quote:Originally posted by UppityNegress:
Why is anyone who strives to leave a failing neighborhood or school considered "acting white"? I'm all for improving depressed Black areas, but sometimes there is just very little you can do in certain situations. Of course inner city Blac schools should be improved, but should a child be forced to remain in a substandard learning environment if a better one is available? What's that one kid going to do? And what's wrong with separating yourself from "ghetto Blacks"? By ghetto I mean the people intent on doing nothing with their lives except ruining it and then blaming everyone else, not the unfortunate underclass who are stuck in a bad environment due to lack of finances or education. Who in the world wants to associate with such negativity? I'm all for Black solidarity, but just because someone is my race doesn't mean I'm going to embrace them if they choose to persue a "ghetto" lifestyle.
I guess I can't really escape the fact that parents can't wait for some great miracle to happen that will improve the public schools, so they will look after their own kids interests and place them into better schools. But that is the short term. I don't think I have to tell you the long term result of such a program will do to the rest of the black communities, especially the kids left behind. I may be wrong, but do you notice how these voucher schemes are NEVER brought up in majority white school districts, let alone implemented? Why are black families falling for this crap?
However, you're not getting any arguments from me about the type of blacks who make life hard for themselves and other blacks. I just hope they aren't used as excuses to dismiss other truly unfortunate blacks caught in a bad situation.