Black People : 'Amistad' slavery panel still sitting in dry dock

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  1. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/393086p-333204c.html
     
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    kemetkind Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This is why Black folks need to stop making derogatory references to "slave" mentality and "slave" language...too many of us don't know the history...let alone are prepared to control how the topic is discussed and what gets taught to new generations....

    Contrast that with Jews....who control even the discussion of the holocaust to the point that in some countries you go to JAIL for denying the holocaust....


    Professor admits denying holocaust
     
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    4 Years After Black History Panel’s Birth, Its Work Is Still Deferred

    By WINNIE HU
    Published: February 11, 2009


    Nearly four years after New York State passed a law creating a commission to promote the teaching of black history in public schools, the commission has never met, and 5 of its 19 seats have yet to be filled. For many educators and parents, the Amistad Commission, named after a slave ship seized by its captives, has become a modern-day symbol of bureaucratic inertia.

    “New York, a pivotal state in African-American history, has not taken the lead here and we’re languishing,” said Manning Marable, a Columbia University professor of history and public affairs who was the first member appointed to the Amistad Commission. “It’s not just for black people, it’s for everyone. You can’t teach the history of this country effectively without teaching the contributions and experiences of black people.”

    The Amistad Commission was modeled after a similar state commission in New Jersey that was established by a 2002 law requiring state schools to make black history part of the required curriculum. At least five other states — Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, Colorado and Michigan — have also adopted legislation requiring or encouraging the teaching of black history in schools, often along with the experiences of other minority groups, according to the Education Commission of the States.....

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/12/education/12amistad.html
     
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    Hey brother Pan nice to see ya on da boards ......
     
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