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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal believes that it’s appropriate to call Black people “colored” in 2016. During a speech in which he continued to push the Amendment 1 bill that would allow the state of Georgia to takeover failing schools, Deal said, “The irony of some of the groups who are opposing doing something to help these minority children is beyond my logic. If you want to advance the state of ‘colored people,’ start with their children.”

Deal later said that he was referring to the NAACP who have opposed the bill. He hinted that he was using a pun on the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. But the use of language by Deal was wrong and offensive on many levels.

As governor of a state, he should know that it’s racist and an insult to refer to Black people as “colored.” Even if he didn’t agree with the NAACP’s stance, he must have the wherewithal to not use that word. Furthermore, his use of “these minority children” and “their children” creates a sense of separatism instead of inclusion. The problem becomes based off of race instead of it being a state issue.

But the NAACP and other Black leaders in Atlanta understand why the Amendment 1 bill is flawed. Because public schools are given funds from the U.S. government, state officials aren’t allowed to have access to the money. But if Gov. Deal and the state of Georgia can take over the public schools, they would be able to have access to the funds provided by the government. There isn’t proof that the state of Georgia would misuse the funds, but it’s not in the good interest of the community for state politicians to dictate how the funds are spent. Especially in a state where the governor has a history of fraud.

Overall, Gov. Deal is out of touch with Blacks in his state and he proved it by the language that he used. He’s also attempting to implement a flawed bill that will not drastically improve “failing” schools.

A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents music, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

  • Sol Rothstein

    SO SHIT…Who cares…

    Is this important ??? …The facts are BLACK/colored — CHILDREN need help !!!

    • https://disqus.com/home/channel/realitytvcelebrities/ Dunit

      No. The fact is the governor is attempting to inject race into a nonracial situation, so he can misapropriate funds. It’s about control. Do you see how he did that? Now he can drum up white support where he wouldn’t have received it had he not offended the “colored” people.

      • marcia-carter

        It’s been 1 yr since I decided to abandon my office work and I never felt better in my life… I started to work from comfort of my house, for a company I found online, several hours each day, and I earn much more than i did on my previous work… My last month payment was for $9k… Awesome thing about this is that i have more time with my kids… http://korta.nu/MDe

      • Sol Rothstein

        Why are BLACKS in that situation, to start with. WE have been free for 200 yrs. Explain why BLACKS are still poor.

        • https://disqus.com/home/channel/realitytvcelebrities/ Dunit

          Explain why more whites are poor. They’ve literally had every advantage in life; a three hundred year head start. It’s sad really that all of them are not doing better.

          • Sol Rothstein

            That’s a very EASY QUESTION TO ANSWER…Most poor whites, are either lazy, uneducated or on drugs.

            There are not many POOR WHITES when you look at comparisons as to Total WHITE POPULATION vs poor whites. This translates into about 20% of the total white population being POOR…

            NOW when you compare the TOTAL BLACK POPULATION to Poor Blacks that is upside down…It translates to about 75% of the total Black population being poor. 15% of Blacks are middle class and only about 10% are wealthy.

            So again, BLACKS have no reason to be as poor as we are…

          • https://disqus.com/home/channel/realitytvcelebrities/ Dunit

            That’s not true. Nearly half of all white americans paid zero in income taxes last year. That means they did not earn enough income to generate a tax burden. White Americans have never been denied the benefit to generate wealth, or forced to work without wages, whites have never been denied the ability to pass wealth from one generation to the next via inheritances, whites have never not been allowed to attend public schools, white Americans have never not been allowed to have high paying management positions, whites have never been prohibited from attending certain colleges and universities. The government did not misuse eminent domain to target white wealth by underpaying whites for land in the same neighborhood blacks were paid twice as much for, so whites really have no reason to have half their race unable to pay income tax. It really is rediculous.

          • Sol Rothstein

            Liar…

            Middle Class WHITES pay the majority of TAXES…followed by RICH WHITES…

            RICH WHITES pay the highest share of taxes in the USA…

            Stop the Fucking lies…NIGGERS like you are nothing more than FUCKING LIARS…

            Who can believe a NIGGER…Answer only other NIGGERS.

          • https://disqus.com/home/channel/realitytvcelebrities/ Dunit

            There are twice as many whites on welfare than there are blacks. The number of whites on welfare is in fact equal to the entire black population. The amount whites pay in taxes is exceeded by the amount of social security, Medicare, subsidies, grants and other government public benefits received by whites. Because you are not intelligent enough to articulate your viewpoint without using racially offensive language I am going to block you and I will not be further conversing with you. Have a good night.

          • https://disqus.com/home/channel/realitytvcelebrities/ Dunit

            There are a lot of whites on welfare though. Sixty million. That’s more than the entire black US population. That’s a lot.

          • Sol Rothstein

            Dunit…

            Please stop talking stupid…BLACK FOLKS only account for 14% of the ENTIRE population of the USA.

            So for you to not understand that BLACKS are a Drain on USA, I am not going to keep telling you the FACTS…

            – Blacks account for over 52% of all VIOLENT CRIME in the USA

            – Blacks account for over 70% of OUT OF WEDLOCK babies in the BLACK community.

            – Blacks account for 10 Billion dollars going to KOREANS and creating more Korean Millionaire over Black Millionaires.

            – Black account for MORE low performing test results.

            *** NOTE…If you take out BLACK TEST SCORES, the USA is the NUMBER #1 country in the WORLD…

            This equates to BLACKS BEING A DRAIN on the USA.

        • https://disqus.com/home/channel/realitytvcelebrities/ Dunit

          IMO all schools should receive the same funding and resources to begin with. I’m not even sure if closing failing schools is a bad idea. I think discrimination is compounded when underfunded schools are ostracized and remain in lower income districts.

          • Sol Rothstein

            Sir, the schools are not the problem. Charlotte, NC proved this point. An Asian child from POVERTY low performing school, out performed MIT college students in Math, Science and Reading.

            That’s shutting down the argument that it’s funding.

          • https://disqus.com/home/channel/realitytvcelebrities/ Dunit

            No it does not. The Asians come here and say American high schools are the equivalent of their Elementary schools in math. And was the Asian kid’s parents and grandparents prevented fom attending public schools? Did the government create crack and pump it into his neighborhood? Did the government declare his grandparents 3/5 of a person? Did the government steal his grandfather’s land via eminent domain? Did the government capture the Asians child’s father and incarcerate him for 20 years for the same offense whites do without consequence? Was the Asian child working full time to help provide for his family because his parents were discriminated against in the workplace? Black Americans have had a very unique experience in America. Foreigners come to America and get the benefits set aside for blacks to atone for previous atrocities, but did not have to overcome the same roadblocks.

          • Sol Rothstein

            The Asians are BORN here not imported…DUMB ASS..

            Why make excuses for BLACKS being INFERIOR to other races…

            WE are a bunch of DUMB ASS people, and we don’t focus…

            Plain and Simple.

  • https://disqus.com/home/channel/realitytvcelebrities/ Dunit

    The U.S. invests all it’s resources in rich and white students. Upper middle class schools receive the majority of resources. In the US poor kids are intentionally left out and left behind. In Singapore, students who need extra help get it. They get more teachers and teachers who specialize in students who are behind. In other countries, these students not only get more teachers, but also the best teachers. Students come to school earlier in the day, stay longer, or come in on Saturday. In Hong Kong students receive supplementary lessons, extracurricular activities. In Shanghai, city schools are paired with rural schools serving low-income students. The city schools help the rural schools with curriculum, instructional strategies, and management systems. The career ladder for principals and teachers is structured so that city teachers and school administrators cannot climb the ladder without providing this kind of help to schools serving large numbers of disadvantaged students. Japan subsidizes voluntary activities undertaken by university students to help families that need it, assisting low-performing students with their homework, tutoring them, and helping parents interact with the school system. And unlike the US ability grouping is largely avoided. Schools with high concentrations of low-performers get more teachers and are often asked to partner with high-performing schools. The teachers in schools with high concentrations of low-income students make the same amount of money as teachers in schools serving students in wealthy communities, unlike the United States, where they typically make less. Teachers as a whole are also more likely to make more money relative to the high status professions than is the case in the United States.