An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne's Poverty Theory by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

By Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu

This problem to influential educator Ruby Payne's theories concerning the impact of classification alterations and economics on instructing and learning puts forward other components as greater predictors of pupil performance. Pointing to luck tales in faculties that serve low-income scholars, this refutation of Payne's well known teacher-training software asserts that teacher expectancies, time on job, and the principal's management are the most components in picking out academic results at a school. Abandoning Payne's framework of teacher-student source of revenue disparities, racial make-up, and per-pupil expenditure, this serious analysis asserts the human part because the strongest software for bettering schooling in failing faculties.

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The 10 percent ruling class has decided they don’t have a problem with African Americans moving into their neighborhood—as long as they have $5 million to purchase a home. As a result of that requirement, they have reduced, if not eliminated, the number of African Americans that can move into certain neighborhoods. In contrast, when African Americans and Hispanics move to poor White neighborhoods where there are fewer economic restrictions, hostilities almost always occur. Martin Luther King had been beaten, cursed, and thrown into jails by hostile Southern Whites, but he said he had never seen such racism, such venom, and such hatred as when he marched in Gage Park, a Southwest Side neighborhood in Chicago.

Would you, he asks, care to name a sum of money you might consider appropriate? He adds that his group is by no means poor. He can be quite generous when the circumstances warrant as they seem to in your case. He finishes by saying that the records show that you are scheduled to live another 50 years as a Black man or woman in America. How much financial recompense do you request? End of story. When this parable is put to White students, most seem to feel that it would not be out of place to ask for $50 million, or $1 million for each coming Black year.

In the previous chapter, we mentioned that 20 million Whites live below the poverty line compared to 9 million African Americans. From an aggregate perspective, there are more Whites below the poverty line than African Americans— 20 million to 9 million. From a percentage perspective, 25 percent of African Americans live below the poverty line and only 10 percent of Whites. Thirty-three percent of African American children live below the poverty line compared to only 10 percent of White 29 An African Centered Response to Ruby Payne’s Poverty Theory children.

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