Tuesday, April 13, 2010
African American Children Need Better Parents.
I have spoken to thousands of Chicago Public School students via The Black Star Project. My experience has lead me to believe African American children need better parents.
The main reason why the African American schools are so bad is because there are not enough good parents. However, can you blame the parents?
Most African American parents are working class and the rest of us would be considered poor.
There are a disproportionate number of African American children living with their grandparents.
There are African American children who are wards of the state, who are foster children, or who are homeless.
We all know that most African American children in cities like Chicago do not live with their father.
There is so much destabilization in low-income African American neighborhoods, no one should be surprised education is far down on the list of values.
Then you have our urban culture that promotes consumerism and debauchery.
We could vastly improve these African American neighborhoods, but our leaders are so passive, or so self-serving, or so corrupt.
Most African American students need quality academic tutoring and life skills that will instill discipline.
We know what African American children need, but our children need African Americans not to be so passive, not to be self-serving, and not to be corrupt.
Marc Sims has hosted and produced a cable access program since 1991.
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Marc Sims was born, raised, and resides in the city of Chicago Illinois.