"Wisdom is knowing the truth, and telling it."~~Unknown
Friday, August 27, 2010
Segregated School Elections
Nettleton Middle School 2010-2011 must be having a little fit of nostalgia for the days when they discouraged black children from working towards the career of their choice and delegated them to certain menial positions. Back in the good old days of segregation they encouraged whites to reach for the sky in their choice of occupation. However, blacks were told that they could only be maids, cooks, and chauffeurs, etc. Black children were told that they could never be anything other than in servile positions.
Brandy Springer, a mother of four mixed-race children in Nettleton, Miss., complained that her 12-year-old daughter couldn't run for class reporter because she wasn't the right race.~~The Associated Press as well as msnbc.com's Ryan McCartney and NBC News' Carlo Dellaverson contributed to this report.~~
Looks like Nettleton Middle School is regressing back in the past. The school was trying to exercise a stragedy created 30 years ago that was supposed to create equality. However, I wouldn't exactly label it one that creates equality because it has a catch 22 to it. It mirrors the black only and white only signs they used to have in public places such as restrooms and water fountains.
Well...it looks like some things just stay the same.
All of my life I observed people and often wondered why hatred between the human beings exists. As a black woman I have experienced it proliferated towards my people and me in myriad extreme and often subtle forms in which one could ever imagine toward a group of people.
One day, while meditating I asked the question why do people hate so much not knowing that this question would take me on a journey that would lead to an answer which has been one of the greatest deceptions in the history of mankind.
My journey has led me to the place that I am now, which is fighting against injustice, inequality, and enslavement of the minds of my people by the pharaohs of today.
Lord knows I am not perfect, nor do I profess to be. Neither are my people and no human being on earth is as a matter-of-fact. There are human flaws in every single race.
So, then my question is what gives one race the idea that they should have control over all others?