16 September 2016

If you build it... they will ignore you

Classes are on hold for a Nova Scotia Community College program that helps African Nova Scotians get their high school diploma because there are not enough students. The college has had difficulties recruiting its targeted 20 students for the past two years.

Provoe had no easy answer as to why there's a lack of interest in the program.
Preston, Nova Scotia... that sounds so familiar.

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Imagine that.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"This program isn't about getting a high school diploma, it's about learning how to be more black. Apparently the local black community feels they don't need lessons in that."
That's a pretty good point. I'm actually a little surprised they haven't made these classes a mandatory part of the regular, non-hyphenated community high school curriculum...
Johnson’s cousin Nautika Harris, said, “You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood."

"You have to understand, how’s he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point of view.”
You're right, Nautika... unless you're advocating burglary, I haven't a clue what you're saying.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Some negative stereotypes perpetuate themselves.

Anonymous said...

owg asks............does Nova Scotia have very many African Nova Scotians? I would have thought there might be quite a few black Canadians in Nova Scotia, but not very many real Africans.

Neo Conservative said...

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there are quite a few descendants of african slaves who ended up in nova scotia. unfortunately they have made a name for themselves in criminal justice circles.

just another group of hyphenated canadians who, largely, choose victimhood over any other status.

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enkiduj said...

"The resources, as much as we could, would be books by black authors. The conversations that we would have in the classroom would be from a black community perspective,"

This program isn't about getting a high school diploma, it's about learning how to be more black. Apparently the local black community feels they don't need lessons in that.

Neo Conservative said...

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"enkiduj says... This program... it's about learning how to be more black."

damn... you're exactly right. how did i miss that?

post updated

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