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  •  You're involved if: (4+ / 0-)

    You're involved if:

    -You're in a gang
    -One of your brothers is in a gang
    -One of your cousins is in a gang
    -One of your friends is in a gang
    -Somebody in the car with you and your friends is in a gang
    -People on your block are in a gang
    -Your sister is talking to somebody in a gang
    -The corner store or fast food places closest to your house are frequented by gang-bangers
    - Your car looks like a "known" car
    -You hang out with someone trying to leave a gang

    ...this list could go on.

    So you may want to check your numbers, quant.

    "In America racism is a misdemeanor. Noticing racism is a felony" -- Max Minton

    by teachme2night on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 06:19:18 PM PST

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    •  So... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...if my brother is in a gang, the hell with school.

      If my cousin is in a gang, the hell with school.

      If one of my friends is in a gange, the hell with school.

      If somebody in the car with me was in a gang, the hell with school.

      If people on my block are in a gang, the hell with school.

      If my sister's talkin to somebody in a gang, the hell with school.

      If the corner store or fast food places closest to my house are frequented by gang bangers, the hell with school.

      If my car looks like a "known" car, the hell with school.

      If I hang out with someone trying to leave a gang, the hell with school.

      Makes me wonder why I even bothered staying out of a gang.

      A quant and damned proud of it.

      by Cera on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 09:37:09 PM PST

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      •  Have you been to these schools? (5+ / 0-)

        I was the top student with my eyes closed and one hand tied behind my back. Nothing there but the soft bigotry of low expectations.

        Check it out sometime. The school is shit. I dunno where you've been but it must not have been in an inner city school for you to put so much faith into it as if it's some kind of magical carpet ride.

        My main goal in life was to get my kids far away from the inner city schools, that's how serious it is to me that they never be subjected to the bullshit there. My kids go to public schools in a white upper middle class community. No, wait...my son just graduated high school in a school with a 100% graduation rate and about 95% white rich kids. Their dad moved there for that reason. It would have been a lot cheaper in Columbus proper.

        My son has had things available to him that I never dreamed of having. I wasn't being challenged in the least at my school. When I got to college, I was lost. I had a decent grasp of things but that's when most ill prepared inner city students have to drop out or they start to fail out of college.

        School will be the answer when school is worth a damn. Don't talk my ear off about school. I squeezed everything I could squeeze out of that shitty public school, even joined a shitty sports team because there was nothing else available if you weren't a jock.

        "It's not enough to acknowledge privilege. You have to resist." -soothsayer

        by GenXangster on Tue Dec 13, 2011 at 10:40:20 PM PST

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      •  You're very good at arguing with things (0+ / 0-)

        no one said, but very poor at understanding what they did say. And you do so without making any clear point of your own.

        That's a troll's game, so you can fuck off now.

        "In America racism is a misdemeanor. Noticing racism is a felony" -- Max Minton

        by teachme2night on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 07:34:32 AM PST

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        •  You're full of crap... (0+ / 0-)

          ...and you're spreading a sick, TV drama stereotype that papers over the litany of problems facing underprivileged adolescents.  So go fuck yourself.

          A quant and damned proud of it.

          by Cera on Wed Dec 14, 2011 at 07:49:44 AM PST

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