Anybody hear about the controversy behind what Bill Cosby said about the black community and education? I decided to do a project on it for my socio-psychology class. Say what you want, but I think this is going to be fun regardless of the risk of offending somebody. Now mine is based on why many black youths suffer academically more than other racial groups. I don't want to go along with this big hindsight bias and state only the problem. I would like to find a solution to why such a big gap in achievement. Now, you could blame white folks by saying "Oh years of oppression can take a toll on achievement motivation" which dates all the way back to slavery, or you can blame black people saying how young black children's priorities are screwed up by the devolution of hip hop and ghetto mentality. Maybe you don't have to blame anyone at all (which I yet to find, but would like to know how). The point is I would like to know a solution to the problem at hand. A good friend asked me these questions when I brought it up to him: What is the appeal of white people emulating Afro-Americans who claim to be opressed and strong enough to rise above it? Are they capable of seeing beyond race, or do they identify with another culture because they have weak ties to thier own? Or perhaps, skin color really doesn't matter?Or maybe the whole thing has nothing to do with being black, it's something that people of any race could go through. What's your take on the subject?