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    I have just realised that a lot of african and carribean originated kids in
    london are starting to severely underperform at school, I am not speaking for the general population because there are obviously some really smart black kids out there, but for those that aren't all that smart, and ones that result to joining gangs and doing criminal activities such as stabbing, assault and just sometimes being violent and intimidating. Why do they result to acting like this?

    I would like to hear peoples opinions on this
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    That is why.
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    cuz all ma bossmanz hu are black and dah fink dey r bad. if they *** dwn 2 my yard dey wil get sparked and shanked yeh my mandems merk 24/77!

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    You're from Dagenham, what do you expect? Not all black kids are tearaways :rolleyes:
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    Probably because nowadays no one is scared of gangstas but terrorists. So gangstas and terrorists and now 2 major ennmies.
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    They just are. And have been for decades. This is not a new phenomena
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    (Original post by h4mza)
    Probably because nowadays no one is scared of gangstas but terrorists. So gangstas and terrorists and now 2 major ennmies.
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    (Original post by lilzoldier)
    I have just realised that a lot of african and carribean originated kids in
    london are starting to severely underperform at school, I am not speaking for the general population because there are obviously some really smart black kids out there, but for those that aren't all that smart, and ones that result to joining gangs and doing criminal activities such as stabbing, assault and just sometimes being violent and intimidating. Why do they result to acting like this?

    I would like to hear peoples opinions on this
    Essentially peer pressure.

    And you can bang on about the socio-economic background, family, the school they go to, prevalent in inner city areas and all that... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by lilzoldier)
    I have just realised that a lot of african and carribean originated kids in
    london are starting to severely underperform at school, I am not speaking for the general population because there are obviously some really smart black kids out there, but for those that aren't all that smart, and ones that result to joining gangs and doing criminal activities such as stabbing, assault and just sometimes being violent and intimidating. Why do they result to acting like this?

    I would like to hear peoples opinions on this
    This isn't anything new, its been well known for many years that many black and ethnic minority groups underperform in education. Its often a result of many things, poverty (black and some ethnic minority groups often live in more deprived areas which results in children attending poorer schools where there isn't really a high expectation for them to achieve), there is negative stereotyping, often from a young age black boys in particular are singled out as trouble makers. Often teachers don't even realise they are singling the student out, I remember in a study I was reading, a white boy threw a pen across the room and it was ignored, whereas when the black boy did it, he was told off.

    Also look at role model images, how often is it that educated black men and women who have achieved great success are shown in schools, often all you hear about it rappers etc.
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    (Original post by Jeffy91)
    Mr Bean dances perfectly to this Dubstep track I'm :music: to :gah:
    He always dances perfectly. This image never lies.
 
 
 
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