In America, we can leave No Black Child Behind, so anything possibly closing the racial gap in achievement must be considered as an alternative to admitting racial differences in intelligence.
So bring on the black community greeting black students with high-fives and high praise as they walk into school...
Remember this hilarious incident in Indianapolis, right? Black community leaders lining up and greeting black students as they walked into school, greeting them with high-fives and an atmosphere reminiscent of a "face" in professional wrestling walking to the squared circle.
Well, this idea is now gaining stem as another way to bolster the already stratospheric self-esteem of young black people. [Men bringing high-fives, warm welcomes to other Indy schools, Indy Star, 10-14-15]:
"They are not duplicating what we men are doing, nor are they competing," Adams wrote on Facebook. "They are compelled to serve and help address the needs specific to our young girls."Car after car, Tindley students are being cheered for and told "It's all about you" as they start the school week. pic.twitter.com/o1gUIV7FUZ— Justin L. Mack (@justinlmack) October 5, 2015
"There's no getting off this ride."
No matter how badly you want it to stop, no matter how badly you want this insanity to end, we're stuck on this ride.
And everyday, I tell him the same thing: "it was never our job to stop the ride; it was only our job to survive it."