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.
A teacher of special needs children in Indiana is speaking out with other Christian parents and students by demanding LGBT kids be banned from a Sullivan High School prom. When asked, teacher Diana Medley responded to a reporter that she believes gay people have no purpose in life, and agrees that anti-gay parents and students should create a separate, “traditional” prom that would ban gay students from attending. Sullivan High School itself is allowing all students to the official prom, but these militant anti-gay Christians are trying to get students to attend their prom instead of the school’s official prom.
Despite the media frenzy over gun violence, there are times, especially in the American era of fear, disgrace, and slander, that we ask why instead of assuming someone is crazy, amoral, or lower than our social understanding of decent.
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One Albany County, NY County Legislator found these behaviors comical when Katrina migrants relocated to our fair Capitol. Yet, he does recognize violence when it comes in cold steel. Violence comes in various forms.
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 16:32 EST, 19 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 EST, 20 January 2013
Minneapolis Public school officials are ‘deeply disturbed by an incident of racial intolerance’ after finding a dark-skinned baby doll hung from its neck with a piece of string in a high school last week.
Historical knowledge predicted racism perception for both African Americans and European Americans, the researchers found, and overall, the African-American students were better at identifying historically true events. African-American students who reported greater relevance of racial identity also perceived more racism, while European-American students who placed greater importance on their racial identity saw less racism, especially on a systemic level, the researchers said.
There are 652 students enrolled at P.S. 163 this year, from prekindergarten through fifth grade. Roughly 63 percent of them are black and Hispanic; whites make up 27 percent; and Asians account for 6 percent.
Yet in P.S. 163’s gifted classes, the racial dynamics of the neighborhood, the school itself and the school system are turned upside down.