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Maryland’s Unconstitutional School Discipline Quotas

28th August 2012

Read it.

Crimes and infractions are not evenly distributed across racial groups, as the Supreme Court noted in United States v. Armstrong, 517 U.S. 456 (1996).  As that 8-to-1 Supreme Court ruling noted, there is no legal “presumption that people of all races commit all types of crimes” at the same rate, since such a presumption is “contradicted by” real world data, in which “more than 90% of” convicted cocaine traffickers “were black” in 1994, and “93.4% of convicted LSD dealers were white.”  But the Maryland Board of Education has chosen to ignore reality by proposing a rule that would require school systems to discipline and suspend students in numbers correlated to their race, and require school systems that currently don’t do so to implement plans to eliminate any racially “disproportionate impact” over a three-year period.  Thus, it is imposing quotas in all but name.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

The fact that a higher percentage of black students are suspended than whites in most schools reflects greater infraction rates associated with poverty and single-parent households — not racism against minorities by school officials.  As a scholar at the Brookings Institution notes, “children who spend time in single-parent families are more likely to misbehave, get sick, drop out of high school and be unemployed.”  As the federal CDC notes, while most whites and Asians are born to two-parent families, most blacks and other minority groups are born out of wedlock.

Note the clever way they dance around the truth — that black culture is corrupt, and promotes and sustains socially dysfunctional behavior in its children — under the mealy-mouthed discussion of ‘poverty’ and ‘single-parent households’ … treating the symptoms as if it were the disease.

9 Responses to “Maryland’s Unconstitutional School Discipline Quotas”

  1. Dennis Nagle Says:

    “Note the clever way they dance around the truth…treating the symptoms as if it [sic] were the disease.”

    So your position is that if they had good-paying jobs and maintained two-parent households they (blacks) would still be dysfunctional?
    As Hegel demonstrated (see: Being is Nothing), without accidents there is no essence.

  2. jehu Says:

    Blacks in the 1950s-early 1960s probably represent what we could expect if we stopped screwing with the Black family (out of wedlock rates back then were under 25% for blacks) and stopped bringing in illegal immigrants to bid down their wages. Reverse both changes and in a couple of generations you’d probably see 1950s-like levels of dysfunction among blacks in the US. You’d probably need to bring back most of the segregation also, as that created lots of business niches for blacks and kept most of the ‘talented tenth’ among their own acting as the pillars and role models of the black community.
    But this of course is highly racist, so the respectables won’t come within a county of it.

  3. Dennis Nagle Says:

    So no matter how much they change their culture, they’ll always be inferior.
    Because…well…they’re black.
    I get it.

  4. jehu Says:

    Show me ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, wherein blacks in the US, or for that matter, anywhere else, are less dysfunctional than blacks in the US @1950-early 1960s.
    And yes, give whites the same circumstances, and they will be still less dysfunctional than that.
    Riddle me this Dennis, children of yours are likely to be somewhat more intelligent than the mean, even should they be taken from you and raised by proles as adoptees. Why is that? Because of the genetic endowment you and whoever you chose as your mate gave them. What is a race but a massively extended somewhat inbred family?

  5. Dennis Nagle Says:

    A: Axum, 400BC-900AD

    And I was adopted and raised by wolves, so your analog doesn’t apply.

  6. jehu Says:

    One wagers that the Ethiopeans during that time frame had considerably higher levels of crime and malfeasance than blacks in the US @1950-early 1960s. Most US blacks are of West African ancestry anyway, not East African—and there is a significant difference.
    And, Dennis, you know better than you’re pretending regarding genetic endowments.

  7. Dennis Nagle Says:

    Oh, so now “ANYWHERE, ANYTIME” becomes “a place of my choosing, a time of my choosing”. I see how you roll.

    “One wagers that the Ethiopeans during that time frame had considerably higher levels of crime and malfeasance” And you know this…how? Maybe it was a pure Golden Age of Reason and Justice. You know as litte about Axum as a cow knows about church.

    As for my genetic endowments, they are reserved for my wife. Besides, you’re not my type.

  8. jehu Says:

    You know as well as I do that Axum had a homicide rate and other criminal rates dwarfing that of blacks in the US during the 50s and early 60s. That’s no slander on Axum, pretty much everywhere in the world during the timeframe you cited did. I’d suggest ‘A Farewell to Alms’ for more on this transition.
    Stop playing dumb, you’re smarter than that.

  9. Dennis Nagle Says:

    I’m smart enough to know baseless bigotry for what it is, that’s certain.
    As a friend of mine once said, “I’m not a proctologist, but I can recognize an ass when I see one.”