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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #236)

Sat Jul 25, 2015, 06:49 AM

253. Don't know where you live

Or what your background is - but understand -

Enduring - they endured - is what black Americans do.

When I look at charter schools in inner cities - I see my dad's community in Talladega AL. In between nine kids that survived to adulthood, a husband with a farm, several businesesses - including booze and all that entails during Prohibition - my grandmother was a Spelman educated teacher.

My dad was born in 1941. There's not a lot of difference between the resources provided by the "State" to the black school district in Talladega Alabama in 1946 and what is provided in Camden NJ today. The examples I gave in the post you responded to are real. And consider the taxes my dad's parents paid - yet their children were given access to a school of free standing buildings with outhouses and wood burning stoves - in the 1940's and 50's. So they worked behind the backs of the "authorities" and thumbed their noses.

Now we can get "right with America" by waiting for resources our tax dollars pay into - or we can steal the American dream for our kids . . . Much as my granddaddy and his father did during prohibition.

The black parents trying to get their kids into charter schools - that can't afford the Private Prep school my parents paid for because my dad as a former school board member in our suburban posh s.d. had insight to the districts failures that only he wanted to fix . . . They have no choice.

I bet in September 2017 their kids are prepared for English 101 and Biology 101.

If urban and rural kids are getting crap - their parents have the right to be defiant.

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