Sunday, March 27, 2011

extended off of Billy's Blog.

"The article also explained that these students, when put into BETTER schools they got BETTER grades. NO shit, go figure. People must of forgot that everyone needs air to breath, and when you get cut you bleed the same color. Truth be told cause i can go on rambling about this for days because ive seen it at its best from my view and i see it at its worst taking down one of my best friends, because his more couldn't afford to live up the street more with two jobs and 4 mouths to feed. Where you live determines alot, unfortunately."

Billy makes a good point when he says that where you live really determines a lot.  Students that grow up in better neighborhoods get better educations and get better grades.  In cases that ive witnessed, the students that grow up in a better neighborhood, with parents that they see regularly get better grades and actually want to be in school.  The students that live in the poorer or less fortunate neighborhoods with their parents  working multiple jobs just to keep enough food in the house got poor grades and hated going to school.

"Tim Wise is on FIRE on this point, that everyone gives wayyyy to much credit to white people even if they don't deserve it "white privilege" even if they are the most insanely over praised moron in the country, meaning former President Bush."

He also makes a good point about people giving whites too much credit when they dont deserve it.  as Billy also pointed from the out people of the united states fell more comfortable with a white man as president than a black one.  I completely agree with him that if Bush was  the same person with the same background and same knowledge of politics and things, the peoples opinion of him would be completely different.  I also feel that people in schools give credit to white students over black students when in fact the black student could have done that good thing or better grade or better project.

I would like to talk in class about what other people think about students growing up in different areas and how that affects their grades and willingness to actually go to school. 


  1. I hope you don't mind that I used your blog as an extended comment. If you look at my blog you will see that I know how it feels, from a child's perspective, to grow up hoping I can continue to live in a house and not on the street.

  2. I completely agree with you Amanda. People really do give way more credit to white students than they do to black students and it's really sad to say that. People need to work with one another and learn from each other.

  3. I think im going to use your blog in my post...hope you dont mind :)

  4. I really liked it when Wise mentioned it and I liked it when you mentioned it. If Bush had a different skin color, would the "most insanely over praised moron" have been elected? We may never know for sure, but we can take some pretty good guesses.
    I also agree with you when you say the children are influenced by their parents into disliking school.

  5. I agree as well that if children are placed in better schools and environments that they would become more successful. I also agree that a lot more is expected of black people in order for them to become successful. My question is that where is the line, how is it determined what is better or what is success? If we move the less fortunate into better neighborhoods and schools are we just pushing them to conform to the "white culture of power" or are we really helping them? Why is it that in order for society to consider a black person successful he/she must fit the white cultural appearance and norms as best as possible. I just think the whole culture of power needs to be re-evaluated and all of the cultures need to form one giant culture before anything can be resolved. I don't know if that made sense but...

  6. OH my gosh I laughed just at the first paragraph (which I believe is Billy's) but it's so obvious and true! I can hear the passion in the paragraph of how stupid people sound when trying to make an obvious statement. I really like your blog and your extended comments and how it's true that people have been comfortable with our white presidents because all of them have been white! Shaking things up with the first black president...but he's not FULLY black as some whites may look at and feel more comfortable with!