Black People : Educating Our Children: It's So Much WHO As WHY

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Some people say we don't love our children because we let others educate them.

    I thought about this. Then I thought about the Japanese. After the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan the Japanese sent their children over here to let the same people who bombed them teach technology to their children. Well they learned it and now Japan is a leader in technology.

    African children are just as intelligent and capable of excelling as Japanese children so what makes the difference? Why does being educated in public schools help the Japanese but is detrimental to us?

    The WHY

    The Japanese have their own country and they sent their children over here to gain knowledge beneficial to that country.

    We don't have our own country but we have communities. So why don't our children come back to the comminities with the knowledge?

    We don't tell them to. From the time they start in kindergarten we tell our children that the purpose for doing well in school is to get a good job. It's up to us, not whites, not the school system, to instill a sense of community in our children.

    Yes, that's easier said than done yet it must be done.


    We don't have to look at the Japanese. We can look right here at brotha jamesfromphilly and brotha oldsoul. Ask them what they did to build a sense of community in the children in their communities. They couldn't solve the whole problem of Black children all over the United States. But then it wasn't given to them to solve the whole problem It was given to them to touch those children who were right there and that is what they did.
     
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    The Chinese Japanes and Jewish community excell in public schools because they have cultural enrichment classes for thier youth on weekends since the turn of the century



    Simple answer, it is culture,
    and that is why the Afrocentric movement was attacked so vehemently.

    Those with culture will succeed collectively and

    those without will have a few that "make it"
     
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    That is true. That is why they discontinued music in our schools. It is not that we did not have culture. We could take a hambone and make culture. So they took away the hambones.

    Integration did more to separate us from our culture than slavery and jim crow put together.

    To have collective success we mustlook beyond "making it" individually which means we don't let others define success as making it on their terms. But as long as we chase the bling bling as individuals we will get the sting sting collectively.
     
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    you are right

    That is what they most fear;

    Africation,

    cause if only 45% of us totaly embraced that, they would be no longer be able to economicaly enslave any of us regardless of were we live on the planet
     
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    This would be greatly achieve when we establish the institutions that works to
    that end.

    Yes.
     
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