The War against Black Children

There is a statistic out there that almost half the adults in Detroit are functionally illiterate.  They can’t fill out job applications.  They can’t read the instructions on a pill bottle.

So when we talk about a war against black children, let’s not think first about guns.  Think about the weapon that is doing the most damage.  That would be our public schools.

You cannot have functionality illiterate children at the high school level unless the school system systematically evades teaching those children to read at the elementary school level.  That’s exactly what is happening in cities across America.  This is hardly a natural phenomenon.  It’s caused by the perennial incompetence (some would say malevolence) of our Education Establishment.


  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s not a war for or against anyone. It’s feudalism. The black elite rule the groundlings like serfs. Keep them down, keep them unhappy. Keep themselves in power with lectures about racism and The Man.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The writer is too harsh on the educators. It all begins in the home. If parents demand that their children open books and learn from them, the children will. If they don’t, they won’t. Teachers end up writing off losers at whom attempts to teach are a waste of time.

    • Parents are part of the problem. They must read at home and also read to their kids.

      Teachers cannot escape whipping, however.

  • Gaian

    Total bull-oney! Teachers in schools that are predominantly black are constrained from teaching by the violence that black kids bring into a classroom. Black kids are always disrespectful and disobedient and the teachers are not allowed to discipline them because the little (and large) gangsters are black. Just trying to make a classroom a safe environment to learn is impossible.

    Even when some calm can be enforced the black kids all need special attention because they can’t sit still and can’t learn at the same speed as the white kids. I’ve seen this firsthand so don’t fling the race card at me. Black kids do much better in heavily disciplined vocational training then in any kind of academic study. There may be a few exceptions but they are rare.

  • Martin B
  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Reading is “acting white” in the minds of most inner city blacks.

  • Waffle

    I don’t think it’s a black and white issue (pun intended). What is going on in the schools affects everyone — black, white or other-coloured. Just read the unintelligible posts on FB (and often here). And you’re wondering why there are so many medically-induced fatal incidents in hospitals, planes falling out of the sky and bridges falling down?

    I marked the EQAO Grade 10 (il)literacy test more than 10 years ago. What a joke. From what I’ve seen recently, it’s worse now. I can live without kids knowing history (sort of), but it’s totally unacceptable that they do not know how to read or write properly, do not know punctuation nor grammar and are vocabulary-deficient.

  • Fantastic article.

    The whole movement to create and maintain illiteracy is a political one in which black “community leaders” are mired and are guilty of.

    Poor parents wanted their children to be educated so as to avoid the hardships they did not. Now, the hardships are softened by welfare freely funded by an easily-guilted population. It’s disgraceful. We are allowing the devolution of the human species.

  • Minicapt

    Oh dear …”have functionality illiterate children” …


  • cmh

    why work when you can f–k all day long and live off white privilege. LOL

  • Edubeat

    Edubeat: The same comparison can be made about all of Toronto’s local schoolboards. They all march in lockstep . Just peruse the PeelSchools twitter feed called @peelequity and take a close look at how your taxpayer dollars go to fund the discriminatory policies of Peel Region’s largest employer > Meanwhile the EQAO scores keep falling in most Peel schools