March 15, 2010

Disparate Impact v. School Discipline

The New York Time editorializes in support of Sec. of Education Arne Duncan's speech denouncing discipline in the public schools:
Mr. Duncan said that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be pleased by the racial progress that the country has made but “would have been ... dismayed to learn of schools that seem to suspend and discipline only young African-American boys.”

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25 comments:

Anonymous said...

un-f*cking believable!?

Enoch Powell Was Right said...

Yes, Arne Duncan is right. In order to honor the sacred memory of Dr. King, all disciplinary actions against black students must be halted. Also, armed robbery, rape, and murder should be legalized; too many blacks are persecuted for their involvement in these so-called "crimes." The fact that they are still illegal is surely a sad legacy of Jim Crow. I weep for our horrible, racist nation.

Anonymous said...

I suppose Arne Duncan believes that young Asian males misbehave just as often as young black males? That has not been my experience.



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Everything being done by Duncan (my opinion) is being done to disadvantage prole white and asian kids. When a prole white kid has an IQ that is 20 points above average, he has an IQ of 120. When a prole black kid has an IQ thats 20 points above his average, he has an IQ of 105. Which of the two kids do you think the elite would like to hamstring so that they aren't competition for their own children?

Anonymous said...

Citizens can visit schools almost any time they wish. You just call, show up, they issue you a pass, and you can walk the halls to get a sense of the place. Try a middle school or high school.

I suggest anyone believing that African-American kids, either in the cities or in the suburbs, girls included, are NOT more unruly, NOT more undisciplined, in short, NOT more likely to present "behavior problems" than Asians, Hispanics, Whites simply spend an hour walking the halls during a passing period, or taking a stroll into the library or the cafeteria before school or during lunch.

The writer ought to do this. Ah...on second thought, he'd just lie to convince himself his eyes were lying.

If only guys like that knew how much those very kids laugh at him and his kind, feel contempt for him, and play him.

Cinco Jotas said...

This is sure to end well.

l said...

Something I learned from watching CNN: The biggest threat to the Republic is anti-government extremists, like the Oath Keepers. Mark Potok said so. You think it's criminally inclined minority males? Racist!

Larissa said...

There was just a big article in my local paper about asian students being bullied by black students.

Anonymous said...

Just stand outside any black high school in Chicago when it lets out.Seeing will be believing for most urban anthropologists. Make sure you don't get on the same bus though, that would be taking the experiment too far. What to do about reality, that's the question.

Anonymous said...

Why rob banks? Because that's where the money is.

Why discipline Af-A's? Because that's where the misbehavior is.

Is this complicated?

Kylie said...

The NYT quoting Arne Duncan approvingly?

There's nothing more risibly contemptible than clueless white lefties taken in by plagiarizing blacks.

And I suspect that more than a few of the latter would agree with me.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Duncan said that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be pleased by the racial progress that the country has made but "would have been ... dismayed to learn of schools that seem to suspend and discipline only young African-American boys."


An Interview With Education Secretary Arne Duncan
By Jeffrey Mervis
Science 10 April 2009:
Vol. 324. no. 5924, p. 159
DOI: 10.1126/science.324.5924.159
sciencemag.org

During a recent interview with Science in his Washington, D.C., office, Education Secretary Arne Duncan discussed science education standards, the federal government's role in education, and how to make teachers more effective...

SCIENCE: As the second education secretary with school-aged kids, where does your daughter go to school, and how important was the school district in your decision about where to live?

DUNCAN: She goes to Arlington [Virginia] public schools. That was why we chose where we live, it was the determining factor. That was the most important thing to me. My family has given up so much so that I could have the opportunity to serve; I didn't want to try to save the country's children and our educational system and jeopardize my own children's education.


If Blogger/Blogspot would allow it, then I'd mark that up as

<font size="+2" color="#FF0000"><b>JEOPARDIZE MY OWN CHILDREN'S EDUCATION</b></font>

jody said...

in professional american sports, the media has worked extremely hard for several decades, trying every trick they can, to spin the vast behavior difference between black american athletes and all the other athletes.

this disparity has led most football coaches to arrive at the preposterous place where they are today, with one set of rules for black players, and another set of rules for all the other players. i call this the "fake disciplinarian" approach. they love to pretend they are "getting tough" on bad behavior by crucifying a white player now and then for a minor infraction.

Anonymous said...

this disparity has led most football coaches to arrive at the preposterous place where they are today, with one set of rules for black players, and another set of rules for all the other players.

Dude - that's true of every echelon of our society.

We've got a person of color living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue who very likely would be in jail right now, if only he were white, and his name were "Bush" or "Nixon" or "Reagan".

Kylie said...

I said earlier: "The NYT quoting Arne Duncan approvingly?

There's nothing more risibly contemptible than clueless white lefties taken in by plagiarizing blacks."

I meant the NYT and Arne Duncan as examples of the former and Jayson Blair and Martin Luther King, Jr. as examples of the latter. I'm afraid that wasn't clear in my first comment.

Anonymous said...

How many black psychiatrists or physicists? How many Asian basketball players or garbage collectors? Disparate impact equals nothing than reality at work.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing more risibly contemptible than clueless white lefties taken in by plagiarizing blacks.

Careful there: The host of this site produced an entire book which was based on material that had been ghost-written by William Ayers.

SavRed said...

How disparate impact might go in Savannah...

http://savannahred.blogspot.com/2010/03/carver-heights-and-disparate-impact.html

mikes2653 said...

I remember, years ago, a wisecrack that went: "The good old days were when the prisoner was suspended, not the sentence."

In like manner, we might observe that the good old days were when the only concern about disparate impact in school discipline was whether a schoolmaster used the cane, the strap, or the paddle.

Anonymous said...

Just stand outside any black high school in Chicago when it lets out.Seeing will be believing for most urban anthropologists.

That gibes with what the guys say over at Second City Cop.

Captain Jack Aubrey said...

And Bill Clinton once said, 'I hope I'm the last US president who doesn't speak Spanish.'

Unfracking believable, the insanity and the inanity of our modern so-called leaders.

Truth said...

"We've got a person of color living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue who very likely would be in jail right now, if only he were white, and his name were "Bush" or "Nixon" or "Reagan".

Now why would that be? Those three were complicit in a lot of illegal murders and they did not go to jail.

Anonymous said...

Everything being done by Duncan (in my opinion) is being done to disadvantage prole white and asian kids.

So, in addition to incompetent teaching, PC indoctrination, massive expense to taxpayers, and risks to life and limb from occasional Colombine-style shoot ups, we now have deliberate attempts to sabotage the economic future of prole whites and Asians.

Two words: Home school. It solves all of the above problems.

Anonymous said...

Jody, that's changing. See what happened to Elijah Dukes today.

Brutus

Curvaceous Carbon-based Life Form said...

"we now have deliberate attempts to sabotage the economic future of prole whites and Asians.

Two words: Home school. It solves all of the above problems."

Yeah, but home school presumes a parent at home during the day, doing the homeschooling. (Or else you face legal trouble for enabling truancy, also called "educational neglect.")
But the poor proles, in order to both pay the rent and buy food, have got both mom and dad working. So who can do the homeschooling?
Our elites are just evil.

Anonymous said...

"Dude - that's true of every echelon of our society.

We've got a person of color living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue who very likely would be in jail right now, if only he were white, and his name were "Bush" or "Nixon" or "Reagan"."

-Bush, Nixon and Reagan are not in jail... What is your point?