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Berkeley High Poised to Eliminate Science Classes Because They’re Too “White”

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posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:08 AM
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Originally posted by Majiq

Originally posted by Gregarious
Also, I heard that this high school was also considering requireing the girls to all have a child out of wedlock, because they want to remove the stigma of those who murdered their unborn babies.


Where exactly did you get that completely ludicrous piece of info from? Is there a source for that or are you just typing things for the fun of it?

Oh, yes, you are correct! It is utterly ludicrous, just like the removal of the science classes. BUT in reality, they are not removing the classes, just optional labs. And yes, it is kind of fun!




posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:12 AM
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Your joking right? The goal of making everyone of equal economic and social standing has always been associated with the left. It's one of the most basic core differences between left and right political ideologies.

[edit on 8-1-2010 by Jacob08]



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:16 AM
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Would love to hear what Obama has to say about this...



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:17 AM
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Originally posted by Polynomial C

Originally posted by Protostellar

Originally posted by Polynomial C

Originally posted by spikey
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It's not liberal mate, it's left wing nutcases.

These imbeciles deserve a place in the 'stupid people' thread doing the rounds on here!





I am A Very Liberal Person .. and i think this is BS .. whoever made that decision is Stupid ..

i don't understand why you Right-wings have to blame The Liberals for it ??

You my friend deserve a place in the "stupid people" thread for making such ignorant remarks ..


I believe he's saying leftwing nutcase, not liberal. Looks like you two are on the same page.


Well .. let me re-phrase it... I am A Very Far-left / Liberal Person .. and i think this is BS .. whoever made that decision is Stupid ..

i don't understand why you Right-wings have to blame The Left for it ??

You my friend deserve a place in the "stupid people" thread for making such ignorant remarks ..


Before you wade in, ever even lived anywhere near Berkeley? If not, don't embarrass yourself trying to defend a well-known bastion of liberalism when you don't know anything about it.

I used to live across the Bay from Berkeley. My favorite "Berkeley-ism" is the one where firemen were forced to remove the American flag from their fire engine before driving in a parade there. The "reasoning" was that it would keep the anti-war people from attacking the fire engine.

Oxymoron alert! Anti-war people attacking anything????

And so you see what Berkeley is all about. And it is dominated by liberals ...

And remember, this is just up the road from the people that tried to make "ebonics" a recognized language in the schools, just like Spanish and French.

[edit on 1/8/2010 by centurion1211]



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 01:04 AM
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that's what i said - spare the rod, spoil the child....



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 02:13 AM
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I won't wade in here and make MY position known, for it would be too obvious.

Anyone saying this is not the totalitarianisitic agenda of the liberal/left wing/pc brigade, really need to look at what your side's wacko's are spewing.

I am one of the conservative/right wing/anti-pc brigade and we have our wacko's.

So do not tell me your side does not have wacko's.

How about that labeling and boxing statement?



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 02:32 AM
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In a word, no.

I don't see how you got that I want to dumb down cirriculum out of that. I think we may as well be teaching kids it's good to be illiterate the way our education system currently operates. The school systems wouldn't be "required" to do anything because there'd be competition between them.

This is a "perfect world" system however. Because in a perfect world schools would vie for parent's money by being more well suited to educate, being more profesional, being BETTER. I'm not sure that's what would happen though.

It works in theory.


Also, don't relate everything to religion it makes you look crazy.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 05:18 AM
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''''''''white students are doing far better than the state average while black and Latino students are doing worse''''''''

LOL! I can't wait to see the New NBA with all the 5'9'' fat white guys playing center. It is the only correct thing to do. Those black kids have been monopolizing basketball far too long!

I've got to start rapping. I swear before I die I have to make a #1 rap album.

And tacos are racist. To preach that one race of people can lay claim to tacos is just wrong. I must, before I die, open a Taco Bell franchise and prove you all wrong.


[edit on 8-1-2010 by Cabaret Voltaire]



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 07:50 AM
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This is pretty much their only option to level the playing field. This isn't as simple as blacks and latinos getting bad grades. It all stems from social status, economic status and moral standards.

So the alternative would be to bring the blacks and latinos up to the level of the whites economically and that would take years and billions maybe trillions.

While I do disagree with the removing of the classes I'm not sure what other options they had based on their goals.

Maybe the real issue is that how you live is somewhat base on who and what you know.

Maybe their should be base standard for living. (ex. roof, food) And as you become more socially viable more toys. (ex. car, cpu) And I'm a firm believer in population control. Kids should only be had when their standard of life will be acceptable.

Otherwise you get threads like these.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:12 AM
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I have only read the opening post.I am shocked to believe that teaching
science is considered, a whites only,subject.Political correctness has gone
over a line that should not have been crossed,or even thought of, in this day and age.
If it hadn't been for a BLACKMAN in the 1800's,how many people would
have had PEANUT BUTTER fudge this past christmas?



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 08:16 AM
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People are getting wiser.. more in touch with nature and God, but there are these.. jeeze.. I just can't believe some people some times. lol



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 10:02 AM
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Originally posted by heyo
What's next?
Getting rid of math cause it's too Asian?
The problem with insanely PC people like this is the heir of invincibility they seem to have. They are themselves, so racist, that they believe that white people will succeed no matter how many times they are punished for their success.
They believe they are the caretakers of other races, always there to give, no matter what affect it has.
PC has destroyed everything from family to economic values. I wonder when the culmination of all these actions is going to hit them.

And wtf does "too white" mean, anyways?


Wow. Do you guys analyze anything? How about this -
First, this "Liberal" twist - Liberals (real ones anyway) safeguard civil liberties, not make policy. This was your new programing catch phrase from your real handlers for this reason only - TPTB want White People on the defensive and they need to give Minorities a reason to hate white people so you can have your up coming civil war. You are not in-fighting enough for TPTB to make money off of you so they can cull the populations down to their reasonable 10%.
They want you to fight so they are making up excuses for you and spoon feeding you so you can jump at the appropriate time.
Gullible? How about all of you who don't see that you are being prompted by instigation to hate? That IS the dumb down theory in action people. Learn the method behind it first.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 10:57 AM
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Before you wade in, ever even lived anywhere near Berkeley? If not, don't embarrass yourself trying to defend a well-known bastion of liberalism when you don't know anything about it.

I used to live across the Bay from Berkeley. My favorite "Berkeley-ism" is the one where firemen were forced to remove the American flag from their fire engine before driving in a parade there. The "reasoning" was that it would keep the anti-war people from attacking the fire engine.

Oxymoron alert! Anti-war people attacking anything????

And so you see what Berkeley is all about. And it is dominated by liberals ...

And remember, this is just up the road from the people that tried to make "ebonics" a recognized language in the schools, just like Spanish and French.

[edit on 1/8/2010 by centurion1211]

Boy, here we go. That was as bad a statement as Palin's 'I see Russia from here' statement she used to prove she can handle international politics.
Anti-war groups have people in them that are stupid enough to use violence to make a point.
Anti-abortionist who are suppose to love life kill doctors!
Animal rights people throwing blood?
Need more examples?
Here's food for thought:
Have you ever considered the fact that you are the communist in our country? Seems to me that all "Liberal Haters" only want White Males to vote, have jobs and go to school and learn what they think should be learned. Before the Bill of Rights, not even white women could vote or have a voice in government. Jim Crow allowed for any white who felt slighted to get away with murder by lynching (a black person who accidentally walked in a white person's shadow could be lynched - how's that for dumb down!). So I guess you feel those laws worked best for you? Berkley was about tearing those social injustice laws down and if you were in favor of those laws then that makes you a White Male Communist American who feels the only person that has rights is a White Male in this country. And if everyone is a White Male in this country, isn't that the very essence of Communism?
Wake up, that was part of the dumb down!
Now let's get real -
They don't want analytical thinkers anymore. People who are chemist, botanist and the like can prove that the military industrial complex are actually doing what we though only people like Sadam would do - experiment, assassinate and manipulate their own people! They don't want someone from a HS figuring out that there are poisons and nanites in vaccines, for example. So they make sure you argue about dumb, insignificant stuff so they can make you stupid by default. Also they don't want a middle class, not even a white middle class, so why not make you argue about stupid things so that by the time their agenda is completely exposed, it's too late & you are tagged and either shipped to the retraining or extermination camps. This is why you are now calling Liberals bad - because the Elite don't want you to have rights so they allow you to believe their spin on what rights were and who fights for them. No, they just want Whites paranoid and fighting for anything. Let's face facts, the biggest genocides occur when white males feel threatened. This is why those catch phrases keep coming up - because there is no reason in a battle cry, just a rallying of the troops for death - that's all.
So spare me the 'I live across the street so I know' mentality - it is meaningless, especially when you push the dumb down.
Now go fight for your NWO handlers.

[edit on 8-1-2010 by DaWhiz]



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 11:48 AM
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You know what? Finally SOMEONE that ACTUALLY read the damn article
and bothered to look into it.

Minus a few posts all of the responses on this thread are from a group of people that don't think critically. Hell, i read the source and the responses for that article on that site and they are just as ignorant as most of the posts on this thread.

Just the LAB is being dropped not the class. And the lab is being dropped to divert those resources to the minorities that are lagging behind. When i was in high school i didn't have a lab, just a science class.

So excuse me while i give Berkley some dap for actually addressing an issue rather than doing what white Americans tend to do and think it's all good because kid because their kid doing well and isn't affected by this issue.

Jeez, from the responses on this thread if it was up to you, i'd still be pickin cotton waitin' fo tha massa ta tell me i ain't gotta work no mo' t'day



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:14 PM
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Someone that "get's" it! I'd give you an applause if i could, heh. Now let's break it down...



Seems to me that all "Liberal Haters" only want White Males to vote, have jobs and go to school and learn what they think should be learned.


I get the same vibe dun. Whenever someone tries to write the wrong of the past, or help an emprovished group folks climb out the woodworks like roaches when the lights come on because they feel like such love isn't needed. Reminds me of when my forefathers and mothers were marching equal rights (civil right marches was 50 years ago) white American thought they were asking for too much too fast.



Before the Bill of Rights, not even white women could vote or have a voice in government. Jim Crow allowed for any white who felt slighted to get away with murder by lynching (a black person who accidentally walked in a white person's shadow could be lynched - how's that for dumb down!).


Actually, Jim Crow was about segregation. Back in the day white folks didn't want to be the same area code as black folks so the supreme court ruled that "separate is equal". You should read about the terrorism black americans had to go through in the fight for equal freedom.



Berkley was about tearing those social injustice laws down and if you were in favor of those laws then that makes you a White Male Communist American who feels the only person that has rights is a White Male in this country.


I don't agree with that white communist part but Berkley IS trying to address some social injustices that the cowards in the government refused to look at.




They don't want analytical thinkers anymore. People who are chemist, botanist and the like can prove that the military industrial complex are actually doing what we though only people like Sadam would do - experiment, assassinate and manipulate their own people! They don't want someone from a HS figuring out that there are poisons and nanites in vaccines, for example. So they make sure you argue about dumb, insignificant stuff so they can make you stupid by default.


Basically. Nuff said.




Also they don't want a middle class, not even a white middle class, so why not make you argue about stupid things so that by the time their agenda is completely exposed, it's too late & you are tagged and either shipped to the retraining or extermination camps. This is why you are now calling Liberals bad - because the Elite don't want you to have rights so they allow you to believe their spin on what rights were and who fights for them. No, they just want Whites paranoid and fighting for anything. Let's face facts, the biggest genocides occur when white males feel threatened. This is why those catch phrases keep coming up - because there is no reason in a battle cry, just a rallying of the troops for death - that's all.


Once again...Basically! While we are ALL fighting for scraps from the table, those elitists are busy gorging themselves. I pose the question again, anyone bothered to read the article? Because they are dropping the lab not the class.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:50 PM
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I pose the question again, anyone bothered to read the article? Because they are dropping the lab not the class.


that doesn't change the fact that some retards want to turn a class that a few learn from into a bobo marathon. given the content won't change ... yet ...

some people should drop out or go to vocational school and get a trade. something for everyone but not everyone for the same thing.

and again it is a liberal idea to lower the standard and give people who don't want to work for it a better chance.

[edit on 8-1-2010 by notsympl]



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 12:58 PM
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that doesn't change the fact that some retards want to turn a class that a few learn from into a bobo marathon.


*sigh* Having an intelligent conversation on this site can be...difficult. You didn't bother to read the article nor think for yourself or think critically (i'm starting to sound like EMPIRE now, hehe
).

Your statement is wrong on all levels starting with "that".

[edit on 8-1-2010 by cenpuppie]



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 01:20 PM
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I can't believe you're actually defending these idiots.

The fact is they came right out and said they were getting rid of the labs because they were "too white". That's the definition of idiocy.

They could have said they thought the money could be used better elsewhere and left it at that and there would be no problem. The fact they turned this into a racial thing is where the idiocy comes in.

If someone were to eliminate a basketball program because it was "too black" you would jump all over them and rightfully so.

Just because it's reverse racism doesn't make it right.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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What if this has nothing at all to do with quality of education?


I'm a school teacher in the US. I work in a school that is considered high poverty. We have approximately 45% white students, 40% black, 10% Hispanic, and the rest are bi-racial.

I have a somewhat different perspective. You want to really fix education in America? Then cough up the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!

I have a master's degree, have worked at my job for over ten years, and on my salary I barely miss the qualification for food stamps. My school is so strapped for cash that we no longer have soap in the students' bathrooms! And every year I spend at least $500 of my own money buying basic supplies for my students....paper, pencils, crayons, notebooks.

Our schools are underfunded, and I can't even say that enough. Added to that burden, in these tough economic times of budget cuts, education does get slashed. I know in the state of NC last year, the governor actually withheld the equivalent of 10 hours worth of pay from our paychecks to help with the fiscal crisis. Right now we are facing even more budget cuts.

When this happens, you look at your programs and try to cut where it will hurt the least. Perhaps this school is facing something similar, and decided since the labs seemed to benefit mostly 'white' students, they should cut there. Not saying I agree with this, mind; in fact, I think its a horrible idea myself.

I'm a teacher because I choose to be. I left a high-paying job in the medical industry to become a teacher and fulfill a lifelong dream. I do enjoy my job and working with children. But I can assure you, the highly success-driven folks who we need as teachers won't consider the position because teachers make very little money.

Okay, gotta breathe. Sorry for ranting and raving, but (as you can see) this is a subject that is near and dear to my heart.



posted on Jan, 8 2010 @ 02:46 PM
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I can't believe you're actually defending these idiots.


Why? Because i agree with them? What would you do? Just ignore the growing gap? It wasn't said in the right way, race never should have been mentioned, but heck, whatcha gonna do eh? Just tell those kids to study harder and longer? Why don't we just come right out and tell them that because we don't want to offend anyone, were just gonna let them fall off the map. Sorry minorities, but since the white kids are doing fine (and because they want to keep their labs) and since you guys are trailing behind it shows us that you are the problem and not the school system! They are diverting the resources from the lab to help their students...who happen to be minorities.



They could have said they thought the money could be used better elsewhere and left it at that and there would be no problem. The fact they turned this into a racial thing is where the idiocy comes in.


I agree with that and shame on them for tossing it in. However, in this country you'd be surprised at how much race matters when it comes to certain things.



If someone were to eliminate a basketball program because it was "too black" you would jump all over them and rightfully so.


No i wouldn't. I'd disagree but i wouldn't jump on them, why? Simple. Because some facets have been deemed "too black" and towns and municipalities have sot out to ban them. Like the NFL wanted to institute a policy to get rid of long hair (all of those white guys with there hair hanging over their jersey, the travesty!) or that city or town (i forgot which) that banned sagging jeans. So yea, i know it's like to have a part of my culture targeted because it isn't considered "American" by the majority.




Just because it's reverse racism doesn't make it right.


Racism is racism. And once again, what's the problem with Berkley helping their failing students, who are minorities, by cutting a LAB, that seems to be benefiting one group? Folks in America are hot about affirmative action and that it gives benefits to a group of people, minorities. So we have a science LAB that seems to benefit only one group of people and folks are pissed cuz it's getting cut...talk about hypocrites because it's the same thing.

[edit on 8-1-2010 by cenpuppie]



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