AFRICANGLOBE – If you are an African-American, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you are, if you live long enough one day you will get a certificate, a plaque or a trophy. There is no ethnic group in the world that hands out more trophies than Black people.
My problem with that is many African-American award recipients are so called highly educated people.
The people with doctoral degrees get more awards than the high school dropouts, the Blacks that work for Whites get more trophies than the Blacks that own their own businesses or work for other Blacks, the African-Americans that are recognized by White media networks, newspapers and White scholars get more trophies than the Black people who are loved and admired by the African-American masses.
We love dumb people! Don’t take my word for it. Take the word of the founder of Black History, Dr. Carter G. Woodson.
Woodson said in his classic book that every person of African descent should read multiple times that “if you are educated by people, Black or White, that are victims of White supremacy, you will hate yourself.’’
In his book “The Mis-Education of the Negro,” the primary question that concerns Woodson is whether “educated” African-Americans are actually equipped to face the ordeals that Black people have to deal with or are they unconsciously contributing to their own undoing and demise by perpetrating the regime of the oppressor and the exploiter.
Before the so-called Negro scholars begin to hate and criticize me, take a look at our colleges and universities. 400 years after slavery days, race is still studied primarily as a problem or it is dismissed as of little consequence.
In 2013, just like in 1813, the inferiority of the Black man is drilled into every African-American student in almost all of his studies. Don’t act like you haven’t heard, “Columbia University journalism students are better than Clark-Atlanta University journalism students” or “Georgia Tech engineers are more highly trained than FAMU engineers.’’
We Love Dumb People
When I say we love dumb people, I don’t mean our educational leaders are not educated, I’m saying they are not educated in the best ways to generate progress and success in Black communities. I’m saying that our schools are not necessarily the institutions for the free flow of ideas, strategies and methodologies.
Our schools teach subjects and teach in ways that are acceptable to White people.
I will match my “education,” my experience and my love for making Black people more aware with any journalism professor at any school, Black or White, in the world but you will never get a Black school to allow me to teach a class or address a group of students because of fear that I may teach something the faculty doesn’t want me to teach.
Oftentimes I write in phrases that are ignored until you read or hear them months later in White media. For example, I was attacked for saying President Obama, in some respects, was like President Bush but since more people are being tapped and more freedoms are being denied in the name of “security”, the New York Times and others are saying the same things.
Even “dumb” people can learn something from Black visionaries considered by and labeled by our enemies as ignorant rabble rousers.
By: Lucious Gantt’s