Analysis by LettersToTheBeast
Many Central Florida students returning to the classroom this semester will have to come to grips with the fact that their learning experience may not be the same as some of their peers.
Racial disparities show up in several ways in the academic setting, whether it be Black students receiving harsher punishments than that white counterparts, being less likely to be recommended for gifted programs or in some cases, they can be the victims of microaggressions that put a spotlight on their educator’s implicit bias.
Orlando’s most liberal, and thus lowest-rated television newsroom continues to stir the pot and foment a race war as Joe Biden and the Democrats collapse in support. And, “microaggressions?” Seriously?
They have adopted the Associated Press’s demand to capitalize the “b” in “black” while keeping the “w” in “white” lower case. Just to remind everybody how virtuous they really are.
With regard to blacks “being less likely to be recommended for gifted programs…” they might start by adopting standard American English, not ghetto ebonics. Unfortunately, with the “mayor” of Orange County, Jerry Demings, and his congress critter wife, Val, held up as role models, it’s a tough sell given their own challenges with the English language.
Both these incidents happened in Orange County, where federally reported civil rights data from 2015, the most recent year available, shows that 53% of students who were expelled were Black , even though Black students only make up 26.5% of the district’s population.
Other statistics from that report include: Black students received 48.7% of in-school suspensions, 52.9% of out-of-school suspensions and 44% of referrals to law enforcement; Black students missed 39,819 days of school due to being suspended compared to the 6,731 days white students missed and 53% of students who were expelled were Black.
Your humble correspondent recommends black parents, or even the youts themselves, turn off the gangster rap for just a moment and check out Bill Cosby’s Pound Cake speeches.
But these people, the ones up here in the balcony fought so hard. Looking at the incarcerated, these are not political criminals. These are people going around stealing Coca-Cola. People getting shot in the back of the head over a piece of pound cake! And then we all run out and are outraged, ‘The cops shouldn’t have shot him.’ What the hell was he doing with the pound cake in his hand? I wanted a piece of pound cake just as bad as anybody else, and I looked at it and I had no money. And something called parenting said, ‘If you get caught with it you’re going to embarrass your mother.’ Not ‘You’re going to get your butt kicked.’ No. ‘You’re going to embarrass your family.’
In the neighborhood that most of us grew up in, parenting is not going on. In the old days, you couldn’t hooky school because every drawn shade was an eye. And before your mother got off the bus and to the house, she knew exactly where you had gone, who had gone into the house, and where you got on whatever you had on and where you got it from. Parents don’t know that today.
When you want to clear your neighborhood out, first thing you do is go get the black Muslims, bean pies and all. And your neighborhood is then clear.
The police can’t do it.
I’m telling you Christians, what’s wrong with you? Why can’t you hit the streets? Why can’t you clean it out yourselves?
We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don’t know a damned thing about Africa. With names like Shaniqua, Shaligua, Mohammed and all that crap and all of them are in jail.
It is worth noting that Cosby “got into trouble” with decades-old allegations not long after making those speeches.
Whether you believe or disbelieve the legal charges, he was absolutely correct about the subject matter of black personal responsibility.
Keep in mind that the numbers provided by the Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection do not provide explanations as to why students were disciplined.
Well, you know, that’s kind of an important detail, isn’t it?
It isn’t a highly-publicized fact, but the only reason that Trayvon Martin was up in the Orlando area (Sanford) and not back home in Miami is because he was kicked out of school.
Those numbers show that on average across Orange County for the 2018-2019 academic year, the graduation rate for Black students was 71%, 81.5% for white students, 78.7% for Hispanic or Latino students, 97.9% for Asian students and 97.7% for biracial students.
This is not unique to Orlando or to Florida. This is a national problem. The education system is owned lock, stock and barrel by the teacher unions. It’s about time Florida, Texas or even Kansas broke up that monopoly and gave education back to the people. Put real people with real life experience in the classrooms.
Who would be better suited to handle a class full of gangbangers in training? A 20-something girl who just graduated from teacher college or a 25-year Marine combat veteran who has seen it all and done it all?
And on that subject, it’s time to un-retire the Board of Education.
In a recent Instagram post, Educators for Justice described some of the ways anti-Blackness shows up in the classroom. That includes educators acting more patient with white students, telling Black students they aren’t going to succeed in life and ignoring students of color when they say they’re being discriminated against.
Another reason to get real people in the classroom. Businessmen who have succeeded in life and are ill-inclined to hear the insufferable “racism” crutch.
That same post, embedded above, also provided solutions to make classrooms more equal. Some of those remedies are as simple as providing black and brown shades in art supplies so students feel their skin tones are being represented, teaching students about Black authors and scientists who they can look up to and setting high expectations for Black students and encouraging them to meet those expectations.
So why don’t the school districts hire authors and scientists to come into the classroom and impart their experience on a part-time basis?
As of September 1, 2020, 661 people have been killed by police. 242 of them white, only 123 of them black.
A&E as much as admitted a problem existed with black crime when it canceled its highly-rated “Live PD.” Most episodes of The First 48 feature black and hispanic murder victims and suspects. They also prominently feature black and hispanic detectives working to solve the case.
WKMG, its parent Graham Media (formerly The Washington Post) would be well advised to simmer down the race war they are trying to foment. It is a conflict they are not going to win. Unfortunately, here in Orlando, most crime happens in the “black” neighborhoods. Channel 6 does not report a lot of drive-by shootings in Doctor Philips and Winter Park. Pretending otherwise does not help anybody.
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