- Oct 10, 1999
Sex parties! Damn, I grew up in the wrong place!!Originally posted by: Fausto1
Further evidence supporting this theory: remember the Lost Children of Rockdale County story on PBS? A wealthy, mostly white community full of "both parents work" or single parent households (divorce) where there was little/no communication or supervision of the kids. The kids went freaking nuts and were getting wasted constantly, failing school and organizing sex parties. The only reason the freaking parents finally caught on was that a whole mess of the kids were infected with various STDs that they'd passed around.Originally posted by: digitalsm
Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
i haven't done a study per se, but all the black students i met in college came from middle class homes. i don't remember 1 single black student that i met in college that came from the inner city. that to me is a strong indication that black kids from middle class backgrounds do better in school than black kids from the inner city.Originally posted by: digitalsm
Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
i agree. and it probably is primarily a black problem but i'm not sure it's due to their race or racism but due to the way their families are being structured.Originally posted by: Fausto1
Yup.....and that was the point. A bunch of semi-functional members of society running amok isn't good for anyone.Originally posted by: PlatinumGold
whats sad about this thread is the miss shifted focus.
KIDS are failing, they are quitting on their education and ruining their lives and instead of discussing possible solutions we are discussing ridulous issues.
this is a societal problem.
Generally true. I think the focus of the article was on black boys as they're statistically the most prominent dropouts. Factor the high birth rate of wedlock and absentee fathers in there for good measure.btw, i'm sure it's not just young black boys, i'm willing to bet that most boys from single parent families living in the inner cities, black white yellow red or blue are going to have significantly higher drop out rates than their counterparts from middle class suburbia.
many have argued that the coke trade in the inner cities is designed to weaken and destroy the black people. I don't actually believe that there is such a conspiracy, but whethor or not the INTENT is there the effect seems to be the same.
Drugs in the inner city (and i'm not saying all black people are users and/or pushers) but drugs in the inner city and the culture that it has created is effectively destroying the black population in america.
IT is a societal problem whether we middle class want to acknowledge it or not. Plus the whole ILLEGAL drugs thing is reprehensible anyway.
will there always be poor people?? yes, in my opinion there will be. but in the past inner city people had a better shot at a future than they do today.
there is definitely a sense of helplessness in the inner cities.
The problem is, its not just inner cities. Wealthly black students, in affluent wealthly black suburb areas do just as poorly as those in the inner cities. Or atleast thats what some studies have concluded.
btw, I grew up in atlanta so i knew quite a few black people in middle school / high school.
It all IMHO has to do with parenting, those with parents that involved with their childrens education, do better than those that do not.
Thats the problem, alot of rich blacks have two parents that are constently working "to provide a better life for their child", while not being involved in their education. Then you have alot of inner city families that have either one parent or two parents that constently work to provide for their families.
IMHO anyone that has parents involved with their education will do better than those that do not. It has nothing to do really with poor or rich. If you make time and make a childs education a priority, it doesnt matter if the family is poor, middle class, or wealthy, the child will do better.
Just goes to show you that lack of parental involvement will screw up the kids regardless of race or social strata.