Black Education / Schools : Has the Lack of Education Hurt Our Progress

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  1. Al D

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    not the lack of education. the lack of love for education.

    we have been bamboozled into accepting that 'real' black people are ignorant and uneducated.
    i say who's reality are you accepting ?

     
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    One does does need to have a love for education to seek it and to understand it's necessity, usefulness and benefits. Just as one needs not have love for a parents discipline (belt) or other method to understand and realize it's benefits later on in life..But we understand very well what the absence or lack of that discipline leads to!!
     
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    Lack of education has not hurt us nearly as much as MISeducation has.
     
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    Sister Liberty, If you are referencing to Carter G Woodson's book, which basically speaks to the brainwashing of the so-called Negro I'd have say that yes, we have been hurt by mis-education...The mis-education can always be corrected and at least there is evidence of a capacity to learn and grow.. However I'm talking about educating ones self in the conventional means of education whether that be in academia, skill set (trade), socioeconomics, banking and finance (investments & money management) business and politics just to name a few...Failure to educate ourselves on how the world functions leaves us at a major disadvantage..
    If a person has no education whatsoever they are completely hampered by ignorance thus leaving them at the mercy of others and with absolutely no chance at all in society for success and independence. One can not go somewhere if they don't know how to get there....
     
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    Ok, that is true, Al. But, we have so many "educated fools", also. I think of people like Ben Carson, a "genius". People who could collectively lead AAs to a better place, if they had the mindset to do so.
     
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    I agree sister Liberty but I also feel that we have millions of Ben Carsons and the like among us, (they just don't know it) who are capable of leading and building a network of visionaries, over achievers and entrepreneurs ... That is why I feel that we haven't taken full advantage of education and all of the opportunities that are available to us...We have become disengaged and have suffered tremendously for it...Time for the adults and youths to get back on track or we'll be singing this song for an extended session...Other ethnic groups come here and recognize the opportunity and prosper yet we ignore them and suffer the consequences...Time to wake-up...
     
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    Carter G. Woodson
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carter_G._Woodson

    There are 4 works by Woodson in Project Gutenberg:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=Carter+G+Woodson&go=Go

    Here is my opinion of history:
    History is a record of what people with technology can do to people without technology and the people without technology can't do a **** thing about it.

    I have searched those 4 documents. The cotton gin is mentioned 5 times. I can't find any mention of George Washington Carver though he says something about Black inventors in general. Woodson and Carver were contemporaries I would have thought they had at least met. Woodson mentions electric devices 6 times but never says anything about understanding electricity.

    I do not care how many pharaohs in Egypt were Black. Our ancestors came from the West Coast of Africa anyway. Science and technology are more important than history. Science advances and those left behind are doomed to stay behind. I consider the emphasis that Whites place on history is misdirected. The majority of White people are supposed to be pawns in their system. We are just mostly supposed to be below the pawns.

    Most of the 50,000 books are not worth the time. But some of them are, both fiction and non-fiction and can even be related.

    Omnilingual, by H. Beam Piper
    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19445/19445-h/19445-h.htm

    Worlds Within Worlds asimov (sorted by popularity)
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=Worlds+Within+Worlds+asimov

    I have been working on the wi-fi at a Charter School. I have watched kids reading about igneous rock on a computer screen. Education has become filling kids heads with bull excrement while conditioning them to put up with being subservient to authority.

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    You present yourself as an extremely educated individual so my question to you is; have you benefited in life from the education that you have and have you become a much more responsible and productive person as a result of that education?
     
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