This is an awesome blog site. Interestingly, the owner and I may have crossed paths as undergraduates. I know most of his fraternity brothers, and I will say Willie Irwin is my man 100 Grand. Nevertheless, I notice a new paradigm regarding black love dissipating every single day. I speak to black people. I try to uplift their spirits. It has been a turbulent voyage for us all, but I do not think black people care beyond the material. I speak to adolescents and young black adults; they have no knowledge on internment camps. Public schools do not teach how disavowing one's culture and past can impede their future.
As a staunch critic of America's schooling, I have discerned that the classroom has multiple mechanisms to yield certain outcomes. I spoke to a high school crowd for "at-risk" youth. I do not know the definition of at-risk now, but past at-risk youth did not wear the latest clothing, jeweler, or drive designer cars to school. This is the new at-risk. In the speech, I discussed how education makes black learners appear inferior to white ones. Jim Crow and segregated learning spaces led to black students outperforming whites.
All-black high schools in North Carolina such as Wilmington Williston, New Bern Barber, and JC Price produced the best learners in the state. Close to 99% of their black student population attended college. Nevertheless, integration led to their demise. Amalgamation has created a nihilism in black Americans where they now perceive whites as the standard. Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King said it best, "black Americans are integrating into a burning house."