Black People : "Education, the Key to Prosperity."

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  1. jvbzook

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    "Education, the Key to Prosperity."

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    When are, we, as a people, going to start working with our youth to eliminate the lies that are fed to them by the media that prevent them from achieving to their fullest potential? When are we, going to stand up and fight the idea, pervasive in our youth, that if you are excelling in school, in advanced classes and dominating (academically) you classmates, you are “acting white”. This idea is absurd! Throughout history, we have pushed education when it was forbidden upon pain of death! Even during Jim Crow, we created over 150 colleges to serves our children when the mainstream ones refused to let us in. When mainstream businesses refused our money, we became entrepreneurs and set up thriving districts such as Little Hayti in Durham, North Carolina and Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This all happened, because we educated ourselves, either formally or informally!!



    Now, after our people fought to open doors to the mainstream of American intellectual life, a thief come in the night to steal the victory and perseverance from our kids; the idea that academic excellence is “acting white”, our ridicule of our brothers and sisters who strive for educational and professional excellence. As they go forward in their academic accomplishments, we have Black idiots taunting them with the label “acting white.” Do not confuse professionalism or academic excellence with “acting white.” One has nothing in the world to do with the other. In fact, those Black folks who do not encourage nor support their fellow Black students or Black businesses are actually the ones “acting white.” They also act white when they do not sound their objections or defend against other races that denigrate their Black brothers and sisters, or when they mistreat their own Black people with the same lies, injustice and incorrectness as white supremacist do. Those who are accusing other of “Acting white,” are simply being niggerish, or, put a better way “stupid”, themselves!



    I issue a challenge to everyone! Check you state’s, your individual district’s, your child’s school’s status on proficiency tests. You will see a great gap in the performance of black and white students. Check the ACT, SAT, AP, and other tests. With affirmative action about to go off into history and the standards rising, we must reaffirm our intellectual tradition. Start reading (newspaper, books, magazines, etc., use the public library, etc.). As a special treat, give your kids gifts certificates for bookstores. Take your children to museums, galleries, parks, etc. We must challenge the idea promulgated through BET and throughout history that all we do is play sports and rap!!



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  2. Therious

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    many see it as acting white, because they see the hypocracy in in wsting time and energy to be a corporate slave.

    also blk kids are not dumb, they know that good grades dont equate intellegence.

    good post
     
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    Welcome back!

    Education is very vital in our fight against those who seek to oppress us.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    They may think that, but unfortunatly the person doing the hiring DOES equate good grades to intelligence......

    Think about it!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    AMEN!

    Martin Lujther King and Malcolm X would roll over in thier graves if they saw our young people today!

    We HAVE more access than any blacks in history, yet we are squandering it away!!!
     
  6. Therious

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    exactly my point doing the hiring. we need to shift from trying to get hired to doing the hiring our selves.

    from the slave ships to the ownerships. ive heard people ask why rarely do you find black owned retail operations in blk neighboorhoods. asians own everything cuz were worried about getting good grades and getting hired, then owning our selves. :hammer:
     
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    Not to start up another worthless conversation, but they would roll over in their graves, because these children do not get any home-training, no teaching, they are not motivated to go out in the world and help each other (they are taught to believe in the American Dream,) and when they go to school, they are there without knowing why. How many of our younger brothas and sistahs know why they are in school? Because mama made them go? NO, but that is what is in their mindsets. So when mama discontinues involvement in their schooling, they discontinue involvement in going to school. We need motivation! NOT T.I. "MOTIVATION" or BET or MTV motivation, but INFLUENTIAL AND SPIRITUAL Motivation.

    CD
     
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    Ralfa'il Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Education is the key...but proper education must be implimented and formatted in the right way for it to be effective.


    I think the educational system needs to be over-hauled, or atleast reformed in a way that makes it more appealing and palitable to younger black males.

    Those who seek to destroy us sit up and study socialogy and human behavior all day, so don't think they didn't have us in mind when they designed the modern educations system the way they did.

    They know we simply weren't designed to sit at a desk all day basically immoble.....around fine young women "pretending" that we are interested attempting to concentrate on our studies.


    I support separate classes for boys and girls, as well as corporal punishment.
     
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    PEOPLE GET THAT WORD EDUCATION TWISTED. ESPECIALLY IN THE U.S. THERE R MANY DIFFERENT FORMS OF EDUCATION. WHAT GOES ON IN GRADE-HIGH SCHOOL IS A LOT OF BRAIN WASHING AND MIND DULLING..
     
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