Detroit Students Excel At Afro-Centric Schools While Public Schools Struggle

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    Charlie Bass changed his avatar. Same old shit - just packaged differently.

    Stir that pot, Charlie.
     
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    Pride and self-determination are hardly mindsets which have anything to do with skin color.
    Sounds to me somewhat like those "private" schools all the lefty snobs sniff at (except, of course, when it comes to sending their kids to them).
     
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    Yep. There are publicly funded Islamic schools and charter schools in Hispanic areas that are doing very well also. All require parent participation.Duh...
     
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    Yeah. I personally don't see this so much as a study in the "African mind" as proof that giving schools more autonomy and the quality of private schools over public.

    It begs the question how many medal detectors, security checks, and police interrogations did the students at these afro-centric schools have to go through to get to class as opposed to the rest of Detroit's public school students? Probably far less, if any at all.

    I'll probably put my future children in a private school like this early and get them used to a high standard and hard work and then switch them over to public school at around middle school age. I'm convinced that the BIGGEST component of education missing outside of the schools is parental involvement.
     
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    Good for those students and their parents. About time something positive comes out of Detroit.

    One question though:

    Why the fuck do blacks need a different national anthem?
     
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    We don't really.

    In all honesty it's really a joke.

    It's an old traditional methodist church song called "Lift Every Voice and Sing", not a very impressive "national anthem" and I consider it more of the "black theme song".:lol:
     
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    it was a poem written by the black principal of a segregated school on the occasion of a visit by booker t. washington to the school. it was later set to music by the principal's brother.

    i never thought of it as a joke, but then again, i'm not black.

    Lift every voice and sing,
    'Til earth and heaven ring,
    Ring with the harmonies of Liberty;
    Let our rejoicing rise
    High as the listening skies,
    Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.
    Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
    Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us;
    Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,
    Let us march on 'til victory is won.


    Stony the road we trod,
    Bitter the chast'ning rod,
    Felt in the days when hope unborn had died;
    Yet with a steady beat,
    Have not our weary feet
    Come to the place for which our fathers sighed?
    We have come over a way that with tears has been watered,
    We have come, treading our path through the blood of the slaughtered,
    Out from the gloomy past,
    'Til now we stand at last
    Where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.


    God of our weary years,
    God of our silent tears,
    Thou who has brought us thus far on the way;
    Thou who has by Thy might
    Led us into the light,
    Keep us forever in the path, we pray.
    Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met Thee,
    Lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget Thee;
    Shadowed beneath Thy hand,
    May we forever stand,
    True to our God,
    True to our native land.
     
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    Oh... assumed it was a black church song, because it was in a methodist hymnal that my mom used to own. Plus we used to sing it in church during black history month.

    It's still not much of a national anthem, being that we never had a nation. I'd still call it a "theme song".
     

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