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Monthly Archives: January 2012

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That’s Not the Only Inappropriate Thing I See

My high school’s administration entertained complaints from a couple of Freshman girls about the overtly sexual nature of the dancing. So grinding makes fourteen-year-old girls uncomfortable. That makes sense. However, the school has made an absurd assessment of why young people dance the way we do. Meetings with the Student Council concerning the next school-sponsored […]

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White Teens Attack Black Student, Place Noose Around His Neck

Three white Chicago teenagers have been arrested and charged with committing a hate crime, unlawful restraint and battery after placing a noose around a 17 year-old Black classmate’s neck, and threatening him with a knife. Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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STUDY: Racists, Right-Wingers Have LOW IQs

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According to researchers at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, children with low intelligence are more likely to be prejudiced and racist as adults, and will thus gravitate towards socially conservative ideologies, which reinforce their prejudices. In other words, racists and right wingers tend to have low IQs. They’re dumb. Read more at BlackYouthProject.com!

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Community Schools as a Solution to the Educational Dilemma

“I’m a Democrat. But I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That Government should do for people only what they cannot do better by themselves, and no more. That’s why my education reform offers more competition, and more control for schools and States.” In President Obama’s state of the Union address, education was one of his […]

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What’s the proper resonse to, “Can I holla at you?”

I was walking down State Street yesterday during the afternoon and was happy to not be on the receiving end of the “can I holla at you” line. Unfortunately however, another girl was subject to the attention from three different guys in less than one block. It had me wondering, what is the proper answer […]

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Tennessee Tea Partiers Want to REMOVE Slavery, Genocide from Text Books!

Earlier this month, the Tennessee Tea Party presented a proposal to state legislatures that would literally rewrite history, airbrushing or removing all together topics such as slavery and genocide from school text books! The experiences of minority groups througout American history are already way too hard to come by in classrooms across the country; now they want to get rid of them altogether?!

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REPORT: Policing of Chicago Public Schools Sets Students Down Road to Prison

According to a recent report, the Chicago Public School System’s dependence on the Chicago Police Department to control students is pushing a disturbingly high number of juveniles into the criminal justice system. Instead of in-house consequences, like a suspension, waves of students are literally being sent to the big house! Read more at BlackYouthProject.com / @BlackYouthProj

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Growing up as a Black Man in America?

Growing up as a child certain things were told to me by older people, I listened to some and the rest of it went in one ear and out the other. It is hard being a man and even harder being a black man. It is very prevalent stereotypes that are associated with being a […]

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Barbershop Politics: 2012 SOTU Edition

Last night I had the honor of watching President Obama’s State of the Union Address at a barbershop. No, I wasn’t get my haircut or my beard trimmed; I was gathering with local community members to fellowship, laugh, and converse as we watched the President lay out his vision for the country. As the organizer […]

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Michelle Obama Announces New Nutritional Guidelines for School Lunches

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Today Michelle Obama announced major changes to nutritional standards for school lunches. School lunches will now contain less sodium and more grains, and there will be a wider selection of vegetables and fruits. Good idea, or government overreach?

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