• Adventures In Senseless Shit: Miseducation Edition

    At some point, I want to make a special post about the current state of education in America and how it is doing a grave disservice to black American children. There are several flaws in the system that allow black kids, especially young black boys, to "slip through the cracks" and wind up as fodder for our wonderful "School-to-Prison" pipeline.

    I don't know if this was intentional, or if it was a simple case of insensitivity or utter cluelessness, but something like this should never appear on a homework assignment, or any place else, for that matter. I bet you would never see the following question on any assignment at any school, ever:

    Each concentration camp had 103 Jews. If seven Jews were placed in gas chambers each day, how many would remain in 1 week? 2 weeks?

    Now, why are black parents making a fuss about all of this?

    “Something like that shouldn’t be imbedded into a kid of the third, fourth, fifth, any grade,” parent Terrance Barnett told WSB-TV. “I’m having to explain to my 8-year-old why slavery or slaves or beatings are in a math problem. That hurts.”

    Indeed it does.

    Something I've noticed in the video that accompanied this report: the kids featured had their fathers present. No single mothers being depicted in stereotypical outrage - just concerned fathers making disapproval of this stunt known.