The racial prejudice in a few members in this thread is appalling. Absolutely disgusting.
Middle class values (wtf is that anyways?) intertwined with a disdain of coloured kids who "keep it real" ?
You know, "middle class values" means being polite and saying "please" and "thank you" and asking questions instead of "axing" questions. Middle class values means you don't use the word "n*gger" and "b*tch" and "ho" in every sentence. Middle class values means you give up your seat for an elderly or pregnant woman. You know, middle class values are the 1000 things that most pleasant people do everyday because it makes society operate at a more harmonious level.
You don't have to be white to have middle class values. Indeed, the Japanese are great at living together and respecting each other in crowded and cramped conditions.
Middle class values means you generally try to resolve your differences though discussion, negotiation, and, if necessary, escalating the matter to adults or authorities. And if violence erupts, middle class values means that even then you have a sense of what makes a fair fight.
I went to a NYC public school, so I have heard this chant more than 100 times:
A nigger and a white
If the nigger don't win
I'm jumpin' in
So, yeah, if I have the means to keep my kids out of a NYC public school, you know I am going to keep them out (isn't that what the suburbs are all about?).
And, I, along with most people on the planet, stay away from people who "keep it real." Like I said, I choose to live in a society where people respect each other out of a sense of social, ethical, and common sense obligation. If you don't know what "keep it real" means, then look it up, or watch that Chris Rock monologue on YouTube where he "hates on" black folks who "keep it real":
Quote from babutime:
Are there no African Americans (or other coloured Americans) in this thread because (some) European Americans here tend to think that you and your kids are somehow only public school material and don't really deserve to have their kids hanging out with yours.
I am preventing African Americans from posting on this thread because my kids might go to private schools?
Yeah, I guess you have a point. If I sent my kids to public school suddenly a whole bunch of African Americans would start participating on the Elite Trader discussion boards. LOL.
Quote from babutime:
I understand that there are excellent public high schools like Stuyvesant (very few but they do exist) in NYC. So why not enrol your 1% kids to these schools?
Umm, that's a high school. There are wealthy white liberals who send their kids to public school in Manhattan. They all make sure they live within the zone for PS 6:
P.S. 6 has about 800 students in grades K-5. Average class sizes are 23-28. The school's student body is 78% Caucasian, which is somewhat unusual for a public school in NYC. The School is popular with families on the Upper East Side who often choose to send their children there rather than to private school. The school's former Principal Carmen Farina claimed that the acceptance rate for out of district students was 1/7, lower than that of many top-tier Universities.