When mothers have children that particularly challenge them, you will often hear some mothers say “this child will be the death of me!” While we can assume that the mothers who say this only say it in a moment of frustration and don’t actually mean it nor believe it, it turns out that they are on to something, especially if the child they are talking about is a boy.
For fathers, it turns out this is not true. A new study claims that having a baby boy can shorten the life of a parent; but only the mother and not the father.
Structural racism and poor school conditions contribute to the so-called “Black-Whiteachievement gap”—a phrase we should be fighting to abolish. But the “hands off approach” taken by many Black parents also contributes to the problem.
One parent, who wishes to remain anonymous, said the course teaches her child to feel guilty. ”It’s meant to divide and victimize non-whites and condition whites to feel guilty and to be more passive,” the parent said. Another parent added, “They’re teaching white guilt. They’re dividing the students. They’re saying to non-whites, ‘You have been oppressed and you’re still being oppressed.’”