Barack O. sox it to blax — would hit home in Oak Park

B.O. made like Bill C.:

On the campaign trail, Democratic front-runner Sen. Barack Obama . . . drew wild cheers as he told a mostly African-American crowd that parents need to shape up, turn off the TV, help their kids with their homework and stop letting them grow fat eating Popeyes chicken for breakfast.

“It’s not good enough for you to say to your child, ‘Do good in school,’ and then when that child comes home, you got the TV set on, you got the radio on, you don’t check their homework, there is not a book in the house, you’ve got the video game playing,” said Obama while in Beaumont, in southeast Texas.

“So turn off the TV set, put the video game away. Buy a little desk or put that child by the kitchen table. Watch them do their homework. If they don’t know how to do it, give them help. If you don’t know how to do it, call the teacher. Make them go to bed at a reasonable time. Keep them off the streets. Give ‘ em some breakfast.  . . .

His Sister Souljah moment?

He’d go big in Oak Park (IL), where getting black kids to score as high as whites is a big issue.  Nothing in this Lynn Sweet column about catching up to whites, however.  Good.  It can’t be the issue, though it’s ballyhooed as such in OP, where “the gap” has magic.

OK.  Say you want blacks not just to score better but (explicitly) as well as whites.  OK.  Get them to act white.  Let every black parent post on the bathroom mirror the new slogan for black betterment, “ACT WHITE.”  That should do it.

If the black p. says f—– it, as many will, then so be it.  We whites can’t say we didn’t try.  Black is beautiful anyway, so what’s the problem?

2 thoughts on “Barack O. sox it to blax — would hit home in Oak Park

  1. “ACT WHITE” — now there’s a thought. Just because Western Europe is the source of the philosophy that underlies our system of government and culture that has given us the freedoms and education to achieve a higher and higher standard of living, why would any one be tempted to imitate its ideals? Better to sit on one’s fat a$$ and wait for Obama or Hillary to take from someone else and give it to you.


  2. It is rather sad that wild shouts of acclamation were accorded Obama for remarks that should be second nature in the rearing of children. Where have blacks been all these years not to know that parents need to shape up and take responsibility for the education of their children? It is telling that Obama’s wife, in talking to blacks in Texas a day or so ago, told parents not to encourage their children to become executives,etc., because of the high of higher education. Instead, they should go into service jobs and become nurses, teachers, etc. By doing so they would not have to face the paying off of debt in future years (They would also earn less!). Perhaps Obama and Michelle should get their acts together on the campaign trail. Is education good but only to a limited degree? Should black people not be encouraged to excel and to seek high level jobs? The discipline of study is good and it should lead to higher things and higher pay regardless of race.


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