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NAACP Sees 'Soft Bigotry Of Low
Expectations' in FL Race-Based
Education Goals

Breitbart's Big Government, by Wynton Hall

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Posted By:Bubbasuncle, 10/13/2012 10:03:05 PM

The Florida State Board of Education recently announced that its K-12 academic achievement goals for math and reading will vary depending on a student's race. By 2018, the Florida BOE hopes to see the following reading outcomes: (Snip) But Washington Bureau director of the NAACP Hilary Shelton sees it differently. Mr. Shelton says the lower standards for minorities reflect what President George W. Bush once dubbed the "soft bigotry of low expectations": "It's, what do they say? 'Soft bigotry of low expectations," said Shelton. "They're really letting the educators off the hook

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Reply 1 - Posted by: eden202, 10/13/2012 10:10:36 PM     (No. 8931291)

What's this?

The NAACP rejects Affirmative Action?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 10/13/2012 10:10:58 PM     (No. 8931292)

Let's throw some more money at it ...

... that always works.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 10/13/2012 10:14:46 PM     (No. 8931298)

Slightly OT

Ever read Kim du Toit's thoughts on Africa?

Google it.

Will our inner cities result in the same situation?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: sternben, 10/13/2012 10:25:06 PM     (No. 8931317)

The goal is equal outcomes, not equal opportunity. It's done by dumbing down the subject matter.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: devnull, 10/13/2012 10:27:25 PM     (No. 8931321)

This is not "soft bigotry". This is real bigotry - the BoE has stated blacks are incapable of achieving academic excellence. They are saying blacks are cognitively inferior. That kids, is Robert Byrd KKK grade racism.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mws50, 10/13/2012 10:32:09 PM     (No. 8931330)

No it isn't.

FL want to increase the reading and math skills to at or above normal for 74% of the black kids in their schools. The current skills are 38%. That is an increase of 36% of the students in 6 short school years. That is substantially higher than the increase anticipated for Asian, white, and Hispanic students.

It won't happen unless the kids' parents get behind this goal.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/13/2012 10:34:52 PM     (No. 8931335)

The NAACP gets part of it.
Do they understand what a disaster Obama has been for ordinary Blacks?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nina584, 10/13/2012 10:42:45 PM     (No. 8931352)

They can go and fly a kite.They are irrelevant!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: DARling, 10/13/2012 10:54:12 PM     (No. 8931376)

No one will admit how they lowered standards for everyone in the 1970s and 1980s to make minorities look better. If test scores for blacks are in the toilet, then it is an honest assessment to say that they might not rise as quickly as white students. But as they progress, the bar can continue to be raised. The bar just isn't there at all right now.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: neanderthal, 10/14/2012 12:16:36 AM     (No. 8931497)

If the standards were as high as they are supposed to be and every student either had to achieve the standard or be held back, there'd be riots in every city in America with over 500K population. Few students cold cut it and still fewer of some kids could cut it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MissMann, 10/14/2012 12:17:08 AM     (No. 8931498)

I've taught at Title 1 schools and I can attest to the fact that there are black and hispanic students who can compete with anyone. I hate that they are being told, as a group, that they are some how inferior. I'm not sure exactly how soft that bigotry is...

How about setting percentage improvements for individual students? Take them where they are and see what you can do to move them up? Vouchers would be nice, too.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: JAN, 10/14/2012 12:29:35 AM     (No. 8931507)

NAACP using President GW Bush exact words with regard to the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Wonders will never cease.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 10/14/2012 12:42:22 AM     (No. 8931523)

The NAACP and every liberal organization in this country have supported and defended low expectations of blacks and Hispanics since the Civil Rights Act or before. How embarrassing and shameful it must be for each minority generation to find they are "not smart enough" to compete with white students. Their anger and resentment is directed at whites by the very liberal establishment that defines their inferiority. Obama came along at the wrong time for this generation.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/14/2012 4:47:42 AM     (No. 8931630)

I don't see what the NAACP is complaining about. They've been espousing 'soft bigotry' for years. Now that they've got their wish, they don't like it.

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