When my son, who is now 9, was in the 1st grade, his teacher (who was a white woman) told me that he was incapable of keeping up academically with the rest of the class. But, there were two things innately wrong with this picture: first, being an ardent advocate of education myself, and knowing the importance of it, both in and out of the classroom, I have been consistently working with and encouraging my son to always push himself and never to settle for educational mediocrity; and secondly, it was only the first week of school, so I could not help but ponder this simple, but yet troubling question: “how was it possible for a teacher to make such an assessment on the educational ‘ineptitude’ of a child on the third day of school?”
As a loving parent, you are always quite eager and even anxious to know if your child is potentially the next Einstein (since negroes, on a large scale, tend to be unfamiliar with black geniuses) or if they are barely able to cut the mustard; and, if that answer should come from a benevolent white authoritative figure—in most scenarios it does—and, in this case a white teacher, and because blacks have been historically coerced—some would argue forcefully—into accepting “white truth” as self evident, then we are almost always inclined to believe whatever they tell us; even to the detriment and ultimate peril of our most precious resource—our children.
When I went to the school to refute these insidious claims, I implored, in which case I had to practically beg, my sons’ teacher to randomly quiz him from the instructional sheet that she designed. Not only did he answer all of the questions correctly, but I could visibly notice the anguish and uneasiness, to say nothing of the flush redness, on the face of his teacher, and then I had an epiphany: “this is how the ‘school-to-prison-pipeline starts”.
Our children, especially our black boys, once they enter pre-k, are constantly inundated with an inferiority complex, i.e., the incessant recitals of the pledge of allegiance (how can we pledge allegiance to a republic that has never pledged allegiance to us), and the psychological indoctrination or subjugation—depending on who you ask—of public figures such as Lincoln, Washington, and Jefferson who are viewed as the purveyors of justice, freedom, and equality for all; however, these depictions of white “heroes” run contrary to the images that black boys and girls are privy to everyday within the ramparts of the run-down, dilapidated tenements in which they are assigned, and where the only white faces that are visible are the ones either driving past them, arresting them, or attending Sunday sermons once a year to lobby the congregation for political votes.
And so, our children experience a sort of mental neurosis where everything “white” is the standard, and anything “black” is to be viewed with the utmost disdain and skepticism—which is necessary if “miseducation” is to be triumphant.
It is no coincidence, then, that 80% of public schools nationwide and Chicago in particular is comprised of white women; it is no coincidence that new prisons are being constructed based on third grade test scores (our children are being miseducated from the time they enter the classroom, so it is no surprise that they are not prepared for those benchmark tests); it is no coincidence that poor performing students are allowed to pass through the educational system, like cows being led to slaughter, all the way to high school, and even if they should happen to graduate, a large percentage are deemed functional illiterates and are ill equipped to compete on the collegiate level or in the job market with other ethnicities; which could induce in them negative and unscrupulous behavior, which will hopefully (and stake holders are betting on it) solidify their spot in the multi-billion dollar prison industrial complex; it is no coincidence that educational reformers are constantly salivating at the mouth pitching their ideas and strategies of a new educational paradigm, which, at bottom, is only code for making money off of black pain and suffering.
We have to come to the painful realization that we are at war; and this war is for the minds, bodies, and spirits, and ultimate destruction of our children at large and our race in particular; and, it is up to all of us, if we dare consider ourselves the vanguards of this current generation, to defend them with all the strength God can muster in us, even in the face of death. For no people, in the history of mankind, has ever loved another group of people above its own people except to conquer, exploit, and eventually destroy those people. Time, unfortunately, is not on our side, and we’re vastly approaching the tail end of the exploitation phase…