No sale here. When I taught (sorry to drag this ole’ chestnut out yet again) I developed and used a system by which I could not know the authors of the papers I was grading, and used a rock solid seven domain rubric to score them. My classes were, like the school itself 50% Hispanic, 20% African American, 30% Caucasian/Asian.
Whereas the Black subgroup, the first year I was there scored below the developmentally disabled subgroup on the API related testing, my AP Black, Hispanic, Caucasian, and Asian students all had similar bell curves in their scores and grades.
One woman started a Black Student Union, but far from a place to hang and chill, it had what seemed at the time pretty rigorous expectations- among them - 2.0 GPA min. no D’s, no referrals for behavior,no swearing or other loutish behavior at meetings/events.
The BSU became the largest club on campus, with members of all groups. Oh, and the Black subgroups scores rose 48 point the next year, and have risen every year since.
Black dysfunction is not a racial component, it is behavioral. While I feel for Black people who suffer for the stupid behavior of ghetto clowns (whether in ghettoes or not), I believe that Black people would enjoy the same treatment as White people if they embraced mainstream culture, and backed cops’ trying to clean up ‘hoods’ instead of the criminals who grind the other residents down.