Sunday, March 08, 2015

Why Are Blacks Homeschooling?

Blacks are jumping on the homeschooling bandwagon. Supposedly blacks make up as many as 10% of the total homeschooling population. This is a far cry from the days when homeschooled children were exclusively portrayed as nerdy, shy, white, geeky, old fashioned and whatever is "uncool" by the media. I really enjoy listening to the rationalizations given by the reports. Blacks are homeschooling to protect their kids from racism in the schools and the lower standards that schools set for black students. This is nice, polite cover for reality underneath that cannot be mentioned because it goes against The Narrative.

Racism at schools holding black kids back and forcing black parents to pull their kids back into the home? Black students do better with white teachers. If blacks were so frightened by their kids being in white schools, why have they searched for white schools in a never ending quest? The linked article cites the story of a young black boy in San Diego being taunted for being black. Little Marvel had kids asking him why he was that color. The comments focusing on the bullying in a San Diego elementary school are guffaw inducing and a bit head scratching. Check out how much tap dancing is going on here. The mom says,
"If he hadn't been bullied I would have really looked into transferring schools, or going back to where I grew up in Kansas. At least in Kansas it was more racially diverse. I assumed that's how the schools would be in San Diego, but I was wrong."
I added the italics. There is something amiss with her statement. If he had NOT been bullied, she would have looked at transferring or going back to Kansas. She was already looking to leave the school district, the bullying just accelerated it. Bullying is what caused her to home school rather than move? For those of you keeping score, in this woman's view, flyover, flatland Kansas is more racially diverse than San Diego, California. Maybe this is the secret meaning of diverse area: "safe space for blacks". Kansas is 80% white, while San Diego is far more diverse. San Diego's k-12 schools are 23.4% white. What is the mystery? San Diego's public schools are 46.5% Hispanic, and Miguel and Rosa do not play the "OMG I have a black friend" game. Amazing to see their behavior when they are playing the demographic swamped by an outsider that does not conform to group norms.

The linked article has more weeping about how schools hold black students to lower standards thinking they are different and schools want black boys to be like little white girls and that can lead to trouble because "they are different". Labels like trouble maker might be assigned to them boys. Whoa, slow down sistahs. How is it that there are no differences between races but them simultaneously you state the groups are different? I bet they didn't even blink with that doublethink. They better slow down or else they will crimethink. Sistahs, gender and race are just social constructs. What are these differences you speak of? There is also the stigma of leaving the public schools they fought so hard to enter. Group pressure to conform. I swear I have read this elsewhere this with black community.

Now we know blacks can never be assigned any agency, nor held to any fault. Within their own answers and examples are the keys to this trend of who and how. The little boys mentioned in the article have two parent homes. The homes have parents both with degrees, and even advanced degrees. What we are seeing here is an effect like the black flight phenomenon from Detroit and other cities. The black middle class left as fast as they could abandon the black underclass, and these blacks are doing the same with their schools. They know the toxic effect of their kids' friends. They know the peer pressure about liking school being labeled "acting white". This is momma bear protection. Not just from the ravages of violence in majority black schools but the constant social pressures that can have detrimental effects on education and one's life (nurture).

The other good out that homeschooling gives black parents invested in their kids' future is the geographic one. The pressure to not leave the neighborhood for white suburbs is strong on blacks. If the article can cite people pressuring families who leave bad schools, what do you think they say to them about leaving black areas for white areas? I bet it makes for an awkward Thanksgiving dinner. Homeschooling allows blacks to stay in their neighborhood and financially not have to clear the hurdle to get into a less black area with higher housing costs.

We can tell this is a talented tenth and higher caliber group by the examples selected. Two parent homes. Parents with college degrees. The boys are black children with autism. Blacks with autism are extremely rare. Rare enough to be an inspiration for other news articles yet two of the boys mentioned here have autism? If these parents are afraid of racism or low standards, why are the unemployed black moms of other black kids not home schooling? They technically have the time and capacity to do so, and would have the same fears as these middle and upper middle class black parents. This is why the media's race blinders and "protect the Narrative" behavior is actually detrimental to the discussion.

Blacks homeschooling can be explained with old canards by the left. Racism, low expectations, but anyone who knows black middle class families will understand. The pressure is immense not to be seen as hating on your own culture and people, but they are aware of the bad environmental effects of their underclass. This is akin to the release of the Ferguson Report. The entire left and blacks disregard the proof that officer Wilson was right, Michael Brown was in the wrong and "hands up, don't shoot" was a lie to focus on the racism in the police department due to arrest records. No agency, no accountability. This will probably be the future for blacks. They'll still struggle and be pushed out of places, and the media will dutifully blame old boogeymen of racism, slavery and microaggressions while avoiding the fact that 1950s, 80% white America is gone.

35 comments:

nikcrit said...

I see this trend too; my anecdotal experience in dealing with black parents who homeschool finds parents going this route for a few key reasons: religious ones, they want a more scripture-based view in terms of both science and in terms of the tenets of the humanities and social sciences and how their lessons are imparted.

I agree with the core of your essay's thesis; the riff re. the suburbs offers a interesting contrast thoough with my Upper-Midwest context, in that the black flight here done by upscale-moving blacks is to northern suburbs that are 25-to-35-percent black.

Also, once again i think you're letting your alt-right wishlist get the best of you in terms of you projecting this supposedly huge rift and animus between blacks and hispanics; again, not in my neck of the country, amigo. Here and Chicago, for one example, the prole element black and hispanic populations coalesce and merge their political interest, candidates and social-service initiatives... I watch for that trend closely, both in terms of monitoriing political drives and divides, and at a pop-cult social-philosophy level via observing social trends among those kids.
About the only confirmation i see of alt-right claims along these lines is that, yes, FOB Mexicans seem sorta wary of blacks, and overall anyone who's not a hispanic immigrant. But the more acclimated they become, the more said group's youth 'wigger-ize' and become ingratiated with urban 'culture' and custom.' Along those lines, Puerto Ricans are urban blacks; it's just the truth.

Corn said...

I tend to agree with nikcrit. Mexicans may not be too fond of blacks socially but politically it seems they would rather cooperate with blacks than the white core.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Politically - Blacks and Mexicans will pull the voting lever for D, but they will continue to war with each other. Jim Goad wrote a nice article on the unreported race war, and I dont know how much more evidence Nikcrit needs to see to realize it is happening. Nikcrit spewed this same line at GLP, and it's wishful thinking.

Suburban_elk said...

Is there a special down the street corner chicken shack on jumbo size turkey wings in commemoration of Thanksgiving? because it is my impression that that holiday is a cynical thing in black America. The celebration of it is a good marker of class. (Come to think of it, it is become a cynical thing for most families.)

The link between black and white rates of autism is interesting - and not surprising. Autism is a symbol somehow, of the problems of modern society and how it is not formed around communities, but instead around ideas and suggestions that come from … where exactly do they come from? These ideas and suggestions ought to be hashed out around the campfire, in the forms of songs and stories, and soap opera dramas of everyday relationships that people form with neighbors whom they have to get along with - but instead these ideas and suggestions about Values come from memes from the flat screen. So bogusness prevails and genuousness wanes as the moon.

The institution of schooling is at the very center of the question of identity and values. Modern day schooling is a tragedy. There is a quote from William Penn in that book Albion's Seed about the insane levels of preposterous-ness to be teaching young children about academic topics, when they generally have some genius for natural history and crafts and mechanics. But instead they are supposed to study grammar and history? Even respectable topics like math are not done right.

PA said...

Nikcrit spewed this same line at GLP, and it's wishful thinking.

It's important to understand people's deepest identity-based feelings on racial matters. To Nikcrit, the sight of a pretty White girl dating a Black guy is existential reassurance. To us, it's the low rumble of incipient genocide.

Same with his oft-repeated whiggerization" of non-black youths. Sweet reassurance to him, degradation for the rest of us.

I noticed this some time ago at GLP when I deferred to Nikcrit's knowledge of music industry and asked if he thinks popular music's pendulum will eventually swing back from present day's dancey, overproduced forms back to raw, masculine, rock-based styles. His reply was a rapid, eager, gleeful "Never."

Suburban_elk said...

Those who would have us all get along, better together, seem to often make the case the "the kids" have more of a common culture: "street culture", as it were. From nikcrit, for example the third paragraph in his first post above.

Yeah it is true that kids have something in common called street culture, which is the culture of being a kid in the city, and not just in the city but mostly in the city because that is where they mostly are and where there are most of them together. However the other thing about kids and street culture is that such culture is a stand-in for no culture, what i have been referring to as the multi-race non-culture.

It is a well known observation, made on a personal level but also formally by sociologists, that people are more inclined to and forgiving of, a multi-race environment and peer group, as children and young adults, than they are as adults. In my estimation this rift has a lot of explanatory power.

One reason that youths would be more allowing of a multi-racial environment is that they have no choice in the matter. Another reason is that they are young and dumb and full of energy, and life seeming limitless allows them to think that it is ok. Whereas with age and mortality comes the knowledge that time and energy should not be wasted, and a multi-race non-culture is an energy sink.

But our culture does not have a Council of Elrond to look out for the future. Basically the leadership is teenage girls at the mall. Pop culture yay. There was a meme that made its rounds in these circles a few years back where some white dude father had a t-shirt with his back to the camera and it read, "My daughter, it's her body and she makes the rules" or something like that. So apparently that guy, who was pretty jacked, was not interested in making the rules about his daughter and what becomes of her. Funny picture meme is funny in a revealing sort of way because funny picture meme is funny. Yay! gay (no homo).

Dude man, two years ago totally past

nikcrit said...

PA,
Bullshit. Utter and complete. it's sort of depressing to make detailed comments and exchanges on these very topics, only to have someone who engaged whip up some b.s. reductive gloss in the service of making their point.
I've talked about mixed couples in several contexts; I myself have expressed dismay when i see a crass, trendy and superficial vibe or element to their raison de tre.
You are clearly the one who reduces your physical and ideological 'others' to conveniently crass abstractions while in the service of advancing your interest of that sort.

I request you disagree with me all you want; but please just don't make shit up; that reduces the whole point of partaking in the commentary.

Build a strawman from whole cloth rather cloak that shite on me; funny part is, I don't even feel particular 'other' in racial terms, whether immersed in black or white situations.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Nikcrit - PA might have hit a little close to home and hurt bringing up IR dating but you push "harmony" often. I could buy it if you were discussing Northeast naive whites and blacks. When the evidence of friction between Hispanics and blacks is everywhere they coexist, I won't buy it. The biggest Mexican gang in Cali declared an end to Mex on Mex murders and to only kill blacks and let blacks take each other out. If you look at what is happening in Chicago right now, its similar. Black gangs are fighting amongst each other over dwindling territory as Mexican gangs strengthen and serve as the primary dealers for the Sinaloas who are using Chicago as their US hub of all distribution.

Ellie Kesselman said...

I am an interloper from Twitter, but had a thought about PA's comment:

"It's important to understand people's deepest identity-based feelings on racial matters. To Nikcrit, the sight of a pretty White girl dating a Black guy is existential reassurance."

According to OkCupid Race and Attraction (which I don't take too seriously, but still, it was supposedly a sample of 25 million), people generally prefer people of the same race. This includes black men, who have a definite negative preference for white women as of 2014, although that wasn't true in 2009.

Back on topic, I think this post's observations about home schooling motivations are plausible. Remember too that a lot of black people aren't militant atheists, nor Muslim, but Christian. The liberal lefty canard doesn't like to acknowledge that, because religion, marriage and families are bastions of oppression to them.

PA said...

Nikcrit, don't take it personally. We don't know each other. We go by each other's blog commentary. Let my point stand a posted, and your objection as well.

I like you posting here, if you want to know.

Camlost said...

There is absolutely NO WAY that blacks make up 10% of home schooled children in the US.

Camlost said...

This includes black men, who have a definite negative preference for white women as of 2014, although that wasn't true in 2009.

I'm guessing that the overwhlelming majority of black male profiles on Internet dating sites list "any" as they race they prefer. Black males can only upgrade wen dating outside their race, it's an easy question for them.

Son of Brock Landers said...

Camlost - I agree with you on the 10% fabrication. No f-ing way.

nikcrit said...

Nikcrit, don't take it personally. We don't know each other.

It's not personal at all; rather, it's tactically disingenuous on your part: I don't recall the exact context, but the claim of yours that i made some racially vengeful delaration via a music-trend prediction in an old GLP post is ridiculous.
I remember enough of that exchange to recall that it was simply a rote, biz/market hypothetical; we were talking about pop-market atomization wrought by the internet and other 21st-century trends and innovations, and i ventured that wholesale 20th-century movements like 'grunge,' and 'heavy metal' would no longer sweep youth eras but rather occupy small-but-devout pop 'niches,'etc.
I mean, I included 'rap' in that designation and could have just as easily added 'reggae,' 'funk' or any number of other NAM-heavy pop genres.
What so annoys me is that i'm confident you know as much too, even if, like myself, you don't recall the precise detail.

so cut the nonsense; you know goddamn well i'm not looking to sacrifice your virginal white daughters for the sake of sating some primal and racial bloodlust.

It's important to understand people's deepest identity-based feelings on racial matters. To Nikcrit, the sight of a pretty White girl dating a Black guy is existential reassurance.

GMAFB! lolzz.

nikcrit said...

Jim Goad wrote a nice article on the unreported race war, and I dont know how much more evidence Nikcrit needs to see to realize it is happening. Nikcrit spewed this same line at GLP, and it's wishful thinking.

I wrote about Goad and his first book in a national magazine, circa 1993; dude was a p.c. pariah early in the game and was dropped unceremoniously by obscure publisher; I don't recall him saying something specifically about black-hispanic relations.

I have repeatedly said that my frame for my ANECDOTAL views on such relations is the urban Midwest. I've noted that L.A. is likely a huge and entirely different matter; but black and hispanic youth culture from the lower to middle-classes are not incompatible; and i would bet that i see more such individuals in a typical week than any other commenter here does in a typical year.
And it's not 'wishful thinking;' why the fuck would a well-off 40-something black-scandinavian former journalist and current public school administrator have a propagandistic stake in claiming that blacks and puerto ricans get along (as they do) if in fact they did not (even though they do)?


Camlost said...

Well, blacks have been in full control of Atlanta public schools for well near 25 years. (81% black, 11% white) Long ago they MLK-ized and GW Carver-ized the curriculum. All leadership and administrative positions are held by blacks, mainly females.

Do blacks here perform better than their peers at "racist" schools with white male administrators and (gasp) Republicans on the school board? Not exactly:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/13/atlanta-school-cheatring-race/2079327/

nikcrit said...

If you look at what is happening in Chicago right now, its similar. Black gangs are fighting amongst each other over dwindling territory as Mexican gangs strengthen and serve as the primary dealers for the Sinaloas who are using Chicago as their US hub of all distribution.

Dude, it's your blog, but with all due respect, you don't know wtf you're talking about: I could walk out my front door this second and eight-blocks east, I could encounter a half-dozen Latin Kings who are blacker than Eddie Murphy and just as many Gangster Disciples (the official chicago-bred gang) that look like Jimmy smits or some other typical Hispanic). The racial composition of the major urban gangs in Milwaukee and chicago are racially interchangeable, despite the fact that the LK's are supposed to be thye 'latin gang' and the GD's are technically the 'black gang.' That has been true for decades, even in their respective antecedent gangs, such as the El Rukns and Blackstone Rangers. I don't know exactly why that contradiction in composition-vs-mythology exists, but it certainly does exist.....whatever; i know what i'm talking about, and i do my best to be precise in defining the subject.
I am not particularly expert on the black-latin gangs in california.

nikcrit said...

p.s.-----

The sinaloas, or magistradaras, or whatever cartels are prevailing in a given moment, most certainly do deal with black gangs, as well as with hispanic gangs, in Chicago ---- ditto in Houston, LA and likely any other fo their major u.s distribution hubs......their perhaps is a sort-of mafia-like aristocracy and racial/ethnic purity amongst the highest-ranking members of these gangs; but their regional-to-man-on-the-street ranks are quite racially 'diverse,' i swear to you...... no dis, but this is something i know about; i see the goddamn offspring every single f-ing day

Brett said...

Nickrit works in a public school system so I I think he would know...

Anyway, I know one thing...

Girls, espcaially white girls, sure like that Dark Meat! IF you know what I mean!

nikcrit said...


One reason that youths would be more allowing of a multi-racial environment is that they have no choice in the matter. Another reason is that they are young and dumb and full of energy, and life seeming limitless allows them to think that it is ok. Whereas with age and mortality comes the knowledge that time and energy should not be wasted, and a multi-race non-culture is an energy sink.

I generally agree with this assessment but, understandably, it doesn't consider the outliers, e.g., those of mixed-race, who were once rare anomalies but now are a cultural entity that's growing at a consistent pace. Hence, they will naturally end up FORGING a new, adaptive culture and place.
It's worthy to note that mixed-race people and culture and mostly a byproduct of white technological innovation (in that modern society made it possible for people of different hues and cultures were at last able to cross once mighty deserts and oceans and merge and procreate).

In a way, the crisis confronted by modern youth and being re-forged by the emerging mutation of humans known as mixed-race is nothing less than biological evolution in action. PA and perhaps peterike more likely tag it "de-evolution,' but the irony is that whites came about as a separate entity in much the same way

nikcrit said...

Edit: "...mixed-race people and culture ARE mostly a byproduct of white technological innovation..."

nikcrit said...

"The pressure is immense not to be seen as hating on your own culture and people, but they (blacks) are aware of the bad environmental effects of their underclass. This is akin to the release of the Ferguson Report. The entire left and blacks disregard the proof that officer Wilson was right, Michael Brown was in the wrong and "hands up, don't shoot" was a lie to focus on the racism in the police department due to arrest records. No agency, no accountability. This will probably be the future for blacks. They'll still struggle and be pushed out of places, and the media will dutifully blame old boogeymen of racism, slavery and microaggressions while avoiding the fact that 1950s, 80% white America is gone.

No doubt they're aware; that's probably the #1 reason they homeschool and most wouldn't be hesitant to scream it from tne nearest rooftop.
I would slightly disagree with one part of your summation: the silent black majority: law-abiding prole-to-lower-middle-class black America, don't necessarily cite only racism; rather, they can be relentless in complaining about black nihilism and dysfunction ----- it's just that they just as heartily believe in classic "white and institutional racism,' and fear that if you equally acknowledge both that one argument or polemic will defuse the other.

I know that may sound weak or vague, but i see that daily; trust that in the ghetto, there is no lack of those who lament black crime and dysfunction.

Problem is, such rants tend to stay in the ghetto.

PA said...

"mixed-race is nothing less than biological evolution in action."

Been done before a-plenty. See light skinned US blacks. Or ones who back-bred back to darker skin, as they always do eventually.

nikcrit said...

@PA, SOBL and other regulars here:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/students-plan-walkout-over-police-shooting-in-madison-b99458530z1-295613101.html


Is Tony Robinson 'peak negro?'

PA said...

Nice sideways dodge. Tell us again how Obama's daughters are a new leap forward in human evolution.

nikcrit said...

Dodging what?
DK what your last comment means exactly, particularly if i was to take it as some sort of retort.

Also contained to pithy smart-phone-composed remarks today and after work; family obs priority today, one that ended well.

Look, i quickly voice-reco'ed out the teddy robinson, 'peak-negro' quip as sort of a good-natured smart-ass remark; i don't really think it proves a point for-or-against the AR's 'peak-negro' forecasts earlier; i don't even have hard disagreement with the sort-of protest nausea you and others signify in those PN remarks....just a bit of jousting and semi-riposte since i'm sort-of the respectful foil NAM antagonist on these and a few other AR sites; e.g., IOW: that was just a bit of O.T. tom foolery while staying in character.....

and while i'm at it: OT@camlost: hey, what's your early read on how the brackets will play out in the later stages this year? and what do you see or 'don't see' re. my caucasian-heavy alma mater; shit, i'd think Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker are damn-near godsends to alt-right sports fans. I mean, you got two white first-round NBA draft picks who look like they could've played on the 1962 Boston Celtics team! lolzz!

https://www.google.com/search?q=sam+dekker&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=659&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=wWH-VNyUIpPcgwTq4IKQDw&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg#tbm=isch&q=sam+dekker&imgdii=_

eah said...

I think a lot of white parents would gladly contribute to some sort of fund to help black parents keep their kids at home and 'school' them there -- however I'm betting the educational outcomes of that won't lead to abolishing NCLB anytime soon.

nikcrit said...

Correction (however un-demanded):

the feature-advance i did with Goad was in '97 or so, not '93; upon his being mentioned here piqued my memory and curiousity of the piece, so i looked it up.
It was to feature and advance his titular masterpiece that turned out to never be:"Goad, Jim. The Redneck Manifesto: How Hillbillies, Hicks, and White Trash Became America's Scapegoats." Even back then, i was curious about 'the other' in racial polemics debate of the time; p.c. bromides and pieties were in full tilt boogie at that time, as this was the era of mandatory 'sensitivity training' in every newsroom and board room, etc.
Goad's book met resistance right out of the gate, but it's initial platform was never powerful enough to create a case in which the controversey and p.c. transgressions ironically fueled his sales and infamy but merely fizzled his already lukewarm ascent; i believe he was quickly dropped by a fairly big publisher, simon and schuster or its subsidiary.

Encountering him (on the phone, it was) now rather than nearly 20 years ago, I would describe Goad as a poet-laureate Byron-like figure for the Alt-Right's G.E.D. class and contingent.

random black guy said...

Jeez-ass christ. Why does PA constantly bring up miscegenation on topics that have nothing to do with it? That level of obsession really isn't normal.

nikcrit said...

PA's views on the relationship between blacks and whites...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDbeqj-1XOo

Wowww, dude; that is deep!

PA said...

I write about whatever I want to. Why do you have a problem with that, random black guy?

random black guy said...

I don't have a problem with it as I know exactly what it stems from. I'm just amazed at how you manage to steer these discussions, no matter how unrelated, towards the topic that seems to be your driving obsession. My only wish is that you could see what black-Polish relations look like here in England. That would have you typing up a magnum opus fo' sho', but I know you'll never take my word for it.

PA said...

You're clearly bothered by what I write, otherwise you wouldn't be addressing my comments on one out of a million blogs in existence.

PRCD said...

"Also, once again i think you're letting your alt-right wishlist get the best of you in terms of you projecting this supposedly huge rift and animus between blacks and hispanics; again, not in my neck of the country, amigo. Here and Chicago, for one example, the prole element black and hispanic populations coalesce and merge their political interest, candidates "

I'm from SoCal. Mexicans completely ejected blacks from Southern California by taking their jobs and shooting at them. Blacks did not leave the best climate in the country where they formed a majority in their neighborhoods for no reason.

There is very little ground-level cooperation amongst blacks and Mexicans. Mexicans generally do not like blacks.

nikcrit said...

I'm from SoCal. Mexicans completely ejected blacks from PRCD:
"Southern California by taking their jobs and shooting at them......There is very little ground-level cooperation amongst blacks and Mexicans. Mexicans generally do not like blacks."

(Deep sigh): I cite earlier bits of quote of mine:"I am not particularly expert on the black-latin gangs in california."

Furthermore, I've said on more than a half-dozen occasions that I suspect the relation between blacks and Mexicans in southern California are quite different than they are in major Midwestern cities.

I try to make a habit of speaking with confidence only on topics I believe I know something about, while refraining from as much---and even admitting as much---when I don't.

On that, I feel I'm quite alone in the 'man-o-sphere.'