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    Fundamentally Flawed.

    Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than ExpectedBy TRIP GABRIEL
    Black students may well be fundamentally flawed in their inborn nature..

    An achievement gap separating black from white students has long been documented — a social divide extremely vexing to policy makers and the target of one blast of school reform after another.

    But a new report focusing on black males suggests that the picture is even bleaker than generally known.

    Only 12 percent of black fourth-grade boys are proficient in reading, compared with 38 percent of white boys, and only 12 percent of black eighth-grade boys are proficient in math, compared with 44 percent of white boys.

    Poverty alone does not seem to explain the differences: poor white boys do just as well as African-American boys who do not live in poverty, measured by whether they qualify for subsidized school lunches.

    The data was distilled from highly respected national math and reading tests, known as the National Assessment for Educational Progress, which are given to students in fourth and eighth grades, most recently in 2009. The report, “A Call for Change,” is to be released Tuesday by the Council of the Great City Schools, an advocacy group for urban public schools.

    Although the outlines of the problem and many specifics have been previously reported, the group hopes that including so much of what it calls “jaw-dropping data” in one place will spark a new sense of national urgency.

    “What this clearly shows is that black males who are not eligible for free and reduced-price lunch are doing no better than white males who are poor,” said Michael Casserly, executive director of the council.

    The report shows that black boys on average fall behind from their earliest years. Black mothers have a higher infant mortality rate and black children are twice as likely as whites to live in a home where no parent has a job. In high school, African-American boys drop out at nearly twice the rate of white boys, and their SAT critical reasoning scores are on average 104 points lower.

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    The color of our skin does not helplessly chain us to whatever traits might generally come with it. All you need is the heart to become successful, and anyone of any race can find it.

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    Culture and Accomplishments.

    The ability for someone to conform to a particular culture, depends primarily on how much he contributed to its creation.

    It's unfair to blame Black students for failing to adapt to a culture ,they took no part in creating.

    The accomplishments that blacks can be credited with are not compatible with the mainstream culture of European peoples.

    And this is the root of the black racial conflict in America!

    AND THATS WHATS HAPPENING!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apostle View Post
    The color of our skin does not helplessly chain us to whatever traits might generally come with it. All you need is the heart to become successful, and anyone of any race can find it.
    I could not of said this any better myself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apostle View Post
    The color of our skin does not helplessly chain us to whatever traits might generally come with it. All you need is the heart to become successful, and anyone of any race can find it.
    empirical evidence suggests otherwise.

    Just travel [briefly] thru inner city ghettos to see the evidence.

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