COMMENTARY: Classroom Culture Clashes

By Barbara D. Parks-Lee, Ph.D., CF, NBCT (ret.), NNPA ESSA Awareness Campaign When cultures clash in the classroom, students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community at large all suffer. Education, or lack, thereof, can have a ripple effect on every facet of society. Not only are communities of color affected but also areas not considered…COMMENTARY: Classroom … Continue reading COMMENTARY: Classroom Culture Clashes

Commentary: Top 3 Stories of Past Week

Black Church Burnings in LouisianaWhat we already knew: White America would ignore these burnings.What we learned: White millennials are openly and eagerly embracing the racism and hateful tactics of their ancestors before them.What we need to do about it: Continue to teach our children to never buy into the notion of “post-racism” and teach them … Continue reading Commentary: Top 3 Stories of Past Week

Wife Of Slain KKK Leader Admits To Killing Him And Dumping His Body — Black Voices – Black News, Entertainment, Style and Culture

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Study Shows and Confirms That White Liberals Simplify Their Speech When Talking To African Americans

Wow BW, I can’t believe “sophisticated” and “vernacular” are part of your lexicon! Oops, I meant to say “language”, not “lexicon”.

BROTHA WOLF

Source: Washington Times

Have you (black folks) ever had a white person, likely a Democrat, a liberal, a left winger, etc., speak to you and it seemed like he or she has changed their talk using smaller words? Instead of hearing something like “marvelous” or “stupendous”, they say “good” or “great”. It turns out that’s a form of racial codeswitching, they dumb-down their conversations and speeches when talking to African Americans. And there’s a study that proves it. You can read it here.

The study was conducted over researching 25 years of white presidents giving speeches to predominantly black audiences and predominantly white audiences. The results show that white liberal politicians tend to simplify their language speak. Instead of using words of college levels or higher, they dial it back when speaking to black folks.

The study calls it “competence downshifting”.

It’s not just about politicians. The study suggests…

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Racist Cops Pepper Spray Black Teen Before Slamming His Head Into Pavement — VannDigital

Footage that has been circulating on social video shows Broward County Sheriff’s deputies roughing up a 15-year-old boy, who was seen being pepper-sprayed, slammed to the ground and punched in the head, leaving his face coated in blood. The high school student was subsequently arrested on charges of assault and resisting arrest. [via Daily Mail]Racist Cops … Continue reading Racist Cops Pepper Spray Black Teen Before Slamming His Head Into Pavement — VannDigital