This is an issue that minority families need to take responsibility for
changing. It wasn't the color of my skin that helped me get
through school. It was direct parent involvement nightly. Every single night it
was mom and me or dad and me at the dinner table doing homework for hours. My skin color never helped me figure out math problems or write book
reports.Every family in American has the ability to give their
children equal opportunity. It is not rich white people's fault nor their
responsibility to ensure minority children are succeeding in school. It is the
responsibility of every parent, white, black, brown, or purple, to ensure their
children at succeeding.
"Among its recommendations, the report urged concerted efforts to collect
and analyze race-specific data on child well-being that could be used to develop
programs capable of bridging the racial gap."==========================I am so sick an tired of seeing these
blatantly racist studies that are conducted with the ostensible goal of ending
racism! When will the hypocrisy end!?The goal should be equal
opportunity of **everyone**, regardless of such ridiculous distinctions as race!
If, because of past racial bias that goal happens to beneficially affect a
larger proportion of people who share similar racial characteristics as people
who have been adversely affected by past racism, then that might have an
additional benefit of helping to counterbalance previous social injustices!
Terrific!However, to base the laudable goal of improved opportunity
on the same kind of racial bias as past injustices has the effect of
**perpetuating** rather than extinguishing that kind of bias. That is not
justice! It is simply another side of the same coin of racism.
I think the number one factor in success in life and school is a good family.
Premarital sex, adultery, drug and alcohol abuse, and lazy parenting are the
problem. No one wants to legislate morality - maybe we can't or
shouldn't, but that is the main problem. In the US, we all
have the opportunity to succeed. Public schools are good enough for kids that
are responsible and work hard. Kids that work hard are usually motivated by
parents that are there and care about what their kids are doing. Tough problem
but throwing more money at it won't help.
'Premarital sex, adultery, drug and alcohol abuse, and lazy parenting are
the problem.' And yet, Utah is spending $2 million dollars
against marriage for same sex couples.
Pagan- Get over yourself. Not everything in life is about gays. The sooner the
BLT community learns not everything is about them, the better. By
the way, you haven't been posting much lately I noticed. However, I have
noticed a few other people use the exact same wording that you do and use a
similar format in their comments and those people post a lot, like you used to.
Its probably just a coincidence though that they say the same things you do. But
sorry BLT community - try focusing on someone else for a change, maybe
you'll realize not everything in life is about you
'Pagan- Get over yourself. Not everything in life is about gays. ' You cannot say that adultery promotes poverty AND be against
marriage. You cannot say race never solved education AND promote
factual discrimination in education. You cannot say race is not a
factor in poverty when this article SUPPORTS a racial gap in poverty. You say not everything is about the gay. I am not the one
spending $2 million dollars against marriage for others.
'In the US, we all have the opportunity to succeed. ' One
black President in 40+ proves this claim is completely false. Do not
try to use empty claims to support racism.
'By the way, you haven't been posting much lately I noticed. However,
I have noticed a few other people use the exact same wording that you do and use
a similar format in their comments and those people post a lot, like you used
to. ' As I have mentioned. The future is ours. Not
in the hands of an elite and entitled few. 'Half of Millenials
are more likely to lean DEMOCRATIC; young adults tend to be single,
churchless' – By Jesse J. Holland – AP – Reported by the
Deseret news – 03-07-14Half of American adults ages 18 to 33
are self-described political independents, according to a survey out Friday, but
at the same time half of these so-called millennials are Democrats or lean
toward the Democratic Party, the highest share for any age group over the last
Pagan - Race is not the cause of anyone's failure.It is often the excuse for failure, but not the cause.Race does
not prevent someone from going to school, working hard, going to college, and
EARNING a good income.Its a conventient excuse used by some whose
personal life decisions have caused them to end up in less favorable situations
to others, but its not the cause.The sooner the left stops looking
to blame others and starts teaching personal responsibility the better.
What has happened?Water down the curriculum, and grading in order to
level the field.
@IDC, I agree with you the basis for success is the family, a two-parent-present
family. It's true we can't legislate morality, but we certainly should
stop funding immorality. I lost track of the times I've heard of women
having another fatherless child so they could increase their Aid for Dependent
Children (ADC). What you subsidize, you get more of. Eliminating no-fault
divorce would be a great help to provide children their right to a two-parent
family.@Pagan- If all natural parents retained their responsibility for
rearing well-educated children, and since SSM produce no children of their own,
they have no standing in this discussion. If the homosexual community wants to
raise children, they should do the "dirty" work themselves.