Chicago's 'Black Star Project' Synonym for Hypocrisy
Some things just leave you incredulous. How else can it be said when it comes to the duplicitous standards of blacks pursuant to accountability? I have said it many times and so I say again, black people have a definition of right and wrong that is fluid and predicated completely upon skin color.
It matters very little to the majority of blacks what crime a black person commits or whom a black person does harm to as long as said person is “keeping it real” and espouses the right heterodoxy. And few black groups personify said mentality more transpicuously than “The Black Star Project.”
This Chicago based organization is supposedly “committed to improving the quality of life in black and Latino communities of Chicago and nationwide by eliminating the racial academic achievement gap.” Which I argue is simply code-speak used to extort money from industry, and to blame whites for black underachievement.[adsanity id=8405 align=alignleft /]In the second sentence of The Black Star Project mission statement we read: “Good teachers and administrators are invaluable to the educational process.” But as I observed earlier when it comes to the mission of black hate groups, and let there be no doubt that beneath the veneer of “just cause,” The Black Star Project is simply another “it’s because we’re black” and “the white man is out to get us” black hate group using skin color as a bludgeon.
They claim “good teachers and administrators are invaluable to the educational process” but now that eleven of twelve former Atlanta public school teachers have been found guilty of conspiracy to cheat on student standardized tests, The Black Star Project is outraged. The eleven who were found guilty were the remaining 35 educators indicted in Mach 2013. The defendants included former administrators, principals, and teachers.
The eleven defendants found guilty were all convicted under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), which carry a maximum sentence of 20 years. Some were found guilty on other charges as well. Those indicted included the late Beverly Hall, who died from cancer March 2, 2015. It now appears that national praise accorded Hall was as unwarranted as her integrity to education was amoral.
A Wall Street Journal commenter Michael Sullivan said it best: “The truly amazing thing is that 187 black educators were convinced they could engage in mass corruption and given rampant corruption in Atlanta nobody would notice. The motivation? Greed plain and simple. They pocketed bonuses based on fake scores. The superintendent (now deceased) pocketed over $500,000 in bonuses on top of her obscene $350,000 annual salary with massive perks. None of that money has been returned to the taxpayers.” (Eleven Atlanta Educators Convicted in Cheating Scandal; Cameron McWhirter; 4/1/15; wsj.com; see comments)
Despite their calls for improved teacher standards, their calls for more black teachers, and their accusations that black students are failing because of a corrupt white educational system that doesn’t provide for black students – The Black Star Project is outraged that these black teachers and administrators have been found guilty of flamboyant corruption on an epic scale and are demanding that Obama issue presidential pardons for them. They have even gone set up a legal defense fund.
Need I point out the duplicitous double standards and the unparalleled hypocrisy of The Black Star Project? The Black Star Project, as I have pointed out in the past, blame what they claim is a white educational system that is inherently racist, for black academic underachievement and dropout rates. They are emblematic of the prima facie intellectual dishonesty of blacks.
These weren’t white teachers and they weren’t white administrators. It was black teachers and black administrators robbing black children of their future by depriving them of enforced educational standards.
Black students are underachieving in public schools because they are held to lower standards based on the belief they are incapable of progressing on meritocracy. Black students are told they must have black teachers, black administrators, and color-coded lesson plans to achieve.
But just as it is in the neighborhoods and homes they live in, it is not the white man who is depriving them of quality of life, it is other blacks.
It is time for blacks to stop blaming whites. The institutional racism boogie-man, that groups like The Black Star Project and their Nation of Islam benefactors are so fond of complaining about are in truth – other blacks.
Blacks are running schools in Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Georgia, Chicago, Los Angeles, Trenton, Newark, and dozens of other bigoted industrialized sewers of public education and the students are still performing miserably.
These teachers and administrators didn’t just perpetrate a heinous felony on the children of Atlanta; they sent a clear and unambiguous message that it is those with their same skin color whom blacks need most to be concerned about.[adsanity id=11817 align=alignleft /]
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