Saturday, March 13, 2010

Are Some Races More Equal Than Others?

How will the Obama administration respond to a formal complaint in the wake of serious black-on-Asian violence at South Philadelphia High School (SPHS)?

"Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has just announced a new push to enforce civil rights laws to combat discrimination in our schools.


According to Asian advocates, the whole Philadelphia district has been plagued by harassment and violence towards Asian students for many years. At SPHS, the assaults have occurred in the cafeteria line, in bathrooms, in stairwells, on school buses, and elsewhere. The incidents ran the gamut from verbal abuse, physical intimidation, blocking doorways, cutting in line ahead of Asian students in the cafeteria, use of anti-Asian racial epithets, and more serious physical abuse including shoving, kicking, and punching—sometimes at the hands of more than one assailant. Advocates have accused school officials, including school Superintendent Arlene Ackerman and Principal LaGreta Brown (both black) of indifference to the plight of Asian students in their charge.

Will the Obama administration act aggressively to ensure Asian rights to a public education free of intimidation and actual violence—surely a basic civil right? Or will such action be taken only when blacks are the victims rather than the perpetrators? If the administration acts in the interest of the Asians, black students will be singled out as racially hostile troublemakers—a conclusion that neither the Department of Education nor the DOJ will welcome, if Duncan’s announcement means what it says."

~Abigail Thernstrom and Tim Fay in the
American.com

15 Comments:

At 3/13/2010 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's fair to say the Asian students acted stupidly.

 
At 3/13/2010 10:17 AM, Blogger Colin said...

I just hope nobody gives these kids vouchers.

 
At 3/13/2010 10:22 AM, Anonymous morganovich said...

just a thought here, and god knows i am no obama supporter (quite the opposite), but is this really an obama issue?

school boards are local. this should be handled at a local level. (district, city, county, state, whatever) schools are not federal (except in DC, and look how that's working out)

asking the president to have an opinion on lunch line bulling in one district seems a bit of a stretch, no?

 
At 3/13/2010 10:45 AM, Blogger bix1951 said...

tough question
victims are random asian students here but perps are not
and all "black students" are not perps
so blaming blacks is racist.
The perps are particular students
and should be dealt with appropriately as such

 
At 3/13/2010 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"but is this really an obama issue?

school boards are local. this should be handled at a local level. (district, city, county, state, whatever) schools are not federal (except in DC, and look how that's working out)"

Did you read the following from the article?


"Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has just announced a new push to enforce civil rights laws to combat discrimination in our schools."

If whites were attacking blacks because of their race in some majority white district in the South would you raise the same objections about it being a local issue?

 
At 3/13/2010 11:04 AM, Blogger juandos said...

"I think it's fair to say the Asian students acted stupidly"

Hmmm, sarcasm or serious?

"victims are random asian students here but perps are not and all "black students" are not perps so blaming blacks is racist"...

LOL!

Play the race card bix, its always a winner...

Violent Crime - Racial Differences In Murder

There are of course say that the situation is changing: Murder 'race gap' narrows, says new study

 
At 3/13/2010 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"tough question
victims are random asian students here but perps are not
and all "black students" are not perps
so blaming blacks is racist.
The perps are particular students
and should be dealt with appropriately as such"

Lame and inane.


The blame all blacks is a strawman argument. No one is doing that.

The issue here is whether Washington and local districts will enforce the civil rights laws that are supposed to protect ALL Americans from being violently attacked because of their race;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ8rVx8IBGk&feature=related

 
At 3/13/2010 11:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like racist blacks are attacking Asians in Syracuse too:

http://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2009/07/14/blacks-beat-up-burmese-and-bhutanese-refugees-in-syracuse/

Gee. I wonder why the ACLU has ignored these violent racist attacks on students civil rights?

Could it be because because "liberals" cant bear to confront black racism?

Nah, they are probably just too busy fighting for the rights of that lesbian, high school, student to attend the prom in Mississippi with her girlfriend.

 
At 3/13/2010 11:34 AM, Anonymous gettingrational said...

One teacher at South Philly High called on a student in class with "Yo Chinese".

For Asians "...the culture of violence has persisted so long at some public schools that students almost accept the random beatdowns."

South Philly HS has been listed as one of Pennsylvania's most dangerous schools and with a history of violence towards Asians. How do Philadelphia schools respond?-- by calling out of retirement a principal of 38 years. This lady admits she is "tired" but she is recruited to lead this notorious school!

 
At 3/13/2010 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beyond the physical abuse inflicted by black racists, there's the educational abuse inherent in attending a unionized public school. Antipathy toward Asian immigrants is, in part, due to the fact that their success undermines leftist claims about the racist nature of American society. The left needs 95 percent of the black vote to win elections, so they must constantly churn the pot of racial animus. They feed on dissolution and grievance. Further, anything that undermines the premise of black victimhood diminishes the potency of the "racist" charge that they use so often to silence critics of their agenda.

 
At 3/13/2010 3:15 PM, Blogger Benjamin said...

In Thailand, people who steal or attack others are referred to as "monkeys."
This social stigma plays a role in repressing crime, I think.
I declare that students who attack or harass Asian students are "monkeys," and encourage everyone to use this term when discussing criminals.

 
At 3/13/2010 3:37 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Benjamin says: "I declare that students who attack or harass Asian students are "monkeys," and encourage everyone to use this term when discussing criminals"...

Personally Benjamin I like your idea yet do you remember the last time a monkey was used to indicate a stupid or asinine action?

The libtards went nutz playing the race card...

 
At 3/13/2010 3:59 PM, Blogger Craig said...

is this really an obama issue?

It is if you've been paying attention to the news lately.

"Black students without disabilities are more than three times as likely to be expelled as white students, and those with disabilities more than twice as likely to be expelled or suspended — numbers which Duncan says testify to racial gaps that are "hard to explain away by reference to the usual suspects."

I think the numbers are easily explained.

 
At 3/13/2010 4:10 PM, Blogger OA said...

Wow Bennie. I think maybe Dan Rather would get a pass for that. But particularly in this situation, do you really think that would go over well?

 
At 3/14/2010 2:07 AM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Anyone who spray paint on walls, steals from others, harasses etc is a "monkey."

Race unimportant. No discrimination whatsoever.

You become a "monkey" by your behavior, not your looks.

 

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