Black Male Students; Only A Fool Allows His Enemy To Educate His Children. (Part 2) : ThyBlackMan

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Black Male Students; Only A Fool Allows His Enemy To Educate His Children. (Part 2)

March 15, 2018 by  
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( Most persons interested in the politico-economic ascension of Black America agree that the only reasonable path forward flows from a relevant education that generates a heretofore elusive like-mindedness on political, social, economic, and cultural matters. Collectivism is supremely important to an African-American populace that is certainly not monolithic. The African-American historical record is filled with intra-racial discord that highlights significant disagreement regarding even the most basic elements of liberation such as goals.

The historical record of any people that have successfully escaped the shackle of tyrannical oppression displays that group uplift follows solidarity of thought. Despite what many may wish for young black males in particular, and the race in general, solidarity of thought is manufactured via educational institutions and social, economic, political, and cultural mandates/expectations. Consider for a moment that it is not accidental that the vast majority of students who emerge from the University of Notre Dame are pro-life as the school’s curriculum shapes their thinking in that regard. Nor is it accidental that the foremost issue on the agenda of Jews is the protection and sovereignty of Israel; every portion of that community’s socialization process is aimed at impressing upon succeeding generations that until Israel is free, they will never be free.

A similar teaching was advanced by the great historian John Henrik Clarke who admonished persons of African descent strewn throughout the West that “until Africa is free, you will never be free.” Unfortunately for persons of African descent, such teachings have failed to take hold as we have yet to develop an educational mechanism that convinces the masses of our people that such a worldview is the only reality worth fighting for.

Anyone interested in improving the lives of black males must realize that their ability to manufacture consent is crucial to that endeavor. Although many may disagree with “the manufacturing of consent” via educational institutions, the truth is that there are no more efficient means of generating collectivism than controlling what is and what is not taught in school houses. Put simply, there is no more efficient means of guaranteeing a reversal of the dire predicament of young black males entrapped by a non-reflective educational system than reversing the indoctrination that has flowed from an irrelevant curriculum that has done little more than busy their mental processes with items that have nothing to do with their ascension.

The painful truth is that the aforementioned process of “dumbing down” African-American males via an irrelevant educational curriculum has been both the favored and most reliable tactic of white power brokers. As an educator, I will not be unduly harsh on teachers as they are little more than frontline soldiers who take their orders from higher-ups. My criticism is aimed at a non-responsive educational system that has intentionally extended the marginalization of Black America for generations. Put simply, white school curriculums do not now, nor have they ever, intended to aid Black America in mobilizing politico-economic resources in preparation for a surge to secure what Khalid Abdul Muhammad routinely termed “the liberation and salvation of the black nation.”

This is a critical moment for the fortunes of black males as it is imperative that black educators take Malcolm X’s earlier assertion to heart and turn inward and create independent “freedom schools” that provide a relevant curriculum for African-American boys and girls. Black America must become extremely serious about taking ownership of its present plight, a crucial aspect of that process is finally accepting that no one is coming to help you in this endeavor, let alone to save you from a familiar misery. We must busy ourselves developing independent educational institutions that not only inform our people of their last place status in every social, health, economic, and political indicator but also work to scientifically address these issues.

The great Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton once remarked that “War is nothing but politics with bloodshed and politics is nothing but war without bloodshed.” It is time that African-Americans realized that they are actually at war for both their continued existence on the planet Earth and the future place of our children in that world. I hope that we embrace this call to educate our own and stop being the fools that Malcolm told us we would be if we continued to allow our enemy to infiltrate our children’s minds. There is no doubt whatsoever that our children are our most valued and precious resource; a resource that must be protected ‘by any means necessary.’

Staff Writer; Dr. James Thomas Jones III

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