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Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by xuenchen
I remember reading that first quote but it didnt expand far enough to gather any info. Thanks for finding the second one. I missed that one and it seems more on par.
It does still seem vague but I can at least see their possible interpretation. I would need more info. Right now it does seem to be getting sensationalized compared to what the order actually states.
If it truly does mean what is being alleged then that is flat out wrong in my opinion. I just need more details.edit on 7/28/2012 by AshleyD because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by RealSpoke
reply to post by Tw0Sides
Well most inner-city schools are in a deficit and reduced all of their classes. Why are they in a deficit? Redlining, again banks created the ghettos.
So, yes, some money will help.
All of the books I had were 20+ years old and missing pages, there weren't enough desks.. student had to share desks or stand. Students had to share books, you couldn't take them home because there weren't enough. The ceiling tiles would routinely fall on students. Teachers couldn't give worksheets because the school didn't have enough paper. The classes were huge and difficult to mange because teacher lay offs. And I could go on and on.
Then I moved and went to a suburban school. I couldn't believe it was real, it was like I went to another country, literally.
Originally posted by namehere
Example: lets say ten blacks get punished for misbehavior, now say five whites misbehave but 10 get punished to make it "equal".
How can you not see an issue here and sit there criticizing others reading comprehension?
reply to post by AshleyD
"...this new Initiative's focus on improving all the sequential levels of education will produce a more effective educational continuum for all African American students."
While this is no doubt an honorable focus, I find it disheartening that the emphasis is on a single group of African American students as opposed to ALL American students. I think that if you work on improving schools for All students, possibly in ways I suggested before, you could improve everyone's education opportunities. As I also stated before, this order is a great example of what "social justice" looks like.
(3) The Initiative's Executive Director may establish subgroups of the Working Group to focus on different aspects of the educational system (such as early childhood education, K-12 education, higher education (including HBCUs and PBIs), career and technical education, adult education, or correctional education and reengagement) or educational challenges facing particular populations of African Americans (such as young men, disconnected or out-of-school youth, individuals with disabilities, children identified as gifted and talented, single-parent households, or adults already in the workforce).
(d) Administration. The Department shall provide funding and administrative support for the Initiative and the Working Group, to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations. To the extent permitted by law, other agencies and offices represented on the Working Group may detail personnel to the Initiative, to assist the Department in meeting the objectives of this order.
(e) Collaboration Among White House Initiatives. The Initiative may collaborate with the White House Initiatives on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, Educational Excellence for Hispanics, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders, and (consistent with section 3(c) of this order) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, whenever appropriate in light of their shared objectives.
(1) The Commission shall consist of not more than 25 members appointed by the President. The President shall designate one member of the Commission to serve as Chair. The Executive Director of the Initiative shall also serve as the Executive Director of the Commission and administer the work of the Commission. The Chair of the Commission shall work with the Executive Director to convene regular meetings of the Commission, determine its agenda, and direct its work, consistent with this order.
got any proof of this ??
Stricter slave codes emerged in Virginia after Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676, when wealthy planters decided to abolish indentured servitude and establish permanent slavery for Africans, fearing that class conflict would undermine their tobacco plantation holdings. They gradually eliminated the importation of indentured servants from England in favor of enslaved Africans.
Black slaves were prohibited from carrying firearms by a 1639 Virginia law, which prescribed 20 lashes for violations of the statute. There was one exception: with his master’s permission, a slave could bear firearms to defend against Indian raids
Maryland legalized slavery in 1663 and attempted to pass a law that would enslave free blacks and require that all blacks be slaves regardless of their mother’s status; in the following year, Maryland punished marriage between a white woman and a slave
A 1676 law prohibited free blacks from having white servants.
Virginia passed two acts in 1682 that combined Native Americans and Africans into one category as “negroes and other slaves.”
As early as 1630, laws regulating relations between whites and blacks appeared on the statute books, including such penalties as a whipping before an assembly of slaves for a white man who had sex with a black woman
Pennsylvania banned the importation of slaves in 1712. That same year New York prohibited blacks from owning property.
The Slave Power (often called the "Slaveocracy") was a term used in the United States ca. 1840-1865 to denounce the political power of the slaveholding class in the South. The argument was that this small group of rich men had seized political control of their own states and was trying to take over the national government in illegitimate fashion to use it to expand and protect slavery.
Originally posted by PvtHudson
His July 26 executive order established a government panel to promote “a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that result in disparate use of disciplinary tools.”
Originally posted by Vitruvian
and the WHITES are directly responsible because THEY THEMSELVES have also inherited the evil legacy of SLAVERY.............Its PAYBACK TIME like it or not.
I am white BTW and I am willing to face the responsibility for what has happened in America because of my inheritance – so its about time I faced up to that awful reality………..so might the rest of you smug whites.
edit on 28-7-2012 by Vitruvian because: editing
All well and good, but in all honestly, what do you want? The government to hand out checks to every African American?
now, identifying slave standards of one state hardly qualifies.
This country was routed in white supremacy
Originally posted by Honor93
reply to post by Kashai
in a philosophical discussion, i might tend to agree with you, however, reality has shown the opposite over the last 40yrs or so.
minority segments of the population have been specifically catered to in a variety of support programs aimed at improving education, sustenance and employment.
clearly, this isn't working so well. Obama would be a good example.
and, if we use Obama in this example, how was he treated so much more or less special as to have achieved the position of POTUS ??
unless, you are suggesting that we've bent over backwards sooooo far that the natural contraction is about to smack us upside the head.