'Favors' to Blacks
"A big “favor” the Obama administration is offering blacks today is exemption from school behavior rules that have led to a rate of disciplining of black male students that is greater than the rate of disciplining of other categories of students. Is it impossible that black males misbehave in school more often than Asian females? Or Jewish students? Or others? Is the only possible reason for the disparities in disciplining rates that the teachers and principals are discriminating against black males? Even when many of these teachers and principals in black neighborhoods are themselves black?
But Washington politicians are on the case. It strengthens the political vision that blacks are besieged by racist enemies, from which Democrats are their only protection. They give black youngsters exemptions from behavioral standards, just as the Ivy League chemistry professor gave them exemption from academic standards."
The favor is by changing the discipline standards between the races, Uncle Tom, er, Obama made it much more difficult for inner city black kids to get out of the ghetto. This makes it easier on middle class white kids who now do not have to worry about competing with all those black kids.
"Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor -- off the record -- what his response to them was. He said, "I give them all A's and B's. To hell with them.'"
Ugly, and racist, but not different from what Obama is doing, and Obama's policy favors the same group, whites.
Back in the "good old days" when manna fell from heaven, and honey flowed from every branch, I worked in the Paper Company X office in Portland, Oregon. There was a manager in inside sales who was a piece of work. He was strongly antagonistic to the feminization of the workforce, although he kept it from his superiors. But what he was doing was obvious to me. When he needed a new manager for the inside sales department, policy was to hire a college grad for the position, insiders where looked at first, then outsiders. Women were slated to be interviewed, and the company was attempting to hire more, so while there were no outright quotas there was tremendous pressure to hire from this group. So, he did.
But he was passing over the best women, and minority candidates, and only taking those he felt would be in over their head. I had never seen anything like it, he would hire a woman, then put them under difficult pressures which they were not able to handle. They would fail, then he would be able to hire the white dude he wanted all along. He was pretty brazen about discussing parts of this "program."
This man's methods are not significantly different from Obama's. The difference is Obama wants a positive outcome for the black kids, but goes about it in a way which assures the desired results cannot be achieved. The Boise manager went about it in a more Machiavellian way, intending the results.
It is hardly a defense for Obama to fall back on the allegation that his intentions are good.
"Such cynical calculations were seldom expressed in so many words. Nor are similar cynical calculations openly expressed today in politics. But many successful political careers have been built on giving blacks "favors" that look good on the surface but do lasting damage in the long run."
No, but it is amazing how brazen these people can be. And how compliant the black race baiters can be. I cannot understand how they can sleep knowing they let these deeply damaging policies continue.
"The Democrats' special interest is in serving the teachers' unions, which oppose charter schools and support Democrats financially. The NAACP's special interest is in serving the same donors -- and in keeping ghetto schools controlled by racial activists, as part of their turf."
In the end, they view this as only disposing of the disposable class, nothing to see her, move along. This is shockingly ugly, and shortsighted. How many bright young black minds have we lost to this? No one knows, but more than we can afford to lose.
Hat tip: Thursday evening links - AEI