quote:Originally posted by Yemaya:
Like I was speaking to on the other "acting white" thread. This is a jedi mind trick. People are too eager to equate intelligence. The issue is not whether one is acting black or white. Its about what is percieved as being this way. We have to find out where this shift in our society came from? I say that this came after the Civil Rights Movement and we lost a large percentage of black educators.
Quite right, even though 40 percent of school children are people of color, 86 percent of the teachers are white and middle class.
But sometimes even when the teachers are black we still get denied. I remember this one cat I had for a teacher in Athens who spends every day in class telling us what a bunch of failures we rabbit-assed black kids are, how we're more innerested in jewry than in science. Well how about teaching us the damn subject instead of giving up on us? And they wonder why so many black kids give up on school, because they give up on us.