Your experiences as a high school student

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  1. Giles Daldanus

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    What was high school like for you? Do you miss your teenage years and do you still keep in touch with your friends from back then? Were there many students from immigrant backgrounds in your school and did you find it easy to get along with those from other races and/or different cultures? I was somewhat shy, but also relatively socially active and have many fond memories from my high school years. I studied for a number of years in Canada (graduated in 2005) and can't say that students and staff struck me as too politically correct, but extra-curricular events that emphasized learning about the various European cultures were rarely organized. I still attend class reunions and don't feel that I have drifted apart from my high school buddies in terms of interests.
     
  2. BoxingSpecialist2

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    Like you, I also attended high school in Canada - Toronto specifically and I graduated from my High School in 2006. So we must be of a similar age. Today I am 24.

    Personally I did find the educational curriculum to be largely anti-white, however, in my own experience this bias is more so concentrated at a younger age than high school, say Canadian Grade Schools (say, grades 2 to 6). At that age I essentially learned in the classroom that the white man was evil and responsible for all human rights crimes in all of history including; stealing and raping the land away from North American Natives, oppressing Natvies and Negroes and enslaving them, and oppressing women by not giving them rights and freedoms.

    I don't dispute that what whites did to Natives was wrong, and I don't dispute that it happened, but what I do take issue with is the way it is presented to kids in school because it encourages white guilt, white self hatred, and moreover it is a limited historical narrative (there's just as heinous crimes committed by nonwhites which are conveniently overlooked). I think this is dangerous and can be considered abusive because it makes many white children uncomfortable and makes them hate themselves on some level. This is the origin of white guilt and self hatred for many whites in Canada.

    Curriculum aside, I attended a very multicultural highschool. Toronto is a very urban, multicultural city, it's been said that other than Miami, Florida, Toronto is the most diverse city in the world. I don't mind it to be honest, in some ways its good so long as everyone is peaceful, obeys the law, and respects others. I think multiculturalism would work better in Toronto if there were no blacks here though.

    At my highschool, there were Browns (Indians, Pakistanis), Whites (mostly 4th and 5th generation Canadian who have no ties to or understanding of Europe whatsoever, sad because that is their own race's history), Arabs and Persians, East Asians (mostly Chinese), and Blacks. It's hard to estimate exact numbers, but here's a guess of the representation at my highschool in Toronto:

    40% Brown
    25% White
    20% Black
    7.5% East Asian
    7.5& Middle Eastern and other

    That's basically the racial composition of my highschool in Canada. I lived in a middle class area. Some schools in Toronto will be more Arab, more white, more black, or more East Asian, just depends what part of the city you're in. As a white man I was a minority but to be honest I got along well with everyone. Personally, I don't really like associating with black people so I usually didn't spend any time with black people. Just not my style.

    In high school I had white friends, brown friends, and Middle Eastern friends and during highschool I also dated many Middle Eastern Muslim girls. I actually dated a girl from Afghanistan for a couple years in high school but we eventually broke up. Middle Easterns are Caucasian and I have a pro-Caucasian view so that works well for me. Some Persians are also white.

    Personally for friends I prefer whites, or Middle Easterns. Brown is also OK, East Asian is doable sometimes.

    I am pro-white and pro-Caucasian which means I support white rights, but more than just white rights I also support all Caucasians which includes a majority of fair skinned people and many Arabs and Persians.

    At one point in my Highschool time, I even joined my school's "Christian Club", even though I am not Christian and I don't believe in the Bible. The reason I joined that club is because it was the closest thing we had to a "white or European heritage" group. I discussed with some Euro guys at the school that we should make a European heritage club, but it never went anywhere, we werent very academic! If I could go back I would definitely have followed through on that.

    I keep in touch with some highschool friends, mainly through facebook, 1 or 2 guys I actually hang out with and party with still. I don't keep in touch with any of my Muslim ex girlfriend's from highschool.

    All in all my highschool years were pretty enjoyable! I don't have any regrets really, but 2 things I wonder about is how my life would be different if I didn't date those same girls in highschool and maybe if I dated other girls, or just stayed single, might have had more fun, and maybe I should have been a bit more active in school clubs, I didn't really do that and kinda missed out.

    I am a huge fitness guy though, I'm always in tip-top shape, I have a lean swimmer's build, nicely toned, and that came to me in highschool. I was always in the boxing gym after school or in the weight room, which was a great thing I picked up at that age and still exercise constantly today! I don't do boxing any more because of my profession, but I still exercise daily as a lifestyle (weights, stay fit, cardio etc.)
     
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    in highschool the best momment was when we took part in a soccer tournament, organized over one year
    we did 2 "seasons" of it
    we were pretty bad as none of us knew how to play soccer but it was fun, our best year was the second one because we became stronger physically and we actually won a lot of games
    many many fun memories
     
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    I enjoyed high school for the most part. My school was about 65% percent white, 20%Mexican, and 15% black. For the most part my school was known as the "preppy" school in town. We had a lot of rich white kids actually lived in the burbs. Also had a lot of jocks, smart kids, burnouts, and of course the ghetto crowd with 2,000 kids in the school you get it all.

    Partying was big a lot of kids started drinking by the time they were 16. Smoking weed was popular and unfortunately a lot of kids started popping xanax like they were candy. I didn't party much until my senior year and sports kept my head straight, kept me busy, and tired lol.

    Made a lot of great memories from playing baseball and football. Almost all of my friendships were made this way :rockon:
     
  5. Giles Daldanus

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    Thank you so much for the responses! @BoxingmanSpecialist2, glad to hear that your high school experience appears tohave been quite satisfying!

    I also attended high school in Toronto (unfortunately, I never got to travel much around Canada and didn’t have thechance to visit the Prairie Provinces or the northern parts of the country). Irecently turned 26, we are indeed almost the same age.


    Interesting, yes, the educational curriculum could vary a lot depending on the age group and the method of instruction is quite different as well. I like it that in Grades 10 and 11 there was a focus on European history (but the more controversial historical episodes like those pertaining to colonialism were not overemphasized).


    Very good points raised, children need to be encouraged to develop a healthy sense of self-esteem and even those who are strict individualists may begin to feel uneasy if their in-group is constantly vilified. Some students are able to rise above adversity and/or are naturally inclined to be skeptical from an early age, so they manage to retain the pridein their heritage, but those who have very impressionable minds may really start to feel guilty and the effects on their psyche could be quite negative.
    No race or ethnicity is inherently evil and quite a few white people have been influential in pioneering some of the more progressive social movements.


    To be honest I never had any negative encounters with members of other races, whites like myself were generally treated with respect (the one exception was an argument I had with a group of Pakistanis while I was playing table tennis, but luckily others stepped in and defused the situation). I really liked Toronto, but the language barrier could be a bit of an issue at times – about 1/3 of Torontonians don’t speak English as a first language.

    At my high school (middle class) the racial breakdown was:
    60%White (many Canadians from Irish descent aswell as Eastern Europeans)
    15% South Asian (Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi)
    15%Black (mostly Black Canadians, few studentsfrom Africa)
    8%East Asian
    2%Eskimo/Native Canadian
    I hardly know any Arabs, but have only positive impressions from the Persian people I have conversed with.
    I feel the same way, I was not too reserved and played sports for my school, but I still wish that I had participated in more activities like those relating to heritage clubs. Toronto is a huge city and if your parents are not there to give you a lift, it could be difficult to get together with others after school.
    To quote the great Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off thebowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.Explore. Dream. Discover.”

    Nice that you are still in contact with some of your former classmates (girlfriends are always a special case, especially ifit’s your first love).

    Great to hear that you do your best to keep thephysical conditioning going, that’s one of the key ingredients to staying young and healthy! I don’t follow a rigorous routine, but try to play sports like soccer at least once a week.

    @Frederic, it was sort of like that in my case…People tended to underestimate me on the pitch (possibly because I was a bitscrawny looking and wore glasses), but I usually managed to hold my own as adefender or goalkeeper. It’s excellent that you managed to go far in this tournament; it’s amazing how quickly the camaraderie develops when you are practicing sports.

    @celticdb15, sounds really cool and it’s nice that you seem to have managed to strike the right balance between sports,academics and other activities. I am originally from a European country and have always been fascinated with the American high school system and the different subcultures within it. Yes, I really “opened up” in my senior year and started enjoying life and partying a bit more. I never witnessed any serious fights and there wasn’t a lot of drug use, but a student was expelled for brandishing a knife at a classmate (didn’t see the incident, but my friends told me about it).
     
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    Our school system is very different from other countries, especially from the school systems in English speaking countries, for example there are 4 different kinds of schools with different difficulty levels and different degrees. Normally school is also 1 year longer if you want the highest degree, otherwise you can drop after 9[SUP]th[/SUP] or 10[SUP]th[/SUP] grade.

    My school wasn’t really “multicultural†at all, I would estimate (roughly) that 90%+ were ethnical Germans, and small minority were Poles/Slavs or Germans with Slavic names. The only non-whites I could think of in my peer group were an Asian girl that quickly dropped out in 11[SUP]th[/SUP] grade and an Iranian girl, who apparently didn’t looked like an Iranian but really more like a *****. So in other words, we were a shameful, homogenous bunch of (nazi) white devils.

    We had many members of the 1968 generation (“Achtundsechzigerâ€) as teachers, mainly in “Social science†subjects, so they didn’t really bothered me because later I had mostly natural sciences classes. However in English, we often talked about the British Empire and the United States. The focus was always on how Airstrip One benefits from “multiculturalism†and Third world immigration, or how bad Manifest Destiny was and how poorly the blacks are treated in the USA even today. Colonialism was also always portrayed in a very negative light, and we always only talked about what infamy and evil British Colonialism brought to India and Africa (But not to South Africa and the Boers or Europe). Positive things were often complete left out. Some of my friends had an advanced history class, and the only things they ever talked about were Nazis and the French Revolution.

    I played football (soccer) and field hockey in school, and I think we were actually, in all modesty, fairly good. I can’t really say that I miss school though, even if it was fun for the most part. It is all too human only to remember all the good things and forget all the bad things, but the old times were never really that great. I am not in contact with most people anymore, but then again I graduated with 150+ other people and I didn’t even knew some of them back then. I am still in contact with most of my friends from that time though, and with my girlfriend, but that’s of course another story.
     
  7. knightedsoldier5000

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    My best friends to this day are people I went to high school with. Even when i haven't talked to someone from high school in 10 years, when we do talk, it's like we've only been apart for a couple weeks. I've found it difficult to make new friends ever since HS. Everyone has a wall or a barrier they build around themselves. The people you went to school with when you were younger are people that you know on a deeper level because you know where they came from, who they were when they were younger. I think teenagers are more true to themselves as far as being who they really are. When you get to the corporate world, and the adult world in general, everybody is so fake and looking out for their own self interest, and they don't want to let their guard down. I do have to admit though that I've grown apart from many of my HS friends just due to life. People have kids, move away, you develop different interests, that's just the way life is. But still when we get together we can reminisce and we're still the best of friends in a way that I could never be friends with someone I had become friends with later in life.

    I miss HS a lot even though I wasn't particularly popular, I had fun and I didn't have the cares or worries or stress of being an adult. That said, I really wish I could go back in time and relive those days and change a lot of stuff I did. I would be a lot less shy around the girls for sure. I was always disappointed that my HS years were nothing like an 80s teen HS movie, but I still had some good times.

    I was fortunate in that my HS was 95% white. We had maybe 10 ******** in the whole school, and they segregated themselves like at lunch they all sat at the same table. Which is the way it should be. I was outspoken about my dislike of blacks.

    Our indoctrination wasn't too bad I suppose. I think I graduated just in the nick of time before the full fledged white guilt took off there. I remember reading in the HS library one day a Time magazine with the cover story "The Browning of America" which gladly proclaimed the downfall of the white man in America and feeling like someone had punched me in the gut. Just the way the magazine gloated over it and was so happy about it.

    Overall, I had a good HS experience although i'm sure i'm forgetting most of the bad parts. I just wish i had one of those hot teachers that likes their students! that seems to be all the rage nowadays.
     
  8. werewolf

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    I went to the High School of Music & Art - art major. NYC is, I believe, unique in its specialized high schools like M & A.
     
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    You went to a music and arts high school in New York City? Ok now I understand.
     
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    The inference is, I suppose, that if I went to M & A I am an effete fairy. Well, let me tell you that is just BS - and if you say it again I will smack you right across your face with my sequined purse! Bitch!

    :dance:
     
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    :lol: i bet there were a lot of jewish kids at that high school? :tongue:
     
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    You two are too funny! Play nice guys!
     
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    High school in Miami sucked. There were so many wannabe gangstas roaming around (think a bunch of kids going around dressing and acting like Pitbull) as well as a contingent of leftist Jewish anarchist punk rocker types. These carpetbaggers came here from New York to spread their leftists ideas that they left behind up there and they spread them to their children. Its no wonder Florida is starting to turn into a blue state when it used to be solidly red. I can't wait to get out of here.
     
  14. werewolf

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    The correct response should have been "ROFL", but I'll cut you some slack because you are not too bright.



    ww
     
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    But to answer your stupid question with a straight answer, no I don't believe there were many jewish kids in the art division of m & a. Trying to remember the names of some of the kids I'm coming up with Italian names, like the girl from my neighborhood who went there with me, and that very talented kid who told me I tend to draw feet too small, which I do, probably for some horrible deeply buried psychiatric reason, like when my mother dropped me on my head when I was a baby, from the third floor window.

    A different specialized NYC high school, like the Bronx High School of Science, that one probably had a high percentage of Jewish kids, back then anyway.
     
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    In what seems ions ago, I graduated from a small (private, Christian) HS. It was about 95-98% White. I played sports (football, hoops) & participated in various clubs (FCA, SGA, chorus etc.). I made a few good friends that I stayed close with for 10 years or so after graduation. However, as was alluded to above...people become engrossed in their own little worlds (family, career, etc.) & eventually drift apart. Nowadays, I keep in contact with 1 old HS pal every few weeks, & a few others on occasion (...growing rarer). My "social" life is one of the things I've given up to spend more time with my family. :smiley:

    Regarding if I'd change things in my HS days...yes. I'd have been more on the straight & narrow and avoided silly scraps & chasin' skirts. My focus would've (solely) been God, academics & athletics (alone). I think I'd have also wrestled instead of messin' with hoops. Like they say...hindsight is 20/20. :icon_wink:
     
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    Never liked high school and don't keep in touch with any of my HS classmates. Don't miss high school at all. Got along with people pretty well but stuck to myself most of the time. Racial composition varied between 70-90% White depending on the school. They were all public schools, I mean prison-like government indoctrination centers. We moved around a lot during those years.
     
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    I think this thread was made earlier but I was able to get out of HS before the sub-human Somalians showed up and turned it into a gang and drug haven. The minorities I dealt with were actually pretty pleasant, all things said. I assume I was fortunate enough to live such an unlikely scenario.
     
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    I was in the Detroit school system when my people were in the process of being ethnically cleansed from the city. So the memories are not that good.
     
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    I grew up in a small Northern Calfornia farm town that had only one of everything school-wise. So a lot of us were together from kindergarten up through high school. The town was very white at the time, so the high school was easily about 97 percent white. I've since talked to people who's school experience was ruined by racial tension, so I was lucky in that respect.

    I wish I had tried harder in school, but I thought I knew it all already. I sometimes wish somebody would have pulled me aside and pointed out how clueless I was, but I probably wouldn't have listened anyway.

    I played some sports, but my main passion was hunting. Crawling through the mud sneaking up on some geese, now that was living! And I could always get my Mom to write me an excuse note if school happened to be in session when I went hunting.
     
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    My HS experience was a mixed bag. I was in a military family so I moved around quite a bit. I settled outside of DC midway through my sophomore year of high school. I had never been exposed to the normal suburban way of living since up to that point I had been living on military bases.

    I was a quiet, shy, reserved kid - looking back I wish I had been more outgoing but at that point in my life I felt I was just in survival mode - flying under the radar and trying to get through HS. I would say it was a pretty affluent suburb of DC I lived in - it was a very cliquish school and since I was late to the game I never really fell in with anyone so I existed on the periphery. Racially I would say it was 75% white, 15% asian and the rest was a hodgepodge of hispanics, blacks and muslims. I credit this time in my life with the beginning of my racial awareness though - being able to take everything in from all sides I was able to form my own opinions and make observations - I had been exposed to blacks already earlier in life and had them figured out. For me it was really eye opening to see the influx of asians in the school - all came from really affluent families, drove nice cars and most seemed to be book smart. They were also very isolated and did not bother integrating - at this point I realized that every race seems to be out for themselves rather than integrate and I figured it out that each race has their right and preference to stay within their own kind.

    As for the white kids - their was no real solidarity - the cool kids, jocks, "geeks", outcasts, goths etc. were all in their own little worlds. This opened my eyes to how fractured the white race is in our society. I had some friends in HS and actually one of them is a real good friend now - we share most of the same views of how this society is so obviously and blatantly anti-white male.

    I do wish I had done better academically - I am not the best at Science and Math but excelled at Government, English and History. I wish I took more practical math and science courses rather than just following the crowd - my counselor in HS was useless, she never presented me with other options - like taking a personal finance course rather than algebra 2. At my school, college was pushed on everybody and if you didn't go you seemed to be viewed as a failure. Trade schools and blue collar work seemed taboo.

    Halfway through my senior year though I just stopped caring about anyone in that school, I saw the light at the end of the tunnel and knew I was going to college. I had a sense of pride that I had been able to survive the gauntlet and fly under the radar. I was never happy at that school and admittedly had some of that teen angst but for the most part I feel it made me a stronger more self-reliant person as well as being pivotal in developing my worldview and questioning the status quo.
     
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    Nice topic.

    I was fortunate to attend a rural, all-white public high school, consisting almost exclusively of PA “Dutch” (Deutsch) students. The only non-whites I can recall were a single light-skinned Indian girl (daughter of a gas station owner) and some foreign exchange students, one hailing from Turkey and another from Central America. Since the high school serviced such a large land area, graduating classes were still in the 150-180 range.

    My friends and family used to tease me because I met so many of the “high school clichés.” Homecoming/prom king (even though I was very embarrassed to even be nominated to those gay “dance courts”), captain of the football/basketball teams (also played track and baseball), class vice president, competed on the “Quiz Bowl” team and was very close to being valedictorian.

    But burning beneath that congenial, seemingly “All-American” façade was a racially-incensed youngster dwelling upon the rusted edge of the Marxist Sword of Education. Like all American schools, my high school ladled out “white shame de jour” with the utmost proficiency. From black enslavement, to the massacre of “noble” featherheads, to Anti-Apartheid lectures, to actually visting the Holohoax Museaum, to fawning over MLK and the Civil Rights Movement, to hate-sessions regarding the KKK, to staring endlessly at black-and-white photos of whites lynching blacks in the South, and their “crème de la crème,” the revulsion for all things German or “Nazi”...the flagrant irony being that nearly every person in the building was of German, Swiss, or Austrian descent. Back then, I was a fledgling “Neo-Nazi” type (I’ve since become merely Pro-White)…so I remember attempting to ruin every one of their repulsive, lie-ridden, Zionist-seasoned, anti-German “history” lectures (and they were plentiful) by inserting my own commentary and giving pro-German presentations in class whenever the opportunity arose for “public speaking.”

    I once gave a speech about “Mein Kampf,” interpreting several of my favorite passages and comparing it to the ethno-political struggle of whites today (that is, “imprisoned and helpless,” as he was when writing the book), and my harpy English teacher told the superintendent and he called my parents. My art teacher was a hardcore, militant anti-white liberal, so to get a rise out of him, I spent nearly a month painting a portrait of Hitler and his beloved German Shepherd, “Blondi,” enjoying a spring day. At first glace, he told me it was amazing, before becoming instantly disgusted when he realized the “evil” subject matter and tried to make trouble for me. I still paint portraits to this day, but only of friends and family in my spare time.

    Many years ago, Don posted about his high school days and referred to his white classmates as: “The Future Drunk White Fans of America.” That description always stuck with me because it also rings true for my high school classmates. Overall, high school was very enjoyable for me…but as with every institution in the U.S., any goodness wasn’t a result of “The System,” it was in spite of it.
     
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    The high school i attended was about 40 percent black and probably about 55 percent White with mostly Asians filling the other 5 percent (Vietnamese).

    This was actually a breath of fresh air being that from 2nd grade to 8th the schools I attended were about 90 percent black.

    I had lots of fun in high school but wish I could go back and focusing more on studying. I did the bare minimum for most classes to remain eligible to play football. I dropped out not too long after my last game because thinking I knew it all, figuring that I would have to go to community college to start off anyway to get into a regular college, which is what most recruiters told me, that they were interested in me but that I would have to go to community college, which was Delgado to see how my grades would be there for them to consider me as a walk on but would help me get financial aid until I earned an athletic scholarship, plus my health was a concern as I was banged up the last season especially towards the end. Meanwhile my good friend and teammate who kept his grades up got an offer from La Tech but transferred to McNeese St (he got screwed over as well One of the guys on my team (black) made it to the NFL.

    but I was in with the wrong crowd (sounds like a cheesy after school special) and lived a bad lifestyle (it didn't help that my brother was the person that mostly raised me) until I met my future wife when I was 21. Thats when I finally went to Delgado. I did some test to see what classes I would have to take before I could go to college level classes, I scored well on all of them except math, where I had to take the class right below the college level, labeled Math 98, everything else was 101 which apparently you can't test out of no matter how well you do. I tried getting tutored once but there were blacks in there hoggin the tutors up doing simple addition and subtraction, I had no idea that these simple courses were offered. I was only there a year and got into a local FCS school with ease, having never taken an ACT or SAT. When I was scheduling classes the advisor was wondering how the hell I got in, and he said "well it doesn't matter now, you're already in". I had the hopes of playing but my back was bad and didnt get better during this time and wound up helping on the coaching side as an assistant, very low on the totem pole though. Now I do high school as an assistant as well as teach, to make sure that White kids like me don't fall through the cracks. I thought kids were dumb when I was in high school, its much worse now. Even in college I remember thinking "THIS is college?", it seemed no different than high school classes except you could go to the bathroom without the teacher being all over you and withholding the right to go take a p*ss.

    but overall it was fun, my favorite clases were social studies, mainly history where I would question and debate the teacher to where she got angry. There was kind of a race riot one day blacks vs Whites which was often but this one day it was large scale. So much for diversity. Teenage boys and so was I, at least back then we fought it out, it seems most kids don't do much of anything now except play on their smartphones and then somehow get their aggression out through video games. It is good to channel that aggression out on the football field which is what I try to get my players to do. I don't know how those who do not play sports in high school in that type of enviornment stay sane.

    There is a positive, the teachers at schools with a large black enrollment know the real deal, or have some idea of it. All of these young kids thinking they are going to change these "poor underpriveledged" black kids lives soon beome jaded and realize that for most, its not possible. Then they keep themselves going by saying "if i can just change one student's life around then I will be successful"
     
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  24. The Hock

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    As far as race and racial consciousness go, I was totally naive. When you grow up in a virtually all white environment you have no clue about race and racial differences. That's way so many proponants of "diversity" come from very white areas. They just don't know any better.

    I do remember a discussion in class about why Africa was so primitive and backward. We decided that as near as we would figure it, Africa hadn't had enough snow and ice back in the day to smarten them up. Seemed as good an explanation as any to me at the time, and still does.

    Speaking of indoctrination, I remember a film in my civics class. In it two mean white teenagers were tormenting a little black boy at a burger joint. They were messing with his french fries and calling him chili lips, while the little black boy sat there with a tear rolling down his cheeks. The message was whites bad, negros victims. It was so stupid we (me and my buddies at out usual station at the back of the class) were laughing under our breaths. We got some angry looks from the girls, who seemed to be taking it more seriously. That may have been my first clue that someone had an agenda and that maybe females (generalizing here) are less apt to see through things of that sort.
     
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  25. Giles Daldanus

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    Thank you for the detailed responses, it is fascinating to read so many interesting insights and personal stories regarding your experiences in high school!

    I was never really picked on while in high school, but it seems to me as if bullying in American schools rarely transcends racial lines, as it is mostly intraracial rather than interracial. I wonder whether this could be another sign that the last vestiges of white solidarity are gradually eroding (not that I intend to justify bullying in the instances when it is directed against non-whites). Also, which students do you think tend to be more racially aware/proud of their race and less PC - those who are closer to the "jock" or "geek" side of the spectrum? On the one hand, stereotypical jocks may be less likely to identify with feminist, LGBT or other liberal causes, but on the other hand most geeks/nerds may have fewer close friends from minority backgrounds, as debating societies or math clubs are arguably more racially homogeneous/less integrated than sports teams.
     

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