Black People : A Few Graphs to create discussions.

How do I discuss this without a 10,000 word essay? LOL

This brings up classism and education among Black Americans.

I am one of those Negroes whose Black English is really bad. I used to correct my mother's English when I was in grade school. She would say, "Yes, professor." I thought it was fun. How many Black women would get on their child's case if they were corrected. There are Black neighborhoods where the "brothers" will get on your case for reading a book.

But the majority of books are mediocre to crap. I find it really curious that for all of the talk about education that we do not have a National Recommended Reading List. I suspect that would interfere with the Education BUSINESS. Education is supposed to be expensive and we should pay a lot to have information dribbled out.

I took an economics course at a Black community college and the instructor was African. I asked him about the Depreciation of durable goods being ignored and he practically ran away from me. I wrote this 19 years ago:

http://www.spectacle.org/1199/wargame.html

I have never heard any economist of any color mention the book, The Screwing of the Average Man.

So paying White people to tell us what education is and dribble out information to have our brains certified to their specifications is not a real solution.

There is free stuff to read:

Black Man's Burden (1961) by Mack Reynolds
http://sfgospel.typepad.com/sf_gospel/2008/08/mack-reynolds-on-africa-islam-utopia-and-progress.html
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/32390/32390-h/32390-h.htm

Border, Breed Nor Birth (1963) by Mack Reynolds
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30639/30639-h/30639-h.htm

IMPERIUM IN IMPERIO: A STUDY OF THE NEGRO RACE PROBLEM A NOVEL
by Sutton E. Griggs (1899)
http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/15454/pg15454-images.html
https://lavelleporter.com/2013/02/17/academic-novel-imperium-in-imperio

I grew up in the hood and I was always reading. Besides being jokingly called Malcolm and brainiac I was never teased or picked on. As a matter of fact people respected me more. I find that the people that were picked on either had the attitude that they were better than other Black people or they attracted predators.
 
I grew up in the hood and I was always reading. Besides being jokingly called Malcolm and brainiac I was never teased or picked on. As a matter of fact people respected me more. I find that the people that were picked on either had the attitude that they were better than other Black people or they attracted predators.

Me too! I grew up in the hood, with a loving family.
I started reading when I was in elementary school. when they use to have libraries in school.
I would curl up in my chair, that nobody else sat in. It was my reading chair.
My best friend and I would exchange books and discuss.
I got and still get smiles from my family members because I’m the same.
Sometimes I count the books on my bookshelf’s, and the ones Ive have read. I have books I’ve bought and haven’t read yet.
Everyone don’t like to read books for pleasure. That doesn’t make them any less smart.
I do believe students should have a reading list.
 
There is a recommended list of reading for Black people.

Tom Burrell Brainwashed.

Found a PDF about it. I think the list should contain a paragraph or two about each book explaining why it qualifies. Every individuals head is in a slightly different place. What book would be most useful, immediately could vary greatly. It is such a pain to read a great book ten years after you need it.
 
Me too! I grew up in the hood, with a loving family.
I started reading when I was in elementary school. when they use to have libraries in school.
I would curl up in my chair, that nobody else sat in. It was my reading chair.
My best friend and I would exchange books and discuss.
I got and still get smiles from my family members because I’m the same.
Sometimes I count the books on my bookshelf’s, and the ones Ive have read. I have books I’ve bought and haven’t read yet.
Everyone don’t like to read books for pleasure. That doesn’t make them any less smart.
I do believe students should have a reading list.
Yeah I think people and especially Black people should always be in the process of reading a book. Preferably one written from a Black POV. I also read books by whites that support some historical facts I may be investigating or those that assist in dealing with whites and their mentality.
 
Found a PDF about it. I think the list should contain a paragraph or two about each book explaining why it qualifies. Every individuals head is in a slightly different place. What book would be most useful, immediately could vary greatly. It is such a pain to read a great book ten years after you need it.
Thats a great idea. The problem with that is if your mind is not in the right place it doesnt matter what the book is about. You wont get it. Knowledge comes to you when you are prepared to receive it. There is this saying that goes something like....."When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."
 

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