A White Teacher Speaks Out!! What is it like to teach black students?

This is an old article but I've never seen it posted here. I was reading it again and I found it so funny but scary at the same time, I decided to post it here and get peoples opinions/reactions to it.












A White Teacher Speaks Out

What is it like to teach black students?


by Christopher Jackson

I recall a bad joke that explains, in crude terms, the relationship between blacks and whites in America today:

“What do you call a white man surrounded by 20 blacks?”


“What do you call a white man surrounded by 1,000 blacks?”


I might add another line to this joke: “What do you call a white man surrounded by 30 blacks?”


Until recently I taught at a predominantly black high school in a southeastern state. I took the job because I wasn’t knowledgeable about race at the time, and black schools aren’t picky. The school offered me a job and suddenly I was in darkest Africa. Except, I wasn’t in Africa; I was in America.

Not quite the way it really is.
Blacks outnumbered whites about five to one at this school and there were hardly any Hispanics. Some of my classes were all-black, or nearly so, because the gifted and advanced classes siphoned off most of the white students and I taught regular classes. There were some black teachers but the majority were white.

Most of the blacks I taught were from the area. They did not tend to travel very much, and I am sure there are regional differences in the ways in which blacks speak and act. However, I suspect my experiences were generally typical, certainly for Southern blacks.

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 white 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 woman’s class as she begged the children to pipe down. They just yelled louder so their voices would carry over hers.

Blacks are loud. It was not unusual for five students to be screaming at once.
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 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 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 claim — in 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 f**k dat aaaahhhh, she lick dat aaaahhh.”

Many rap lyrics are crude but some are simply incomprehensible. Not so long ago, there was a popular rap called “Tat it up.” I heard the words from hundreds of black mouths for weeks. Some of the lyrics are:

Tat tat tat it up.
ATL tat it up.
New York tat it up.
Tat tat tat it up.
Rap is one of the most degenerate things to have come out of our country, and it is tragic that it has infected whites to the extent it has.

These are their heroes.

Black women love to dance — in a way white people might call gyrating. They 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 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 “I’m 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 didn’t want to do an assignment or they didn’t like history because it was all about white people. Of course, this was “diversity” history, in which every cowboy’s 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 didn’t care and they didn’t want to do any work.

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 totalling 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 don’t 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 I’m sayin’?” A few black heads nodded in agreement.

After Katrina, at the Superdome.
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.

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 didn’t like black people.

“Do you think I really hate black people?”


“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 black students had nothing but contempt for Hispanics. Whites were “racis’,” of course, but they thought of us at least as Americans. Not the Mexicans.
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, doesn’t 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. I’m 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 wouldn’t give Mexicans anything.

What about black boys and white girls? No one is supposed to notice this or talk about it but it is glaringly obvious: Black boys are obsessed with white girls. White parents would do well to keep their daughters well away from black schools. I’ve witnessed the following drama countless times. A black boy saunters up to a white girl. The cocky black dances around her, not really in a menacing way. It’s more a shuffle than a threat. As he bobs and shuffles he asks, “When you gonna go wit’ me?”

On-campus arrest.
There are two kinds of reply. The more confident white girl gets annoyed, looks away from the black and shouts, “I don’t wanna go out with you!” The more demure girl will look at her feet and mumble a polite excuse but ultimately say no. There is only one response from the black boy: “You racis’.” Many girls — all too many — actually feel guilty because they do not want to date blacks. Most white girls at my school stayed away from blacks, but a few, particularly the ones who were addicted to drugs, fell in with them.

There is something else that is striking about blacks. They seem to have no sense of romance, of falling in love. What brings men and women together is sex, pure and simple, and there is a crude openness about this. There are many degenerate whites, of course, but some of my white students were capable of real devotion and tenderness, emotions that seemed absent from blacks — especially the boys.

Black schools are violent and the few whites who are too poor to escape are caught in the storm. The violence is astonishing, not so much that it happens, but the atmosphere in which it happens. Blacks can be smiling, seemingly perfectly content with what they are doing, having a good time, and then, suddenly start fighting. It’s uncanny. Not long ago, I was walking through the halls and a group of black boys were walking in front of me. All of a sudden they started fighting with another group in the hallway.

Blacks are extraordinarily quick to take offense. Once I accidently scuffed a black boy’s white sneaker with my shoe. He immediately rubbed his body up against mine and threatened to attack me. I stepped outside the class and had a security guard escort the student to the office. It was unusual for students to threaten teachers physically this way, but among themselves, they were quick to fight for similar reasons.

The real victims are the unfortunate whites caught in this. They are always in danger and their educations suffer. White weaklings are particularly susceptible, but mostly to petty violence. They may be slapped or get a couple of kicks when they are trying to open a bottom locker. Typically, blacks save the hard, serious violence for each other.

There was a lot of promiscuous sex among my students and this led to violence. Black girls were constantly fighting over black boys. It was not uncommon to see two girls literally ripping each other’s hair out with a police officer in the middle trying to break up the fight. The black boy they were fighting over would be standing by with a smile, enjoying the show he had created. For reasons I cannot explain, boys seldom fought over girls.

Pregnancy was common among the blacks, though many black girls were so fat I could not tell the difference. I don’t know how many girls got abortions, but when they had the baby they usually stayed in school and had their own parents look after the child. The school did not offer daycare.

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.

Security guards are everywhere in black schools — we had one on every hall. They also sat in on unruly classes and escorted students to the office. They were unarmed, but worked closely with the three city police officers who were constantly on duty.

Rural black schools have to have security too but they are usually safer. One reason is that the absolute numbers are smaller. A mostly-black school of 300 students is safer than a mostly-black school of 2,000. Also, students in rural areas — both black and white — tend to have grown up together and know each other, at least by sight.

There was a lot of drug-dealing at my school. This was a good way to make a fair amount of money but it also gave boys power over girls who wanted drugs. An addicted girl — black or white — became the plaything of anyone who could get her drugs.

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 there he was sitting next to little, white Caroline.

One day, I asked him, “Why do you come to school?”

He wouldn’t answer. He just looked out the window, smiled, and sucked air through his teeth. His friend Yidarius ventured an explanation: “He get dat green and get dem females.”

“What is the green?” I asked. “Money or dope?”

“Both,” said Yidarius with a smile.

A very fat black interrupted from across the room: “We get dat lunch,” Mr. Jackson. “We gotta get dat lunch and brickfuss.” He means the free breakfast and lunch poor students get every day.

“N****, we know’d you be lovin’ brickfuss!” shouts another student.

Some readers may believe that I have drawn a cruel caricature of black students. After all, according to official figures some 85 percent of them graduate. It would be instructive to know how many of those scraped by with barely a C- record. They go from grade to grade and they finally get their diplomas because there is so much pressure on teachers to push them through. It saves money to move them along, the school looks good, and the teachers look good. Many of these children should have been failed, but the system would crack under their weight if they were all held back.

How did my experiences make me feel about blacks? Ultimately, I lost sympathy for them. In so many ways they seem to make their own beds. There they were in an integrationist’s fantasy — in the same classroom with white students, eating the same lunch, using the same bathrooms, listening to the same teachers — and yet the blacks fail while the whites pass.

Crack cocaine.
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 food — not for health reasons but because where he lived most fast-food workers were black. He had enough of blacks on the job. This was an extreme example, but years of frustration can take their toll. Many of my white colleagues with any experience were well on their way to that state of mind.

There is an unutterable secret among teachers: Almost all realize that blacks do not respond to traditional white instruction. Does that put the lie to environmentalism? Not at all. It is what brings about endless, pointless innovation that is supposed to bring blacks up to the white level.

The solution is more diversity — or put more generally, the solution is change. Change is an almost holy word in education, and you can fail a million times as long as you keep changing. That is why liberals keep revamping the curriculum and the way it is taught. For example, teachers are told that blacks need hands-on instruction and more group work. Teachers are told that blacks are more vocal and do not learn through reading and lectures. The implication is that they have certain traits that lend themselves to a different kind of teaching.

Whites have learned a certain way for centuries but it just doesn’t work with blacks. Of course, this implies racial differences but if pressed, most liberal teachers would say different racial learning styles come from some indefinable cultural characteristic unique to blacks. Therefore, schools must change, America must change. But into what? How do you turn quantum physics into hands-on instruction or group work? No one knows, but we must keep changing until we find something that works.

Public school has certainly changed since anyone reading this was a student. I have a friend who teaches elementary school, and she tells me that every week the students get a new diversity lesson, shipped in fresh from some bureaucrat’s office in Washington or the state capital. She showed me the materials for one week: a large poster, about the size of a forty-two inch flat-screen television. It shows an utterly diverse group — I mean diverse: handicapped, Muslim, Jewish, effeminate, poor, rich, brown, slightly brown, yellow, etc. — sitting at a table, smiling gaily, accomplishing some undefined task. The poster comes with a sheet of questions the teacher is supposed to ask. One might be: “These kids sure look different, but they look happy. Can you tell me which one in the picture is an American?”

Some eight-year-old, mired in ignorance, will point to a white child like himself. “That one.”

The teacher reads from the answer, conveniently printed along with the question. “No, Billy, all these children are Americans. They are just as American as you.”

The children get a snack, and the poster goes up on the wall until another one comes a week later. This is what happens at predominately white, middle-class, elementary schools everywhere.

Elementary school teachers love All of the Colors of the Race, by award-winning children’s poet Arnold Adoff. These are some of the lines they read to the children: “Mama is chocolate ... Daddy is vanilla ... Me (sic) is better ... It is a new color. It is a new flavor. For love. Sometimes blackness seems too black for me, and whiteness is too sickly pale; and I wish every one were golden. Remember: long ago before people moved and migrated, and mixed and matched ... there was one people: one color, one race. The colors are flowing from what was before me to what will be after. All the colors.”

Teaching as a career

It may come as a surprise after what I have written, but my experiences have given me a deep appreciation for teaching as a career. It offers a stable, middle-class life but comes with the capacity to make real differences in the lives of children. In our modern, atomized world children often have very little communication with adults — especially, or even, with their parents — so there is potential for a real transaction between pupil and teacher, disciple and master.

A rewarding relationship can grow up between an exceptional, interested student and his teacher. I have stayed in my classroom with a group of students discussing ideas and playing chess until the janitor kicked us out. I was the old gentleman, imparting my history, culture, personal loves and triumphs, defeats and failures to young kinsman. Sometimes I fancied myself Tyrtaeus, the Spartan poet, who counseled the youth to honor and loyalty. I never had this kind intimacy with a black student, and I know of no other white teacher who did.

Teaching can be fun. For a certain kind of person it is exhilarating to map out battles on chalkboards, and teach heroism. It is rewarding to challenge liberal prejudices, to leave my mark on these children, but what I aimed for with my white students I could never achieve with the blacks.

There is a kind of child whose look can melt your heart: some working-class castaway, in and out of foster homes, often abused, who is nevertheless almost an angel. Your heart melts for these children, this refuse of the modern world. Many white students possess a certain innocence; their cheeks still blush.

Try as I might, I could not get the blacks to care one bit about Beethoven or Sherman’s march to the sea, or Tyrtaeus, or Oswald Spengler, or even liberals like John Rawls, or their own history. They cared about nothing I tried to teach them. When this goes on year after year it chokes the soul out of a teacher, destroys his pathos, and sends him guiltily searching for The Bell Curve on the Internet.

Blacks break down the intimacy that can be achieved in the classroom, and leave you convinced that that intimacy is really a form of kinship. Without intending to, they destroy what is most beautiful — whether it be your belief in human equality, your daughter’s innocence, or even the state of the hallway.

Just last year I read on the bathroom stall the words “F**k Whitey.” Not two feet away, on the same stall, was a small swastika. The writing on that wall somehow symbolized the futility of integration. No child should be have to try to learn in such conditions. It was not racists who created those conditions and it wasn’t poverty either; it was ignorant, white liberals. It reminds me of Nietzsche: “I call an animal, a species, an individual corrupt, when it loses its instincts, when it prefers what is injurious to it.”

One often hears from egalitarians that it doesn’t matter what color predominates in a future America so long as we preserve our values, since we are a “proposition nation.” Even if we were prepared to hand over our country to aliens who were going to “preserve our values,” it simply cannot be done with blacks.

The National Council for the Social Studies, the leading authority on social science education in the United States, urges teachers to inculcate such values as equality of opportunity, individual property rights, and a democratic form of government. Even if teachers could inculcate this milquetoast ideology into whites, liberalism is doomed because so many non-whites are not receptive to education of any kind beyond the merest basics. Many of my students were functionally illiterate. It is impossible to get them to care about such abstractions as property rights or democratic citizenship. They do not see much further than the fact that you live in a big house and “we in da pro-jek.” Of course, there are a few loutish whites who will never think past their next meal and a few sensitive blacks for whom anything is possible, but no society takes on the characteristics of its exceptions.

Zimbabweans leaving their own country.
Once I asked my students, “What do you think of the Constitution?”

“It white,” one slouching black rang out. The class began to laugh. And I caught myself laughing along with them, laughing while Pompeii’s volcano simmers, while the barbarians swell around the Palatine, while the country I love, and the job I love, and the community I love become dimmer by the day.

I read a book by an expatriate Rhodesian who visited Zimbabwe not too many years ago. Traveling with a companion, she stopped at a store along the highway. A black man materialized next to her car window. “Job, boss, (I) work good, boss,” he pleaded. “You give job.”

“What happened to your old job?” the expatriate white asked.

The black man replied in the straightforward manner of his race: “We drove out the whites. No more jobs. You give job.”

At some level, my students understand the same thing. One day I asked the bored, black faces staring back at me. “What would happen if all the white people in America disappeared tomorrow?”

“We screwed,” a young, pitch-black boy screamed back. The rest of the blacks laughed.

I have had children tell me to my face as they struggled with an assignment. “I cain’t do dis,” Mr. Jackson. “I black.”

The point is that human beings are not always rational. It is in the black man’s interest to have whites in Zimbabwe but he drives them out and starves. Most whites do not think black Americans could ever do anything so irrational. They see blacks on television smiling, fighting evil whites, embodying white values. But the real black is not on television, and you pull your purse closer when you see him, and you lock the car doors when he swaggers by with his pants hanging down almost to his knees.

For those of you with children, better a smaller house in a white district than a fancy one near a black school. Much better an older car than your most precious jewels cast into a school where they will be a minority.

I have been in parent-teacher conferences that broke my heart: the child pleading with his parents to take him out of school; the parents convinced their child’s fears are groundless. If you love your child, show her you care — not by giving her fancy vacations or a car, but making her innocent years safe and happy. Give her the gift of a white school.

Of course, even the whitest schools are riddled with liberalism. There is only one way to educate your children in a way that does not poison their minds. If at all possible, home school your children. Educate them yourself.

Mr. Jackson now teaches at a majority-white school. This is his first article for American Renaissance.

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  • Kaya Omodele

    Like I said...Propaganda. And if you believe this article as absolute truth, I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale. The article is making a point. Like the one twenty years ago did. Nevertheless, its is a contrived story disseminated to make that point. Do the damn research and stop thinking everything negative thing people say about us TRUTH! America has conditioned minds to accept media claims.


  • Bombahdrop

    Not only that Mervin lets not forget alot has changed since the 60s we have these teachers today that dont even care about teaching our black kids instead they are having sexx with them and if the teacher doesnt like the student which is almost always in todays school they will make sure they flunk them and deprive them of an education which is a major source of the problem also the list goes on the PTA be robbing the parents kids and the school itself
  • David Shamach

    7/3/11 Love The Article Nuff Said LOL, But. I would like to say to all so-called white people Have a Very Happy Independence Day (LOL)It will be your last 2012 all things wil come to pass the dollor will drop jobs will be no more and our people well have no choice but to stand up and fight Obama will be the last prsident and he will bring in the New World Order. (BombahDrop what's up brother pray everything is blessed.
  • alvin willoc

    Fake or real there or point .
  • One Love

    Wether written by black white yellow or blue, it is the truth.
    You don't need a white man to tell you how some of your people attitude towards life is. Even if he wrote the article he is speaking the truth. Be happy somebody have the balls to say it so you can learn from it.
    Some of you are very worried about what white people do instead of worrying about your own. Your family, your people should be your priority not white people. They don't make us there priority so why are we?
    How many of us read on blogs what they are saying about us? Take a look at these blogs and you will see we are the ones worried about them, while they are doing better.
    We are responsible for keeping them strong. Instead of focusing on how we can strenghten or race we talk about what they do to us and what we think they are still doing to us. That right there is keeping us back.
    Each and everyone of you is responsible for your children.
    This is no longer slavery so stop blaming the white man and raise your dame kids properly.
    Some of you boys run around on your wives instead of focusing on raising your children. How many white men have 4 and 5 baby momas? Some of you find it strange that men like myself have been with my wife for many years and is focus on raising my kids with one mother.
    Sound like the white people way? If this is their way then I am happy to go their way because it is not the wrong way.

    Our children are going astray because our parenting sucks.
    How the hell can men focus on raising decent young men if they have all these baby mama. How can men focus on raising children if some of you women refuse to allow them in their childs lives all because you are not getting any or enough money or is jealous of his current lady?
    Until our attitude change, our race will continue to be seen as minority and I don't mean in numbers.
  • TriniJ

    This Article is very much true. I've recently graduated from High School and must say this type of behavior still exist. It has only gotten a bit better from the time it was wriitten. However, it is evident that Some Rap music plays an BIG role as to why students are failing.
    (Personal Experience)
  • john miller

    A sad state. Something we MUST fix, but how. We have to be more involved with our children and teach them real values, first to be a better person, them to be an embassador for our people. Damn.


  • Marlon

    @Kaya Omodele, your ignorance is beyond uncanny. This is exactly what I was talking about when I said people don't see a problem so they don't fix it. Cause they think what thy are doing is right. Propaganda my behind, open your eyes. Then again, the rungs of this world got you so blinded that you are unable to see what is right in front of your face. You don't need to go far o see this kind of behavior. I lived in black communities and while communities as well as communities with other races. You want to know which one I ran from. It wasn't surprising to hear gun shots on my block. And police rolling up. I hear the blacks saying "when I goto jail..." that's their ambition. JAIL! Where I live now is a mixed community but not a lot of blacks, it is so peaceful. No noise and stupid rap music all hours of the night. No getto argument waking you up like my previous resident where is was a black community. It shames me because I'm also black. I get stereotyped like other I'm sure, but I carry myself differently. Let people see that all balcks aren't ignorant. I wear my wedding ring proud. I never slept around like the others out there. I'm trying ti make a difference and when I have children, I will do like the bible says. Raise them up in the way they should go so that when they ge holder they will not depart from it. Sure they will be influenced by friends and what they see ou in this world, but I'm going to make sure that my influence is greater than what they find outside the house. I know about black women that don't wanna hear the right think, they have boys comin over all the time, my old neighbors, until she got pregnant, didn't finish college. This is real. Regardless of whether this article was mean to be false, the issues it describes are real and something needs to be done about it. Tell them to pull up ther pants, that is the most disguising habit I've ever seen, and smoking is pretty bad. It doesn't look good, it looks foolish. And if a future employer were to see you dressed that way, that's the end of your career. Some even work at mc Donald and dress like that, or delivering a parcel and dressed like that. Come on man. I've neve seen a white person on the job dressed that way. I've seen all races sagging before bun not on the job. The raps these days have nothing educational to offer. They just telling the youths to sleep around, and that it's okay to get women pregnant and bail. To chase after cars and money only. What about rapping and telling kids to goto college and do well. A bunch of dunce leading kids to be dunce like them.

    Of course there are exceptions to these things but it's so slim. I applaud when I hear stories of a black person struggling to goto school, and becomes extremely successful after working really hard to achieve that goal. These damn American kids have so much and what they do with it, throw it away. Their communities are filthy and impoverish because that's what they love. And I move aya every chance I get. Sure I lived that way until I was able to move away. I used to hate it when people spoke bad about the balck and I said they were racist. That whites would move away when blacks entered their communities, bu now I see the truth behind it. We need to do better for ourselves and stop blaming the white like the person below said. Do the right thing and we will not be recognized as the scum of the earth but instead be esteemed.
  • obama mama

    Wow!  This is full of stereotypes and over-generalization.  But, I'm past that, I'm more interested in focusing on what is true and fixing it.  It starts at home.  We are now on the 2nd and 3rd generation of children having children.  There's no more big momma's who know how to raise children with respect and foster a love of learning.  So what do we do to fix the numerous problems in so many urban and now suburban neighborhoods?  That's what we need to concentrate on.  If you don't believe there's a problem then volunteer to work at a school and see for yourself.


  • patti roach

    @MiluvMiLife & Marlon, Ty for your comments your right on stay strong my brothers;)
  • mone j

    maybe im the only one who disagrees with some of this, but where i live black students are extremely diffferent.he speaks about these student as if the represent every black person in america.which is very close minded.while something of the things he says may be true, not all of it is.and plus let;s not forget history - which is the answer to most of the questions of why many black people act the way they do
  • patti roach

    @mone, I think you need to read the article again he is not saying all black students behave this way but most do and we know its true so stop denying it, hes speaking from experience and lets not forget our own people sold us in to slavery if you really want the truth, we really need to read our the History books.
  • Roseann Shepherd

    This is what happens when we cut education. When we refuse to educate our young people in the right way, they breed the ignorance they know. A parent can only teach what they know and when we have parents who were not educated properly, how do we expect them to educate their offspring? The whites get all the perks from uncle sam. they are supposed to be the elites. yet we who are more in numbers accept the status quo that we are minorities. we are not..if we would wake up, pull up our pants, stop blaming others for our failures and get it in our heads that we are responsible for our actions, we would be in a better place. we refuse to read, go to school, or do any thing constructive, yet we want to be up there. we work at the lowest paying jobs and still want to buy the most expensive things. we do not want to listen to reason from the older folk who have been there..done that and got no where with it, we have short memories. we forget all to quickly that what we see on tv is not real life and we let the dirty jokes and the snooty adds take us away from the realities of life and the truth. we live like we are the soaps which we spend our time viewing instead of feading our minds with uplifting things which would advance both us and our children. we set all the bad examples for our children and when they live up to those destructive examples, we complain..we are headed for an implosion in this society.. when it comes, it will not only affect blacks, but the entire country of America. if we as a strong people do not get it together soon, we will experience the destructive effects of a system more or less akin to slavery quite soon...I'm a teaching assistant with the NYCDOE..
  • kcrunchone

    The article no matter how much you may want to disagree with and how much you feel is genuine in nature we must all face the facts that the future is slipping away from us. The number of degenerates out number the kids that want to do good, they influence them in ways we have never imagined. My daughter I use for an example let her friends pull her down, she is a very intelligent and beautiful young woman, I had to stop take note of the environment that she had placed herself in and then take a step back to analyze a proper solution. So I talked until I was blue in the face, all that talk s*** seemed to fail. Then one day as I sat and read a few articles in Time magazine as I waited and she broke curfew for the second time. At that point I decided that no longer could I allow her to continue her destructive patterns just to be a social princess, So I waited for her to come in and I commenced to whipping that ass, I had to give her something more to worry about than her loser friends that would be in dead end jobs dead or pregnant by the end of High school. I continued with taking away cell phone, funds, free time, etc, I even went as far as going to school and picking her up. After some time she opened up to me and confessed all my worries were correct that she wanted to fit in she dropped out of an academic program not fully understanding that it could have lead to a scholarship to the same college that she will now be attending this summer and fall. Notice that I said will be attending because I spoke with her and not only spoke took action to prevent the self destruction that I knew would occur had I done nothing. We need to buckle down and let them know that we care, show them love and interest, we need to get back to guidance and parenting in order that they may succeed. They need parents, not government to strangle hold our ability to parent but real parenting to change the destruction that I am seeing, it is not going to change anytime soon because there are now too many of these ignorant bastards bearing children into the world that they do not love nor know how to nurture nor care for. TO put it blunt I am a dictator when I have to be and I dont give  s*** what anyone thinks because I would rather raise them right now and later give 5K to 20K for their education that for their legal fees after incarceration or to contribute to helping them steer clear of the despicable vices that has been placed so easily in front of them to adapt to. I am doing something and making a difference and that is the problem, these kids are having kids and they do not know what to do with them. I started young as well but I was in the military with discipline and married and life has not changed my ideas of being a parent it has only changed the method of which I may do things. They are having children they do not love nor know how to take care of period.
  • Carl

    @krunchone - Wow, what a moving and telling testimony!  We need more parents like you for you are truly the exception today.  Many kudos to you!
  • Lenny Sportshake

    I hate to agree with some of this but most of it is highly stereo typical. First, i have to look at the geographics and the social aspects of these students then i would rationalize or assess the situation. Bottom line if these kids come from the projects then more than likely their behavior would be different than kids that have been raised in a middle class community. Personally, my job has taken me in many homes and the worst behaviour i have seen is in the white trash trailer parks. So in conclusion, an isolated situation has nothing to do with race overall. But it would be good if that Teacher would read that letter written by Willy Lynch.

  • Bajangirl

    This teacher is obviously culturally backward himself.  He actually writes that he told his students that there are no black people in Europe, only white r from there and that black people are from African.  I went to Atlanta in the 80's and in deep south EVERYONE, black and white speak a language that I did not understand.  I hate that he is so general in his assumptions of black people.  Shows his ignorance.   He is most definitely a conservative voter.  Possible a members of the T-Party.
  • BigginsMarie

    Kcrunchone- You are awesome! I hope your family tells you that all the time.
  • BigginsMarie

    Lenny- I agree that the white trailer park kids could put our black kids to shame (or actually, make our black kids feel relief that they aren't the worst in the world)


    Just because they might be worst though doesn't mean we shouldn't try to make ours better. I've never heard of a black babysitter or nanny selling her ward into sexual slavery for meth (like that other article) but that doesn't mean there is no room for improvement in our own community. Why be second worst when you can be the best?

  • BigginsMarie

    Roseann-Girl, I love you! You said exactly what i've been thinking for a while now. Especially about setting a negative example and not listening to the old people. Old people are there for a reason! We are suppose to learn from them, they are great sources of knowledge. But these young cats refuse to listen to them anymore. If an old woman tells a young woman to pull down her skirt, there's a 50% chance she gonna turn around and cuss the old er woman out. If an old man tells a young man he needs to stop running the streets and go take care of his family, hell, hell laugh and tell the old man he's a loser and don't know what he's talking about.


    It's way out of control. Yes, the person who wrote this article is racist! 100% racist! You can tell if a white child had done these same things he would have found excuses for them "Oh, he's from a  bad home, Oh his father left/died, Oh, she has low self esteem which is why she does that." Yet he makes NO excuses for his black students.But in the end, even though it's racist, some of this stuff is true. We do these things, we have reasons why we do them, but just to keep making excuses for it will get us no where. We have to acknowledge the problems and continue discussing how we are going to fix them. 

  • BigginsMarie

    Also someone here mentioned that they don't want to be like white people (or maybe i just read that somewhere else). I agree with that too. I don't want to emulate white culture, black Americans have our own culture and it makes us feel good to be part of something. What we have to do is work within our culture and remove all the negativity and put more positivity within our own culture. 


    Wouldn't it be great if we can go to a black function and not have to worry about some knuckle heads starting s***? We can have our clubs, our fashions, our lifestyles and our relationships, our way, minus all the negativity?

  • obama mama

    @krunchone, you are the example of a good parent. Truthfully, there used to be more parents like you but the number is dwindling due to government agencies telling us that we can't discipline our children as we see fit.  No I don't mean abuse, but beating their tail when they get out of line.  Time outs in a room with tvs, MP3 players, computers, Xboxes and the like don't work.  It's more like an award than a punishment.  They need something that will remind them of the consequences of not listening to our rules.  Too many parents make excuses for their children's behavior and want to be their friends.  After seeing the results of parents not disciplining their children my son's thank me in many ways.  My oldest is in his senior year at college, my youngest was accepted in an excellent school.  I rewarded them when they deserved it and disciplined them when they needed it.  I have no regrets, but I also had great parents who expected excellence from me and my siblings as well.  Your daughter may think you are the meanest parent on earth.  She'll get over it and I promise you that she will thank you and make you proud in years to come.  There are so many young males and females that are eager to bring our youth down just because misery loves company.  We have to guide them in the proper direction.  That's the least we can do.
  • Malcolm X

    I read the article and have mixed feelings. First of all it was published in The American Renaissance Magazine. Thats a racist organization. This article was writen for KKK types. They never expected black to read it. But anyway

    I can believe much of the stuff really happened. But the author is a really good writer and has slipped his opinions and negative judgments in and disguised them to look like facts. For instance: " 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." You expect me to believe that five High School students would be SCREAMING their point at the teacher at the same time. Maybe raising their voices and talking at the same time but the author used the word screaming. Then the author said: "Black women love to dance." Last I heard dancing was universal and all cultures do it. Even white folks. it might not be appropriate in school, but I'm pretty sure poor white kids engage in inappropriate behavior too.
    Then he said: "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."
    I don't believe some one in high school in this day and age would be proud to say they are on welfare. And it is even harder to believe a whole high school class would agree. They do have predominantly black colleges in the south in all southern states so I am pretty sure some of these kids know others from the hood who went on to college. Even if they went on a football scholarship.
    And then this cracker says: "Give her the gift of a white school."
    We went through this before. Predominantly black charter schools are once again proving that black males learn better in black environments with black teachers. We have seen how the black male high school drop out rate increased when they started busing us to white schools and they replaced the all black teachers with white ones.
    A good writer can mix opinions with facts in such a way. Its an old propaganda tool.

  • Kaya Omodele

    @Marlon...You choose to label me as ignorant without even checking the source of the article to see who wrote it, for which medium, and the context of that particular editorial. However, since everyone has gotten emotional about this article without thinking, I'll deflect your comment. While there is no doubt that we have a serious problem in our communities in terms of levels of self respect, respect for humanity, lack of education, POOR PARENTING SKILLS, etc. I can tell you first hand where these problems can plant us. However, I won't stand by as someone falsely caricatures my people. And I know that regardless how bad things are what the writer did was irresponsible. You are acting like writers don't do it all the time. You are naive.

    Anyhow, for the rest of you, I have worked with gang youth. I have worked with youth in prison. YES, our young people and our communities face many trials and tribulations. Parents and responsible adults have to learn the necessary skills to reach youth. And yes they don't listen until they find themselves in the system or on probation. Everyone ah jump up an dung bout di problem, but what are YOU doing about it? If Bill Cosby says something that sounds good, people start sheeping. Get down in the trenches or get the hell out of the way. And stop accepting what people say about you. Labels and Caricatures don't fit-they don't even fit gang bangers. I've lived on the other side of the fence and I know they don't fit me.

  • mone j

    im not denying it nor saying he's completely wrong.but im 17 nd i have a first hand view on my generation.im just saying i feel like this article is almost generalizing all of the young black people like me today.yea some act a fool but what about the ones who know where they're going and have a good head on their shoulders.don't they get any recongnition?i feel like when i speak to older generations, all they see is what my generation is doing wrong.and dont give enough credit to those who arent.how about someone talk about that.what about the 90/90/90 schools?has anyone read about those in the history books?probably not.
  • Kaya Omodele

    @Malcolm X thank you. I was waiting to see who else would research the source. That was my point. Its amazing that no one did that. I immediately tracked the source and realized this. Our people will suffer from lack of knowledge. The media will manipulate them. Whether or not his words hold truth, are absolutes is not the point. He wrote an article trying to convince his people that Black people are animalistic and many of us jumped on his wagon. And he wrote countless fallacies. This is like watching Birth of a Nation 2000. Maybe there is some truth, but please...don't insult my intelligence.
  • mone j

    @kaya that is the sameee thinggg i was thinking.
  • One Love

    Does it matter who wrote the article? The issue is the s*** is the truth.
    Unless black people take responsibility for their own actions the race will continue to be this way.
    Take a look around folks our race is dying and we are the ones killing it.
  • dij dol

    @kcruchone and many others on here... respect. everyone has something to say about blacks more so the youth. My issue here is that many of us on here are in the minority. we care about our future as well as our kids and family.our community black american, native american (my wife's family) caribbean (all of them) latin as well has swallowed the pill. the do what you like pill. I have three kids 2 boys 1 girl all of them are in the top five of there classes. my son's are not allowed to wear pants without a belt, hat backwards use the "n' word they pray and read the bible. they  are not perfect. like my brother krunchone said my kids know there are consequences for their actions. i am not my kids friend, homie or buddy, i'm their father. countless youth don't know their dads never seen them  and never will. i heard a story of a boy who met his father at 20 only after they were serving time in the same prison. A lot of mother are struggling with kids on there own, while the father is driving a range rover.  you may say they should stop having babies, that's a true statement. lets look at why some of these  girls do this. see "Maury show" if most of these girls had a father in their life the young boy would know her father would not allow this because like "kcrunchone" said she would be concerned about her own future. this is a cycle that repeats itself. everyone is in a gang or wants to be, catch one of these guys by themselves and see that in their heart they want something diffeirent. they need their fathers. i tell all the young girls in my family. don't give him no ass if he can't tell what his plans are for himself in the next six years and how you  fit in. if he can then theres no rush. use a condom see how it woked out for your friends. all i am saying as a man i used a condom everytime till i got married.
  • Kaya Omodele

    @MiLuvMiLife I agree with 3 out of the 4 statements you made. But the s*** is not the truth. There may be some semblance of truth, but he uses propaganda to blow it up. Its like saying that every yard man is a gunman. Or every man from the Islands is a drug dealer. It is a fallacy because to make his points, he exaggerates his claims. F*** dat. Mi know seh di p******** deh a lie. Period.
  • Tyisha Taylor

    No matter what color, Im not offended because I take responsibility for myself. Yes I belong to the black race but, I represent me. I could never be offended cause that was his experience, We have to educate and elevate each other @ Mone J you keep up the good work. ONLY ANSWER TO WHAT YOU ARE and you no your not part of that class of people he is speaking off. Remember we (blacks) come from royalty so we need to treat ourselves that way, the hell what people think white american wants black lips and butts and every other white boy hums a Jay Z song and white girls love him too. Best think of all our president is black
  • Incognito

    Wow! what an article. This white dude manage to encapsulate a complex, social and racial issue on education in a way that leaves many sensible black minds thinking - "You know what, from an objective perspective - the behavior of black students is so destructive, so vile - he's actually doing us a favor, by bringing it to our attention."
    Gotta admit I pretty much read every comment, and I am really surprise and proud of my people. You looked passed the messenger, and listened to the message. Too many Black kids are lost and are left to their own whims to figure out life - not a great place to be in an increasingly advanced society.

    Funny thing is you don't need this white teacher to talk about the ills of black youth - just get your blind butts off the couch and take a ride on the subway or hangout out malls and stores in predominately poor neighborhoods at 3pm. It's freaking madness. Three years ago in my search to find out what's wrong with today's youth, I walked the streets of NYC: from the Hunts Point in the Bronx to East NY in Brooklyn, spoke to youth, teachers, parents and community leaders - and came to the conclusion, if you catch them (kids) early, they really love school, and do want to learn, it's the parents that corrupt their minds and destroys their souls. I should know - after all I started a high school (Queens), and most memorable moment I had is when a young mother, fell in my arms overflowing with tears, because she had given up hope she would ever find a safe school for her son - when she found mine, she was inconsolable.
    The phenomena of the failure of youth is not only endemic to Secondary Schools, but also colleges, which I notice by in the late 90's were producing less and less intelligent minorities, weak in critical thinking and basic communication skills. My sense was the disease of ebonics and hip hop, was starting to dangerously destroy black minds. Sadly it appeared I was correct, and we only have ourselves to blame. I've notice a few confused souls on this site,taking the same misguided perspective, that blacks should ignore this teacher's comments, because he's white - despite the fact there is over-whelming evidence to the contrary that Blacks students are last in every category of positive educational achievement, whilst when it comes to negative performance in education - blacks are disproportionately over-represented (Prof Pedro Noguera, Exec Director NYU.... black guy btw). This b/s thinking often displayed by way too many of us, it's akin to not believing an oncologist diagnosis that you have cancer, because he's white.

    Most of you know my line of thinking and where I come down on issues - I am a stone-cold, hard-asz critic of dumb black thinking - the last one to side with popular thought because it's the predominant view of blacks, and as much as I disgust many of you - it's freaking time more and more blacks become independent thinkers too, and stop listening to the backwards thinking eschewed by other blacks who offer little to NO positive solutions - just some unintelligent, dangerous nonsense that the white man and the government is using mis-information to cause inner-strife among blacks. Hello!! that's what we need, god damn inner strife. Progressive, intelligent Black Americans need to become more vocal in putting an end the madness, and disgusting behavior and thinking that's permeating black society.

    Let's face it, if we don't, someone else will, and given the state of America's economy, it won't be pretty.
  • Kaya Omodele

    You intellectuals amuse me. The point that some of us have been making isn't whether or not there is a major problem in our communities. That is common knowledge. The point has everything to do with the tone of this article and the source. No one here pointed any unintelligent nonsense about the white man this or that. I stated that it his article propaganda. No one says the government did anything. And no, I disagree...we don't need any more internal strife. We need more people offering solutions. Doing.

    You pseudo-intellectuals should get from behind your desks and stats-you sound detached from the community I know...come down into the trenches where the so-called low-life Blacks you so despise and write off walk. Go in to the prisons, state or Federal. Yes, we must begin with the education of youth before they begin displaying negative, regressive behavior. However, I for one have not written off the gang members, so-called derelicts. And while "progressive blacks" are busy being "more vocal about putting an end to the madness", many of us are rolling up our sleeves and putting in work. Trust me, it is also very rewarding when you take a so-called hard core criminal youth, mentor him/her and make a difference. I worked in a class where twenty kids, 13 convicted murderers before they became adults and am proud to say that some of them displayed high aptitudes to learn and function with an acute sense of morals. We hear about all kinds of stats and the thing about statistics is that they can be interpreted and twisted to support almost any agenda. For instance, we hear so much about recidivism and that x out of y inmates will return to prison. However, that statistic is put out there for a reason. What many don't know is that when an inmate is educated and armed with a degree, he or she returns there in less than 20% of cases. Anyway, I realize that most of you here on this site have no clue about the people you deem LOST, so I will continue working with them. In my experiences with the "criminals" not once has a situation described by that man occurred in that totality. Not once has it been so totally dismal. Find a way to reach them!

  • Kaya Omodele

    Respect to every commenter here. I am sure we all mean well. I still say I don't need that messenger delivering that message. I know whats wrong in my community. It is complex, He made some valid points. But to me he came across as spewing stereo types and painting caricatures. And his article is saturated with fallacies and sensationalism. Hence, I think it is propaganda.

    "The point is that human beings are not always rational. It is in the black man’s interest to have whites in Zimbabwe but he drives them out and starves. Most whites do not think black Americans could ever do anything so irrational. They see blacks on television smiling, fighting evil whites, embodying white values. But the real black is not on television, and you pull your purse closer when you see him, and you lock the car doors when he swaggers by with his pants hanging down almost to his knees."  So I am to believe that this caricature is a "real black"? That is not a true statement. There are many Black youth who do this, but in reality this doesn't depict a real Black man. The style doesn't necessarily depict a criminal either, no matter how much I disapprove or dislike it. Man, some of us are so detached. It must be a class thing.

  • VonsinaWilliams

    BigginsMarie you are so right we do need our own. However, I didn't read one lie in this expression of exposure to some of my people. Some of us need to have a relationship of fear with our children so when they are out in public they show some form of respect. I feared what my parents might be told so I behaved when I was outside on my own. Of  course that was some time back but the standards have been passed down to my children, For instance,  I'm a very soft spoken person, my children have been taught to us there inside voice at a very young age.  Hence, when I'm with  certain my family members who have multiple people living in there home, I constantly have to repeat myself. They listen to the TV and music very loud so they talk loud. When I visit the first thing I do is turn down the sound so that I can be heard. I started doing  this after losing my voice after every visit to there home. In a nut shell we need to get it together. Black folks are full of culture we  need to organize ourselves and take pride in our own history. We are a culture of people who invented our own system for trade way before the Europeans. Some of us just need to instill some form of pride in our children prior to them going before the public. Use the rod,if  necessarily. It never hurt  prior generations.

    My moms  generation  were well aware  they represented the family when they were in public and they acted accordingly out of fear and respect. They  turned out to be worthy  of success and respect. Read to your  youth,  expose our history, our inventions our culture and our pride, prior to there exposure  to the school system.

    Insist on them travailing to other countries even if its just on the computer. Expose then to different cultures, so exception of differences will never hold them back. Acknowledge and instill the fact that they are descendants of royalty. If our children are reminded daily  of this from  respect and inheritances early in life they grow with a sense of pride that keeps there soul and spirit intact. EACH ONE TEACH ONE. Do the research.

    I remain The Peach.

  • Str8talk4real

    interesting, Hum!
  • Lady Simone Lord

    This is the reality of Black schools in America. It may sound harsh but it is what it is. You may not want to believe it but it is the truth. Public high school is nasty. Your little darlings forced to go there every day. Do something about it.
  • Incognito

    Of course if splice and dissect the piece you will find wild generalizations and hyperbole, but if you take the totality of the memoir you see a catastrophic way of life that has become so normalize in society, folks are beginning to project the definitive dates for the demise of the Black race in the U.S. - that's some scary s***! Yet we continue to do nothing, but embrace illogical popular thinking that everything is copethestic.


    I'll put it this way - I'll write my own memoir, "Black America, The Race to Extinction" and include my own experiences and some of the same valid points this white dude raised. I always lived in the hood, went to all black schools (all levels), grew up in a black family, and after seeing many of my boys die or go to jail realize the "blackwards" way of life wasn't for me.  Would that be propoganda?  Hell No! It would be the real deal - a profound, literary edifice of a black man's perspective in a "white-washed" society. 

    Re-educating prisoners and ex-cons, and indoctrinating them to a positive way of life is noble and should be commended, but as a influential black thinker recently once loudly told a population of  Prisoners at Rikers Island, "There is a conspiracy to keep you black men here, [ after which they all nodded and cheered in agreement], my question is, are you part of the conspiracy?" ... [ he went on to whip them up with similar thoughts that would leave them positively perplexed] 


    My point is we gotta develop more critical thinking and look for fibers of solutions from people we often may distrust and disagree with.  Especially in a country where we are a minority, and increasingly dependent on others for survival...

  • dij dol

    @kaya... I hear you. Could let us know what groups or foundation you belong to, what prison group/outreach pfograms you support. If they are in my area I will look into them.just a small note when you seek to stimulate you we must be mindful not create an atmosphere of adversity I find most vues interesting even the ones I opose. White black spanish the initial diatribe was so drawn out that after awhile you realize you don't need to hear again what you know. This what you see everyday. Lets not throw a stone in a pond just to see who looks. This is real to families that are hurting. In the movie Baby boy Gooding said to Tyrese "let stop being consumers" If you selling let us know what you selling. Big up
  • Kaya Omodele

    Look, his propaganda is no memoir. It is a facade. That's what you brothers and sisters do not seem to grasp. Do not use it to champion what we all KNOW is a major problem in our community. How can you not see that it is a lie. It sounds familiar because we know the truths about our community, but our community isn't doomed. That is an idea that so-called intellectuals have. I refuse to believe that. I am too busy turning negatives to positive. I can run down a list of statistics to show progress Blacks have made here, in the Diaspora, socio-economically and otherwise that will indicate progress over the span of fifty years. We are living in a time where Black people collectively are more skillful and educated than we've been and that includes the time of Pharaohs. 

    Do we have major social problems? Undeniably so. We know what they are by now. Start working. Start Garveying. Stop crying. WORK. Stop being scared.

    To reiterate my point, I contend that that man lied. If you stretch the truth about an occurrence, you are lying. If you use that lie to champion you cause, you are propagating. I know he is lying. Whether or not his message is familiar or rings true is not the point. As you correctly state, it is filled with wild generalizations and hyperbole. I refuse to right them off because I am one of "them". The high school drop out. Went to prison as a teen. Spent the better part of two decades behind fences and walls. Educated myself. Came home and rolled up my sleeves. Now when we deal with youth like the ones everyone here is petrified of, we show them our scars but share with them our proof that education is THE key. And many of the ones we deal with listen and improve their ways of thinking over time.The human brain isn't fully developed until the age of twenty five. And life is growth and development. Anything stagnant will perish...and that includes archaic ideas, concepts and class separatism.

    We can make a difference. We do. That's it. Stop pointing! DO something!

    I have an aunt in Jamaica, Queens who is doing social work, drug counseling and tutoring -she's nearly 70 years old . I know of a writer who began a literacy program in Rikers Island. DO SOMETHING since you know where the problems lie. Stop being scared.

  • Vanessa

    Please every one can you google The Willy Lynch sydrome and read it.  This is the reason, questions and Answers to the lost Black race living out side of Afrika. I was born and raised in England, white children where the rudest when I was going to school, my Grandma use to warn me not to follow the white children ca dem nuh have no manners.  We have to take care of our own but please we need to read the Willy Lynch sydrome and read this to our children and their children our parent grand parents the more Black people that read and no of this dis-struction of our race so many decades ago will understand how to fix the problems we are in now.  Please be real there is no race with out problems because the world or should I say humans are not perfect, but knowing why you are in the position you are in can help us all fix it or improve how we process in this world.............. Peace
  • keven blaq

    The real victims are the unfortunate whites caught in this. They are always in danger
    Wow this was deep
  • julianne benjamin

    Ibt don't matter if u blk r white we All r one so d blk r diffret from white all d way bt blk r smarter
  • keven blaq

    The real victims are the unfortunate whites caught in this. They are always in danger
  • Kaya Omodele

    @dij dol I am selling nothing. I had commented about this article. Some people put forward their arguments and I countered. I have no agenda. I have no platform I wish to promote here at this time. Furthermore, my intention was not to stimulate. I simply commented in defense of my people and culture against an outside agitator in the same way I would against any AB (or similar group). It is my nature. Period. Just so!


    But you can inbox me your email add if you are really interested in educating and mentoring.

  • Incognito

    @ Kava

    That's what i'm talking about - the black machismo, "Stop being scared".  It's the same old crazy nonsense that get's youth into dumb situations, where we square up and deal with the conflict or walk away and contemplate our masculinity.  That's kinda duality that black youth definitely need to hear less of...

    Listen bro lemme say a couple of things:

    First I won't knock your experiences nor your vigor to deal with those written off by society, but this s*** right here we're confronting aint gonna be resolved by dealing with the after-effects.  In today's world you gotta ride the wave of getting on the right path early or you're f*****! Plain and simple.

    Second, It's easy to screw up ones life and end up the white-man's plebe - locked in prison, then all of a sudden realize "damn I messed up".  It's really freaking hard to weave through life's trials and tribulations, and come out clean on the other side.  That's what I did, that's what I embody, and that's what I'm promoting. Cause the black leaders that we need, by-in large are gonna need ridiculous levels of intellect to compete in today's society. 

    Thirdly, folks who do time really think no body understands them, and how hard their life was and no doubt there is some truth to that. However there is also some truth to the fact that people who do time have no idea how freaking hard life was for others who grew up in the same circumstances, but not fall prey to the same evils.  

    Lastly, to make it personal - my entire life i've been mis-understood, and although I've ran community centers (Bed Stuy) and counsel ex-cons (Doe Fund).  I'm not trying to deal with the idiosyncrasies of a few, my goal is how can I create institutions that benefit the many.  Systemic change is what's on my agenda.  Be it improving education NYC, building power plants in Europe and West Africa, or negotiating Oil deals in Central Asia - my mind is always on making sure I do things that can up lift blacks world wide.

    As far as being scared - this brother ain't the one. Only brave black men come from nothing to get where I'm at, and obviously given the levels of influence and access I have, the U.S. is about to endure some serious hard times when these large emerging nations get going in the next 5 years. I'll say it again - time is NOT on our side people. We've got over 1 billion Asians, Indians, Africans and Spanish about stampeding across the planet in search of work, and millions of black youth high on hip hop thinking the same old racist "white man" will protect them - think again!

  • Kaya Omodele

    @Incogito I commend you on your ideas and plans. I identify and support much of what you say. And Jah know, we need systematic change. I hope that you will continue to push ahead with your planning and I am pulling for you to accomplish your goals- "my mind is always on making sure I do things that can up lift blacks world wide." I support you one hundred percent on that point.

    I do what I can with what I have. If I'm needed to chop down a tree or clear a river...inbox me.

    More Light. Bless up!

  • Malcolm X

    This article was written for white folks. The magazine it was in has had conventions where David Duke was the speaker. If you don't know he's one of the top dogs in the Klu Klux Klan. You can listen to him if you want. But I remember in the 1970's when the Ghost Shadows gang was shootin up New York. It was an Asian gang. They talked about the gang problem in China town but acted like it wasn't chinese doing it. Them rusians is doing their thing out their in Brighton Beach none of the murders hit the news papers. The albanians in the Bronx was doing drive buys and a few of them that came here from the bosnian serb war was straight up nuts. They had a blonde haired blue eyed rapist runnning up and down Arthur avenue but they kept him and his picture out of the paper when they caught him. And lets not forget John Gotti and his people. These guys had hundreds of murders in small Italian neighborhoods.

    Ask any one who has been to prison how many white boys was there. They do what wee do. More middle class white girls get abortions, thats why you don't see them having kids at an early age Beleive me white girls do things black crack heads won't do. Hang out side a methadone clinic in the Poconos. Go to a church of Satan service.

    Remember our ancestors took suggestions from these people and ended up slaves, so I'll be damned if aI let someone who writes for The American Renaissance magazine tell me about my people. Some people say this is the organization that the boy who shot the lady senator followed. I can't learn anything about black people from a Neo Nazi magazine. i got a mirror in my house and have been black all my life. I'm going to listen to some dude who got a job he hates tell me why he hates his job.

    Come on he said Black girls love to dance and that they are mostly obese. There's no way I can take this article serious.
  • Malcolm X

    And don't be fooled white people solve their problems with violence too. Just ask Sadam Husiaen or Kadafy Crackers is dropping bombs on him as we speak.

    And when martin luther king was marching they wasn't blowing kisses at him. Most of the recorded terrorist bombings in the US have been against black churches. But according to Writer McCracker we are savages. Remember he also said: "but what I aimed for with my white students I could never achieve with the blacks."

    Get the f*** out of here with that bullshit. He said black kids can't learn and that they can't be taught. No where in the article does he give or suggest a solution. The best thing he can come up with is keep your daughters away from blacks.
  • kcrunchone

    @malcolm X

    I understand exactly where you are coming from and what you are saying the issues of the ignorant behaviors are what need to be addressed. yes the article is a bit far fetch on the actualities but it is not far off when it comes to the current behavior of the young people of today. They are acting more an more ignorant by the day actually by the minute, the loud vulgar actions in public, the classroom antics and the in depth poor decline in their ability to care genuinely for another human being. I dont understand how to change them, or their ideas of what they are supposed to do. Tattoos from knuckles to neck and face and then want a job, and dont have enough ambition to start their own business especially if they want to put images all over themselves unable to be covered etc. I understand that our environments are more complex than what this simple article brings out it is not to teach anyone believe me it only allows you the perspective of a narrow minded individual that was scared and unaware of how to adapt. IF it allows a discussion to be raised it is not bad, but like I said before most that are here and commenting are not directly involved in the problem children but can take action by assisting someone that they know is having a hard time. The problem again is that they are having children at a young age and do not know how to love themselves let alone another child. Parenting is a start but it is not a gurantee because once they leave home the second side of the coin emerges, the peer pressure can mold them even more than parenting especially when they want and are in need of acceptance. When some of us were raised we believed the fact that we were an extension of our family when out in public and we had to act accordingly, especially since news of your actions sometimes made it home before you did. These days they dont give  s*** who sees them where they are or what they are doing or who they are doing it to. I did fear my parents but I respected them very much and knew that all I did could change a lot of things.