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Re: “Racial gap persists in CHCCS schools

I know this is an old post.and I just came across it as I prepare to move my African American family from Austin to Chapel Hill..but really..are you serious?

Like the last poster stated not only are IQ tests culturally discriminatory, but have you thought that maybe just maybe these parents who you are so happy to blame don't have the same educational prowess as the white parents that you seem to hail and that the reason they don't have the same educational prowess is because of generation after generation of segregation? This "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" concept that many (white) people seem to constantly hold on to as a reason that African Americans still fail in areas like education, poverty etc is a lot of crap. They are trying just as hard as you but were not always afforded the same rights, education and ability to provide like you were for many many years. They don't have the funds to send there kids to summer camps and or spend time cultivating intellectual interests and as such rich kids probably learn more in the summer than the poor kids who dont have anything to do.

Austin is not much different than Chapel Hill in that a bunch of mildly intellectual snobs got together in a college town. They like varied music, art, wear sandals in the winter and actually believe that they are in a diverse community when they are only in a community of like minded individuals that moved away from the big cities to escape ....BLACK PEOPLE and the cultural stereotypes and inaccuracies that they helped to create and perpetuate.

As a black man with black children, I am lucky to be able to afford some of the things that my parents were unable to and am able to provide them with the intellectual and educational tools to help them succeed , but don't sleep (yes that was black colloquialism) try your insanely stupid intellectual scenarios while living in the shoes of someone who does not have enough money to own a computer and does not have the time to debate nimrods on a blog because they need to garner as many hours as they can at work to feed their family.

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Posted by idontknowboutchapelhillbut on 03/29/2011 at 2:43 PM

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