Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia: Flash Mobs May Be Caused by an Unequal Educational System

16 Aug

philadelphia public schools

by Antoine Scroggins, Your Black World 

It has been almost sixty years since the historical Brown v. Board of Education, a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court declaring the separation of black and white students in public schools to be unconstitutional.

Almost sixty years later, this once monumental decision has had little to no effect. At least not in the African-American communities.

John Logan, a sociologist at Brown University, recently concluded in a study that blacks in the Philadelphia region are disproportionately separated from their white counterparts when it comes to “neighborhoods” and “schools.”

“Philadelphia’s black population, and particularly its affluent black population, lives in much poorer neighborhoods than comparable whites because they are highly separated by race,” Brown reported.

And I thought Chicago, my birthplace and current place of residence, was leading the way. However, according to Professor’s Logan study, we’re right behind Philly.

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has recently criticized black youth for flash mobs and other sorts of unruly violence.  It appears that perhaps he should consider that allowing his school system to remain segregated and denying inner city youth access to a quality education might be part of the problem.

Antoine Scroggins is a writer for YourBlackWorld.com

Advertisements

12 Responses to “Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia: Flash Mobs May Be Caused by an Unequal Educational System”

  1. Annonnymous August 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    How do flash mobs result from people choosing to live in different neighborhoods? There are as many black separatists, both in ideology and personal choice, as there are white separatists, probably more nowadays.

    Whenever you see the word “disproportionate” in a study about minorities, it’s code for “spend taxpayer money.”

    Blacks are disproportionately fat — spend taxpayer money on school meals and reduced costs for gym memberships. Blacks are disproportionately under-represented in the Coast Guard (I’m not kidding I read about a study on this “issue”) and the answer seems to be to spend money.

    Flash mobs happen because teens want to be entertained by showing up and seeing what happens. Someone gives someone a dirty look and the hormones start jumping and the kids start jumping each other. Or they get an idea to do some shopping by breaking windows instead of going in through the door. Or they decide to beat up some people of another race. It’s animal thinking — it’s not because some of their genes came from Africa, don’t get me wrong, it’s because their behavior is that of a pack of dogs.

    • David2001 August 17, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

      “animal thinking” ….”dogs” ??? They are attacking whites, hopefully one day they will catch up to your white racist ass and rid this planet of white scum like you.

      • Anonymous August 22, 2011 at 2:58 am #

        He is talking about human instinct which is to band together into groups with similar looks/interests/enemies. It has nothing to do with being black, white, red, or yellow. ask any psrink

  2. Gwen Campbell August 17, 2011 at 12:52 am #

    These kids are not dogs but people like you may be.. they need recreation like they have in the white neighbor hoods. To see a movie they have to leave their neighborhoods and go down town. There are no places for them to go in this city but jails and broken down schools with over paid teachers that don’t give a damn about them, they only want to get out of there as soon as possible. There are churches every where but they don’t go into the areas and open there doors to let the kids in {only there parents with money in there pockets. ) If the mayor was not running for office he would be closing down the libraries and pools like he tried to do last year.

  3. Knowledge Supreme-Mind Allah August 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    We need Knowledge. We dont need integration or any form of further acceptance into a society that doesn’t want us around in the first place. People act ignorant because to a degree they are ignorant. The European controlled mass media has more of an influence on the youth then we do. That is a problem. We need knowledge of self and our surroundings to change our mindstates. If we elevate our mentalities, that will elevate how we speak and how we act out here in the world. Its a lack of knowledge out here that’s got the youth getting togethere and robbing stores. It has nothing to do with not being able to be in white schools or have the same resources that white schools have. Do you know how much money we have amongst us? We spend BILLIONS of dollars a year on materialistic nonsense, and all of that $$$ becomes revenue for White corporations and white people in general. It takes seconds for a dollar inside a black community to leave and enter a white one. Could u imagine what we could do if we kept all of our money inside our own hands? Then we wouldnt have to keep looking at white people to aid us in improving our conditions. We live in a country that is controlled by a Capitalistic, Europeanized, Westernized, Colonialistic system. That system has countless methods on keeping us in the same situation we are in now, so we cant look at the system for help. If we want to improve our conditions Economically, Socially, Educationally, Physically and Mentally then we need to do that amongst eachother. But, it all begins with knowledge. We need to start gaining knowledge for ourselves and instill that knowledge in the youth. Change the way we think, the way we act. Change our perceptions on reality because now the media has our minds going backwards. Our children are more focused on tattoos, clothes, cars, jewelry, money, and looting stores than they are on knowing who they are and their potential. We need unity, and we need more of our OWN people out there on the frontlines fighting for a Revolution/CHANGE amongst our own people. Then we wouldnt need to post comments like this. What we are seeing is a direct result of years of colonialism. So we cant change overnight. But we also cant change by thinking further integration is going to solve anything in OUR communities. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Peace

  4. Anonymous August 19, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    It is funny how black people want to take offense to criticisms of black people and associated stereotypes, yet it is the black people who continue to perpetuate these stereotypes. It is the black people who continue to settle for less, choose to be cool rather than go to school, buy a $100,000 car instead of a $100,000 house, who peddle the assistance they receive from the government instead of feeding their children, who have $300 dollar cellular phones, $300 monthly phone bills and can’t pay their rent and don’t have any furniture, who continue to be apathetic about their situations and wait for someone else to give them something. I don’t know about you, but I am disgusted at this mentality that seems to be so prevalent in urban America where it happens to be disproportionately black. WAKE UP!!!!! Stop being so GULLIBLE and going after every piece of bait thrown out by the media. Start giving a DAMN about your families and communities that have the greatest impact on your lives and DO something to improve it/them. I had to think about it for a second but how many solutions were provided by anyone with regard to the flash mobs and unequal education systems that did not require $MONEY when in fact every solution does not require cash but the MOTIVATION and DESIRE to succeed.

  5. Lemuel Green August 20, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    70% of black children grow up in a single parent household, that is the reason for this type of behavior. The black family was strong before the sixties and you did not have this type of mindless violence. Before we blame the politicians, the teachers, or the media, we have to look at ourselves, the African-American men, and ask ourselves why we are not there for our children while people of other races are there for theirs.

  6. Anonymous August 23, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    When you do not have a purpose and goal in life it leads to frustration. The attitude becomes one of “I don’t like myself”, which means I do not know how like anyone else.
    Poor parenting, not lack of movie theaters or entertainment creates this problem. Black families, mothers and fathers alike have allowed ignorance of lack self-discipline and lack of self control of their lives with excuses to live in the environment instead of moving out to improve themselves. No one makes you have babies, no one stops you from picking up a book, and obviously know one has shown you how to turn to God for help.
    So I encourage each individual young or old to set an example by being a role model for his own child.
    Take this lead: True Christians have the responsibility to ‘receive their brothers kindly,’ to treat them as Jesus would have treated them, showing genuine concern even for those we may never before have met. (3 John 5-8) As Jesus took the initiative in showing compassion to others, so should we, always being refreshing to others. (Isa. 32:2; Matt. 11:28) Each of us can show kindness by taking an active interest in the welfare of others. Look for ways and make opportunities to do so. Reach out! “In brotherly love have tender affection for one another,” urged Paul, adding: “In showing honor to one another take the lead.” (Rom. 12:10) That means following Christ’s example, treating others with warmth and kindness, learning to show “love free from hypocrisy.”—2 Cor. 6:6.

  7. Anonymous August 23, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    Christians have the responsibility to ‘receive their brothers kindly,’ to treat them as Jesus would have treated them, showing genuine concern even for those we may never before have met. (3 John 5-8) As Jesus took the initiative in showing compassion to others, so should we, always being refreshing to others. (Isa. 32:2; Matt. 11:28) Each of us can show kindness by taking an active interest in the welfare of others. Look for ways and make opportunities to do so. Reach out! “In brotherly love have tender affection for one another,” urged Paul, adding: “In showing honor to one another take the lead.” (Rom. 12:10) That means following Christ’s example, treating others with warmth and kindness, learning to show “love free from hypocrisy.”—2 Cor. 6:6.

  8. Robert August 23, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    When you do not have a purpose and goal in life it leads to frustration. The attitude becomes one of “I don’t like myself”, which means I do not know how like anyone else.
    Poor parenting, not lack of movie theaters or entertainment creates this problem. Black families, mothers and fathers alike have allowed ignorance of lack self-discipline and lack of self control of their lives with excuses to live in the environment instead of moving out to improve themselves. No one makes you have babies, no one stops you from picking up a book, and obviously know one has shown you how to turn to God for help.
    So I encourage each individual young or old to set an example by being a role model for his own child.
    Take this lead: True Christians have the responsibility to ‘receive their brothers kindly,’ to treat them as Jesus would have treated them, showing genuine concern even for those we may never before have met. (3 John 5-8) As Jesus took the initiative in showing compassion to others, so should we, always being refreshing to others. (Isa. 32:2; Matt. 11:28) Each of us can show kindness by taking an active interest in the welfare of others. Look for ways and make opportunities to do so. Reach out! “In brotherly love have tender affection for one another,” urged Paul, adding: “In showing honor to one another take the lead.” (Rom. 12:10) That means following Christ’s example, treating others with warmth and kindness, learning to show “love free from hypocrisy.”—2 Cor. 6:6.

  9. Anonymous September 21, 2011 at 5:29 am #

    This is a BS argument.. blaming an unequal educational system is ridiculous. It’s all excuses.. take responsibility for your actions. You have the same poor Asians going to the same “unequal” schools, and you don’t see them causing violence.

  10. cigarettes wholesale October 5, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    I’m impressed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on
    the head. The issue is something that too few
    men and women are speaking intelligently about. I’m very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: