UPDATED 17 FEBRUARY 2008
There is still a need to adequately address the various problems in our educational system. However many people find fault in the messenger and act as if the Black Experience has been of no consequence. Thus we find the reasons for “Fallen Letters: Mis-Education & Intellectual Confusion” (Essays on the Black Experience). www.freedomjournalprss.com
FREEDOMJOURNAL QUOTE OF THE DAY 2-5-01
the name of God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.
The phrase "the mind is a terrible thing to
waste," is an ever present reality in the Black community. However Black
intellect does not go to waste because of lack of funding for the United Negro
Black minds go to waste because of
the dependent posture of Black schools. Therefore there should be a drive to
maintain and support Black schools from independent sources in the Black
community. It is for sure that all Black schools (colleges and universities)
that are dependant are for the most part places of mis-education
and class-conscious achievement. Thus many Black college presidents by design
and or world view foster mis-conceptions and
manipulative curriculums of Black bourgeois thinking. There are also the
various administrators and so- called professors who masquerade as Black
For example our experiences as a
student at various Black colleges and universities have been sordid experiences
of attempted brain-washing and mis-education.
Meanwhile these pitiful examples of Black achievement challenge the right to free expression and
academic freedoms to those that critique the Black educational experience.
However, they claim to have Black Studies Programs. Many schools also have various other
departments that maintain a concentration on the study of the Black experience.
Most are sad examples of so-called Black intellectuals that sell racism and the
plight of Black America to those who have historically benefited from the dis-enfranchisement of Black people. Even more tragic is that some of these places
of academia sell degrees and screen all potential graduates for selective
sycophant roles as arm-chair revolutionaries and intellectual sell-outs.
Meanwhile these institutions and their counter-parts throughout the Black
College landscape are on a mis-guided mission to
stall and hamper anyone in the Social Sciences that does not fit a selfish
profile and trade principles and values for a degree and a job.
Thus as we (FreedomJournal) continue to view the landscape of Black America,
we see dismal and wretched examples of Black youth. Yes a youth that have been
brain-washed to opt for material gain instead of principles, morals and values.
Thus, the Black community continues to meet confusion with more confusion. With
Confused teachers training and preparing confused students we are headed for a
disaster. No wonder there is so much chaos in the Black leadership ranks and a
Black church sold-out to Satan.
As Social Scientists we have studied
with many Black men and Black women over the years. However we do not know any
former colleagues that have not sold their soul for tenure, a payday and a
holiday. But if there are any independent intellectuals out there somewhere Please stand up and speak out about the wretched conditions
of Black History, Black Studies and Black Schools.
Meanwhile we bear witness as Almighty
God is our Judge that the willful manipulation of the Black mind is not
pleasing to God the Creator. Physical destruction of humankind is cruel but to
destroy a human mentally is a Devilish Act of the Highest Order. Meanwhile, we
stand in the gap: The FreedomJournal
is unbought, unsold, used, rented, leased and we
refuse any Lay-Away Plan. We bear witness that we are neither afraid nor
ashamed of the Gospel. Therefore we render that Christ Jesus is the answer to
any and all problems humankind faces on this earth that Almighty God Created.
We further bear witness that those that accept Christ become educated.
Carl Patton, writing for the FreedomJournal February 5, 2001 in the year of our Lord. (Updated 10 June 2009)
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