Mom Isn’t Married So Fuck Algebra

And other lessons learned from this fucknut whose rantings I cannot stop reading:

“The key to beating poverty is not about beating racism, as nice as that might be to do. The key to beating poverty is to educate people. In the black community right now, 78% of kids that are born are born out of wedlock. That is no father in the household to be there to control the kid, to make sure the kid gets a good education, to make sure the kid goes to school, to make sure the kid doesn’t get in trouble. When 78% of those families are broken up, what makes that kid believe that the education he’s getting in high school is something he has to have to come out of the poverty level. And the answer is simple: nothing.”

This is like the perfect encapsulation of everything your racist brother-in-law says at the Christmas party, followed by a defensive comment about how it’s science, of course. Even assuming this clownstick was correct ( which of course no), what exactly about being raised by a single mother makes you give up on high school automatically? If he said something about presuming a lack of parental support for education which then led to dropout rates, that would be one thing, but instead it’s single parent = diplomas are bullshit. I have no dad, and therefore I hate books.


5 thoughts on “Mom Isn’t Married So Fuck Algebra

  1. And when a solution is proposed, like more funding for education or raising the minimum wage (both of which would make it easier for families to stay together and prepare the next generation to do better than their parents), it’s time to break out the clutching pearls and fainting couches. Oh my goodness! We can’t throw money at people, that won’t solve anything! But we can throw another $2 billion at the military today, tomorrow and every day thereafter into eternity, because that’s what keeps us safe.

  2. It’s funny how this country manages to take morons seriously enough to elect them to public office.
    Poverty is a major driver of kids dropping out of school. How many people do we all know who, during the Great Depression, left school to help support their families? Of course, that generation is respected for doing what had to be done, but that attitude isn’t extended to today’s generation.
    Institutional racism also plays a part–when a kid sees his community peers unable to get anything but menial work or unable to get work at all, even with a high-school diploma, that diploma is inevitably devalued in their eyes. A chance to work and earn some money at, say, sixteen, with future prospects no better with a complete basic education, is too often a powerful incentive to quit school.
    I have a difficult time laying blame for those factors on single mothers.

  3. Agree entirely with your saying parents = diplomas = BS.
    But another error in the quote. 50 years ago, a High School diploma was a good start on a career. Today, that is not the case. And strangely enough, some of the major determinants on whether one goes on past high school (or that is, even sees themselves as doing so) are the economics of their parents and whether their parents have some sort of post high school education.

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