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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Nmaginate ·
BULLSHIT!!! If his concern was "Black People", primary or otherwise, then he would be much more apt to GET HIS FACTS STRAIGHT!!! RHETORIC ain't shit! That old tired line, "My primary concern is Black people"... ain't shit! Neither one of you can just claim that shit and it will be, just because you say it. That stuff is demonstrated by the degree of concern you and Waymon have for dealing with FACTS!It is possible for you to find better ways of trying to illustrate your points instead of the...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Nmaginate ·
I'll repeat it one more time, CON-Feed, then I'll ask for your response: ************************************************************************** Investigations of behavior, race, and discipline have yet to provide evidence that African American students misbehave at a significantly higher rate. Studies have failed to find racial disparities in misbehavior sufficient to account for the typically wide racial differences in school punishment.
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Empty Purnata ·
Don't you know? Didn't you get the memo? It's only DEMOCRACY if Republicans or right-wing people who support American corporate/social interest are elected. If anyone else is elected, it's Liberal/Socialist/Communist/Progressive Tyranny or Pro-Terrorism. Duh, everyone knows that. Only Republicans and right-wingers know what's best for people.
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Re: A Narrow View of Black Women

MidLifeMan ·
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Re: UBUNTU

Nmaginate ·
I think the pre-Civil Rights act idea makes a solid case. There is plenty of LIVING SURVIVORS and plenty of WELL DOCUMENTED internment-like practices that composed that bulk of American History, to say the least. I could say more, I guess, but, since you introduced the term UBUNTU via the Reparations group, I'd like to know what type of lessons from South Africa and its Truth & Reconciliation Commission or other precepts do you think we can draw on. Also, with respect to UBUNTU ,...
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Re: The name of our moon?

FireFly ·
WOW... there are lots of indigenous Australian names for the moon, depending on the region and the concept of 'moon' - whether it's a moon, or a symbol of a crescent shape, or the symbol of a month. I know this is an African American site, but I thought you might be interested. Indigenous Australians developed star navigation systems way back - probably before anyone else on the planet... so I guess that explains it. I could have just posted a short list, but what the heck... here are all...
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Re: Your house is burning...!!!!

FireFly ·
that's a tough one! I love books and I tend to keep them because they become part of me and where I've journeyed. Depending on which room I'm in, it would be between a copy of The Happy Prince , by Oscar Wilde, that my aunty gave me as a child - precious stories and precious gift from someone very special. Or, Native Nations, by Edward S. Curtin. To cut a long story short, he was a photographer in the 1800s and set about compiling a 12 volume set of books detailing and recording...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
I actually "stole it" from another chat board. A particular member was making use of it as Noah the African could tell you. I first saw the picture and was touched by the POWER and the SYMBOLISM of it. It is a picture of (I assume) an innocent African child who is hungry and unprotected. The vulture in the background doesn't care about his race, global politics or any violation of the human rights of this child. To the hungry vulture this HUMAN is nothing but a PIECE OF MEAT that might fill...
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Re: Jamie Foxx Music Special Controversy on NBC

Kevin41 ·
Debunking Urban Myths: NBC Didn't Diss Jamie Foxx By Yoji Cole -------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2005 DiversityInc.com January 25, 2006 "Jamie Foxx Unpredictable," a television concert in which the actor/singer attempts to parlay his Oscar success into R&B success tonight on NBC, did not hit the stage without some controversy. An e-mail string, sent randomly throughout the Internet world, claimed NBC was not properly promoting the show, set to...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
MBM: I have DETAILED to you the great suffering that is taking place as a result of the Tsunami in Indonesia and the Earthquake in Pakistan. While you, being American-centric in your concerns can only talk able the grieving Americans who did lose around 1,000 individuals in their natural disaster with the rest of the evacuees being put up in hotels, houses and trailers at government expense.......... the little boy in the photo has no such protection. The people in Pakistan are going to see...
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Re: CF ... Be a dear and please explain ...

MBM ·
Yada yada yada - tell that to the families of the 1,327 people who died as a result of the storm! You can wax poetic all night long about relative this and relative that. That means nothing to folks who lost loved ones. What happened anywhere else in the world is absolutely immaterial to their loss. Is that too difficult for you to grasp?
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

FireFly ·
that's mad! excellent! ok, I'll be going mid Feb, and although I know that Oahu island is the most built up and commercialised, due to budget and time, I will probably spend most the week there... I have a few questions, so can I get back to you in a day or so? I hear the North Shore is very natural and green and worth driving to??? I'm disappointed the big surfing contest is in March coz my boo is a bit of a surfer. Two questions please - safe natural beaches to swim at, and also I would...
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Re: Anyone been to Hawaii?

Black Viking ·
Sure, get back to me whenever. Beaches are easy. The North Shore is beautiful and worth seeing, but the turbulent waters are better suited for surfing than swimming. I wouldn't suggest swimming on the North Shore, it's dangerous. If you're into sunsets, the best place to watch is Makakilo Beach. For swimming I prefer Magic Island. It's a cove (not actually a separate island despite the name) in Ala Moana Beach Park. There is a large rock wall that acts as a wave break and makes swimming...
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Re: Al-Zawahri Mocks Bush Over Terrorism War

Black Viking ·
He'll do what he's always done, with exactly the same results. If there was anything I could do to keep him from botching this thing any further I would. He should be impeached and put on trial for treason. Lucky for him I'm not in charge. Typical terrorist. Offer conditional truce but fail to specify the conditions. Official U.S. policy is that we don't negotiate with terrorists. The reality is that we don't negotiate with anyone . Why does Al-Qaida even bother with this nonesense? Please...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

MBM ·
IMO I would say someone who seeks personal gain at the expense of the group. I think its more than just 'trying to get theirs'. The key piece is doing so "at the expense of the group". Becuase she has sought out personal gain at the expense of the group. She has endeared herself with white conservatives (which in and of itself is contrary to the interests of African America), while also saying things to minimize the stature of the 'black struggle'. Rumsfeld and Cheney might be sell-outs, but...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

sunnubian ·
MBM clearly defined without room for any confusion what a sellout is when he states: "someone who seeks personal gain at the expense of the group." There is nothing more or nothing less to it. Neo-con Blacks are sellouts to African America. Neo-con hispanics are sellouts to Hispanic America, Neo-con poor whites are sellouts to poor white America, Neo-con women are sellouts to American women in general, and with the politics and antics of this administration of neo-cons, the Bush...
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Re: What is a Sellout?

sunnubian ·
________________________________________________ No, it has nothing to do with defining what a Black person should should think or do, but it has more to do with what a Black person should not do to hurt ALL or the majority of Black in the process of doing a particular thing. Just like Honestbrother's mention of a 'racial appeaser' would not fit the description of a sellout, but rather a description of basically merely an ass kisser, because being an ass kisser doesn't always or...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Yemaya ·
The issue that I have is our country is in trouble with the economy. Underemployment is up as well as the chronically unemployed. Neither of these groups are being counted in unemployment statistics. If you don't file for unemployment, you are also not counted in unemployment statistics. Gasoline is almost $3 a gallon in some places, home heating costs have gone through the roof, which has made things from electricity and goods more costly. So the economic outlook of the common man is bleak.
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
It is SIMPLY AMAZING TO ME that the very same people who CHEERLEAD for Hugo Chavez, Castro and Mugabe AGAINST the United States are now BYTCHING about the economic state of THEIR COUNTRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *This country who's LAND IS STOLEN. *This country who's wage rates were estabished via IMPERIALISM where it suppressed the development of other nations so that it's core industries (steel, manufacturing, mining) could be built up. *This country which made use of PROTECTIONIST trade policies...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

HonestBrother ·
Will wonders ever cease? He's seen the light
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Re: Ford, black leaders at odds over Alito

James Wesley Chester ·
Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP's Washington bureau, was less understanding. "It is surprising to us that Harold Ford, who has had such a distinguished record on civil rights, would not get in line." He added: "It is deeply concerning to us that he would take a stance like that that is so important to the African-American community and to other communities of color."---article Shelton, the director of the NAACP's Washington bureau, said that the Democratic congressman could make a...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
"Now Buck. Why you complainin. Massa feeds us. Massa give us dese good clothes. He even let us sleep in on christmas. Why you gonna go complainin. It betta den bein treated like da white folk. Sho dey kin come n go as dey pleez. Sho dey kin be dumb as a rock an still git along. But wez jus gotta werk on ourselfs an let Massa be."
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Huey ·
Damn, that Uncle Ruckus is something else.
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Re: The Cost Of Slavery Was High. But Who Will Pay For It?

James Wesley Chester ·
A continuing discussion on reparations is good when it is generated among African American-Americans. It should be good when any American discusses the subject, and I suppose it is. I do not have much interest in the opinion of European-Americans on the subject, however. That is primarily because I do not perceive their opinion being important to my conclusion. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Rowe ·
I kind of resent the fact that African-Americans (on an African-American discussion board) cannot contribute any critical comments about our government without someone accusing us of excessive reliance and dependency, on the government. I viewed Bush's State of the Union address on television yesterday. And as expected, his only objective was to emphasize to the public his reasons for why he refuses to backdown from his mission. Throughout his speech, all that I kept hearing was "I'm the...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Major ... What/Where is the NBA's equivalent to an SAT? But, yeah... A guy with no B-Ball skills should get paid on GP just like an electrician or plumber should. Or better yet, a guy with no musical talent receiving an American Music Award for clangin' on a keyboard like a three year old. Somehow, somewhere this NBA stuff has to make some kind of sense. As for your personal story... KEY PHRASE: "Later in life..."And that's happened everywhere at all times, etc., etc. Hell, no doubt, people...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MidLifeMan ·
You have to ask what we/they/us/you/I think freedom really is? From OUR prospective we live under the illusion of freedom. This song represents my new found definition of freedom and the definition that is used by White men: "You are only as free as your ability to MAINTIAN and PROTECT your freedom. If you can't do this then you are not truley free." Which is why they are big on the "right to bare arms". That is why 9/11 was such a jolt to their system. They KNEW they couldn't be touched.
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Re: Ford, black leaders at odds over Alito

Kevin41 ·
NAACP chairman compares GOP to Nazis Bond delivers blistering partisan speech in North Carolina -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 p.m. Eastern © 2006 WorldNetDaily.com Julian Bond Civil rights activist and NAACP Chairman Julian Bond delivered a blistering partisan speech at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina last night, equating the Republican Party with the Nazi Party and characterizing Secretary of...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Frenchy, there are country music fans and musicians, no doubt, who are Anti-War. There are, I'm sure, plenty of patriotic people whom the song doesn't resonate with both because of the genre and the way the song is written. The themes in it resonate with certain people. I'm sure there are plenty of Black people who are "patriotic" who just can't get with the way the song is communicated. They could remix it, put in their preferred musical genres and the words just won't resonate. Those...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
Nmaginate , what are you talking about? I did not say that everyone who likes country music likes this song and I did not say that every patriot likes this song. Clearly, whether or not someone likes a particular piece of music is dependent on a lot of different variables. You asked me for the genre of the song and who it would resonate with. I don't respond to obvious trolls. I think it's a huge waste of time. Furthermore, I'm not running any one-woman smackdown patrol. I contribute where...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

HeruStar ·
oooh... oooh.... {raises hand} I found something to be 'grateful' for... I'm grateful for America being an African America. We provide the trends, the entertainment, the culture, even the basis of what is called civilization is African. We are the true progenitors, and ambassadors of what is called an American culture. I'm proud of how we are MINORITIES, that represent so much of what's AMERICAN. The 'hick' culture is hardly emulated by anyone abroad. As a matter of fact they hide in...
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Re: Sean Puffy party...it seems that sean john makes perfume now

Yemaya ·
I thought that it was a cologne?? And what is the website that you got those photos from RadioRaheem? Is it the celeb gossip site that profiles mostly African-American celebs? If so, please post the URL here. Thanks.
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

James Wesley Chester ·
I felt guilty. I started thinking, 'Not another one.' by the time I got to 'alcohol myopia' I was thinking, 'What self-serving, academic bull shit.' How dare someone offer this crap as a 'worthy endeavor'. Here is a PhD who has decided that the significant behavioral study for African American teenage males is how stereotypes can influence 'intellectual performance'. I had notice the name, Steele, but I thought, 'Naw'. Such intellectual bullshit!!!!!!!!!111 PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Rowe ·
The Second Slave Era 2006: The Dismantling Of the African Mind One of the things that lead me to the education profession was my experience as a job-seeker. Whenever I attended job fairs, I noticed majority of the students applying for the higher-paying positions in fields that have the greatest impact on our world (i.e., computer science, engineering, technology, agriculture, biology, and natural sciences) were Whites, Asians, and foreign students from India. The Black students, however,...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
A comrade remembers Griffin's fight for equality By ROB BORSELLINO REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published on 2/10/2000 Word came down Tuesday that Edna Griffin was dead, and that got John Bibbs thinking. His mind wandered back to the summer of '48. He was 22, four years out of Tech High School and just back from the Navy, an experience he remembers as highly racist. "I was called nigger and everything else. I got five days in the brig for speaking up about that." Back in Des Moines, Bibbs...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin, 1909-2000 'It was not hard for me to stand up' By DANA BOONE REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published on 2/9/2000 Edna Griffin, an Iowa civil-rights pioneer, died Tuesday morning at the Ramsey Home in Des Moines. Griffin, 90, is best known for her fight in 1948 against Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines, which refused to serve blacks at its lunch counter. Griffin staged sit-ins, picketed in front of the store and filed charges against the store's owner, Maurice Katz. He...
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Huey ·
Rowe, is there a way to destroy anti-intellectualism in American schoolchildren, and in black schoolchildren in particular? One of my co-workers once said to me that "college isn't for everybody," and I replied, "Jail isn't for everybody either, but a bunch of us end up there." Maybe college isn't for everybody, but I do think that a large number of black children who believe that have no idea how intelligent they are and are just discouraged to find out, whether by peer pressure or by the...
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Re: Rank The Terms

ricardomath ·
OK, here is my ranking, as a white guy and a Person of Substance ... 1. Black 2. African American Actually, a decade ago, before I met my wife, I would have reversed #1 and #2. 3. African Likely to cause confusion, however. But the resulting discussion to clear up the confusion may well be bennifitial and educational. 4. Person of Color 5. Minority Broader and more appropiate in a context where one wishes to identify more broadly. "Minority" is somewhat problematic, however. For example, by...
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Re: Rank The Terms

umbrarchist ·
Black-------------Short, to the point, Anglo-Saxon Spade-------------You left this out, my handle used to be Knave of Spades Spook-------------I hear this so rarely it is more funny than anything else African-----------A White person born and raised in Africa should know more about Africa than I do Colored-----------Same as people of color with fewer syllables Negro-------------Only KneeGrows try to use this as an insult now Minority----------Meaningless White perspective. They are just...
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Re: Rank The Terms

Nmaginate ·
African African American Black [[[[big gulf]]] 'Of Color' - as in "people of color" Minority Negro [[[[bigger gulf]]] Colored [[[[biggest gulf]]] Coon Nigger Spook ________________________________ EDIT: MBM, you are a genuis!!!
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

Nmaginate ·
One thing to note, though, is how markedly different African-Americans are regarded when compared to Jews and Japanese-Americans. Though made out of fear or other such emotions, they are hardly misplaced. There is plenty of reasons to have those "fears"/emotions. They just don't make logical sense because, legally, there really is no reason to believe that it would go down that way (i.e. written in statutes), regardless of animosity Whites, even White legislators, etc. may hold. In even...
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Re: Rank The Terms

James Wesley Chester ·
African American African Minority Black Colored Negro 'Of Color' - as in "people of color" FIGHTING WORDS Nigger Coon Spook PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: Rank The Terms

EbonyRose ·
1. Black 2. African American 3. Negro 4. 'Of Color' - as in "people of color" 5. Minority 6. Colored 7. African And, I'm sorry ... but these three simply don't make any kind of meaningful list and all are as offensive as the other, so you can make them 8, 9, 10 in any order you wish!! Spook Coon Nigger
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

Nmaginate ·
I would and could... But that would require some conditions no Charles Krauthammer or any such "Grand Compromise" ever accounted for. Yes, it would require a reworking of the Power Relationships and Arrangements that would afford African-Americans relative Political Autonomy (see the Iraqi Democratic Model or the Native American ~ U.S. Gov't government-to-government arrangement) and move towards Ideal Reparations.
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Re: Rank The Terms

ma'am ·
It's according to for who. If we are referring to me. . . Black Negro - Controversial, sure. But I find this term empowering. It reminds me of the Renaissance and progressive Black organizations. People of color - Very useful term Minority - Useful, although weird to use. Especially when referring to people in places where POC are majorities African American Colored - Antiquated, yet, eh African Nigger, coon, spook and all other offensive epithets don't belong on my list If I were African...
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Re: Rank The Terms

kresge ·
African American Black African 'of Color' Minority Negro Colored Spook Nigger Coon
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Re: Claude Steele Discusses How Group Stereotypes Can Influence Intellectual Performance

Rowe ·
I've only given a brief description of Dr. Steele's research. His research is much more complex than what's been discussed here. However, keep in mind that Dr. Steeele is a social psychologist. His work has been heavily influenced by scholars such as Kenneth Clarke, Jonathan Kozol, Amin Maalouf, and Daryl Scott, author of Contempt and Pity (1997). He has also co-written a book with Dr. Asa Hillard entitled Young, Gifted, and Black: Promoting High Achievement Among African American Students...
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