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  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Setting Up The Students by anotherquestion.

    2014-10-24 20:11:23View | Delete

    You are only thinking of the U.S. model of education.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Setting Up The Students by anotherquestion.

    2014-10-24 20:10:03View | Delete

    There should a societal commitment to providing equal access to all for educational opportunities. This would not only be reflected in budgets(monetary priorities) but also in society itself where we are not stressing particular occupations but actual critical thinking and problem solving skill sets. This would not be to the exclusion of the creative arts [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Setting Up The Students by anotherquestion.

    2014-10-24 19:54:07View | Delete

    You are just proving my point further
    If a public education entity was adequately funded then there really wouldn’t be a need for alumni contributions.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Setting Up The Students by anotherquestion.

    2014-10-24 19:49:57View | Delete

    school desegregation.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Setting Up The Students by anotherquestion.

    2014-10-24 19:47:50View | Delete

    “Elementary & secondary schools in poor neighborhoods are lower in quality than those in higher income neighborhoods.”

    Obviously because our so-called “public” education is still based on SES. Along with white flight out of the cities during segregation all the funding(property taxes and the like) for those schools went to the suburbs as well.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Setting Up The Students by anotherquestion.

    2014-10-24 19:41:21View | Delete

    All education should be free. Educational systems based on SES(social economic status) means those in the lower strata will always be made subservient to those in the upper strata.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Setting Up The Students by anotherquestion.

    2014-10-24 19:37:07View | Delete

    “Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are still portrayed an in-demand career choice despite reputable studies to the contrary (Falling Behind? Boom, Bust, and the Global Race for Scientific Talent by Michael Teitelbaum).”

    Teitelbaum is a buffoon and unable to discern facts from fiction and ignorantly conflating issues.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Setting Up The Students by anotherquestion.

    2014-10-24 19:24:08View | Delete

    I originally wrote this comment for this article awhile ago. The fact is that there is a “STEM skills gap” in the U.S.(http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED458335 just one study out of thousands) This applies to women and minorities born in America. This coincides with the overall achievement gaps which is the predictable outcome of extreme inequality of the American [...]

  • “… but extending ourselves in empathy, brotherhood, and love consciously includes feelings, imagination, and even a measure of self-love, including those of essential solidarity most often brought by shared pain..it’s more than a black problem; it’s a justice problem for all who are brutalized by police, not just in this nation, but globally.

    Well said and whole- heartily agree

  • “I’m just wondering what a white male like me who is absolutely outraged at what happened to Michael Brown and all those unfortunates like him can do to help the situation. Because I don’t feel like I have any privilege to refute or culture to reject.”
    White privilege exist whether you are consciously aware of it or not. It is up to individuals to understand that yes ultimately “The Struggle” is about the class system, however it is important to remember that class system is undergirded by racial antagonism. Thus most Tea-partiers/christian fascist/American conservatives are whites.

    “I was still arrested twice in my own apartment for possession of alcohol (age 19 and 20) and misdemeanor amounts of marijuana.” Your race played a part on the severity of your sentence whether you wanted it to or not.
    http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/black-americans-given-longer-sentences-than-white-americans-for-same-crimes?news=843984
    · Young, black and Latino males (especially if unemployed) are subject to particularly
    harsh sentencing compared to other offender populations;
    · Black and Latino defendants are disadvantaged compared to whites with regard to
    legal-process related factors such as the “trial penalty,” sentence reductions for
    substantial assistance, criminal history, pretrial detention, and type of attorney;
    · Black defendants convicted of harming white victims suffer harsher penalties than
    blacks who commit crimes against other blacks or white defendants who harm whites;
    · Black and Latino defendants tend to be sentenced more severely than comparably
    situated white defendants for less serious crimes, especially drug and property crimes.

    http://www.sentencingproject.org/doc/publications/rd_sentencing_review.pdf
    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/08/30/770501/study-black-defendants-are-at-least-30-more-likely-to-be-imprisoned-than-white-defendants-for-the-same-crime/

  • Ironcomments commented on the blog post For Conservatives it is all About Fox News

    2014-10-21 10:44:10View | Delete

    American Conservatism=Christian Facism

  • Ironcomments commented on the blog post US Aid In Syria Going To ISIS

    2014-10-21 10:33:27View | Delete

    Or that NED in conjuction with various NGO’s are actually US terror cells in foreign nations

  • Ironcomments commented on the blog post US Aid In Syria Going To ISIS

    2014-10-21 10:17:19View | Delete

    “One of the more prominent critiques of US policy in the Middle East is that …” it is completely illegal and goes against international law and norms.

    The most astounding fact about the American Empire’s foreign policy is that it openly admits without a doubt that it interferes in the internal affairs of sovereign nations. An an act that is clearly illegal according to international law and norms, a prima facia war crime. It goes completely against the U.N. Charter. Yet the mainstream media doesn’t even broach this subject or call out the people who are spouting this illegal doctrine as normal. Western media echoes the lie of humanitarian war constantly to the masses creating a sense of inherent superiority of the Western(Anglo-American) powers reinforcing racist/culturally superior ideology.

    ‘Otherwise the US government will remain ISIS’ most important resource and the war in Syria and Iraq will continue in perpetuity.” Has this not become the obvious plan by now?

  • Another good article how media covers events depending on race.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/media-black-victims_n_5673291.html

  • One of the best satirical pieces on white privilege and the ability to act with impunity.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdSsBYO1oNI

  • Why do I suddenly think of “Michael Scott” from “The Office” when I read this and look at his picture. You really can constantly fail upwards when you are white and wealthy.

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Is Opposing War Without Understanding the Truth in Vain, or Worse? by Big Al .

    2014-10-16 21:44:45View | Delete

    “The truth is that military men of all countries have a common interest in ensuring that a military function and a warrior culture are institutions in all societies. That the civil religions of each nation with its flags, national anthems, civic holidays, cult uniforms, badges of rank and service, honors of “prowess”, and national shrines [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post A Different “War Is Good For Us” Argument by David Swanson.

    2014-10-16 18:48:50View | Delete

    Caverley:”So in my business, some people think that the problem is that elites get together and, for selfish reasons, they want to go to war. That’s true whether it’s to preserve their banana plantations in Central America or sell weapons or what have you. Caverley wants to ignore truth and come up with some tortured, complicated [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post A Different “War Is Good For Us” Argument by David Swanson.

    2014-10-16 18:45:34View | Delete

    Caverley is the type of academic confounded by the obvious He is the type of academic that Upton Sinclair had in mind when he said “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.” Caverley:“You can think of it as a redistribution exercise, where people who [...]

  • Ironcomments commented on the diary post Peter Van Buren: Seven Bad Endings to the New War in the Middle East by Tom Engelhardt.

    2014-10-16 18:15:21View | Delete

    “Peter Van Buren: Seven Bad Endings to the New War in the Middle East”

    Why the hell do supposed journalist keeping framing this ISIS garbage as a “new” war? If anything this nothing more than a continuation and expansion of the illegal policies that have kept that region of the world in chaos for decades.

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