Shut Down Lincoln Academy for Boys

WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING

Toledo Public Schools is going down a path of destruction that will destroy and continue the “Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys.” This is being accomplished by turning a neighborhood school (Martin Luther King Elementary) into an all boys academy and incorporating it into Lincoln Academy for Boys.

First we must all understand that black boys are never seen as being sensitive, talented, artistic, loving, smart, intuitive or responsible, virtuous or successful. Instead they are seen as being disruptive, disorderly, destructive, defiant and intrinsically dysfunctional, incapable of succeeding and becoming anything other than an athlete or fodder for the criminal justice system.

Leonard Sax, a psychologist who specializes in gender, gender equity, and education has stated that merely putting boy and girls in separate schools or classrooms does little to change the climate in the school, the educational challenges or the discipline issues involving boys or girls.

We all know that regardless of the economic status of a child’s parent, children learn best in a safe, caring environment, one in which expectations are high and where different, tested strategies are used to maximize learning. A child of a single black mother has as much chance of succeeding as the child in a two parent affluent home when these techniques are implemented across the board with boys and girls of all races and all economic statuses.

Toledo Public schools is facing a 39 million dollar deficit predicted by some in the community years ago. One of the ways TPS sought to eliminate a portion of that deficit was to unite Stewart Academy for Girls with Lincoln Academy for Boys in the new Stewart Academy building. That seemed to be a reasonable solution other than the one I have - which is to close Lincoln Academy down for good.

Shut Lincoln Academy for Boys down!

Let me tell you why:

I personally do not support single gender schools at the elementary level as I think little boys and little girls need to have the knowledge and experiences that let them recognize that boys and girls are different. That the softness that is endemic to little girl and the hardness expected of little boys (although by no mean are all little girls soft nor are all little boys hard) should be a part of the development and growing up experiences of little boys and little girls.

According to the TPS administration, the black community rose up and demanded that the two schools be kept separate, even though they would have had separate classes if the schools had merged. Out of that initiative came the idea (from a black male administrator) to close down the new Martin Luther King Elementary School and turn it into an all boys K-5 elementary school merging with Lincoln Academy for Boys. All of the neighborhood’s elementary school aged male students will be mandated to go to the all boys school and the girls may go to Stewart Academy for Girls. The girls can opt out and request an out of district to another school, if that school has room and if the parent can provide their own transportation. That option is not being offered the little neighborhood boys.

This is one of the most outrageous things I have heard in a long time. First of all, while Federal Law (since 1996) has supported the option of single gender schools, this option must be completely voluntary. The way I heard the resolution presented to the board on May 22, 2010 is that the neighborhood school (MLK) is being changed into an all boys school with boys from Lincoln Academy and boys from the neighborhood. At that time there was no option for the boys to opt out for an out of district. Even if they were able to receive an out of district to another school, what parent wants their 6,7,8 or 9 year old child bussed by TARTA out of their neighborhood to a different school or transported at their expense?

The Board president, Robert Vasquez and the Board vice president Lisa Sobecki should be ashamed to present this to the black community on such short notice without even a warning. I say warning because when something is injected into your community that will not be a benefit, there should be public hearings, meetings and other ways to present the facts to the parents, the neighborhood and the students.

1. First of all Lincoln Academy has been and continues to be a complete failure and a waste of time. It has been in existence for 7 years and has shown minimal progress, has had at least 10 principals, one a gay male, many white females along with a myriad of acting principals. There has never been stable leadership. The teaching staff is predominately white female, with the only male presence coming from drop in community advocates such as the Black Greek community who have had the wool pulled over their eyes by the white female teachers who have the destiny of these boys lives literally in their hands.

It is not enough to say that a gay male can’t lead a school with all black boys or white female teachers can’t teach little black boys. It can be done if an educational philosophy is one of providing a meaningful high quality curriculum, high expectations, quality school parent communication and an environment immersed with education tools and less emphasis placed on excessive discipline. Another requirement would be that the principal is able to lead the school into the direction of success. Instead the
Lincoln Academy for Boys and I am sure that the MLK School for Boys will follow the same paradigm, the white female teachers lead the principal, pat the boys on the head and have no intent or moral courage to shape these boys into the black men of tomorrow.

2. Whether true or not, TPS has said that the boys attending Lincoln Academy for Boys come from black, single, female, parent households. At Lincoln Academy for Boys, the intent, whether calculated or by happenstance has been to infuse these boys with a world view that does not include black women, strong black men or little white boys but does include a curriculum based on Euro Centric values, along with an undercurrent of fear and tension emanating from the white female teachers and from at least one former "middle" class black female teacher.

If this school (as academically constructed and white teacher populated) was placed in a white neighborhood, the parents would be irate and just would not have it. How many boys’ schools in white neighborhoods employ only black female teachers, black female principals and use an Afro Centric curriculum? If this concept of an all white female teaching staff in an all black boys school works in a black neighborhood, why wouldn’t the same paradigm in a white school work for white boys? Further, why wouldn't St. Francis or St. Johns, two all boys' schools (predominately white), employ only black teachers (mainly female) and black administrators, if that paradigm was academically successful?

Why haven’t the white teachers (employed at Lincoln Academy for Boys) enrolled their little boys at this school? Because, white parents ain’t havin’ that nonsense!

3. Not only will this single gender boys school be segregated by gender, it will also be segregated by race as no white parent is going to send their elementary aged son into Toledo’s inner city to be educated. If this is such a great money saving concept use it all over the district. Duplicate it at Ottawa River, the school that Vice President of the TPS board, Lisa Sobecki’s sons attend. Ottawa River has been granted money from the Building for Sucess Program to make their elementary school a K-8 school so that those children don't have to step out of their neighborhood until they reach high school age. But I digress, another story for another day....

4.Lincoln Academy for boys, a K-6 school has an abysmal academic record, has an enrollment of 98% black male students, an enrollment of mostly students on free and reduced lunch, are seen as not wanting or able to learn, are seen as disadvantaged and are doomed to academic failure. The school began in 2003 with 175 students and had 130 give or take a few this past school year. Why spread this poison in the MLK neighborhood? Shut this nonsense down or show this community the educational, psychological and social advantages of having this school replace a traditional school.

5.Because the new, made over, made up, experimental all black boy’s school concept only goes to the 5th grade where do the boys go to continue their single gender education? Once the boys reach 6th grade they are then dumped into Jones Middle School a co-ed school.

The boys, once reaching the age of pre puberty, are dumped into a middle school with young females, with the males having had no socialization with little girls. Middle school years represent a critical time for boys and girls. Discipline problems rise and academics falter, so why would you then dump the boys together with girls in a middle school setting after being separated from each other from kidnergarten to fifth grade, ages five to ten?

This school will become a conduit and a pipeline that leads directly to the prison. Do we need another pipeline in Toledo that dooms our sons, grandsons, nephews and little brothers to prison? MLK Academy for Boys will become a place where these young boys won't fall through the cracks but will be physically shoved down into the School to the Prison Pipeline?

Just say no. If white teachers, administrators and board members won't enroll their male children in this school why would you enroll yours? There comes a time when we must stand up for children and this is one of those times in which we take a stand for all little black boys in Toledo.

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Well...if you hate it...it must be good idea...

And it looks like the research and track record prove you WRONG.

http://www.singlesexschools.org/research-singlesexvscoed.htm

Percentage of students scoring proficient on the FCAT

boys in coed classes: 37% scored proficient

girls in coed classes: 59% scored proficient

girls in single-sex classes: 75% scored proficient

boys in single-sex classes: 86% scored proficient.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

"The girls can opt out and request an out of district to another school, if that school has room and if the parent can provide their own transportation. That option is not being offered the little neighborhood boys."

Uh oh...it also appears you are LYING.

http://www.wtol.com/global/story.asp?s=12579396

Yes the option to send boys to co-ed schools is there...

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“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

What racist posted out here daring to call young black men "boys"???

How dare you??? You must be full of pure hate!

found on the Ohio Department of Education web site. Here are the statistics for the last three years for Lincoln Academy for Boys..
2008-2009 2007-2008 2006-2007
3rd grade Reading 75% 33.3% 41.4%
Math 75% 33.3% 41.4%
4th grade Reading 50% 59.1% 72.4%
Math 41.7% 40.9% 65.5%
Writing 16.7% 72.7% 75.9%
5th grade Reading 38.9% 47.1% 70.8%
Math 38.9% 47.1% 37.5%
Science 22.2% 29.4% 33.3%
Social Studies 22.2% 29.4% 20.8%
6th Grade Reading 60.0% 76.9% 43.5%
Math 53.3% 61.5% 43.5%
Unsustained progress or lack of progress overall!
Look at the 4th grade writing scores over three years 76%, 73% then 17%! What is that all about? What a mess and the board wants to wreak this havoc on a neighborhood school? What is the message being sent?

Jeez...do you even read what you post?

You the current years are FIRST...the older years are LAST......

Here I'll fix a couple so you can understand it since you cant seem the grasp the concept...

2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009

3rd grade Reading 41.4% 33.3% 75%

Math 41.4% 33.3% 75%

4th grade Reading 17% 73% 76%,

I'm not fixing the whole thing for ya...and yeah there is some up's and downs...but there is definalty improvement...especially in the younger classes...

Looking at the website it appears to me that someone fat fingered the order of progression in a couple stats as well....

And if it sucks so bad as you claim...why did the PARENTS want it to stay single sex????

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Let's just stick to FOURTH GRADE so as not to muddy the waters for you Zeitgeist!
FOURTH GRADE READING in 2006-2007 72.4% of students were proficient in Reading,
FOURTH GRADE READING In 2007-2008 59.1% of students were proficient in Reading.
down 13.4%
FOURTH GRADE READING in 2008-2009 50% of students were proficient in Reading
down 9.1%
What part of parents or neighborhood not being made aware until the end of the school year didn't you understand? NO parents spoke out to keep Lincoln Academy for boys as is or as was, Stewart Academy was the school that TPS officials, and ex officials spoke out against merging the two schools. Don't you read the newspaper, listen to WSPD (even Fred commented on the non-sensical statement made by Edna Robinson)?

FOURTH GRADE WRITING was even more atrocious, from a high of 75.9 of students (2006-2007) being proficient to 16.7 being proficient two years later(2008-2009)!

" NO parents spoke out to keep Lincoln Academy for boys as is or as was,"

Well then you better get ahold of Prudence Hicks, Lincoln Academy's PTO president.

There are lies...damn lies...and just about anything punhurts says...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

I am not going to get into a back and forth with you, I presented the facts as I and others see them. Shut the Boys Academy down...........Now! The sooner the better for these little boys.

I am not going to get into a back and forth with you,

LMAO...yet you ARE...

I presented the facts as I and others see them.

No doubt....you are a collectivist and a race baiter...ofcorse you see it that way....you willingly ignore the lincoln PTO president who directly contradicts your claims...

Shut the Boys Academy down...........Now!

No....

The sooner the better for these little boys.

Do it for the children!!!!!!

The clarion call of the progressive control freaks...the money grubbing teachers unions...and tax and spend dumbocrats...

Gotta get that piece of the money pie!

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

what Lincoln Academy is, a MONEY PIE!

"I am not going to get into a back and forth with you,"

*smiles*

"when you understand the nature of a thing...you know what it's capable of" Musashi..the book of five rings.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

that was a forth.....not a back, we are in agreement that Lincoln Academy for boys is a Money Pie!

*smile*

No.... I dont think we could agree on the time of day....much less your attacks on what the parents want for their own kids...

Why are you ignoring the clear statement from the lincoln PTO president?

Is she lying?

Back...to you.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Purnhrt says: First we must all understand that black boys are never seen as being sensitive, talented, artistic, loving, smart, intuitive or responsible, virtuous or successful. Instead they are seen as being disruptive, disorderly, destructive, defiant and intrinsically dysfunctional, incapable of succeeding....

What you say is at issue for ALL boys in our society, not just African-American boys.

See this article in The Atlantic for more info: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2000/05/the-war-against-boys...

I understand that you have presented other issues in the Lincoln Academy case, but according to the studies (the result of which some have posted here), the solution to "what is troubling boys" is all-boys schools. Every book on the subject of society's dismissal and labeling of boys as "a problem" or "trouble" points to all-boys schools as a solution.

Purnhrt says: First we must all understand that black boys are never seen as being sensitive, talented, artistic, loving, smart, intuitive or responsible, virtuous or successful. Instead they are seen as being disruptive, disorderly, destructive, defiant and intrinsically dysfunctional, incapable of succeeding....

What you say is at issue for ALL boys in our society, not just African-American boys.

See this article in The Atlantic for more info: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2000/05/the-war-against-boys...

I understand that you have presented other issues in the Lincoln Academy case, but according to the studies (the result of which some have posted here), the solution to "what is troubling boys" is all-boys schools. Every book on the subject of society's dismissal and labeling of boys as "a problem" or "trouble" points to all-boys schools as a solution.

Purnhrt says: First we must all understand that black boys are never seen as being sensitive, talented, artistic, loving, smart, intuitive or responsible, virtuous or successful. Instead they are seen as being disruptive, disorderly, destructive, defiant and intrinsically dysfunctional, incapable of succeeding....

What you say is at issue for ALL boys in our society, not just African-American boys.

See this article in The Atlantic for more info: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2000/05/the-war-against-boys...

I understand that you have presented other issues in the Lincoln Academy case, but according to the studies (the result of which some have posted here), the solution to "what is troubling boys" is all-boys schools. Every book on the subject of society's dismissal and labeling of boys as "a problem" or "trouble" points to all-boys schools as a solution.

That was so good it was worth repeating...

*grin*

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

Are you a racist’s moron? or could it be you and Wolfie think alike, which is, you are disassociated with reality.

"DTOM" {1776} " We The People" {1791}

What's with the "Warning-warning-warning intro-did the robot from Lost In Space join the Forum?

Having attended both coed and same sex schools I can tell you one observation.

At the coed schools there were exclusive cliques and thus more fights. When I attended a same-sex school there were still cliques but they weren't as exclusive and thus I believe I saw just one fight my whole time there.

I am heavily in favor of keeping schools both as same-sexes and with uniforms because I've experienced both sides of the equation and can tell you what was the more positive learning experience.

Oh while I was a very VERY shy child I outgrew that when I attended a same-sex school. Why? Only way to meet girls. I am much more outgoing today because of it and I can honestly say it has helped me in my career.

MikeyA

Doesn't seem that much has changed in Toledo since the 1960's. In the 1960's black boys were encouraged to drop out of school and join the service or dig ditches. If they had any ambition to educate themselves they were told they didn't have the right stuff and they shouldn't waste their time or their parents time with unrealistic goals. Those who didn't listen to that moronic garbage and went on to become doctors, lawyers, engineers and sciientist were attacked most of their careers with accusations of incompetence and poor communication skills. We in this society have to always do something to make sure there is an underclass who is relatively powerless. Most of the teachers in the Toledo school system aren't black. Can anyone draw any conclusions from that coincidnece.

"Most of the teachers in the Toledo school system aren't black.Can anyone draw any conclusions from that coincidnece."

Unions are run by white racists.

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

I don't know much about the Unions, but I do know this. There is an overt and covert effort to make sure that poor whites and people of color stay at the bottom of the social and economic scale. The most effective way to discriminate is to make sure they don't become educated, therefore, they have discriminated against themselves by not having the qualifications. Most of the poor whites and people of color who educate themselves will face the reality of constant jokes, critisim, discounting, insults, invalidation, slander, demonization, hood winking, and, just not taken seriously. Those who standup for themselves will be labeled as troublemakers, not fitting in, or, determined be unhappy if they get an opportunity. The people and system that perpetuates these injustices does not have the mind-set to undersatnd these inspired people who won't subscribe to the idea that the power structure has decided they are inferior. The solution is in the family. The family has to step up to the plate and make sure their children become educated. I'm not going to let some stranger who is more interested in their retirement benefits be responsible for my children's education. If the tools are available, I'm going to make sure my children learn how to use the tools. If the tools are not available, I'm going to find them myself and make sure my children learn how to use them effectively. I personally don't like one gender schools. Our world is not one gender and all our children have to live in it.

You make some excellent observations, not sure that I agree will all of them but some of them surely do resonate with me. I know that historically there has always been a class system in the world that perpetuates itself. I do not personally think that Toledo, Ohio is much different from the rest of the country. I have traveled extensively and had the opportunity to learn much about what goes on around the nation and in other countries. One of your points is that the family is the solution. Tha is true, there are many opportunities available and a real focus has to be put on taking advantage of them. Personally I went to a single gender vocational school because it was determined that I needed to learn how to "work with my hands", as I was not deemed to be "college material". In the '60s there was an unwritten code that persons of certain backgrounds were bound for higher education and others were not! We must, on an individual basis, take responsibility for setting young people on paths that will allow them to explore options. Or we can waste time blaming democrats, republicans, other races, genders, whatever. What I know is that for me it took, and continues to take, hard work. I hold multiple degrees, and many licenses and certifications. No one gave those to me. It took focus and also a "larger world view" on my part. As far as single gender schools go, there are pluses and minuses to them. Some of the best schools are single gender in the Toledo area, and there are some really bad ones. On a personal level, due to exxperience, I do believe that young people need to learn how to operate in an environment that emulates real life, but kids spend most of their time operating in the real world and learn social skills out of school also. That is the family's responsibility. You sound like someone who is involved in their kids education, that is what it takes on an individual level. IMHO

easier to label individuals as racists than to confront the systemic institutions of racism. You don't even have to go far to see this dynamic. Look at the history of Toledo. Not only are most of the institutions racist they are also sexist. Toledo is run by white men and the old boy's network and has been since it's beginning.

The majority of people (that I have witnessed) who are trying to effect real change are people from other cities, who just happened to wind up in Toledo. Those who aren't afraid to stand up, use their voice, take the criticism ,know another way of life. We are not insiders (born Toledeons) and have a different view of the way things can be.

Some of us have moved away for years and returned, and know the area is no where the crap hole many people pretend it to be...

As far as ""the man holding you down"...it's BS...low income kids can get a free pass if someone could off their lazy ass and fill out a few applications...

Willing association plays more into it...

"show me your friends and I'll show you your future"

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

"Look at the history of Toledo. Not only are most of the institutions racist they are also sexist. Toledo is run by white men and the old boy's network and has been since it's beginning."

And historically, as well as today, Toledo has been run by the Democratic Party.
Therefore, if "Toledo is run by white men and the old boy's network and has been since it's beginning" and Toledo has historically been run by Democrats, it logically means that the Democratic Party is run by white men and the old boy's network.

Maybe you should boot the racist institution of the Democratic Party out of office and vote for Republicans or Libertarians.

Or, you could keep doing the same thing you've been doing and hope for a different result.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Yes, I admit Democrats are racists. Just study your history if you don't believe me. The Civil War, War Between the States and War of Northern Aggression were all started when the Democrats refused to abolish slavery, and then passed the federal Bloodhound Law when half of Congress (which half? the right half!) wasn't around to vote on it.

Now mind you, there may be some that aren't.

Mad Jack
Mad Jack's Shack

Absolutely, if the Democrats had beat Lincoln in 64, they would have ended the war, under terms favorable to the confederacy. Lincoln prevailed

Once a copperhead...always a copperhead....

From the hard racism of the southern plantation...to the soft bigotry of low expectations...

The cycle of servitude continues...

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

"From the hard racism of the southern plantation...to the soft bigotry of low expectations"

So true, and when those low expectations aren't demonstrated by poor whites and people of color, the system will try to cripple the credibility of those who have done the right things and taken on the challanges. In the 1970's I watched the system professionally cripple Polish employees where I worked. only because they were Polish. The people of color were treated as if they were invisible, and women - well there were 'nt any until about 1975. She was killed in a car accident so we had no women for a while after her death. When the system's targets do something well the system will belittle the target, claim the target stole the idea, or isn't a team player because they didn't let someone else take credit for it. All this is to say, when poor whites and people of color educate themselves and pay the dues, their struggle will go on for them, because the system will find a way to discredit them or try to rip apart their character. Case in point, take Colin Powell. Schwartzkoff was hailed as a hero during the the Gulf War when he carried out Powell's Plan. If it were Schwartzkoff's Plan and Powell was in the field, Schwartzkoff would would have still been hailed as a hero and Powell would have been seen as someone doing his duty. Those who standup will will punished, but it's worth it because good change has come from those who stood up, not those who sat on their fat butts.

In the mid 1800's, the low income African-American community got free food, free housing and free healthcare and all they had to do was work in the fields every day.

In 2010, the low income African-American community gets free food, free housing and free healthcare and all they have to do is vote for Democrats the 1st Tuesday in November.

And to think that Republicans shed blood to free the slaves just so the 1800's Southern Democrats could keep their "constituants" dependent. Democrats have created a symbiotic relationship.
Vote for Democrats and you will be taken care of.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

what you are talking about has absolutely nothing to do with Lincoln Academy being shut down as a viable solution to a quality education.

Your statements make absolutely no sense either....."In the mid 1800's, the low income African-American community got free food, free housing and free healthcare and all they had to do was work in the fields every day." Free food, free housing, free health care is not free if you "work in the fields every day" without getting paid! And if you consider "free food" being garbage, left over after the people who were giving the "free food" were finished eating ...........Seriously, how much sense does that make to you? If it makes sense to you, you have some really serious mental health issues.

...that they usually vote Democratic because they look at "what the politician will do for" them.
I believe it was YOU who said it.

So are you saying that you vote for Democrats because they "do more for you"? Why do you need anyone to do anything for you? Can't you do it for yourself?

Do you honestly need to depend on a politician for your well-being? Don't you have the ability to take care of yourself?

And, since you are looking at "what the politician will do for you", it stands to reason that you are looking for some sort of pay-off.

If you are willing to sell your vote to a politician who makes the highest bid, why is that different than having someone takes care of you and you are indebted to them? And if someone takes care of you in order to get something from you, isn't that selling yourself into bondage? Being dependent on the whim of someone else?

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

Let's face it, "LibsCanBlowMe" needs a few visits with Dr. Phil. It's obvious to me he/she has determine the place for African Americans. He sounds like he/she has ambitions to be a slave owner.

I think you are confusing LCBM for that estemed senator from west virginia...Former Grand Dragon Robert Byrd...(D)

“Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

You obviously have sold yourself into Democratic Party ownership also.

You'd better shut up and re-elect Democrats now that you depend on them for your healthcare, retirement, economic survival etc. etc.

And, since they "give" you everything you think you need, the Democrats can take everything they gave you away, YOU have sold youself to the DNC. And all you have to do for them is re-elect them in November.

Selling yourself to the highest bidder IS selling youself into servatitude. Depending on someone else, like the Government, for your well-being IS a form of slavery. YOU owe THEM and THEY own YOU.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

It's past time the black community assume responsibility for themselves and stop looking for every excuse and bogey-man to cover their butts. Furthermore, single sex schools relieve the students of trying to impress each other, etc.

We are all in a lot of trouble if everyone gets a good education. They might start thinking they have rights, and can have a good paying job.

Knowlege possessed by the oppressed, is poison to the oppressor.

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