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Are educated people of color acting white?


As a teacher, too often when I encountered students of color who pursued academic excellence, they were accused of thinking that they were white. Which got me thinking, "What is the color of education?" Does the caucasian race have a monopoly on educated people?

 

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    William Thomas (wingedcentaur) 15 months ago

    I'm afraid your comment about your own upbringing only confirms my point. Your innate characteristics of wanting inclusion combined with your predominantly "black" neighborhood, produced in you, a certain kind of behavior, "ie music girlfriend etc."


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    FitnezzJim 15 months ago

    I like the way you said it better than the way I said it.


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    Grace Marguerite Williams (gmwilliams) 15 months ago

    I remember in my elementary school in a Black area, children who were smart weren't liked but the dumb ones were. I was the smart student & besides that, I was a teacher's pet. There are some Black people who have the ghetto mentality-INVERSE log

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    Michael Wnek (Mike Wyn) 15 months ago

    Thanks. People love the pack mentality and feel more comfortable in it due to the similar ideas individuals have in common with the group. As you said, this is a man-made structure that deserves man-made challenges against untrue beliefs.


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    Michael Wnek (Mike Wyn) 15 months ago

    You're right! Even in times of great oppression, people have gone to extreme lengths to attain an educated status. I asked the monopoly question to illustrate the absurd nature of the underlying belief. Thanks for the contribution to the discussion.

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    Michael Wnek (Mike Wyn) 15 months ago

    You missed the point. Education is the color of water. It is crystal clear that anyone, regardless of race, can achieve academic excellence. Booker T. Washington lived during the sinful slave era and wrote a dynamic autobiography that demonstrates it


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