Another failure by the Race Detective. Mr. Toot fails to notice raaacism in the hipster and elitist neighborhoods of Brooklyn

That Liberals are hypocrites is no great discovery. We know that they prefer your children to be bused to dangerous, and under performing school districts all the while their children either go to fancy, expensive private schools, or remain in lily white school public districts. The hipsters and progressives of the trendy and elitist Brooklyn neighborhood of DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) are exhibit 1. These Obama voters cannot stand the idea of their kids being put on a bus, sent to under performing low-income school districts where they will be robbed of their lunch money and terrorized by “children of color” (is that the same as “jeans of blue”?). Charles Johnson aka Mr. Toot, aka the Race Detective is not so surprisingly silent about liberal “raaacism” , however you can bet the mortgage that if this was a neighborhood in conservative Ft. Worth, Texas or Scottsdale, Arizona –  the tweeter tubby would go on the twitter warpath.

by Reihan Salam

Brooklyn — the Capital of Liberal Hypocrisy –  Progressive parents fight integration in their children’s public schools. I live in a small slice of Brooklyn wedged between Brooklyn Heights, one of New York’s most prosperous neighborhoods, Dumbo, a relatively new neighborhood that is essentially a forest of condominiums catering to financiers, techies, and “creative professionals,” and Farragut Houses, a sprawling public-housing complex that borders the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Though you won’t find gated communities in this part of Brooklyn, you will find buildings with doormen, which is of course a quite similar phenomenon. The retail establishments catering to affluent professionals don’t formally exclude poor residents, but their high prices do the work of explaining who is welcome and who is not. Very rich people and very poor people live side by side in this part of Brooklyn, yet their lives rarely intersect. Rich Brooklynites and poor Brooklynites do, however, share their local public schools. And as you can imagine, not all of Brooklyn’s bourgeois parents are thrilled about this fact.

Kate Taylor of the New York Times has written a fascinating report on a school rezoning in my part of town. Basically, Public School 8 in Brooklyn Heights is massively oversubscribed while Public School 307 in Vinegar Hill, right by the Farragut Houses, is undersubscribed. The city has thus proposed shifting Dumbo families from P.S. 8 to P.S. 307, which seems sensible enough. So why are parents in Dumbo so outraged? Taylor explains:

P.S. 307’s population is 90 percent black and Hispanic, and 90 percent of the students’ families receive some form of public assistance. Its state test scores, while below the citywide averages, are closer to average for black and Hispanic students, with 20 percent of its students passing the math tests and 12 percent passing the reading tests this past year. At P.S. 8, whose population is 59 percent white, with only 15 percent receiving assistance, scores are considerably above the city averages. Almost two-thirds of its students passed each test.

Taylor cites evidence that blacks and Hispanics benefit from attending integrated schools. What she does not address is whether white and Asian students attending these schools also fare better, which is the chief concern of the largely white Dumbo parents subject to this rezoning. My first instinct in reading Taylor’s story, and in observing the anguished reaction from Dumbo parents who see themselves as committed progressives, is to note their hypocrisy. As Laurie Lin recently remarked, it’s easy to imagine how these Dumbo progressives might have reacted had this story unfolded in Atlanta or Birmingham — they’d surely chalk up resistance to the rezoning to racism. More than one Dumbo parent has tried to explain to me how they’re totally different from other people who fight against integration. They explain that what they really want is a better world in which we spend far more on our public schools, not mentioning, or perhaps not knowing, that New York city spends $20,331 per pupil, almost twice as much as the national average of $10,700, and that much of this money is spent very inefficiently. Of course they want integration, they’ll tell you, but only if it entails no sacrifice on their part. “It’s more complicated when it’s about your own children,” says one Dumbo parent. Well, yes, it is more complicated, and that is exactly what every parent believes, whether they are in Brooklyn or South Boston or Kansas City.

In fairness to the progressive parents of Dumbo, their concerns are not entirely unfounded. Poor students tend to fare worse than better-off students academically, for a variety of reasons. They are also more likely to have serious behavioral problems, which is really the more pressing concern. According to Robert Cherry of Brooklyn College, these behavioral problems flow from the fact that these children face serious stresses that no child should ever have to face. Poor families are far more likely than better-off families to experience multiple-partner fertility, in which mothers have children with more than one father. Though children in some multi-partner-fertility families thrive, Cherry has observed that multi-partner fertility is associated with high levels of father abandonment and child maltreatment. Boys with absent fathers are far more likely to engage in aggression, rule breaking, and delinquency than boys living with both parents, and they are also far more likely to face multiple suspensions. (Indeed, these problems are so pronounced for boys raised in single-mother-headed households that one wonders whether single-sex schools staffed with teachers with specialized training might be the best way to give these boys a fighting chance at succeeding in school.)

The central challenge facing teachers and administrators in high-poverty schools is that many of their students are raised in chaotic households. Disruptive behavior is a far more potent problem among adolescents than it is among elementary schoolers, to be sure. But the central challenge facing teachers and administrators in high-poverty schools is that many of their students are raised in chaotic households, and these students need a great deal of individualized care and attention. When students from stable families learn alongside students from unstable families, there is good reason to believe that students from the latter backgrounds benefit. It is also true, however, that teachers with students from difficult backgrounds often have no choice but to devote less time to instruction and more time to maintaining order and discipline in their classrooms than is ideal. The effects of being raised in a chaotic household can last for a lifetime. In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough describes the work of researchers at Kaiser Permanente who found a powerful correlation between the health status of adults and whether or not the adults in question had experienced various traumas as children. Adults who had been abused as children, or who had lived through a divorce or with a parent who was incarcerated or addicted to drugs or alcohol, were more likely to suffer from heart disease, depression, and alcoholism, among other maladies. And of course these health problems are difficult and expensive to treat. Our failure to seriously address the problem of family breakdown is having baleful consequences not just for children attending our public schools — it will be a problem for decades to come, as these children age and as they carry their childhood traumas with them through life.

I don’t expect the progressive parents of Dumbo to be thrilled about the prospect of sending their children to P.S. 307. But my hope is that they will come to appreciate that their children are no better than the poor children growing up in their midst, and that what these children need, and what all children need, is what their own children tend to take for granted: stable, loving parents who are capable of keeping them safe.

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112 Comments on “Another failure by the Race Detective. Mr. Toot fails to notice raaacism in the hipster and elitist neighborhoods of Brooklyn”

  1. Daedalus says:

    NYC Public Schools suck. If you are Hispanic or Black, they do not even bother teaching you. All the money goes to line the pockets of the teacher unions.

    • Speranza says:

      Pretty much.

    • rightymouse says:

      I don’t care for NYC at all. It’s dirty, noisy, crowded & EXPENSIVE. The quality of life sucks. Ohio may not be for everyone, but we live on 6 acres that cost us the same as a cupboard in NYC.

      • Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

        I live on a little island with more deer than people. I hate when I have to go to a city. Cities suck. Traffic drives my blood pressure up. So does the noise and stank.

      • rightymouse says:

        Agreed. I grew up in Bangkok and the city is noisy, crowded, but our homes on remote side streets were marvelous. And I’ve lived in Los Angeles, which is the armpit of hell. The pollution was so bad there (liberals, take note), that I developed severe allergies to the smog. Once I moved to Ohio, I didn’t need cortisone shots in my back any more. And when the sun shines, it’s not through a grey, overcast, smoggy sky.

      • rightymouse says:

        And don’t get me started on the DC/VA Beltway area. I’d rather slit my wrists than live in that hell-hole again.

      • I moved from the National Crapital Region to Ohio this past spring. So much better here.

    • rightymouse says:

      Plus, if you choose the right areas, the public schools are ok and there are lots of private schools that are excellent.

  2. kbdabear says:

    What are you worried about Toot? Don’t your superior coding skills CRUSH those ads and adware as you laugh about their attempts to bypass your badass security BLOCKS?

  3. kbdabear says:

    Well Toot, Ben Carson’s doctorate in medicine doesn’t stop you from claiming he knows no science

  4. kbdabear says:

    And Toot has a “solid background in science” because he reads sciencey periodicals and votes Democrat

    • kbdabear says:

      So how does an associates degree which is a 2 year degree in chemistry make him an expert on meteorology and climatology? Or a bachelors in engineering like Nye?

      I suppose those are better credentials than a GED

      • Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

        Listen: he agrees with the libturd line on Climate Chaos OMFG!!1!, so he must know his science. Chunky will not be commenting on Pope Francis’s scientific views regarding abortion, however. The Cool Pope is hewing to the traditional pro-life stance of the Catholic Church. 😆

      • ISpeakJive says:

        It wasn’t even an Associate Degree. It was equivalent to a certificate from a trade-oriented community college that he got when he was 19.

        SOLID SCIENCE BACKGROUND!!!!

        Well, more than Chunky has, anyway.

      • Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

        Obviously he can’t be that bright, or he’d see that he’s being played like a Stradivarius toot at the Donkey Show.

      • Charlatan, here’s an avowed Creationist™ who knows Science!!!!®. How is that possible?

      • Arachne says:

        Also, since he has a “solid background in science” his condemnation of abortion and birth control should be followed as well, right, Fatass?

    • Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

      Don’t forget. He watches Bill Nye. And he knows REGEX.

    • Arachne says:

      So do I dipshit. I took physics, chemistry, physical anthropology, biology, astronomy, med school level anatomy and statistics at the University level. Now shut the fuck up. No retweetses. People are embarrassed for you.

    • Minnow says:

      And, irregardless, the point stands that Barry has a solid background in GED-ness and the writing competence of an seventh grader.

      – not to mention the emotional maturity of an eleven year old girl, and the physique of a hippopotamus.

      oh yeah….. and the IQ of an idiot!

      🙂

  5. Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

    The Pope’s associates degree sure got him a lot further in life than Gustavo’s. 😦

    • Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

      Chunky’s Science Detector hasn’t beeped a single time about Ahmed, since the rest of the world began laughing at this pathetically-weak hoax, which Our Big Load Of Dumbth bought hook, line and sinker.

      Yesterday, he was seen tiptoeing guiltily away from the scene of the fireworks factory inferno. 😆

      • ISpeakJive says:

        He falls for everything that comes by!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

        And has for the last 15 years or so at least. Probably for his entire life.

        “The Most Gullible Man in the Universe”

    • OLT's Must Be An LGF'r says:

      “Ajax Smith” is rather persistent, is he not?

  6. kbdabear says:

  7. kbdabear says:

    Toot still won’t admit he’s a sucker who fell for a hoax.

    “Weird little diagrams”? Maybe it’s for people like Toot who can’t reverse engineer a coffeemaker.

    Maybe he should have stolen an animated GIF from another blog

    • Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

      The fat grossero can’t believe he’s been duped agin! 😆

    • Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

      So what’s the party line? Is he denying that that’s a Radio Shack alarm clock, or is he in the “it doesn’t matter” camp?

      • Arachne says:

        His downfall is always to double down on the false narrative. Now we can add “Ahmed’s Science Experiment” to the list. Have you ever noticed how when they know they look foolish the first thing they do is whine about people making fun of them.

    • Voltaire's Crack says:

      Says the guy that can’t distinguish his own physique in briefs from that of Mark Weiner.

      Chuck: Here dude, have a Cheetoh. (crunch crunch)

      Dude: That’s not a Cheetoh bro.

      Chuck: Gulp. Oops.

  8. kbdabear says:

    Lies about selling fetal body parts? PP doesn’t deny selling them, they deny that they had a profit motive for doing so, that it was all for #SCIENCE and curing every illness. Even you were going along with that story last week Toot, that anti-women RWNJ’s were standing in the way of #SCIENCE! all because PP wanted only to cover their shipping costs

  9. Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

    Chunky’s spirit animal at work.

  10. Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

    “…the progressive parents of Dumbo”

    Heheheheheh.

  11. Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

    Who gives a crap about Apple?

  12. ISpeakJive says:

    What is this “delete your account” thing?
    I see it all over. Is it supposed to be clever or something?

  13. Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

  14. Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

  15. rightymouse says:

    Go see a Doctor, Gussy! Good grief!! Emergency rooms have to take you even if you don’t have insurance, even though you’re supposed to have insurance because Obama said so.

  16. Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

    Stainless steel nuts.

  17. JimboXL says:

    It is the height of comedy to see the voracious anti-Christian progressives, those spewing their hate each and every day toward a cross or anyone tweeting family values now lecturing those who are critical of the Pope’s messaging.

  18. Lol.... says:

    watch johnson tweets. he is rethinking his sympathy….

    • Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

      Yes. That’s the sorry situation. I must be a psychopath, paid off by Big Evil Corporation. Where the frig is my check, btw? 😡

  19. Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

    There’s that angry muttering from the garage, again. What do you think is going on in there?

    I get intense sometimes.
    2 minutes ago
    Kicks dirt.
    3 minutes ago
    We happy few.
    4 minutes ago
    A Streetcar Named Desire
    5 minutes ago
    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    5 minutes ago
    Bruce Born to Run
    6 minutes ago
    Froze up inside.
    8 minutes ago
    Pope Francis is the best Pope ever.
    8 minutes ago
    Colorado is a good place to die.
    11 minutes ago
    Tangled Up in Blue
    11 minutes ago

  20. Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

    Now he’s just tweeting random words. 😆

  21. Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

    Gosh golly. Clock boy didn’t win the Google science fair. Some blond girl did with something that was stupider than a clock transplanted into a pencil box. All her invention does is detect ebola.

    http://www.techinsider.io/olivia-hallisey-won-the-google-science-fair-with-a-fast-test-for-ebola-2015-9

    Damn white privilege.

    • Minnow says:

      Hahahaha… to see little Muhamed the Phony go head to head with brilliance would be awesome.

      He would be ushered out the door in about one minute.

      But Obama, Barry and every other pantywaist in this country is still rooting for the little colored kid.

      -as if that mattered.

      These young people are solving real problems.

      Muhamed the dickwad is starting trouble because he is an attention whore.

      Spit.

  22. Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! He’s still beating this dead donkey.

    • Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

      P.S. That was for livefreeor die.

    • kbdabear says:

      Associates degree in Chemistry. I have one in Computer Science

      So by Toot’s credentials criteria, I have extensive scientific background

      Even then Toot, a chemistry degree doesn’t mean you know shit about climate any more than knowing how to string a Stratocaster makes you a master musician

    • trebob ( . Y . ) says:

      Hmm.. Ben Carson, 4 years undergrad with a degree in psychology, 4 more years to get his M.D., a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery, and pediatrics, and he was the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Yet, with all that background because he believes in creation, per Charles, he’s doesn’t know anything about science.

      The Pope who got the equivalent of a 2 year degree in Chemistry, but also believes in creation, has an “extensive” scientific background.

      And all this was tweeted within the last 48 hours. Charles doesn’t even realize how big a fool he makes of himself.

      • Arachne says:

        Not even an associates degree, actually, as was pointed out, more like an enhanced trade school certification. So I guess all those people with ADVANCED degrees, many of them in the actual science of meteorology, who think man-made global warming (climate change/whatever they’re calling it now) are just a bunch of hacks who don’t know what they’re talking about. Okaaaay.

        Oh, and you just know if the Pope said he didn’t believe in the theory of climate change, Porky would be the first one saying “what does he know – he barely has a trade school degree in chemistry.”

      • Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

        And they’re BOTH creationists!

    • So, Charlatan, you have an extensive background in music [chortle], that’s why you’re, ah, never mind.

      • Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

        When I have my opera finished in about a year, we’ll compare notes (yes that was a bad pun).

  23. Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

    Racist islamophobe.

    • Arachne says:

      Says the man who used to DM with Neal Rauhauser, bosom buddy of Brett Kimberlin.

      I see Allan Brauer, dirtbag extraordinaire, is still your butt buddy as well. Wished any kids would die recently Allan?

  24. Minnow says:

    Not new exactly – but cool just the same…..

  25. Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

    Like clockwork, even after the big spin-out and two-day refractory period. 😆

    Whatever.
    41 minutes ago
    Got your six.
    42 minutes ago
    Shit.
    45 minutes ago
    So fucking fabulous.
    46 minutes ago
    Tricked you up with your bullshit.
    47 minutes ago
    I’d have gone for “There Ain’t Know.”
    48 minutes ago
    Because.
    49 minutes ago
    You won’t get it.
    1 hour ago
    Jimmy don’t I know you’re name.
    1 hour ago
    Fucking weirdo. @realDonaldTrump
    1 hour ago

    • Pakimon {_(",)_} says:

      Gus strikes me as a pressure cooker ready to explode.

      The late night bitter and angry Twitter mumblings coupled with his plaintive bleats about the job market in Denver tells me that Gus’ days squatting rent-free in his current garage abode are numbered.

      I’m thinking his two day hiatus were spent looking for another place to squat rent free but had no luck.

      In this economy, people value their dishwashers. 😆

      • Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

        He appears to be living on the ragged edge, but he’s been there for a long time, so I don’t necessarily see any real change happening. There’s always another flophouse, for the chronically indigent. It’s just a damn shame nobody will pay him for tweeting all day. Same goes for Fatass — these guys are at it all day, every day, and they barely get a retweet from a few confused kids here and there. Tragic.

      • Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

        There actually are paid tweeters, just like there are paid comments trolls and wiki editors. But Gus is too unpredictable.

      • ISpeakJive says:

        “A penny a tweet”
        “A penny a tweet”
        “Please, sir, may I have a penny a tweet?”

        Holds out begging bowl.

  26. Pakimon {_(",)_} says:

    Passing out drunk every night on a cold cement floor would explain the “neck problems”.

    As far as left index finger doing “weird things”, that’s most likely a precursor for the next symptoms.

    Namely, hairy palms and failing eye sight. 😆

  27. Arachne says:

    From the Pope’s biography, via Snopes:

    According to the pontiff’s official biography on the Vatican’s web site, Pope Francis “graduated as a chemical technician” before entering the priesthood,”

    So the Pope’s extensive scientific background in chemistry, to put it in terms you can understand, dumbass, makes him the guy who tunes Jeff Beck’s guitar during a concert.

      • Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

        I’m so over this papal visit. Sorry, Daedalus! 😆

        He seems like a nice guy and all, but he’s been co-opted by the Left for the climate change jibba-jabba, and then they pretend as if his traditional views on everything else are irrelevant. Just like they ignore the horrors of Islam, they are able to ignore the fact that this pope is traditional on such little items as divorce, homosexuality, and abortion. The Church has always been pro-“little guy,” in terms of supporting socialist measures near and dear to the libturded heart. He’s no different than any recent pope, aside from his cheerful demeanor and personal charm. And no “Nazi Youth Brigade”-background, of course.

      • Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

        In Chunky’s view, Francis’s work as a bouncer would qualify him to fight for the heavyweight championship of boxing, or MMA, if he also took a yoga class.

  28. rightymouse says:

    Boehner’s resigning in October.

  29. Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

    http://twitter.com/gus_802/statuses/647406488474906624

    When the bum in your garage is all choked-up about the GOP honcho retiring, you know it’s time for a change. 😆

  30. ISpeakJive says:

    This story is getting ancient, but this is interesting. The father had the cops put the cuffs back on his son, so the daughter could take the picture that got published. And the family is going on a vacation to SAUDI ARABIA with all the donated money.

    I wish they’d stay there for good.

    http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/092215-772291-did-muslim-clock-boy-perpetrate-hoax.htm

    • Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

      You have to hand it to the Muslim con-artists, for pulling one over on the school, the cops, the MSM, and nearly the entire Left. No credit for duping Chunky, as a guppie in a fishbowl could easily do that.

    • Because yooge olo (•Y•) says:

      It’d be funnier n shit if they ended up getting trampled to death there.

  31. Octopus ¯\_(''-)_/¯ says:

    SSDD 😆

    Nothing will change until you change, Gustavo. No more booze and weed, no more tweeting all day, and start looking for honest work. You’re not an architect, or an aviation engineer, or an expert on anything besides sucking up. There’s work to be had in that field, I know.

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