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Originally posted by factfinder38
Bill made some good points but left out the fact that all colors have the same issues.
Originally posted by Byrd
I think the parents care -- but I do think that peer pressure has a lot to do with it. It's no fun being the weird kid with the megasized vocabulary... you're likely to get beaten up and picked on (and I bet there's more here than just me who can attest to that. It doesn't matter what race you are. Being an "egghead" is not something that society admires.)
Originally posted by Colonel
I would like to think that they did. However, speaking with a friend who is a teacher, that, the fact that parents aren't taking a more actiove role in their child's life, seems to be a major problem. He says that its not ALL black students. The parents of black students from Africa and the West Indies seem to do well in school because they really stress education. Unfortuantely, that can't be said for American black students.