Skip to comments.To Be Black at Stuyvesant High
Posted on 02/25/2012 12:51:13 PM PST by reaganaut1
When the bell rings and the schools 3,295 students spill out of classrooms into the maze of hallways, escalators and stairs like ants in a farm, blacks stand out because they are so rare. Rudi was one of 64 black students four years ago when she entered Stuyvesant, long considered New York Citys flagship public school. She is now one of 40.
Asians, on the other hand, make up 72.5 percent of Stuyvesants student body (they are 13.7 percent of the citys overall public school population), a staggering increase from 1970, when they were 6 percent of Stuyvesant students, according to state enrollment statistics. Back then, white students made up 79 percent of Stuyvesants enrollment; this year, they are 24 percent, and 14.9 percent systemwide.
Hispanic students are 40.3 percent of the system. Currently, they make up 2.4 percent of Stuyvesants enrollment, while blacks, who make up 32 percent of the citys public school students, are 1.2 percent.
New York City has eight specialized high schools whose admission is based entirely on the results of an entrance exam, a meritocratic system that does not consider race or ethnicity.
No one claims that the disparity is caused by overt discrimination. But in a school that is devised to attract the best of the best, parents and educators alike find the demographics troubling. It has become a question of perception as to who belongs.
Many Stuyvesant students start preparing for the exam months, even years, in advance. There are after-school, weekend and summer classes run by large companies like Kaplan and Princeton Review, as well as by neighborhood outfits like Aim Academy, in the predominantly Chinese enclave of Flushing, Queens, and the Khans Tutorial branch in nearby Jackson Heights, home to thousands of families from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
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“Statistically children get their brains from their mother, their ambition from their father.”
Besides that, motivation comes from the opposite sex parent (a boy’s mother or a girl’s father), while the opposite sex parent is the role model. So, ntact families must be a big actor in the strong academic success of kids from Chinese and Indian families. The fact that 75 percent of black households having no father must be a big factor in the poor school performance of their kids.
Also notice that there are 3 times as many asians at Stuyvesant than there are non-hispanic whites, despite the fact that they are equally represented based on NY school population. In fact, white working class families have become increasingly dysfunctional over the past 30 years, which explains a lot about all the beer commercials that feature some moronic slob pigging out on popcorn in front of the TV all day while his wife is at work.
I'll TELL you 'who belongs'!!
Isn't It Ironic? The food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture,
is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever.
Ya gotta feel for them kids with TWO mommies or Daddies!
“Im also pretty comfortable speculating that, nowadays, it is a lot harder being a white kid in a sea of black kids than it is being a black kid in a sea of white kids.”
All the Honkey needs to survive (word carefully selected) in a black school is a clotting time as fast as a pro hockey player, and a skull capable of resisting being stomped on by $200 Nikes.
I worked with a pegleg for awhile. Sharp kid - he was just a college student then. Owns three businesses now.
“I’m surprised affirmative action programs don’t consider that. Half-blacks with a white mother don’t actually need special treatment. They simply game the system.”
Gaming = make something for ones self that one didn’t quite earn. Even white, Jews do it. A friend was stationed in Guam when their daughter was born. Both parents are blond and so it their daughter. Blue eyed, too.
Hoiwever, ‘cause she was born on Guam, she is considered a native Guamanian. As a member of a protected class, she qualified for all sorts of college aid. With her IQ, none was needed, but the jokes were endless.
PS What is the national dish of Guam?
My strategy was a mohawk, steel-toed combat boots and a bad attitude. Most of the time, they’d look for an easier target because they are usually cowards.
What I meant by average or below average student was brains not grades. Obviously you are very bright. Stupid people do not get good SATs. No amount of tricks or training will get them good scores. Raise them a few points, sure, but not any large amount. Sister John Thomas taught you to use the brains you already had.
I think you will find that whites with children for decades have been moving out of areas of NYC that you can reasonably get to Stuyvesant from. The reasons are the cost of living in the city and other lifestyle considerations. On the other hand, there are still a lot of first generation immigrant Asians living in tenement-like conditions who expect their children to work hard on academics.
That's rudimentary 7th grade stuff and you didn't see it till you went to college!?
You're a veritable walking indictment of your school system, wherever that was.
Good for you. If all true .. you made an incredible
strides to improve yourself, and God bless you. It
takes such persistence and drive to succeed, and it
sounds like you took it upon yourself to put in the
work and time to achieve your goals.
As a Catholic, I’m SO sick of the twisted and
perverse nun and priest snickers and jokes and
about the Catholic church, when, in addition to
all the outreach and giving to so many, millions
of youngsters have been set on the right course
for life in Catholic schools, and taught discipline,
how to learn and thereby insure their futures by
these mostly wonderful, caring selfless servants
(discounting the outliers who like all groups of
imperfect humans can have questionable personal
Of course, now Obama has to damage the Church
and her compassionate outreaches, along with
everything else good and holy in this nation to
bully it and bring it to its knees for the
fulfillment of his monstrous, despicable, radical
God, help us .. hear our prayers. If you pray,