School Blues: Is Your Child Being Treated And Graded Fairly?

- By Bossip Staff

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After a particularly frustrating week with some the teaching staff at my son’s school, I happened to stumble upon a short video titled “The System of Racial Inequality.” In this just over 60 second soundbyte, a white woman, Tilman Smith, who has experience in the education system, pretty much confirmed my greatest concern with a certain race of teacher and my son. Her brief dialogue was alarming when describing the way white teachers tend to judge children based simply on race of school-aged black boys in particular. Smith gave an example and explained how white teachers would think highly of an “animated and cheeky” white boy in the class, label him “smart” and would all but dismiss his behavior because, “boys will be boys.” On the other hand, however, if a black child in the class displayed the same behavior she wouldn’t be so quick to think his “animated and cheeky” demeanor is smart but instead would raise an eyebrow and take mental note that, “I might need to keep an eye on him…”
[MadameNoire]

Would You Get A Tattoo At Whole Foods?

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American supermarket chain specializing in organic food, Whole Foods, is getting expanding their business portfolio this year. According to Bloomberg, the companies Co-Chief Executive Officer Walter Robb is looking to appeal to millennial, “budget-conscious shoppers.” This initiative also includes a new line of lower-priced grocery stores 365 by Whole Foods Market. “There’s a number of smaller-store competitors out there that are doing a nice job,” Robb told Bloomberg. “We don’t see any reason why we can’t go participate in that part of the market as well with our 365 by Whole Foods offer — it’s going to be unique.” Unique is definitely the word to explain this announcement. The Whole Foods website states, “Friends of 365 may be any type of business — from food and drinks to fashion, body care products, record shops and tattoo parlors, inside 365 stores and on its outdoor patios…
[MadameNoire]

Future To Be Musical Guest On Saturday Night Live In March

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Future‘s 2015 was was a top notch but his 2016 may be even better. The Atlanta rapper will be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live on March. Another win for the “Jumpman” rapper is his latest album, EVOL, landing at no. 1 on the Billboard album chart. That would be his third numero uno album in just over six months. One hiccup in Future’s flow is getting sued for $15M by his baby mama Ciara, though. Jonah Hill will be the host while Future will hold down musical guest duties on SNL on March 5.
[HipHopWired]


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