is a part of it.

But it's odd that the author of the “essay” has nothing to say about the better kids, black and white. Well, maybe not so odd if spreading hatred is your goal.

12 posted on 07/28/2013 9:05:39 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Dick Bachert
This essay echoes what a friend who teaches in a predominately black high school tells me.

I do have one little quibble with the essay though.
“will help our black children improve”

They ain't MY children. I have never fathered a black child nor have I ever owned one. I am in no way responsible for their bad manners, illiteracy or uncivilized tribal behavior.

13 posted on 07/28/2013 9:07:18 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Dick Bachert
This has been around for quite a while, and it shows up periodically here. I always look it over again, though, and the part that always startles me, because I had forgotten, is this:

There is a level of conformity among blacks that whites would find hard to believe. They like one kind of music: rap. They will vote for one political party: Democrat. They dance one way, speak one way, are loud the same way, and fail their exams in the same way. Of course, there are exceptions but they are rare.

Whites are different. Some like country music, others heavy metal, some prefer pop, and still others, God forbid, enjoy rap music. They have different associations, groups, almost ideologies. There are jocks, nerds, preppies, and hunters. Blacks are all -- well -- black, and they are quick to let other blacks know when they deviate from the norm.

One might object that there are important group differences among blacks that a white man simply cannot detect. I have done my best to find them, but so far as I can tell, they dress the same, talk the same, think the same. Certainly, they form rival groups, but the groups are not different in any discernible way. There simply are no groups of blacks that are as distinctly different from each other as white "nerds," "hunters," or "Goths," for example.

This strikes me as true. One of those things I don't consciously notice, but it is true. It's not to say there are not black individuals whose taste varies from the norm, but when they exist, they just find the white group where they fit in, and drift in with them (if the white kids let him or her, and the black kids don't attack them for being traitors.)

14 posted on 07/28/2013 9:07:49 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The only uniform Obama respects is the hoodie.)
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To: Dick Bachert

Recommend this essay, it is brutally honest and frightening. I know why it is anonymous—


15 posted on 07/28/2013 9:09:03 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Leaning Right

Thanks for your efforts as a teacher. You are to be commended.

There are charter schools / voucher schools with amazing track records with 100% black students doing a great job. Freedom for the educators, getting past the route memory now encouraged by these standardized tests, and bonuses for teachers that deliver results (considering where the students start) are ways to get out of this cycle.

If someone is as cynical as the author of this article, they need to find a new job.


16 posted on 07/28/2013 9:09:11 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Venturer

All I have to do is look at where I grew up Fourty years ago white ethnic middle class. Now ghetto What changed? Infiltration of new “entitled” class illustrated in above article


17 posted on 07/28/2013 9:09:43 AM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: latina4dubya
This is the poison fruit of identity politics. There is no attribute of importance but race. This has been inculcated into so many blacks so effectively that they have no self-awareness left worth speaking about.

For the sake of political and financial gain the left wing has stripped these people literally of their humanity. And they don't even know what they have lost.

18 posted on 07/28/2013 9:09:51 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Venturer

I can’t understand how anyone is shocked by this essay...This is stuff i’ve known since about the 7th grade...but i’m a white southern male in the deep south...what the hell do i know??? I could have wrote this essay in about the 10th grade....Hate it for good black folks i know...but they won’t dare speak up...Race trumps Jesus and don’t you forget it!


19 posted on 07/28/2013 9:11:44 AM PDT by chasio649
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To: Dick Bachert

My 9th grade year was at a “black” high school. White kids and a handful of black kids went to class. The rest of the black kids hung out outside or in the hallways; about half the school. Blacks that went to class were Uncle toms.


20 posted on 07/28/2013 9:11:55 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Dick Bachert

WOW


21 posted on 07/28/2013 9:12:21 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Gay State Conservative

Not just high school. Heard any interviews with college athletes lately? They can’t even speak English.


22 posted on 07/28/2013 9:13:31 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Dick Bachert

A recognize a bit of my old high school in this. Not to this extreme as it was 20 years ago, and a far different world.

Even with the extremely negative influence of Gangsta rap at the time, there was still a pull of civility because the adults were from the Depression and WW2 generation, so things were never allowed to go this far down the gutter. You had knuckleheads flaunting ghetto culture, and we did have security guards mostly for just light stuff like being hall monitors, but it was still a time where a girl becoming pregnant was a huge deal (one did and she was taken out to go to an alternative school), or getting into a fight was a sign of being trash. Also, there was an actual stigma to being in a remedial class. It was, in hindsight, a far desirable place to have been than what the same school I attended had become.


23 posted on 07/28/2013 9:14:38 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Dick Bachert

Time for the two parent family among blacks. I’m starting to doubt this will ever happen with Lefties in power.


24 posted on 07/28/2013 9:14:49 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists give insanity a bad name. 0bama: Eight years of failure and fingerpointing.)
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To: verga

BTTT


25 posted on 07/28/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Leaning Right

You’re right.


26 posted on 07/28/2013 9:15:51 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Pining_4_TX

“Fred Reed said in all his years as a crime reporter in Chicago, in all the homes and apartments he went into, he never saw a single book in any black person’s home. Very sad.”

You also very rarely see black people in the national parks.


27 posted on 07/28/2013 9:17:31 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Pining_4_TX

One of the interesting things I’ve noticed among NFL teams is that a lot of them are drafting college players who are black, but not “American” in a purely objective sense. Look how many NFL players you see with foreign-sounding names who are the children of immigrants or are even immigrants themselves.


28 posted on 07/28/2013 9:17:41 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Tupelo

“They ain’t MY children. I have never fathered a black child nor have I ever owned one. I am in no way responsible for their bad manners, illiteracy or uncivilized tribal behavior.”

LOL Excellent point and very well stated.


29 posted on 07/28/2013 9:18:13 AM PDT by 426cuda (Disobedience to tyrants is obedience to God)
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To: TigerClaws
Thanks for your efforts as a teacher. You are to be commended.

Thank you. But the commendation should go to the majority of students in such schools, the ones that are just trying to get an education.

Freedom for the educators, getting past the route memory now encouraged by these standardized tests...

Very true. And let me add one more thing. Principals need to have the freedom to remove disruptive students. Get disruptive students away from the students who want to learn.

If someone is as cynical as the author of this article, they need to find a new job.

I would not describe the author as cynical. I would describe him/her as a filthy propagandist, as bad as Goebbels ever was.

30 posted on 07/28/2013 9:20:07 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Dick Bachert
Most whites simply do not know what black people are like in large numbers, and the first encounter can be a shock.

What, never watched the Maury show?

31 posted on 07/28/2013 9:25:24 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: KC Burke

Thank you LBJ. How many wasted billions for the great society? The dems could have solved glo-bull warming by now with all that green. LOL!


32 posted on 07/28/2013 9:25:45 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Leaning Right

“I would describe him/her as a filthy propagandist, as bad as Goebbels ever was.”

It would more helpful if you would pick specific observations from the essay and prove they don’t occur. Or, demonstrate the technique of propoganda by which the writer falsifies reality. Otherwise, all we have is his “does” and your “does not”.


34 posted on 07/28/2013 9:32:10 AM PDT by Taliesan
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To: Dick Bachert
"I cain't do dis," Mr. Jackson. "I black."

Survival in a modern division of labor free society requires rationality and acquisition of knowledge. If blacks are unable or unwilling to follow reason and acquire knowledge, they are doomed to a future of poverty and parasitism.

36 posted on 07/28/2013 9:32:37 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Dick Bachert

I spent a semester in an “at risk” middle school teaching sixth graders for about 90 minutes once a week. Mostly black and hispanic kids, a few whites thrown in as well. I loved my kids and we ultimately did some good stuff together. But the basics of what this guy said are true. My sixth graders were not yet young adults like the high schoolers being described here are. They’re not just as big, strong, or as far removed from the childhood years. But you could not get them to sit still or be quiet unless you gave them a very handson task to do. And you could see that most were heading for the future laid out here. I would not have written the same essay that this guy wrote but I could have written one that resonated in many ways with what is here. I think the big difference that I would say is that all my kids save one had good hearts. The one exception was a kid that my sources told me had a dad that was high up in the gangs. One day this kid spent 20 minutes doing nothing but tossing a padlock up in the air and catching it. He dared me to grab him physically because they know how THAT game is played. I had one kid go out a first story window during class (different kid).

The one thing I learned is that until you have spent some time in a classroom either like mine or like the author’s - you have NO IDEA of what goes on - and all the usual ideas that get tossed about more this, more that, less this, less that, are at best, delusional.

Great post.


37 posted on 07/28/2013 9:32:57 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Dick Bachert

Racist. It’s racist to present facts contrary to the Liberal Ideal.

Facts must be concealed if they cause tremors in the liberal mindset.


38 posted on 07/28/2013 9:33:25 AM PDT by Colinsky
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To: Dick Bachert

Black Americans have been poisoned of minds and souls. Not all but far too many. Wish we could do an even up swap-— an African born black for an American born one. I find African born blacks are much better and nicer people overall vs America’s brand—(generally speaking)
We indeed are products of our enviroments to a large extent.


39 posted on 07/28/2013 9:34:16 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Dick Bachert
Integration was supposed to bring blacks to a higher standard. Instead it has lowered standards and more and more young whites have copied blacks in their manners, their music and their morals.

Democrats of old bought their slaves using their own money.

Present day Democrats buy their slaves with taxpayer money.

40 posted on 07/28/2013 9:36:35 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Leaning Right

The “better kids” were not — and are not — dragging this culture, society and NATION to HELL.

The BAD ONES ARE.

And SOMEBODY had better find a way to get in front of that and fast. And it sure as hell WILL NOT be the money and power greedy race pimps and educrats who profit mightily as we sink deeper into the mire!


41 posted on 07/28/2013 9:39:37 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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To: Leaning Right

And it may help you to know that I consider men like Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Dr. Ben Carson, Dr. Allen Keyes. Col. Alan West, FBN’s Charles Payne, Herman Cain and a few others some of the smartest guys on the planet. I would vote for any one of them over some idiot white elitist libtard in a New York second.

The point YOU obviously missed is that this is NOT about RACE per se.

This is about CULTURE, IDEOLOGY and RIGHT vs. WRONG!!!


42 posted on 07/28/2013 9:45:42 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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To: Taliesan
It would more helpful if you would pick specific observations from the essay and prove they don’t occur.

Oh, but they do occur. I've seen most of them myself.

demonstrate the technique of propaganda by which the writer falsifies reality

The writer takes a small sliver of a situation, then uses that sliver to describe the entire situation.

There are such students as the writer described. But they are in the minority, even in the worst of classes.

Sort of like Goebbels using an example of a Jewish criminal to paint all Jews as criminals.

43 posted on 07/28/2013 9:47:54 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

Wow. Filthy goebbels propagandist? Is it the writer’s spot-on duplication of gangster Ebonics?


44 posted on 07/28/2013 9:52:02 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Alberta's Child

Indeed. As I posted on another thread, the Zimmerman persecution was truly my last straw. I do not engage with blacks, and other than to look them in the eye to judge my safety (and to take action if warranted) I ignore them. Completely.


45 posted on 07/28/2013 9:52:09 AM PDT by Student0165
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To: Dick Bachert

While I agree with most of the points of the esssy, it seems to be a reworded version of an article posted in all places on craigslist.

That FR was pulled IIRC. Not saying this one should be pulled however I would caution this may be a trap.

Can someone verify the source?


46 posted on 07/28/2013 9:53:23 AM PDT by prisoner6 ( FREEDOM!)
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To: Taliesan
Joe -- Joe -- is that you???

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47 posted on 07/28/2013 9:53:58 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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To: Dick Bachert

heartbreaking for a conservative. this too is why we must continue to fight.


48 posted on 07/28/2013 9:54:24 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Dick Bachert
no society takes on the characteristics of its exceptions

Very well put.

49 posted on 07/28/2013 9:55:20 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Dick Bachert
And SOMEBODY had better find a way to get in front of that and fast.

Yes, yes, and yes again. And when it comes to the urban schools, money is not the answer.

Courage is the answer. The schools need to have the courage to remove the few disruptive students from the classrooms, and put them in an alternative school.

But the schools do not have the courage to do that. They do not have the courage to stand up to the parents of the disruptive students, and their lawyers.

So instead the good students must suffer as the disruptive students run wild.

The point YOU obviously missed is that this is NOT about RACE per se.

Agreed! But what you're missing is that the author of the article goes out of his/her way to make it about all about race.

50 posted on 07/28/2013 9:56:54 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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