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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Does Black Success Matter?

Thomas Sowell

Does Black Success Matter?

"We keep hearing that "black lives matter," but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 percent of black lives destroyed by people who are not police do not seem to attract nearly as much attention in the media. 

"What about black success? Does that matter? Apparently not so much. 

"We have heard a lot about black students failing to meet academic standards. So you might think that it would be front­page news when some whole ghetto schools not only meet, but exceed, the academic standards of schools in more upscale communities. There are in fact whole chains of charter schools where black and Hispanic youngsters score well above the national average on tests. There are the KIPP (Knowledge IS Power Program) schools and the Success Academy schools, for example. " . . .

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