White Liberals posture as though they are allies of African-Americans. These pseudo progressives pretend that they care for the poor, disadvantaged minority communities. They don’t. White Liberals are as much to blame for white supremacy as Republican conservatives. Rahm Emanuel, Patt Quinn and Arne Duncan are Chicago’s resident white Liberals. Rahm Emanuel is totally incompetent when it comes to helping eliminate (or at least lessen) violence stemming from poverty caused by oppression; in the face of multiple deaths resulting from Chicago’s gang wars, Mayor Rahm Emanuel got on television and put on his ‘stern voice’ telling gang-members to stop it. He offered no program or policy for economic empowerment, employment opportunities or anything addressing the root cause of why gangs exists in the first place. Another clueless white Liberal is Patt Quinn who honestly believes his legislation that allows for gang members to be sentenced in jail longer than other, will curb the violence. And then there is Arne Duncan, head of C.P.S. schools.
I was born in New Orleans but moved to Chicago when I was twelve. I went to a grammar school in a neighborhood nicknamed ‘The Wild One Hundreds,” a nickname that is a reference to the mentality that people have on that block—it is this area of Chicago that is an intersection of some of Chicago’s most ruthless gangs. When I first transferred schools, I remember people always asking me, “Nigga, what you is?” I had no idea what they were asking but I soon would learn they were asking what gang I was affiliated with/belonged to. The neighborhood high-school was called ‘Fenger High-School.’
My teachers would often have entire lessons about why us students don’t want to go to Fenger High-School. Those responsible for educating students said themselves that many people who attended Fenger end up incarcerated, dead, and that the school was practically a warzone. The very teachers employed by the school administration admitted that the school had to spend so much time ensuring that we were safe that the quality of the education we would receive would be extremely lackluster.
The teachers told us that we should strive to attend a selective enrollment school such as Walter Payton, Whitney Young, Lane Tech, or King College Prep. These schools had resources, quality staff, adequate funding, and were all safe.
Selective enrollment schools are something racist Liberals came up with. After segregation was outlawed, white people conveniently came up with the idea of ‘selective enrollment schools. Entry into selective enrollment programs are based upon grades, attendance, and a standardized test that measures aptitude in English, Mathematics, Vocabulary, and Reading Comprehension.
It was illegal for blacks to even read or write for a huge-chunk of their time spent in this country. At one time, for opening up a book a black person could have their limbs amputated. After slavery, Jim Crow laws explicitly denied blacks educational opportunities equal to whites.
It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that blacks wouldn’t perform as well on these standardized tests as whites. Thus, despite the fact that blacks consists of the majority of Chicago Public School population, selective enrollment schools are majority white while neighborhood schools are majority black. Selective enrollment tests are simply a way to maintain segregation in public schools with whites receiving quality education in quality buildings and blacks receiving lackluster education in lackluster buildings bearing the brunt of impoverished social conditions rooted in capitalism.
Thus my teachers emphasized the fact that we needed to go to a selective enrollment school in order to secure a future; we had an entire class dedicated to stressing this point.
Before Obama became the black face of white imperialism, he used to do community organizing in my neighborhood. Indeed, as a community organizer he often gave speeches to the 8th graders graduating at my school. Him and his then pastor (before Obama sold him out) Jeremiah Wright gave very motivational speeches. Jeremiah Wright spoke the truth about racism in this society which is why Obama had to distance himself from his pastor. Jeremiah Wright was heavily involved in my community, and despite being Muslim I would often times go to his church to hear his sermons with Christian members of my family who were members because this man spoke the truth!
The wife of the then senator Obama, Michelle Obama, attended Whitney Young Magnet school, another selective enrollment school. Jeremiah Wright would often speak to students of my school about the prison industrial complex and how whites were funding the prison industry better than our neighborhood. The pressure was on to do well on these selective enrollment tests.
Fortunately for me, I managed to do well on the selective enrollment tests and got accepted into some selective enrollment schools. Only a few people from my Middle School managed to get into these elitist selective enrollment schools.
My freshmen year of high school while I was away from my peers at this selective enrollment school, the entire south-side of Chicago came to a standstill. I was on the bus coming home from school when I heard the news. A kid at ‘Fenger High-School’ had been killed; my neighborhood school, the same school that I might have attended had I not done well on my selective enrollment test. They said after school he had been hit with a two by four when he was walking home.
Everyone in the hood was gossiping as to what happened; I went to the library to research the issue and found it had received national headlines. A lady captured a video of the entire incident with her cell phone and placed it on youtube—something that helped investigators find the perpetrators. According to the mainstream media, a bunch of hoodlums and gang bangers were outside fighting after school and Derrion Albert, an innocent kid, got caught up in the mix and was killed.
Everyone, from Yahoo News, CNN, Fox, and ABC all told only half of the story. The other half of the story is that school superintendent, the resident Liberal ‘do gooder’ Arne Duncan, is directly responsible for the death of Derrion Albert! In the face of schools declining in test scores and the associated social problems, Arne Duncan came up with a program known as “Renaissance” that was supposed to be a solution to these problems.
It involved school redistricting and the creation of charter schools. Before Renaissance, overall, different gangs attended different schools. Since gangs mainly belonged to a single neighborhood they would all attend that same neighborhood school. However, Arne Duncan’s school redistricting program changed what neighborhood school the kids in the Southside of Chicago would attend.
Chicago’s Street Gangs are involved in drug trafficking as a direct result of the impoverished conditions enforced upon them by the decadent capitalist system not ‘a lack of values’, lack of hard work, or anything else conservatives would like you to believe. These gangs battle with one another to protect territory and often times the conflicts are retaliatory with gang-members seeking to avenge the death of fallen comrades. His policy of school redistricting literally sent black students on a lethal voyage to school every morning .
Calumet High-School was comprised of members of the Black P. Stones while Englewood High-School was home to “Gangsta Disciples” and other gangs belonging to the Folk nation. Renaissance 2010 closed down these schools due to their poor academic performance and had plans to send their students to “Fenger” high-school, which was a “turnaround” school with brand new staff and teachers. Imagine being in the same classroom with rival gang members who shot down some of your closest friends in vicious street wars. After Renaissance 2010, schools turned into war-zones between different gangs that battled it out in and outside of schools
The progressive labor party writes that:
While running CPS, Duncan closed dozens of public schools… and sent thousands of students outside of their poverty/gang-infested neighborhoods into new unfamiliar poverty gang infested neighborhoods. Before Renassiance 2010, the intolerable number of CPS students shot in these neighborhoods was 15… now it’s risen to over 40 fatalities and 290 shootings. These resemble numbers from Iraq and Afghanistan.” 
It is this policy in particular that allowed for rival gang-members to all occupy Fenger High-School which eventually led to the death of Derrion Albert, an innocent bystander. Prior, to the implementation of Renassiance 2010, members of the affected communities warned Arne Duncan that it would cause rival gang-members to cross paths and attend the same school.  Of course, Arne Duncan who sends his kids to the elitist private school, University of Chicago Laboratory, and isn’t a member of the community, didn’t care who his policy would affect. After all, how would he know it would happen? This incompetent white Liberal refused to listen. The death of Derrion Albert is on the hands of Arne Duncan. Despite being a totally incompetent white Liberal, President Obama decided to recruit this man to be his ‘Sectary of Education’.
1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juEYuIqXVFk, Rahm Emanuel on Chicago gangs.
2) Governor Quinn signs RICO-style legislation to fight Chicago street gang crime, http://www.examiner.com/article/governor-quinn-signs-rico-style-legislation-to-fight-chicago-street-gang-crime
3)American Apartheid: Chicago school officials announce that 42 segregated all-black elementary schools could have been put into ‘turnaround’ this year, but only five were targeted
4) ) Derrion Albert Is Not Racist Capitalism’s First or Last Victim
5)American Apartheid: Chicago school officials announce that 42 segregated all-black elementary schools could have been put into ‘turnaround’ this year, but only five were targeted
6)Derrion Albert Is Not Racist Capitalism’s First or Last Victim
7) American Apartheid: Chicago school officials announce that 42 segregated all-black elementary schools could have been put into ‘turnaround’ this year, but only five were targeted