It is pretty simple. It is how people learn…
The way our thoughts are gathered is like a crystal of sugar in a solution of sugar water. A molecule touches another in close proximity and they join. Together they touch molecules closest, and they join too. Knowledge like sugar crystallization, forms from a center point outward. One molecule on one side of the jar does not join with a molecule from the other side of the jar.
Often we can cause sugar to return to solidity in solution by putting an object into the solution which initiates this process. Several molecules adhere to the surface object and the crystallization begins.
We learn the same way. We take what we know, and add to it. We don’t learn foreign languages as our first language for example. We learn objects in one language and that becomes our central core or language template… Then we can catalog another tongue by learning how their words and structure compare to our words and structure…
Across America, today’s learning process has become scattered. We are required to put so many tiny pieces of a smörgåsbord’s item on a sampling plate, that it becomes very hard for the child to describe what the food would look like in its natural form… All he ever sees is tiny bite sized pieces… Describe a roast beef you ask them… It’s small, about a half inch square, it’s meat, and is chewy, and has juice that squirts out when you chomp down on it… Is that big thing at the end of the table a Roast Beef? Oh, no… they respond.
We learn incrementally on what we already know… which makes it hard to teach people who really don’t know anything, something.
When you take children from their environment and put them into someone else’s environment, they are going to take what they know and carry it to that environment, because it makes them comfortable and feels more like home.. They bring drugs, violence, more drugs, and more violence because in that environment, they control the dynamics and it is not as intimidating or scary anymore.
You break that by having children go to school in their own neighborhood. Now because they are “black” we have imposed legal restrictions on allowing them to be treated as children. Restrictions that did not apply when Poles lived in that neighborhood.. Restrictions that did not apply when Italians lived in that neighborhood… Restrictions that did not apply when Irish lived in that neighborhood…. The only difference between the violence and crime then,… versus now? Is that the NRA didn’t supply them with handguns back then.. Rifles were hard to get as well. But you had switch blades.. brass knuckles… billy clubs…. baseball bats… and instead of heroin… you had boot-licker alcohol often made with methyl alcohol instead of ethyl..
But we taught those Poles in their Polish neighborhood… And Italians. And Irish.. Are they incapable of getting good jobs today? No. They are highly capable today as White Anglo Saxon Protestants of filling in for an employer. So will our blacks be if we let them go to school in their own neighborhood.
Because of their familiarity with the neighborhood, and close proximity to all they know, learning will process faster (as long as the disruptions are removed), just as were Polish, Italian, and Irish disruptions removed probably in the exact same percentages…
How it went wrong… Let us take Glasgow High School. It once had a bad reputation. All would agree that Glasgow’s problems were imported from the city. All of Glasgow’s problems..were imported.. from the city. The drug conduit was established. Lots of money available in the suburbs led to a high demand for recreational drugs whose economy depended on individuals shuttling the contraband and payments up and down the 95 corridor. The net result was violence which like Wilmington today, is 97% cause by fights over economic turf…..
The greater legal issues created inaction by administrators. They could not be seen to have a mostly white staff discipline and suspend only blacks because flat out, that appeared racist… and so you did not effectively make positive change. You discussed, tried to look tough in case anyone was watching through the door, and then you let them go right back into their old environment with absolutely no real consequence….
Only after one time of showing the entire school you would back down to black thuggery, the entire control over discipline in that school broke down.
This would not happen in an all black school. It does not happen in an all black school. If a black principal in an all black school, suspends an person who is all black,,, it is not racist. It is disciplining a thug so the rest of the children can learn… Which we all agree is what needs to happen… 99% of our children enter the school system excited to learn… when you let 1% stop that process, the entire school becomes disillusioned and soon, no one else wants to learn either.
We’ve always had reports of immigrant bashing… gangs of one white subgroup would maraud against gangs of another white subgroup. I’m sure it happened in the Roman Times as well. But when you had Polish schools in Polish districts, you had Polish discipline in Polish districts, and for the most part, you had normal schools even though they were in impoverished neighborhoods just as are black schools now….
Imagine though, if you had Italians going to school with all Irish teachers, or Polish children going to school with Italian teachers… When one of those children misbehaved and were disciplined, would not wars erupt? Absolutely….
So we need to get over the idea that all black schools in black neighborhoods is a bad thing… It isn’t… Disrupting a child’s learning process by flipping the familiarity of their environment upside down, however is a bad thing…. I’m sure every parent of 30 to 24 year olds today remembers the trauma and learning problems that occurred when Christina District sent its suburban white children up the 95 corridor into the black neighborhoods surrounding Bancroft, Bayard, and Pyle, I believe…
Familiarity is necessary for learning. And what we are most familiar with as young children is our home. If we can count on that being unchanging, then as students we are free to have much more time to actually focus on what we are in school for… learning….
And when it becomes perfectly clear, that the sole reason blacks are in that all black school run by all black highly trained professionally trained educators….. is to learn… and that no unruly student is going to disrupt that process…. then we will have turned the corner.