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27-11-2013, 10:03 PM
The Good Negro Theory




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27-11-2013, 11:15 PM
RE: The Good Negro Theory
(27-11-2013 10:03 PM)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:  Your Thoughts?

It was frustrating because he was accurate and insightful in pointing out the problem, yet the solution, which was right in front of him, he didn't notice. It's not that he disputed it was the solution, he just didn't notice it.

He refers to the problems in his neighborhood, south central LA, and how devastating it was when the high school, Crenshaw, lost accreditation, and how blacks in his neighborhood need better schools and education to get out of poverty. YES!!! He complains that the Federal government is ignoring them, that Obama pays no attention to poor blacks in LA, and only panders to the rich people who got him elected. YES!!! He's right. Obama and the Federal agencies like the Dept of Education are 2,000 miles away, totally unaware of what's happening in south Central. YES!!!

So what is the solution? Isn't it pretty obvious? Do it the local level. Pitch this message to the folks at the LA City Council, where people can see first-hand what happened at Crenshaw, where people are directly affected by the plight of poor blacks in south-central, where even the rich white folks living in Beverly Hills live in fear of getting robbed and have a strong incentive to fund better inner-city education, and where they'll be able to directly see the results of their investment.

But that solution completely evades him. He doesn't discredit it. He's just got blinders on, only looking to Washington DC for a Federal solution. He knows that in Washington at the Dept of Ed he's dealing with people who have no clue what's going on in LA, have never heard of Crenshaw, are not effected by the plight of poor blacks in south central. He acknowledges the grid-lock in Washington because to get reform passed at the Federal level he has to get the whole country behind it, and he has to get the tea partiers in Kentucky to agree to fund inner city schools in south central. He acknowledges that it's not happening, it's not going to happen, and that ever since education got shifted to the Federal government the problem has been getting worse and worse, school test scores are worse, crime is worse, income inequality is worse. But he never stops to think "Hey, maybe we're doing it wrong! Maybe instead of trying to get the whole friggin' country to agree to fix Crenshaw high school, we should talk to the LA County board."
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28-11-2013, 12:20 AM
RE: The Good Negro Theory
And this is why I don't post in the Politics section as much as I use too. Frank does all the work for me.

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