quote:Originally posted by ZAKAR:
you dont understand what Miseducation is? what? but you come up with all this elaborate scheme of what you think education is.Finally, let's turn to Dr. Carter G. Woodson's great book, "The Miseducation of the Negro," to get some further insights into this problem.
Woodson observes, "the so-called modern education, with all its defects, however, does others so much more good than it does the Negro, because it has been worked out in conformity to the needs of those who have enslaved and oppressed weaker people."
For example, Woodson says, "the philosophy and ethics resulting from our education system have justified slavery, peonage, segregation and lynching. The oppressor has the right to exploit, to handicap, and to kill the oppressed."
Woodson explains that, "No systematic effort toward change has been possible for, taught the same economics, history, philosophy, literature and religion which have established the present code of morals, the Negro's mind has been brought under the control of his oppressor."
It is inspiring to see so many of our people waking up all over America and seeking the truth concerning the real contributions of African people to the world.
Through study groups, conferences. Black talk radio, and information network exchanges, African people in America are coming into a new African consciousness that seeks to reclaim the African mind and spirit.
The attacks on our movement will not stop this. Let's continue to struggle
With that in mind I guess it has allot to do with the mindset of the black person involved in the "educational process"....some call it miseducation...others know it is bullschit that is outright rejected....now i concentrate of scientific issues and the social REALITIES of black folks....there is no "mis" there because it is based on reality...not rhetoric, propoganda or that other nonsense....just like I know how AA has helped blacks through RESEARCH and not OPINION...MISEDUCATED people tend to stand for things that are clearly detrimental to black people.....but have been convinced otherwise.......I clearly understand what you are talking about....but education to learn skills and education to learn about self are two different paramaters under the auspices of reality.....that is why I always try to tell the blkCONS and other naysayers to have MEASURABLE RESULTS....as the basis for your stance on an issue or topic.....as so far as miseducation...I was reading books like "before the mayflower" when I was 12 years old....and I have a copy of the Norton Anthrology....which is several thousand pages of black reality....hell I always thought our negro religion is what kept us oppressed and complacent in the midst of it.......and as a result...i grew up to reject 90% of that american nonsense we were taught...independent learning is the one solution to rectify the miseducation of the Negro bro......I feel ya....but when it comes to scientific and mathematical subjects....that schit is not up for debate...it is "pure" learning in the objective sense of the word.....believe me...as an educator myself...I know what forms of education that exists and what is real and what is bullschit...and just because a black man attains his within the system...that does not mean his mind has been colonized......at all....there are many independent and factual thinkers/learners left in the ranks.........