Black Grade School Teachers: The Frontline of the Future
This is the second section within the topic on the Role of Education. This discussion will focus on the trials, tribulations, and admiration of the Black grade school teachers and how their presence and job impacts the Black Community.
The 3 Questions
1. Is it pivotal to have Black school teachers in the educational system for Black students?
2. Are you more or less comfortable with the idea of you or your child having a Black school teacher, or does it not matter?
3. What can the Black Community do to help Black school teachers?
Depending on where you grew/are growing up at, the chances of you having no Black grade school teacher can be high. Many of the people I know and myself included can count how many Black teachers we had prior to going to higher institutes of learning on one hand. Although, most of us did not “suffer” from not having Black school teacher in grade school, there was a void noticed whenever you were fortunate enough to have one. With the undeniable fact that teaching is one of the most important professions in the world, we felt obligated to ask the question of whether Black school teachers can save the destruction of Our 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 7/29/2020.
Black Grade School Teachers [unedited]
The Negro Dialect: How Our Language Hinders and Helps Our Younth
This is the third segment within the topic of the Role of Education. This discussion will examine how the use of language has played a role in Black peoples lives and how the perceptions of using a particular way of speaking can impact the Black Community.
The 3 Questions
1. Do you believe there is such a thing as talking Black?
2. Do you believe “talking Black” is a hindrance for Black students/people?
3. Should the way people, particularly Black people, talk matter?
Harry Reid, the former Democratic Senate MajorityLeader, said it… He said what many White, if not all, people thought whenever they heard the oratory stylings of Obama. “He [Reid] was wowed by Obama’s oratorical gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as Obama — a ‘light-skinned’ African American ‘with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one,’ according to Halperin and Heilemann. Although Harry Reid later apologized for his insensitive comments, what he said is indeed a troublesome stereotype that Black people have to overcome constantly. Does the way we talk, speak to our level of intelligence? Why does code switching have to be a part of any successful Black persons repartee? Hip Hop is the most listen to form of music in the world, why do Black people need to change the way we speak if it’s obvious that people can understand what we are saying? All of these questions are jammed into the idea of “talking intelligently” and how the perceptions of Black people is always about proving our worthiness. In short is the Negro dialect contributing to the destruction of Our Community?
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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?
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 8/9/2020.
Lies My Teacher Told Me [unedited]