About: Varditra "Bebe" Reid

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The soft racism of low expectations, Part II

There are too many liberals and so-called civil rights leaders who do not want blacks to realize that they have the power to move out of the underclass if they value education and work hard, and make the right decisions, such as waiting until marriage before they have children. Instead, they fan the flames of class warfare. Moreover, it is my opinion that many of these liberals do not want blacks to embrace the fact that America, by and large, provides equal opportunities. What is also left unsaid by the Left, which wants to push income equality, is that while the country can provide equal opportunities it cannot guarantee equal results, because that could lead to communism

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The soft racism of low expectations, Part I

I find it ironic that while many educated, upper-class liberals (both black and white) expect their children to do well in school, the expectation does not seem to be the same when it comes to black, inner city children. In fact, many of these same liberals want to “dumb down” the standards for minority children, which will have a negative impact on our children’s ability to perform well in academic settings and to find well-paying jobs in the future in order support their families. Moreover, most liberals expect their children to perform well on their jobs and to move up the corporate (or political) ladder. This is achieved in large part by obtaining a good, solid education and by acting responsibly. All of which leads me to ask the following questions, Why should black children be expected to underperform? Why is just a normal expectation that inner city children cannot perform up to standards required by institutions such as Princeton University, Harvard University, or even a city or state college or university?

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