Thursday, July 6, 2017

What About The Students Destined For Failure

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a speech in Washington DC touting the achievements of the Chicago Public Schools.  It was a good speech hyping the many type of schools parents can choose for their children.  However Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not say much about the 25 percent of the students in his city are never going to be anything, never going to amount to anything.   These are the public school students that may become Chicago’s future neighborhood criminals. 

In 2012 Mayor Rahm Emanuel told Chicago Teacher's Union President Karen Lewis25 percent of the students in this city are never going to be anything, never going to amount to anything and he is never going to throw money at it."  This is the challenge for public school systems that have large numbers of low income students who are not motivated and have overwhelmed or indifferent parents.  America’s States and Cities would rather push these students out of their school system and into their prison system.  Knowing that their parents and their community are too overwhelmed and indifferent to demand that their political officials redirected funds to create an education model for students that seem destined for a life of failure. 

Marc Sims 

You’ve got to have three things, an involved parent, a teacher that will motivate you and a principal that will be held accountable. 
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
This 01:13 video clip, title, and description were created by Marc Sims.

In a NBC 5 interview Chicago Teacher's Union President Karen Lewis Mayor Rahm Emanuel said;
"In that conversation, he did say to me that 25 percent of the students in this city are never going to be anything, never going to amount to anything and he is never going to throw money at it."


One-third of all African-American students have left CPS

Nearly 83,000 black students — more than one-third of all African-American kids in the district — have left CPS since 2000. On average, black students score lower than their peers. Latinos are now CPS’ largest ethnic group, and they’ve posted higher scores and big gains over time.


Full Washington DC Speech:

Rahm Emanuel on Education Initiatives Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) talked about new initiatives for education and college preparedness. One of the mayor’s initiatives would require Chicago public high school seniors to have a post-graduation plan in place before graduating.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

White Racism Black Distrust and Crime

If you watch the TV news it would seem like African Americans (black People) kill each other every day.   Usually it is the lower income African Americans that kill each other.  Their crime and murders seem like they are impossible to stop.  When you don’t love yourself it’s easy to hurt, steal, and kill someone who looks like you.  

African Americans as a group rage and lament about White racism but rarely talk about in public about our collective mild self-hated and distrust of each other.  Most of us don’t want to go there, and they need to go there.  Drive thought the Black community and you will see the manifestation of our distrust and self-hate.  You will see many small businesses run by Koreans, Arabs, and other Americans.  You will see Black men hanging out looking very much unemployed.   Some are lazy, some do not have a work ethic, and most have not been educated or trained for jobs that are in demand.  

The activist and academics will argue the root cause of most of the ills in the African American community is White supremacy.   That White racism and discrimination created the self hatred, distrust, and tribalism that plague the African American community.  Most of us understand that so the challenge is to figure out how to build trust among African Americans.   The activist and academics need to figure out how to create and sustain crime free neighborhoods for low income African Americans.

African American (Black) activist, academics, preachers, politicians, and others who believe Black lives really matter should focus less on White racism and more ending the distrust among African Americans.

Marc Sims

Unless there are government intervention, philanthropic intervention, behavioral intervention, nothing is going to change.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.