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Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Yes. I will be encouraging my Black American sons & daughters to go to college.
 
The question wasn't intended to be divisive. It was a genuine question of targeted investment. Despite being the most educated, Black immigrants have the highest unemployment rate. It is reflective of the deeply entrenched racism that exists in the United States. Honestly, I will most likely encourage my sons to go to trade school unless they have a scholarship or unless they are pursuing a field with high employment. I kind of think education has sort of become a tool to keep many minorities in crippling debt, leaving them limited assets to pass on to their children. A 4-year degree just isn't the same investment it was 20 years ago.
 
And a one-star for an existential topic? Really? LOL
I thought you were axin'!AngryLOL

IA with the disgust of racism Blacks face, even highly educated Blacks face when it comes to employment. I know my child's chances of having a better life as a Black person in the US are much better if they have that degree. I can also see why some would want to send their child to a trade school. I don't think our future children can succeed with a HS diploma/GED.

And Ricky, you are right. Never woulda guessed yts were at 20% smmfh.

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is it bad that they won't have a choice?

i didn't because college is everything - bare minimum.

even if they want to be a hairdresser, they'll be the most business savvy one.
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Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:


I thought you were axin'!AngryLOL

IA with the disgust of racism Blacks face, even highly educated Blacks face when it comes to employment. I know my child's chances of having a better life as a Black person in the US are much better if they have that degree. I can also see why some would want to send their child to a trade school. I don't think our future children can succeed with a HS diploma/GED.

And Ricky, you are right. Never woulda guessed yts were at 20% smmfh.

 
I agree whole-heartedly with this. I would never denounce education. A high school diploma is not enough in our society. I'm also not saying that trade school is the only option, but certificates and specializations are also valid forms of education IMO. My uncle started in IT with an associates and a few certificates, once he was hired by a company, they paid for his BS and Masters. I guess my issue is more with the focus on the 4-year degree than it is with higher education, if that makes sense.


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Maybe I need to go tosleep because I keep getting the question wrong lol.Cry

I would be fine with a plan similar to your uncle's.
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I'll encourage them to enjoy life. 
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I saw the title of the thread and my first thought was? Am I Nigerian? (Yes, I am) lol!

Then I come in here and see the OP loL!LOL
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In my home u don't go to college u move out & get a J...O...B!!!
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my people o!!Cool 



LOLI'm not surprised by that article though...Nigerians are crazy about education

...to answer the question, no actually I'll encourage my future kids to do what makes them happy--get through mandatory education first and the rest is up to you.

...not everyone should be a 'doktor' or an accountant or a teacher..just do you, that's what my folks taught me and I thank them for it.
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Originally posted by Limalady Limalady wrote:

Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Yes. I will be encouraging my Black American sons & daughters to go to college.
 
The question wasn't intended to be divisive. It was a genuine question of targeted investment. Despite being the most educated, Black immigrants have the highest unemployment rate. It is reflective of the deeply entrenched racism that exists in the United States. Honestly, I will most likely encourage my sons to go to trade school unless they have a scholarship or unless they are pursuing a field with high employment. I kind of think education has sort of become a tool to keep many minorities in crippling debt, leaving them limited assets to pass on to their children. A 4-year degree just isn't the same investment it was 20 years ago.
 
And a one-star for an existential topic? Really? LOL


It's not just racism ..

It's also more so the fact that they are immigrants.

Immigrants still get sh*tted on by both white and black in many of their adopted. Ew homes
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College isn't just about education ..

It's also about self discovery, identity formation, creating new bonds and life experiences

That being said, he'll effing yeah

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