Chicago School Closings = Racial Dislocation: Part 3

Posted: June 2, 2013 in Uncategorized

Two  UNEQUAL  School Systems:
One Black,  One White

nvhs_school_bannerNeuqua Valley High in Naperville, IL

harper_1360Harper High School, Chicago, IL

In 2006 Oprah Winfrey aired a program called, “Trading Schools”  where the black students from the all-black Harper High School (on the South side of Chicago, IL)  traded places with the white students from the predominantly white Neuqua Valley High in Naperville, IL, thirty-five miles away from Harper High.

Harper High 1Neuqua Valley High Olympic-sized swimming pool

trading schools_2 08782Harper High School’s swimming pool  (no water in it!)

The white Neuqua Valley High students were stunned (and frightened)  by the presence of metal detectors at the entrances of Harper (because they are NOT being groomed to be FUTURE INMATES in America’s Prison-Industrial-Complex).

The black Harper students were stunned (and demoralized) by state-of-the-art computer labs and the huge Olympic sized swimming pool at Neuqua.  Harper’s pool is the size of a small living room and never has any water.

Rather than write about the differences between the two UNEQUAL schools only miles apart —  I’ll let the videos do the talking.

 

UNEQUAL AND INFERIOR EDUCATION NATION-WIDE  = RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY

The Psychological IMPACT (DEVASTATION) of Inferior Schools and Inferior Living Conditions on the SELF-ESTEEM of Black Children

 While white children (of privilege) are being trained to be masters of the universe, black children are being trained as future candidates for the prison-industrial complex.

Avenues: The  World School (Manhattan, NYC)

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avenues_school 1Tomorrow’s Future Leaders in the Global White Supremacy System

Excerpt from Avenues: The World School Brochure

Every school brochure will say that today’s great schools must prepare students for global life. If the 20th century was dominated by American leadership, the 21st century will be, as one Chinese leader said, “a kitchen with many chefs.”

Modern students must have more than a passing understanding of other cultures, speak other languages fluently and appreciate other histories.

A global school with faculty and campuses in all the world’s largest cultures will have a huge (and, today, virtually unique) advantage in achieving these new educational requirements. Existing in and working with another culture is the best way to learn about it.

Imagine that the chair of Avenues’ Spanish language studies is located at the Avenues campus in Madrid. She helps to recruit Spanish teachers for Avenues schools all over the world; selects the best Spanish courseware; conducts professional development/training programs for Spanish teachers; and runs the immersion programs in Madrid in which many Avenues students from around the world will participate.

Imagine that a student in Middle and Upper School spends (during a portion of several summers) a number of six- to eight-week periods studying at campuses in Buenos Aires, Paris, Delhi and Johannesburg.

Imagine that in Upper School that student deepens his grasp of the Mandarin he has been studying since pre-kindergarten by spending a full semester at Avenues’ campus in Beijing. That amounts to 12-15 months on five different continents before graduation from Upper School.

Avenues  School Website

Avenues  School Curriculum (PDF)   (This brochure is an eye-opener AND a reality check)

NY Times Article on School  — “Is This the Best Education Money Can Buy?”

juvenile centerTomorrow’s FUTURE PRISON INMATES

State scraps plans to build youth jail in Baltimore

After years of community opposition, state officials have abandoned plans to build a new Baltimore jail for juveniles charged as adults, citing declines in youth crimes as they unveiled a plan Wednesday to send more teens to treatment programs and renovate a smaller facility for defendants in violent offenses.

The $73 million plan, which needs approval from the General Assembly, lays the groundwork for a shift in the state’s approach to teen crime in Baltimore . (January 16, 2013|)

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-01-16/news/bs-md-youth-jail-plans-20130116_1_youth-jail-angela-conyers-johnese-treatment-facility

At the SAME TIME that the city of Baltimore was CLOSING BLACK SCHOOLS, THEY ARE PLANNING TO SPEND  $73 MILLION DOLLARS ON A NEW JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER

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An UNEQUAL and INFERIOR EDUCATION for black children benefits the system of Racism/White Supremacy in four major ways:

  1. DEVASTATES  the EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL AND SELF-ESTEEM of black students so they cannot compete on a LEVEL PLAYING FIELD with white students OR white adults once they enter the workforce
  2. Creates HUGE economic opportunities for corporations that operate prisons and FARM OUT  prison labor making corporations and their stockholders RICHER
  3. Creates a PERMANENT BLACK UNDERCLASS that will be forced to work for slave wages, which includes PICKING CROPS, working as domestics (for white families), OR JOINING THE MILITARY.
  4. Permanently LIMITS the ABILITY of Black Victims to DISMANTLE THE SYSTEM OF RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY because people who do NOT read or like to read will be PROGRAMMED AND DOMINATED by those who DO.
BLACK CHILDREN ARE BEAUTIFUL AND SMART

It is easy to believe — as you watch these videos — that the white people  watching them must feel ashamed and oh so sorry for black children

AND that we can SHAME them  into improving the quality of education for OUR Black Children

(because, after all, WHITE PEOPLE are the ones who determine the QUALITY of education for ALL children in the U.S.)

HOWEVER,  BELIEVING WE CAN SHAME RACISM OUT OF EXISTENCE IS  A HUGE MISTAKE

White people, collectively,  are WELL AWARE of the INFERIOR EDUCATION that most black children receive

And I believe MOST ACTUALLY PREFER IT STAY THAT WAY.

AND SO WILL THOSE WHITE STUDENTS FROM  NEUQUA ONCE THEY BECOME ADULTS AND  TAKE THE PLACE OF THEIR PARENTS

The PROOF?

It white people, collectively, wanted EQUAL EDUCATION for ALL CHILDREN, regardless of COLOR, there would be NO UNEQUAL SCHOOLS  based on  COLOR in the U.S.

INSTEAD OF THE SAME EDUCATIONAL  INEQUALITY CONTINUING FROM ONE WHITE GENERATION TO THE NEXT AND THE NEXT AND THE NEXT…

BLACK CHILDREN ARE SMART AND BEAUTIFUL

THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT I CAN MAKE IN THIS PIECE — TO STOP WAITING FOR ‘GOOD WHITE PEOPLE’ TO “DO  SOMETHING”

MAKING THAT POINT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SIMPLY REVEALING INFORMATION 

THAT MOST BLACK AND WHITE PEOPLE ALREADY KNEW:

THAT BLACK CHILDREN ARE BEING SHORT-CHANGED (CHEATED)  IN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM — BY DESIGN

BLACK CHILDREN ARE BEAUTIFUL AND SMART

AND AFTER ALL THIS TIME — AND MOUNTAINS OF EVIDENCE — MANY BLACK PEOPLE  STILL BELIEVE WE CAN FORCE WHITE PEOPLE TO CARE ABOUT OUR CHILDREN

BY PUBLICLY AIRING AN OPRAH SHOW OR STUDY OR PROGRAM THAT REVEALS  THIS  WELL KNOWN  “SECRET”

YET —  FIFTY YEARS AFTER ‘BROWN VS BROWN’   OUTLAWED SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL SCHOOLS

THE MAJORITY OF BLACK CHILDREN IN THE U.S ARE STILL RECEIVING A SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL AND INFERIOR EDUCATION

ASK YOURSELF — WHY IS THIS INFORMATION ALLOWED TO GO “PUBLIC” ON A NATIONAL TV NETWORK IF IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE SUCH A BIG SECRET?

FOR THE SAME REASON THE RODNEY KING BEATING BY POLICE WAS WIDELY TELEVISED

TO REINFORCE IN THE MINDS OF THE VICTIMS THAT THEY ARE INFERIOR

AND TO REASSURE WHITE PEOPLE THAT IT IS BUSINESS AS USUAL

 AKA WHITE SUPREMACY AND  WHITE PRIVILEGE IS STILL THE LAW OF THE LAND

AS RESPONSIBLE, THINKING, AND SELF-RESPECTING BLACK ADULTS WE MUST STOP SEARCHING THE WOODPILE FOR “GOOD, WHITE PEOPLE”

TO RIGHT THIS CENTURIES-OLD WRONG AND FACE THE REALITY:

ONLY A FOOL WOULD EDUCATE HIS ENEMY’S CHILDREN TO BE EQUAL TO HIS OR HER OWN

THAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE — AND IT IS WELL PAST TIME THAT WE FACE IT.

WE CANNOT AFFORD TO WASTE ANY MORE PRECIOUS TIME TRYING TO “SHAME” WHITE PEOPLE INTO TREATING OUR BLACK CHILDREN  HUMANELY.

OUR LONG, LONG HISTORY OF EDUCATIONAL RACISM SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT US BETTER THAN THAT

WE MUST STOP BLAMING  BLACK CHILDREN FOR FAILING IN FOR A RACIST EDUCATIONAL AND LIVING ENVIRONMENT

THAT WAS DESIGNED TO DEVASTATE THEIR EDUCATIONAL CONFIDENCE AND POTENTIAL

AND FIND WAYS– AS BLACK ADULTS — TO PROVIDE A QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL BLACK CHILDREN

BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

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Part 4  will deal with some possible solutions to address the CRISIS  of INFERIOR EDUCATION for OUR Black Children
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When WAR is waged on our children and we do NOTHING to stop our Enemies

WE WILL HAVE NO FUTURE

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Comments
  1. The more things change, the more they remain the same. This is just a recycling of The Reconstruction Era.

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ diaryofanegress

      I’ll add one more thing to that

      INSANITY is — doing the same thing and expecting different results

      if black people want something to change for our children WE MUST CHANGE WHAT WE ARE DOING

      And that is why it INFURIATES ME — literally — to hear BLACK ADULTS putting down AND blaming black CHILDREN for their poor academic performances and/or “bad attitudes”

      what do we expect them to feel? GOOD about being in a hostile educational system designed to destroy them? where they are mistreated and cheated and lied to and under-educated and mis-educated and suspended and expelled for minor infractions?

      Maybe black children are SMARTER THAN BLACK ADULTS because at least they are REBELLING against their mistreatment by NOT BEHAVING

      They reject learning because they KNOW instinctively it has NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM because they NEVER see themselves reflected positively ANYWHERE — especially in those boring HIS-STORY books they are forced to read

      oh snap, wait a sec

      some black schools aren’t getting “history books”

      they’re getting “WORKSHEETS” so the black schools can save money

      would YOU be excited about taking home a “worksheet” so you can do your USELESS homework?

      I wouldn’t.

      let me end here because I am getting worked up — again

    • Great analogy. Second reconstruction is exactly what it looks like.

    • anonymous says:

      Precisely. The parallels between events happening now and Reeconstruction era are scary. Today’s Birth of a nation “The Purge.”

  2. honeytreebee says:

    Pam, So true every last word you wrote. I think black people have yet to realize that these are not our schools. These are government schools that have large black populations of black children going to them being programed to be depressed, criminals.

    Once you realize that these schools are not your, but a racist white government that has no love for you and doesn’t want to help you or your children. So, don’t send your children to them anymore. I know this is difficult and will cause a lot of scrambling as to what to do with children as both parents now work and schools are often used as day care so the parents can work.

    There used to be a support system with grandparents and such, but a lot of that is gone now. So, educating our children on our own is a must but the big question is how.

    It takes time and supervision to do home schooling both of which are in short supply for most parents that are in this situation. There are black centered private schools, but I doubt enough to cover for all of the children who will need education.

    I think home schooling is the best and most flexible option for children and parents and could allow for more education that is centered on a positive and Afrocentric focus for our youth. It would be nice to have some big money for something like this, but the system kinda makes sure that won’t happen.

    We were not always dependent on this system and we once knew that this system was not created by us, for our betterment, or to up lift us. We need to realize this yet once again and make our own thing happen. This is just a symptom of a bigger problem.

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ honeytreebee

      you make some great points

      You’re right, these aren’t “black schools”

      they’re white supremacist INSTITUTIONS designed to WAREHOUSE black students and provide a MINIMAL EDUCATION until they are old enough to be thrown out

      I believe one of the reasons Rahm Emmanuel (mayor of Chicago and one of the architects of the mass school closings here) wanted to extend the school year was to keep black youth off the street during the hot summer months

      so they wouldn’t be an EYESORE to all the WHITE TOURIST TRADE

      our black children are seen as POTENTIAL FUTURE ENEMIES of white supremacy

      and so MUST BE EDUCATIONALLY and INTELLECTUALLY DISARMED before they are old enough to do any damage

      I agree, home schooling is NOT for everyone and takes some amount of dedication that some parents are unwilling or unable to provide

      there are other solutions as well, some of which I will post in PART FOUR

      Also, if you or anyone has any ideas , please post them or email them to me and I’ll include them in the next post

      ALSO — please share the LINK to this post with as many people as you can

      I believe this is ONE issue that MOST black people can agree on — that something must be done to save our children

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ honeytreebee

      that’s another good point, we had extended families and neighbors that would help watch and teach black children and keep some sense of RESPECT going

      Because when I was growing up, most of the families were two parent families and if any of the adults came and told my mother or father that we were clowning, they would take the word of the ADULT over ours

      but now — after integration — black people don’t have that sense of community, We are free NOT to be around each other and many of us take FULL advantage of it, running to live next to white people and still NOT being a part of that community either

      not really

      I believe the coming economic times will force our collective HAND

      either we will stand together for survival

      or we will die,

      that pretty much sums it up

  3. TrojanPam says:

    @ ALL

    PLEASE SHARE THE LINK TO THIS POST WITH ALL THE PEOPLE YOU KNOW

    IT IS TIME TO START STRATEGIZING — ON A NATION-WIDE BASIS — WAYS TO SAVE OUR CHILDREN

  4. Ms. J says:

    Wow, this is one of the best pieces that you’ve ever written, Trojan Pam.

    My school experiences were very mixed. I went to an all-White Catholic school for 8 years before going to a racially diverse high school. Reading was seen as critical in my Catholic school, which is one of the reasons why it’s a longtime hobby of mine.

    In contrast, I know countless Black young adults like myself who hate reading and think 99% of what’s written isn’t true. Clearly, that’s not by accident.

    My high school was really in-between the typical “White” and “Black” high school. We had a state-of-the-art swimming facility, auditorium, and technology system. I recall a group of students from an all-black school in Philadelphia expressing amazement at my school during a band competition.

    However, Black and White students were treated so differently despite the facilities. Almost no black students were in the Gifted program or in student government, but White students were usually the main student leaders.

    White students also predominated our school’s National Honor Society, AP courses, etc. while Black students were often put in suspension.

    I was one of the few who was in Honor Society and AP, but the White students were either jealous of me or acted like they were superior. A large number of White students even laughed when our Junior class saw that Black students collectively failed the state standardized tests while Whites overwhelmingly passed.

    However, many of these same White students had Black “pals”, “lovers”, “relatives”, etc. There was a lot of interracial dating in my high school between the races, but a high amount of anti-Blackness.

    Overall, this country’s education system is meant to keep Whites on top. It doesn’t matter what schools we in because we’re not going to get the same quality teaching as White students get. But enough of my ranting. Thanks for the post.

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ Ms J

      Thanks for bringing up another very important point — one we talk about in our book Trojan Horse: Death of a Dark Nation in the chapter on EDUCATIONAL GENOCIDE.

      AND that is sending our black children to “integrated” white schools does NOT solve the problem, and in fact, can DEEPEN the PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGE

      I have known of COUNTLESS black students who have attended these schools who STILL get an inferior education even while being in the same physical school building as the WHITE STUDENTS (!)

      Years ago (1995), CBS ’60 Minutes’ did a story on “tracking” and how black students within an “integrated” school were TRACKED (and shoved) into a Vocational program that DIDN’T Prepare them for college

      while white students (even those who failed the “test”) received COLLEGE PREP COURSES

      (if I can locate the story, I’ll post it — as a matter of fact, maybe integrated schools should be Part 4 and Solutions should be Part 5!)

      Also, by allowing our children to FALSELY believe they MUST sit next to a white person to get a “quality” education is TEACHING THEM THAT BLACK IS INHERENTLY INFERIOR

      AND

      it is ALSO teaching them to SEEK OUT A WHITE PARTNER IF THEY WANT A QUALITY RELATIONSHIP

      and I have heard countless black parents wringing their hands and complaining that their children “act like white people” and “don’t have a black identity or respect for black people” after attending one of these “integrated” schools

      it is total and complete BRAIN-TRASHING to send black children into that “integrated” environment without preparing them to UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT

      the best solution is

      BLACK OWNED AND OPERATED SCHOOLS FUNDED AND MONITORED BY CONCERNED BLACK PARENTS AND ADULTS

      and if we have to FORGO that brand new Lexus with all the bells and whistles or the latest Coach handbag or that 6,000 sq. ft home where only four people are living in it

      then that is what WE MUST AND SHOULD DO

      Not implying that all or most black people have a lot of money but I do believe in many cases our PRIORITIES are confused and wrongheaded (mine as well)

      and that we are teaching our children in so many words that if they “eat their spinach, do their homework, get As in school, or graduate from college that everything will work out fine

      while THOUSANDS of black people with degrees AND experience are LESS LIKELY to be employed than an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT who can barely speak English

      CNN reported in 2008 that being black was the EQUIVALENT of having a FELONY CONVICTION (I assume when it came to getting hired)

      So, EDUCATION is only part of it, if we can save their INTELLECTUAL POTENTIAL we can ALSO greatly IMPROVE their ABILITY TO CREATE THEIR OWN JOBS BECAUSE THEY WILL HAVE REAL SKILLS

      Our children don’t need more “things,” what they need from us is a GAME PLAN FOR THEIR PSYCHOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC SURVIVAL

      • Ms. J says:

        Thank you for your feedback!! High school was a very challenging time for me with all that I went through, so it was so hard for me to write that comment.

        I dealt with many instances of racism and only realized it was such as an adult. NOBODY told me what was going on, and the white students who mistreated me knew exactly what they were doing and took advantage of me.

        So I also see those integrated environments as a breeding ground for very refined, but still DANGEROUS, white supremacy.

        • TrojanPam says:

          @ Ms J

          Yes, yes, yes, the integrated school environment is a RIPE BREEDING GROUND for anti-blackness, self-hatred and mental illness for many unsuspecting black students

          and unfortunately, since many black parents either don’t know what to tell us OR have the courage to tell us what THEY went through

          it’s like every black generation is starting over from SCRATCH

          and that is why many of our black children DO NOT RESPECT BLACK ADULTS and why so many resent, even hate black people

          because WE DID NOT PREPARE THEM FOR WHAT WE KNEW THEY WOULD FACE

          I actually had a black male tell me this years ago, that he HATED his parents, and I was shocked, since I was in my early twenties and saying we hated our parents wasn’t something most black people do

          When I asked him why, he said, “Because they didn’t prepare me for this world”

          and he had a lot of mental problems but I never knew why until he said that and even then I didn’t understand his anger

          NOW I understand it — even though his parents were victims, too, they still — out of fear or EGO — did NOT tell him anything about the racism ALL BLACK PARENTS KNOW our children will face

          it is time to break that pattern of DENIAL before it is too late

          and if you don’t know HOW, listen to COWS, ask Gus to do a program on it, ask around the Counter Racist community for answers

          just do SOMETHING to help your children

          • Ms. J says:

            You’re right. I also think schools with a high concentration of Black, lower-class students also get targeted by the military.

            Military personnel were in our school each week unlike the top colleges in this country. I know Whites whose friends all got accepted in places like Penn, Harvard, etc., but many students at my school ended up at no-name colleges, vocational school, or the military.

    • Courtney H says:

      Ms. J:

      I taught for three years in public schools in the central part of my state. For the first year, I taught at a high school in a small town. The county had more money than the surrounding counties because of the money pulled in by a local military base. The school, however, was 50/50 racially, but it was like a big-city school because of the problems in the school. Since the school was located in a small town, however, people acted like big-city problems didn’t exist there, but they did.

      Anyway, teachers were discouraged from sending disruptive students to the office, because we would “lose credibility by sending students out of the classroom.” I was castigated by my mentor teacher for wanting to send students to the office for leaving trash in the back of my classroom; she said it was my fault! She blamed me for the behavior of my students! In fact, during orientation, she kept saying that “90 % of the problems in the classroom are teacher-owned.”

      She and the co-chair of my department would not allow me to teach my classes the way I that I wanted (they were both white). Let me tell you a story. I made up a poetry exam based on an exam that I gave when I was student-teaching. The exam was college-level, and I was teaching ninth-graders. I gave a copy to the co-chair (I’ll call her Shelley) just in case I needed revisions. She actually asked me if I was “sure that I made up the test my myself.” I informed her that the test was based on a test that my cooperating teacher (God bless her) had given. The following week, my mentor teacher (I’ll call her Susan) came in my classroom during my planning period and asked about the test. She grabbed the stack of tests and informed me that our principal didn’t want the teachers to give paper-and-pencil tests to the students. Despite my protests, she took the tests out of my class and I was not able to give the tests. I couldn’t believe it! This was not the only time that this kind of thing happened at this school. I ended up leaving at the end of the year.

      I told my cousin (a retired teacher) about this and she said that she would hate to teach at my school since teachers were not allowed to teach the way they wanted to teach. My sister told me that these women felt threatened by the fact as a black teacher, I was having to force the other teachers to up the standards, and as a black person, I wasn’t allowed to do that. By the way, Shelley once told me that most of the students at the school were “only going to make 70s anyway.”

      My cousin’s response to this remark? “Some people go into to teaching to build children up. Some people go into teaching to hold children down. This went into to teaching to hold children down, because she has low expectations of them.”

      In hindsight, this is just one of many incidents during my public school teaching that made me realize that a lot of people in education don’t care about the kids. They aren’t willing to challenge children to do better, and those who do get penalized for it.

      I apologize for my post being too long, but I had to put in my two cents by giving an example of what’s wrong with education today.

  5. “An UNEQUAL and INFERIOR EDUCATION for black children benefits the system of Racism/White Supremacy in four major ways:

    DEVASTATES  the EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL AND SELF-ESTEEM of black students so they cannot compete on a LEVEL PLAYING FIELD with white students OR white adults once they enter the workforce

    Creates HUGE economic opportunities for corporations that operate prisons and FARM OUT  prison labor making corporations and their stockholders RICHER

    Creates a PERMANENT BLACK UNDERCLASS that will be forced to work for slave wages, which includes PICKING CROPS, working as domestics (for white families), OR JOINING THE MILITARY.

    Permanently LIMITS the ABILITY of Black Victims to DISMANTLE THE SYSTEM OF RACISM/WHITE SUPREMACY because people who do NOT read or like to read will be PROGRAMMED by those who DO.”

    Very well said Pam! That is right and exact! The picture of the two pools really brought it home for me. The difference is astounding! We will never be treated the same in a racist system. And I’m starting to believe that it’s not in their nature to treat people equally and “fair”. This is a system of injustice and I don’t see it changing anytime soon.

    It’s heartbreaking to see our children suffer like this. Their answer is tear down schools and build more prisons for the undesirables of the world. This country doesn’t give a f@$k about our children! This shouldn’t be news to us! We’ve known this for Yeats. Their savage cave man mentality hasn’t changed since their evolution. They rape,murder and enslave everywhere they go. It’s their nature.

    We either leave this country and try to build something there. Or stay here and build our own Afrocentric schools with all this church money we produce every Sunday. We need black restaurants,grocery stores,cleaners,car dealerships,clothing stores,computer stores and banks.

    We need to get off our a$$ and pool our money together. It doesn’t matter what religious affiliation a person belongs to. Or a persons political beliefs. That all has to be pushed to the side. We have to work together as a collective force to fight this oppression. And I think economic empowerment is one of the ways to do it. We have to destroy the anti-blackness ignorant ni##@ mentality! It’s killing us! And our children will be the ones who suffer the most in the end.

    We MUST change things. We have no other options. We either change things or perish as a people. Sorry for the long rant. But I needed to get this off my chest. I can’t wait for part four. I’m sure you’ll have some great information. Lord knows we need some solutions. I’m tired of all the talking and no action. I personally think we’re running out of time. My motto is ” let’s get moving or get out of the way!”

  6. TrojanPam says:

    @ Kushite Prince (and ALL)

    Another BRICK in the INTELLECTUAL ASSAULT on Black Children is illustrated by this article.

    Fast Food Outlets Near NYC Schools: More Likely in Black Neighborhoods

    The Problem. The preponderance of fast food restaurants in low-income neighborhoods—especially near schools—poses a significant challenge in the fight to reduce childhood obesity.

    According to findings from a study of middle and high school students in California (“Proximity of Fast-Food Restaurants to Schools and Adolescent Obesity.” American Journal of Public Health, 99(3): 505–510, 2009. Available online.),

    students with fast food restaurants within a half mile of their school ate less fruits and vegetables, consumed more sugared soda and were more likely to be overweight or obese than students whose schools were not near fast food restaurants.

    What factors are associated with the clustering of fast food restaurants close to schools? Do these restaurants seek out the most populated neighborhoods?

    Or, are they more likely to cluster around schools serving minority or poor children?

    http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2011/04/fast-food-outlets-near-nyc-schools-more-likely-in-black-neighbor.html

    —————–

    I live in the Chicago area and did NOT know until recently that in some of the poorer areas that they closed the supermarkets and the only food shopping was either some low quality small markets run by Arabs or fast food restaurants.

    It is easy to say, “Why don’t they shop someplace else?”

    but a lot of poor black people don’t have cars

    it is as though “someone” powerful DELIBERATELY REMOVED the supermarkets from those areas which were the ONLY SOURCE of fresh fruit and vegetables within shopping distance.

    In addition, so many people are struggling and I PERSONALLY work with mothers who are only TEMP workers who have two and one has even three jobs and

    so it is unlikely that these working mothers are doing a lot of cooking at home and what cooking they do is based on what THEY grew up eating

    ALL this has a HUGE negative impact on the physical AND intellectual development of poor black children

    in addition, the fast foods in our area are probably LOADED with hormones and pesticides and in general are of a lower quality

    ALL SIGNS POINT TO A WAR BEING WAGED AGAINST OUR CHILDREN

    AND we need to wake up and SMELL THE GUNPOWDER

    • Great Reply! Malnutrition and obesity are both big problems in our community. This shows the lengths they will go to keep us sick and uneducated. I think malnutrition is worthy of a post all to itself. This is truly war! We really need to get our minds straight. This is NOT a game!

      • TrojanPam says:

        @ Kushite Prince

        a sick body produces sick thoughts

        another BRICK (or MISSILE) in the war against black children is the PROMOTION of MUSIC with FOUL and VULGAR LYRICS. Bitch, ho, dawg, thing, it, niggas, kill niggas, that’s my booty, being PUBLICIZED over the airwaves AND the black “entertainers” who are rewarded for their MENTAL ILLNESSES are the MAIN influences of many black youth today

        Not the preacher, not the parent, not the grandmothers and granddaddies, not the teacher,

        the MEDIA is today’s MORALITY CREATOR

        In reality, a BITCH IS A FEMALE DOG, a DAWG is an ANIMAL,

        even Lil Wayne says he is “NOT HUMAN”

        all BY DESIGN because the WHITE CONTROLLED MEDIA COMPANIES PROMOTE IT

        and those rappers who have attempted to create “positive rap” cannot get their music PLAYED

        and if you’ve ever been on the road next to a car BOOMING “I’ll kill a nigga…”

        you know two things are happening

        1. the people inside are being BRAIN-TRASHED
        2. the people inside are being PUMPED full of ANTI-BLACKNESS
        3. the people inside are NOT THINKING any CONSTRUCTIVE THOUGHTS
        4. the people inside will probably be DEAF before the age of 50

  7. C. Andrews says:

    I don’t know what the ultimate solution to this educational dilemma for our children is but I can tell you from personal experience what is NOT a solution- putting a few select black children in these elite and well to do predominately white schools. This will not work for several reason, even when our children manage to get in such schools they are still under and mis-educated.

    Oftentimes they are put in special ed classes and frequently the white schools will create small intimate inferior classes specifically for the black children and they be really refined and crafty about this by throwing in a few select white children too.

    I do not believe homeschooling is feasible for most of our black families but I do think black parents need to supplement their children’s education with a wide variety of educational websites and books that at this time is still plentiful in most libraries. this is just a suggestion that I have been able to use successfully.

    Again, moving closer to Mistah Charlie and getting close as possible to his children is not going to work for the most part with our children….

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ Ms J

      I agree. One of my co-workers proudly announced that his son just got accepted into West Point. I put on a false smile and congratulated him but my heart was sinking because I knew his son would be used against his own people and against non-white people GLOBALLY.

      Being “soldiers” will be the most promoted option for black youth in the near future due to lack of jobs elsewhere and they will be PROGRAMMED to fight for “Uncle Sam”

      but NOT to fight for their OWN liberation and the liberation of their OWN people because their LOYALTIES will be elsewhere

      And most black parents do not see the danger in that or in the INCREASE in ROTC in predominantly black and brown high schools

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ C. Andrews

      I agree, that is NOT a solution, that is DEEPENING the trauma

      Homeschooling must be a personal priority, however, it is possible for interested black parents to come together and form some sort of COMMUNITY SCHOOL to either replace OR supplement the mis-education their children are getting at governnment run schools.

      But we must reduce our ANTI-BLACKNESS and stop denying that most of us are filled with this poison, a carryover from SLAVERY

      A reduction would greatly enhance our children’s self-esteem so they can believe they are just as smart and capable as anyone else

      and once we EMPOWER our children VIA OUR IMPROVED BEHAVIOR AND REDUCED ANTI-BLACKNESS and DISRESPECT TOWARDS OTHER BLACK PEOPLE

      i believe that would provide the GREATEST MOTIVATION for our children to WANT to learn

  8. LBM says:

    Pam, you are doing a tremendous service with this. This is SO important and not skipping over it quickly is most productive. Stay with it and let’s hope we reach at least some rightly inclined adults.

    If current “black” blogtalk shows are any indication, our children are jacked. All this attacking of each other, prioritizing what sexual acts one requires, complaining about paying fifty dollars a week in child support, vile profanity – so called keeping it real…

    I survey what’s being discussed every so often and each time I end up erasing just about every podcast I’ve downloaded. And each time I listen to one other than COWS or CREE and a couple of others I say the same thing- our children don’t have a chance with adults like the ones on those blogtalk shows.

    I have to believe that there are enough of us who care about our young people enough to advocate for the ones who are ours biologically as well as others. My children’s friends are my children. My nieces, nephews are my children. Those of us who know better, those who can provide after school and weekend opportunities until we can figure this thing out, need to do so.

    Those who can facilitate getting young people off the block, out of the city, out of the US, need to do so. With so many of our people having gone through colonization, we speak every language and hundreds if not thousands of dialects. We need to take advantage of our greatest educational resource -ourselves.

    We had a generation or two who stopped talking to our young people. Stopped telling the reality of the past and present. We need to stop that. There’s plenty we CAN do. So much happens because we make it easy for the anti-humans. To the extent that our young people are in these “skools” we need to be as well assessing the academics, the environment, the lunch diet, etc.

    Note: It is critically important that Black parents be crystal clear that if a child is not comfortable, if the child is made to feel inferior – for whatever reason – a school with the best array of academic tools will not be beneficial.

    I personally have never been of the thinking that putting Black children in predominantly white environments was a productive idea. And my children play tennis, fence and swim, all taught by Black people. Their teachers have always been Black.

    It can be done. But it requires “family planning”. It requires wanting our children to do better than us – to understand and have less tolerance for this RWS than we have.

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ LBM

      Thanks for your support

      I agree, some of us are more concerned with spewing anti-blackness than saving our children. I used to go on “black” websites (all owned by whites, by the way)

      and watch black males and females go BALLISTIC over PLANTED ARTICLES DESIGNED TO PROVOKE MORE ANTAGONISM between black males and females

      and even when you try to point that out, that this is ORCHESTRATED CONFLICT,

      most wouldn’t listen because there is all this PENT-UP RAGE and FRUSTRATION and the ONLY ACCEPTABLE (and SAFE) TARGET is ANOTHER BLACK PERSON

      even those who don’t understand white supremacy or believe in it KNOW that much at least,

      that they better not take out that understandable rage and frustration on a WHITE PERSON or there will be serious CONSEQUENCES.

      Our black children did NOT come from OUTER SPACE, they are a REFLECTION OF BLACK ADULTS and that FACT that we were never allowed to heal from 400 years of CHATTEL SLAVERY —

      THE WORST CHATTEL SLAVERY SYSTEM IN HUMAN HISTORY

      which we talk about detail in our book, “Black Love Is A Revolutionary Act”

      The way we talk to, treat, and beat our children was learned on the SLAVE PLANTATION and it’s time to be HONEST about that

      I applaud your efforts to correctly guide and protect your children. If you have advice for black parents who are looking for ideas, would you post them here or send them in an email and I’ll share in the “Solutions” post

  9. Tarus says:

    I couldn’t watch the Rodney King video at all! But I think I can speak for quite a few of us in the South, when we say that our hearts go out to you guys. The same things are also starting to happen here as well. Gentrification is in full effect and trying to mobilize people is not easy – as I’m sure you know. There is so much work to do on both fronts. Would you agree? But I am always encouraged by your efforts pam. I’ve been a big fan for some time now.

    Please check us out at blackverse.org and if you find us worthy, please consider passing our site onto those who may be interested, particularly if they are here in S. Florida. That would be much appreciated. Presently, the site is under going a few major changes some you will not be able to access a few portals. We decided to revamp the whole thing.

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ Tarus

      I agree, there is a TON of work to do.

      I just visited your site. Very interesting, looks very promising

      What I usually is to do reciprocal linking, meaning I’ll put a link and your site and you’ll put our link on yours.

      • C. Andrews says:

        Pam you aint never lied!!!! Not to change the subject but you made a few predictions in a post a few months ago about Susan Rice taking Hillary Clinton’s position. She was not the chosen one, instead I think that position went to senator John Kerry. just heard a few days ago they created a new position for Susan Rice. She is now the new National Security Advisor (sic). Your predictions were not fortuitous at all. Even when one may think you wrong you are right !!! A clear example of following the LOGIC as Mr. Fuller suggested as part of codification process. Your posting about these school closings are right on time and I
        hope more of us victims start waking up out of this brain fog….

        • TrojanPam says:

          @ C. Andrews

          I have reached the point where ANY TIME I see a black male OR female “appointed” to a prominent post I know one of three things (maybe, all three) are happening:

          1. they are being “showcased” to make it appear that blacks have “opportunities” for advancement in a white supremacy system (this is TRUE of all blacks in prominent positions, especially “first blacks”)

          2. they are about to blamed for something the white people (who are really in charge) are doing

          3. they are being used to HARM OTHER BLACK AND NON-WHITE PEOPLE

          What could she possibly do as a “National Security Adviser” except

          TAKE ORDERS FROM HER WHITE BOSSES

          Powerful white people are not checking with Susan Rice in advance or asking her permission as to what they should do next in the “interests of National security”

          please

    • You have a great site! Thanks for putting up that link. You have some very useful information. I will definitely pass it along to others.

  10. Ms. J says:

    Also, thank you Pam for such an informative discussion last night on The COWS. I want to say that I agree with you on the fact that we’ll never shame White people into overturning the racist school system they created. The recent school closings and educational inequality overall has always been a trademark of their system. What person in their right mind would really believe that their oppressor is going to give them tools to ensure their liberation? We have to follow the logic.

    And like you said last night, I also think that White people are changing little by little. I’ve never noticed the phoniness in their smiles, laughs, and courtesy towards me as much I do now. Maybe I’m crazy, but I get the feeling that something’s seriously off when I interact with White folks. I get the feeling that they’d rather express anger at me than smile. What led you to think that White people are changing? Do you think they can pick up that you’re a less confused Black person as well? I’d love to hear other people’s thoughts as well.

    • TrojanPam says:

      @ Ms J.

      I think it’s mentally HEALTHY for black people to get out of denial. Then, we’ll be able to come up with more realistic solutions and strategies to solve our problems

      but as long as we lie to ourselves to make ourselves FEEL good, we will never BE good.

      I can’t tell if it’s me, the vibe I give off, the economy that making a lot of people angrier and meaner, or if more and more white people have decided black people are the problem and buying into the black scapegoat theory

      I suspect it’s a combination of all the above

  11. Mr. Nero says:

    Greetings Pam! Great site by the way. I have been meaning to stop by and pay it a visit. I need to cop your book soon also.

    Hotep!

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