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Leading "Welfare Reform Voice" Called "Racist!" for Linking Poverty to "Culture."


"While many academics disagree with Mead’s views on social safety nets and who deserves them, critics of his new commentary say it crosses the line from controversial policy argument to overt racism.

Mead denies the piece is racist, saying on Monday, “It's all about how differences in world cultures help explain long-term poverty in America.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/07/28/leading-voice-welfare-reform-accused-racism

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The appearently quite cloistered Professor has fallen into the modern world of Postmodernism with a most unfortunate splash!

He has tenure - which can be meaningless, depending on the way they may decide to screw him.

Several Black Commenters have noted this fact for decades - most famously, Tom Sowell. He has a book that focuses on it, among his many.

This guy, Mead, may well have used Sowells' work! I hope they try to strip his tenure, and he sues, and goes on talk shows with Sowell. The country would benefit!

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Yep! Cultures, like the Chinese and Indians, who value education do well, while the schwartza's who disdain book-learning, "You think you better than us!!" languish for generations, in The Ghetto! (sing it Elvis!!).

Today, because much of college learning is completely useless, for students and their parents; I'd advocate 1st for Vocational Training at a non-junk school. One can always take online course for that history degree, later.
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Yes, voc in High School and Voc in Community College. And Cities should work with related employers, to tie-in the curriculum with who might hire the grads.

Chicagos' past Mayor, Rahm, did that in Chi-Town. Many restaurants and some other employers worked with the schools to develop voc curriculums that various Chicago employers liked.

And agreements that the businesses would look at the grads with priority if they had good marks.

I remember my own Electricity voc course in High School - I whizzed through it, having gotten all kinds of stuff about electricity spoon fed to me via sci fi for many years at that point.

It culminated with fixing a giant wall of broken TVs stacked up in the back of the classroom. That was the vacuum tube TV age - we often went to K-Mart, to use their self-service tube-checker.

The teacher offered me a chance to do apprentice home wiring work at some home construction site. I didn't do it, for truly stupid reasons, looking back.

Though I'm glad, now, via the idea that such a major change in my life then - my good life now could easily instead be an unholy mess.

Nonetheless - yay for vocay!


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Its now, barring being a STEM student, the only reason for going to University, because what are you learning, of what value, otherwise?

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Oh, yes. Our current Academic-Industrial-Media-Gov complex got started in the old Ivies and various old businesses and the Feds recruiting "our sort" to be the next gen of leaders.

Then we got the super-charge of that mess with the explosion of colleges across the land, and States embarked on building new ones.

They built many, many more colleges to accommodate the flood of new former WW II GI's who were expected to do what they did - take advantage of the GI Bill and get them a subsidized college degree.

We then got the arrogant view embedded in so many US parent minds that a blue collar tradesman/craftsman job - builder, electrician, plumber, machinists of all sorts...

Is second rate. Second, in comparison to the storied "BS degree" that would give you a bigger, better life.

Germany is an example of a much better way.

They track kids in lower-level schooling, looking for signs of fitting into various "trades" training. They start pushing them into the indicated track of trade-training.

Over there, that's a super-duper-industry-involved and very well done track, into a very highly-skilled trade-worker segment in Germany.

We, not they, have to import skilled workers sometimes because we no longer train our own peeps that way in large-enough numbers. Germany doesn't need to import any.

As in some other things, we have an answer to a problem we have, all worked out already by some other country.

We can start fixing this error toot sweet, should we choose, because the template's readily available.

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