Racism 101

Comments: 2  | Leave A Comment

Last week on the TJMS, Education Secretary “Call-me-Arne-because-we’re-cool-like-that” Duncan told Roland Martin that the Obama administration would extend the $85 million dollars earmarked for HBCUs that was set to expire this year. These schools desperately need those millions and more if they’re going to continue to exist. But Arne also said the extension has to be approved by Congress. So, instead of being upset over the ignorance and racism we’re hearing regarding President Obama’s education speech, I’d rather we use that time and energy to make sure members of Congress know they must vote to extend the $85 million to HBCUs. Now more than ever, it should be clear to us that we need institutions – schools, churches, companies, media outlets, etc. – that educate, aid, nurture and have our best interests at heart.

Our children are growing up in a country that elected the first black president. But they’re also growing up in a country where that president is getting 400 percent more death threats than the previous president, and at least one of those threats has come from a pulpit. They need to be made aware of racism and made aware that the best way to counter it is to be educated enough to recognize it and to use their brains to study hard, get a college degree, to be proud of their history and to always have a hand out to bring someone else along.

They should do these things, all while realizing there are people rooting for them to fall, to fail and even die just because of the color of their skin.


« Previous page 1 2

Tags: »

  • More Related Content


2 thoughts on “Racism 101

  1. Tom, you go beyond fatherly advice; you hit upon basic problem solving for any event. I agree, hatred is too time consuming. Basic problem solving is to recognise the problem, devise a solution and then implement a fix. You have pinpointed the problem, now we must do the rest. We need to get passed our ex-slave mentality. Slavery was just a bump in our road. Thanks!

  2. Hi, visited your site before, but I can not say I’ve come across while surfing the internet, and now we get to see the information I needed. First of all thank you for it. Other than that I am adding your web site and post your favorites uses then be my chance to follow in an orderly manner. mynet sohbet mynet mynet sohbet mynet sohbet mynet sohbet mynet sohbet mynet sohbet sohbet chat sohbet odaları istanbul sohbet sohbet sitesi sohbet chat yonja sohbet cam sohbet limewire indir mirc mirc indir mynet evliya limewire limewire indir kameralı sohbet sohbet odaları film izle sinema izle erotik film izle Because of maturity in your writing and knowledge content, thank you again and good luck. Though not very good at this kind of foreign language issues I’m chasing a little more development. So sorry. : )

Add Your Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s