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Psychological Torture at Druid Hills High School in North Dekalb

In Education, politics on January 14, 2016 at 6:59 am

My youngest child precociously brilliant has had a long tortured history with the North side of the County we live in.  Every time she excels in her test scores like when she scored at the top of advanced in all subjects especially math she received a letter from a North Dekalb elementary school where an astronaut had graduated from saying come here. The black teacher who taught her math kept her from recess or lunch I don’t remember which because her problem was wrong. This was psychological torture.  I watched this black teacher preen and pet white students like she was Aunt Jemima on a plantation or better yet Stephen the Butler in Tarantino’s Django. I could not help but believe the purpose of their inviting my kid to this school was to take her light and destroy her. I withdrew her to home school her where she still excelled on her standardized tests and did her work.

My son attended a middle school not quite in North Dekalb it was in Tucker and began with a school that had a lovely staff.  A male white principal, a supportive black counselor who graduated from Columbia University and teachers of all races that were very good. I mention Columbia University because when you have educators from elite colleges on staff in the South and I mean it with a Capital S, you know that the principal and administrators are about the business of educating children and not blackmailing teachers  to do what they want to do for a job.  In my son’s last year they got a new principal and I wanted to mention this because of my daughters plight with a principal with the same last name, I heard a member of the PTA say to the principal you have to do these things in order to get the kids from the private school to come here…… As my daughter had her spirit treaded on and jumped on at Druid Hills High School, I often ponder on these words and wonder if there is a family of Django’s with the same last name in Dekalb County destroying black children for their plantation owners.

I always blame my kid’s plight on me.  I hate to look in the mirror and see myself look ugly which I can look if I choose to.  My son figured it out early.  He can get a haircut and look like a GQ model.  I would instruct the barbers to give him an awesome fade and he began to tell them just shave it off.  My son finally told me if he wanted to get good grades he had to look plain. In this county that’s all I see is plain women with short hair in pants. Personally, it looks like a county of women who have given up their femininity as in don’t try to look good on this plantation. Unfortunately, I show it all my cleavage my legs and choose to wear a wig which actually my alum at Georgia State in Atlanta suggested I do, which did make me feel better and much less insecure as a woman.   So this is what makes me stand out and thus makes the PTA determined to get rid of us.

My daughter received many invitations and acceptances to come to schools across Dekalb because of her high test scores. The first one was Stephenson High School which she chose to go to because of it’s proximity to our house.  We have a high school in front of us which is excellent but my kid refuses to wear a uniform and I know it’s discrimination pure and simple to have black poor kids wear uniforms and affluent white or black kids wear what they want.   I had to withdraw my kid out of Stephenson the first week because my kid had a dress and leggings on and security called me to bring her new clothes. Now my kid is offended by JLO saying JLO got a big ole butt so their was nothing inappropriate about her dress. It was pure and simple meaness on the the part of the administration or security that caused this to happen. So I looked at one of the other letters and said hmm let’s try this school it is an IB school even thought it’s far.

The reality was and is this school tries to psychologically destroy and does not accept intelligent black children as defined but 90th percentile on the PSAT which would have been higher if she had not attended that school in her ninth grade year. My kid who is very quiet like a shy mouse has been publicly embarrassed and called out by teachers. She has been subject to a grading system that is incomprehensible, meaning the teachers just come up with a grade out of their heads.  My kid who always turns in her work sometimes it’s been late has been subjected to a 25 percent deduction for each day her work was late  which not even in college have I ever seen before and all of this from not one teacher who comes from an elite college when the high school is practically on the grounds of Emory University and sits beside the medical school. It is rather perplexing that this school does not hire a prestigious staff but the reason is people from elite universities are not bots and are not trying to collect a check by being the administrators puppet.

I think the most egregious thing tha destroyed my kids spirit was coming an hour to school in heavy traffic and being two minutes late, having to wait fifteen minutes for a late pass, and when she got too many of these tardies being given detention and threatened with in school suspension.  The traffic is a nightmare and we left home at least an hour and thirty minutes before school started to get there each day and could still be late but my daughter started to do her work.   My daughter’s spirit was really broken when she was making A’s and B’s and they started putting in her progress report sheet you are not making the standard prepare to leave at the end of the year. This really depressed her and she started to ask me what did that mean? I said it might be because of the tardies but after she received the letter for a third time this kid literally shut down and said this is what they expect from me this is what I will give them and she under performed.  This was Psychological torture at Druid Hills High School a North Dekalb High School in Georgia.

As I finish with this I have other stories like the BETA club discriminating against black and students of all races students they can’t join without prior volunteer experience which is pretty hard to get if your family works and you don’t have transportation…

 

 

Taxpayers Fund a Losing Political Process

In Congress, democrats, elections, politicians, politics, Race and Class on January 13, 2016 at 2:15 am

My young adult son constantly barrages me with political questions while giving a lot of historical facts that are amazing.  For example I asked him why are some of the Irish so dark.  He said Spain. Why are the Indians from India so dark? He said Persia, and on and on and on. Today I had to tell him that black people might protest themselves into apartheid because they will not vote.  Ferguson is a huge example. Instead of voting in and voting out proper and improper political representation the citizens of Ferguson let a situation simmer and than burn out of control.

It is easy for me to say that citizens don’t vote.  However as I pondered this explanation, the core reason is citizens don’t vote because the United States funds two political parties that don’t really want people to vote. The party that is the guiltiest is the democratic party as the former first lady treats the presidency like a dog with a bone and the democratic party supports it.  In a fair world this first lady would be gracious and say I’ve been in the white house for eight years and I want my legacy to be helping another woman to get into the white house. Not in the two party system we live in. Not where politicians have almost scotus credentials in elected political offices.

If tax payers fund political parties the U.S. should mandate that parties engage in political educational activities,publicly post meetings, and have a minimum of four candidates on ballots. Furthermore, elections should be clearly announced and efforts should be made to recruit people of all backgrounds. At this point the United States is stuck on something not resembling democracy because of the selfishness of the politicos in office. It needs to stop and it needs to be regulated.

Lee Daniels and the Circus of the Mind On Empire (Stankpire) STANKY

In black culture, culture, entertainment, tv on November 12, 2015 at 4:41 am

4726626277_c434cb77f0_zLet me Caveat this post by saying one sentence.  I never knew Greys Anatomy had a black writer until I was told.  Now let me begin with the Circus of the Mind.

I tell people that the series Empire lost me with the bad music the one time I saw it. I attempted to look again last night and again the music hurt my ears, but I was watching with my elderly mother and I was enjoying the family time with her so instead of going to bed I watched for about fifteen minutes until I turned it off in disgust.

The story line was so racist against browner sisters that I felt I was looking at an episode of Black in America hosted by the 4c hair chick below Soledad O’Brien.

Soledad O'brienLet me briefly recap this Black in America episode where most of the paper bag colored women had straight permed hair and one afro; and all of the brown and darker women looked like they did not understand what a comb was. Ditto that for Empire last night.  Taraji P. Henson has beautiful hair on her own and the story managed to find the worst wig they could find with her. The other brown chick on the story was a pure ass dyke meanwhile white and paper bag colored women rolled around with their hair in place and obviously employed by the record companies to sing which that does not imitate life at all if we look at the successful black girl groups in the past.  There was a lot of variation in hair, skin tone and body shape, The way Lee Daniels presents it is clown like and ridiculous.

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Finally, what caused me to turn it off was as we look at the relationship between Cookie and her man, after three days of sex we find out he’s pretending to like her. Meanwhile all of the black men are obsessed with paper bag colored and white women. If only they would have let cookie have a relationship.  If life imitates art black men are truly pathetic as they are portrayed in Empire.  I finally turned it off and shook my head and thought about how Miles Davis fought to have his black wife on the cover of his album and now how black men are doing the job of stomping on black women that some black men cared to correct in the 60’s.

Finally Finally I just want to make a comment black men and white women seem to want to make a new race of their children, interracial.  People of mixed race were labeled black by white people and the black community the blacker ones were always kind, raised them as black.  Now as we enter a new day.  These people are trying to draw clear untrue divisions between black women and multiracial black women. Black women do know how to find a hairstylist. Not all darker skinned women strive to be men or want to be men. Finally there are enough men for every woman in America to have a man, maybe not a black man but a man. As for a Latino man playing a black woman this has not been my experience.  I dated a Latino man once and the one thing he wanted to do is buy me stuff, he wanted to take me to the mall and buy expensive stuff for me.  I am a browner woman and the only people that have ever pretended to like me were black men.

Furtheremore, I want to add that one time I saw an episode of family feud an interracial couple where the white wife was just as fat as she could be. She had lost herself just like black women do with some black men.  When the show was over he ran to the all white female family to go hug up on them.  It was really ironic. I say this to say that some black men have a problem with themselves not women and Empire is a sad commentary on what is wrong. It was a circus last night.

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