So our school now has a new program called "fas trac". It is spelled that way so that the blac(k) kids will think it is cool. But right out of the gates this program is stupid. It is a program for black only kids that provides them with tutors and other things to help them.
First off, why do you change the spelling of a program that is supposed to help them learn to spell? Second, it would be wrong to say that black students are stupid and lazy. So why is it okay to say we are going to spend my money to give help to only black students because they are stupid and lazy?
My folks did a good job of raising us. I don't remember them ever saying it, but they instilled in us that people are people. In any group there are mostly good, and a few bad people. I tried to do the same for my kids. But this diversity promotion bullshit in Iowa City is making that impossible. Here is what my kids see every day: A bunch of black kids imported from Chicago with their pants around their asses yelling, fighting, and dragging down the school. I am sure there are nice black kids there too. But they are not the ones that stand out because they don't want to stand out. They want to get an education and make friends.
We live a couple miles from the school but if my kids want to ride the bus that my taxes pay for we have to pay an offensive amount of money for them to do so. I considered paying (a second time) to ride the bus, but then one day I got stuck behind the bus and watched who was getting on. It would seem that the only ones that can afford to ride the bus are the ones that ride it for free and it was a rough crowd. I guess that makes me a racist to say that seeing a bunch of Chicago blacks getting on a bus makes it a rough crowd, but this is from the founders of FasTrac:
The founding followed a contentious first trimester at the eastside school that saw the number of physical fights jump from six during the 2006-07 school year to 11 during the first trimester this year alone
It would seem that they are seeing the connection and that is okay since they are giving something away.
I really wish I could move out of this city. I am just sick of it.
In other good news: The courts just decided that we can spend at least $3 MILLION of my tax money to build a huge homeless shelter. Why not spend $30 million? Didn't they see Field of Dreams? IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME. Lets just fill the damn city with people that don't pay taxes and drain the system.
I never used to be this cranky about this stuff, but in a frantic effort to promote diversity in Iowa City, our city has made me this way.