An Education in Equality – Op-Docs | The New York Times Posted on May 31, 2019May 31, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation St Augustine's Writings on the Sacrament of MarriageIn the Library of Graphic Literature #87 featuring MOEBIUS 38 thoughts on “An Education in Equality – Op-Docs | The New York Times” Your dad is a doctor and your mom is a attorney stop complaining about "privilege" Reply It's sad people identify themselves as black, white, brown and not human Reply it reminds me of my childhood….. this is how much our parents push us ans sacrifice so we would have a better future… through education Reply I hope people stop using flash cards for math Reply This is wrong. No real high school experience. No time for him to enjoy his childhood/teenage years. Work work work until you die. Reply Black children of upper-middle class professional African-American parents (like the subject of this documentary) on average score worse on the SAT than Asian-American children of poor uneducated parents. Reply You lobs trying to keep the slaves on the plantation as long as possible make me sick. Reply I went to school, waste of time, I did learn to read and write and arithmetic in the 5-7 year period, but nothing after that. I learnt more from TV each evening, TV programs are a better way of passing on information, I have since learned how to spell words from the automatic spellcheck every computer has and grammar from grammarly and a book I found. I didn't learn anything useful after the first two years at school, the next nine years were a waste of my time. You need to know useful things, like how to cook, how to drive, how to pick up girls, so on, not equations. Reply The older you are ,. the more " different " things you think ,. ,. Reply I remember watching this documentary, but it followed 3 boys (including him), not just one… Reply Massive new study on race and economic mobility in America. Even black men born to wealthy families are less economically successful than white men. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/3/21/17139300/economic-mobility-study-race-black-white-women-men-incarceration-income-chetty-hendren-jones-porter Reply The response to Black children's behavior in school is often punitive. The disciplinary action taken is much harsher; the consequences and punishments are weightier. Reply If you’re a doctor and wife is a lawyer, you’re upper class, there’s no shame in that Reply The making of a soft AA man on tape 🤦♀️ . His Mother is confused herself, the father needs to grow a pair. Being black is not his only identity Reply BRILLIANT DOCUMENTARY POV | American Promise | https://youtu.be/RpEbvtkKt1g Reply I feel bad for the pressure this kid is under Reply There’s something wrong with a culture that makes fun of people talking with proper grammar, I.e “talking white”. Reply This is a must see for educators and students. Reply as a kid you do not want to be different it is scary, but as you get older you realise being different doesnt matter because you find that people who are different are the people who make a difference in tthe world Reply I really love this video. As a girl who's Dominican living in a suburban Texan town, I often get what I jokingly call "double dipped". Not only do I get put into the Hispanic stereotypes but I also get labeled as African American because of my skin color and facial structure. So I get treated like I'm black until I open my mouth and then they hear my hispanic accent and start calling me a Mexican. I don't want to be treated like I'm black, mexican or even hispanic. I want to get treated like a 17 year old senior girl who's fun, smart, talkative, a violinist, and a geek. Why must my appearance affect how people treat me? Sorry if this became a sort of rant but I just really connected to some of the things in the video… Reply beautifully and honestly done Reply This is amazing. Reply amazing people, as a black man when I watch these kind of documentaries, it brings so much motivation to raise my kids like they have. I've seen American Dreams and I thought if all African American parents were like you guys, the world would be completely different. BRAVO MY FRIENDS!!!! Reply Doctor and a lawyer not upper class? Reply Equality is a false God, There is more evidence supporting the existence of unicorns than equality. Reply +ember fly If you dont believe race exist then you have alot of work to do. You have to convince the black panthers, la raza, etc groups that they dont need to exist. Reply +MrTubeYou92 Thiers no such thing as white privileged. If so, then why do minority asians and jews perform better in schools than whites? and why do you automatically pretend that blacks are suppose to be high achievers in education? Look at Haiti and Africa if you dont believe me. Sorry, but it is a racial thing and MLK was wrong, were not all equal. How about these young black kids exchange education for agricultural work? They can earn credits to graduate by doing agricultural work. Reply Great Documentary! A must for African-American parents. Reply Very good, very eye opening. Reply i'm still trying to understand this. Reply I believe in equality to a point, When it gets to race and economics then I believe there is no equality because no one is equal at that point Reply Bullshit there is also white privileged and it is an institution that is much older than that of the 1%. Reply Such a smart boy. As sincere and innocent looking as he is, they don't believe him when he tells the truth. What a shame that at 11 years old, he's already expecting to be treated differently (meaning less) and has even accepted that he has to work twice as hard in order to get even. We Africans think we have it hard out here (South Africa) but it really doesn't get any easier out there in the world does it? What a shame Reply Real nice.. Reply Great short film. I wish Idris continued success. It's a shame we don't see many middle class Black families in pop culture like the Brewsters. Reply 40K/yr and you call this equality? Reply there is a 1% and a 99%, that is the only privileged Reply I really didn't like the misuse of the word "race" in this.. There is only one race: the human race. Skin color does not determine race. Maybe he was ethnically discriminated against, but he was not RACIALLY discriminated against lol.. because that would make no sense. Though his experiences saddened me. I thought New York, the melting pot of the world, would be less discriminatory than elsewhere, but actually it seems moreso 🙁 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.