By Nigel Boys
According to Edward Hayes, freelance writer on examiner.com, white people are not good to teach African-American males, if you want them to stay out of trouble. He adds that, while black teachers still have problems with some students in their class, they don’t have half the problems with discipline among young black males their whites colleagues do.
The freelance writer goes on to say that test results show that white female teachers cannot effectively teach black male students, and that’s a fact, even though many teachers blame the students for their lack of learning.
Hayes refereances an article by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu, a successful guest speaker at numerous universities throughout the U.S. and author of 33 books, on the subject of how to teach young African-American boys.
Dr. Kunjufu doesn’t pull punches when he talks about white female teachers being unable to teach black male students; he just states facts and gives the plain honest truth.
Kunjufu says white female teachers are afraid of young black men and asks how they can effectively teach them in school. He posed this question to the audience at a Texas Tech University, Texas, several years ago, during an African-American Education Summit.
Reactions to Kunjufu’s speech were varied and some even thought that he didn’t know what he was talking about.
One commenter wrote that the problem is not with the teachers, as Dr. Kunjufu believes. He adds that it has nothing to do with racial conflict and any student, black or white, can learn if they have the desire to do so.
The commenter argues that Dr. Kunjufu is just using the racial excuse to blame the white people for the failure of African-American students, according to the commenter. They add that when Kunjufu is saying that a black male students cannot learn under a white female teacher, he is belittling his own race, because they can learn from anyone.
The freelance writer concludes by saying that while adults are arguing the reasons for African-American males being suspended from school, the students are the ones that are suffering. He adds that it’s about time that America woke up and realized that there is a crisis in the educational system.