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Monday, May 19, 2014

Suit and Tie in the 217

"A Counter-Narrative on Black Male Students: 

At Central High School's Black History Month Celebration, the Central and Centennial High School African-American Clubs released a joint video countering the negative images of young African-American males in the media. 

The students affirmed the following in a video highlighting the successes of young black males within the District: 
• We are not gangsters and thugs. 
• We are employees and volunteers. 
• We are scholars. 
• We are athletes. 

"The negative stories told daily in the media and in our culture about our young African-American men tend to ignore their successes and don't tell the full story about how young Black men are becoming leaders within our community schools," said Central School Social Worker and African-American Club Sponsors Tiffany Gholson and Barbara Cook, who worked with the students on this effort. 

"In this video, our students reclaim the narrative of who they are and inspire other students to follow in their footsteps." In our assembly, we addressed the State of the Youth and highlighted what Black students have overcome from a historical perspective. 

The assembly also highlighted how overcoming those obstacles has helped make America stronger and urged students of all backgrounds to carry the torch for future generations."



Anonymous said...

Actions are louder than a suit and tie video

Shaw Kenawe said...

So Anon, when a white kid or kids, say like the white kid who slaughtered 20 children in Newtowne, Conn., and the two white kids who slaughtered high schoolers and teachers at Columbine, those 3 white kids, plus the white guy who shot Gabby Gifford and killed others in a shopping mall in Ariz., oh, and Timothy McVeigh--they're all representative of white kids and men?

What is wrong with folks like Anon @12:42 that they find a burning need to come to a blog, see a positive video about non-white teenage boys, and then have to bring up tragedies that have NOTHING whatsoever to do with the young men in the video?

It must be awful to live one's life always looking at the negative and never appreciate the positive.

The link Anon posted does nothing to diminish what the young men in the video demonstrate. What Anon's link does is show us all how miserably unhappy a lot of folks who troll liberal blogs are.

okjimm said... missed the point...and then plead your case with a self-published book reeking of sensationalized tabliod journalism of a suspect ilk.

stereo types are perpetuated by exactly that kind of bullshit.
all gays are effeminate
all Jews are rich
all Republicans are stupid
all Democrats are Commies
all Hispanics are lazy
all Asians make eggrolls
all Canadians say, 'eh'
....but the truth is
most anon commentators do not like to think, and prefer cut and past.

be original or be gone.

okjimm said...

oh, another review of the book...

Dervish Sanders said...

I was going to sarcastically make the same point the Anon did - that Shaw failed to mention the scary "Black mobs". The racists on the Right are absolutely fixated on these "Black mobs" and the coming race war. And WND is the website that caters to their needs.

Their need to be racist and to feel their racism is completely justified. Further justifying their racism is when they can get token Blacks like Thomas Sowell to (shamefully) agree with them!

From the article linked to by okjimm...

Thomas Sowell says he did not know how bad racial violence really was until he read "White Girl Bleed a Lot".

Anyway, here is the important bit from the article okjimm linked to...

According to the FBI, there were 575 crimes motivated by anti-white bias in 2010, nationwide. There were 545 anti-white crimes in 2009 and 716 in 2008. There were more than 2,000 crimes motivated by anti-black bias in each one of those years.

Obviously the White racists are the more violent folks. Yet there is no meme warning of "White Mobs" and no book titled "Black Girl Bleed a Lot". I'm White and it's the second group that causes me MUCH more concern.

And shame on Thomas Sowell (again) for lying about "race hustlers and mob inciters like Al Sharpton" and praising this racist book.

George Cumberbatch said...

Don't feed the trollz.

I'm surprised the troll didn't blame Dave Miller for the violence reported in the links. People like that troll dislike anyone who promotes positive news.


Dave Miller said...

Thanks for the chuckle George...

okjimm said...

Frankly....I think everything is Dave Miller's fault. C'mon, even the name, 'Dave Miller' sounds suspicious...I think it is a psuedonym.... probably a closet Marxist,is what I am thinking.

George Cumberbatch said...

Yeah. That Dave Miller is definately a suspicious guy. First off, he leans left, second he's even-handed in pointing out bad behavior on the right and left. And he never stoops to calling people he doesn't agree with names. That makes him a perfect target for the witless trolls on the right. Don't know if any far lefties have attacked him the way the trolls on the right on those conservative blogs have.

George Trail Cumberland said...

Ben Carson, Ben Carson
He carries himself in a Model T way

Ben Carson, Ben Carson
He's got a head full of hay

Ben Carson, Ben Carson
He's a self-hating man
Ben Carson, Ben Carson
He's a self-hating man

Anonymous said...

Ben Carson is a gentleman and has more common sense in the tip of his pinky than the entire democrat party

Shaw Kenawe said...

To Anon who left a comment on crime:

1) I didn't publish it because your stats are wrong, and

2) Your comment has nothing to do with the post on these young men except to demonstrate that you dislike anything that shows a positive trend in young black males.

What an unhappy person you are.

Shaw Kenawe said...

To Anon @10:36 PM,

Your "common sense" Dr. Carson had to publicly apologize to Johns Hopkins University because of his stupid remarks about marriage equality (which he compared to beastiality and pedophilia.

This comment by Dr. Carson is shocking, considering it comes from a supposedly "brilliant" surgeon:

"Even if you accept evolutionary theory–developing a more sophisticated organism in this theoretically “logical” fashion, then there should be a continuum of organisms. And why did evolution divert in so many directions–birds, fish, elephants, apes, humans–if there is some force evolving to the maximum? Why isn’t everything a human–a superior human? Darwin specifically stated that his theory hung on the discovery of intermediate forms, and was sure that we would find them. More than a hundred years later we still haven’t found them. Even the earliest fossils don’t show such intermediates.

Take the simple case of ape to human. It should be easy to find abundant fossil remains since, according to evolutionary theory, this is the most recent transition. If we can find so many fossils of dinosaurs, which are further back in the evolutionary scheme, we should have plenty of evidence of intermediates between apes and humans. But we don’t have them. We have very few supposed intermediates–like “Lucy,” based on fanciful reconstruction with a lot of filling in. Today we have people with significant congenital abnormalities whose skeletal remains would seem like a missing link. So “Lucy” does not make the case, and there should be multiple “Lucys” if the transition from ape to human were true."

This analysis will demonstrate how stupidly embarrassing Dr. Carson's remarks are.