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 changes and economics on instructing and learning puts forward other elements as greater predictors of scholar performance. Pointing to good fortune tales in faculties that serve low-income scholars, this refutation of Payne's well known teacher-training software asserts that teacher expectancies, time on activity, and the principal's management are the most elements in opting for academic results at a school. Abandoning Payne's framework of teacher-student source of revenue disparities, racial make-up, and per-pupil expenditure, this severe analysis asserts the human part because the strongest instrument for bettering schooling in failing colleges.

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This Act remained in effect until 1900 and provided 400,000 to 600,000 White families with homes and farms. By 1900, most of the land had gone to speculators who thus acquired the claims to rich Western lands, timber, and mineral rights without having to bid or compete for the wealth. The Gold Rush Why is there such a wide disparity in income and wealth, Ruby Payne? National race-based economic preferences were used to tie up the California gold fields for Whites. The two groups who contributed the most to building the new nation— Indians with their land and Blacks with their labor—were systematically excluded from participating in the gold rush.

We will document the findings of race testers who, among other things, found that a White male felon with only a high school diploma earns more money than an African American male with a college degree and no prison record. Ruby Payne, you can’t talk about poverty if you’re not going to talk about racism and capitalism. Those are the two major factors that contribute to poverty. In the next chapter, we will look at White poverty. This group is marginalized in our society. They are victims, not of racism, but of capitalism.

As many as 12 million perished along the way. Some historians estimate that as many as 100 million Africans died between 1620 and 1865, if you include Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and North America. A more accurate estimate is that more than 30 million Africans died in the slave trade. In 1786, the framers of the Constitution laid the legal foundation for a Black-White wealth and power imbalance by counting Blacks as three-fifths of a person. More than 31 percent of the delegates to the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention were slaveholders, who together owned approximately 1400 slaves.

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