I hold in front of me the full copy of the article from "The State" regarding how "Black S.C. Students Are Suspended Three Times More Often Than Whites" . I made an earlier blog entry.
After printing the article I read it and did independent research as I marked up the printout. This is my typical ritual.
BEFORE I got to the point that the authors of the story explicitly said it I realized certain facts based upon my research:
The two school systems in Richland County South Carolina:
- RICHLAND ONE is a predominately Black and poor district within the city
- RICHLAND TWO is a predominately White school district in the suburbs of Columbia SC
I am familiar with Richland County based upon the city of Blythewood. Whenever I do an after-work trip to see my family in NC and SC I end up spending the night at a hotel in Blythewood when begin to fall asleep at the wheel. Blythewood is outside of the city but by no means "rich".
First I looked at the demographic information for the entire county (the school systems were not broken out in such detail).
Then I did research on the two school systems "One" and "Two". Wikipedia lists the elementary/middle/high schools associated with each school system.
Next I went to "Realtor.com" to find information on the housing prices surrounding a few schools in both school districts.
The picture became clear: Of the two - "Richland One" was the "Poor - Inside The City" school district. ("Inner City" I will not use because this is reserved for larger urban areas with far more entrenched structural problems).
I have to criticize 'The State' for making a racially provocative TITLE, only to later give a more honest depiction about CLASS, but only if you choose to read the entire article.
I was not moved by "The State's" admission that 54% of teachers at "Richland One" were minority, and "32% of teachers at Richland Two" were minority - BUT RICHLAND ONE SUSPENDED FAR MORE BLACKS THAN RICHLAND TWO (the white system).
The fact is that "The State" and no other media outlet is going to confront and confound the latest "BLACK PEOPLE ARE BEING THROWN OUT OF SCHOOLS AND INTO PRISONS" con job that is being run. If and when these operatives take to the street - "The State" will be there providing news coverage of the festivities.
DOES THE WHITE MAN HOLD THE KEYS TO THE NEGRO'S EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS, AND HE MUST BE FOUGHT TO SNATCH THE KEY RING? TAKING ITS QUEUE FROM THE NAACP - THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF 'RACIAL ENERGY' IS DIRECTED NOT AT "UNDER-RESOURCED SCHOOLS' IN "RICHLAND ONE" BUT TO FIGHT "RACISM" AT THE PREDOMINATELY WHITE "RICHLAND TWO"
While many Black Progressive Activists "GET OFF" on these faux shows of "Black Power" - this lack of posting activity since that time SHOULD EXPOSE THE REAL CHARACTER of the activists.
A secondary, but more important point: "Why don't the BLACK FLIGHT PROGRESSIVE PARENTS OF RICHLAND TWO invest their spare time at helping the POOR BLACK KIDS OF RICHLAND ONE"?
THE RACKETEERING ORG CHART AGAINST THE EFFECTIVE EDUCATION OF BLACK CHILDREN
Which Brings Us Full Circle: THE NEGRO IS "PROGRESSIVE YARDAGE"
"POLICE TERROR"!!!!!!! (LOL)