Government-Sponsored Slavery – From My Vault
THE FOLLOWING IS MY SYNDICATED COLUMN THAT WAS PUBLISHED AUGUST 26, 2005. IN MANY WAYS IT IS JUST AS RELEVANT TODAY AS WHEN I FIRST PENNED IT. IT IS TRAGIC TO THINK THAT THE PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM FOR ALL OF THE TAX DOLLARS SPENT ARE NO BETTER TODAY.
There is an unjustified superiority of thought held by many pursuant to the quality of life we can anticipate for our children based on today’s educational system. I submit one finds solace in same at their own peril.
The federal government (the current administration in particular) and the school systems are committing a criminal injustice against our children and in the process tangentially – not only jeopardizing their future, but the future for us all.
Complicit in the failure to prepare America’s children for the future, and thus America herself, are the parents and business communities because they punctuate the failure with the appearance of success or at very least the idea of successful intentions.
If children are our future, along with cohesive communities based on relevant equality, the future portends a chasm between the intellectually able and the intellectually unable as broad as the distance between Earth and Mars.
No one can argue the importance of education in the preparation of children for the future. Certainly one would be hard pressed to deny our future strength is based on same. Said being the case, one must ask why our federal government, the courts and educators are willing to spare no expense to ensure the failure of today’s so-called minority children.
The most recent example of this comes courtesy of the San Bernardino City Unified School District. Black students in that school district are the lowest achieving group, i.e., more dropouts and suspensions with fewer going to college.
Their solution to this problem is to generate black interest in school by introducing Ebonics in the classroom as a foreign language. One would think it unnecessary to mention the devastating effect this diabolically foolish plan will have on the children involved, but such cannot said.
Children are adept at picking up differences between themselves and others. It is those things which we have in common that frequently pave the way to success. What avenues of commonality can an undereducated child who speaks Ebonics find with another child with an aptitude for software, medicine or design?
Yet instead of teaching children that all we have and are – we have and are in common – we teach the so-called minority children to trade on differences. And not just differences of height, weight and color of eyes, but ridiculous misrepresentations of who we all factually are.
It starts in kindergarten and continues through high school. It continues in college with government sponsored discrimination based on racial preference. That the government and courts stamp their imprimatur of approval upon such a villainous practice by institutions like the University of Michigan quantifies the differences, not the commonalities.
The greater preponderance of racial division and discord, I grow increasingly more convinced, has nothing to do with color of skin as such, but everything to do with the sponsorship of racial division and discord by our government, courts, and schools.
I am prepared to argue that the curse of Jim Crow was not its existence as such, rather that which was wrought in its demise. That being a system which defines and legislates the superiority and the inferiority of people based on race.
I submit true equality – that can only come from a race neutral society – cannot be accomplished as long as government and schools are able to make gain by trading in race-based initiatives and instruction. The continued divide in education and racial preferences will have a destabilizing effect on our future because it inspires those so inculcated to grasp government-provided opportunities, which are simply slavery and indebtedness of another order.
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About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here