Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me: The Indoctrination of  White Heroism

This is the first section within the topic of the Role of Education.  This discussion will focus on the mistruths, misinformation, and misunderstandings perpetrated in schools all across America and how ignorance and euro-centristic curriculums impact the Black Community.

The 3 Questions

1. What is the biggest lie perpetuated in American schools and does it impact Black people?

2. Should teachers be given more freedom to craft a curriculum or would you rather there be a universal curriculum for grade school?

3.  Do you believe the American school system is meant to indoctrinate children or to educate them?

FRONT STREET

It is no secret to any person that pays attention while attending or parenting a child in the American school system that the materials have a pro-privilege bend.  Although this isn’t exclusively reserved for White people, a majority of this “to the winners the spoils go” type of education, Whites come out as the fathers and mothers and leaders of most of the achievements we as a society deem worthy of learning.  The impact of this reinforcing some notion of supremacy is at the very least arguable, if not down right the sole reasoning for the educational system being set up in such a manner.  With this bias view guiding the children of this nation, the question has to be asked to all children of color, but specifically for Black children for our cause, does this type of education contribute to the destruction of the Black Community?

Please write in and response to our 3 poll questions or post some questions that you would like to see asked.  These question and more were addressed on MONTH/DAY/YEAR during the discussion which is now airing on YouTube.

2 thoughts on “Lies My Teacher Told Me”

  1. 1. Booker T. Washington. Former slave and educator of former slaves, IMO, understood what the newly freedmen needed to survive.

    2. W.E.B. Dubois which seems to have dominated much of the the thinking of the black intelligencia both in the 1920’s and in today. He taught that we are deserving of reparations.

    3. One pushes the opinion that we are and will always be victims. The other believes that we control our own destiny.

    4. One stayed in the south to work with the Freeman. The other moved to that great communist, socialist, utopia.

    5. I recommend everyone read BT Washington’s “up from slavery”.

  2. 1. That Columbus discovered America

    2. Teachers should never be allowed to craft their own curriculum, this would allow their beliefs and prejudices to be taught as facts.

    3. Indoctrinate, children are impressionable. They Are taught to believe what teachers tell them. Unfortunately some teach their own prejudices and beliefs not facts.

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