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Caucasophobia — the Accepted Racism April 6, 2007

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From globalpolitician.com :

I had written much of this essay more than a year before I finally decided to post it online. A couple of personal experiences brought me onto the subject of non-white racism. I hesitated to post it, mainly because I instinctively dislike writing about anything related to race. I was brought up that way. Partly, I also convinced myself that I was first and foremost against Islam, and that writing about skin color would only complicate this fight.

However, after thinking about it for some time, I find that none of these arguments hold true. I am tired of ideological censorship. Western nations can never mount a defense against Muslim immigration if this is always dismissed as “racism.” But above all, if you believe that non-white racism exists, it is actually immoral not to deal with the problem and its victims. I am convinced that not just non-white, but also anti-white racism, are real and underestimated phenomena.

In London, an elderly driver who had a heart attack careered into a bus. Here you had a dying man, people trying to save him and police trying to clear the scene. Meanwhile, black youths at the scene just wanted to fight the cops. They shouted, ‘Who cares — it’s just a white man’.”



NYPD Challenges Sharpton’s ‘Stop and Frisk’ Racism Allegations February 9, 2007

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Political activist Al Sharpton is contemplating a class-action lawsuit against the New York Police Department over alleged race-based stop and search practices, but the police say the data shows that stops were proportionate to the crimes they were investigating.

Comparisons in crime and stop-and-search statistics for two neighboring precincts, police say, call into question the accusations of racism.

Following the release of figures showing that more than half of the people stopped and frisked by police in the city in 2005 were black, Sharpton said the procedure disproportionately and unfairly targets blacks and Hispanic in New York City.

Records indicate that 55 percent of the more than 508,000 people stopped and searched that year were black, and nearly 30 percent were Hispanic.

The New York Civil Liberties Union also expressed outrage at the NYPD figures, saying blacks were five times more likely to be searched than whites.

“In 1998, stop-and-frisk data prompted the Attorney General to conclude that the NYPD was engaged in racial profiling under the Giuliani administration,” said the group’s executive director, Donna Lieberman.

“Now, once again, we’re seeing what appear to be massive racial disparities in the department’s stop-and-frisk practices. We need to analyze this data to determine whether the department is again engaging in racial profiling,” she added.

Sharpton, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, announced that his civil rights organization, the National Action Network, would begin collecting names of New Yorkers who believe they have been victims of NYPD racial profiling. He has yet to announce if and when he will file a lawsuit.

But data compiled by the NYPD and the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) shows a correlation between the number of felony crimes, locations, and the population breakdown in the relevant parts of the city.


Hispanics vs. Blacks: The Battle For “Preferred Minority” Status February 8, 2007

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by La Shawn Barber

As someone who loathes government-mandated race preferences, I look forward to years of laugh-riot fun as preference-loving blacks and Hispanics duel it out, fighting each other over government goodies.

I recently learned about a case involving a black cop named Kenneth A. Boyd in Wilmington, Delaware who claims he was passed over for promotion because he’s black.

Boyd alleges that police chief Michael J. Szczerba promoted an undeserving Hispanic instead. Oh, why does this sound familiar? According to The News Journal, Szczerba “fostered a diverse police force,” which is code for skin-color preferences. Only in this case, the Negro wasn’t the “preferred minority.”

A preferred minority group is one that is ostensibly under-represented in certain jobs, schools, etc. Asians also are a minority group, but they are not “preferred,” particularly as far as college admissions are concerned, because they tend to be overrepresented. In fact, admissions for Asians may be suppressed in order to conform to liberals’ notions of a proper racial balance. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights member Peter Kirsanow writes:

Asian Americans, though only four percent of the nation’s population, account for nearly 20 percent of all medical students. Forty-five percent of Berkeley’s freshman class, but only 12 percent of California’s populace, consists of Asian-Americans. And at UT-Austin, 18 percent of the freshman class is Asian American, compared to three percent for the state… President Clinton worried that, without preferences, “there are universities in California that could fill their entire freshman classes with nothing but Asian-Americans.”

Blacks have always been THE preferred minority group, but those days are coming to an end. Cases like Boyd’s are only the beginning of the battles between Hispanics and blacks for preferred minority status. Hispanic groups are already urging the federal government to hire more Hispanics. Incidentally, whites are becoming a minority group in states like Texas and California. Will they one day become a preferred minority?

With illegal aliens working on the cheap, look for more stories about blacks crying,”Hispanic racist!” If for no other reason than Hispanics are supplanting them as “preferred,” blacks should be speaking out against amnesty-for-illegal-aliens the loudest.


Tackling welfare’s racial gap January 23, 2007

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Counties are under pressure to get more black and American Indian families off of assistance or risk losing a chunk of federal money.

Sixteen counties across Minnesota have resolved to get more black and American Indian families off state welfare this year.

It’s a goal that may sound surprisingly blunt, but public agencies call it staggering in its complexity. Not only are black and American Indian families hugely overrepresented on welfare rolls, but recent studies show those groups, overall, also remain on public assistance longer than whites, Asians, Hispanics and Somali immigrants.

In suburban counties, officials say the growing number of low-income minorities migrating from urban areas has added a sensitive racial dimension to an old challenge of meeting the needs of the poor.

“The goal that the state has given us is that African-Americans and Native Americans should be doing as well as everyone else,” said Ruth Krueger, who directs Dakota County’s Department of Employment and Economic Assistance.

“Our overarching goal is to get everyone off welfare,” she said. “We don’t want to find that there is one group that is being left behind on that.”

And there’s little time. Millions of dollars for needy families could be at stake.

The U.S. Deficit Reduction Act signed into law last year requires that states get half of family-welfare recipients involved in jobs or job-related programs for at least 30 hours a week or they risk losing a share of federal help. Currently, about a third of Minnesota’s welfare families meet that goal.

To calculate progress, the law no longer provides states with credit for families that have moved off welfare entirely.

If Minnesota’s numbers don’t improve by 2009, the state could lose $13.5 million of the $267 million it receives from the federal government each year to help poor families make ends meet.


Racist President Hugo Chavez to U.S.: ‘Go to Hell, Gringos!’ January 21, 2007

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President Hugo Chavez told U.S. officials to “Go to hell, gringos!” on his weekly radio and TV show Sunday for what he called unacceptable meddling after Washington raised concerns about a measure to grant Venezuela’s fiery leftist leader broad lawmaking powers. The National Assembly, which is controlled by the president’s political allies, is expected to give final approval this week to what it calls the “enabling law,” which would give Chavez the authority to pass a series of laws by decree during an 18-month period.

On Friday, U.S. State Department deputy spokesman Tom Casey said Chavez’s plans under the law “have caused us some concern.”

Chavez rejected Casey’s statement in his broadcast, saying: “Go to hell, gringos! Go home!”

Chavez, who was re-elected by a wide margin last month, has said he will enact sweeping reforms to remake Venezuela into a socialist state. Among his plans are nationalizing the main telecommunications company and the electricity and natural gas sectors.


Racist Latino gang members targeting African-Americans in attacks December 20, 2006

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There has been a spike this year in racist attacks by Latinos against Blacks in the Valley area:

CANOGA PARK – Racial tension that percolated in Los Angeles County jails this year has boiled over to San Fernando Valley streets, where Latino gang members are targeting African-Americans in random attacks.

Blacks have been the targets in nine of 12 attempted-murder cases reported since July in the Canoga Park area, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

“The people getting shot are the guy walking down the street; they’re innocent victims,” said Lt. Tom Smart of the West Valley’s Gang Impact Team. “They don’t appear to have any gang membership or affiliation.”

The attacks are evidence of racial tension that started in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoods, shifted to the county jails and is now spreading

to the relatively safe West Valley. Two inmates have been killed and scores of others injured this year in racial brawls at Los Angeles County jails.

“We believe it’s an outgrowth of some conflict we’ve seen in the county jail system where there have been fights along race lines,” said Deputy Chief Michel Moore, the Valley’s top cop. “We believe gang members are targeting others and vice versa.”

Blacks were targeted this year in 14 of the West Valley’s 23 reported hate crimes.

Read the rest at LA Daily News

C.a.r.d {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: LA Daily News

What It Takes to Make a Student December 10, 2006

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On the morning of Oct. 5, President Bush and his education secretary, Margaret Spellings, paid a visit, along with camera crews from CNN and Fox News, to Friendship-Woodridge Elementary and Middle Campus, a charter public school in Washington. The president dropped in on two classrooms, where he asked the students, almost all of whom were African-American and poor, if they were planning to go to college. Every hand went up. “See, that’s a good sign,” the president told the students when they assembled later in the gym. “Going to college is an important goal for the future of the United States of America.” He singled out one student, a black eighth grader named Asia Goode, who came to Woodridge four years earlier reading “well below grade level.” But things had changed for Asia, according to the president. “Her teachers stayed after school to tutor her, and she caught up,” he said. “Asia is now an honors student. She loves reading, and she sings in the school choir.”

Bush’s Woodridge trip came in the middle of a tough midterm election campaign, and there was certainly some short-term political calculation in being photographed among smiling black faces. But this was more than a photo opportunity. The president had come to Woodridge to talk about the most ambitious piece of domestic legislation his administration had enacted after almost six years in office: No Child Left Behind. The controversial education law, which established a series of standards for schools and states to meet and a variety of penalties for falling short, is up for reauthorization next year in front of a potentially hostile Congress, and for the law to win approval again, the White House will have to convince Americans that it is working — and also convince them of exactly what, in this case, “working” really means.


Minutemen driven by law, not racism leader says December 10, 2006

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Before Ed Hayes explains what the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is, he wants everyone to know what it’s not.

“The Minuteman is not about race, but a nation of laws,” he said. “It’s about enforcing laws, which our country is not doing.”

He made it clear upfront that racists were not welcome: “This is not a racist organization,” he told a gathering of 18 people Saturday.

Hayes, a retired law enforcement officer and Kansas director of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, led a meeting in Hutchinson to inform the public about the organization.

Hayes also hoped to find a local person to head a Hutchinson chapter.

The group aims to educate people about illegal immigration and to assist law enforcement in identifying those violating immigration laws.

The group does not target Mexicans but any person in the country illegally, Hayes said.


Man sues ex-employer, claiming discrimination because he is white November 18, 2006

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COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – A former maintenance and construction company manager is suing his one-time employer – alleging the company discriminated against him because he is white.

Steven Pagel’s federal lawsuit claims that Aspen Diversified Industries removed whites from management jobs, replaced them with Hispanics, and allowed derogatory comments about whites.

The lawsuit also claims Aspen Diversified tried to demote him, then fired him after he accused another manager of improperly offering discounted work for family and friends.

Company officials declined comment. Two people who had management positions there at the time Pagel worked there denied his allegations.

A trial date is expected to be set at a conference, tentatively scheduled for December 22nd.

Aspen Diversified is an affiliate of the Pikes Peak Behavioral Health Group, and offers jobs in maintenance, construction, furniture assembly and other services to disadvantaged and disabled workers.

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Racist La Raza & Taxes Fund Mexican Separatist School That Pushes Racism, Marxism, and Anti-Americanism November 17, 2006

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A school in Los Angeles, California, is using taxpayer money to push a radical separatist agenda to its students, according to evidence obtained by Judicial Watch through the California Public Records Act. Academia Semillas del Pueblo (Seeds of the People Academy) was ostensibly established to provide an alternative to traditional schools and better education options for Latinos. Behind the façade, statements by the school’s president, Mexican radical Marcos Aguilar, prove that the school’s purpose is far more threatening.

Aguilar was a student radical at UCLA in the early 1990s, when he joined the reconquista-focused student group M.E.Ch.A, which features the slogan “Por La Raza todo, Fuera de La Raza nada,” or, “For the Race, everything, for those outside the Race, nothing.” He was involved in destroying a teacher’s lounge at UCLA in 1993 as part of a protest to force the University to create a Chicano Studies department.

Aguilar’s radical, racist bent has continued into his role as principal of Academia Semillas del Pueblo. The school’s charter emphasizes Mexican culture, collective governance, and anti-Americanism as its three main focal points in the education of students. Mexican culture is promoted to the exclusion of American ideals; instruction in the English language does not begin until the fourth grade. The end result of these policies: the lowest rank possible on the State Department of Education’s “Academic Performance Index”.


The Racism of “Diversity” November 15, 2006

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It’s time to admit that “diversity” is code for racism. If it makes you feel better, we can call it “nice” racism or “well-intentioned” racism or “racism that’s good for you.” Except that’s the rub: It’s racism that may be good for you if “you” are a diversity guru, a rich white liberal, a college administrator or one of sundry other types. But the question of whether diversity is good for “them” is a different question altogether, and much more difficult to answer.

If by “them” you mean minorities such as Jews, Chinese Americans, Indian Americans and other people of Asian descent, then the ongoing national obsession with diversity probably isn’t good. Indeed, that’s why Jian Li, a freshman at Yale, filed a civil-rights complaint against Princeton University for rejecting him. Li had nigh-upon perfect test scores and grades, yet Princeton turned him down. He’ll probably get nowhere with his complaint — he did get into Yale after all — but it shines a light on an uncomfortable reality.

“Theoretically, affirmative action is supposed to take spots away from white applicants and redistribute them to underrepresented minorities,” Li told the Daily Princetonian. “What’s happening is one segment of the minority population is losing places to another segment of minorities, namely Asians to underrepresented minorities.”

Li points to a study conducted by two Princeton academics last year which concluded that if you got rid of racial preferences in higher education, the number of whites admitted to schools would remain fairly constant. However, without racial preferences, Asians would take roughly 80 percent of the positions now allotted to Hispanic and black students.

In other words, there is a quota — though none dare call it that — keeping Asians out of elite schools in numbers disproportionate to their merit. This is the same sort of quota once used to keep Jews out of the Ivy League — not because of their lack of qualifications, but because having too many Jews would change the “feel” of, say, Harvard or Yale. Today, it’s the same thing, only we’ve given that feeling a name: diversity.


Racism prompted neo-Nazi attack and sexual assault November 15, 2006

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The violent attack on a Hispanic teen who was beaten and then sodomized with a plastic pipe was fueled by the racist beliefs of a skinhead 18-year-old who viciously assaulted the boy, a prosecutor said today.

“He’s a neo-Nazi. He espouses beliefs by violent white supremacist groups,” prosecutor Mike Trent said in his opening statement in the trial of David Henry Tuck.

Tuck is charged with aggravated sexual assault in the attack on the 17-year-old boy who spent more than three months in a hospital recovering from his injuries. The other defendant, 17-year-old Keith Robert Turner, is set to go to trial next month.

Defense attorney Chuck Hinton did not give an opening statement.

Trent told jurors the attack occurred at an April party in the Houston suburb of Spring, where people drank and took drugs, including marijuana, Xanax and cocaine. After a girl at the party said the Hispanic teen tried to kiss her, the girl’s brother hit him, he said.

“Then Mr. Tuck decided to take matters into his own hands and teach (the victim to) never do that again,” Trent said. “What commenced was a horrific assault.”


East P.A. vice mayor made racist, derogatory comments to city staff November 10, 2006

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East Palo Alto Vice Mayor Peter Evans has made racist comments and has attacked the character of some city employees, according to a City Council-commissioned report released this week.

Evans, who is African American, has made derogatory comments about Caucasians and verbally criticizes employees, investigator Karen Kramer wrote after interviewing 11 staff members and the five council members.

The council, absent David Woods, voted 4-0 Wednesday to release the report to the public.

The council launched the $30,000 investigation June 27 after Assistant City Manager ML Gordon sent a letter to the city manager claiming Evans had created a hostile work environment. The council will discuss the report and possible responses at its Nov. 21 meeting.

Evans refuted the 21-page report’s findings in a telephone interview Thursday.

Evans said the report is a political witch hunt intended to keep him from becoming mayor next year. Council members take turns as mayor and Evans said he is next in line.


Fla. State Rep. Ralph Arza quits after racial slur November 3, 2006

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HIALEAH, Fla. – A state lawmaker under fire for leaving a message filled with obscenities and a racial slur on a colleague’s voice mail resigned Wednesday from the Florida Legislature.

State Rep. Ralph Arza had been urged to step down by fellow House Republicans and by Gov. Jeb Bush

In a news conference Wednesday, Arza apologized for his actions and said he didn’t want to distract from the work of the Republican-led Legislature.

“I do not want to be the story,” he said. Arza had acknowledged leaving the message on fellow Republican Rep. Gus Barreiro’s voice mail last month but said he was drunk.

He said he had learned that Barreiro had filed a complaint alleging he had earlier used a racial epithet when referring to Miami-Dade County school superintendent Rudy Crew, who is black. He used the same epithet in his phone message to Barreiro, who is Hispanic, but he has vehemently denied ever using a racial slur to refer to Crew.


Ignore anti-Prop 2 scare tactics November 2, 2006

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Update: Proposal two has now passed, please check out our other articles about it:
Victory Against Racism and Discrimination! Michigan Voters Approve Proposal 2
Legal Experts: Michigan’s Proposal 2 likely to hold up
I n 2003 the U.S. Supreme Court, in a split decision, ruled that the University of Michigan’s undergraduate admissions systems amounted to an unconstitutional racial quota. But the court did allow state schools, if they wished, to continue using a more “holistic” system aimed at giving minorities the benefit of the doubt.

Dial forward three years. According to data once again wrested from the university under a Freedom of Information Act request, the Center for Equal Opportunity, based in Herndon, Va., found that a black applicant with a cumulative SAT score of 1240 and a 3.2 grade-point average in high school has a 9-in-10 chance of being admitted to Michigan’s undergraduate program. For whites or Asians, the chances were 1-in-10.

In effect, nothing has changed in Ann Arbor. Which goes a long way to explain why Michigan voters are being asked to consider Proposal 2, the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative, which would flatly bar government from using “affirmative action programs that give preferential treatment to groups or individuals” based on race, ethnicity, gender and other suspect factors.

Proposal 2 is the same as amendments to the California and Washington constitutions that were approved by wide margins.

But a multi-million-dollar ad campaign organized by labor, business and political elites of both parties is frantically throwing sand in the eyes of the electorate with charges that Proposal 2 would be the end of civilization as we know it.

The campaign may work. From 75 percent approval, the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative has sunk to less than 50 percent in polls recently. “Michigan is a much tougher place, politically, than either California or Washington state,” says Ward Connerly, the California businessman who has backed all three measures.

But the scare campaign against Prop 2 is just that: a scare campaign. California and Washington are doing just fine in the wake of their bans on race preferences. Yes, minority enrollment at a few of the most selective state schools is down, but overall minority enrollment in the state system is up. Female contractors can no longer count on a big boost when bidding for government work, but female income continues to rise overall.

The anti-Prop 2 campaign suffers an even more crucial flaw: It is simply unable to explain why more discrimination would lead to less discrimination. At a big rally against Prop 2 in Detroit 10 days ago, Jesse Jackson gave a particularly weird explanation of why he opposes a ban on preferences. Men of all skin colors play for the Detroit Tigers, he rightly noted, but no baseball fan would think to root for a St. Louis Cardinals player simply because of his skin color. “Diversity” leads to strength, he asserted.


Discrimination alleged at school October 28, 2006

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TRENTON — Two Latino leaders are claiming the city’s Daylight/Twilight high school program has discriminated against more than 20 Hispanic students by turning them away from classes.

Councilman-at-large Manny Segura and city school board member Harry Luna contend the school did not follow policy when it eliminated classes for students who were mainly Hispanic immigrants.

Daylight/Twilight is an alternative program for high school dropouts who choose to return to school and obtain a diploma. The program serves more than 3,000 students annually.

Principal Bill Tracy, who oversees Daylight/Twilight’s seven campuses, said yesterday that the discrimination claims have no base.

“No classes were cut, no one was turned away; we simply had too many people enrolled,” he said.

Tracy said adult students were not able to take morning classes because the spots had been filled with students ranging from 16 to 19 years of age.

“We are primarily a high school, and we have to service those students first,” he said.

Tracy said students under 20 are given the priority for the morning classes. Adult students can take morning classes only if there is enough space for them, he said.


“Affirmative Action” for Millionaires October 19, 2006

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After Republicans released a Congressional Research Service study citing more than 160 federally mandated minority and female preference programs, President Clinton said that he would initiate a review of all affirmative action. The most pro-quota president in our history declared: “It is time to look at all these programs and ask ourselves: Do they work? Are they fair? Do they achieve the desired objectives? The president could have looked at the 19 separate regulations that benefit “economically disadvantaged” bankers. Most people probably wouldn’t consider anyone rich enough to own a bank qualified for preference under a program ostensibly aimed at disadvantaged persons.

But the federal government isn’t like most people, and doesn’t define disadvantaged persons the same way you or I would either. According to the Code of Federal Regulations: “Individuals who certify that they are members of named groups (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Asian-Pacific, Sub-continental-Asian) are to be considered socially and economically disadvantaged.” Under some programs, women “shall be presumed to be socially and economically disadvantaged individuals,” too. So, by definition, if you fit into any of these categories, you’re economically disadvantaged even if you own a bank-in fact, especially if you own a bank. And the government can “encourage” its contractors and grantees to deposit their money with you as part of its affirmative action program.
But affirmative action for millionaires doesn’t stop with minority and female bankers. Federal regulations that govern the communications industry are filled with such preferences. Wealthy minorities can buy broadcast licenses from existing license holders in so-called “distress sales” for up to 75% of fair market value, while others can’t even compete. The Federal Communications Commission also exempts “minority-controlled broadcast facilities” from rules restricting multiple ownership of such facilities. And the FCC “awards a quality enhancement credit for minority ownership and participation in station management in the comparative license process.” This provision helps create minority millionaires by giving them bidding preferences for licenses.


Racism claims build over Survivor August 24, 2006

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The Survivor television show’s latest ploy – dividing US contestants along ethnic lines – drew charges of racism, but scored a major publicity success weeks before the season’s first episode was to air.

Now in its 13th season on CBS, the programme featuring contestants stranded in obscure parts of the world chose to tackle the race issue, producers said, after it had been criticised for having too many white contestants.

The US network said on Wednesday contestants “will initially be organized into four tribes divided along ethnic lines – African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic and White – before merging in a later episode.”

This year’s CBS series premieres on September 14 and was shot on the Cook Islands in the South Pacific.

“I think at first glance when you just hear the idea, it could sound like a stunt,” Survivor host Jeff Probst said on a CBS morning news show. “But that’s not what we’re doing here.”

“We’ve always had a low number of minority applicants … apply to the show. So we set out and said, ‘Let’s turn this criticism into creative for the show,”‘ he said, adding that it fit Survivor’s mission of being a “social experiment”.


Banish The Bling August 21, 2006

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Have we taken our eyes off the prize? The civil rights movement continues, but the struggle today is not so much in the streets as in the home — and with our children. If systemic racism remains a reality, there is also a far more sinister obstacle facing African American young people today: a culture steeped in bitterness and nihilism, a culture that is a virtual blueprint for failure.

The emphasis on young people in today’s civil rights struggle is rooted in demographics. America’s black, Hispanic and immigrant population is far younger than its white population. Those young people of color live in the big cities and rely on big-city public schools.

With 50 percent of Hispanic children and nearly 70 percent of black children born to single women today these young people too often come from fractured families where there is little time for parenting. Their search for identity and a sense of direction is undermined by a twisted popular culture that focuses on the “bling-bling” of fast money associated with famous basketball players, rap artists, drug dealers and the idea that women are at their best when flaunting their sexuality and having babies.


Is Racism the Main Reason for Underperformance? August 4, 2006

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Forty-five percent of America’s 5-year- olds are Black or Hispanic. By most economic, educational and social indicators, these two communities are not performing to standards that will keep America prosperous and at peace with itself.

American students generally face educational challenges, but there is every reason to specifically examine minority underperformance. Blacks and Hispanics are not succeeding in numbers great enough to keep America competitive. I am increasingly convinced the key to prosperity for black and Hispanic America lies mostly in their own hands and by their own efforts. The search for racial justice must be broadened to look inward.

Yes, racism and discrimination still exist. But are they the only reasons for minority underperformance? We are overdue for an honest dialogue on race and ethnicity, and white America must participate. We are all in the same geographic boat sharing the same great country.