NY Times Blames White Parents for Minority Student Failure

2020 July 24
by bc3b

I worked with a woman whose mother, a white Jewish woman, taught third grade in Detroit Public Schools for decades. She could have taught in the suburbs with far fewer problems and greater success with students achieving more and moving on to college, but she was dedicated.

Julie told us that every student evaluation night her mother would come home in tears as only 3-5 parents would show up. Compare that to suburban or Catholic schools, where some parents have to park several blocks away.

My daughter teaches third grade in a suburban Detroit school. It’s considered the most difficult school in the district. Students either come from 3,000+ sq. ft. homes or are bussed in from a large manufactured housing park in the district. In three years of teaching, she only has had one student whose parent(s) didn’t attend – a Hispanic single mother who didn’t speak English. In spite of the children from poor backgrounds, McGregor Elementary is rated 7 on a scale of 10 (very good) by greatschools.org and has an A rating from Niche. Most of the poor children at McGregor are either poor whites or Hispanic.

By contrast, most (all?) of the children Julie’s mother taught were blacks raised by single mothers, who didn’t finish high school and didn’t really value education.

The New York Times is trying to rewrite America’s history, painting the country as totally racist via Project 1619 . Now the paper is working to blame white parents for the poor performance of black and Hispanic children in public schools. It couldn’t have anything to do with the 77% illegitimacy rate, the fact that only about 15% – 20% of parents care enough to attend student evaluation nights. Like all other minority failures, it’s the fault of whites.

The New York Times announced Thursday it is releasing a new podcast series titled Nice White Parents, about how white parents are preventing black and brown children from succeeding in public schools.

The podcast series, to be released July 30 from Serial Productions, will be available via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google.

According to the TimesNice White Parents is “about the 60-year relationship between white parents and the public school down the block.”

Its premise is reportedly that the reason government schools are failing “black and brown kids” is due to powerful “white parents.”

Reporter Chana Joffe-Walt states in an audio clip the basis for the project is research that led her back to New York City in 1963, when optimistic white parents insisted that a new school, intended originally for black and Hispanic children who lived in “the projects,” be built near their neighborhood instead, so that their white children and the minority children could attend school together.

When the school was finally built, however, Joffe-Walt reported the white parents never actually sent their children to the school. In the series, she relates some of the conversations she had with some of the white parents to examine why they failed to follow through with their stated intentions.

The Times report says the new podcast series demonstrates that questions about why there is an achievement gap between children from black and Hispanic families and white and Asian families – despite 20 years of progressive reforms in public schools – need to be revisited:

We know that American public schools do not guarantee each child an equal education — two decades of school reform initiatives have not changed that. But when we look at how our schools are failing, we usually focus on who they’re failing: Black and brown kids. We ask: Why aren’t they performing better? Why aren’t they achieving more?

“Those are not the right questions,” the Times says. “If you want to understand what’s wrong with our public education system, you have to look at what is arguably the most powerful force in our schools: White parents.”

Joffe-Walt has also reported on sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement, and is a producer for the public radio show This American Life.

Hat tip: breitbart.com

43 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 July 24 7:55 pm
    bc3b permalink

    “We ask: Why aren’t they performing better? Why aren’t they achieving more?”

    The last thing the NY Times and Chana Joffe-Walt want are honest answers to those questions.

  2. 2020 July 24 7:56 pm
    mpt permalink

    My experience with the school system was running a number of important fundraisers and then serving as PTA president of the neighborhood public elementary school my kids were in. Although the great majority of students were White (with most the rest Asian or Indian), as a Republican I often had to bite my tongue. As reflected in snide comments towards non-Democrats, apparently many other PTA members couldn’t imagine a Republican being alturistic and concerned about the schools well being. Don’t get me started on the controversy around the naming of the annual Father-Daughter Dance.

    After Obama was elected in 2008 the negative rhetoric went from bad to much worse so I was happy to be done with it as my kids moved on to upper grades. Fortunately, on a whole, the good experiences and friends I made more than made of for the bad.

    As for the NYT complaining about White culture caring more about the education of their kids than some other cultures. They can cry me a river…

  3. 2020 July 24 8:01 pm
    bc3b permalink

    McGregor is the next to worst elementary (out of 12) in the 9th best district (out of 550) in Michigan. In most districts it would be the top-performing school. And yes, they still have a Daughter/Daddy Dance.

  4. 2020 July 24 8:35 pm
    mpt permalink

    Seems the Chief of Police in Seattle has distributed a letter to business owners and residence of Seattle that they are on their own this weekend.

    July 24, 2020

    Dear Business Owner and/or Resident:

    Please know that the Seattle Police Department is committed to addressing life safety incidents and calls for service, and responding to ongoing demonstrations and unrest in the city.

    Please also know that the City Council Ordinance 119805 Crowd Control Tool goes into effect this weekend on Sunday, July 26, 2020. This ordinance bans Seattle Police officers the use of less lethal tools, including pepper spray that is commonly used to disperse crowds that have turned violent. Simply put, the legislation gives officers NO ability to safely intercede to preserve property in the midst of a large, violent crowd.

    It is important to bring to your attention that yesterday, I sent the City Council a letter ensuring them that as the Chief of Police, I have done my due diligence of informing them numerous times of the foreseeable impact of this ordinance on upcoming events. The letter is attached for your reference.

    For these reasons, Seattle Police will have an adjusted deployment in response to any demonstrations this weekend – as I will never ask our officers to risk their personal safety to protect property without the tools to do so in a safe way.


    Carmen Best

    Chief of Police

  5. 2020 July 24 9:04 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    4, yike.

  6. 2020 July 24 9:05 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    TuCa too successful, so libs sent a home wrecker after him.
    Um … check out her photo …
    btw, her story is falling apart.


  7. 2020 July 24 10:24 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    I searched out an article about Seattle. It noted one business owner who hired “armed security”.
    Still, I wonder. Would you take a chance on being charged with Murder-1 in Seattle in order to protect some guy’s shop?
    Maybe “armed security” will be enough to get the mob to do the guy across the street instead of your shop. But maybe not.

  8. 2020 July 24 11:20 pm
    mpt permalink

    Commies are seething on twitter…

    Federal judge blocks Seattle law banning crowd control weapons as city braces for tumult

  9. 2020 July 24 11:27 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    DrDog, I sent an email to an old email address for you I have starting with “mar”.
    If it disappeared in the ether, or if you don’t monitor that email anymore, let me know.

  10. 2020 July 25 5:23 am


    Saw the pic, I wouldn’t do that with a borrowed dick, unlikely that tucker would fuk her either.

    I would stick it in a can of lard, before sticking it in her.

  11. 2020 July 25 5:54 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Another Tim — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is6TPmjg7IY&list=TLPQMjUwNzIwMjCxgKsmuWkRsg&index=5 — With a beautiful Get Woke, Go Broke story.

  12. 2020 July 25 6:09 am
    drdog09 permalink


    She has that 1000 di** stare that means ‘crazy till the cows come home’ thought process.

  13. 2020 July 25 6:35 am
    justrand permalink

    when our youngest son was in high school he attended the School of the Arts (SOTA) in San Francisco. in the Summer between his 10th and 11th year the school moved to a different location in the city, and took over a pretty run-down facility. His teacher asked all the parents (there were about 20 kids in his Creative Writing’ class) to come to her classroom over the Summer on a few Saturdays and paint, take out trash, clean up, etc.

    Of the 20 or so sets of parents there were only TWO sets of parents that were Republicans. My wife& I, and one other couple. ALL the rest were raving lunatic Democrats…VERY VERY far-Left.

    You guessed it. ONLY the two Republican sets of parents showed up…ever. We worked hard on 5 or 6 Saturdays and made the place look great…and the Leftist parents never came.

  14. 2020 July 25 6:37 am
    justrand permalink

    When the fascists of the Left demand you “KNEEL!” before them…Be That Guy

  15. 2020 July 25 6:43 am

    Hut 1369 for him.

  16. 2020 July 25 6:58 am
    drdog09 permalink


    With Cancel Culture in vogue I suspect Hut 1369 will have to be upgraded to Camp 1369. I love you guys, but I am not that keen of hot bunking. 🙂

  17. 2020 July 25 7:02 am

    What makes you think you will have a bunk.? Jim nor cal was trying to get a hold of you.

  18. 2020 July 25 7:25 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “What makes you think you will have a bunk.?”

    Hope over experience…..

    Already emailed’em.

  19. 2020 July 25 7:41 am
    bc3b permalink

    mpt #4 –

    At first I was opposed to Carmen Best, Seattle police chief. But, as time has passed, it has become increasingly apparent that she is trying to do her best (no pun intended) while dealing with a half-witted mayor and communist city council. You get the government you vote for.

  20. 2020 July 25 8:58 am
    justrand permalink

    drdog, IP is right…bunks will be reserved for “Special Guests” 🙂

  21. 2020 July 25 9:25 am
    mpt permalink

    Justrand, you’re far too optimistic. More like 24″ rough sanded planks for special guests, 12″ knotted ones for the rest of us.

  22. 2020 July 25 9:53 am

    Camp 1369 will serve SOS every day, yum yum, but it will be real shit instead of cream gravy

  23. 2020 July 25 9:56 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Camp 1369 will serve SOS every day, yum yum, but it will be real shit instead of creme gravy”

    I have been in some choke and pukes in my youth that you would not be able to tell the difference.

  24. 2020 July 25 10:05 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    DrDog, I didn’t get the reply, could you re-send?

    For anyone on Yahoo email …. it seems to be acting up. At least for me.
    1) I sent about 12 msgs to the youngest. She got none of them not even in Spam
    2) I didn’t get DrDog’s email
    3) While looking for DrDog’s email in Spam, I found an email from my sister. It was a reply to a message I sent to her, and she is in my Contact list and it was one line of text, no links etc, so how could that possibly be Spam?

    I have a gmail account but I don’t like it because of the way they thread email into conversations.
    Does anyone have an email provider they recommend?

  25. 2020 July 25 10:25 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Sent a contact to your yahoo account.

    Oh, if you want security, go proton mail.

  26. 2020 July 25 10:44 am
    mpt permalink

    Giants pitcher cites Christian faith as reason for not kneeling for BLM: I only kneel before God

    The full fury of the left will now fall upon Sam Coonrod.

  27. 2020 July 25 10:46 am
    mpt permalink

    #25, try ProtonMail


    No nonsense email that works well. They also have a VPN service, but I haven’t used it.

  28. 2020 July 25 11:57 am
    drdog09 permalink

    If we are CoVid Crazy, what does this say about Canadians??? — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/canada-approves-glory-holes-safe-sex-during-pandemic

  29. 2020 July 25 4:54 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Until a few years ago we thought Muslim terrorists were our greatest threat.

  30. 2020 July 25 4:59 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Most of us here will see our Maker sooner rather than later. I resolved over a decade ago; I would rather take a few socialists with me before I go. It is not much fun making that trip alone.

  31. 2020 July 25 5:15 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    I am telling ya, a commodities play is in the offering — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZCpz0g-IrA

    At a minimum, stock up on grains and their byproducts.

  32. 2020 July 25 5:20 pm
    mulletover permalink

    “Don’t piss off old people.
    The older we get, the less life in prison is a deterrent.”

  33. 2020 July 25 9:20 pm
    justrand permalink

    Drdog & mullet: AMEN! There will be a large pile in front of me!

  34. 2020 July 25 9:49 pm

    Pretty funny but not surprising at all that even after abscam fker just kept going, also little mention of this in media.


  35. 2020 July 25 10:23 pm


    Even daddy Wynn can’t foot that bill endlessly, though solid of him to do it initially, had to happen sooner or later.

    And a gov and mayor that doesn’t seem to give a shit… Will they still not care when it starts hitting the SEIU coffers?

  36. 2020 July 25 10:53 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    40, maybe they don’t care. Maybe they’re going for socialism without an election. By consciously crashing capitalism

  37. 2020 July 25 11:13 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    MSM sure to ask in 3, 2, 1 …

  38. 2020 July 26 4:15 am
    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal#42 –

    Even thinking about asking a question like that is racissst!

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