Thursday, April 24, 2014

Chilluns: The Future of Our Country

Meanwhile in a nondescript American college...

How do we make sure that in future years “we are not as white as we are today?”

University President Bruce Shepard said it best:

There were 7 faculty searches we chose to keep open in order to search again this year. There were 3 open positions that were filled as part of dual career accommodations for current faculty.  For the 29 remaining, 58% of the hires were women and 17% were faculty of color.  Both percentages represent significant jumps up.

Every year, from this stage and at this time, you have heard me say that, if in decades ahead, we are as white as we are today, we will have failed as a university.  You showed, in the numbers I just gave, that you are not about to let such failure happen.  From the bottom of my soul – for there is nothing I care more deeply about – I say “Thank you, all.”

Such improving numbers remain, of course, just a start.
For de chilluns r yor futur!

And this is our future:


Peter said...

Talking about the future one has to realize that those you see in the video of the "last chance" school are going to go on to have children of their own a few years down the road. The girls will all have any number of children and have a welfare family, the boys will be baby daddies in between stints in prison. Most of the special education students in Chicago, meaning borderline retarded, will also go on to do so. Lots of the offspring will end up getting taken away by the state and put into foster care. Note how many people are required to mange and take care of this type of population. Also, all of those shown are pulling in an SSI check for their parent or guardian as well as being included in the household's Food Stamps. Those youth are not going anywhere. They're roaming the streets of Chicago.

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