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Originally posted by bsbray11
Last I heard downtown Houston has something like 90% black population, so Houston could probably have an all-black spelling bee without even really trying.
I'm still not really sure what to think of this though.
"Most children that make it to the level to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, are either homeschooled or attend private school," says Terrell. "They have more access to one-on-one training than children in public or inner city schools."
we'll say listen we know you can't beat those Indian kids and those Chinese kids," says Berry. "So we'll make sure a black kid will win, we'll just have a black spelling bee where only black kids can play."
In the ruling on segregation, the unsuspecting nation might have witnessed a trial-balloon. A relatively safe one, since it is sectional and on a matter not likely to arouse other sections of the nation to support of the South. If it goes off fairly well, a precedent has been established. Govt by fiat can replace the constitution. You don’t have to credit me with too much intelligence and penetration, just so you watch carefully and think.
Meanwhile, personally, I am not delighted. I am not persuaded and elevated by the white mare technique. Negro schools in the sate are in very good shape and on the improve. We are fortunate in having Dr. D.E. Williams as head and driving force of Negro instruction. Dr. Williams is relentless in his drive to improve both physical equipment and teacher-quality. He has accomplished wonders in the 20 years past and it is to be expected that he will double that in the future.
Originally posted by pplrnuts
Look, facts are facts... under normal circumstances, these students would be nonexistent in such a competition due to the likes of Asian and Caucasian students who excel WAY beyond them in the realm of academic contests.
Honestly, they wouldnt have the chance to do this if up against Asian and Caucasian students, so why not just limit the contestants to themselves sort of like the Special Olympics?
Hopefully they try to keep out the Ebonics BS though as that is just complete foolishness.edit on 14-3-2011 by pplrnuts because: (no reason given)