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How Blacks Changed Our School

A once-vital Catholic school is now is steep decline. I am a teacher at a small Catholic school, where I have taught for over 15 years. During that time I have seen a massive demographic shift in the student population. As you might expect, the effects have been mostly—and significantly—negative. This shift closely mirrors the overall trends in our society in terms of its effects on group behavior and identity, and the future of our country.

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Bedrock Theories of History

This is an article I was hesitant about posting, because it’s not as empirical as the other articles on this site and it involves a lot of “picture painting” that I despise in others. But beliefs come from people. They don’t just float in the air – it takes real people to transmit beliefs. And if you say that certain beliefs are incorrect, then the people who transmitted those beliefs were, for some reason, transmitting incorrect beliefs. How and why did this happen? And this article deals with the “how” of it.

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A White Teacher Speaks Out

Christopher Jackson: I recall a bad joke that explains, in crude terms, the relationship between blacks and whites in America today: “What do you call a white man surrounded by 20 blacks?” “Coach.” “What do you call a white man surrounded by 1,000 blacks?” “Warden.” I might add another line to this joke: “What do you call a white man surrounded by 30 blacks?” “Teacher.”

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Race Differences in School Funding Probably Never Mattered

One of the non-genetic explanations for the various inequalities between blacks and whites in the United States has to do with a lack of educational opportunities in terms of school quality. The argument goes that even if such opportunities are, or were to be, equalized today, that will not overcome the effects of prior lack of opportunity for blacks. So before getting into the past, which always has worse data, let’s figure out what’s going on today.

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