Monday, June 26, 2006

Essay 741

Getting testy in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• A new study shows young males in school are doing better with tests and academic success than earlier reported, arguing against the notion that there is a “Boy Crisis.” The report stated, “The real story is not bad news about boys doing worse… it’s good news about girls doing better.” Education Sector senior policy analyst Sara Mead said, “There’s no doubt that some groups of boys — particularly Hispanic and black boys and boys from low-income homes — are in real trouble… But the predominant issues for them are race and class, not gender.” Hey, now that’s great news. Let’s celebrate!

• Busta Rhymes has been dealing with ugly custody battles with his former girlfriend/mother of his children. The ugliness also involves the fact that the woman ultimately dumped Rhymes for another woman. “His ego is definitely hurt,” said Rhymes’ ex. “If he’s being emotional, then let him just be emotional — that’s like the bitch in him. If you want to be emotional, I don’t have a problem with that,” but “he’s wearing his emotions on his sleeve.” Plus, he’s probably struggling to find words that rhyme with lesbian.

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