Tag Archives: Education

Black Girls and White Women (Part II)


Black girls, like everybody else, want esteem and authority. They are unprepared to do anything else, so they work as aides and I think they are ashamed of it. Couple that with their eagerness to tell the rest of the … Continue reading

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Welfare, Racism and the Post-Standard (Part II)


By April 15, 2011, I was asking different kinds of questions in “Welfare Information:  Getting’ It”:  How can county legislators vote the budget without knowing who’s on Welfare and what it’s costing?  “All there is to work with is [County … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Story Continues


. . . her.  She was a farm girl, body and soul—cooking, camping, being a good mother—that was the life she was meant for.  He was different.  He grew up near the city and didn’t have much in the way … Continue reading

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Knowing


The night is soft and lovely as it settles over “The Hill”—Syracuse University.  The freshmen started moving in yesterday.  I wheel the Hill and wonder. These kids—our children—come to the university with long, tan legs and eager faces.  Their parents accompany … Continue reading

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Wilt the Stilt and Me


According to objective aptitude testing, intellectually I am in the top one or two percent of Americans.  So what does it mean to be smart?  I asked my psychologist and he detailed some of the differences between smart and stupid … Continue reading

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Welfare & Medicaid: Marital Status, Education & Location


Marital Status Medicaid There are 69,831 people receiving Medicaid in Onondaga County; 33,883 of those people are single; 8,525 are married.  The remaining categories are unspecified, formal or informal separation, divorced, widowed, annulment or abandoned, and they make up 3,130 … Continue reading

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Employment


Assistant needed to do computer work Sort and organize for publication approximately 4000 electronic documents Set up new laptop, including connecting it to existing desktop and printer Assist person with mild learning disability in blogging Coordinate purchase of new printer/copier/fax … Continue reading

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