Saturday, October 13, 2012

Detroit Abides... The ACLU, 100 Percent Black Highland Park School District and "Right to Read"

There’s a book by George Stewart called Earth Abides. It’s a post-apocalyptic book where a “great disaster” has occurred and civilization is gone. Written in 1949 when America was roughly 90 percent white, the story follows survivor Isherwood “Ish” Williams, a band of multiracial survivors and the community they found.

They live in the ruins of the old world, which deteriorates around them as they continue to survive. Literacy dies out; knowledge is lost. In the final portion of the book (titled “The Last American”), Ish has few lucid moments; those survivors and their children live in a world governed by superstition. The world Ish was born into – whose relics rust around them - is gone.

 It’s on p. 344-345 that we find Ish dying, looking upon the rusting vestiges of his world and the humans born into the new world after the "Great Disaster":
He rested there quietly then, as if he had done all in this that he needed to do, and had made his peace. He was dying on the bridge, and he knew it now. Many other, he remembered, had died on that bride. He might have died there many years before in some mere crash of automobiles. Now he had lived clear out of his own world, and still he was dying there.
One way or another, he was now contented. He half-remembered a line which he had read in some book at some time during all those years when he had read so many book. “Men go and come…” But that was trite and meaningless without its other half.
He looked now at the others, although there was a little mist before his eyes and he could not see very well. Yet he noticed the two dogs lying quietly, and the four young men- three of them apart from the other one now – who squatted on the bridge in a half circle around him, watching.
They were very young in age, at least by comparison with him, and in the cycle of mankind there were many thousands of years young than he. He was the last of the old; they were the first of the new. But whether the new would follow the course which the old had followed, that he did not know, and now at last he was almost certain that he did not even desire that the cycle should be repeated.
He suddenly thought of all that had gone to build civilization – of slavery and conquest and war and oppression. But now he looked beyond the young men, toward the bridge itself. Now that he would soon be dead, he felt himself more a companion of the bridge than of the men. It, too, had been part of civilization.
But Ish let his gaze rest upon the little coupe only for a moment. Then his eyes moved higher, and he saw the tall towers and the great cables, still dipping in perfect curves. This part of the bridge seemed to be in a good state of preservation. It would apparently stand for a long time still, perhaps during the lives of many generations of men. The railing, the towers, and the cables – all were rusted red.
But he knew that that rust must be superficial. The tops of the towers, however, were not red, but were shining white with the droppings of generations of seagulls. Yet though the bridge might last still for many years, the rust would eat deeper and deeper. The earthquake would shake the foundations, and then on some stormy day a span would go down. Like the man, so the creation of man would not last forever. …“There is nothing else by which men live. Men go and come, but earth abides.”
So few people are willing to admit the disaster that the 1964 Civil Rights Act wrought and what the end result of the Great Migration of Blacks from the south to the north (what we call "Manifest Destruction") represents, that it is the story of Highland Park, Michigan - where Henry Ford built his first assembly line that would in turn revolutionize industry and spur the "American Century" - that we must dub "Detroit Abides"...

Almost 100 percent one hundred years ago, the city was entirely white; today, out of a population of 11,176, the city is 94 percent black.

It's school system -- one hundred percent black according to the Christian Science Monitor - is being sued by the ACLU. The reason?: 
Students are suing the state of Michigan and their Detroit-area school district for violating their “right to read.”

The class-action lawsuit appears to be the first of its kind, and potentially signals a new wave of civil rights litigation in the United States to enforce laws intended to boost academic achievement, education law experts say.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed what it has dubbed the “right to read” lawsuit on behalf of the nearly 1,000 students in the impoverished district.

Two-thirds of 4th-graders and three-quarters of 7th-graders in the Highland Park school district are not proficient on state reading tests; 90 percent of 12th-graders fail the reading portion of the final state test administered in high school, according to the complaint. Nearly 100 percent of the district’s students are African-American.
“A child who cannot read will be disenfranchised in our society and economy for a lifetime,” said ACLU of Michigan executive director Kary Moss in a written statement explaining the case. The lawsuit follows a “careful process of investigation that has made clear that none of those [education officials] charged with the care of these children … have done their jobs.”
 What do the good folks at CNN, a channel that turns out more sequels to its Black in America franchise then Hollywood does to Paranormal Activity? How about this:
A few weeks before school began here, parents filed into the high school cafeteria to meet the people just hired to revamp one of the state's worst-performing districts: their own.
They came with questions. What time would the school day start? What were these new uniforms they’d heard about? Would all the schools stay open? Would the same teachers be there? The same kids? Was there anything worth saving?
For years, financial and academic turmoil plagued Highland Park schools. The state of Michigan says the district ran at an operating deficit five of the last six years. Barely 800 kids still attended its three schools, and even those buildings were overgrown with weeds and tagged with graffiti.
There was a lot of cash coming in, more than $14,000 per student, but there weren’t enough textbooks to go around. Standardized test scores were embarrassingly low; among 11th-graders, 10% scored proficient in reading and 5% proficient in math. Some kids went on to college, but nobody – 0% – of kids reached the ACT's college readiness benchmarks.
The district drew national attention this summer when the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a "first-of-its-kind" lawsuit against the state, education leaders and Highland Park schools for allegedly failing to teach students to read at grade level.
Now the state-appointed emergency financial manager had handed the district over to a charter school operator, the Leona Group, for a five-year contract worth more than $750,000. In a statement, the Michigan governor’s office said it moved to address “a long overdue fiscal and academic crisis that was crippling the district” because it “can’t and won’t accept academic failure.”
George Stewart was a leftist, whose "Ish" character in Earth Abides laments all that is necessary to build and sustain a civilization.

Our society - governed by what we have dubbed Black-Run America (BRA) - currently promotes only individuals who have an outlook and philosophy on life like "Ish," ensuring that barbarism is the future for this nation's formerly great cities.

Highland Park, once home to innovation and ingenuity that helped propel this nation forward, is now home to misery and incompetence.

[90 percent black] Detroit Abides...

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

If these students can't read or do math at the appropriate level, why are the teachers promoting them to the next grade or handing out diplomas? The diploma should count for something. Don't dumb down the diploma anymore that it already is.
This was in the USA Today on Friday's issue. www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/10/11/florida-schools-race-based-goals/1626723/

Is it poverty, racial IQ or lack of motivation that black and browns are poorer readers than Asians and Whites?

Anonymous said...

You know that a change is afoot when a West Coast liberal born and bred is nodding along with your blog.

The current condition of modern Detroit is what first opened my eyes. It seemed then that so many truths I'd tried to hide from myself (as a good liberal) became completely unavoidable, and I could no longer ignore the facts. I just discovered this blog a couple of days ago and have been avidly reading the older entries. Please know that I am someone who campaigned for and voted for Obama in 2008. But I am not sure I'll be doing so again this year.

Jay in DC said...

Speaking of the end of civilization, does anyone else find this set of photos just deeply disturbing on some level? The shuttle paraded down Diversity Avenue past the Pollo Loco chicken palace and all our friends with their sailfones takin' pics. Sort of like "here it is, the pinnacle of our civilization, this last artifact." Knowing that some day, perhaps not long from now, Americans will look back on it with a fond and bittersweet memory of the apex of our culture. They will then turn to one another, one American to another and say: "Damn yo! How the fuck dem Whiteys be building dis shit! That motherfucka looks complicated as HELL dawg!"

Jesus Wept.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/13/us/shuttle-endeavour/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

John Sobieski said...

You're right about the Shutttle. To me it symbolizes another era, a society that was proud of its culture and its history, now being hauled battered yet still beautiful to its final resting place. Oh well off to pollo loco or taco bell, can't decide which :/

Anonymous said...

Reading is learned in a mother's lap. Period. Paragraph. Is it any wonder then, why so many black children of 17 year-old baby-mamas are academically doomed?

Dissident said...

"Please know that I am someone who campaigned for and voted for Obama in 2008. But I am not sure I'll be doing so again this year"

This is an example of how hard it is for the liberal mind to give up its addiction to the endorphine surge that White Guilt Complex (WGC) produces.

This person is still struggling with reality, but thanks be to Paul Kersey and his legion of loyal fans progress is being made.

Welcome (almost) to the ranks of the awakened.

Sheila said...

Off-topic, but right up your alley, Paul. Here we have Ole Miss' latest Homecoming Queen - an obese and homely Negress whose election represents "progress."

YIH said...

WOW Sheila, that sherilla gotta weigh at least 300!
Eye bleach warning.

Anonymous said...

The negress in the CNN video, Thedoshia Gulley (No, I didn't just invent that name), says that the students deserve equality and fairness. Unfortunately, evolution doesn't equate with equality. The negro brain has a lower average IQ than a white or asian brain.

Where does fairness come into play? In high school there were some negroes seated next to me in some of my classes. They had just as much exposure to the teacher as I had. Yet, they get AA preference and I get zilch. How's that for fairness?

Anonymous said...

The state of Florida has kinda given up or gotten real about educating dem Negros with racially based academic goals
http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2012/10/12/florida-passes-plan-for-racially-based-academic-goals/

Anonymous said...

Thedoshia Gulley is confused about what the students deserve. She says they deserve equality. I'm pretty sure she means that she wants them to get equal scores. That is impossible. There is a racial difference in IQ.

Anonymous said...

"Here we have Ole Miss' latest Homecoming Queen" - My thin privilege has been checked.

Anonymous said...

Ex New Yorker here....I read "Earth Abides" back in the 1950's when I was 15 years old. It was a great book and stayed in my head for many years.
My mother use to say "To teach an old dog a new trick you have to be smarter than the dog."
The stupid fuckers running the school system have all these fancy ideas how things should work but not one of them has any COMMON SENSE. The old timers used to call it horse sense. You cannot teach a rock how to swim.
Let's say the government decides that every body in school should be an OPERA SINGER. Millions are spent teaching kids how to sing even though one in a thousand has even a slight chance of doing so.
Teaching a retard who is brain dead how to read and write is a waste of time and money. It will never happen. They should know when to quit, cover their loses and move on. Dirty Harry said "A man should know his limit." Anybody that thinks you can teach a moron how to be a rocket scientist is also a moron.

Anonymous said...

Bottom line. Reading is really not that hard to catch on to. My kids were reading like champs at 5 and 6 years of age. Go figure.

Anonymous said...

Is it correct that this article says negroes blames whites for negroes' inability to read?

Or are they saying that whites just give "ability" only to whites and now the negroes want "ability" too?

This is so damned niggerific I can not figure what the niggers want.

Anonymous said...

Unintelligent children can be taught to read, and once were. Even those with stupid and illiterate mothers. The problem is and always was the DWL.

Mutant Swarm said...

Sheila said...

Off-topic, but right up your alley, Paul. Here we have Ole Miss' latest Homecoming Queen - an obese and homely Negress whose election represents "progress."

October 13, 2012 5:03 PM

Good God! Can't you at least warn us about this sort of thing? :-)

If somebody told that gal to haul ass, it would take at least three trips.

MuayTyson said...

(Sheila said...

Off-topic, but right up your alley, Paul. Here we have Ole Miss' latest Homecoming Queen - an obese and homely Negress whose election represents "progress." )

Reminds me of when High School kids elect a Downs Syndrome child to home coming court. It is done for the parents and adults as sign of good will. Anyone with two brains cells see this as simply A.A. Next year things should be made right with deserving Queen unless of course they try and top the preceding class then they will elect a Tranny.

Anonymous said...

Trial junkie here. To Anonymous October 13, 2:10 PM,

One of the main things about being a liberal is you are always making excuses, especially for black behavior.

HH said...

You did notice that the woman Ish meets and has children with is part Black, and he fails to pass on civilization to the next generations, which does not learn to read, write or math, even though Ish is highly educated.

Bogolyubski said...

Once again, do any of the regulars here somehow think that negroes are taking funds from their EBT cards to donate to the ACLU? How many ACLU lawyers who are constantly filing suits of this nature all over the country are black? Better yet, how many realize that when the win (which they always do, thanks to who sits on the bench), they will get to charge YT taxpayer for their substantial legal fees?

BTW, the performance of this site (and of all sites associated w/Google's blogger and blogspot) has been terrible for the last two days - incluging now. Anyone know what's up with that?

randian said...

Teaching a retard who is brain dead how to read and write is a waste of time and money.

And yet you will notice our schools collectively spend billions of dollars on remedial instruction. Actual "retards" get even more money spent on them. It's a consequence of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The HP school district must be corrupt as hell. How is it that they can spend $14k annually per student and can't afford a couple hundred bucks out of that budget on textbooks?

Brandon said...

Earth Abides is certainly a memorable book; I read it long ago and can still recall many scenes from it.

Supposedly Stewart's "Ish" was named for Ishi, the last member of his native Californian tribe, who saw his own way of life subsumed by the American culture that eclipsed it during his lifetime. I certainly hope our civilization manages to last a few more lifetimes.

Don in PA said...

I've often wondered WHAT it is going to take the wake the DWL's up, heck the masses?.

It is often stated that the black American I.Q. Is somewhere in the range of 85 & for black Africans in the 70 range. That means by white standards, half or more of all Africans are quasi mentally retarded!.

Black Americans with an I.Q. Of 85 means that only 15% of them have I.Q.'s equal to the white average (using standard deviation scale. I've heard that in some circles the black American I.q. Is actually around 78!).

Sorry, but a person with an 85 I.Q. Will never, EVER be an engineer or a doctor or even a competent technician.. Ain't gonna happen!.. No matter how much money &
resources you throw into them.

And yet STILL people believe we are all the same & all have equal potential.. The cult of egalitarianism is going to destroy us!.

Anonymous said...

The average black believes that education is "actin' white" and those that don't tow the party line are condemned, ostracized and treated as social lepers and traitors to their "blackness."
Any complaints/lawsuits about schools failing to teach their kids "dat readin' and writn' stuff" is just deflection of the blame for their own culture onto others and is just a money grab under the aegis of "bein' da victim of dose whitey's once agin!"
Throw ten or twenty million dollars at this school for reading programs and go back 12 years later and the abysmal results of the black students will be the same.
Until they change their culture, the results won't change. Until they accept their own responsibility in relationship to the problem, the results won't change.
They'll simply continue to do as they always do- blame everyone but themselves and demand money.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, you're not alone.

While I wasn't a bomb-throwing radical in the sixties, I was as far left as one could legally get. Plus, I had lots of first hand experience with blacks. I grappled with them as a four year high school wrestling letterman. Can't get much closer than that and believe me, you really get to know about heart, courage, toughness, endurance and guts as a wrestler. So I had no bones to pick.

But the way the Media distorted the facts in the Trayvon incident opened my eyes. There's no point reviewing the litany of editing etc that amounted to Newspeak fraud.

I can't stand being lied to. And I too have taken to reading these formerly taboo blogs. While I don't agree with everything, there's a core of truth here.

chuck2010 said...

one of the problems is the lack of ability within the negro himself. much time has been wasted with the idea they have the same aptitude as whites and asians when it is simply not so.

Anonymous said...

Blacks want equal outcomes without equal effort. They want equal results while lacking equal abilities.
Their only explanation for their failure is "racism and being kept down" as that explanation protects them from realizing the truth that they are not equal in ability nor intelligence.
Playing the victim card is just a way to rationalize their failure to protect their own feelings of self worth. Since they can't blame themselves, they have to blame someone, don't they?
When they take over cities like Detroit and destroy them and turn them into 3rd world shitholes, even then it's someone else's fault.
Get used to it. The endless excuses, reasons and explanations for black failure will never change. It be whitey's fault!

Anonymous said...

They're killing each other now for farting.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/shaakira-dorsey-16-dead-flatulence_n_1951165.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird%20News

Anonymous said...

They can change their culture all they want. They can behave, and pay attention, and act white, and actually TRY to learn. That would be great. But you know what? The end result of all that change would be negro seniors reading at a 7th grade level, rather than a 6th grade level.

They. Can't. Do. It. Period.

I think they know that, and as a result, why even bother trying?

They are a lost cause, just as me trying to teach my dog to read, is a lost cause. They are not like us...

-Sweep the leg-

Northern Refugee said...

I live in a mid-sized southern city with a huge population of ignorant, low IQ, backwards and superstitious blacks. So of course, the resettlement industry has decided to bless us with even more.

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/oct/14/how-far-is-it-from-empty-to-full-war-to/

Some pull quotes:

She spoke only Kirundi and, like 80 percent of the Burundian refugees considered for resettlement, didn't know how to read or write.

Here, she was a single mother without job skills, education or even the ability to tell time.

At the beginning, volunteers drew a round clock on a piece of white construction paper for her with the hands pointing at the digits to show her when she had to walk Erick to school.

Because she had difficulty adjusting to a work schedule and the environment, she spent several years unemployed.


And she has her church community, the members of East Ridge Presbyterian Church who have become her friends.

One recent Sunday after the service, one of them sat with Veronica in a pew to pay her bills. First the electric bill, then her cellphone. Veronica just wrote her name on the bottom.

She is unable to bring any of her other relatives to this country because U.S. law requires that she become a citizen first, and she can't do that until her English gets better. But like many of the Burundian refugees here, she sends money back home.

So, to sum up, DWL christians brought an illeterate, unemployable African to our city, dumped her on the social services system for YEARS, and now she is working on bringing more like her to our city.

Anonymous said...

Off topic but as I type this, a man from Austria, Felix Baumgartner, is ascending to 120K+' in a balloon. He will jump and attempt to break the sound barrier during his freefall. I wondered to myself about that asshole Tim Wise and other white idiots who say that race is a social construct and that whites enjoy "privilege". Where, in all the science and engineering that went into this project, is there any "white privilege" and who, racially, has been kept out of contributing? The mathematics that went into this, the drive and desire to get this project underway and see it through to completion, the engineering involved in the pressurized suit he must wear, the capsule that protects him, the weather data monitored and collated, all of it. For DWL idiots and those they look out for, this project (which is actually a culmination of many inventions and innovations) could easily have been the work of an all black ensemble of scientists but racism and white privilege got in the way, keeping blacks stuck on street corners and basketball courts. The only way this would be an all black endeavour is if Hollywood made a movie of it, with rap music's finest in all the lead roles. It would be hilarious to hear them speak scientifically in ebonics, to be honest.

Mr. Rational said...

Something else that could never happen in a Black world:

http://www.redbullstratos.com/live/

Californian said...

Perhaps the worthies of the ACLU might want to volunteer their time and teach in the Highland Park schools? They can march into the classrooms and show the nation how it is done. One proviso: no such volunteer can quit until test scores are up to the national standard.

Standardized test scores were embarrassingly low; among 11th-graders, 10% scored proficient in reading and 5% proficient in math.

Well, another example of how the federalization of education can't work. You simply can not use the same education policies in a country as large and (dare I say) "diverse" as the USA for all schools. Black inner city students may need different kinds of schooling than, say, suburban whites or rural 4-H kids. But this does not fit into the tabula rasa of current education ideology.

A lot of this is about power. Centralize education at the federal level, then force the schools to conform. If students do not pass tests, throw more money. Do not look at cultural or genetic factors in learning, do not pass Go, do not collect a diploma (unless the administrators cheat). Meantime, the ACLU, with the usual DWL infatuation with centralized government, serves as an enforcer--if we hit the system hard enough, maybe it would work!

Because if standardized scores do not work, this might cause people to start questioning the system. And then things start unraveling.

One more thougtcrime: were test scores for black students this low in those balmy days before Brown vs Board of Education?

YT said...

. Please know that I am someone who campaigned for and voted for Obama in 2008. But I am not sure I'll be doing so again this year."


And here we see the religious zeal of the DWL. But unlike God, that can't be positively disproved or proved, the realities of human diversity can but they still insist on anti white behavior even when he knows the underlying dogma of his movement is untrue.

Remember this, you ranks with sight. When the walls of white civilization come crashing down...steel yourselves and don't, against any genetic urge to do so, save the DWL from his own pet Negro. Let this person become Orc meat. Allowing them into the ranks of the survivors will be detrimental. Let all witness him being eaten alive by the mud people....so that there can be no doubt if the orcs nature.


Anonymous said...

You know that a change is afoot when a West Coast liberal born and bred is nodding along with your blog.

And I too have taken to reading these formerly taboo blogs. While I don't agree with everything, there's a core of truth here.


Welcome!

jcc2c said...

The ACLU is a "vampire squid" organization attempting to put lipstick on a pig, they can sue left and right, figuratively and literally and it won't change a damn thing. These brothers and sister are dumb as rocks and all the egumakashun in the world isn't going to change that. Nor is a the lawsuit.

Californian said...

The shuttle paraded down Diversity Avenue past the Pollo Loco chicken palace and all our friends with their sailfones takin' pics. Sort of like "here it is, the pinnacle of our civilization, this last artifact."

Remember "2001: A Space Odyssey?" A decade ago, we were supposed to have built bases on the Moon, and have sent manned expeditions to Jupiter (or Saturn if you read the book). So what happened?

Science fiction writers postulated that by the opening of the 21st century, mankind would be either setting foot on other worlds--or living in a post apocalyptic Earth ala "Earth Abides."

Look at the future we ended up with...



Get used to it. The endless excuses, reasons and explanations for black failure will never change.


There's an entire agitprop machine which cranks out the excuses 24/7/365. It's all the fault of slavery-segregation-apartheid-white-privilege-disparate-impact-something-or-other. This makes it next to impossible to make progress with blacks, especially among that sector of responsible black leaders. After all, failure is not only excused but made praiseworthy as an emblem of noble victimhood. Success is "acting white."

You also have to ask, how much more functional were blacks (or whites!) before the agitprop machine got cranking back in the 1950s. There's a real dark side to this, because since whites are scapegoated for black failure, it justifies black-on-white violence as a means of striking back against "oppression."

You have to look at the political component to flash mobs, urban rioting, farm attacks in southern Africa, and the really gruesome torture-murders which seem to be a too frequent feature of black attacks on whites. The funny thing is, most white people do not seem to want to make this connection. Then again, given the nature of the DWL agitprop machine, alternatives are not presented in the mainstream. Which is why websites like this one can open up people's eyes.

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous October 14, 2012 9:54 AM

I watched that today and you couldn't be more correct. The saddest point? Blacks truly, TRULY, consider rap, and basketball, to be far superior to some jive-ass white boy jumping out of a balloon. Dumbass cracker an whatnot.

Now Kobe? Das what i'm talkin bout! yo...

-Sweep the leg-

Anonymous said...

"There's a real dark side to this, because since whites are scapegoated for black failure, it justifies black-on-white violence as a means of striking back against "oppression."

You've hit the proverbial nail on the head there, brother.

Anonymous said...

The comment of 9:25 am by Northern Refugee is right on the money. I'm really sick of DWL Christians and all that they do. They are just as much a cancer as any of these other organizations in the harm they do, maybe even worse since they are so insidious in exploiting Christianity as a vehicle for their perniciousness.

blancdeseinesaintdenis said...

hi, in france we have worstthan afronamerican, we have africans pure, imagine your negroes as in the 17 th century when their rothers sell them to arabican then portugueses then white...they are 70 iq, islamized and one man for three wives and fifteen children! too, your latinos come from spanish roots so middle iq, escape from islam...the contrary of araicans we have...i m sure france is now more dangerous than usa...sarcelles is worst than detroit, marseille than chicago of al capone..youngwhite are killed for a bad look or a cigaret, dealers shot themselves everyday, cops are averyday in riots...france is in a civil war ang have already lost it because we dont jave arms, politics and journalists with us...after irak, you will have to makefreedom in ...france...au revoir les gars

Zenster said...

Students are suing the state of Michigan and their Detroit-area school district for violating their “right to read.”

Niggah, please!

There is no “right to read.” Reading is a voluntary act and literacy can only be achieved through willing participation in the learning process.

There is, however, a "right to be stupid". Blacks everywhere continue to exercise this right to its fullest with every last ensuing bit of mayhem, rape, robbery, torture and murder implied. Look no further than sub-Saharan Africa for actualization of the "right to be stupid".

“A child who cannot read will be disenfranchised in our society and economy for a lifetime,” said ACLU of Michigan executive director Kary Moss in a written statement explaining the case. The lawsuit follows a “careful process of investigation that has made clear that none of those [education officials] charged with the care of these children … have done their jobs.”

Disregarding the obvious conflicts of interest that arise when Black educators "teach" Black students, how in hell is a teacher supposed to instruct undisciplined, disruptive, unwilling and non-participatory students? Are they all supposed to be lashed down in front of screens like Alex DeLarge? The ACLU would have kittens over that!

Standardized test scores were embarrassingly low; among 11th-graders, 10% scored proficient in reading and 5% proficient in math. Some kids went on to college, but nobody – 0% – of kids reached the ACT's college readiness benchmarks.

But don't think for one second that all responsibility for this won't be unloaded upon the teachers. Who else could have anywhere near as great an effect upon the future of these children? Their parents, maybe?

[crickets]

Remember: A strong back is a terrible thing to waste.

Big Bear said...

This lawsuit isn't for the kids, it is for the lawyers. It's like the "teaching rocks to swim" analogy. The ACLU will say not enough is being done to help the rocks. They will force the building of swimming pools with tax dollars, and coaches for the rocks.

It matters not and they know it. They just want to feather their nest, and as long as they are alive, will continue to do so.

Anonymous said...

The pics make me think of Charlton Heston in "Plante of the Apes" when he stumbles upon the buried statue of liberty. And JAY in DC, Jesus is still weeping.

Anonymous said...

The latest lawsuit that will close the IQ/intelligence gap.

Anonymous said...

To the left coast liberal...you still might vote for Obama?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 12:01 10/14: You're right about blacks just caring about basketball etc. Lol. I once told some blacks that basketball is nothing but a game and therefore, in the scheme of things, utterly irrelevant. That in a matter of years no one will give a damn who scored or made the most baskets and it will all be forgotten except by those who like trivia. However, someone like Salk will still be remembered 200 years hence for the polio vaccine. I further stated that scientists, doctors, researchers~ just one!~ is far more important and more valuable to the world than 10,000 silly fools chasing an air filled object.
The outrage was instantaneous. Bakkaball beez impo'tant and sheeit! Ain't nobody care about dat honky stuff!

Silent Running said...

Once again, do any of the regulars here somehow think that negroes are taking funds from their EBT cards to donate to the ACLU? How many ACLU lawyers who are constantly filing suits of this nature all over the country are black?

You don't need to bang this gong on every thread, dude. We get it. The proper understanding of BRA, as stated quite a while ago by Paul, Auster, and others, is not a nation actually run by blacks, but rather one run by white liberals on behalf of blacks. That blacks simply lack the ability to build and maintain BRA has never been at issue.

Since this subject is your bailiwick, perhaps we should get down to cases. BRA is operated and maintained by DWL's; therefore, what? The last time I asked you for specifics regarding priorities, you threw out a vague talking point about how your squids enjoyed a vast support network that was most vulnerable to attack. Okay. How can it be attacked? Why should it have priority?

BTW, the performance of this site (and of all sites associated w/Google's blogger and blogspot) has been terrible for the last two days - incluging now. Anyone know what's up with that?

Blogger has been acting strangely the past week. I have no idea why. Blogger isn't exactly what you would call stable, especially regarding comments.

Anonymous said...

Story goes rather nicely with this one ....

http://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2012/10/jim-snow-detroit-brought-up-on-charges.html

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2012

Jim Snow Detroit: Brought Up on Charges for Working While White: Racist Black EMS Chief Jerald James Tries to Get White EMT Paramedic Jeff Gaglio Fired for Giving a Raceless, Freezing, Half-Naked, Old Fire Survivor a Blanket That Had been Donated for That Very Purpose

Silent Running said...

They. Can't. Do. It. Period.

Sweep the Leg knocked it out of the park. The blacks are correct that there is a ceiling holding them back. But it's not a glass ceiling built by Whitey; it's a reinforced concrete ceiling built by Gaia.

Culture is an expression of race, not vice versa.

Science fiction writers postulated that by the opening of the 21st century, mankind would be either setting foot on other worlds--or living in a post apocalyptic Earth ala "Earth Abides."

The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson is a worthwhile read in this context. The first book details all the technical aspects of the first colonization of Mars by 100 scientists, but as the red planet is steadily colonized by non-scientists from earth, the writing steadily comes unmoored from reality. By the third book, Robinson is using several characters as mouthpieces for a social ideology that is anything but scientific.

Heinlein used to wait several chapters before revealing that certain characters were black, which tells me that Heinlein didn't know very many.

Memphis Teaching Fellow said...

"If these students can't read or do math at the appropriate level, why are the teachers promoting them to the next grade or handing out diplomas?"

Because it's the law. We aren't allowed to hold them back. No Child Left Behind- the legislators meant it literally.

dondiego said...

Might I suggest a series of essays that I read 12-18 months ago over at Gates of Vienna? Five or six neat reads to get you thinking for what's next titled The Shadow Knows.

Perhaps Zenster, if you felt it appropriate/relevant you might link it. (The site no longer has a search function)
You men may have to think hard and fast on this, and I recall the education essay was a doozy.

Thanks

dondiego said...

How about that, still had it saved http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.co.nz/2011/03/shadow-knows-part-one.html. You will glean good ideas for what the author termed "The Coming Dis-Continuity"

Anonymous said...

it's a reinforced by black people's behavior concrete ceiling built by Gaia.

emphasis added.

crusada infinita said...

Are the portuguese not white? Funny how the countries most resistant to multiculti, portugal, spain, italy, greece, have been targeted for economic obliteration.

You do not think that the crisis has any real merit do you?

The countries that still cling to european values and beliefs are in the south of
europe, and they have angered the elitists, hence the economic warfare.

The only way to get rid of black culture is too get rid of the faulty genes, from the gene pool, by
interbreeding, untill you have a natural blue eyed african, the destructive genes will be active, out crossing the african genes will have to be done for generations before the destructive genes are diluted.

Northern europe, norway, sweden, germany, north france have been good for multiculti, that is why they have have been economically spared.

In portugal, islam is non existant, but the multicultists are pushing hard for it to take its destructive foothold.

The nice thing about
economic warfare is that its double edged, it targets the host culture, but it devestates the the multiculti rabble that much harder, they are leaving southern europe in droves.

Down with multiculti

Zenster said...

Silent Running: The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson is a worthwhile read in this context. The first book details all the technical aspects of the first colonization of Mars by 100 scientists, but as the red planet is steadily colonized by non-scientists from earth, the writing steadily comes unmoored from reality. By the third book, Robinson is using several characters as mouthpieces for a social ideology that is anything but scientific.

Anyone interested in planetary terraforming and the social implications of populating a semi-hostile world could do much worse than read Robinson's "Mars" series. The overall hard science and sociocultural ramifications are on the money, especially the "Red Mars" ecological preservation movement that evolves.

Be sure not to miss his fourth book, "The Martians", a collection of related and parallel universe short stories that Robinson was unable to integrate into the overall Mars series' plot line.

Zenster said...

dondiego: Perhaps Zenster, if you felt it appropriate/relevant you might link it.

It is very appropriate and my pleasure to provide a link. However, for a better understanding of the "discontinuity" being referred to, I strongly urge people to spend a few spare hours at random perusing the series of essays by fellow Gates of Vienna contributor El Inglés.

To begin at the beginning, one should read:

The Danish Civil War

This was his seminal piece which presaged, what was to prove, a massive kerfuffle caused by:

Surrender, Genocide… or What?

Any readers here at SBPDL would be well advised to read this second piece as it thoroughly analyses the implications of hostile immigrants within a host country.

Thirdly, as Part II of "Surrender, Genocide… or What?", was:

Surrender, Genocide… or What? — An Update

Then there came:

To Push or to Squeeze?

This is a stark examination of several options in dealing with a restive immigrant population. Those who advocate internment or deportation, be it Blacks, Muslims or both, had best read this essay before settling upon any final plan of action.

There then followed the three part series:

On the Failure of Law Enforcement

Plus another more more locally flavoured piece:

Reflections on the Civil War in Britain

Finally, if you go to Gates of Vienna and scroll way down the home page, on the left side will appear a full listing of essays by El Inglés. All of them are very articulate and useful projections, mostly about the fate of Britain and Europe, but which are just as often applicable to what we currently face, or soon will be facing, here in America.

If need be, merely substitute "Black" for "Muslim" and the meanings will suddenly crystallize.

Californian said...

Heinlein used to wait several chapters before revealing that certain characters were black, which tells me that Heinlein didn't know very many.

R. A. Heinlein may have been motivated by being raised and writing in a pre-civil rights era, believing that once segregation had been rolled back blacks would reveal themselves as no different from whites (other than the color-of-their-skin). It was a common enough belief at the time, and one which could be not unreasonably be held.

A couple of kickers: you wonder what Heinlein would have to say were he to be alive today about BRA? Heinlein held to a quasi-libertarianism, and BRA is about as Big Government as you can get. If nothing else, the DWL suppression of information about the genetic component of race, or the DWL media censoring news of massive black violent crime rates, might be grating to him (Heinlein stated somewhere that he would never censor anything).

And would his faith in the scientific method include acceptance of the evidence for scientific differences between the races? How would he evaluate what is going on in America today? Well, Heinlein did postulate that the near future would see the "Crazy Years."

Brandon said...

@Zenster and SIlent Running - Fellow Mars Trilogy fans!

I too read this series long ago and absolutely loved it. It was *inspiring*, and one of the reasons was that it was people of my generation -- born in the '70s and '80s -- who land on Mars and become the first colonists. We land there in 2017 or so and send up the First Hundred colonists a decade later.

He wrote it in the mid-'90s, and of course the progression of scientific exploration is now roughly two decades behind schedule, and it is doubtful that anyone born in the 20th century will ever set foot on another planet.

Yeah, he's a leftist. But he's the good kind of leftist (if such a thing is possible) -- he wants to pull humanity upward rather than knock the "haves" down. Give me the California environmental hippie type over the angry race hustler any time.

I was just thinking about it because I just bought Robinson's "2312", which seems to be set in the same world, on the other planets and asteroids that humanity begins to terraform after all the Mars action. Don't spoil it for me though!

Mr. Rational said...

Californian: you wonder what Heinlein would have to say were he to be alive today about BRA?

It appears to be pretty much what we're saying today, at least if you go by his (possibly unsent) letter to F.M. Busby (which you can see at http://www.virginiaedition.com/ve/TheVirginiaEdition-sample.pdf#page=70).  Here's an excerpt:

    Nor do I feel responsible for the generally low state of the Negro—as one Negro friend pointed out to me; the lucky Negroes were the ones who were enslaved. Having traveled quite a bit in Africa, I know what she means. One thing is clear: Whether one speaks of technology or social institutions, “civilization” was invented by us, not by the Negroes. As races, as cultures, we are five thousand years, about, ahead of them. Except for the culture, both institutions and technology, that they got from us, they would still be in the stone age, along with its slavery, cannibalism, tyranny, and utter lack of the concept we call “justice.”
    But it seems to me that the American Negroes (through their leaders, at least) are demanding, not “equality before the law,” but “equality, period”—everything the whites have whether the Negro has earned it either racially or individually. One hears demands that Boeing or Douglas or General Motors employ at once the same percentage (or higher) of Negroes than we find in the population—and at every level. Well, anyone who has ever tried to hire skilled help knows that this cannot be done. (I tried to hire Negro engineers during the war; we managed to hire one out of about three hundred jobs. He was a real peecutter, a genius. I found one other candidate, an M.E., whom I turned down because he wasn’t qualified.)
    They are demanding such things as a percentage share of the acting jobs on TV—and demanding along with it that they not be shown in menial jobs. In other words they are demanding that a working dramatist (such as myself ) put a very distorted picture of American life on the screen. No, thank you.

Anonymous said...

There are real social issues to be dealt with because everybody is going to suffer from the fallout. The problem with sites like SBDL is that while they bring important topics out into the open they also bring commentors like Sheila who just can't keep from slagging off the Homecoming Queen at Ole Miss. It may've been PC to select her, I don't know, but I'm not going to begrudge her a bit of happiness in the interest of trying to make out like it's the fall of civilization.