VDARE.com: 03/01/05 – Blog Articles

PTA Diversity Pusher Capitulates, Flees [Peter
Brimelow
]
 - 03/01/05

Hat tip to the invaluable blog

Modern Tribalist
for

drawing my attention
to this gem:

Harding Elementary School
PTA President Meredith Brace has led a battle for
several years to stop her white neighbors from
transferring out of the heavily Latino Westside campus.

Now she`s joining them,
saying she`s not willing to make her son the guinea pig
any longer…

As PTA president, Mrs. Brace said
she has tried to start after-school enrichment programs
in art and theater at Harding…”We made it so
affordable, $20 for a six- to eight-week session. We
told everybody, `Come on, do something extra for your
kids.` We had so few people sign up, we had to eliminate
a lot of the classes," she said…She said her son has
struggled to make friends.

"He hasn`t been invited
to a birthday party. There is absolutely no after-school

interaction
," she said. "For his birthday, he
invited four of his classmates. Only one came.”

Another
Harding mother and friend of the Braces, Brenda
McDonald, said she had independently decided to transfer
her kindergartner out of the campus…”It`s the
socioeconomic chasm. It`s not a gap, it`s a huge
difference in the population," said Mrs. McDonald…



Diversity in the Classroom: advocate for staying joins
fleeing parents
by Camilla Cohee [Send her

mail
] Santa Barbara News-Press,  February
24,2005

Modern Tribalist links to the
LibertyPost.org

thread
on the subject, which is well worth
reading—particularly if you don`t have young children
and don`t realize the problem:

“A friend of mine worked
for years in a grammar school in Wilmington,
California…has rapidly become almost entirely
Hispanic…The parents of the English speaking children
moved their kids to other schools because they were at a
disadvantage in the classrooms due to "bilingual"
education, which really meant Spanish speaking…The
non-Spanish speaking office workers, including my
friend, were also at a disadvantage, unable to
communicate with well-meaning but

illiterate parents
who didn`t even understand that a
school wasn`t a baby sitting facility.”

It is easy to laugh at Mrs. Brace. But she deserves
credit for having the courage to protect

her children
—despite the considerable

public persona
she developed and what apparently is
a seriously

liberal family tradition.
Getting mugged by reality
is not pleasant.

If Contreras
Speaks, Does Anybody Hear? [Joe
Guzzardi
]
- 03/01/05

Raoul Lowery Contreras` new book, `Illegal Alien: A Dagger into the Heart of America`,
which refers to Republicans who favor immigration reform
as the
"knuckle-dragging element within the Republican Party," is ranked #858,074 by Amazon.

I don`t know exactly what an #858, 074 ranking translates into as far as actual copies sold,
but not very damn many.
 

Once again, I pose the question I asked one year ago:
Does anyone, anywhere, at any time pay attention to
Raoul Lowery Contreras?  

The answer in 2004 was no. And in the 2005, the
answer is the same.

Profiling, Again [James
Fulford
]
 - 03/01/05

Got a letter from an Ohio reader
that said this:

Dear
Mr. Fulford,

I read
your past article on racial profiling in America. I have
seen the documentaries on

20/20
that conclusively show police ticketing
African- Americans more than whites in

Cincinnati
.

 A
scientific study would be of interest to show whether
minorities are inappropriately pulled over the police. I
would suggest cameras and speed measurements on roadways
throughout the city.

This
would give an accurate way of measuring whether police
were "targetting" minorities. We would initially have to
ascertain whether the cameras and radar guns were not
prejudiced against any one ethnic group.

I`m not sure which article he
meant, but this one I did,

Heather MacDonald Debunks Racial Profiling
,

reports that a study like that has already been done by
the

Public Services Research Institute
in Maryland., and
here`s the

short version:

When
researchers combined driver identifications with the
speeding information, Ms. Mac Donald says, they found
"black drivers speed twice as much as white drivers, and
speed at reckless levels even more."

Briefly, the anti-profiling
argument is this: if blacks get more

speeding tickets than whites,
it`s because police
are

harassing black motorists,
whom they suspect, on

statistical grounds,
of

committing crimes.

However, this doesn`t follow, on
two grounds, the scientific ground, above: blacks have
been shown to speed more than whites, and the logical
ground that since the black community does have a

high crime rate,
shouldn`t they be expected
to be, on the average, less likely to obey the traffic
laws?