Heather Mac Donald: "Same lack of socialization" that leads black teenagers to commit murder "is also affecting student behavior"
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From the April 6 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight:
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HEATHER MAC DONALD: The premise underlying this Obama policy was completely false. It assumes, without even trying to prove, that there can be no behavioral disparities between black and white students.
Well, if you look at crime rates, if you look at the fact that black males between the ages of 14 and 17 commit homicide at ten times the rate of white and Hispanic male teens combined, it's not surprising that in the classroom, the same lack of socialization that leads to those wildly disproportionate rates of violent crime is also affecting student behavior.
And we should be concerned about that behavior, try to get at its root causes, and not blame teachers for the completely phantom, specious idea that they are racist.
TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Well, that's -- I mean, that's kind of exactly the point. One, this was not a science-based conclusion, it was purely ideological and not rooted in reality at all. Two, it doesn't help anybody to say just change the numbers and ignore the root causes.
MAC DONALD: There's a very brave black teacher in St. Paul, Aaron Benner, who opposed, as strongly as he could, the very left-wing radical policies of the St. Paul school district and said, "I am not helping my black students by winking at their school violence" --
MAC DONALD: -- "Because you know what's going to happen? They're going to end up raping or murdering somebody, and they'll end up in prison." And he basically had to leave his school for speaking truth to power.
CARLSON: It's grotesque because you're exactly right, it does no service to the kids themselves.