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Old 11-14-2007, 03:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Actions speak louder than words. Slogan arguments don't change the fact its a different school for black kids
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I didn't read the whole article but are they going to have an all black faculty as well? I would assume so since they will reason that a non black person can't and couldn't relate to them. So what happens with HS sports, are they just going to compete with schools that are exclusively black? I don't get why they want to segregate themselves, multiculturalism works in Canada because the kids are acclimated to other kids from different cultures at a very young age and thus builds tolerance and acceptance.

I mean where else in the world besides Australia can you find a Roti shop, Mongolian barbecue, Sushi restaurant, a Kielbassa store, a Filipino restaurant and Gelato and Italian bakery all in the same street.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't remember crying about lack of Spanish curriculum, then again, culture's not my thing because it doesn't mean shit in the real world, neither is black math/science/english. There's so many important things that someone needs to study including required courses like african-american role-models and history. It's up to the student to participate or not, regardless of whatever they are.

Whatever motivates ya I guess. I always thought America was a made-melting pot, are Blacks supposed to be a sidedish next to our soup?

I understand that the problem can definitely be helped by this quickfix but if black kids are feeling uncomfortable enough at school to drop out then they should go to the source, like the kids, the families, the teachers, the areas they live in, the other children at school. This isn't helping the inevitable. I wonder if people really think black schools will still exist in 2050 (I hope we're passed this kinda crap by then)

Also, how are the children at these segregated schools going to learn how to communicate, cooperate, or even understand other people if they only know their own (especially in the workfield). Sometimes quickfixes and blanketing all problems into one solution result in steps backward. It'll work now plazzman, but later on it just seems retarded (this is coming from a guy who thinks we'll be living succesfully among aliens and shit Black Schools? Pfft). War Futurama!
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:07 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I was just wanted to throw a real quick view, everybody saying we would get white focused schools, that is kind of the point we have those now. How many ppl. on this board without using google can name 5 positive african american role models in US history, and oh yeah you don't get to use X or Martin Luther King....I don't know of any, hence the google comment. I have no problem with it, if its proven to work. I think a point in the article that needs to be hit more is the inclusion of parents. I guess maybe there is a connection between the black parents dealing with white administrators...somehting to research maybe plazz.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:18 PM   #15 (permalink)
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How many ppl. on this board without using google can name 5 positive african american role models in US history, and oh yeah you don't get to use X or Martin Luther King....I don't know of any, hence the google comment.
1. Maya Angelou
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5. Colin Powell
there's your 5, and no google.

And btw, this issue about an all black school was brought into the fore by Jamaicans, not all members of the Carribean communities support it.
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a place ruled by whites and imperalism, wow I am surprised. And thanks I hope your not the only one able to give examples.
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How many ppl. on this board without using google can name 5 positive african american role models in US history, and oh yeah you don't get to use X or Martin Luther King....I don't know of any, hence the google comment.
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:22 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Its segrigation and discrimination Blacks shouldnt get a special treatment because of the color of their skin.

if we created a school for white people only every one would go nuts
Our schools were created for white people. I was never taught about the African heritage. I learned TONS about European culture and history. When I was in school, you would have thought the the entire world was north of the Mediterranean and east of the Ural Mountains.

I can understand what they are hoping for, but I don't think that having a seperate school is the way to do it. I like Sweep's idea, bring it in to the normal schools and let EVERYONE learn about it. African history is very important to all of us. I mean hell, Mesopotamia is the birth place of man it's self.
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Our schools were created for white people. I was never taught about the African heritage. I learned TONS about European culture and history. When I was in school, you would have thought the the entire world was north of the Mediterranean and east of the Ural Mountains.
Wow, I always thought that African History was required in all academics. I should read the whole article now....

If that's the case, man they just need to add it to their regular education instead of teaching it somewhere else. Everybody needs to learn a little about everyone, not just blacks about the blacks.
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