Essay by a teacher in a black high school

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Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#1 Jul 5, 2013
The truth is usually a tough thing to accept, so I understand if this is flagged. It would be a cowardly thing to do, but I understand it. Some people just ignore unpleasant truths. However, if you think ignoring the problem, or trying to censor the truth, will help our black children improve, youre dreaming. This is important, so Im happy to repost indefinitely if necessary. I find it interesting that NO ONE has had the intellect to refute anything in the essay. They can only attempt to censor it, as if doing so somehow makes it invalid. Weak minds, weak minds.
Until recently I taught at a predominantly black high school in a southeastern state.
The mainstream press gives a hint of what conditions are like in black schools, but only a hint. Expressions journalists use like chaotic or poor learning environment or lack of discipline do not capture what really happens. There is nothing like the day-to-day experience of teaching black children and that is what I will try to convey.
Most whites simply do not know what black people are like in large numbers, and the first encounter can be a shock.
One of the most immediately striking things about my students was that they were loud. They had little conception of ordinary decorum. It was not unusual for five blacks to be screaming at me at once. Instead of calming down and waiting for a lull in the din to make their point something that occurs to even the dimmest white students blacks just tried to yell over each other.
It did no good to try to quiet them, and white women were particularly inept at trying. I sat in on one womans class as she begged the children to pipe down. They just yelled louder so their voices would carry over hers.
Many of my black students would repeat themselves over and over again just louder. It was as if they suffered from Tourette syndrome. They seemed to have no conception of waiting for an appropriate time to say something. They would get ideas in their heads and simply had to shout them out. I might be leading a discussion on government and suddenly be interrupted:We gotta get more Democrats! Clinton, she good! The student may seem content with that outburst but two minutes later, he would suddenly start yelling again:Clinton good!
Anyone who is around young blacks will probably get a constant diet of rap music. Blacks often make up their own jingles, and it was not uncommon for 15 black boys to swagger into a classroom, bouncing their shoulders and jiving back.
They were yelling back and forth, rapping 15 different sets of words in the same harsh, rasping dialect. The words were almost invariably a childish form of boasting:Who got dem shine rim, who got dem shine shoe, who got dem shine grill (gold and silver dental caps)? The amateur rapper usually ends with a claimin the crudest terms imaginable that all womankind is sexually devoted to him. For whatever reason, my students would often groan instead of saying a particular word, as in,She suck dat aaahhhh (think of a long grinding groan), she fk dat aaaahhhh, she lick dat aaaahhh.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#2 Jul 5, 2013
Black women love to dance in a way white people might call gyrating. So many black girls dance in the hall, in the classroom, on the chairs, next to the chairs, under the chairs, everywhere. Once I took a call on my cell phone and had to step outside of class. I was away about two minutes but when I got back the black girls had lined up at the front of the classroom and were convulsing to the delight of the boys.

Many black people, especially black women, are enormously fat. Some are so fat I had to arrange special seating to accommodate their bulk. I am not saying there are no fat white students there are but it is a matter of numbers and attitudes. Many black girls simply do not care that they are fat. There are plenty of white anorexics, but I have never met or heard of a black anorexic.

Black women be big Mr. Jackson, my students would explain.

Is it okay in the black community to be a little overweight? I ask. Two obese black girls in front of my desk begin to dance,You know dem boys lak juicy fruit, Mr. Jackson.Juicy is a colorful black expression for the buttocks.

Blacks, on average, are the most directly critical people I have ever met:Dat shirt stupid. Yo kid a bastard. Yo lips big. Unlike whites, who tread gingerly around the subject of race, they can be brutally to the point. Once I needed to send a student to the office to deliver a message. I asked for volunteers, and suddenly you would think my classroom was a bastion of civic engagement. Thirty dark hands shot into the air. My students loved to leave the classroom and slack off, even if just for a few minutes, away from the eye of white authority. I picked a light-skinned boy to deliver the message. One very black student was indignant:You pick da half-breed. And immediately other blacks take up the cry, and half a dozen mouths are screaming,He half-breed.

For decades, the country has been lamenting the poor academic performance of blacks and there is much to lament. There is no question, however, that many blacks come to school with a serious handicap that is not their fault. At home they have learned a dialect that is almost a different language. Blacks not only mispronounce words; their grammar is often wrong. When a black wants to ask,Where is the bathroom? he may actually say Whar da badroom be? Grammatically, this is the equivalent of Where the bathroom is? And this is the way they speak in high school. Students write the way they speak, so this is the language that shows up in written assignments.

It is true that some whites face a similar handicap. They speak with what I would call a country accent that is hard to reproduce but results in sentences such as Im gonna gemme a Coke. Some of these country whites had to learn correct pronunciation and usage. The difference is that most whites overcome this handicap and learn to speak correctly; many blacks do not.

Most of the blacks I taught simply had no interest in academic subjects. I taught history, and students would often say they didnt want to do an assignment or they didnt like history because it was all about white people. Of course, this was diversity history, in which every cowboys black cook got a special page on how he contributed to winning the West, but black children still found it inadequate. So I would throw up my hands and assign them a project on a real, historical black person. My favorite was Marcus Garvey. They had never heard of him, and I would tell them to research him, but they never did. They didnt care and they didnt want to do any work.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#3 Jul 5, 2013
Anyone who teaches blacks soon learns that they have a completely different view of government from whites. Once I decided to fill 25 minutes by having students write about one thing the government should do to improve America. I gave this question to three classes totaling about 100 students, approximately 80 of whom were black. My few white students came back with generally conservative ideas.We need to cut off people who dont work, was the most common suggestion. Nearly every black gave a variation on the theme of We need more government services.

My students had only the vaguest notion of who pays for government services. For them, it was like a magical piggy bank that never goes empty. One black girl was exhorting the class on the need for more social services and I kept trying to explain that people, real live people, are taxed for the money to pay for those services.Yeah, it come from whites, she finally said.They stingy anyway.

Many black people make over $50,000 dollars a year and you would also be taking away from your own people, I said.

She had an answer to that:Dey half breed. The class agreed. I let the subject drop.

Many black girls are perfectly happy to be welfare queens. On career day, one girl explained to the class that she was going to have lots of children and get fat checks from the government. No one in the class seemed to have any objection to this career choice.

Surprising attitudes can come out in class discussion. We were talking about the crimes committed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and I brought up the rape of a young girl in the bathroom of the Superdome. A majority of my students believed this was a horrible crime but a few took it lightly. One black boy spoke up without raising his hand:Dat no big deal. They thought they is gonna die so they figured they have some fun. Dey jus wanna have a fun time; you know what Im sayin? A few black heads nodded in agreement.

My department head once asked all the teachers to get a response from all students to the following question:Do you think it is okay to break the law if it will benefit you greatly? By then, I had been teaching for a while and was not surprised by answers that left a young, liberal, white woman colleague aghast.Yeah was the favorite answer. As one student explained,Get dat green.

There is a level of conformity among blacks that whites would find hard to believe. They like one kind of music: rap. They will vote for one political party: Democrat. They dance one way, speak one way, are loud the same way, and fail their exams in the same way. Of course, there are exceptions but they are rare.

Whites are different. Some like country music, others heavy metal, some prefer pop, and still others, God forbid, enjoy rap music. They have different associations, groups, almost ideologies. There are jocks, nerds, preppies, and hunters. Blacks are all well black, and they are quick to let other blacks know when they deviate from the norm.

One might object that there are important group differences among blacks that a white man simply cannot detect. I have done my best to find them, but so far as I can tell, they dress the same, talk the same, think the same. Certainly, they form rival groups, but the groups are not different in any discernible way. There simply are no groups of blacks that are as distinctly different from each other as white nerds,hunters, or Goths, for example.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#4 Jul 5, 2013
How the world looks to blacks: One point on which all blacks agree is that everything is racis. This is one message of liberalism they have absorbed completely. Did you do your homework?Na, homework racis. Why did you get an F on the test?Test racis.

I was trying to teach a unit on British philosophers and the first thing the students noticed about Bentham, Hobbes, and Locke was Dey all white! Where da black philosopher a? I tried to explain there were no blacks in eighteenth century Britain. You can probably guess what they said to that:Dat racis! One student accused me of deliberately failing him on a test because I didnt like black people.

Do you think I really hate black people?
Yeah.
Have I done anything to make you feel this way? How do you know?
You just do.
Why do you say that?

He just smirked, looked out the window, and sucked air through his teeth. Perhaps this was a regional thing, but the blacks often sucked air through their teeth as a wordless expression of disdain or hostility.

My students were sometimes unable to see the world except through the lens of their own blackness. I had a class that was host to a German exchange student. One day he put on a Power Point presentation with famous German landmarks as well as his school and family.

From time to time during the presentation, blacks would scream,Where da black folk?! The exasperated German tried several times to explain that there were no black people where he lived in Germany. The students did not believe him. I told them Germany is in Europe, where white people are from, and Africa is where black people are from. They insisted that the German student was racist, and deliberately refused to associate with blacks.

Blacks are keenly interested in their own racial characteristics. I have learned, for example, that some blacks have good hair. Good hair is black parlance for black-white hybrid hair. Apparently, it is less kinky, easier to style, and considered more attractive. Blacks are also proud of light skin. Imagine two black students shouting insults across the room. One is dark but slim; the other light and obese. The dark one begins the exchange:You fat, Ridario! Ridario smiles, doesnt deign to look at his detractor, shakes his head like a wobbling top, and says,You wish you light skinned.

They could go on like this, repeating the same insults over and over.

My black students had nothing but contempt for Hispanic immigrants. They would vent their feelings so crudely that our department strongly advised us never to talk about immigration in class in case the principal or some outsider might overhear.

Whites were racis, of course, but they thought of us at least as Americans. Not the Mexicans. Blacks have a certain, not necessarily hostile understanding of white people. They know how whites act, and it is clear they believe whites are smart and are good at organizing things. At the same time, they probably suspect whites are just putting on an act when they talk about equality, as if it is all a sham that makes it easier for whites to control blacks. Blacks want a bigger piece of the American pie. Im convinced that if it were up to them they would give whites a considerably smaller piece than whites get now, but they would give us something. They wouldnt give Mexicans anything.

(Read the rest at the link)

http://www.black-and-right.com/2013/07/01/bef...
yeah baby and hey now

Columbus, OH

#5 Jul 5, 2013
The best blackdom can create is sh^t. Everything the get they ruin. Every duty the ignore. Every responsibility they flee. obama proves this in spades, and since he's the best their race can produce nobody will opt for a black anything. And they will shun everything black. Why risk the groid?
yeah baby and hey now

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 5, 2013
Anybody know what 'brickfuss" be?
Excerpts from the link: "Aside from the police officers constantly on patrol, a sure sign that you are in a black school is the coke cage: the chain-link fence that many majority-black schools use to protect vending machines. The cage surrounds the machine and even covers its top. Delivery employees have to unlock a gate on the front of the cage to service the machines. Companies would prefer not to build cages around vending machines. They are expensive, ugly, and a bother, but black students smashed the machines so many times it was cheaper to build a cage than repair the damage. Rumor had it that before the cages went up blacks would turn the machines upside down in the hope that the money would fall out."

"Pregnancy was common among the blacks, though many black girls were so fat I could not tell the difference."

"One of my students was a notorious drug dealer. Everyone knew it. He was 19 years old and in eleventh grade. Once he got a score of three out of 100 on a test. He had been locked up four times since he was 13."

And the gottdammed money quote? "One tragic outcome among whites who have been teaching for too long is that it can engender something close to hatred. One teacher I knew gave up fast foodnot for health reasons but because where he lived most fast-food workers were black. He had enough of blacks on the job." No stomach for the knigg-her food at McDonalds?
They cannot kill a spook

Toledo, OH

#7 Jul 5, 2013
yeah baby and hey now wrote:
Anybody know what 'brickfuss" be?
Excerpts from the link: "Aside from the police officers constantly on patrol, a sure sign that you are in a black school is the coke cage: the chain-link fence that many majority-black schools use to protect vending machines. The cage surrounds the machine and even covers its top. Delivery employees have to unlock a gate on the front of the cage to service the machines. Companies would prefer not to build cages around vending machines. They are expensive, ugly, and a bother, but black students smashed the machines so many times it was cheaper to build a cage than repair the damage. Rumor had it that before the cages went up blacks would turn the machines upside down in the hope that the money would fall out."
"Pregnancy was common among the blacks, though many black girls were so fat I could not tell the difference."
"One of my students was a notorious drug dealer. Everyone knew it. He was 19 years old and in eleventh grade. Once he got a score of three out of 100 on a test. He had been locked up four times since he was 13."
And the gottdammed money quote? "One tragic outcome among whites who have been teaching for too long is that it can engender something close to hatred. One teacher I knew gave up fast foodnot for health reasons but because where he lived most fast-food workers were black. He had enough of blacks on the job." No stomach for the knigg-her food at McDonalds?
Burger king seems to hire the hood.rats McDonlds seems to hire 3 retards per shift minimum

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#8 Jul 5, 2013
They cannot kill a spook wrote:
<quoted text>
Burger king seems to hire the hood.rats McDonlds seems to hire 3 retards per shift minimum
Hey dumbass, learn to spell before calling somone a retard. Are there a lot of black criminal thugs and welfare queens? Damn right, but there is a lot of white trash as well.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#9 Jul 6, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
The truth is usually a tough thing to accept, so I understand if this is flagged. It would be a cowardly thing to do, but I understand it. Some people just ignore unpleasant truths. However, if you think ignoring the problem, or trying to censor the truth, will help our black children improve, youre dreaming. This is important, so Im happy to repost indefinitely if necessary. I find it interesting that NO ONE has had the intellect to refute anything in the essay. They can only attempt to censor it, as if doing so somehow makes it invalid. Weak minds, weak minds.
Until recently I taught at a predominantly black high school in a southeastern state.
The mainstream press gives a hint of what conditions are like in black schools, but only a hint. Expressions journalists use like chaotic or poor learning environment or lack of discipline do not capture what really happens. There is nothing like the day-to-day experience of teaching black children and that is what I will try to convey.
Most whites simply do not know what black people are like in large numbers, and the first encounter can be a shock.
One of the most immediately striking things about my students was that they were loud. They had little conception of ordinary decorum. It was not unusual for five blacks to be screaming at me at once. Instead of calming down and waiting for a lull in the din to make their point something that occurs to even the dimmest white students blacks just tried to yell over each other.
It did no good to try to quiet them, and white women were particularly inept at trying. I sat in on one womans class as she begged the children to pipe down. They just yelled louder so their voices would carry over hers.
Many of my black students would repeat themselves over and over again just louder. It was as if they suffered from Tourette syndrome. They seemed to have no conception of waiting for an appropriate time to say something. They would get ideas in their heads and simply had to shout them out. I might be leading a discussion on government and suddenly be interrupted:We gotta get more Democrats! Clinton, she good! The student may seem content with that outburst but two minutes later, he would suddenly start yelling again:Clinton good!
Anyone who is around young blacks will probably get a constant diet of rap music. Blacks often make up their own jingles, and it was not uncommon for 15 black boys to swagger into a classroom, bouncing their shoulders and jiving back.
They were yelling back and forth, rapping 15 different sets of words in the same harsh, rasping dialect. The words were almost invariably a childish form of boasting:Who got dem shine rim, who got dem shine shoe, who got dem shine grill (gold and silver dental caps)? The amateur rapper usually ends with a claimin the crudest terms imaginable that all womankind is sexually devoted to him. For whatever reason, my students would often groan instead of saying a particular word, as in,She suck dat aaahhhh (think of a long grinding groan), she fk dat aaaahhhh, she lick dat aaaahhh.
Too bad you are impotent, otherwise you could masturbate and do something more productive with your time than read shit like this.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#11 Jul 6, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
Now Georgie is getting his "critical thinking" pieces from Craigslist. "The source of information for all discerning nutjobs."
Maybe he can find me a new used toaster, and some free picket fencing while he's looking.

woof
yeah baby and hey now

Columbus, OH

#12 Jul 6, 2013
Three examples of changing the subject/attacking the messenger while giving feral blacks a pass thereby continuing the progressive filth's racist policy of low expections for blacks. Yea, long live feral blackdom and groid stupidity. Shhhhhheeeeeeiiitt.

Oh yeah, why didn't a black teacher write this? Because even they can't write.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#13 Jul 6, 2013
yeah baby and hey now wrote:
Three examples of changing the subject/attacking the messenger while giving feral blacks a pass thereby continuing the progressive filth's racist policy of low expections for blacks. Yea, long live feral blackdom and groid stupidity. Shhhhhheeeeeeiiitt.
Oh yeah, why didn't a black teacher write this? Because even they can't write.
The reason people like you get attacked is because you rely on simple your exceedingly minds to arrive at simple, unproven conclusions about complex problems, and your simple conclusions invariably determine that race explains every societal problem in the world while completely ignoring any other factors that might be at play.

You do this with a blatant purpose: To blame others based solely upon their race.

Its ignorant.

Tell me this. Who wrote that mess?

woof
yeah baby and hey now

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 6, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
The reason people like you get attacked is because you rely on simple your exceedingly minds to arrive at simple, unproven conclusions about complex problems, and your simple conclusions invariably determine that race explains every societal problem in the world while completely ignoring any other factors that might be at play.
You do this with a blatant purpose: To blame others based solely upon their race.
Its ignorant.
Tell me this. Who wrote that mess?
woof
You don't deserve an answer you NL scumbag.

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#15 Jul 6, 2013
Why not ask Bob Parks, who placed this article on his site?

Bob Parks is a member of the national advisory council for the Project 21 black leadership network and operates the Black and Right web site ( http://www.black-and-right.com ). Comments may be sent to Project21@nationalcenter.org.
http://www.nationalcenter.org/images/parks_sm...

Go ahead and call him Uncle Tom. You know you want to.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#17 Jul 6, 2013
yeah baby and hey now wrote:
<quoted text>You don't deserve an answer you NL scumbag.
You just gave one. Its exactly what I expected.

Someday, a hot young black girl will be changing your diaper in the nursing home, muttering "stupic fckn cracker" under her breath as she steals your last three dollars and steps on your reading glasses.

Think about that, racist pig.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#18 Jul 6, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
Why not ask Bob Parks, who placed this article on his site?
Bob Parks is a member of the national advisory council for the Project 21 black leadership network and operates the Black and Right web site ( http://www.black-and-right.com ). Comments may be sent to Project21@nationalcenter.org.
http://www.nationalcenter.org/images/parks_sm...
Go ahead and call him Uncle Tom. You know you want to.
You talkin to me?

Who's the bigot who wrote it without providing attribution?

woof

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#20 Jul 6, 2013
Ask Parks who wrote it. Whoever it is deserves a Pulitzer.
I do believe I've seen Mr. Parks use terms that offend you animal conservationists. You should take that up with him as well.

"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
---George Orwell
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#21 Jul 6, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
Ask Parks who wrote it. Whoever it is deserves a Pulitzer.
I do believe I've seen Mr. Parks use terms that offend you animal conservationists. You should take that up with him as well.
"In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act."
---George Orwell
You posted it.

Who wrote it?

woof

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#23 Jul 6, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
You posted it.
Who wrote it?
woof
I posted a link to Bob Parks' site, where the article was posted. Ask him. You're a "lawyer," right? Are you afraid of asking Mr. Parks?
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#24 Jul 6, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>I posted a link to Bob Parks' site, where the article was posted. Ask him. You're a "lawyer," right? Are you afraid of asking Mr. Parks?
You know exactly why I'm asking the question, and why I'm asking you.

Who wrote it?

woof

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