Effort Taking Place To Extort Money By Using Black Children
It should be a moral outrage that black children are encouraged to be the least they can be under the guise of them becoming better. And it is as morally opprobrious as it is unjustifiable to brush aside the aberrant anti-social behavior of many black children by calling that behavior a cultural norm.
Mark my words. There is an insidious effort taking place to extort and steal money through guilt and lies to further the divide between us by blaming the academic failure and academic shortcomings of many black children on racist white schools.
Black groups are springing up spouting statistics that black boys aren’t being taught to read, that they aren’t graduating, and that black girls are being unfairly suspended from school for being unruly and combative. With the exception that there is a definitional difference between being taught how to read and learning to read, I agree with the disproportionate suspensions and failure rates. But it is the causal factors of same that I disagree with.
Black children are not simply singled out to have punitive actions taken against them and there most assuredly isn’t a clandestine, covert plan being acted upon whereby black children are intentionally not taught. Albeit there are actions that have been taken that guarantee the failure of black children.
It wasn’t many years ago that a pilot educational program called Students Accumulating New Knowledge Optimizing Future Accomplishment Initiative (SANKOFA) was being promoted as essential for black students.
The name alone of the pilot program should have sounded alarm bells. More often than not, any group pushing “new knowledge” in order to “optimize the future” is a shill for socialism; in this case, it was even worse. The program was intended to teach black children “Ebonics” as a means to academic success. I kid you not.
Len Cooper, a San Bernardino School District official, believed that the use of Ebonics was “affirming.” And Mary Texeira, a professor of sociology and supporter of using Ebonics, argued that Ebonics “should be considered a foreign language.” Her remarks would be laughable if they were not so tragic.
What medical school or graduate program or career program does speaking ebonics prepare black children for?
This is just one example. Many of us recall that it wasn’t too long ago that stories about teachers being assaulted, bullied, and threatened by the black students said teachers were trying to teach. The fact that political correctness prevents the warlike culture that exists in many urban classrooms today doesn’t mean things have changed (at least not that much).
Rather than telling the truth, race-mongers and racial-divisionists fault the system and pawn the unruly, hostile, and belligerent behavior off as a cultural norm. Which does nothing to change the behavior or help the children learn. It tells them it doesn’t matter because they are black, and they are expected to behave like animals. But most people would agree that ferocious animals belong in the zoo or jungle, not in classrooms.
Blaming a white system of education as being anti-black children is specious and absurd. Blaming the public school system that is governed by those who do not have the interest of creating a learning environment that is sans corrupted academics for all children is a valid criticism.
It is unfathomable that any right-minded person would advocate that in such situations academic success can be attained without socially acceptable behavioral modification taking place. And I can tell you that said behavioral modification doesn’t entail telling the children it’s because they’re black.
It entails telling them it’s because they are acting in socially unacceptable ways and that, contrary to what they are led to believe, gangster behavior has nothing to do with cultural norms.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here