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I remember Providence RI wanted to/or fired all of their teachers because of performance. This should occur here as well. Firing should not stop at just the teacher, but at the Education administration as well. They know the history of her grades before the persecution, and they generally will not wan much from there.
Later in life when she receives a Noble prize or some other notoriety, they will want to claim her as one of their own.
Fire all of them teachers, administrators and all who are involved. If the Mayor or Governor does not react to this it says a lot about their conviction to the oath they had taken.
Her contention that educated people makes them less “manageable as slaves” is absolutely bang on. With her essay she has exposed what is emerging as a dark underbelly of the true intent of the current public education system, which is not really to bring up young people to be free and independent thinkers, but to make them able to read, understand and follow orders and instructions but not to question them.
I side with her in imploring others to be learners not just students.
Our children are too precious to leave their educational needs solely to the same system that enslaved our ancestors and are crucifying our children’s minds. We need to teach our children to be free-thinkers and to read and learn their ‘his/herstory’….
The running joke is ‘if you want to hide something from a black man put it in a book’….. Afraid?? Yes they are because knowledge leads to empowerment, unity and strength…and brings shame on those who are guilty of these atrocities.
She accuses her white teachers, and her white teachers only, of oppressing her and her fellow students of color, for their own lack of motivation to learn. She says, ‘our teachers hand out pamphlets, and expect us to read and understand the instructions and do the work,’ like it’s an insult.
The worst part, is the retards who are enabling her. Telling her that she’s fighting the good fight. It’s embarrassing what some minority communities do to themselves. While racism still occurs, there is no rampant conspiracy to keep minorities down, they do it to themselves, and shit like this doesn’t help. Prejudice falls more along economic lines nowadays; when minorities play the race card nowadays, they are usually playing it on themselves.
Her parents also should explain to her that speaking truth comes with a price and that all those before her that also spoke truth paid a price.
It all began when Jesus paid the ultimate price for speaking truth and since then every man, woman or child pays a price for speaking truth.
Having been persecuted and expelled from school is the price you pay for speaking truth however rejoice and be exceeding glad because….
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Sincerely, Enoch Mubarak
President/CEO Mubarak Inter-prizes
You must slept your way through school. Pity you have all the privileges at your fisposal & this is the best you have to offer?
If it wasn’t so pathetic,it would be laughable!
This is a one-sided story, and a very scary one if true even in part. But, the school system cannot really respond to their side of this story, as they’d be divulging information about a minor. Plus, the school system doesn’t benefit either way (really liable or being falsely accused) by using the media to run the story.
I can believe a teacher responded poorly and inappropriately to this type of essay. I can believe one teacher, maybe even two, engaging in conduct to respond poorly to a teenage girl and make the situation worse.
I can’t believe ALL of her teachers engaged in a conspiracy of claiming she was “angry” with no provocation. I can’t believe that ALL of her teachers AND administrators refused to show graded assignments.
This doesn’t fully pass the “smell” test of being the WHOLE truth. There’s obviously a good portion of it here, with the initial essay and factual confirmed things that happened next. But who did what afterwards, and what is the other side of this story, is unknown.
In the internet age, we have to use our heads to reason on whether a story we hear is truly represented the way it says it is or not. This one here tugs at our hearts, but our minds say that there certainly is something fishy with the school and the teacher, but there’s something fishy about the family and the claims that are being made.
What would be best here is a public court case, not a one-sided story nor it being played out in the media.
While I can agree with a couple of your statements, I really don’t see where you detected anger or reactionary racist in Jada’s presentation of her work. If were as quick as you to form snap judgments with no basis in fact, I might think you were a bit racist yourself. Fortunately for both of us, I recognize that might be a mistake.
@Jada and her parents-
As a white man, it would be folly for me to say that I know how you must feel. I think I do, however, have a hint of an idea. Jada, you are obviously NOT just a student. Students should learn facts, theories and formulas… learners, on the other hand, learn how to think! They are the individuals that will give us tomorrow’s facts, theories and formulas. Don’t be discouraged, Jada. You are a learner, and you have learned some valuable lessons in this little fiasco.
Aside from understanding Douglass, you have understood latent prejudice, which in this case, may be more student/teacher-based than black/white. You dared to speak out against an injustice that you saw being perpetrated, in a way that threatened them, so they responded on the only way they knew how. They banded together and attacked their attacker. That certainly doesn’t make it right… but since it’s human nature, it’s a lesson that should serve you well in your life.
You’ve also learned the great value of having the support of others, particularly your parents. I suspect there are many others that “have your back”. It’s a good feeling, I’m sure. Please count me among your supporters.
And I hope you still possess a strong sense of justice. There is much injustice in the world, but justice has a way of surfacing, as well, as long as there are people like yourself, willing to speak out constructively. That some listeners won’t hear it as constructive because it challenges their beliefs, means little, at the end of the day. As long as you speak fairly, you’ll continue to sway the thoughts of others, little by little.
Just remember always, Jada… don’t judge all whites by the actions of a relative few. There are more decent folks in the world than bad, in any race.
It seems to me that despite intellectual aspirations and the pursuit of excellence, there is still room for respect for authority. She is still a student in school and were her words in the form of snide comments made directly to teachers or blurted out in the halls, there would likely be less sympathy for her.
Her words were far too direct and though they may demonstrate an understanding of the text they are based on, they do not reflect an understanding for any of the greater influences affecting and propagating the perceived injustices. Her words were over-simplified and made villains of teachers who, for all she knows may not have the tools available to them to achieve what she feels they should.
Her fellow students, who she feels are being denied, may very well be denying themselves. Teachers today have so little in the way of means to do their jobs. In terms of physical tools they are often lacking appropriate supplies. When it comes to the social tools needed for effective learning, they are often left ill-equipped as well, deprived of any real authority, support from administration and/or their community. I know of very few teachers who, by their own will and intent, fail to educate.
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