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Andre Perry

Andre Perry: Scholar, Educator, Pursuer of the GOOD

I am good at seeing the GOOD in others; Writing; Building Community and Teaching Education Policy

Location
New Orleans, Louisiana
@andreperryedu
Website
www.drandreperry.com

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    Is Closing Schools Really the Best Solution? via magazine.good.is

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  • Andre Perry replied to a comment by thingsthatfall

    America's Problem With Black Men and Boys via magazine.good.is

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    thingsthatfallabout 1 month ago

    "Even the best of us essentially drop in from our collective ivory towers only to helicopter out with deliberate speed. We never become a part of black males' social milieus. Those who want to help have become what I often refer to as arms-length advocates. In the Twitter world, we call these folks slacktivists."
    Can you elaborate on this? I suspect I know what you're talking about, but I'm not sure.

    Andre Perryabout 1 month ago

    People in general want to help but never develop the intimate, deep relationships with black and Latino males. In many communities black males are social isolated. Still, many talk about the need for change. Many offer donations or forward tweets. These are good things but are insufficient for change. We need folks to get personal and develop durable relationship with black males.

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    The NFL Killed Masculinity. Can Players Ever Reclaim it? via magazine.good.is

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    It's Time We Stop and Frisk Our Education System For Traditions That Perpetuate Hate via magazine.good.is

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    You Talk a Big Game About Diversity, So Why Aren't You Recognizing People of Color? via magazine.good.is

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    What Should Schools Teach When Students Are Being Murdered? via magazine.good.is

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  • Andre Perry replied to a comment by bogiebj13

    The Post-BCS Game Question: Why Not Athlete and Academic? via magazine.good.is

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    bogiebj133 months ago

    There was never a question of football talent. as you stated, there are many talented artists, musicians, etc. but they all need to meet the universities requirements for admission which i believe are higher than the exceptions they make for athletics. maybe we need a "pre-pro sports" program with a different set of standards and rules? i love college sports. in most cases, more than pro sports, but lets accept it for the money making machine it is... does anybody remember how larry bird spoke?? makes one wonder how he ever progressed past 4th grade english. its embarrassing to listen to some of these college kids speak.

    Andre Perry3 months ago

    Language arts are just a slither of human intelligence. Colleges and universities should always have minimum standards based on a particular field of study. I agree that big time sports have become separate entities and we need to treat these institutions accordingly. However, there's a lot of athlete bashing that comes from misinformed and pejorative spaces. The reason why we go to college is to improve are weaknesses. Why don't we give athletes the same space we give other people?

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    Richard Starr3 months ago

    It's simple. Most athletes in the more popular sports who are there on scholarships are there primarily as a way to develop and showcase their talents. It would be a far clearer, and honest, picture if they were out and out employees of the Universities that utilize them. The problem is, it would be oh so less popular and profitable. It would be as if the pro wrestling companies had to truthfully state before every match that the outcome was predetermined. Everyone "knows" this to be true, but it would shatter the illusions that so many enjoy.

    So please, don't bother me with the spiel about the athletes as I know they will throw off the numbers. Instead, bring up the information of the non-athletes that more truly represent society. Of course then you have to look at the uncomfortable truths that the teachers, at least the one's that care, have a harder time dealing with certain segments of society that do not, for whatever the reason, seem to culturally value their more intellectually gifted members. More comfortable by far to simply blame the last stop along the way rather than point out the problems all along the way, because then you would have to lay the blame at the feet of all those have claimed to champion them, while in truth they were far more concerned about themselves.

    Andre Perry3 months ago

    I thought I made a point about athletics only valuing their bodies. However, colleges have a responsibility to prepare them for life. In addition, at many colleges outside the BCS, athletic departments have done what I've suggested. Div. II and III have tremendous success in transforming athletes into great scholars. I thought I also describe that academics must recruit intellectual talents earlier along the pipeline.

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    bogiebj133 months ago

    Make entrance requirements consistent for ALL applicants to the university. This will take care of your issue. It will kill college sports, but answers your point. Did anybody else listen to the student/athlete who won the defensive player of the game in last nights championship game? Point made!

    Andre Perry3 months ago

    Actually, many performing artists come into institutions under different criteria. While I get your point, many technologists find it difficult to write anything other than code. Excellent musicians often don't score well off the music sheets. Universities have always had some freedoms to base admissions off particular talents. Athleticism is a talent.

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    Richard Starr3 months ago

    It's simple. Most athletes in the more popular sports who are there on scholarships are there primarily as a way to develop and showcase their talents. It would be a far clearer, and honest, picture if they were out and out employees of the Universities that utilize them. The problem is, it would be oh so less popular and profitable. It would be as if the pro wrestling companies had to truthfully state before every match that the outcome was predetermined. Everyone "knows" this to be true, but it would shatter the illusions that so many enjoy.

    So please, don't bother me with the spiel about the athletes as I know they will throw off the numbers. Instead, bring up the information of the non-athletes that more truly represent society. Of course then you have to look at the uncomfortable truths that the teachers, at least the one's that care, have a harder time dealing with certain segments of society that do not, for whatever the reason, seem to culturally value their more intellectually gifted members. More comfortable by far to simply blame the last stop along the way rather than point out the problems all along the way, because then you would have to lay the blame at the feet of all those have claimed to champion them, while in truth they were far more concerned about themselves.

    Andre Perry3 months ago

    I do think that "amateur athleticism" is somewhat a falsehood in many conferences. However, the argument was that black athletes can pave the way for changes for all students. In addition, colleges can demand academic excellence earlier among athletes and reap the benefits of true scholar athletes.

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