posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:45 PM
reply to post by jjf3rd77
Ok, so this is just one of at least a few threads regarding this topic I've seen now, and it seems that not one of the posters, not the tabloid-style
foreign-owned sources (I.e. Fox News) even read the EO.
Personally, I don't like that "African American" was even mentioned in the EO, as the EO itself is incredibly racist, and does not address the
4same situation with Hispanics, Caucasians, or other races. This shouldn't have been race-based at all. Income-based? Sure. Situation-based (I.e. How
to better handle students with worthless trash for parents?) Absolutely!
I have a black friend (not my only one, this isn't the "my token black buddy" story), who obtained his PhD after years of financial support from
his parents, who raised him with a great sense of work ethic and self-worth. I have a white friend who is very intelligent, but had a real crappy
upbringing, going from alcoholic father, to divorced parents, to abusive stepfather, and from one crappy-neighborhood apartment to the next. He ended
up well below expectations, taking his 28 ACT score all the way to a part-time job fixing cars by age 40. He was in trouble repeatedly, getting
suspended from school, etc. So why wouldn't extra attention go to him, and instead be directed toward the wealthy black kid with the great parents?
That part confuses me, and I honestly thought this EO was completely made up anti-American discredit-the-president, neocon blather.
What I found was that the EO is real, and it fails by being about African-American students instead of being about "at-risk students" - writing it
that way would have included the necessary black students without excluding students of equal need of other races. However, what is not real is the
neocon fantasy that this EO is about increasing the levels of discipline for white students. If anyone can find where in the entire text of the EO it
indicates doing so - or punishing white students in any way, let me know. I'll send you $100. The link is below. I understand nobody who believes
such nonsense will bother reading the source before believing the forwarded emails or wherever it is they get these crazy ideas from, so maybe the
possibility of making $100 will get a few to remember their own education and learn how to do some elementary school research before repeating total
b.s. ad nauseum.