Reply to ""What We Want - Ten Point Platform""

One thing I'm sure that we African Americans want is better African American progress. What I have to express pertains to African American progress and the grade school black studies curriculum. The ideas and thoughts I express here, I've heard and/or read somewhere else. Therefore, I do not imply that I'm the first to think of any of this.


Apparently, whenever black studies is taught in our grade schools, certain aspects about slavery are omitted. This omit ion is certainly detrimental to African American progress, and I believe that it's  a clandestine attempt to retard African American progress.
What's omitted is certain practices and processes that had occurred in the slavery system, that have a great lingering effect on African Americans today, as well as how this is so.


Such practices and processes, and the detrimental affects, are as follows.


Of the slaves that had come to America bound in slave ships, actions were taken to prevent their passing on their culture, names, and languages to any offspring they produced in America. Such actions taken are, a general practice of early separation of any such offspring from such a slave parent, before the offspring can learn anything from the parent. and by a prohibition to speak any African languages. Thus, these new generations of slaves, without any knowledge of the culture, names, and languages from their parents, naturally adopted the culture, names, and languages the slave masters had them adopt. This is of course a form of programming done by the slave masters.
One general indication of this programming is that most African Americans today, without question as to why they do it, believe mostly in Christianity and celebrate holidays, such as Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.


Such separation of offspring from parents, and such breaking up of families, had other detrimental effects as well. It has basically disorientated African Americans as a whole, and has made African Americans, as a whole, more vulnerable to additional programming by the slave masters and their descendants, and is also a major cause of much of African American disunity the dysfunctionality.


To include such omitted aspects into the grade school black studies curriculum is a vital step in the general elimination of all these detrimental effects. It's because it would give the majority of the African American students a better understanding of themselves and would help free their minds of the programming.

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