Dr. Wright's hits just kept on coming Sunday night...
If you missed my syndicated piece that took on the pablum Dr. Wright put forward in his softball visit with Bill Moyers take a look at this: Dr. Wright: Choosing Hate over Hope
But his keynote speech to the NAACP last night continued the crass, generalized prejudiced stereotype racism that Dr. Wright so obviously lives
Just some of the highlights:
Comparing "African American children and European American children is like comparing apples and rocks."
European American children are left brained... meaning cognitive in learning style - meaning they are analytical and logical, and learn from object lessons.
African American children are right brained... meaning creative in learning style and they learn from people...
I can't even begin to describe the amount of useless silliness besides lack of medical or scientific proof that such a theory holds. Is Dr. Wright arguing that the ethnicity and color of a child's skin determines whether they are creative or not? Is he arguing that there are few Blacks who can make a logical argument? Does he also hold the theory that blacks have an extra muscle in their foot that makes them run faster or jump higher?
And don't even get me started on his explanation about why the kids in his "desegregated classrooms" couldn't stand still behind a desk and couldn't help themselves from swinging from the chandeliers are "gettin' all up" on the desks and the like...
I'm sorry Dr. Wright, lack of self control - no matter what age doesn't add up to just needing to be taught in a different "learning style..."
How do I know?
Because I'm whitey white, father to a son who is about 12 shades darker than Dr. Wright, and while my son is nearly the perfect model of social propriety in places like classrooms, I on the other hand constantly got in trouble for talking when I shouldn't, fidgeting at all hours day and night... etc.
I also ended up being what could easily be classified as a "creative learning style learner" - music by intuition, sports by imitation, and I have to admit - I didn't much care for the books.
So - I must be - according to the stunning intellect of Dr. Jeremiah Wright - a black child!