Professor Goes in on Black Single Mothers

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Uh oh! Controversial University of Texas at Austin law professor Lino Graglia gave an interview to the BBC in which he claims, among other things, that blacks and Latinos can’t compete with white students, particularly because of the fact that so many of them are raised by single moms. Awwww hell!


He said he could ‘hardly imagine a less beneficial or more deleterious experience than to be raised by a single parent, usually female, uneducated and without a lot of money.’ He said the average black performance on SAT test is 200 points lower than that for the average white student and that among the black population almost three quarters of children are now born outside of marriage.

The outspoken professor appeared slightly flustered when the BBC interviewer pointed out that he was black and raised in a single parent family himself. But he continued: ‘How well do these kids do in maths and reading is basically it and they do less well.

Graglia’s interview was related to the fact that UT is currently in a battle with a white student it rejected who claims that the school’s affirmative action program is to blame for her having to go to a second-rate college.


In 1997, Graglia came under fire again for telling a conservative UT student group that the black and Mexican-American cultures set children up for failure. “They have a culture that seems not to encourage achievement,” he said. “Failure is not looked upon with disgrace.”

Valentinez A. Kaiser


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