Perhaps the President Should Begin to Speak Openly about Minority Education

9 Aug

black students, minorities and education, black politics

Your Black World reports

Russlyn Ali is no stranger to the huge disparity in the educational achievement gaps among blacks and whites. In fact, most of her professional career had been tirelessly spent on improving educational opportunities for low-income and minority students.

Ali–the Assistant Education Secretary–is the head civil rights enforcer, and her job, a rather significant one, is to ensure that local and state school districts do not violate ant-discrimination rules.

In the two years that Ali has been in this position, once held by Clarence Thomas, she has made remarkable progress.

“We have launched more investigations than ever before. Much broader, bigger investigations” into whether school officials are unfairly disciplining black kids and shoving them “into the cradle-to-prison-pipeline instead of the cradle-to-career-pipeline.”

She credits the Obama administration for their due diligence in challenging school systems that purposely prevent access to science, math, and technology courses for black and Hispanic high school students; courses that will better prepare them for college admission. In addition to that, the Obama camp has filed more than 70 discriminatory investigations, which was more than the Bush administration filed in his entire eight years in office.

This feat is something that the Obama administration should be raving about. Instead, his communication team has yet to echo a single word.

When Obama won the Presidency a couple of years ago, he secured 95% of the black vote and 67% of the Hispanic vote. Now, 85% of blacks, and 54% of Hispanics, a 23% combined decline, appear to have lost their confidence in our current President.

This innate silence on behalf of the President’s communication staff–particularly in the area of education, where minorities are the most disadvantaged–is one of the main reasons for the dramatic decline of black and Hispanic supporters.

If Ali is to have continued success in her battle with closing the educational achievement gap, Obama’s PR team is going to have to do something that has never been done before. And that will be to talk, openly and candidly, without fear–about minority education and why it matters.

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2 Responses to “Perhaps the President Should Begin to Speak Openly about Minority Education”

  1. mALCOLM August 9, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    A SECOND TERM WOULD FREE HIM TO REALLY OPEN THE DOORS THE REPUBLICANS BLOCKED FROM DAY 1!!

  2. ADRIAN HARRIS OF GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY August 10, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    HAIL!!!! GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY!!!! ALL IS TO YOU GREAT MASTER!!!! HAIL!! MIGHTYAND BEAUTIFUL SEPIA PEOPLE!! I AGREE WITH YOU MALCOLM OF AUGUST 9TH, 2011 AT 22:43. I REMEMBER THE JIMMY CARTER ADMINISTRATION AND HOW THE CONGRESS BLOCK HIM BECAUSE OF HIS BEING A “DOWN HOME OLD BOY SOUTHERNER”. NOW A MIRICLE ON PLANET EARTH BY GOD ONLY. AN AFRICAN “WITH THE LIPS”(FORGIVE ME, ITS WHAT WHITES SEE) AMERICAN—JESUS – THEY ELECTED A CHICAGO NIG—AH BLACK MAN TO THE PRESIDENCY AND THEY ARE JUST PLAIN ASHAMED, SCARED, AND INFURIATED. AND ON TOP OF THAT HIS “WIFE’S OUT OF COMPTOM, OH HELL YEA, THAT COMPTOM CALIFORNIA. SO IF YOU’RE BLACK YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT WHITE FOLKS AND OREO’S GOT A LOT ISSUES IN THEIR LIVES RIGHT NOW. BUT THE WHITE AMERICAN AND THEIR OREO CREATION ARE AND HAVE NEVER BEEN, IF YOU READ OUR BLACK HISTORY, ABOVE GRABBING A “SMART NIGGER” AND THAT IS REALLY WHAT THEY CALLED OUR PRESIDENT BEHIND THEIR BACKS, TO THEMSELVES AND IN FRONT OF US, WHEN THEY ARE IN TROUBLE TO HELP THEM SAVE THEIR DAY THEN PUT SLAP OUR BLACK ASS DOWN AND PUT US IN CHAINS AGAIN WHEN THEIR BOAT’S ALL NICE AND OPERATIONAL. ABRAHAM LINCOLN ONLY USED BLACK SOLDIERS DURING THE CIVIL WAR BECAUSE THE REBELS WERE OFFERING FREEDOM TO ANY BLACK THAT WOULD HELP THEM WIN AGAINST THE NORTH PLUS THAT DEFEAT THEY GAVE LINCOLN’S ERRATIC-CHICKEN FOOT(THANK GOD) GENERAL McClellan, THE FACT THAT THE WAR WAS EXTREMELY UNPOPULAR WITH THE NORTH TO GET AN AMPLE SUPPLY OF WHTIE MEN FOR A WHITE MAN’S WAR. AFTER WE JOINED THE WAR HE UNDERPAYED US BUT WE SERVED WITH DISTINCTION, GALLANTRY, AND BRAVERY ALL THROUGH THE WAR AND UNTILL THE END. THEN THEY SLAPPED US BACK IN CHAINS. BUT THIS IS WHAT WE WANTED TO DO TO PROVE THAT WE WERE INDEED WORTHY OF OURSELVES DEMANDING THE RIGHT TO BE CITIZENS OF AMERICA AS WE DECIDED TO DO ON APRIL 12TH, THURSDAY IN PHILIDELPHIA IN 1787 WHEN OUR 8 FOUNDING FATHERS CREATED WHAT WE WANTED, BLACK AMERICA. A “SOCIAL COMPACT” WITH OURSELVES CALLED “THE FREE AFRICAN SOCIETY” , A COMBINATION “MUTUAL AIDE SOCIETY”, “CHURCH”, AND “EMBRYONIC POLITICAL CELL”. OUR FOUNDING FATHER’S ARE “RICHARD ALLEN”, “ABSALOM JONES”, “SAMUEL BOSTON”, “JOSEPH JOHNSON”, “CATO FREEMAN”, “CAESAR CRANCHELL, “JAMES POTTER”, AND “WILLIAM WHITE”. SO THIS BEING AMERICA’S HISTORICAL RESPONCE WHEN TROUBLE, IT SEEMS TO MY LOGIC THAT YOU ARE RIGHT MR. MALCLOM, IT WILL TAKE 2 TERMS FOR HE TO ONLY SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF OUR PROBLEMS BECAUSE THEY ARE TERRIFIED OF HIS SUCCESSES IN ADDITION TO HIS BLACKNESS. THEY’RE GOING TO FIGHTING IN HIS SECOND TERM, EVEN THOUGH HE WILL BE WELL OILED AS PRESIDENT FOR OUR ADVANTAGE SO THAT WE CAN DO MORE THAN JUST SURVIVE. MAYBE IF HE BLACKMAI—AHHHH—-LUBES AMERICA UP WITH ENOUGH MONEY POSSIBLITES, THEY MIGHT LET HIM DO A FEW THINGS FOR US SO WE CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS FOR OURSELVES BUT RIGHT NOW THEY ARE SCARED AND DEFFENSIVE IN CONGRESS AND THROUGHOUT THE U.S. WE NEED TO GET BEHIND HIM AND QUIT ACTING LIKE THIS IS BUSINESS AS USUAL IN AMERICA. THEY’RE GOING TO TRY TO GET BACK AT OUR PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF THE BLACK FAMILY PRESENCE IN SHOWING NATION AND WORLD WIDE AND THE FACT THAT HE SHOWING UP THEIR BLONDE HAIRED BLUE EYED(NOT PICKING ON MR. PRESIDENT FACIAL FEATURES) PRESIDENT JIMMY CATER. TO MANY HAVE I HEARD WHITES DOWN HERE AND IN THE NORTH SAY THEY’D PUT THE DEVIL IN THE PRESIDENCY RATHER THATN A BLACK MAN OR THEY LET AMERICA FALL TO RUSSIANS, ECT…..ECT……ECT…… THESE OLE-BOY’S, NORTH , SOUTH, EAST, WEST., AND ABROAD, HEART’S ARE BUSTED WIDE OPEN. GIRD THOUGH LOINS FOR WAR AND LIVE AND HAVE YOUR BIRTHING ING THE WIRLWIND. WE HAVE TO STICK WITH HIM. CAUSE FRANKLY HE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO DO WHAT WE REALLY NEED IF HE HAS A 2ND TERM, AND DON’TBE SUPRISED THAT HE DOES NOT. BUT THERE ARE RESIDUAL OF WHAT HE IS DOING NOW AND WE WILL SUCCED. GOD PUT HIM THERE, ANY BODY WITH COMMON OR SCIENTIFIC REASONING CAN CLEARLY SEE THAT. HOLLER FOR GOD LIGHTING AND STEADY HEAD WIND AGAINST THEIR EVIL AND WE WILL SUCCED. THAT’S THE ONLY WAY. NOT THAT WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO O OURSELVES, BECAUSE WE DO!! BUT WORK AND FAITH AND BELIEF HE ALWAYS REQUIRED OF US FIRST AND YOU KNOW WE ARE QUIT USE TO HIM BY NOW. MAN, HE’S EASY WHEN YOU’RE RIGHT AND BETTER WHEN YOU’RE WRONG. GO OBAMA YOU KNOW THET’RE GOING OT PUT YOU DOWN ANYWAY BUT ABBA GOT PLAN’S FOR YOU AND FAMILY IRREGARDLESS. LET’S PROTECT HIM MY PEOPLE AND PRAY FOR HIS HEART IF IT TIGHTENS AND GOES NUMB. BYE Y’ALL!!!!

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