Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Disproving Walter Williams Theory of Liberalism Behind Majority-Black Cities Collapse: A Look at Detroit Public Schools

This is a two-part series, a look at a recent column by Walter Williams – white conservatives favorite Black columnist because he writes what so many of them wish they could say – that states Black Democrat mayors are the reason a city like Detroit has collapsed and that crime is the result of the liberal agenda.

This is why Detroit Public Schools (DPS) need metal detectors
That Pittsburgh, controlled by continuous line of Democrat mayors since 1934, isn’t a city overwhelmed with crime completely obliterates Mr. Williams theory; so does the state of Vermont, the most liberal in all of America. That Pittsburgh, considered one of the best places to live in America, is also one of the whitest big cities left in America is just a coincidence right, when Detroit is the most homogeneous big city in all of the US (and, coincidentally, the Blackest)?

Wrong. The reason that Detroit is the way it is, and so many other American cities are on the verge of being Detroit-ed are related to three things: high levels of Black crime, lower levels of collective intelligence (a thriving city requires an abundance of above-average intellects; a dying city requires the reverse, as below-average intellects are incapable of maintaining the infrastructure); and affirmative action policies which replace white bureaucrats in all levels of public office with unqualified Black employees. High levels of crime in poverty-stricken Black neighborhoods do not correlate to the same scenario transpiring in poverty-stricken white neighborhoods, which as Williams correctly pointed:

Crime imposes a hefty tax on law-abiding residents of black neighborhoods. Residents bear costs of having to shop outside of their neighborhoods; criminals have driven many businesses out. Children can’t play safely in front of their homes. Fearing robberies, taxi drivers, including black drivers, often refuse to accept telephone calls for home pickups and frequently pass black customers by on the street. Neighborhood property values are lower as a result of crime. Plus, there’s the insult associated with not being able to receive pizza or other deliveries on the same terms as people in other neighborhoods.

Walter Williams is describing – in succinct detail – the Visible Black Hand of Economics theory, which has constantly been validated wherever Black people become the majority population in America. No greater example of this criminally understudied phenomenon can be found then Detroit, Michigan.

We start this journey to invalidate the beloved Walter Williams theory that liberalism is the cause for Detroit’s collapse by looking directly at the education system in The Motor City, which is responsible the more than 90 percent Black student body there with learning the “three R’s” and understanding the importance of civic virtue so that they will become custodians of the cities bright future.

Sadly, though per-pupil-spending in Detroit is some of the highest in all of the nation ($15,000 per student), most students leave high school only equipped with an education worthy of earning a vocation as a custodial attendant.

It was in 1971 that disgraced former mayor of Detroit, Jerome Cavanagh, surveyed the scene of fleeing white businesses owners from Detroit and said, that he planned trips to "Detroit's sister cities -- Nagasaki and Pompeii."

Two years later, Coleman Young would be elected mayor Detroit and the conversion of Detroit from an overwhelmingly white metropolis with a Black crime problem to an overwhelmingly Black metropolis with an even bigger Black crime problem was complete.

Cavanagh, like all Disingenuous White Liberals (DWLs), knew that Black people were incapable of maintaining the city that whites were leaving behind; he knew that the bulk of Black children in schools would grow up to take jobs as barbers, nurses, security guards, postal clerks or postal service mail sorters, taxi drivers, bus drivers, or parking lot attendants, and that this would be no way to sustain a city in need of entrepreneurs and new business.

Outside investors would be scared off because of the high rates of crime found in the city, leaving Detroit with a shrinking tax-base of largely illiterate Black individuals, more than 30 percent (50 percent of Black children) living under the poverty line.

Cavanagh, aware of the high rates of Black crime, knew that a city destroyed by an atomic bomb and one destroyed by a volcano would be the perfect twosome for a city destroyed by Black people.

It all starts with the children, and in the Detroit Public School system, more than 40 armed police officers and 300 security officers patrol the hallways in a fruitless quest to quell the violence; after seeing more than 800 on-campus assaults since 2009, every high school has high-tech security systems in place that all students must walk through daily to check for concealed weapons; students are required to go through metal detectors, metal wand checks, pat-downs, and random searches because of fears of weapons and drugs;  and all of this so that Detroit Public Schools – the beneficiary of $200 million in stimulus money from 2009 – 2011 – can graduate 21 percent of its students!

What’s the good news out of the TSA-level security at Detroit Public Schools? Violent crime is down!

So, when the more than 90 percent Black DPS school system isn’t staging UFC quality exhibition bouts, what type of learning and, ultimately, test results do we see?:

Detroit Public Schools’ students recently won the award of the worst math scores in the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ 40-year history. Couple the disheartening standardized test scores with the nation’s lowest graduation rate, according to NPR, and you have a public school system that has utterly failed its students. 

Worse, those students who take standardized tests in DPS perform at historic lows for not just the state of Michigan, but the entire nation:

The data released Tuesday also shows no more than 33 percent of students met or exceeded the state’s standards in any given category. Math was the district’s worst category with less than 600 students making passing grades. The best was reading, which 32.6 percent of students passed the test.
June 29, The Detroit News: The news also is grim for other predominantly poor districts in Metro Detroit, including Ecorse, River Rouge, Inkster and Pontiac, where two-thirds to 90 percent of the students are eligible for free and reduced lunches.
In all of those districts, students who took the MME this spring were well below state averages in math, reading, social studies, writing and science. In Ecorse, just one of the district's 81 juniors was considered proficient in writing and math.
Also, despite a district-wide academic plan adopted last year for ACT scores, DPS scored dropped to 15 from 15.5 last year.
An average of a 15 on the ACT (out of 36)? And you expect these students to be prepared for college, let alone run a once mighty city – and sustain an economy there - that was called the “Arsenal of Democracy?”

In 2009, the sons and daughters of America’s first Black metropolis produced results in a national standardized test that confirm the bleak prediction of Cavanagh from way back in 1971:
Most Detroit Public Schools’ fourth- and eighth-graders were unable to score at a basic math level on a national test this year — marking the lowest performance in the history of the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
Taken by about 1,900 fourth- and eighth-graders, Detroit’s fourth-graders scored 200 against the national average 239 on a scale of 500. Just 18 urban districts participated in the NAEP.
While the test scores hit a historic low in the nation, the test also indicates the movement toward reform. More than a year ago, DPS voluntarily decided to take part in the NAEP in order to see how its progress compared to other districts nationally. Reform efforts underway will include an emphasis on reading, preschool and new technology in classrooms districtwide.

Even the conservative wet-dream alternative to public schools (the only way to end the racial gap in learning!), charter schools, show embarrassingly low results in Detroit, further proof that the collapse of Detroit goes far beyond liberalism and might fall squarely on the problem of one-party rule in the city. That being the party of Black-rule, courtesy of men and women whose sons and daughters produce the lowest NAEP test scores in American history.

130 schools in Detroit have closed since 2005; mostly because of the low test scores compiled by the students in the schools. These scholars will be tasked with helping save Detroit and ushering in an era of prosperity rivaling that of Henry Ford’s 1920s Detroit, when the city boasted the tallest selection of skyscrapers in the entire world.

But hey, the graduation rate is trending upwards (really has nowhere else to go), while the drop-out rate seems on the decline too!

But what percent of these graduates are college ready upon completion of their studies in DPS?:

A quick perusal of the database that the Detroit Free Press provides shows some heartbreaking figures. 

In Detroit, the numbers were downright abysmal. Only Renaissance High, the district's top high school, broke even that 10 percent threshold. Of course, Renaissance's graduation rate in 2010 was an impressive 95.5 percent. At Cass Tech, which also graduated 95.5 percent of its students last year, only 4.4 percent of this year's expected grads are prepared for the next level academically.

Meanwhile, at every other Detroit public high school, the portion of students deemed college ready was less than 1 percent.

The local charter schools, hailed by many as a key component to Detroit's educational turnaround, also reflected pathetic numbers. At Winans Academy High School, for instance, the 2010 graduation rate was 88 percent. The percent of student deemed college-prepared? Zero. Same for Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences, which boasted a 92 percent graduation rate last year.

Oh well; at least most of the Black male students received the proper training in how to go through security, since the odds are most will wind up in prison at some point in their life. If they go into public service in Detroit, the odds are even higher they’ll face jail time.

Don’t cry for the students in Detroit, though, as every one of them receives a free lunch courtesy of the tax-payer.

 So, Mr. Williams, these are the individuals whose parents are tasked with running Detroit. This is what happens when you affirmative action an entire city, driving white people to the suburbs, and installing a one-party (Black-rule, not Democrat) system of government into city hall.

Lower levels of intelligence, when compared to the rest of the state, pace Black-run Detroit, with the children of these leaders showing the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


And what of those who attend college at Wayne State University in Detroit?:

Wayne State is located in America’s largest black-majority city, yet is one of the nation’s worst at getting degrees into the hands of African Americans. Only one in 10 black students who enroll at Wayne State earn a degree within six years -- a startling rate that is less than one-fourth the national average for African Americans and one-fourth Wayne’s own graduation rate for white students.
Wayne’s black-white graduation gap is the widest among all public universities in United States, but many other Michigan schools aren’t far behind. The state’s public and private universities have the sixth-highest racial graduation gap in the country in 2010, according to Education Trust.
More than half of white students get a degree within six years at Michigan’s public universities, compared to a third of African-American students. 

Tomorrow, Mr. Williams, we shall look at crime in Detroit and understand that the data reported in the Kerner Report (issued in 1968) haven’t changed at all. The lessons derived from the date were wrong then; and they have only been exacerbated since then.

Detroit collapsed because of its Black population, Mr. Williams. 

Jerome Cavanagh, who was elected mayor of Detroit because of promises to the city's Black population (only 26 percent of the population in the early 1960s, yet responsible for 65 percent of the violent crime) that he'd implement affirmative action polices in hiring, foresaw that Black-rule translated to an atomic blast over the city or a spontaneous volcanic eruption. 

And that has occurred. Just take a look at the "Ruin Porn" coming from Detroit, that rivals the actual porn coming from Los Angeles.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paul,

You NEED to cover this.

A Black woman in Florida Atlantic University went on a rampage and began insulting and threatening students,professors, and of course, White people.

It's already gone viral on YouTube.

YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gvkK83yVhA

News Link: http://www.cbs12.com/sections/article/gallery/?pic=1&id=4739496

Whiskey said...

The Daily Mail has this story on its site as well:

Daily Mail Story.

The DM is fascinating. Catering to a mostly Blue Collar White female readership in the US (they have a separate online US edition, #1 site for newspapers ... in the US!) with a mixture of celebrity gossip, sex scandals, racy pictures, and graphic coverage of Black dysfunction and crime like this one cited by Larry Auster (a great blogger btw).

The picture of the killer of the elderly White woman and the shooter of the elderly (age 90) White husband who fought at the Bulge is right there. A Black thug age 20.

Multiculturalism and PC are all fine and well if you are insulated from it and it marks "the wrong sort of White person" per Steve Sailer who is worried about it. Blue collar White women have to deal with this stuff every day, they live among non-Whites not known for discretion in expressing anti-White feelings. That's a large market in the US and the UK.

PC, liberalism, and multiculturalism are definitely an upper class White female phenom. Blue collar women in the main detest it.

Anonymous said...

in the public school setting, blacks are especially violent and ill-suited to the educational opportunites afforded to whites because they know they're inferior to whites.

their jealousy defies our adult grounds to define it -- black children are infuriated by causian displays of the normal human bond of motherhood; regular feeding, the gentle clasp of loving arms, the certainty of a father coming home soon, and the joy that represents in the certainty of food, love and attention.

most black kids are raised on playstation 3 and a homelife akin to dogfighting.

Anonymous said...

Micky D's again

http://tinyurl.com/7fma27b

MuayTyson said...

It is not so much Liberalism that destroys the city but it is Liberalism that facilitates the destruction.

If it were not for the Liberal mind set the blacks would never get the foot in the door. It is Liberals that set a system up that is anti-White. It is Liberals who support EBT, Head Start, Section 8 and it is Liberals who support A.A policies that give blacks the ability to infest previously well to do areas.

I like to think of it as the A.I.D.S virus. People do not necessarily die from A.I.D.S but from the host of other diseases that infect the carrier.

Blacks are like a horrible disease that can only gain entry into the host by another disease which is Liberalism. The South West is being destroyed by Illegal immigrants from Central and South America but Liberals opened the door for them just like European Liberals open the door to the Muslims.

Here are three very different yet deadly diseases that can only over take the natural defenses that keep them in check if Liberalism is introduced.

By destroying all the old values and corrupting the majority population can these other foreign invaders multiply and kill the host. So Values and Morals are like the White Blood Cells but Liberalism is like A.I.D.S once the White Blood Cells become weak then the other disease or destructive populations can infect and corrupt.

eh said...

It's just another example of the extraordinary lengths the media will go to in order to avoid acknowledging race as a factor...in just about anything.

A link I posted before: They're looking for a rapist in Philadelphia. The guy they're looking for has a "dark complexion" -- he's more or less like you and me, just with a "dark complexion". Too much sun maybe. Just got back from a skiing holiday perhaps.

90404 said...

Paul....
have you linked to this...
its at Political cesspool.com:

Finding truth in the welfare line
Category: America Is Becoming A Third World Country, Blacks, Democrats, Diversity Is Our Greatest Strength, Obama

This video is a must see clip.

Watch as a female reporter interviews black folks in line to get a free check (at our expense) at a New York welfare office.

The able-bodied subjects don’t hesitate to speak their minds. Watch as they freely admit that they are simply there

Zenster said...

It was in 1971 that disgraced former mayor of Detroit, Jerome Cavanagh, surveyed the scene of fleeing white businesses owners from Detroit and said, that he planned trips to "Detroit's sister cities -- Nagasaki and Pompeii."

Splendid gallows humor, that.

Renaissance's graduation rate in 2010 was an impressive 95.5 percent. At Cass Tech, which also graduated 95.5 percent of its students last year, only 4.4 percent of this year's expected grads are prepared for the next level academically.

Welcome to the world of "social promotion", where concern over a child's damaged self-esteem over being held back a grade justifies graduating functional illiterates.

How can you "graduate" someone who is not "prepared for the next level academically"?

Then again, if all those who required it were held back the proper number of grades, imagine what it would be like teaching a 12th grade class full of 30 year-old students.

All of which goes to show that Blacks are some of the most colossally stupid people on earth. Having spent an entire lifetime cultivating my own mind, it is impossible to imagine ignorance on this sort of level. My brain reels at even the slightest attempt.

Anonymous said...

The human mind's a funny thing ... the things we say, and don't say, even though we all know the truth. And the things we are able to ignore ...

White people are the best at ignoring things, I'm sorry to say. I guess it's just part of our nature; we don't want to worry our pretty little heads with ugliness like the race war that is brewing in this country. And that's gonna hurt us in the long run.

Yashuah said...

After viewing that you should look at the professor that killed staff members at UAH in Huntsville, AL. or Columbine. Then pull up the VTech issues.

Anonymous said...

best comment so far- MSNBC already offered her a show

eh said...

But what percent of these graduates are college ready...

Looking at the link you provide in this sentence, a search shows the word 'black' does not appear anywhere in the article, nor in any of the comments. Can the author of the article, as well as the people who bothered to comment, really believe that the extremely poor performance of students in Detroit has nothing to do with their race?

Dissident said...

Slightly off topic Paul, but you've got to see RamZPaul deconstruct the PC narrative in this video.

Good stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bDHOydkudss

Anonymous said...

"After viewing that you should look at the professor that killed staff members at UAH in Huntsville, AL. or Columbine. Then pull up the VTech issues."

The female negro went on a RACIST RANT, describing how she HATES WHITE PEOPLE.

Your attempt to change the subject is pathetic, yet predictable.

Anonymous said...

This comment might be off-topic for this specific post, but relevant in light of the 24/7 Treyvon insanity spewing out of every media outlet.
There has been a steady increase in the killing of law enforcement officers in the line of duty, across the US, in the last few years. This trend does not appear to be abating.
Unless one is local to the area in which these murders occurs, you would never hear a word.
The targetted assasination of four white officers in cold blood in Seattle a few years ago comes to mind: barely worth mentioning, as if these crimes were occurring on another planet.
Let the world know who these sacrificial offerings are, and who the killers are.

Anonymous said...

@the very first poster:

I wanted to think the 'lady' was mental or something but she was clearly on a racial hatred diatribe. She was also later tazed after being put into a patrol car. And no mention on the MSM anywhere that I have seen. Very telling, eh?

White people, please wake up to this stuff. Do not let your guard down, stress this to your loved ones.

http://youtu.be/ZLaIihMc9GA

10mm AUTO said...

Sorry, O/T

Police Chief in Florida has been booted on Zimmerman case assuring that police response will be minimal, HuffPost has published Zimmerman's address and the NAACP got a friendly Judge to pull his Weapons Permit.

After the threats (Fatwa) was issued yesterday by the Black Panthers, this is the equivalent of tying him up, giving Zimmerman a bloody nose and throwing him into shark infested waters. This is not even the Duke Case, this is a high Tech lynching. The best thing the family could do is send him out of the Country on a long vacation where the reach of the NOI is weak.

The message is clear, use a gun against a negroid and you ass is in a sling. Please note that the usage of guns by negros is simply not discussed, nor that in interracial contacts, it is the negroid 9 times out of ten who are the assailants.

Cleaned my 10mm's this morning, just to be sure.

Benson said...

ROTFL:

FAU cray cray girl "Broomnisha" goes nuts.

10mm AUTO said...

"The targeted assassination of four white officers in cold blood in Seattle a few years ago comes to mind: barely worth mentioning, as if these crimes were occurring on another planet."

Good Call! Not only that, but Seattle was already dealing with another trigger ape murdering police officers in Seattle (See: http://tinyurl.com/yh6ev2d ) a negroid named Monfort, a well dressed and articulate negroid who (Supported by DWL at the University of Washington) went to City Council meetings and agitated for "Jury Nullification" in trials where the defendant was "of Color". Feeling frustrated at his lack of success, he then started a one man "war" with the Seattle PD, murdering officers who were at stoplights or filling out reports on the street. The killings by Clement were just another horror. In all, in a State with 3% negros, out of 12 officers killed in the line of Duty in the past two years, 8 have been killed by negroids! That number, by the way, is an all time State record. It is vomit inducing what these negroids are doing to our land.

Anonymous said...

My daughter went to a school that was primarily White, Hispanic, Asian with a small minority of Blacks for two years.In the third year many of the White and Asian families moved away due to a weather event and her school was overrun by Blacks. We are Hispanic. She is very fair,light brown hair, with light eyes. I was away from home in another country for work for most of that year. She started to complain about her stomach hurting. My husband took her to the doctor multiple times. They said it was “acid reflux” and prescribed something for it.

It turns out she had been the target of racist Black girls at school. They made it so she could not answer a question in class without "White girl" comments from them, could not sit in the cafeteria in peace or walk in the hallways. She was constantly harassed and threatened. She didn’t say anything about it to her Dad, and it took me weeks to get it out of her. Her two sisters were always with her and since they knew they would have to deal with three of them they didn’t try to jump her. By the time I got wind of it, there were only a few weeks left to the school year. That was her last year at that school. As time went on, she talked more about it. Her classes were continuously disrupted by the Black kids. More time was spent on trying to control their behavior than teaching the class. She said they told her she “thought she was White” that she “talked like a White girl”. They said she thought she “was better than them”. They threatened to get her alone and cut off her hair amongst other things. She learned not to go to the bathroom at school. The pressure she was under manifested in stomach aches. I had applied pressure as well by letting her know over the years that not fighting back if someone hit her was unacceptable and she would get her ass beat by me if she let someone hit her and didn’t respond in kind. I had explained to her that if she didn’t make a stand she would be a punching bag forevermore.

I do not regret that. That’s the way it works. She had been taking TAE KWON DO for two years at that point and knew she could defend herself. She just didn’t want to fight. She doesn’t have a violent bone in her body and the whole thing was just too much. She is older now and is quite ready to fight if need be. She gets it now. Six years later she has never had another stomach ache. Of course, she is back in a majority White school where she has never been the target of racism from her White fellow students. All of the normal high school stuff is going on. Nothing racial,ethnic or threatening about it. She’s in AP classes, got some friends, some frenemies and gets some ribbing here and there because she’s a geek. Normal stuff.They know she’s not White. She has a better shot at being judged by the content of her character from WHITE PEOPLE than she does from Blacks.

No matter how racist a White person is, I’m sorry, but Black people got you beat. I personally have never experienced racist remarks or treatment from White people. I have from Blacks. That’s why people of other ethnic persuasions are not all that keen on Black people.

It hurts that my daughter went through that but in the interim I’ve come to see that I could have never taught her as completely as those girls did to avoid certain kinds of Black people like the plague. She is safer now than she was before because the knowledge has made her a realist. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

Do not hesitate to take your kids out of a school where the majority of the students are Black. My daughter was lucky she wasn’t physically assaulted. Your kids may not be. She was a target for “looking and acting White” I shudder to think what White kids go through in similar situations. GET THEM OUT.

YIH said...

"Detroit's sister cities -- Nagasaki and Pompeii."
Aw c'mon, that's like comparing black ''people'' to chimpanzees. I don't like that either, that's just plain mean to chimps.
Nagasaki looks like a nice place, and considering that it was one of the only two cities ever to be hit with an atomic bomb, that's fantastic.

Dan said...

The basic proof of this would be to look at Eastern Europe under the Warsaw Pact.
They were not places you would choose to live in, however they were socialist. They functioned reasonably well. Indeed they functioned well enough to be considered a competitor with the West. That's no small accomplishment. They built decent military equipment and other consumer durables. They were powerful enough to fight us in the field.

They were nearly 100% white In E Europe and still are.

Communist regimes in Africa otoh were abortions from the get go.

W74 said...

Detroit Public Schools’ students recently won the award of the worst math scores in the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ 40-year history. Couple the disheartening standardized test scores with the nation’s lowest graduation rate, according to NPR, and you have a public school system that has utterly failed its students.

Wrong! Here's another case of liberals inverting cause and effect.

In reality it's the Students who have failed (literally 79% of the time despite what I'm sure are abysmally low standards) the Public School System.

Knowing the CULTURE that I grew up in if you were on the track to failure you were laughed at and shunned. You had three choices: either divert 100% of your energies to sports (they'd give you your diploma for that); Improve (the optimal choice in my opinion) by putting forth the effort to do so; or three: drop out and leave.

Sheila said...

Anonymous at 8:14 AM - "What has been seen cannot be unseen." Well put. Despite all of our warnings and race realist talk at home, my older son's real education about blacks began when his military unit was temporarily enlarged and joined by a minority one for a deployment. He understood HBD in his head before; now it's in his gut and his heart.

Good post, Paul. Especially good that you're taking on Walter Williams, in particular. He and Thomas Sowell write and say the things (as you note) that "conservative" Whites wish they could. However, while they may dismiss claims of racism or prejudice by the regular hustlers, they will not acknowledge or accept biological differences in intelligence. I imagine it must be quite painful to them, as fairly intelligent and well-educated men, to face that they are extreme exceptions to the rule and that, by and large, their race is the cause of most of this country's (and the world's) crime and dysfunction.

Anonymous said...

Stupid liberal chick defends the black FAU creature:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xzWKsvjt74&feature=related

Anonymous said...

MuayTyson said...
It is not so much Liberalism that destroys the city but it is Liberalism that facilitates the destruction.

If it were not for the Liberal mind set the blacks would never get the foot in the door. It is Liberals that set a system up that is anti-White. It is Liberals who support EBT, Head Start, Section 8 and it is Liberals who support A.A policies that give blacks the ability to infest previously well to do areas
...


Well said!

Blacks were around over 100 years ago but things were not this bad because we didn't accommodate them then and we certainly didn't let them run/ruin the cities we had built.

ai said...

We are forced to have multi culturalism. Fine. Lets fix it so that each culture is taxed to pay for its own culture's social entitlements. Who could possibly complain about that!

Working class, non criminal blacks, could have a referendum on whether or not they wish to pay taxes for the entitlement programs of the problem blacks.

Of course they will vote NO WAY, which means they can't blame White people if we don't want to pay for blacks either.

Opportunity is also something that each culture must create for itself. so if blacks can't find jobs they could have the option of going back to Africa or starving.

Anonymous said...

Sheila said...
Anonymous at 8:14 AM - "What has been seen cannot be unseen." Well put. Despite all of our warnings and race realist talk at home, my older son's real education about blacks began when his military unit was temporarily enlarged and joined by a minority one for a deployment. He understood HBD in his head before; now it's in his gut and his heart.

We did not preach race realism per se, to our kids because of our circumstances. I have a Spaniard Grandmother on my father’s side, and a Spaniard Grandfather on my mother’s side. Their spouses were mixed. As a result, my sister is often mistaken for a “pretty Black girl” and I am mistaken for a “Dark Italian” or “Mediterranean” my brother is clearly Hispanic in color and features. In our family, you can find blonde, green eyed just as easily as black as coal. We are family and that is all there was ever to say about it.

She had never known racism until she was in an environment where there was a majority of Black people. In a world where the media constantly beats you about the head about “White racism” it became clear to her that the real danger to her comes from Black people.BLACK PEOPLE MADE HER SEE THAT.
We are careful about how we respond.It’s probably easier if you’re White. It just doesn’t work with our family’s racial make-up . For us, it would be too confusing. The girls know family is trusted most, friends are carefully chosen, hood rats are shunned and situations where there is a majority of Black people are to be avoided. That’s worked for us after her experience.

I frequent sites like these for reality checks on Black racism. I think that if the focus were more on Black racism rather than trying to defend against White racism, the tide would turn. So many of us have experienced it.. so many can identify with it. On another post, there was a gay man relating what the homosexual community’s experience has been with Black homophobia. There is no other group, NONE other, more exclusionary and violent towards others that are not just like them than Black people.

When I was younger and clubbing the only place I was ever turned away from was a Black club. I went with a Black girlfriend. She and her family were GOOD people. The young Black man at the door was only looking out for me and I appreciate it to this day. He told me (not unkindly) “You don’t belong in here and its going to be trouble for you. Go somewhere else”. Never one to need a brick to fall on my head, I left. I wasn’t brown enough to pass in that club. THEY KNOW how racist they are.

Artist said...

"She had never known racism until she was in an environment where there was a majority of Black people. In a world where the media constantly beats you about the head about “White racism” it became clear to her that the real danger to her comes from Black people.BLACK PEOPLE MADE HER SEE THAT."

My wife and I have never had to say much to our now grown children. They went to public school in a county with deseg. They learned how the system works by observing.

As Paul says, it's not a double standard, it's the standard.

I know we're not talking sports, but the above quote is why basketball is so black. Who would want to be on a team with an alien culture?

So CAL Snowman said...

W74 said: "Detroit Public Schools’ students recently won the award of the worst math scores in the National Assessment of Educational Progress’ 40-year history. Couple the disheartening standardized test scores with the nation’s lowest graduation rate, according to NPR, and you have a public school system that has utterly failed its students."

I can't help but laugh when I see these kinds of ridiculous stories. How exactly does a school system utterly fail its students?? What exactly are they teaching 2+2=157?? The freezing point of water is 97 Farenheit?? Iran is a Chinese principality?? I mean seriously these DWL's KNOW that education isn't something that is absorbed, like the caloric energy received from the digestion of an apple. Do they think these kids would all of a sudden start building space ships if Stephen Hawking and Brain Greene were running the show? Maybe it's the lack of computers and new books. RIGHT! Because that stopped kids in the 1930s and 1940s from becoming the engineers that would work at NASA and BOEING CORP. I mean if we were all EQUAL how in the heck could 70% of the kids fail?? Especially with the lowered standards! I would LOVE to see the EXIT EXAMS for Detroit Public High Schools....

Slightly OT (and Im surprised PAUL has not used this clip yet) check out this awesome CLIP from "Watchmen" Quite possibly the most honest portrayal of the warped reality of America's fallen society (feel free to use this one again Paul it's quite good)

Watchmen : The American Dream Came True"

Night Owl: "What Happened to the American Dream?"

The Comedian: "What Happened to the American Dream? It came True! You're looking at it"

RobertB said...

Walter Williams is right and another poster saw that. It was Liberalism that enabled the black man's degenerate behavior. Not even Williams can come right out and say that, but he is hinting at it, now isn't he?

The rest of America knew better.

So CAL Snowman said...

Sorry about that link here's the fix:

Watchmen : The American Dream Came True

Anonymous said...

"Night Owl: "What Happened to the American Dream?"

The Comedian: "What Happened to the American Dream? It came True! You're looking at it""

The long march through our institutions is what happened.

90404 said...

Snowman, Liberalism / the left puts blame where it des not belong.
What about 'responsibility' or
'black failure' is on the blacks...
not the white funded / black run? skools!

NPR aint a gonna talk about out of wedlock births etcetc, at least not in a 'fair' way.

icerink said...

Simple solution: The culture has to change. Then, things will get better. Whenever a culture tolerates bad behavior, it will flourish. The solution for Black children to behave better in school and get better grades is to change the culture and stop hating on Black children who do get good grades.

icerink said...

Here is another question: Why is it that Black people who are law-abiding, behave nicely, and are intelligent, often leave places like Detroit? If there were more of the educated, forward-thinking Black people and far fewer criminals there, perhaps Detroit would do better.

Zenster said...

W74: Wrong! Here's another case of liberals inverting cause and effect.

In reality it's the Students who have failed (literally 79% of the time despite what I'm sure are abysmally low standards) the Public School System.


Great catch, W74. Then again, Liberals have always had a major problem with cause and effect that makes them highly vulnerable to The Law of Unintended Consequences™.

There is also the not insignificant problem of what is, in this case, "positive projection" by non-Blacks. After all, who wouldn't grasp just how valuable an education is with respect to overall success in life?

Those of us with an IQ higher than boiling water (Celsius or Fahrenheit, take your pick), tend to automatically appreciate the benison of a formal edumahcation.

While it is difficult to summon up much sympathy ― especially in light of your own option number three: drop out and leave ― imagine how antagonistic an accredited academic environment must be for someone whose IQ ranks them as, essentially, semi-retarded. Even the extremely low bar of public schooling must represent nothing less than a level of Spanish Inquisition ― Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! ― torture to the average Black pupil.

As confiscatory wannabe Black farmers in famine stricken Zimbabwe have finally learned, "Farmin' be hard".

Well, guess what you young Blacks? Learnin' be hard, too!

The real corker in all of this is how every single significant role model (and that excludes NBA or NFL thugs plus their (c)rapper counterparts), has rarely, if ever, undergone high school, college or university matriculation.

icerink said...

"The real corker in all of this is how every single significant role model (and that excludes NBA or NFL thugs plus their (c)rapper counterparts), has rarely, if ever, undergone high school, college or university matriculation"

And Black men who have actually graduated from universities, such as Bill Cosby and Walter Williams, sometimes get disparaged by uneducated Black people. Sounds like the CULTURE needs to be changed, a new attitude needs to be adopted. Rather than focus on revenge and stirring up anger", there needs to be more focus on what Bill Cosby said. Why are more Black men leaving their families now, as opposed to many years ago? Why are more Black youths disparaging education today as opposed to 50 years ago?

Mr. Rational said...

Sounds like the CULTURE needs to be changed, a new attitude needs to be adopted.

A culture can't be defined by its exceptions.

Among the fallout from the collapse of BRA could be the rehabilitation of eugenics.  Just encouraging smart, successful, peaceful, integrated people to make babies and the opposite not to would bear dividends.

mr_evergreen said...

"A culture can't be defined by its exceptions."

Like I was saying, the CULTURE needs to change. I wasn't talking about "exceptions" or "the rule". I was talking about the culture that exists in the Black ghettoes in America. It starts with the church. Don't get me wrong. I go to church, I am a Christian, and being in the church has kept me out of trouble. What I'm talking about is this: Over all, the church was an important factor in building Black people up, keeping them from doing horrible things to one another. Now, many churches are all about money. The Civil Rights movement came from the church. I would say the current state of many African-Americans has alot to do with the failure of institutions that have sustained and nurtured African-Americans.

Mr. Rational said...

Hey, he's back!

I know how to change the culture of that ghetto overnight:  put the inhabitants on airplanes to Monrovia (3 years of social welfare payments in cash in their pockets would probably get them rushing to be first, and who cares what happens after), and replace them with White people.  Voila, cultural problem solved.

To get that cultural problem back, you'd need generations of dysgenic breeding and aggressive measures to destroy the mores and customs which maintain peace and order.  That would take a while, and White people might not allow it a second time.

imagine2011 said...

Its almost just as bad here in Memphis Tn, in fact Detroit just recently passed Memphis into the number #1 spot of "most violent crime" city in the nation, now Memphis is number #2. Whoo Hoo! we are no #2. Well, I guess its a start, but 70% of the teen girls going to Frayser high school ARE PREGNANT, 70%! I was shocked when I heard that. We did the "white flight" out of inner city Memphis to the suburbs in 1967, when our streets got dangerous but once again, now our suburbs are turning dangerous, almost time to move ONCE AGAIN. Ive moved so many times in my life just to stay safe. I'd completely move away from this God forsaken place if my kin folks didnt All live here too. Im still considering moving even now. I see first hand how much black ppl hate whites and want to rule everything, but too many of them are not qualified to be in such important positions, so the city suffers and white ppl move, leaving black crime and poverty. I dont know what the answer is. Maybe like "foriegn students" come stay with ppl and go to schools, possibly we could do the same for some black students that truly wanted an education. Well, its an idea anyway. Someone please help us, Memphis is about to follow in Detroits shoes. HELP!

imagine2011 said...

Its almost just as bad here in Memphis Tn, in fact Detroit just recently passed Memphis into the number #1 spot of "most violent crime" city in the nation, now Memphis is number #2. Whoo Hoo! we are no #2. Well, I guess its a start, but 70% of the teen girls going to Frayser high school ARE PREGNANT, 70%! I was shocked when I heard that. We did the "white flight" out of inner city Memphis to the suburbs when our streets got dangerous but once again, now our suburbs are turning dangerous, almost time to move ONCE AGAIN. Ive moved so many times in my life just to stay safe. I'd completely move away from this God forsaken place if my kin folks didnt live here. I dont know what to do to help this city, maybe do a "black visiting student" campaign kinda like the "foriegn student" campaign where they live with you and go to the better school and the visit parents help with homework and take the child to church, scouts, sports games, dance classes, other hobbies and keep them away from the street life. Thats all I can think of. Ive gone to school with blacks, worked with 80% of blacks, go to church with 60% of blacks, employed blacks, worked for blacks, Im no stranger to black ppl and I have some very close friends, VERY CLOSE FRIENDS that are black, and many days I forget that they are a different color to be honest about it. Racism could be cured, the hatred could be cured, but how, oh God, how?? At church there is soooooo much love for each other, I would die for my fellow members and they for me. There is a true love there, but in society, there is a hatred that spreads so fast, and catches like a virus, what is it, why do we do this to each other? omg, its satan at his finest hour, tearing us apart.Im ashamed b/c I get angry and full of hate many times too and I should know better, of all ppl, I should know better.We have to do something to help these stagnant cities and these people that need alot of our help. Who wants to try the visiting student program? I will, there are good schools around my home that may can help a child get away from the craziness of the inner city. This is what it may take. HELP MEMPHIS KIDS, PLEASE!!!

imagine2011 said...

I have to add that Black students do learn well IF they're in a good environment without the attacks of other black students. In my highschool, the few blacks that went there ALL did well, and were treated well by the white majority also. I think the problem with their learning is that when someone truly wants to learn and proves they are intellegent, many racist blacks attack them saying that they're 'acting white', so many blacks are actually AFRAID TO BE SMART or MAKE GOOD GRADES for fear of being attacked and called 'uncle tom' or called "wanna be white" etc...

I dont know what to do to help this city, maybe do a "black visiting student" campaign kinda like the "foriegn student" campaign where they live with you in the suburbs, go to the better school and the "visit/live in parents" helps with homework and take the child to church, scouts, sports games, dance classes, other hobbies and keep them away from the street life. Thats all I can think of.

Ive gone to school with blacks, worked with 80% of blacks, go to church with 60% of blacks,20% hispanic, 10% asian, 10% white church,(very diverse church, I learned soooo much valuble life long lessons about different cultures there) employed blacks, worked for blacks, Im no stranger to black ppl and I have some very close friends, VERY CLOSE FRIENDS that are black, and many days I forget that they are a different color to be honest about it.

Racism could be cured, the hatred could be cured, but how, oh God, how?? It has to be cured thru Gods help. At church there is soooooo much love for each other, I would die for my fellow members and they would for me. There is a true love there, but in society, there is a hatred that spreads so fast, and catches like a virus, what is it, why do we do this to each other? omg, its satan at his finest hour, tearing us apart.Im ashamed b/c I get angry and full of hate many times too and I should know better, of all ppl, I should know better.

We have to do something to help these stagnant cities and these people that need alot of our help. Who wants to try the visiting student program? I will, there are good schools around my home that can help a child get away from the craziness of the inner city. This is what it may take. HELP MEMPHIS KIDS, and all inner city kids in America. We have to do something, or the entire nations going to collapse under the social hatred. PLEASE!!!

W74 said...

I read the CRO brief and while I'm not going to plot the points on a histogram you can tell that colleges which admit higher rates of black students have lower mean SAT scores. That means that admissions standards are lower at these schools, particularly more true for public universities than for private ones.

Schools with higher "disparity" have lower average SAT scores. Schools with not so profound a gap among both public and private have much higher SAT scores (like Rice university's 1410 average). 8 out of 13 on the private list have mean scores above a respectable 1100.
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Take a couple point examples: Iowa Weslayan University and Lehigh University (both private). Forget about the percentage gap on the far right and examine all the other data to figure out why that may be.

Weslayan has a 835 mean SAT (abysmal!), admits 14% black students and graduates only 7.5% of them. They only graduate 38% of Whites too. Does this mean the school is more difficult than the rest? No. It just means it has lower standards of admitting students and then wonders why they don't finish.

Lehigh University (beautiful campus and I kinda wish I chose there were it not for the tuition) in central PA sports a mean SAT score 1315 (putting more than half it's students well into the 90th percentile or higher) and admits only 3.2% black students. One can say this reflects the population of the surrounding area. Still graduation rates are higher for both races at 64% and 83%. Why? Standards. We can assume rates are higher (even though it probably is a more difficult school) because the quality of their students is higher.

icerink said...

"Still graduation rates are higher for both races at 64% and 83%. Why? Standards. We can assume rates are higher (even though it probably is a more difficult school) because the quality of their students is higher."

Part of what I'm trying to say. Want more from Black students? Start expecting more. Starting drilling into the Black students that they shouldn't aspire to be rappers and basketball players, but rather, to aspire to be professionals. Listen to Bill Cosby's Pound Cake speech.

icerink said...

"Hey, he's back!
I know how to change the culture of that ghetto overnight: put the inhabitants on airplanes to Monrovia (3 years of social welfare payments in cash in their pockets would probably get them rushing to be first, and who cares what happens after), and replace them with White people. Voila, cultural problem solved."

I don't think that was the point being discussed. The point being discussed was that the cultural dysfunctions in the Black community need to be solved so that Blacks can live in the USA peacefully and not kill each other or other people. Welfare will not solve that. Shipping Blacks to Africa won't solve that. Blacks were brought here by force. Shipping them to Africa by force would be against the democratic methods that this nation is suppose to be about. Blacks are here to stay. They are citizens of this nation.

icerink said...

"I have to add that Black students do learn well IF they're in a good environment without the attacks of other black students. In my highschool, the few blacks that went there ALL did well, and were treated well by the white majority also. I think the problem with their learning is that when someone truly wants to learn and proves they are intellegent, many racist blacks attack them saying that they're 'acting white', so many blacks are actually AFRAID TO BE SMART or MAKE GOOD GRADES for fear of being attacked and called 'uncle tom' or called "wanna be white" etc...

I dont know what to do to help this city, maybe do a "black visiting student" campaign kinda like the "foriegn student" campaign where they live with you in the suburbs, go to the better school and the "visit/live in parents" helps with homework and take the child to church, scouts, sports games, dance classes, other hobbies and keep them away from the street life. Thats all I can think of.

Ive gone to school with blacks, worked with 80% of blacks, go to church with 60% of blacks,20% hispanic, 10% asian, 10% white church,(very diverse church, I learned soooo much valuble life long lessons about different cultures there) employed blacks, worked for blacks, Im no stranger to black ppl and I have some very close friends, VERY CLOSE FRIENDS that are black, and many days I forget that they are a different color to be honest about it.

Racism could be cured, the hatred could be cured, but how, oh God, how?? It has to be cured thru Gods help. At church there is soooooo much love for each other, I would die for my fellow members and they would for me. There is a true love there, but in society, there is a hatred that spreads so fast, and catches like a virus, what is it, why do we do this to each other? omg, its satan at his finest hour, tearing us apart.Im ashamed b/c I get angry and full of hate many times too and I should know better, of all ppl, I should know better.

We have to do something to help these stagnant cities and these people that need alot of our help. Who wants to try the visiting student program? I will, there are good schools around my home that can help a child get away from the craziness of the inner city. This is what it may take. HELP MEMPHIS KIDS, and all inner city kids in America. We have to do something, or the entire nations going to collapse under the social hatred. PLEASE!!!"

You made good point about how racism can be cured. It has to come through God the Father. In my church we have members of different ethnicites, White Americans, Polish, Nigerians, Kenyans, Filipinos, Mexicans, a few African-Americans, etc. There is no hatred or racism in my church. The youth can be together without tensions.

I can relate to the Black kids who get harassed and attacked for studying or for "acting White". I am a Black man who went through that. I never went to school in the inner city though. I was in rural, predominantly White suburb about an hour west of Atlanta. The taunting didn't just come from some of the Black students that were there. Some of the White kids made jokes about me as well.

When I hear many of the things about inner city schools, I think about the kids, Black, White, Hispanic,Asian,etc., who want to learn and are going to school in a crazy environment. This also goes back to some of the cultural problems that need to be solved. There are many issues in the Black community that need to be solved. It starts with the church getting involved. The Civil Rights movement got started in the church. A cultural revolution needs to start in the church. That nasty rap music like Li'l Wayne and 50 Cent needs to be rejected. The thug culture that exists in Black culture needs to be rejected.

Mr. Rational said...

icerink: The point being discussed was that the cultural dysfunctions in the Black community need to be solved so that Blacks can live in the USA peacefully and not kill each other or other people.

icerink, I think you missed the point:  the typical intellectual endowment of the ghetto "community" member is so poor, they are unable to control themselves so as to live peacefully and not kill others (within or without their "community", which needs scare quotes because it has next to zero social capital).

You don't have to force them onto airplanes.  If you offered them a pile of cash up front, they'd sign whatever you put in front of them and walk on with big smiles on their faces.  That's what "low future time orientation" means.

there are good schools around my home that can help a child get away from the craziness of the inner city.

The craziness does not come from the city, it comes from the inhabitants.

Mr. Rational said...

I must apologize to PK here.  Some of the comments I thought had been bit-bucketed are now obviously present, though I missed seeing them when I went through the new approvals.  Perhaps they are just being approved late, and appearing up-thread between things I'd already seen when I am only going through what shows up after my last-read.

M Richardson said...

This article is a non-sequitur. It doesn't refute Walter Williams statements, rather it offers just an alternative theory.

"[...]proof that the collapse of Detroit goes far beyond liberalism and might fall squarely on the problem of one-party rule in the city. That being the party of Black-rule,"

Even in the first paragraph, this article steps on it's toes. Vermont, for example, is a very blue state, but it has the highest rate of racial disparity in prisons in the nation. Walter Williams point is that blacks haven't chosen leaders for themselves who have bettered them. There's not many black voters in Vermont, so I'm not sure Vermont is even worth bringing up.