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Thursday, March 13, 2008

School Segregation

Not so much of a bitch and more of a question; With all the recent talk about having Afrocentric schools so that the culture is passed on, my question is what common culture is there? There are dozens of seperate cultures in Africa which are all differe

Posted on Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 7:41 AM

Not so much of a bitch and more of a question; With all the recent talk about having Afrocentric schools so that the culture is passed on, my question is what common culture is there? There are dozens of seperate cultures in Africa which are all different, then all the different cultures from the western indies, then all the people that have been here for a few generations or longer would have another, completely different set of cultures. There is no African monoculture. That's equivalent to having a European culture based school, or a Middle Eastern cultured school. There's not one big unifying culture there either.

I guess I'm just wondering how this is an advantage. It seems more like voluntary segregation.

What I learned from going to a multicultural school was that people are all basically the same, and got to experience other people's cultures. Thinking back, I would have been poorer for not having that.

And aside from that, they've found at other schools that there is no improvement in the academic performance of the kids.

If you want your kids to learn your culture, then they should do that at home. School should be where you learn how to read, write, do math, etc. I really don't think that initiatives like this should be part of the public education system.

Pete

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