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Originally posted by crestone
Talk is cheap. If you really want to know why the data is what it is, go and be a Big Brother/Big Sister to one of the failing students.
Originally posted by Cythraul
But then, with regards to the OP, are these cries for help coming from the black community or are they coming from condescending white authorities speaking on behalf of black students?
Originally posted by budski
OK, I know this is going to be a touchy subject, but it's something I feel should be discussed.
In the UK, asian kids, particularly those of Indian descent/origin are the highest achievers.
White kids come next,
black kids are at the bottom.
This new report seeks to pin the blame on "institutional racism"
A rather PC phrase frist coined about the London met police, it is now a catch-all phrase to describe anything and everything about problems that ethnic minorities have.
If the school system is so institutionally racist, how come the indian kids are the highest achievers?
I would suggest that this report itself is guilty of racism, by again seeking to divide instead of working together with schools, communities and parents to overcome the problems some ethnic groups allegedly face.
This is yet another example of ethnicity being blamed for something that is simply not true, but according to our government and it's numerous committees, if you don't believe it you are sonehow racist.
What we need to do is find ways to help those who face difficulties in the social or educational sense, regardless of where they come from or their ethnic group.
I say again - IF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IS SO RACIST, WHY DO THE ASIAN KIDS DO SO WELL.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Originally posted by thesaints2012
if you now contrast this with black families, they have in a large amount of cases only one parent, a low income family because of only one parent and lack of education for said parent when they were younger meaning they cant get good employment, usually that parent doesn't even work but gets state benefits, so work ethic isn't ingrained at a young age into the children, they also dont have a strict upbringing with a focus on education and family life like the Indian children do, this is why you see blacks turn to gang culture a lot in the UK (and other places obviously) to substitute family and lead to crime within the community.
this is just my opinion formed by living in a majority ethnic area (handsworth, Birmingham) while being white myself, i have many black and Indian friends so im not being harsh on any of them here, its just what i have noticed.
Originally posted by Skyfloating
My observation is that people who like to move, enjoy themselves and have colourful surroundings... (all signs of intelligence)...