The Blogger’s attention was caught by a report posted on Bristol 2007’s Weblog about a recent brief debate on the issue of black only schools for Bristol. Here’s a part of it:
Cllr Peter Hammond [a key member of the Abolition 200 Steering Committee] was not keen on the idea of black schools. Since he believed school was a place we went for the opportunity to meet other cultures that lived around us.
There you have it. The city’s dominate liberal-left consensus view of education. And what a load sanctimonious wishy-washy liberal drivel it is. Hammond is openly admitting that our city’s education system is virtually a vehicle for an experiment in multiculturalist social engineering. And where exactly has this got us then?
Are we to believe that the rich, influential and powerful send their children to Eton “for the opportunity to meet other cultures that live around them”? Of course they don’t. They send their children to the best schools to get the best results and then get the best jobs so that they can inherit the country’s wealth, influence and power and continue to run the show for their own benefit.
Hammond’s leadership and mongrel vision provide no threat to this order whatsoever. Rather than seeking aspiration, achievement and success in our schools, Hammond is more interested in promoting nice-sounding multiculturalist banalities and using our education system to deliberately foster divisions between our children and then demand they spend their school days engaging in endless bouts of navel gazing about it.
Wonderful. And what do you get at the end of all this? Probably a load of happy multiculturalist Morrisons wage slaves just about capable of commanding £6 an hour in perpetuity.
Sod these differences the likes of Hammond want to construct for us, where petty choices over things like diet and dress and a few minor quibbles over religious belief are blown out of all proportion to form untouchable and venerated cultures demanding special treatment. Meanwhile those powerful and consuming social, economic and political realities that actually bind us together are quietly shunted to one side and ignored.
If you really want to look at the root causes of why Bristol’s schools are failing, look no further than to Hammond and his gang of liberal multiculturalists whose ideas now dominate the management of our education system. They couldn’t give a toss whether your children succeed or fail in conventional terms, so long as they’ve had their dose of fashionable multiculturalist, anti-homophobic, anti-obesity medicine.
Bristol 2007 is a bit unsure where to turn when confronted with the idea of these distinctly anti-multiculturalist black-only schools:
In our 2000s mentality in the UK, it doesn’t sound right to the ear. Surely that’s what we’ve been fighting and legislating against isn’t it? Leaving us all confused.
Indeed. On the one hand there’s Hammond’s multiculturalism. It’s been rammed down our throats at school; it dominates HE (and teacher training) and it’s all over the BBC and most other government institutions too. How could it possibly be a problem? Besides, isn’t rejecting multiculturalism the same as being – gulp – racist?
On the other hand lies reality. The reality of failing schools and, even – despite this obssession with multiculturalism – failing races. What is to be done? Continue to fail people because it feels good for white liberals?
Do you at least try to give kids a real chance at success or do you continue with a feel-good ideology of known failure? Bristol 2007 probably already knows the answer to their quandary. They just haven’t thought to apply it as a solution to this problem:
By any means necessary, comrade. By any means necessary . . .