Good observation! Do you forgive me ?I read 85% of that.
It's for sure he taught at at not just any majority black school, but one in the deep, deep ghetto. It could see it being a genuine critique, esp with some things in there you still see in black minorities at school, but the way they speak and conduct themselves isn't an issue of race like he tries to opine, but an issue of class and being a product of their environment. Poor white trailer country hick kids are about the same.
Blacks, on average, are the most directly critical people I have ever met: “Dat shirt stupid.
Yo’ kid a bastard. Yo’ lips big.” Unlike whites, who tread gingerly around the subject of race, they can be brutally to the point. Once I needed to send a student to the office to deliver a message. I asked for volunteers, and suddenly you would think my classroom was a bastion of civic engagement. Thirty dark hands shot into the air. My students loved to leave the classroom and slack off, even if just for a few minutes, away from the eye of white authority. I picked a light-skinned boy to deliver the message. One very black student was indignant: “You pick da half-breed.” And immediately other blacks take up the cry, and half a dozen mouths are screaming, “He half-breed.”