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Published: Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Christopher B
Ogden, UT

This is an issue that minority families need to take responsibility for changing.

It wasn't the color of my skin that helped me get through school. It was direct parent involvement nightly. Every single night it was mom and me or dad and me at the dinner table doing homework for hours.

My skin color never helped me figure out math problems or write book reports.

Every family in American has the ability to give their children equal opportunity. It is not rich white people's fault nor their responsibility to ensure minority children are succeeding in school. It is the responsibility of every parent, white, black, brown, or purple, to ensure their children at succeeding.

samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

"Among its recommendations, the report urged concerted efforts to collect and analyze race-specific data on child well-being that could be used to develop programs capable of bridging the racial gap."
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I am so sick an tired of seeing these blatantly racist studies that are conducted with the ostensible goal of ending racism! When will the hypocrisy end!?

The goal should be equal opportunity of **everyone**, regardless of such ridiculous distinctions as race! If, because of past racial bias that goal happens to beneficially affect a larger proportion of people who share similar racial characteristics as people who have been adversely affected by past racism, then that might have an additional benefit of helping to counterbalance previous social injustices! Terrific!

However, to base the laudable goal of improved opportunity on the same kind of racial bias as past injustices has the effect of **perpetuating** rather than extinguishing that kind of bias. That is not justice! It is simply another side of the same coin of racism.

IDC
Boise, ID

I think the number one factor in success in life and school is a good family. Premarital sex, adultery, drug and alcohol abuse, and lazy parenting are the problem. No one wants to legislate morality - maybe we can't or shouldn't, but that is the main problem.

In the US, we all have the opportunity to succeed. Public schools are good enough for kids that are responsible and work hard. Kids that work hard are usually motivated by parents that are there and care about what their kids are doing. Tough problem but throwing more money at it won't help.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Premarital sex, adultery, drug and alcohol abuse, and lazy parenting are the problem.'

And yet, Utah is spending $2 million dollars against marriage for same sex couples.

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

Pagan- Get over yourself. Not everything in life is about gays. The sooner the BLT community learns not everything is about them, the better.

By the way, you haven't been posting much lately I noticed. However, I have noticed a few other people use the exact same wording that you do and use a similar format in their comments and those people post a lot, like you used to. Its probably just a coincidence though that they say the same things you do. But sorry BLT community - try focusing on someone else for a change, maybe you'll realize not everything in life is about you

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Pagan- Get over yourself. Not everything in life is about gays. '

You cannot say that adultery promotes poverty AND be against marriage.

You cannot say race never solved education AND promote factual discrimination in education.

You cannot say race is not a factor in poverty when this article SUPPORTS a racial gap in poverty.

You say not everything is about the gay.

I am not the one spending $2 million dollars against marriage for others.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'In the US, we all have the opportunity to succeed. '

One black President in 40+ proves this claim is completely false.

Do not try to use empty claims to support racism.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'By the way, you haven't been posting much lately I noticed. However, I have noticed a few other people use the exact same wording that you do and use a similar format in their comments and those people post a lot, like you used to. '

As I have mentioned. The future is ours.

Not in the hands of an elite and entitled few.

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Half of American adults ages 18 to 33 are self-described political independents, according to a survey out Friday, but at the same time half of these so-called millennials are Democrats or lean toward the Democratic Party, the highest share for any age group over the last decade.'

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Pagan -

Race is not the cause of anyone's failure.

It is often the excuse for failure, but not the cause.

Race does not prevent someone from going to school, working hard, going to college, and EARNING a good income.

Its a conventient excuse used by some whose personal life decisions have caused them to end up in less favorable situations to others, but its not the cause.

The sooner the left stops looking to blame others and starts teaching personal responsibility the better.

worf
Mcallen, TX

What has happened?

Water down the curriculum, and grading in order to level the field.

kiddsport
Fairview, UT

@IDC, I agree with you the basis for success is the family, a two-parent-present family. It's true we can't legislate morality, but we certainly should stop funding immorality. I lost track of the times I've heard of women having another fatherless child so they could increase their Aid for Dependent Children (ADC). What you subsidize, you get more of. Eliminating no-fault divorce would be a great help to provide children their right to a two-parent family.
@Pagan- If all natural parents retained their responsibility for rearing well-educated children, and since SSM produce no children of their own, they have no standing in this discussion. If the homosexual community wants to raise children, they should do the "dirty" work themselves.

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