Apply socialism to the class
This article is an opinion piece by Bill Lockwood. Catch American Liberty with Bill Lockwood weekly at 11 a.m. Saturday on NewsTalk 1290.
Texas apple seed bills itself as an Austin-based “public interest justice center” for “changing unjust laws and policies” involving juvenile justice. Specifically, the nonprofit works to “dismantle unjust laws” that “unduly burden historically undeserved Texans” – meaning minority children are unfairly punished in the school system at a higher rate. than white children.
In a letter sent to ISD Dallas last year, the AT wrote, “According to Texas Education Agency data, 6,802 Black students and 5,906 Latinx students were suspended out of DISD school. in the 2018-2019 school year, as against only 363 white students.”
Black students, it is said, made up 22.6% of the DISD student population while they accounted for 46.7% of out-of-school suspensions.
This disparity is meant to prove that the education and juvenile justice systems are “systematically racist” against minorities. To bolster this charge, the TA freely and frequently invokes the specter of George Floyd’s death at the hands of the police.
Texas apple seed reflects the Alternative initiative to juvenile detention (JDAI) which was championed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In fact, the Annie E. Casey Foundation sits on Texas Appleseed Materials.
For many years, the director of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, today its “consultant”, was Bart Lubow. Lubow is a former SDS member (Students for a Democratic Society)—a communist front organization of the 1960s.
Like other Marxist-oriented agitators, Lubow, through the JDAI program (Alternative initiative to juvenile detention), “will compel states to work to reduce the disproportionate representation of minors belonging to minorities in secure facilities. The problem? Too many minorities are punished because of white “racism”. The solution? Reorganize detention and incarceration procedures as well as school suspensions in the direction of “social justice”.
Social justice has little to do with actual ‘justice’, but focuses attention on ‘results’. Social justice advocates continually lament the unequal distribution of property, money, college degrees, and even prison sentences. From now on, school discipline should be governed by racial quotas.
As the late Walter Williams observed of social justice, “the outcomes of human relationships are often seen as criteria for the presence or absence of justice or fairness. Outcomes frequently used as barometers of justice and fairness are: racial and gender statistics on earnings and unemployment, overall income distribution, occupational distribution, ownership of wealth, and other measures of socio-economic status. »
In other words, no attention is paid to underlying reason for differences between people of different races. Social justice simply assumes that different outcomes between people are the result of gross prejudice, favoritism, and white racism. This is exactly the tacit assumption of Texas apple seed.
What social justice and Texas apple seed what the Warriors refuse to consider is that differences in behavior between peoples, races, or subcultures are the result of diverse habits, personal choices, cultural preferences, and moral values honored by various groups in America.
For example, out-of-wedlock birth rates for different racial and ethnic groups in 2008 were just over 40%. Breaking down this statistic shows that among non-Hispanic white women, the out-of-wedlock birth rate was 28.6%, while among Hispanics it was 52.5% and among blacks the figure jumps to one. surprising 72.3%.
Consider abortion. In 2005, the abortion rate for blacks in the United States was nearly 5 times higher than for white women. Similar “disparities” are found in almost all measurable statistics. It is clearly evident that minority cultures encourage immoral lifestyles to an alarming degree.
One would expect from these types of statistics that school discipline issues would fall in the same racial direction. And that is exactly what we see.
Still, Texas apple seed wants us to believe that it is white racism that brings the penalty. The unvarnished truth is that the black fatherless home and communities, for the most part, do not value ethical standards, and this shows up in the classroom as well.
Pipeline from school to prison?
Texas apple seed also speculates that the higher rate of discipline in school experienced by minorities creates what they call a “school-to-prison pipeline”. The underlying assumption here is that it is the schools themselves which, through their prejudices against minorities, contribute to manufacturing the criminals of tomorrow. It’s completely unfounded.
From AT letter to DISD:
“Through the use of exclusionary discipline and school policing, thousands of young Texans are brought into contact with the criminal justice system each school year because of the behaviors that occur in their schools.”
TA’s message? Stop punishing children, especially minority students. It is the contact with the criminal justice system that is the cause of the misconduct.
The reality itself is quite different. Our schools are becoming war zones, even at the elementary level, and not just because of outside influences. The children themselves become more and more violent, totally disrespectful of the authority of adults, disdainful of the private property and personal freedoms of others.
Illicit sex and births out of wedlock have become normal; sexual assault on school grounds is now a problem; drugs of all kinds are now commonplace in learning rooms; gang activity dominates some schools; and teachers are assaulted.
Bedlam actually reigns in many schools. The teachers are fleeing the classrooms and the others are just trying to survive. And the majority of them come from minority populations where it is most common for a child to grow up without the loving discipline or guidance of a father.
Nope, Texas apple seed, it is not a “School-Prison Pipeline”, but a “Home Without Father-Prison Pipeline”. Children come from home in the school system with unscrupulous conduct. More often than not, removing an unruly student from the classroom or the school itself is the only alternative for a school wishing to teach.