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posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 08:06 AM
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An interesting topic came up in Canadian politics this week. George Dei, a sociology professor from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto cliams that black people are being pushed out of the system and feels that all black schools will see a higher graduation rate among blacks.
This topic has been thrown out on the table in the past 20 years, but there is much criticism over it. Many say that Canada is a multicultural nation and shouldnt be segregating populations.
Professor Dei claims that this kind of curriculum will enforce and help blacks understand who they are. It will promote more extensive black history, which he claims isnt being taught enoguh of in our present schools. He compares this idea to Catholic schools and how they have seen success, in terms of graduation rate.

I for one am against such a policy. Do you agree?
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posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 09:19 AM
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Parochial Schools of course can be segregated however one wants, they can discriminate on whatever basis they choose, they just can't receive Federal Funding (obviously that only applies to the US).

Why should black students be taught more 'black history and black identity'? Is the goal better education or better education about blackness?

Don't get me wrong, everyone can benefit from global history, but why is it important that 'black identity' be promoted? There is no black race, there is no 'black identity' outside of a cultural thing. Why should that identity be preffered to another?Why should people outside of that cultural identity bother to promote it also? Will students in white parochial schools receive more narrow history lessons, excluding black history, focusing even more on europe? Will 'white identity' be promoted in schools? Should blacks be forced to promote white identity, in a way similiar to whites being forced to promote black identiy?

If television and culture becomes muc more diverse, will the logic that applies to, say, BET, require that a WET channel be made?



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