Tuesday, 10 April 2007

BLACK FATHERS TO BLAME?

The Telegraph newspaper website writes that the National Union of Teachers (NUT) urged Black fathers to take greater responsibility for their children's education to stop teenage boys turning to gun crime and gang culture.

The NUT claim many black boys had an "anti-academic" disposition but it was up to schools, parents and the pupils themselves to turn this situation around.

The issue of rap artists glamorising gun crime crept into the article also and it was stated that “many Afro-Caribbean parents themselves who have children at school have been socialised in a culture of low expectations and low aspirations".

To read the Telegraph article please click here.

I would just like to ask whether this is the “demonising” of black youth (males in particular) or do black youth have a problem with education and crime that other youth don’t? Or possibly is this a cultural problem – are black fathers to blame?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

many Afro-Caribbean parents themselves who have children at school have been socialised in a culture of low expectations and low aspirations.

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