Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Feb 11, 2019 17:07:12 GMT -5
The Art of Domination: On Decolonizing the Curriculum
By Jordanna Matlon May 16, 2017
Those professors among us who teach from the perspective of the oppressed are often tasked with un-teaching what our students learned prior to entering our classrooms. As we know, the education system is a crucial site of social (re)production, fully complicit in the art of domination.
Children learn that our American hands are clean and our rule is just. To inculcate each new generation of patriots, Cowboys (or Cubs) fight Indians, “good” guys are pitted against bad hombres, super-predators, terrorists, the axis of evil.
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Feb 11, 2019 17:07:43 GMT -5
So this becomes a dilemma. It is difficult to talk of a shared heritage that celebrates victories of subjugation and extermination when one is not herself of the lineage of the conqueror, but to do otherwise contradicts the stories we as a collective – “we the people” – tell.
This collective worldview endows on the conquered the Hegelian double consciousness of master and slave that W.E.B. Du Bois so eloquently extended to the black American. The master can only be shocked, angered, or insulted when Beyoncé gets in formation or when Colin Kaepernick takes a knee.
The master is not repulsed by the portrait of Andrew Jackson, who once offered $50 and “ten dollars extra, for every hundred lashes any person will give him, to the amount of three hundred” for his runaway slave, that hangs in the Oval Office.
The slave, by contrast, cannot but know the horror, for she embodies our original sin.
The historical record is contested because its narrative pervades our lived present. It is ongoing.
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Feb 11, 2019 17:08:42 GMT -5
Power is a shape-shifter, and, with every gain of the subjugated, it manifests anew.
So when Jim Crow at home and colonial rule abroad became untenable, racism came to be depicted not as a systemic or structural force but rather a problem of the racist individual. Being stripped of the institutions of racial domination, in other words, necessitated the erasure of their structural legacies. It pushed the problem of racism to that of racists, easily denounced in the collective purge of racist offenders.
A generation is raised on this erasure, and claims colorblindness with the same surety as its sibling claims of neutrality, objectivity, and universality.
When last year The Washington Post declared, “Net worth of white households in D.C. region is 81 times that of black households,” and described a “racial wealth gap” that, while frequently attributed to “individual character flaws,” in fact represents
“an extensive history of the structural barriers in • local and national policies, • Supreme Court rulings, • programs and practices that created wealth for many white families and prevented wealth accumulation or stripped wealth from many Black families.”
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Feb 11, 2019 17:37:10 GMT -5
The myth of personal responsibility is built on the erasure of America’s original sin. Thus it is with no small irony that I write as a professor at American University in Washington D.C., the belly of the beast.
The education system, a crucial site of social (re)production, cannot but be complicit in the art of domination. We are the intelligentsia, engaged in a war of position, which is all too often the intellectual production of revision and denial.
How then might we make agency of our double consciousness?
I hope Dr Umar Johnson, can put into practice what he is promising in public. youtu.be/CXfWfKa6j6g It's been along time coming but I want to him to win this, not for his sake , but if he does what he say he want to do ,then it's a good day in the state of Black America.
Amazingly the Madhubutis have several schools in Chiraq, all attained and maintained w/o huckstering.
Parents and concerned community believed in them enough to fund operations as did the Madhubutis 'profits' from 3rd World Press etc.
Tried, true, and proven. Never allegations of fraud in 40 some years of educating young impressionable black minds w/o profanity, misogyny, racial enmity, or less than role model behaviors.
Based on a system of ethics and values, the 7 Principles.
Community really want a school offering quality education, respect of student's home environment culture, de-emphasis of nonsense, violence, $$$ draining fashion fads?
Your group of concerned parents et al can always contact Haki and Safisha for advice (or the legitimate corporation and tax documents of their schools). Ask 'em for a copy of one of their parent handbooks.
I urge caution only out of concern in these very unique times
The 'righteous brother' begging passersby for 'movement money' happened back in the 60s and 70s too. Very few fell for it then, though those w/o memory, or know about it w/o consulting those who actually lived through it, will get fleeced by predators using blackness as bait.
Many are called few are chosen You got to be ware of the wolf in sheep clothin
Better to donate to the legal team defending Gnawa Mauritanians from deportation to certain torture, slavery, or death. Yes, while the Gubment was shut down, the USChump used his own money to fly law abiding even business success refugees from slavery back into slavery in Mauritania, all the while condemning Mauritania for slavery.
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Feb 12, 2019 18:09:54 GMT -5
Why are vids different on the recent posts page than they are on the actual thread page?
Instead of Judy Mowatt singing many are called
some bulls hit vid is there and its muffing up the meassage
United Snakes 🐍 free new media ?
Mukasa Afrika Ma’at and Chantell Beaty
We are living in a new age where leaders are being made by social media.
In this new age, Black leadership has degenerated from the pre-social media generation of great scholars such as Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. John G. Jackson, Dr. Ivan Van Sertima, and others. Today, someone can take an idea of a school that never becomes a school and push that idea on social media and become more well-known than someone like • Dr. Anyim Palmer who founded the Marcus Garvey School in Los Angeles in 1975 or more respected among sadly uninformed masses than someone like • Marva Collins who founded the Westside Preparatory School in Chicago, also in 1975.
A non-educator can become more respected as an educational leader than founders of • the East in New York who founded their school in 1970 with a few thousand dollars and provided a national model of Afrikan-Centered excellence that helped guide a movement.
Unfortunately, we live in these strange days of social media where the Council of Independent Black Institutions (CIBI) are becoming a fading memory due in part to a lack of financial support. Many of the CIBI schools began in the living rooms, basements, and front porches of great educators with little money and a lot of heart. The schools grew across the country before declining due to lack of support.
A few still exists today but are under-funded. Dr. Uhuru Hotep of Duquesne University wrote a great analysis in his dissertation entitled Dedicated to excellence: An Afrocentric Oral History of the Council of Independent Black Institutions, 1970-2000.
Another excellent work is that of Dr. Kefentse K. Chike entitled From Black Power to the New Millennium. Although he focuses on Detroit’s Afrikan-Centered school movement, Dr. Chike addresses the national movement.
Dr. Hotep and Dr. Chike are the great scholars you never heard of in the non-cerebral social media world.
They document a great history of real and some still existing schools, many of which are closing due to funding, and they have been around for decades with some of the greatest educators and institution-builders we have produced as a people.
Meanwhile while this is occurring, a charlatan calling himself the “Prince of Pan-Africanism” with only an idea that he is pawning off, is given hundreds of thousands of dollars without any school while he makes a mockery and often profane caricature of a movement to which he defames.
B4 gangsta & hiphop they useta rap If ya dint know u shoulda ast somebody
Al-takuri said:[ Me? OK, I forget the 'social media' driven mentality of the times.]
Yes that's exactly it, the "old" upper and middle class Black or struggling class folks, are no longer that influential,new media rulez !!
else bookstores that caters to the community would not be in jeopardy of shutting down, as to the entertainers who might be "woke" they have the advantage of the mega phone, when was the last time something said from one of our traditional intellectual went " viral ".. Judging from the response it seems like Killa Mike's POV of setting up neighbourhood schools that caters to Black kids up to age 13 carried the day rather than majority "good white" schools, where the education is good but the racism is bad.
BTW Urban Prep is yet to be mass produced the template is there already all they have to do is stay true to their creed/goals true they have problems at one of their charters.
The Revolution May not be Televised.. But you can catch it on Instagram , Tweeter or YouTube.
There have been scores of black private schools over the decades- some straight private, some religious, some activist based/Afrocentric, some old skool/uplift types like well known Marva Collins out of Chicago. If independent black schools can promote the sterling values- discipline, hard work, appreciation of black history and mastery of the academic content needed to move ahead or maintain ground in the society, then more power to them.
Other minorities are using a "dual track" strategy. Both Asians and Jews for example take maximum advantage of available public education. But when the school bell rings, the Asians head off to their hard-nosed afternoon "cram" schools that are moving them steadily ahead, and Jews not only enjoy the full range of tutoring and private "prep" school options, but on the younger side, maintain a robust network of Jewish day-schools that promote Jewish culture and history- all without compromising the academics performances. In other words they are working the public system profitably, while maintaining their own successful parallel, or supplementary systems.
One factor sadly missing in many black communities is the discipline needed to break out of the box. African immigrants, West Indian immigrants/immigrant background and old skool Afro-Americans with their almost religious dedication to education show what can be dome and what is needed. But you will not get popular talking about such things. Aside from the usual "street" unpopularity, you have a would-be "smart set" that these days dismisses the Afrocentric old heads and hands- the people who insist on discipline and effort- as too "patriarchal" and so on, for the "new" black education.
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Note: I am not an "Egyptologist" as claimed by some still bitter, defeated, trolls creating fake profiles and posts elsewhere. You still fail..
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Feb 13, 2019 12:10:47 GMT -5
Black American descendents of the Maafa are a very unique set of ethnic groups whose histories and cultures are not comparable to any other components of USA or other western hemisphere countries.
African immigrants from the last few decades situations differ vastly from Maafa descendants.
Only MD's can correctly and effectively solve the problems they face. No others have an American Black Experience though they might all be a part of a Global Black Experience.
Blacks have been enslaved by nearly all other peoples. Atlantic and SW Indian Ocean Africans never took pains to enslave extra-continentals.
Blacks problems are internal. Black solutions are internal. Those who made our problems are not peoples to imitate.
They are human we are human Nothing human is alien to us -- Terence Afer We can do what we have the will -- Marcus Garvey We can think as better as most can. Black excellence is proved by academic records of Continental Jungle Monkeys in GB & USA.
As previously seen, MD's self schooling for children is old and varies by ethnicity. Black Muslims were first. Nguzo Saba Afrikans last. Independently financed, answerable to no outsiders.
Now your MD's who don't see themselves as anything other than Americans in black are working the charter system. Good! All viable options welcome. Some think the school2prison American public school system can be healed. Not probable but good luck with that anyway.
But why throw away $$$ for a single solitary unaccountable one-day-my-prince-will-come non-existant boys only boarding school when there are already many independents and charters already in operation and they need $$$.
Parents and investors serious about alts to public school will do their homework. The lackadaisical? Well? God won't even help ya if u don't help yourself. The gullible? Get woke! You'll pay heavily for sleeping/dreaming.
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Feb 13, 2019 12:51:43 GMT -5
Blacks have the solutions to Black problems. Many blacks place no confidence in Black problem solvers. They'd turn to anyone but themselves.
Without non-cyclic external funding and without SocialMedia (use every tool available but be wary) serious dedicated Blacks accomplished nation building objectives.
By Nick Chiles - March 26, 2015
The Intercommunal Youth Institute was established in January 1971 by the Black Panther Party. In 1974, the name was changed to Oakland Community School.
The Black Panther Party goal was to • get children to learn to their highest potential and to • strengthen their minds • so that one day they would be successful.
The school graduated its first class in June 1974. In September 1977, California Gov. Edmund “Jerry” Brown Jr. and the California Legislature gave Oakland Community School a special award for “having set the standard for the highest level of elementary education in the state.”
The Black Americans have set aside no day in memorial to those who gave their lives for betterment of the Black Americans.
Small wonder only a handful are pledged to Black Empowerment.
They all know all about a fictional Black Panther. Ask a random Black on the street about a Panther school and they'll say yeah its over in Wakanda.
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Feb 28, 2019 16:47:28 GMT -5
It's 51 years too late for the 1st "afrikan centered" boys or children's school. Here's another over 40 year old 'free' school and really the 1st Afrikan values one: UJAMAA SHULE (SCHOOL) is an independent Afrikan private school. We empower pre-school through high school by emphasizing Culture, Academic Excellence, and Character Development.
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Feb 28, 2019 16:56:50 GMT -5
The Story of Dr. El Senzengakulu Zulu
Founder & Director of Ujamaa School
Father of Independent Afrikan Schools in the USA
Dr. Zulu worked closely with leaders of civil rights movement such as • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., • Medgar Evers, • James Forman, • Andrew Young, • Kwame Toure, • H Rap Brown, • Marion Barry, and • Fannie Lou Hammer.
He worked along side others throughout the south to help organize the Freedom Rides. ... the racist governor of Mississippi arrested El Zulu and other participants resulting in six months imprisonment in Parchman Prison in maximum security. During the 60’s Baba Zulu was arrested 69 times for the liberation struggle of Afrikan people.
... politically and socially, they began to participate in direct action against racism. This resulted in 113 students being expelled from school. The responsibility for teaching these students fell to those who were organizing. Therefore, the Freedom Schools were developed. From this it was clear that there was a need for our people to create another educational system.
This was the beginning of Dr. Zulu's thoughts to open up his own school because he knew that at some point we had to open up our schools to teach our own history.
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Feb 28, 2019 17:08:50 GMT -5
While attending Howard University Law School, Dr. Zulu received a call from James Forman, Executive Secretary of SNCC, requesting his help with the Selma, Alabama Crisis. He went to the White House as a SNCC representative along with H. Rap Brown, NAG; Walter Fauntory, SCLC; The Urban League and others. This visit was to urge the president to send troops to protect the people during the civil rights demonstrations in Alabama
In 1966 he organized the freedom schools in DC in order to help our youth with reading, writing and their history. In January of 1968 The Ujamaa Afrikan Shop was opened to build a financial basis for an independent Afrikan community school.
On May 4, 1968 Ujamaa School opened with 3 students in preschool and added a grade each year up through high school. Ujamaa School is an ungraded school system. He chose that system because it allowed him to move students according to their ability.
Ujamaa School is the first and oldest Afrikan independent school in the USA.
In the last 40 years many students have graduated from high school,
some as early as age 14.
The majority of the students who graduated went on to receive honors and degrees from major universities. Some have returned to teach at the school. Many of our graduates now have families of their own and have chosen to send their children to Ujamaa.