Black Students Need Black Teachers

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New Study: Black Students Learn More With Black Teachers

According to a new report, A Community College Instructor Like Me: Race and Ethnicity Interactions in the Classroom, 2.9 percent of students who identify as U.S. minorities—African-American, Native American, Hispanic and Pacific Islander—are more likely to excel if their teachers share their ethnic or racial background.

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The report states:

“We find that the performance gap in terms of class dropout and pass rates between white and minority students falls by roughly half when taught by a minority instructor. In models that allow for a full set of ethnic and racial interactions between students and instructors, we find African-American students perform particularly better when taught by African-American instructors. … The class dropout rate relative to Whites is 6 percentage points lower for Black students when taught by a Black instructor. Conditional on completing the course, the relative fraction attaining a B-average or greater is 13 percentage points higher.

”What becomes clear is that the education gap between white students and students who identify as U.S. minorities, is a direct reflection of the gap between white teachers and teachers of color. According to the study’s authors, more research will have to be done to understand the depth of this correlation:
“Our results suggest that the academic achievement gap between white and underrepresented minority college students would decrease by hiring more minority instructors.

Black Students need to know the truth. “Though Whiteness has attempted to claim that we are post-racial, or that we have at least reached the point where the kind of virulent racism experienced by Blacks during slavery and Jim Crow has so severely declined as to make it negligible, ongoing attacks against racial minorities continue to be pervasive in almost every social institution.”

The Afrikaner has always been unenthusiastic about education for Africans. To him it was simply a waste, for the African was inherently ignorant and lazy and no amount of education could remedy that.


The Afrikaner was traditionally hostile to Africans learning English, for English was a foreign tongue to the Afrikaner and the language of emancipation to us. Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, the minister of Bantu education, explained that education “must train and teach people in accordance with their opportunities in life.” His meaning was that Africans did not and would not have any opportunities, therefore, why educate them? “There is no place for the Bantu in the European community above the level of certain forms of labor,” he said. In short, Africans should be trained to be menial workers, to be in a position of perpetual subordination to the white man.


Selection 1 (Note: The term “Africans” is used to refer to black Africans.)

· 1651: Dutch settlers arrive in South Africa. In 1756, they import slaves from West Africa, Malaysia, and India, establishing the dominance of whites over non-whites in the region.

1913: The Native Lands Act gives 7.3% of the country’s land to Africans, who make up 80% of the population. Africans are prohibited from owning land outside their region. Africans are allowed to be on white land only if they are working for whites. ·

The homelands are too small to support the many people in them. In Soweto, for example, seventeen to twenty people live in a four-room house.

1920s: Blacks are fired from jobs which are given to whites.

1951: The Bantu Homelands Act. Through this law, the white government declares that the lands reserved for black Africans are independent nations. In this way, the government strips millions of blacks of their South African citizenship and forces them to become residents of their new “homelands.” Blacks are now considered foreigners in white-controlled South Africa, and need passports to enter. Blacks only enter to serve whites in menial jobs.

1953: Bantu Education Act: Through this law, the white government supervises the education of all blacks. Schools condition blacks to accept white domination. Non-whites cannot attend white universities. The state has failed. Opportunities for the people to meet their basic needs in their homeland have moved from restricted to constrained to Blocked! William_Glasser_Five_Basic_Needs

1970s: Resistance to apartheid increases. Organising by churches and workers increases. Whites join blacks in the demonstrations. pic


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Algebra Works Defining Term As At-Risk-Children


The contract with the state is that , I agree to follow  abide your laws, while it is the policy of the state to protect the life of every citizen and seek the most appropriate ways to provide the basic needs for its people.

Algebra Works Defining At-Risk-Children

At risk Children are children whose parents are, so restricted both politically and economically, incapable or unable to meet the most basic needs of their children while at school, thus, they are AT-Risk-Children.

According to William Glasser each of us have basic emotional needs:  Glasser’s Five Needs


1. Survival
This is similar to Maslow’s Physiological and Safety level. They are basic needs which are of little interest unless they are threatened.
2. Love and belonging
This is the same as Maslow’s Belonging need and recognises how important it is for us as a tribal species to be accepted by our peers.
3. Power or recognition
This maps to some extent to Maslow’s Esteem need, although the Power element focuses on our ability to achieve our goals (which is perhaps a lower-level control need).
4. Freedom
This is the ability to do what we want, to have free choice. It is connected with procedural justice where we seek fair play.
5. Fun
An interesting ultimate goal. When all else is satisfied, we just (as Cyndi Lauper sang) ‘want to have fun’.

The physical needs of children would  consist of the need for Safety, Food, Fuel, Shelter, and preparation for taking advantage of state opportunity to meet basic needs.



Needs, which often is presented as a pyramid, is an example of the physical needs individuals experience. The base of the pyramid is the physiological needs, which are necessary for survival. Once these are taken care of, an individual can concentrate on the second layer, the need for safety and security. The third layer is the need for love and belonging, followed by the need for esteem. Finally, self-actualization forms the apex of the pyramid. In this scheme, the first four layers are what Maslow called deficiency of needs or D Needs. If they are not filled, you feel anxiety and attempt to fill them. If they are filled, you feel nothing; you feel only the lack. Each layer also takes precedence over the layer above it; you do not feel the lack of safety and security until your physiological needs are taken care of, for example. In Maslow’s terminology, a need does not become relevant until the needs below it are met.
1. Biological needs (food, water, etc.)
2. Safety needs (shelter)
3. Love/belonging
4. Esteem/status
5. self-actualization (becoming the best person we can be)


Survival & LIFE Needs: Food, shelter, clothing, bodily functions, procreate the
species, air to breathe, water to drink, etc.

Belonging, Belongingness, & Affection: To love and be loved by family,
friends, group organizations, clubs, teams, pets, etc.

Power, Respect, & Self-Respect: Our achievements, accomplishments, talents,
skills, abilities, feeling good about ourselves, etc.

Freedom: We want to be able to make choices in our lives and do what we want, when we
want, how and where we want.

Fun: We all want to laugh and we all want to have a good time.

Safety & Security: We all want to feel safe and also to feel secure in our environment.

someone who is strong and independent.
someone who is able to gratify his or her own needs and wishes.
someone who is good, not because he or she is afraid of consequences, but simply
because he or she thinks it is a cool thing to be good.
someone who always listens to his or her conscience, that little voice we all have inside of
someone who is responsible rather than dependent.
someone who can replace fear with courage. Everyone is afraid at one time or another.
But what do you do about that fear? Do you hide under the covers or in a closet? Or do
you do what you need to do in spite of any fear feelings?

Glasser’s SURVIVAL needs similar to Maslow’s LIFE NEEDS of air, water, food, shelter, clothing, etc.
Glasser’s BELONGING need similar to Maslow’s BELONGINGNESS & AFFECTION.
Glasser’s POWER & RESPECT needs similar to Maslow’s RESPECT & SELF-RESPECT.
Only Glasser’s chart mentions FREEDOM & FUN.
Only Maslow’s chart mentions SAFETY & SECURITY and SELF-ACTUALIZATION.


Other Need:

One other need that individuals can have is a spiritual need. Some sense that there is a greater power or being. That being cares about what happens to me, that my basic needs or met, even if the state fails me.