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A Real Black Person

“ 'Why don’t you guys study like the kids from Africa?' ”
It's increasingly having little to do with race. It's becausee black parents don't hit their kids like asian parents may when their children fail to do well in proven areas that lead to success, like mathematics and science. This observation is in no way suggesting that corporeal punishment is the ultimate solution but it's used by other countries in other parts of the world and that should mean something--foreign students make up the majority of college students in science, mathematics, and medicine majors.

Succeeding academically and getting hired in the real world are two different things. There's more discrimination in hiring practices but so far there is little to suggest that employers will avoid hiring a QUALIFIED applicant JUST because of their skin pigmentation.

A Real Black Person

“ 'Why don’t you guys study like the kids from Africa?' ”
It's increasingly having little to do with race. It's becausee black parents don't hit their kids like asian parents may when their children fail to do well in proven areas that lead to success, like mathematics and science. This observation is in no way suggesting that corporeal punishment is the ultimate solution but it's used by other countries in other parts of the world and that should mean something--foreign students make up the majority of college students in science, mathematics, and medicine majors.

Succeeding academically and getting hired in the real world are two different things. There's more discrimination in hiring practices but so far there is little to suggest that employers will avoid hiring a QUALIFIED applicant JUST because of their skin pigmentation.

A Real Black Person

"Why don’t you guys study like the kids from Africa?"

Welsh is correct in that acheivement has little to do with race anymore. It has to do more with motivation and preseverence of students to overcome socioeconomic (that includes limited social connections.) obstacles among others. You know, issues of character. Parents of k-12 students from other countries motivate their children fail to do well in proven areas that lead to sucess, like mathematics and science. This is observation is in no way suggesting that corporeal punishment is the ultimate solution but it's used by other countries in other parts of the world and that should mean something--foreign students make up the majority of college students in science and medicine.

Suceeding academically and getting hired in the real world are two different things. There's more discrimination in hiring practices but so far there is little to suggest that employers will avoid hiring a QUALIFIED applicant JUST because of their skin pigmentation.

Welsh is asking the right question but he's wrong if he's suggesting that motivation alone will allow every poor black kid in NY to go to a college on a full scholarship. It takes money to be educated in America.

LaNeshe

The article sounds ridiculous. Sadly a common misconception. Not everything is about race, but some things are.

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