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July 19, 2005

complete stupidity

I started to blog about this incredibly idiotic story yesterday, but I never could get the link to load right. Maybe I needed an Ebonics password to make it work.

Without a doubt, everybody even REMOTELY connected with this gigantic brain-fart needs to be dragged off and shot.

Incorporating Ebonics into a new school policy that targets black students, the lowest-achieving group in the San Bernardino City Unified School District, may provide students a more well-rounded curriculum, said a local sociologist.

The goal of the district's policy is to improve black students' academic performance by keeping them interested in school. Compared with other racial groups in the district, black students go to college the least and have the most dropouts and suspensions.

So... solve that problem by NOT teaching them to read and write. BRILLIANT!!! Unless these same dumbfucks wonderful thinkers can persuade the entire WORLD to accept illiteracy as proof of a "well-rounded" education, those pricks are condemning every student they teach to a life of frustration and failure.

I've ranted on this subject more than once. The most precious gift you can give a child is a good education. AT LEAST teach them to read and write ENGLISH, fer Chrissake! What are these bullshit artists thinking?

"Ebonics is a different language, it's not slang as many believe,' Texeira said. "For many of these students Ebonics is their language, and it should be considered a foreign language. These students should be taught like other students who speak a foreign language.'

Texeira said research has shown that students learn better when they fully comprehend the language they are being taught in.

Yeah, right. They ALSO draw a much larger paycheck when they grow up knowing how to speak the language of business and industry, which is ENGLISH.

Sweet Bejus! Why don't you just tie a 50-pound anchor around a kid's neck, throw him into deep water and say that you're "teaching him to swim?" That's EXACTLY what these fools are doing.

When I worked at the chemical plant, I caught a lot of flack and snide comments from engineers and chemists who wondered why I made more money than they did, and why I told THEM what to do, when all I had was a lousy degree in English literature, while THEY were engineers and chemists. The answer was simple to me.

First, I had one hell of a lot more experience than they did. I knew my shit, and that stuff isn't taught in college. Second, I impressed a lot of people with the way I communicated.

In a business environment, especially today, you'll often NEVER see the person on the other end of a business letter or an email, and they'll never see YOU, either. The only impression they have of you comes from the words you put on paper.

Write like an uneducated idiot and that's the impression you make. Write well, and people think you just MIGHT have something on the ball. Write in Ebonics and NOBODY is going to give you the time of day.

Why would ANYBODY lay that kind of curse on children?

Comments

I've been a lot of places in my life but I've never been to Ebonia. Can somebody please show me the way.

Posted by: Willy on July 19, 2005 05:22 PM

Why that kind of curse? Votes, Money, and Power. These schemes always come from those who want to rule. They have no concern for these people, attaining power over others is their goal. Their MO: appear compassionate for the unfortunate, dupe well meaning non thinkers into voting for them, then crush all opposition. Also, then kick supporters to curb after serving their purpose.

Posted by: Scott G on July 19, 2005 05:40 PM

How do you say "Please pull up your pants?" in Ebonics?

(I'm just axin', cuz some of these "homeboys" look they never saw a belt)

Posted by: Ruth on July 19, 2005 05:46 PM

At the Catfish Manor a few weeks ago, Georgia lectured for 30 minutes about how she tries to teach her young Black students to speak English.

Then, she asked for more "Skrimp" from the low-country boil. Also told me that what they learn on the "Skreet" is the only thing they understand.

Can't have it both ways.

Posted by: Acidman on July 19, 2005 06:00 PM

"How do you say "Please pull up your pants?" in Ebonics?"

Hey, homeslize, yank up ya draws', yo!

Posted by: Chris on July 19, 2005 06:26 PM

If you can say,"mudda fukka" you already speak a large % of the Ebonian language.

Posted by: TomR on July 19, 2005 06:48 PM

Yeah G you be speakin da trufe bout dat ebonics dat shit aint no africa speak my momma dun teached it to me an I talk it good. Schoolin bitch dun tried to learn me english but I dun said fuck you teach I be from ebonia bitch you need to learn my lingo ho.

Posted by: gravdigr on July 19, 2005 08:40 PM

Hmmm... it even has dialects.In DC it's "muv-va fukkoh".

Posted by: Horrabin on July 19, 2005 10:37 PM

Why would ANYBODY lay that kind of curse on children?Because you believe that they'll vote for you someday?

Posted by: Scott Crawford on July 19, 2005 10:42 PM

Ah don' gots nuffin to ad.

Posted by: StinKerr on July 20, 2005 12:19 AM

Word.

Posted by: Jim - PRS on July 20, 2005 12:52 AM

Consider this; if ebonics is taught as a class, most of the students won't show up, most of the others will fail, and anyone making a good grade will be chastised for "acting white".
These idiots are self defeating.

Posted by: TomR on July 20, 2005 12:53 AM

I think you're right about the importance of effective communication. At my office we almost never meet our clients face to face. Everything we do is over the phone, email or memo. The type of jobs where inteaction with customers or superiors is unimportant tend to low paying, shitty jobs. Unfortunately, that's exactly what these kids are going to end up with by taking ebonics.

Posted by: Kirk on July 20, 2005 10:12 AM

This thing cropped up a few years ago and got (thank Gawd!) shot down.

Reminds me of a Lenny Bruce routine, from back when LBJ was President. People (especially East Coast damyank bluebloods) used to think Lyndon Johnson was an ignoramus because he spoke with a Texas accent. Bruce's take was, if Einstein had been from the South, there never would have been an atom bomb.

"Folks, I wanna tell yew about new-kleer fishin'..."

"Shaddup, ya schmuck! You don't know nothin'!"

This is even worse. What could be more racist than trying to create a permanent underclass of Ebonics-speaking unemployables?

Posted by: Elisson on July 20, 2005 10:14 AM

true dat

Posted by: james old guy on July 20, 2005 10:45 AM

We should treat them like people who speak other foreign languages - we should teach them English!

Of course, the desire to learn is an important prerequisite that may be missing in many cases.

Posted by: GLN Admin on July 20, 2005 02:37 PM

The Klan--even if you throw in the lynchings--has not done even one quarter as much damage as liberal asswipes have done to Blacks. I take some of that back: most liberals aren't half-aware of the professional idiots that run the victicrat party, and hide in the schools promoting shit like this which amounts to a mental segregation.

Though I'm disgusted with the rap "culture" and other negative aspects (not that modern Whitey isn't vulgar in his own right) the proof that this victicrat mentality is a breed apart is seen in the difference in Blacks who immigrate here from the Caribbean, as an example. Caribbean blacks work hard and refuse to buy into victicrat lies and in two generations they've surpassed our homegrown niggafools who take pride in being ignorant.

Ebonics is a fucking joke. If we could fire folks for lacking common sense Unemployment would shoot up 40%.

Posted by: horse with no-- on July 21, 2005 01:55 AM

I posted this letter to the editer at that rag, anybody want to bet that it get's published?
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I have a comment to Arturo Delgado regarding teaching children in Ghetto Slang (Ebonics), you are a moron as is the morons running the San Bernardino School District. On second thought, go ahead and teach using this crud you call a language. It guarantees me employment, after all, who would hire an idiot who doesn't know proper English? Maybe that's it, all the insecure Liberals don't want competition in the job market, and so they dumb down school children. Note the proper English I used in this letter. It's kind of hard to find these days, even in newspapers.
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Yeah, I don't think so either.

Posted by: Palomar Jack on July 23, 2005 04:09 AM
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