Letter from the Afrocentric School in Columbus.
The City of Columbus built this K-12 school exclusively for black kids, and called in Africentric Early College. Is has a 52 acre campus, and cost a staggering $40M (well, at least $40M; when additions demanded by the community were added, the final cost was hushed up.
The goal of the city’s black leaders and advocates was to show the city and the country that a purpose built school, designed for student success would prove that the only thing holding back black academic success was inherent racism and the lack of good black teachers and top rate facilities. Their theme is “Welcome to the Motherland” and features an image of the African continent.
In today’s Columbus Dispatch, they had an article highlighting the building of a “Nubian Pyramid” on the campus (see below). The team name for sports and other elements of the school is the “Nubians” so it just seems fitting.
I am still waiting for the Euro or Germanic school purpose built for whites based on the tax dollars of those of us who actually pay taxes.
What happened to the protests and riots in the ’60s to get “integrated schools”. This apparently works one way only, since they have a 100% black student population. I assume that MLK is spinning in his grave as today, BLM bests MLK (M.L. King) in the Black community.
Additionally…do you want to know what our $40,000,000 got us? An independent school rating company (Niche), provides evaluations of all schools in the US. Guess how the Nubians are doing??? Not even in the top 50% of MAGNET schools! Reading: 52% proficiency Math: 32%!!! Only 62% even graduate, and it ends up one of the worst public schools in Columbus! See details below…depressing.
The average Africentric ACT score: 20!!!! All 3 of my kids scored over 30 on the ACT (between 31-33), and didn’t go to a $40M school. The grade school and high schools my kids attended were between 45-50 years old, with very old equipment, blackboards and chalk and kids didn’t have an I-pad or laptop (as Africentric kids do now).
In fact, the grade school the attended had no a/c, and just used fans. Both grade school and HS were Catholic schools, and the teachers were grossly underpaid. What we did have was involved and engaged parents (yes, both parents), who didn’t punch out the teacher if little Johnny didn’t get the grade he was entitled to, and made the kids study and respect their teachers and other students.
By the way, the Africentric average score of 20 on the ACT ranks as a 46.4 percentile…so despite all of the focus, the money spent, best facilities in Columbus, surrounding them with black pride, culture, teachers, coaches and mentors they still can’t score at even the midrange of all students in the US. The did win the city league basketball championship…so that’s at least something.
Bottom line, you can put lipstick on a pig, but in the end, you still have a pig. You can throw as much money, all of the cosmetic changes and fine shiny new facilities (and even a new $250K Nubian Pyramid), but this won’t change a thing until they clean up their own neighborhoods, have their parents marry and commit to raising good kids/citizens.
Sorry for the diatribe…but, oh my goodness! And you wonder why the Knockout Game, murders and rapes of whites, handicapped and others and overall mayhem exists??? The answer is right in front of us, but everyone except YOU is afraid to afraid to speak up.
Keep fighting the good fight Colin! You are my hero.
Founder’s vision of a pyramid will rise at Africentric
By Bill Bush
The Columbus Dispatch
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at 12:01 AM
*As promised at a school board meeting last year by Columbus Africentric Early College founder Charles Tennant, the “Nubian pyramid” is set to rise outside the gleaming new East Side campus that opened in January — although smaller, more modern and on a different location than the vision that inspired it.
Some construction unions have volunteered to build the structure and donate the materials. The current rendering shows a 10-foot, metal pyramid crowned by a foot-tall ankh, the ancient Egyptian symbol for eternal life that resembles a cross with a loop on top.
Kay Onwukwe, lead architect of the Africentric campus project, said the ankh might be replaced by a glass cap that lights up at night. Base lights will make the pyramid appear to be “floating” six to 10 inches off the ground at night, Onwukwe said.
Onwukwe said he tried to honor Tennant’s vision while reducing the cost down to $150,000 to $250,000, all donated by the unions.
“He wanted to make it out of brick, stone, something that has some dignity and stability,” Onwukwe said. “I tried to convince him that the engineering work would be more expensive.”
In 2016, Tennant told the school board at a meeting that the new school should have a Nubian pyramid. Ancient Nubia, in the Nile valley, was known for its gold and military prowess. Their pyramids, smaller, narrower and steeper than Egyptian pyramids, still stand.
The school’s sports teams are nicknamed the Nubians.
Tennant told The Dispatch in December that the idea came to him in a vision; he saw a 15-foot pyramid, “and it’s going to light up at night.”
While not exactly what he described, the proposal is great, said Tennant, who championed the creation of the school and has influenced its design.
“It’s kind of an abstract version,” he said.
“We have some liberty with this. It’s an art project,” said Rich Manley, training director with the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 189, which is donating materials and welders. The steel to be used is a type that purposefully rusts before a coating is applied to stop further rusting, giving it a reddish-brown look. It will be etched to resemble stone blocks.
“It will have almost like a dull shine to it,” said Jeff Carey, a welder and business agent with the Pipefitters Local 189.
Electricians and carpenters unions also are participating in the project, and it’s possible that district vocational students pursuing trades careers will help build the pyramid, said Scott Varner, spokesman for Columbus City Schools. But the tight schedule — trying to complete it before the start of school in the fall — might limit student help, he said.
The new, $40 million Africentric K-12 campus opened in January on a 52-acre site about a half-mile southeast of John Glenn Columbus International Airport, and includes the first new high school built by the district since Mifflin High School opened in 1977 and the district’s largest sports arena. The school relocated there from its old site near German Village, where it had operated since 1996.
About the Author
Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.
His new book is Knockout Game a Lie? Aww, Hell No.
Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game.
His work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine. His story about how a black man was unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend resulted in his release from state prison and was featured on Court TV, NPR, The Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune.
Thomas Sowell: ”Reading Colin Flaherty’s book made painfully clear to me that the magnitude of this problem is greater than I had discovered from my own research. He documents both the race riots and the media and political evasions in dozens of cities.” – National Review.
Sean Hannity: White Girl Bleed a Lot “has gone viral.”
Allen West: “At least author Colin Flaherty is tackling this issue (of racial violence and black on white crime) in his new book, White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it.“
Los Angeles Times: “a favorite of conservative voices.”
Daily Caller: “As the brutal “knockout” game sweeps across the U.S., one author isn’t surprised by the attacks or the media reaction. Colin Flaherty, author of the book “White Girl Bleed A Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How The Media Ignore It,” began chronicling the new wave of violence nearly a year ago — revealing disturbing racial motivations behind the attacks and a pattern of media denial.”
Alex Jones: “Brilliant. Could not put it down.”
Neal Boortz: “Colin Flaherty has become Public Enemy No.1 to the leftist media because of his research on black culture of violence.”
From the Bill Cunningham show. It is official: “Colin Flaherty is a great American.A wonderful book.”
Breitbart.com: “Prescient. Ahead of the News. Garnering attention and sparking important discussions.”
David Horowitz: “A determined reporter, Colin Flaherty, broke ranks to document these rampages in a book titled, White Girl Bleed A Lot”
Sign up for the White Girl Bleed a Lot newsletter and get a FREE preview copy of his next book, Knockout Game a Lie? Click Here to Subscribe
And you do not want to miss that video, either!