Originally posted by Eladar
From not so long ago...
I'm trying to understand what you are complaining about. It's not easy to establish.
I was taught Latin and Ancient Greek at school. That does not mean that at job interviews I burst into Ancient Greek and lose the job chance.
So what is proposed here is the following: "Ebonics -- basically the codified version of African-American dialect -- should be incorporated into curriculum for black students to help them remain interested in school and to perform better. "
In other words, as part of a curriculum in which many things are taught, it would be of great interest to include this option. Indeed, this is backed with evidence that black students perform better when given this option. OMG - evidence!! Run rabbit run!
In your link, "Carlsen" is obsessed with the idea that this will not help black kids to get hired. This just shows how crass his ideas about education really are.
Now however useless at work it has been for me to know a smattering of Ancient Greek, this has turned out to be of some value in appreciating cultural issues, and I often have in fact had reason to consider what the Greeks would think abouut a topic. One thing I do know they thought is that we do not seek knowledge for any particular economic benefit - students questioning the utility of knowledge [they did that even then] were treated with disdain. There are amusing anecdotes of such students being handed their fees back and told to go away.
You are really in the position of arguing that it is racist for black kids to be educated in their own culture and taught to think about it critically, both in its own right and in its cultural context. That is what good education does - it enriches our understanding of our own lives and our place in the social and physical world. But hey- that won't get them a job in MacDonalds, will it?
You are the racist here. You want a monolithic culture, in which only white supremacist values are taught and nothing is allowed to compete with or question your grandiose delusions of your own cultural superiority.