When I referred to blacks needing to educate themselves, you responded by saying, "whose education?" Who the fuck education did you think it was going to be? The same education that has empowered blacks since the first days black people had to hide in ditches, church basements, and storm cellars--the same education that empowered every prominent black in the history of the United States.
I already know what you're thinking in that feable mind of yours, "The textbooks in schools give misleading information on black involvement in the history of the United States and...." Yeah, yadda, yadda, yadda. I've heard that power to the people bullshit over and over again.
Firstly, a public education is just the tip of the iceburg. Secondly, if more socially conscious black teachers (or more black teachers period) worked in public schools, they could take it upon themselves to either replace, and or supplement current textbooks with more multi-culturally sound textbooks, which leads back to my original discussion.
If more black administrators were in public schools (black administrators that supported the needs of the school over appeasing students and parents), Those black teachers would be able to secure the necessary materials needed to educate black students as well as enlighten students of other races to black contributions to society--not just during black history month but every day of the school year. That, indeed would help in the cause of further dispeling the ignorance of racism.
You love to hug Martin Luther King Jr's nuts so let me quote a little something, Dr. King said:
quote:And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last!
That doesn't sound like anyone that wants to achieve independence from racist institutions. This is what achieving independence and self-sufficiency from racist institutions sounds like to me: running away from racism. Our goal should be eliminating racism, not running away from it. People like Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, as well as, Autherine Lucy, among many, many others, didn't risk or lose their lives confronting institutionalized racism so that idiots like you would think that running away would serve a purpose.
A few years ago, Tavis Smiley reported on the Tom Joyner Morning Show that he intercepted a memo from KATZ radio that was, indeed, racially biased. The memo stated to the effect that it would be unecessary to provide black ads to black listeners even though the a significant number of their audience were black.
To make a long story short, after Tavis used the resources of Tom Joyner's show to apply pressure the the executives at KATZ, the decision was reached not only to air more afrocentric ads but also to hire more blacks in positions of authority in KATZ. Of course, a short-sighted loser like you, Nmaginate, wouldn't see the value in the accomplishment Tavis and Tom made because you want to run away from racist institutions.
You represent the complacent, self-righteous thought of blacks that don't understand the holistic purpose of what Dr. King and Thurgood Marshall saught to accomplish--having pride off of the backs of our predecessors to the point of thinking that black people have the same integrity and unity as they did back in civil rights days to push onward and upward toward the light--that simply isn't true.
We may be God's first children--we may have transcended and overcome a lot of trials and tribulations but we, most certainly, are losing if not lost our way, which is why Dr. King made this profound statement:
quote:"I'm worried and concerned. I've been working hard all my life to promote the cause of integration. Now that integration is beginning to happen...have I led my people to join a sinking ship?" - MLK