The real world of the public schools bears no resemblance to its portrayal by the mainstream media, teacher's ed professors, diversity trainers, activists, police and prosecutors.
Veteran journalist and now blogger Jim Bowman writes of how 40 years ago in white Oak Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, school board members were able to neutralize opposition to the building of junior high schools by claiming the need for “racial balance.”
The old “racial balance” Trojan horse. Perhaps it hasn’t yet worked in Oak Park, but that trick has been used, stage-wise, to educationally, economically, and legally dispossess millions of whites across the country. Working and middle-class white parents work overtime and go into hock so that they can move away from blacks, but public school officials, who do not sacrifice their own children to racist blacks, still inflict them on white children, discriminating against white district families, on behalf of racist blacks from outside the district.
Walking home after putting your child on the bus to public school, a bus full of black kids shipped in his school from outside the district stops at the traffic light in front of you. At the sight of a white face, the little racist monsters, ten and eleven years old, go into a frenzy. Jumping up, they stick their heads and hands out of the windows, scream, “F--k you!” and give you the finger.
A white neighbor tells me of her ten-year-old son being randomly assaulted by a strange black boy on the school playground, who just walked up and sucker-punched him. Her friend’s child suffered the same sort of assault from a black boy. Nothing happened to either of the racist cowards, but the school has regulations that protect “all students” from “racial discrimination.” English translation: Racist black students enjoy license, while white students have no rights.
Stage 1: “Racial balance” requires the busing in of hundreds of racist black kids from outside the district, the legal rights of district parents be damned.
Stage 2: The racist black kids make a sport of ganging up on and assaulting and robbing—and sometimes raping—white kids, but the authorities refuse to do anything to the racist criminals, and the newspapers refuse to report on them. White kids who fight back, however, are subjected to draconian “justice,” and their parents depicted as “racists” by the local press. Should a white parent see his child jumped by racist black kids and try to protect him, he will be arrested, as Michael Hennessey Sr. was at PS 225 in Rockaway Beach, Queens, last year. (For many more cases of black-on-white racial attacks in our nation’s schools, download the linked free report, and read my chapter, “Education: Pseudo-Pedagogy, Real Hatred,”.)
Stage 3. Token black employees demand the hiring of more such employees, and claim that they are the victims of racial discrimination. The authorities, who contemptuously refuse to consider the interests of the white district parents, cave in to the blacks like a cheap suitcase.
Stage 4. White parents start to pull their brutalized kids out of the school, and now pay twice for their education: Once through their property taxes, and again through private school tuition. Adding insult to injury, the press and black parents demonize them with the racist code phrase, “white flight.”
Stage 5. As the white kids are replaced with ever more racist black kids from outside the district, the black employees demand that ever more incompetent, racist blacks be hired, insisting that only blacks can understand black children or have a right to educate black children, that blacks must be hired in numbers at minimum proportional to the numbers of black students, and that the white staffers are racist incompetents. At the same time, the black employees begin a racial terror campaign against their white colleagues, harassing and assaulting them, and encouraging the black students to do the same.
Stage 6. The white employees are variously chased out or fired via trumped up charges, by the blacks.
Stage 7. The now thoroughly dysfunctional school has an all-black student body, all-black staff, gets much more money per student than it did when it was white, due to all of the teachers getting bonuses for special ed kids and such-like, and has the lowest test scores and highest rate of violence in the area. Virtually all of the money comes from white taxpayers. Meanwhile, teachers and administrators teach the black students that racist whites are responsible for all of their problems in life. A goodly number of the students respond by stealing and vandalizing the property of whites in the neighborhood, and robbing, raping, and assaulting white residents.
Stage 8. Racists such as white author Jonathan Kozol, and black “diversity trainer” Glenn “courageous conversations” Singleton make millions and receive awards for condemning the dispossessed, “racist” whites and “white privilege” … and promote ever more of stages one through seven.
Award-winning, New York-based freelancer Nicholas Stix founded A Different Drummer magazine (1989-93). Stix has written for Die Suedwest Presse, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Middle American News, Toogood Reports, Insight, Chronicles, the American Enterprise, Campus Reports, VDARE, the Weekly Standard, Front Page Magazine, Ideas on Liberty, National Review Online and the Illinois Leader. His column also appears at Men's News Daily, MichNews, Intellectual Conservative, Enter Stage Right and OpinioNet. Stix has studied at colleges and universities on two continents, and earned a couple of sheepskins, but he asks that the reader not hold that against him. His day jobs have included washing pots, building Daimler-Benzes on the assembly-line, tackling shoplifters and teaching college, but his favorite job was changing his son's diapers.