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UT Professor: Black (& Latino) Students Failing Because They Are Raised by Poor Single Women
London Daily Mail ^ | 08:09 EST, 11 December 2012

Posted on 12/11/2012 11:04:06 AM PST by drewh

A professor at the University of Texas has sparked outrage by claiming black and Hispanic students are failing academically because they have been raised in single parent homes usually by females.

Law professor Lino Graglia was talking to the BBC when he said he could 'hardly imagine a less beneficial or more deleterious experience than to be raised by a single parent, usually female, uneducated and without a lot of money.'

He said the average black performance on SAT test is 200 points lower than that for the average white student and that among the black population almost three quarters of children are now born outside of marriage.

How well do these kids do in maths and reading is basically it and they do less well.

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'And race or segregation or history wouldn't matter one bit if that was not the case.

'No doubt the race and segregation may have a lot to do why that's the case, but it is the case and what to do about it now?

'And admitting them into selective schools with large gaps in qualification is not the answer.'

Graglia is no stranger to controversy and was accused of racism in 1997 after telling a conservative student group that black and Mexican-American cultures 'set children up for failure'.

He said: 'They have a culture that seems not to encourage achievement.

'Failure is not looked upon with disgrace.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 12/11/2012 11:04:13 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Killing the messenger in 3...2...1...


2 posted on 12/11/2012 11:06:56 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: drewh
He could say the same thing about generations of poor whites living here in the Ozarks.
3 posted on 12/11/2012 11:06:59 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: drewh

Offendedness trumps truth in this crazy nutty country.


4 posted on 12/11/2012 11:07:14 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: fungoking

yes - we live in a rural poor area.
I see alot of what this article describes, but 99% here are white


5 posted on 12/11/2012 11:09:46 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: drewh

the truth hurts.


6 posted on 12/11/2012 11:10:19 AM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: fungoking

A study comparing black male students from two-parent upper middle class families in the black bourgeois bastion of Prince George’s Co to white male students from poor families in West Virginia showed that the black male students had lower scores, higher drop-out rates and higher crime rates than the poorer white males.


7 posted on 12/11/2012 11:10:48 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Scotswife

Can those poor whites use affirmative action laws and policies?
Do they get extra weight added to their applications because they are white?


8 posted on 12/11/2012 11:13:18 AM PST by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I hope this professor has lifetime tenure already!


9 posted on 12/11/2012 11:13:18 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

“The truth hurts”


10 posted on 12/11/2012 11:13:50 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Elections do have consequences, young people of America)
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To: mrsmel

It’s all about aspirations.

I can’t imagine what it would be like to be Black in America and have the baggage of the public safety net and everyone telling me I am owed something. How could you overcome that?


11 posted on 12/11/2012 11:15:50 AM PST by gotribe
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To: drewh

What kind of punishment should these missing fathers face . . . ? Kudos to the prof for actually daring to be pro-family.


12 posted on 12/11/2012 11:15:59 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: RWGinger

I’m not familiar with all the ins and outs of where affirmative action pays off - but there are alot people taking advantage of HUD/EBT/disability/unemployment and God knows what else.

I do believe whites get Obamaphones too


13 posted on 12/11/2012 11:19:28 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: drewh
This is nothing new for Lino - one of the nation's most notable conservative law school professors. He's been a fixture at UT Law School since the 1960s. He had to withdraw his nomination by Reagan for the Fifth Circuit because of his writings on desegregation through forced busing.

He's made similar comments for decades.

14 posted on 12/11/2012 11:22:21 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: gotribe

I don’t know. Looking at Zimbabwe, the new South Africa, etc, I’d say it’s not only America, for one thing.


15 posted on 12/11/2012 11:23:47 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: drewh
UT Professor: Black (& Latino) Students Failing Because They Are Raised by Poor Single Women AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Closer to the truth. The kids spend more daylight hours in school than they do with their moms. Guess where those teachers were taught, PROFESSOR?

Sheesh.

16 posted on 12/11/2012 11:26:50 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: drewh
black and Hispanic students are failing academically
Maybe they arent that smart to begin with and had no business being in college . . ?
17 posted on 12/11/2012 11:28:01 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: mrsmel
A study comparing black male students from two-parent upper middle class families in the black bourgeois bastion of Prince George’s Co to white male students from poor families in West Virginia showed that the black male students had lower scores, higher drop-out rates and higher crime rates than the poorer white males.

There was a mention in "The Bell Curve" as well, that blacks in the upper 10% of income had lower SAT scores than whites in the bottom 10%.

18 posted on 12/11/2012 11:28:10 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: drewh
The professor is following the standard intellectual ideology that poor black performance on standard tests are due to environmental factors. Nonsense! The ultimate causal factors are neurologically based: low intelligence and poor impulse control.

Neuroscience is the area where people should look for solutions to poor black academic and life performance.

19 posted on 12/11/2012 11:28:17 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: drewh

This is a rare. An academic telling a hard truth. Usually political correctness obscures the truth. Political correctness has become customary in this country with most public discussions. Politically correct speakers are spewing nonsense and if they actually believe what they say, they are dangerous fools.


20 posted on 12/11/2012 11:29:09 AM PST by allendale
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