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1. “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.”
2. Every Black child in grade school is taught Hitler killed 6 million jews and is the worst human being who ever lived. On the other hand children are taught “The Honorable Cecil Rhodes, founder of the De Beer Diamond Company in South Africa, the man who htens times as many Africans killed is a hero and statesman, and if they do well in school they may be eligible to win the Those Scholarships, the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship award in the world. However they don’t mention the scholarships are paid for with the blood of their ancestors.
3. The American Civil Liberties Union, analyzed law enforcement policies of 119 California school districts, including 50 of its most populous. It found more than half of the districts large and small gave their staff broad discretion to summon police officers for minor infractions, bullying and disrupting lessons. School Districts do little to shield their students from potential consequences, the study found. Of those analyzed, about 98% don’t require parental notification before a student is interviewed by police and about 99% don’t mandate that officers advise students who haven’t yet been arrested of their constitutional rights, including the right to remain silent.
4. According to ACLU studies, school administrators often outsource what used to be routine, in-school discipline to police officers. And when they do, the effects are disproportionately harsh for poor, minority and disabled students, who are more likely to be arrested than their peers.
5. During the 2013-14 school year; 9,540 school-related arrests were made in California, according to the study. Black students were three times as likely as white students to be charged with an offense.
6. 33% of school districts that require staff to report low-level offenses such as vandalism or graffiti to the police. Although these may sound like well-defined criminal acts, in practice, their meaning has been interpreted to include doodling on a desk or drawing one’s name on a locker.
7. Shannon L. Alder ~ The only people you have to look out for in life are the people that don’t care about anything or anyone. These are the people that end up teaching your children.
8. You’ve heard of the Kent State Massacre and maybe the Jackson State massacre. But have you heard of the Orangeburg massacre? On Feb. 8, 1968, eight seconds of police gunfire left three young men dying and at least 27 wounded on the campus of SC State College. All of the students were African-American— most shot in the back when the state police fired without warning following a protest against segregation at the local bowling alley. An activist with minimal involvement in the protest, Cleveland Sellers, was arrested for inciting a riot and sentenced to a year in prison. Now president of Voorhees College, he was the only person from either side to do time. For more info, see the powerful documentary film Scarred Justice (California Newsreel) and read more here: http://bit.ly/KvakVD Image: The three young men who were murdered: Samuel Hammond, Henry Smith, both SCSU students, and Delano Middleton, a student at Wilkinson High School.
9. The system won’t provide an education that will overthrow its own system
10. Because the best way to get ahead in life is to start out behind with $100K in debt
11. The problem is not people being uneducated, the problem is they are educated just enough to believe what they’ve been taught and not enough to question what they’ve been taught.
12. The problem is not people being uneducated, the problem is they are educated just enough to believe what they’ve been taught and not enough to question what they’ve been taught.
13. In schools across the country, Black girls are being suspended at 50% higher rates than their White classmates. Those rates are even higher in charter schools for girls in kindergarten through eighth grade. And half of those suspensions were for minor nonviolent offenses, especially dress code violations i.e. braids, afros, dreads, hair extensions, head wraps, these girls were removed from class and told they need to relax, or chemically straighten their hair before returning to school…. Research on zero tolerance policies and the outcomes show enforced marginalization which criminalize their black identity, enforces negative stereotypes, low self-esteem and underperformance. By using restrictions on hairstyles school officials are enforcing the policing of black youth by targeting certain students without using racial language much like Indian Boarding schools did with forced assimilation and grueling labor, to widespread sexual and physical abuse. Where recent generations learned the fine art of standing in line single-file for hours without moving, as a lesson in discipline; where our best and brightest earned graduation certificates for homemaking and masonry; where the sharp rules of immaculate living were instilled through blistered hands and knees on the floor with scouring toothbrushes; where mouths were scrubbed with lye and chlorine solutions for uttering Native words. This is the backdrop to a systematic assault on Native culture. School staff sheared children’s hair, banned traditional clothing and customs, and forced children to worship as Christians. Eliminating Native languages, considered an obstacle to the “acculturation” process. I don’t see much difference in the two.
14. Requiring someone to Salute the flag, repeat the Pledge of Allegiance or sing the National Anthem is forced patriotism. Mandatory flag rituals violate the constitutional requirements of democratic self-government. The Supreme Court addressed this in a statement of American liberty and intellectual freedom in education: West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943). “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. We set up government by consent of the governed, and the Bill of Rights denies those in power any legal opportunity to coerce that consent. Authority here is to be controlled by public opinion, not public opinion by authority. Compulsory patriotism defies the First Amendment.”
15. The Pledge of Allegiance is just a poem that doesn’t even rhyme.
16. Schools have not been legally permitted to use race as a factor in admission since 1996