Skip to comments.Black college students at predominantly white campuses feel internal cultural tension
Posted on 07/21/2013 7:03:16 AM PDT by T-Bird45
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There's the problem right there. He's not tackling a serious subject that takes serious work and time. He spends his time racially navel-gazing and that's making him crazy.
Step 1 in the Racially Obsessed Anonymous program is to drop African American Studies and take up something serious, chemistry, foreign languages, mathematics, engineering or some other tough subject. Step 2: Stop focusing on yourself. Step 3: Start preparing yourself for the future and a real job, where you have to work.
If George Lee doesn’t want to change why is he attempting to gain higher education? I think you go to school to change yourself in many ways. If all he wants is to be ‘Black’ then he achieved that when he was born.
This irony continually surprises me. Some of the most successful blacks are the biggest whiners. Rather than proclaim, "I did it, so can you, and here's how", they whine about how black people never get a fair shake and are profiled and discriminated against at every turn. They're walking dichotomies.
What a serious bunch of can't take what they dish out whiners. Reminds me of Palistinians who will only finally feel at peace when those mean old jews are all dead and their childrens throats cut. And all the other Shiites and Sunni infidels and French and Americans and...
So, he was an “African-American Studies major”? Just what kind of job does that prepare him for? Some sort of affirmative action political position?
Of course, the university is as much to blame as he is for even offering such a major. What worse could they do for their back students than that, although the pretense is the opposite, that they are being very respectful of them and their black culture.
The pancake batter was already made and the griddle was hot so it didn’t take long...LOL. As you can see, I’ve made one further comment up the thread but the irritation I feel as an Oklahoma taxpayer about such nonsense is beyond civil words. It is further irritating that OU went to TX to find this specimen and expend my taxes in an obviously futile effort to raise him from his circumstances. He seems determined to “keep it real.”
Same here. I grew up in a small rural town in South Georgia. Went to UGA and spent the better part of my career in NYC.
What a fascinating article.
Your post says volumes...a healthy bit of intellectual curiosity, but an even larger willingness to get on with things.
Of course the left could never put up with this sort of thing catching on.
I found the same thing. Left my (white) working class home and friends (we talked like the cast of jersey shore) and found at university that I sounded like a buffoon, so adjusted my speech and behavior.
I believe the process is called EDUCATION
yea!well I guess now they know what its like to be a white student in a predominantly black educational system,like I was during the sixties an seventies.
it was not a good educational experience.
Parents,Keep your kids out of the Public School Systems.Espechially those in the inner city.
Friend of mine teaches in Birmingham Alabama says the students couldn’t care less about learning and just plain don’t care
yeah am I supposed to still say goo goo gaga after I am in college? How am I going to be a doctor or accountant if I won’t learn the vocab?
How do you think I feel since the little whiner was FROM here? LOL!
IMHO, the world has seemed to have forgotten certain 'true-isms'. Things like - you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
Maybe we should call this bunch The Frightened Generation. A lot of them sure seem to need a great deal of handholding.
I felt a lot of pressure the other day while filling out an application for classes, to state what race I am.
I feel a lot of pressure to explain to my kids why being Mexican, especially an illegal, is a much better position from which to be selected for college, and to get a scholarship, instead of being white like they are.
They just don’t feel the urge to hate themselves because people in some stupid economic decision making hundreds of years ago went with the asinine trend to use slave labor and to push for its legality, nor because idiots acted on racial prejudice rampantly, 50 years ago.
They would rather feel encouraged that they can do whatever they want to do in life, like their great grandparents who built New York City as bricklayers and elevator constructors who put their kids through college, the military academies, engineering programs to help lead corporations like Motorola and Coca Cola and Schering Plough, regardless of the street fighting and snobby (perhaps somewhat deserved) stigma against their Irish nationality.
So, there’s pressure there to hate themselves for being white that they’re also bombarded with in classes who hammer this stuff in with months of study of the Holocaust, slavery etc, and that’s just in eighth grade. Oh, and, of course with no mention of the holocaust occurring under their noses, of their friends, brothers and sisters, 55 million killed in this country since 1973, which, if we ever climb out of this morass, will pale Hitler’s killing of a mere 6 million.
Of course now they’re in a good school learning what they should be learning - the classics, chemistry, language western civ. But there’s pressure coming for them to feel bad about all of this when they get out into college, and the workworld.
They don’t buy the lie that it’s not racist for the country to hate white people.
Young people are much more logical than they get credit for, and much more logical than adults whose work and college environments have corrupted them into being.
But it’s pressure for a parent to make sense out of this for them. Why the Mexican (non white Latina) who roars off in her mother’s new Escalade gets no questions asked scholarship money while they happily tumble into the old military salary bought Camry.
Waffles for us
Just curious, what culture calls a baby stroller a perambulator?
My kids came home from Africa to enroll in public school in a southern city which has a 67% black population. Our son was the only white boy in his class.
Now THAT was culture shock!
BTW, our son was the first white child seen by the tribe with whom we worked. Different skin color was nothing new to him. However, in many ways, he was closer to the culture of those Uganda villages than to that of a predominantly “African-American” USA elementary school.
Not really built-in.
When you are taught to play the victim for cash and goodies from Whitey, you actually start to believe you are a victim...and victims are, by their very nature, needy and inferior (or they wouldn't be victims).