Thursday, September 10, 2009

Canada's first black-centric school

I'm confused. First they wanted in on white schools, demanded it, forced their way in and now they want separate black schools? Why are black-centric schools acceptable but white-centric schools must be mixed?

Naturally this goes against the teachings of the Left who have spent the best part of the last fifty years telling whitey that all races and ethnic groups are the same and should live, love and exist as one, yada yada, zzzzz. Heh heh, the anti-racist protesters are so gonna be in their faces, wait for it, anytime now, wait, coming, wait, um, any minute now, er...

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On Tuesday, when hundreds of thousands of Ontario students head back to school, a lot of attention will be focused on one particular school in Toronto’s north end.

It only has 85 students, but hopes are high for the Africentric Alternative School, which will open its doors near Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West on Sept. 8 for the very first time.

The administrative staff, the teachers, the parents—even the kids—are excited about the new school.

“I’m going to learn how to write the A, B, C, Ds,” says Makeba Ofori-McRae in anticipation.

When Makeba enters Grade One she wants to “learn how to write the numbers. Then I’m going to colour.”

Her mother, Amma, says she enrolled Makeba in the Africentric school so her daughter would be taught about her black heritage.

“It’s just something that they’re going to be learning,” she said. “It’s got nothing to do with separating. We’re still going to be around other people.”

The Toronto District School Board voted narrowly to approve the controversial school in January 2008.

It’s an attempt by educators to combat the disproportionately high dropout rate among black students in the Toronto school system.

Thando Hyman-Aman, the principal of the Africentric school, is adamant the children will learn the same curriculum as all other schools in Ontario.

“The same reading, the same writing, the same mathematics will be there,” she said. “What makes this school look different are the culturally relevant resources that we use.”

Those resources include textbooks such as The Kid’s Book of Black Canadian History or a story about 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, who is from Kenya.

“We definitely want to nurture a sense of belonging and community, but we also want to make sure that our standards are very high—where students can read, write, speak, clearly and perform very well,” said Hyman-Aman.

Leah Newbold, the school’s French, health and phys-ed teacher, is also excited about the new school.

“I know that the students in our communities are brilliant, and I want to be part of a school that’s helping them to demonstrate that—and that’s leading them to be successful.”

The school is still accepting new students for the fall, and the principal says it is getting inquiries every day.

Original article

16 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

"...she enrolled Makeba in the Africentric school so her daughter would be taught about her black heritage."

So what's she going to do for the other 11 years; 364 days and 7 hours of her school career?

Doberman said...

@ anon 7:25, ha ha very good. The lesson should be over by 9:00am.

Anonymous said...

Ya - and if they require any advice they can phone Oprah.

Anonymous said...

It is a school, what do you think they will be teaching the other days of the year?

Some people join schools because they have an great arts program or sports team, it doesn't mean that is all they do is art or sports.

Weak argument.

Doberman said...

@ anon 7:44, we're jesting however you missed the main point of the article. Why is it acceptable to have black-centric schools but not white-centric schools?

Viking said...

The A.A. School?????

classic - you couldn't make that up!

Doberman said...

@ Viking, yeah or AAS, close enough lol.

Viking said...

.... and what is a white-centric school?
If a "black" school is about taking pride in black history, doesn't that imply that white schools take pride in white history?
That's not my recollection of school. We learnt about Hitler, Stalin and all the ingloriousness of history, all the heroes and villains of all races.
Will the black schools teach about Idi Amin, Robert Mugabe and Papa Doc alongside Frederick Douglass and MLK??
I doubt it!

Doberman said...

Viking, they will be fed the same shit as Black History Month, of the many "inventions", the building of the pyramids, the creation of the effing moon and sun, all of course done by the black man before he went to lie down under a grass hut and in the process forgot everything including the ability to develop a written language an' all. Of course too they will be taught how they are being held down by the man. You can see where this is going.

Viking said...

Doberman, yep I suspect you're right. I'm sure they'll all emerge black supremacists full of hate.
After all, it's whitey's fault that Africans aren't driving round in hover cars by now, colonising Pluto and curing AIDS.

Dachshund said...

"The children will learn the same curriculum as all other schools in Ontario."

It will take them 20 years to "graduate" by which time all of them will be dead or behind prison bars.

drpat said...

taught about her black heritage, so she will learn in 11 years on how to become a slave... again. good stuff. now there is no reason why one cant open a white only school... do it

Loggi said...

Viva Apartheid.
How do you pronounce that in French?

Anonymous said...

so in a country that has no history of slavery and an extremly small african-canadian population (not counting recent east-african refugees)who've had their immigation doors open wide to black members of the British commonwealth they still can't graduate fuckin' high school?!
Give me a break! eh?

Viking said...

@Anon
haha, eh.

Not only that, but Canada had a huge role in the underground railroad rescuing slaves from the US, as well as offering a home to black Americans after the war of independence. But that's not the"black history" they're talking about.
I agree with Dobes, it'll be about how they built the pyramids...

Anonymous said...

Mr. Cosby is such a smart man, if only there were more like him...! This is actually word for word what he said to a gathering of students who asked about the bailout in America:
'They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English.'

I can't even talk the way these people talk:
Why you ain't,?
Where you is,?
What he drive,?
Where he stay,?
Where he work,?
Who you be...?

And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk.
And then I heard the father talk.

Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.
In fact you will never get any kind of job making a decent living.

People marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an Education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around.

The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal.
These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids.
$500 sneakers for what??
And they won't spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.

I am talking about these people who cry when their son is standing there in an orange suit.
Where were you when he was 2 ?
Where were you when he was 12?
Where were you when he was 18 and how come you didn't know that he had a pistol?
And where is the father? Or who is his father?

People putting their clothes on backward?
Isn't that a sign of something gone wrong?

People with their hats on backward, pants down around the crack, isn't that a sign of something???
Isn't it a sign of something when she has her dress all the way up and got all type of needles [piercing] going through her body?
What part of Africa did this come from?

We are not Africans. Those people are not Africans; they don't know a thing about Africa .
I say this all of the time. It would be like white people saying they are European-American. That is totally stupid.

I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents. I don't have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans have to Germany, Scotland, England, Ireland, or the Netherlands?. The same applies to 99 percent of all the black Americans as regards to Africa .
So stop, already! ! !

With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap .....and all of them are in jail.

Brown or black versus the Board of Education is no longer the white person's problem.
We have got to take the neighborhood back.

People used to be ashamed. Today a woman has eight children with eight different 'husbands' -- or men or whatever you call them now.
We have millionaire football players who cannot read.
We have million-dollar basketball players who can't write two paragraphs. We, as black folks have to do a better job.

Someone working at Wal-Mart with seven kids, you are hurting us.
We have to start holding each other to a higher standard.
We cannot blame the white people any longer.'
Dr. William Henry 'Bill' Cosby, Jr., Ed.D.

WELL SAID, BILL! It's NOT about color...
It's about behavior!!!