Black Education / Schools : What 'males of color' need in a school: Column

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Higher Education,


    What 'males of color' need in a school: Column
    There is a case for schools for undervalued black male students. But they have to be done right



    The Jefferson County, Ky. school system is considering a proposal to open an academy for “males of color” and educate them through the lens of African-American culture.

    Is this a good idea?

    It depends on the why and the how.

    First, the why ...


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    Yes and No!

    I remember in 6th grade when the nitwit nuns gave us a NEW history book. There was a picture made into the front cover. It portrayed a long line of people winding back to the horizon. The line represented time with the people farther back wearing more historical clothing. I sat in my little desk staring at that picture. Everybody in the line was White.

    But what is the lesson of history?

    Battle of the Shangani
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Shangani

    Who had the technology and who didn't?

    I don't hear the Black History enthusiasts saying much about science and technology for the FUTURE.

    So is this about JOBS for them?

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    PS - Duh, what do you mean I'm a cynic?
     
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    Your ambivalence is understood since the curriculum doesn't speak directly to science and technology, but largely promotes a focus on closing the black history gap.

    For me, its a go, based on the current inadequacies and historical bridges facing our young black males.


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    An Afro-centric curriculum would be incredible...

    Follow up question, I hope you address:

    Do you think there is any excuse for not graduating highschool...highschool? How much effort does it take to graduate highschool? The law all but forces you to attend. You almost have to try not to graduate. I mean, what else is a kid doing?

    We are not talking about a Ph.D program. Millions of brothers have graduated from a Euro-centric highschool curriculum. Millions. And those HS diploma holders are doing better than non-HS diploma holders.

    Our ancestors put education on a pedestal. Slaves risked their lives for a taste of literacy, of learning. If they didn't need an Afro centric curriulum 200 years ago, do we have to have an Afro-centric education just to graduate our kids?

    And even if the education system is not perfect, is that a reason not to invest in it if the benefits are so clear?
    Do you believe graduating highschool is NOT a personal choice?
     
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    Indeed, an Afrocentric curriculum would be incredible, as you say above, and then pivot immediately and hard to say this :facepalm: That's called double-speak GrayMatter.


    "If they didn't need an Afro centric curriulum 200 years ago, do we have to have an Afro-centric education just to graduate our kids?"
    GrayMatter, Today at 4:14 PM


    On the
    rant you've disguised into question(s), posed against the socially deprived in our low income and impoverished communities, I'll pass on directly addressing what should be obvious to you.


    "Do you think there is any excuse for not graduating highschool...highschool?

    How much effort does it take to graduate highschool?

    The law all but forces you to attend. You almost have to try not to graduate.

    I mean, what else is a kid doing?

    Do you believe graduating highschool is NOT a personal choice?"
    GrayMatter, Today at 4:14 PM


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    What do you make of the expressions on those kids faces?

    I would interpret them as bored or uninterested but having to submit to whatever is being presented.

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    Exactly, I see what you see.


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