The Big Upset!

My blog this month is dedicated to my father, Glenny “Duke” Moore, who ascended on Friday, February 5, 2016. He fought for his life all the way to the end and has passed the baton to many people who looked up to him as a father figure or friend. His life – the good, the bad, and the ugly inspire me to try to connect with everyone – despite our differences or our different circumstances because it’s the right thing to do.

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Thank you, Daddy, for encouraging me to fight for my rights as a woman and mother. Your time, support, and listening ear really set me up for future success! Now that you are in the spiritual realm, I know that you are putting in a good word for me to the “Most High” to create new pathways for me to contribute more to society and live your legacy of love that you demonstrated to me and your grandson, Nigel Moore. I’m still trying to process you not being here physically to listen to my blogs or speeches before I publish or recite them. It was truly fulfilling watching your face light up with pride after I would share my writing with you. You genuinely enjoyed my evolution and my efforts to become an advocate for civil rights in education. You were my #1 supporter and I know every success I experience from this day forward was because you took out the time to just listen and talk to me about life! I am so grateful to have had you in my life! I love you, forever!

Your Super Star,

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Now, let’s get back to business as I refocus on my mission to coach and motivate whoever decided to read my message today!

This blog is also dedicated to Africans and African Americans, who are celebrating Black History Month. I encourage you to continue to believe in yourself even if some people treat you as if you are unworthy of true happiness, respect, or opportunities in life! More importantly, this blog is for all of the victors who have endured unfair adversities due to their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, income, or by simply using their freedom of speech and expression.

Therefore, I would like to share a sports analogy with you I entitled: “The Big Upset”.

This month, we are approaching a critical part of the high school and college basketball seasons when teams have to play with unity despite their individual differences. Now February is usually the turning point for a lot of basketball teams and this is the time when players collectively decide whether or not they want to be the champions of their region, state, or division. Also, by this time of the basketball season, teams have celebrated some wins and endured some losses! As players or spectators, we all know that the winning results during March Madness reflect the outcome of hard work, courage, & perseverance. As a former athlete, I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter what your season record is or how many star athletes you have on your team, “the championship title is not discriminatory”. The final title belongs to the individuals or team who are not complacent and have a strong desire to win for a greater purpose than themselves!

Now, of course, the fans and critics expect the team with the winning record or the team who have powerful and talented players to win the big game – just like money, power, connections, and prestige usually help people win political positions. But, in sports, most biased fans, would not expect the athletes on the underdog’s team as having the caliber or capacity to help win “the big game” or championship.

Moreover, even some team members only endorse their “star players” as the ones who could help win critical games during the regular season, overlooking players who often watch the game from the bench. So can someone who has been called a “practice player” or a “bench warmer”, compete on such an elite level? Furthermore, can the team who were titled “The Underdogs”, from a different division compete with the division who has the most resources, fans, and corporate sponsors? Of course, they, “The Underdogs” can! So when the “Big Upset” happens and anonymous athletes become (what seemed like) “an overnight success”, everyone who’s watching and playing the game discovers humbly that, “All you need to win is to believe in yourself and have a courageous heart”.

So, my readers, don’t lose the game of life believing only certain people are meant to be victorious. In fact, we can be so predictable with the negative attitudes we have about ourselves or the types of outcomes we create for our lives, that people actually invest big money into industries that support our sometimes defeated attitudes – like the prison, mental health, illegal drug, and medical industries. Thus, now is the time for us to explore economics and research the political science that runs this world! We have to collectively understand that, the “Big Upset” happens when political fans lose “big money” on the underdogs win or new winning attitudes!

With that said, “Never underestimate the power of the underdog” if you feel like one because the championship goes to the team who takes the most calculated risks and have the most heart! So please find the winner inside of you and make championship history! Over the next few decades, I want to hear about you or your children, during Black , Hispanic Heritage, or Women’s History Month! I want to see you and others collaborating to make World History just like our ancestors! Yes, “YOU” – because from this day forward, you are not giving up on yourself or the legacy you could create for generations to come!

In closing, I don’t know how many times I’ve heard my former high school basketball coach, Breezy Bishop say, “You’ve gotta have heart!” Who would have thought that such a common phrase that I often laughed at and imitated in high school could get me through such a complex political game situation in my personal and professional life. I just know from my experience with sports that when you come to a game wanting to win, you have to get in a competitive mental zone that no one can take you out of, “not even white supremacy”! I never would have thought I would be going “head to head” with white supremacy in the education system, but God will put you in game situations in life that will help your team to become believers again, achievers again, and winners again because freedom, respect, and opportunity belong to all of us! Not just them, but “US” too!

Happy Black History Month to everyone! Study History and Make History! Until next time, please check out my video collection from my local board of education meetings over the past three years. I am available to speak on many issues regarding education, instructional technology, economics, and policies related to equal opportunities for teachers, employees, and students! Take care and Power to the People!

This Case is Closed in order to Open a Door Full of Opportunities!

Hello Education and Civil Rights Supporters,

Yesterday I received a response from the Office of Civil Rights through the Department of Education about my legal case and I wanted to share with you the actual letter from the Team Investigator. I am not surprised from this response and the lack of support from the individuals that were involved with my case. This situation showed me how loyal political players are to a team or organization even when their teammates make decisions that are against their “own” personal belief system. In other words, when you are a part of a social group, religious group, fraternity, sorority, sports team, coalition – some people chose to be loyal just to be “a part of a whole” and give up their soul’s purpose to remain wealthy, prestigious, or popular in the public’s eye. At some point during my case, the decision-makers could have exercised their social responsibility to make this wrong – Right. However, due to my “courageous words”, “untimeliness” or “Black Pride”, my case had no relevance or a chance for justice. Overall, there are several arguments that outweigh being untimely in my case, but I will allow you to be the judge once you read the long awaited letter I received.

More importantly, I want to share with you what I’ve learned from this entire experience and my 35 years of living on this earth:

1. United we stand, divided we fall.

2. Some of us talk, laugh, and gossip about each other, more than we actually help each other. Sometimes we compete more than we actually collaborate with each other.

3. More African Americans need to be supportive of each other and work together on the issues that impact their communities.

4. Instead of helping the ratings of popular shows such as Scandal and Empire or sporting events such as March Madness and the NBA finals which are distracting you from what is really going on in the world, please actively and equally support a person who has been killed, mistreated, or retaliated against. We must avoid television more often and tune into our own lives.

5. I often frequent Baltimore County’s Board of Education meetings to speak on behalf of the African American community and my race is often underrepresented.

6. I understand as working parents it can be very challenging to attend certain political events, but your presence can truly make a difference in your child’s future and your future as well.

7. As an African American community, we should become more involved in politics because there is power in numbers. Check out the ratings for Scandal, Empire, March Madness, the Super Bowl, and the NBA Finals, then you will see how many corporations are supported by the Black community as we die, along with, being mistreated everyday. Check out those deadly and discriminatory statistics as well.

8. I’ve witnessed people of other social groups get exactly what they wanted or witnessed them receiving a fair chance for justice due to political involvement, access to money, and massive amounts of participation from their peers.

9. We judge each other too much and fear judging those who strategically plan our lives and life outcomes.

10. African Americans, along with other races, should seek to learn and study the law as a community in order to defend themselves for being mistreated or misled. Knowledge is power! Ase’!

11. African Americans should come together as a community and analyze school budgets and state budgets whether you are working or not because it impacts your life either way.

12. Whether you are working or unemployed, your thoughts and views matter and could possibly change the hearts of others, creating a more compassionate agenda in politics.

13. Some of us give up too easily! Don’t lose your vision or your hope!

14. African Americans should continue to team up by creating opportunities to support their children and families with financial literacy programs, career opportunities, and entrepreneurship training. Change the financial and employment statistics for our community by seeking resources both online and in the community!

15. African Americans should have more moral and legal assistance available to them in school and at the workplace to assist them with their internal grievance cases.

16. A Cultural Sensitivity and Emotional Intelligence class should be a High School graduation requirement.

17. When African American leaders try to help other African Americans, it’s called favoritism; when a certain racial group help its race, it’s called an equal opportunity. We need to define equal opportunity and match it with affirmative action.

18. People in power will retaliate against you if you speak out about injustice regarding their social group and will use their power against you while demonstrating a positive image to the public’s eye.

19. People in power will take the truth you speak personally and play the role of God in your life if you allow them to, but remember we all are Gods and Goddesses, the original image of God. We are Creators!

20. Some leaders get overly comfortable in their positions and think they can get away with retaliation and mistreating others, but this behavior will not be tolerated if enough people stand up against it! We have to organize and strategize to change the status quo!

21. We have prejudice people who are working with our children and working beside us everyday. Therefore, we have to pray that they will change their hearts because one day their children will need help too; one day they will need help. Pray, but be proactive with your legal matters.

22. We have to build each other up because there are too many people who will not give us the tools for success due to racism, classism, sexism, and corporate greed.

23. Why did I think the education system that has been discriminatory towards African American teachers and other races was going to respect my hard work as a teacher?

24. Why did I believe an education system that at one point did not want African Americans to read and write – would support my African American son’s educational opportunities?

25. Why did I believe in a government that was originally created to mentally, physically, and spiritually enslave African Americans would actually give me and my son justice?

26. Why did I think an African American leader would have the power to bring justice to my case when majority of his bosses may have been racist, biased, or even sexist?

27. Why did I think a female leader, who happened to be of another racial group would support an African American mother and son’s discrimination case?

28. Should I believe that female leaders would support a mother or woman on these types of complex issues no matter their race or religion? Will a woman of another race fight for my civil rights to the point of losing her identity because she connects with my heart and knows she would not have been accepted totally for the way she actually looked on the outside?

29. Are women powerless, disrespected, overworked, or too vindictive in corporate America? Maybe each area I acknowledged is relevant and that is why we cannot progress as corporate women with total satisfaction.

30. Were female leaders influenced by male leaders in order to treat my case as an untimely case or did my team leader arbitrarily make the decision herself because I was standing up for myself firmly?

31. Why did I believe that justice would be served because everyday an African American is killed or spirit is killed due to classism and racism without justice being on their side unless the national media is involved? Sometimes, the media’s attention doesn’t help the dire matters we are facing as a nation.

32. African American families united is the biggest threat to White Supremacy and through this experience I’ve witnessed how some white people do not want black people to help and love one another. We see it every day – our families under extreme stress and living in unfair conditions causing us to divide because individually we have prejudice or different belief systems.

33. We are blaming each other for the hurt that White Supremacy or the Elite has caused us to experience through organized religion, politics, monetary policies, media channels, and education. Stop blaming each other and continue to love and support your family despite your differences!

34. White Supremacy was designed to make African Americans and poor people not BELIEVE anymore or to think that they do not deserve freedom or opportunities. White Supremacy continues to make us feel inferior by using laws against us in order to lower our self-esteem enough to believe that individuals with fancy titles are superior to us.

35. We cannot be equal, if the law or policy constantly divides us as a people. Some people believe poor and being privileged to receive an equal opportunity just don’t mix, but I know if our decision makers did mix the two together, our economy would be a lot stronger and our communities would look like a portrait of progress. I truly believe that politics should empower people, not make them feel unaccomplished or stagnated!

Although on this legal document, it appears that I did not experience racism, discrimination, or my son did not experience retaliation, we absolutely did! I have the proof and some of you have witnessed the evidence. The Office of Civil Rights is supposed to support African Americans and underrepresented groups, but through my case, you can see that clearly this did not happen. It appears that I did not do my job in a timely and a respectful fashion. So please let my lesson, be your lesson and make sure you are not on “CP Time” when submitting your documents. Also, please do not act “too black” or be “too much of an intellectual” because you will not receive justice unless you take your case to private court. As we all know, sometimes through the court system – justice is not a guarantee.

Lastly, this is just the beginning of my career in civil rights and my obligation is to help those who can’t politically help themselves. I believe that when one door closes, another opens and I know there will be some people who are going to support me with my efforts to represent African American children within the school system and African American adults in the workplace. Thank you for your support and please become more active in changing your family lifestyles and community!

Here is my closing prayer for myself and you:

Dear Mother-Father God,

I will not allow the negative events or people’s negative thoughts to interfere with my spirit today. Today is a new day and it has a new purpose. I will renew my mind, heart, and spirit. I will be in the present. I will not escape what agenda you have brought to me today, but try to use my time wisely and purposefully. I will share and use my gifts today with the intent to impact lives and uplift spirits. I will be fair. I will try to be patient and understanding. I will use team approaches to elevate the consciousness of people around me. I will make some decisions that people may not like, but for the betterment of our future. I cannot waste time being fearful by procrastinating or not speaking up when I am being mistreated. I deserve better, we deserve better as a human race! My innovative thoughts and courageous decisions will be for the advancement of this country. I cannot allow the day-to-day challenging events hinder me from my overall mission. I cannot allow the unreasonable decisions that people around me make disrupt the bigger vision I have for the work I have committed my life to. I will not allow the past to affect my present or future unless I am taking the time to improve upon an area I’ve neglected. My personal and professional growth is my priority. I must embrace my growing pains because it is a part of my achievement. I am grateful for all people and events in my life; for it is what allows me to see the world differently. Every event is controlled by Divine timing and I have to allow nature to take its course in certain areas of my life. When the time is right, we can all rejoice for the blessings that will be poured into and out from our lives by acting on our faith! Together we will win and when we stand in solidarity, we are world champions! Remember that believing in your worth is defeating your doubts! Do not stop believing! Faith is why we are all in this race! The finish line of an accomplishment may be closer than we realize, although there are many more milestones to achieve! We humbly have our arms open to the opportunities that the Divine Mother/Father God will present to us. We will receive our blessings and opportunities with humility and gratitude; Despite the hate and confusion around us, we should continue to love and forgive! We should continue to love because love will love us back if we open our hearts! I pray that each and everyone is encouraged by my words! I hope your souls are touched because we have a lot of work to do! Please don’t give up! This world needs you! Amen to the Creator and to my ancestors who give me courage, passion, and new purpose each and every day!

BE ENLIGHTEDSincerely,

Marian Serena Moore & on behalf of Nigel Malik Moore

Sources used in my blog suggested for further reading:

TV By the Numbers

Empire is Fox’s Highest-Rated New Show in Years!

12 Extremely Disturbing Statistics About Police Violence and Black People That Should Alarm You

For Harriet – The Myth of the Welfare Queen: How Classism Worked Against Black Women

Jay Jones – Black Economics Equals Black Power

A Blueprint for RESPECT – U.S. Department of Education

Ed.Gov -Teachers Get R-E-S-P-E-C-T

9 Biggest Lies About Black Males and Academic Success

The Root – Texas Elementary School Teacher on McKinney Pool Party

Morgan the Scribe – To Rachel Dolezal: A White NAACP President Could Have Been a Powerful Thing

Black Enterprise – Financial Literacy Page

U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights – Case Processing Manual

Can Love Rapture Both Racism and Corrupt Capitalism?

Times like this with wars and protests going on in our streets make me think about the importance of family. The black family has endured so much socially and economically in our country. It is obvious that white supremacy and elite social groups do not want us to love each other the way we naturally love each other. In fact these corporate leaders and bankers have been strategically plotting ways to divide our life stories into Chapter 7, 11, and 13; allowing big businesses’ to be corrupt and causing individuals’ to become bankrupt. On the other hand, some people in power literally pay us to be poor and are entertained by our ignorance; some in the past even created education, monetary, legal, and medical policies to displace the royal black race. Is it our unique DNA code that causes you to experiment on us in such a sadistic and fanatical way?

Unfortunately, there are savvy and strategic political individuals capitalizing on the black community being mentally ill, physically in bondage, and emotionally distraught to support what I like to define as Evil Economics!! Therefore, the root of this evil economy causes our black children to become behind in education, populate prisons, or become substance abusers due to lack of equal opportunity and fair treatment. Yes, our “free” country even exchange our lucrative black communities for stock, bidding on corporate performance and penitentiary profits while black people’s self- and net worth are devalued. This political incorrect system is so mentally sick and the therapy for all of this hate is simply LOVE.

Moreover, we request publicly for leaders to love and respect us but some do not want to give up their ruling power; but why not surrender to LOVE? Why should life relationships be based on power struggles and political parties? It is now the time to let go of the conditional laws and let the natural laws rule! I know in my heart that Mother Nature would not stand for this chaos and the Universal Laws would not fall for this order of business! So now is the time for honesty, humility, and unity; not cover ups, ego trips, and brutality.

I know right now my people are tired and some of them may die for justice in the next few days or even the next few weeks. However, I don’t wish that this type of violence would happen, but my city is in rage and they are going to fight back fearlessly. My brothers and sisters in Baltimore are serious! Some Baltimoreans will control their emotions and others will speak the truth uncut and raw, but it’s all coming from the heart as well as out of frustration! The tolerance for some black  people are extremely low so if they are disrespected, the protests may not be so peaceful and there will be a war. It’s just how nature works when you do not nourish its people with LOVE.

Personally, I know that feeling when injustice hits home. I was willing to die for my cause because I wanted a better life for me and my son along with my community. When you are in the heat of the moment, you just don’t care what people think or what important titles they have; you just want JUSTICE & RESPECT! So I sincerely pray that people will be careful with their children during the protest but I know some black people and other races are going to sacrifice their lives intentionally and unintentionally for the sake of JUSTICE. Furthermore, I have this gut feeling that my city is going to be set up by intruders and some people may travel here to exacerbate the current situation. I hope that I am wrong, but just observing the news and online videos, the feelings of rage and passion are so intense out there right now. I am sorry to say even innocent children may experience some brutality as a result of agitators interfering in our protests. All I can do is pray for peace and love for my community and our nation after centuries of this greedy generational war attack on the royal black family. We definitely need an overflow and outpouring of love to lift us all up!

So I urge you to please be safe and wise out there! It’s an eerie yet courageous smell in the air. Also, don’t feel guilty or allow people to make you feel guilty if  you decide not to protest. It may not be your place to do so. However, if you are not out there marching for Freddie Gray, as a black community we have to remember to take care of ourselves and our children better. We all know that a lot of the illegal and violent activities in our city is because some of us (mothers, fathers, aunts, cousins, friends, neighbors, leaders) are not involved enough in the personal and professional development of our children We, also, know it truly takes a village to help raise and guide our children! Even parents need guidance! Often, some mothers are chasing love or other addictions instead of proactively being a supportive mother; some fathers are chasing love and other addictions instead of allowing his children to experience what it feels like to have an active father in their lives. Other parents are interested in their children becoming professional athletes or becoming entertainers for the world to see; while secret societies are behind the scenes  afflicting our nation with religious wars, mind control programs, false statistics of progression, pollution, genetically modified foods, poverty, homelessness, mass incarceration, inequities in education, and digital destruction. This is why we must LOVE and EDUCATE ourselves and children more energetically!

The least and the most we can do is “wake up”! Try to HEAL and LOVE ourselves first! Next, we should not blame our painful pasts as a valid reason not to build loving relationships; nor blame our lack of education as a reason for not manifesting our dreams and sharing our wisdom with the world! We are so brilliant and RIGHTEOUS, Black Nation! We are mathematicians, scientists, philosophers, master teachers, architects, cooks, artists, writers, producers, directors, historians, entertainers, and entrepreneurs!

So while others choose to protests, some of us can help design the picket signs and flyers, write inspiring speeches, organize fund raisers, develop a strategic plan, teach civil literacy, or simply spend quality time with our children – our future leaders! Apply your talents and make a difference! You could even create art or make music in the name of FREEDOM and LOVE! We must not waste another day in sorrow, but build a lasting legacy for tomorrow!

Make sure you refuse to walk around sleeping unconscious with the enemy, but become conscious of the mystical events happening around you leading your spirit to a deeper meaning about life and your soul’s purpose. So together let’s SEEK and FIND out ways we can help change the signs of the time allowing nature to freely take its course. Allow Mother Nature to divinely intervene in order to rapture the pain, the fear, the hurt, bondage, guilt, and defeat we have experienced through family ties or our family’s lies. Allow the rapture of love to take over!

Remember, that no matter how much racism and capitalism try to break our family’s apart, divine love will remain in our hearts! To the spiritual leaders of this Godly race, please be still and listen to your intuition. Thus, it is written in the heart of Africa that we have an inheritance and a mission to claim!  We will have more African and African American world leaders, some of the poor will become wealthy and the powerless will become powerful! We will create RIGHTEOUS laws treating everyone with LOVE and FAIRNESS! When we decide to ascend as a black nation, the way we view life will not be the same. We will reconnect and return to our ancestral cultural traditions. We will experience miracles of peace, but there are some negative habits and thought patterns we must release! So allow the rapture of love to guide your spirit! Embrace the new, natural, divine, and unifying world order! Enjoy the wealth of yourself and create heaven on earth! Be illuminated and be blessed with spiritual enlightenment! Be  encouraged to study our ancient mysteries and make history! Ase’!

Sincerely,

Marian Moore

A Baltimore Native

Read and Keep the Spirit of African American History Alive 365!

Yes, we “ALL” need to do better when it comes to studying our African American History! Sometimes we can be so busy seeking instant gratification that we do not invest the time to plan and organize initiatives that will educate and empower ourselves as well as our loved ones. How much time do we take to invest in educating ourselves? Why not give yourself an honorary degree of knowledge without being indebted by tuition! Pay yourself, first! Seek wisdom! So every day we should make an effort to travel through history, dig a little deeper into the hidden knowledge of our African ancestors in order to become liberated from ignorance. It is time to continue the movement that not only focuses on civil rights but bringing our traditional culture back! Stimulate your mental muscles with past, present, and future events by reading with discipline. Even watch a history video between paragraphs if you prefer; just EDUCATE yourself! As I often like to say, Study History and Make History!

Additionally, you will find that the further you go back into history; the Creator reminds us about how genetically superior we are. Then, as a result, you will be inspired to motivate everyone else to feel this winning spirit that our ancestors have implanted in us to rise the vibration of our nation now and forever! We need our ancestor’s spirit more than ever to reveal the truth and to free our spirits! More importantly, we should also study African “Herstory” and make “her” royal story known to our children, acknowledging the woman’s right to reign! Our past culture was magnificently structured to honor both the man and woman as divine leaders of civilization. Therefore, I believe that our generation needs to comprehend the duality concept in order to build a solid foundation for our future families!

So I encourage you all to feed your souls with the mystical knowledge of our ancestors! In fact, it’s never too late to start seeking the meaning of life and finding your soul’s purpose by studying ancient African history! This Information & Technology age digitally creates innovative ways to flood our minds with the nutrients that will keep us mentally healthy. Actually, mental health should be our main priority as a nation because we all know that our African American communities face a lot of mental illness and self destruction. However, I strongly believe that knowledge will unlock the chains of depression because reading feeds our imagination! Thus, we have to affirm every day that we have brilliant minds and we are undeniably talented! In fact, every day we should give ourselves gifts of knowledge, spending part of the day, learning and the rest of the day doing; constantly applying what we’ve learned or sharing knowledge to enlighten someone who is living in darkness. Learning about our true history inspires us to seek a deeper mission in life and develops the desire to leave a legacy like our ancestors did for all of us. Let’s intentionally celebrate our legacy daily and allow our ancient African legacy to compel us to refurbish our communities with a Revolutionary Renaissance!

Know Thyself and Your Wealth! It’s Time to Build a Wealth of Knowledge!

Last month, my blog focused on flipping the script on racism and this month, I just wanted to acknowledge four people that have flipped the script on racism in diverse ways:

  1. Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan – A revolutionary leader who provides his followers with ancient African traditions that have been lost through slavery and white supremacy. I was encouraged by a family member and a friend to watch his lectures. I recently began studying and listening to Dr. Ben in order to stay focus on my African Pride, building up my royal character as an African American woman. He acknowledges African women in high regard and honor Her as the Creator, Goddess, Leader, and Great Mother of civilization. I was so relieved after learning about my real heritage through Dr. Ben’s service to humanity. It gave me more motivation to fearlessly stand up for myself, my community, and our future legacy. It’s great to reclaim your culture and find ways to infuse it into your life with lasting traditions.

Article: He is also featured in the article, 10 Black Scholars Who Debunked Eurocentric Propaganda via Atlanta Black Star’s website.

Video Search: Please research his video presentations online and check out this video, “What Do You Tell Your Children?” published by The Black University’s YouTube Channel.

  1. Michelle Alexander – This awesome woman is enlightening the world about mass incarceration as a form of political racism through the War on Drugs, judicial system tactics, as well as, the structure of the government’s social services and labor market policies. I salute her courageous conversations about how this impacts the African American community and other racial groups. She continues to be socially responsible by informing the world about what people in power are benefitting from and how they are misusing their power in what we call the “justice” system. Thank you, Michelle Alexander, for using your legal profession as a catalyst to flip the political script as a civil rights activist!

Article: Telling My Son About Fugerson via The New York Times

Video: The New Jim Crow Lecture via The University of Chicago’s YouTube Channel

 

  1. Jane Elliot – This brilliant and bold woman’s diversity training is extremely racy, but she has such an emotional impact on all people. Sometimes we have to create opportunities for people to “role play” in order to help them to understand empathy or to learn through a dramatic experience. Ms. Elliot acknowledges that racism is a mental illness and a form of ignorance. In fact, I believe we need more women like Jane Elliot to stand up against white supremacy and racism, which has been institutionalized in almost every facet of government, the corporate world, and global communities. Ms. Elliot’s leadership approach is life changing for all people who participate in her class. I salute Jane Elliot for audaciously flipping the script on racism!

Video: Racism Experiment on Oprah via Huffington Post

Article: An Unfinished Crusade via PBS.org

  1. Dr. Umar Johnson – A dynamic and passionate public speaker who has taken his career from a school administrator and psychologist to an entrepreneurial pursuit to develop a school infrastructure that supports African American children’s personal and professional development. Please support his efforts to rebuild St. Paul’s College to eliminate the injustice toward African American children within our traditional school system. His goal is for his future academies to focus on African culture and implement an interdisciplinary approach to learning in order for students to have pride in their ability to become global leaders. Not to mention, become competent with the necessary life and career skills to rebuild their own communities. I learned so much from his lectures ranging from ancient African American history to solutions that can empower our African American community.

Video: UDC Forum: Academic Holocaust: War Against Black Youth?

In closing, it takes a great deal of bravery to discuss racism and the corrupt activities that have us all living in fear. However, if we want to reclaim our ancestors’ legacy, we have to learn about our ancient culture, the systematic efforts to destroy our culture through mental slavery, and how we can strategically make more progress! Although, currently it may feel like we are moving backwards with racial and social wars, let’s make sure that as an African American community – the only way we are moving backward is to trace our history so that we can move forward towards prosperity. Just understand that we are living in a life cycle so while you are experiencing this journey on earth now, make it one that will last until your spirit returns again! Then, when you have arrived once again, just pick up where you left off! No fear, my people! Please know that the power of God lives within you and the spirit of our ancestors forever flows! Now that last thought was inspired by the mystery of our ancient history! So from this day forth, I will try to provide ancient African as well as African American history to you all on my Facebook Fan Page. Keep the African Spirit Alive 365! Thanks for reading!

Flip the Script on Racism : How Does It Feels When The Joke Is On You?

In case you did not know, “racism” is unconstitutional but currently many racist people are not being accountable for their unlawful actions. So let’s imagine a world where people were actually responsible for their racist decisions. (Updated June 5, 2016)

What if a person commits an act of racism and it automatically reduces his or her credit score by 200 points? If you thought that was a heavy hitter, envision after you’ve made a racist remark, immediately receiving a $500 citation. Oh, and if a person’s racist remarks happened on multiple occasions at the workplace, the repetitious racist’s wages would be garnished for an entire year!

Now for all you Education Reformers out there, what if your local board of education created an equity policy, giving a fine for those of you who commit a racist act towards a child! Yup….those funds in your Summer or Christmas Savings account is going straight to the kid that you racially intimidated or mistreated! That’s right, direct deposit, Baby!

So try being racist after we’ve had a major criminal justice reform in the next decade! Trust me! I guarantee you that we will have more African-American lawyers, legal literate citizens, and diverse political players by the year 2030 to ensure justice for all!

Furthermore, what if someone reports job discrimination and the prejudice employees who denied a qualified candidate due to race would actually be sentenced to jail? Then, after being released from jail, the racist “Human Resources” felon could hardly find employment or get a school loan to prepare for new job opportunities. That’s right, institutional racism will no longer exist and racist individuals are not welcomed to work for our newly improved affirmatively active institutions unless they are willing to pay the cost! Therefore, “prejudice people”, you better think about your every move because it’s going to be some overworked black women and underpaid black men waiting for you to say or do something racist so they can file a claim! Now, say something!

Just because you are mistreating African-Americans at an alarming rate doesn’t mean we will continue to be defeated because my ancestors created the human race! Thus, I guarantee we, the human race, will change the game by learning the law and supporting each other to become more business savvy instead of trying to get TV time or acceptance from people who do not care whether we live or die! Soon, instead of protesting, we will be progressing because we are going to put in the work, strategize, help ourselves, and do for ourselves!  Some people may call this black segregation, but it’s called rebuilding a nation and restoring our African legacy!

Now just when you thought being a racist was awful enough, did I mention that there are legal discussions about getting points added to your driver’s license and increasing your car insurance premiums if you commit a racist crime because the community would rather not have prejudice people driving around with harmful attitudes towards citizens of different cultures? You know racism is starting to “drive people crazy” and we cannot have people cruising our streets with DUI’s: Driving Under the Influence of Racism. “Oh No, Not in my Neighborhood!”

By the way, some urban lobbyists are arguing that if you are a repeat racist offender while driving, your car would be repossessed and if it’s paid for, the ownership would be legally transferred to the victim of your hate crime. In fact, a legislator told me yesterday that they may call this law, “Thanks for the New Whip Act” or “You’ve Just Got Carjacked Act” – a little play on words to explain “reverse racism” in a culturally sensitive or insensitive way. It all depends on how you choose to receive this information.

Also, I hear Congress is planning on making some critical moves behind the scenes in the next 5 years so be prepared to hear lots of sirens!”

As a result of our policymakers’ dedication to reform the criminal justice system, racist people will be pulled over more frequently with the government’s effort to hire more Black and Hispanic people as nontraditional policemen and women. Yes, brothers and sisters, the block will be hot after this law is enforced. My only fear is that this initiative may cause a lot of confusion on the road and traffic jams on the streets because there may be so many African-American or Hispanic police pulling over other police who are racial profiling. Ironically, this policing program will help prevent a lot of senseless killings and arrests by training a nontraditional police force to “police the police”. What do you think? Is it worth the investment? Now wait a minute, before you lose your religion, I’m sure it’s a lot cheaper to hire a nontraditional police force than having current police killing innocent people and paying their families’ millions of dollars in reparations each year!

Moving on to other biased headlines – Imagine if every racist is required to confess to the world that they are racist and publicly apologize to his or her victims on our local and national news. We all know our taxpayers do not want to give racists a second chance because they are poor role models for our community so it must be broadcasted! Therefore, the goal is to continue to oppress these inconsiderate individuals, through the mainstream media. Just think about the racist felon who may decide to relocate and start a new life after serving his or her time in prison, but the local and national news stations aggressively showcase their jail profile pictures – looping them every thirty minutes. Not to mention being acknowledged by our government leaders and news reporters as “Thugs” or “Corporate Criminals”.

“Is that how we are supposed to love and judge our neighbors?”

Seriously though, would anyone want their family member or friend to experience this type of “prejudice public embarrassment” on the daily news, internet, or in the local newspaper regarding racism? Obviously, there are a group of powerful people who are quite entertained over the defeat and powerlessness of other races; just the act of writing this racist news to you is overwhelming for me and no one gave me a race card to play with; I’m just playing the hand that I was dealt in this political game. More importantly, anyone who mentions the race card regarding this blog has the equal opportunity to change how you deal or cut your cards – using your political privilege to create choas in our communities while broadcasting your biased view of who we are as an African American race.

So maybe collectively, we should change the ratings of some of these “networks who do not support our net worth” as human beings! Just envision the FCC fining all television networks that frequently promote violence toward black people or strategically edit their programs to showcase the negative behavior of black people after being antagonized or retaliated against. I believe as a nation, we should team up and not watch television stations or programs that do not follow the script to support, love, and respect all people! Ok, changing channels……

In the business news, we’ve heard on Wall Street that soon national banks and other financial institutions will have a bang for the American people’s buck!”

Check this out: In order to reduce the national debt, extreme racists will no longer have access to credit or the privilege of buying a home due to their lack of character and capacity to love. This concept may actually assist racists with raising their credit scores overtime if they manage their cash budget well. So being racist does have its benefits if you play by the rules and throw that “race card” away. Unless, racist people fall into this “Tubman Trap”: See lawmakers are, also, working on not allowing extreme racists to have the privilege of having bank accounts after achieving a certain amount of offenses. If they continue to execute their racial crimes, these “culturally challenged people” would no longer have access to their bank funds. In turn, they would have to transfer their funds to their victim’s bank accounts as a form of reparations. It’s almost like investing in the worth of someone valuable or paying it forward to a family who you’ve  racially intimidated, discriminated, or retaliated against. So this fiscal policy is probably going to be called Transfer the Tubmans Act or The Underground Railroad to Financial Freedom Act. It’s still under deliberation – so what would you name this fiscal policy?

Speaking of the money market, a savvy businesswoman told me at a networking event the other day that there are some big time investors who are developing a stock market index that would capitalize on the amount of racist people who are going to be incarcerated or penalized and the industries who would profit from it. Sounds like Dow Jones will be up and in the green until racism is off the market! I bet stock brokers are definitely banking on this speculative trend believing this would indeed be a long-term investment for the buyer’s market. Now personally, I would like to sell those stocks short because I wouldn’t want to build my wealth on hate and greed. That’s not the African way and it should not be the American way to do business! Building a wealthy nation full of opportunity and prosperity for everyone is what I envision.

Ok, so here’s the segregation segment that may really connect to your heart if you are able to connect the dots.”

Unfortunately, I have to announce to the world that a Congressman told me that by the year 202o, when a person has been identified as a racist, he or she would have to put a permanent black dot on his or her forehead – sort of like a scarlet letter to alienate racist people from the kindhearted people of society. Sadly, these individuals with black dots on their foreheads will walk around with people staring at them with hatred in their eyes, talking about them behind their backs, maybe even laughing at them because they have multiple dots on their forehead. So for once “radical racists” would finally know how it feels to be different or to be an easy target for mistreatment.

For those of you that made it this far reading my blog, I just want to say that it’s extremely excruciating to broadcast that the loving people of society may look at the “black dot people” (BDP) and panic for their lives or their family’s safety. Therefore, I shared this long and dramatic interpretation of racism in order to ask the world, “Who really wants to live in this type of racial political chaos? Who wants to live in a war zone led by white supremacy? Who deserves this type of racial treatment or limited lifestyle? Lastly, why is it such a threat to give “all people an equal opportunity” for living their God-given purpose or mission in life??”

Just conceptualize a world without racism and the positive effect that it would have on society, globally. However, until everyone is accountable for their racists’ actions and reactions, the news reports will remain the same and people will continue to live in anger, fear, as well as, oppression!

I remember my mother telling me that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “You cannot legislate love”, which is a profound statement and makes me further question the legislation of hate that my ancestors endured in America. So if we enforced the law which states that, “Racism is unconstitutional”, would the loss of privilege influence racist people to love and respect other races? Now that is the type of reverse racism, I would love to vote for!

“We all know that we were not born racist and obviously racism is taught. So what is the solution to racism in our personal and professional relationships?”

Maybe business leaders should treat their employees as if their employees’ may be their future bosses or future references; Perhaps, citizens should treat their neighbors and perfect strangers as extended family; Maybe parents or guardians should treat their children the way the would like to be treated when they are elderly – with care, understanding, and time; Also, when you make judgments about a person, make sure it’s not to promote their problems, misfortune, or lack of support; but to seek out their potential or to help them discover their purpose. For, you never know if that person, who you are negatively judging, will have to judge you or make a decision for you and your family outcomes in the future. Therefore, this is what “we all can do” within our families, neighborhoods, and communities to gradually erase the imprint of racism and unfair competition that have made the progress of our human race so stagnant.

Well, I hope my blog wasn’t too racy. However, I would like to boldly state that:

“The Life of a Black Person is No Joke!”

So if some of my jokes are not funny to you because they are about you or your behavior; then, NOW is the time for you to change how you write your personal and political script. Thank you for your efforts!

In conclusion, I truly believe that education has the potential to be our country’s new “Economic Stimulus Package”, but Education Leaders have to respectfully receive the truth about racism within the school system. In fact, it doesn’t take a person with a lot of credentials to make progressive changes in education so maybe the school system should lower their educational standards and create new pathways for their communities to help meet the needs of our children’s future. It’s more productive and less expensive to work as a team than it is to treat each other as opponents!

So stay tuned for a legislation that I’ve been working on that will have a profound effect on the institutional racism that exists within the school system. I am so elated and grateful about the work, the potential partners, and supporters of my fiscal policy entitled, Equity Restitution Plan for School Systems Nationwide. I am ready to lobby and hold education leaders accountable for some of their unjust decisions towards African-American and low-income children so please check out my first draft!

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Equity Restitution Plan for School Systems Nationwide – Marian Moore, January 2015 – Public

Cited Sources in my Blog:

Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights. Web link was retrieved from http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/aboutocr.html, where you can file a complaint about experiencing discrimination or retaliation based on your race, religion, age, or disability within the school system.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Web link was retrieved from https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/index.cfm, to inform the public about the types of discrimination employees may experience.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Web link was retrieved from https://www.eeoc.gov/employees/howtofile.cfm  to inform the public about how to file a discrimination claim.

Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com: Pietila, Antero. Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2010. Print.

Hidden Colors 4: The Religion of White Supremacy via Tariq Live YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsuCOvTOdj0

For additional information about Hidden Colors documentaries, visit http://hiddencolorsfilm.com/

Federal Communications Commission – Consumer Complaints https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov/hc/en-us

African Way Link IKG Cultural Resource Center- Anthony Browder, Director https://www.ikgculturalresourcecenter.com/

Boyce Watkins http://boycewatkins.com/

 

RA-SPECT the African American Woman’s Past & Presence/Presents

Now when you think about an African American woman
You cannot deny her passion and you cannot deny her teaching style
You cannot take away her success and you cannot ignore how she’s blessed
She has multiple talents in the liberal arts, sports, technology to politics, music, or biology
Not to mention, she can solve most of your problems with her intuitive child’s psychology
She can heal you with her words, discipline you with her systematic ways, put people first in politics, and bring joy into your frustrating days
She creates a caring culture with the rhythm of her emotions and keeps things steady during times of commotion
She is a teacher and leader who loves to see her people perform and do their best
These attributes or aptitudes of the African American woman cannot be demonstrated in a standardized test; Because her instruction has quality and her students’ personal outcomes reflect her success

She competes with compassion and can play the game well
And you can’t help but to hire her because her talent sells
However, you do not want her to win because you are too busy racing to the top
So from the bottom she applies her domestic abilities cleaning up your messes with her mental mop
She troubleshoots your mistakes and creates new possibilities with her powerful trait to innovate
Often on the front line fighting your battles not being recognized for her blood, sweat, or tears
She just watches others get all of the credit and honor throughout her hardworking years

Please note that the African American woman represents heroes and sheroes of strong ancient African empires and many sustainable nations
But you rather disrespect her in the media as a scandal, basketball wife, video vixen, or a just another ghetto fabulous sensation
You’ve capitalized off her children’s talents, from slavery to corporate greed but she will no longer allow you to defeat the culture she’s cultivated and recklessly throw away her seeds
You’ve brainwashed and mistreated her babies in the public school system making them feel like less than a person
Resulting in low self-esteem to support your socially structured slavery schemes, thus hindering some African Americans from reaching their personal dreams

NOW, we are going to get to the Common Core of this matter and my people will no longer live this corporate curse
Because you will RA-Spect the African American woman and her children as one of the best instead of the worst

It’s time for radical change in education and within political corporations
Because living like a 2nd class or no class citizen is no celebration
I’m not satisfied with the way things are
We’ve made progress, but the racial and social respect is not up to par
You think we are supposed to work with or for you and feel like a slave?
You think you can disrespect me as a person and I’m supposed to be well-behaved?
Just because I have a brown nose does not mean I am going to brown nose to advance my way through life
I rather blow the whistle on the people who deny me of my human rights
Until those people get tired of me fighting for my original birth rights
And RA-Spect my family and friends’ futures as if they are equally worth the fight

The only solution to this problem is that leaders treat people of color like they deserve the best and retrain their employees on the true measures of success!
I would like to ask people in power to RA-Spect the African American woman as a leader and RA-Spect her children as future leaders!
RA-Spect the true history behind education, which is my and your Ancient African History, the foundation of this global society.

“RA-SPECT the African American Woman’s Past (HerStory) and Presence (Her Existence) /Presents ( Her Children & Community)”

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“Race” To The Top – Redesigned

Let’s role play!! Today, I will be your facilitator and we will team up in order to analyze how racism, a negative behavior, can be transformed into unifying behavior with the support of the education system.

Good day, class. Please take a look at the board below.

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So is this statement a fact or an opinion? Well, it depends on the person who is viewing this statement. I’m sure readers would have diverse answers and explanations depending on their age, gender, race, social group, personal experiences or the source of information they use for statistics. However, over time in education, we’ve learned that some opinions have become facts and some facts have become opinions in relation to science or world history. Thus, this type of real-world discussion about race relations is just what the 21st century English classroom has to prepare for when collaborating with Social Studies and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) teachers. Furthermore, the supposedly facts as well as statistics related to racism have constantly been misinterpreted to the public. So this interdisciplinary topic would be an engaging way for students to seek the truth and define justice through Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, as well as, Technology for a rigorous race-related research project. Then, students will experience how it feels as adults to determine what is fact or fictitious. Even as adult readers and researchers, we do not know what to believe sometimes based on the statistics that are revealed to us publically. However, racism as a class lesson, especially with teenagers, is an example of a deep interdisciplinary lesson that could encourage them to embrace diversity better while in school preparing for the future workforce. Therefore, a strong emphasis on race relations in school will persuade students, in my opinion, to formulate sustainable solutions for the future of humanity if facilitated to them in an unbiased way.

Hence, I believe each high school graduate should be required to take a Diversity & Humanities class which will incorporate real historical text along with current events that will help students critically think for themselves on how we need to correct race relations in order to uplift humanity. For example, from my perspective, “Every time I hear news about an African American man, teenager, or child being a victim of a hate crime, I think about the victim and also think about the mother; the mother who gave birth to a promising male or female who was robbed of his or her dreams or reality. “ These racial crimes are hurtful, but must be acknowledged because our African children have been taken from the world for centuries and if it is still happening today, then there “must” be some academic intervention strategies that focus on these types of social issues in school for our future leaders. On the other hand, in the 21st century classroom, all students should know more of the historical truth about the indigenous people of Africa and their leadership roles that helped build the foundations of America. I know for sure African American students will become more confident about their self-worth knowing the rich and royal heritage of their ancestors. Also, I believe students of other cultures will even have a new found respect for Africans or African Americans when they learn about ancient African history in a positive light. These world history lessons I speak of could be implemented with the purpose to embrace the development of all cultures giving honor or credit to the African creators of the human race and its contributions to all civilizations. This would be an excellent way to enforce an equity policy in education where curriculum writers should be guided to diversify the information that is accessible to students. In this future Diversity 101/Humanities class, I envision that each academic indicator will embrace the truth about all cultures in order to educate students about both the deliberate or systematic racism of Africans as well as the celebratory accomplishments of all cultures that were inspired by ancient Africa. If education systems spend more time celebrating cultures instead of misleading cultures through omitted facts about world history, we can reconnect as a human race. Once humanity’s history is clarified, then diversity training can be delivered to enlighten students on how to acknowledge our differences with the same common goal: To be respected and elevated as purposeful leaders!

Additionally, the racial issue relating to role and leadership of women in society should be acknowledged more in class discussions. For example, if teenage African American girls were exposed to more positive models of themselves in public schools, I believe it would lead them places in life that they would not have imagined.  In fact, one important historical truth about my heritage that should be openly discussed in the high school classroom is the African or the African American mother. This dynamic woman for centuries experienced unnecessary pain when the American society, along with other societies, systematically influenced the education and justice system deliberately to create obstacles for her children.  This African woman was once acknowledged as a Queen Goddess and now she has become so powerless in many aspects of her life due to society’s war against her family that, believe it or not, was once the ancient world’s image of the original holy trinity. Furthermore, we all have to open our eyes and examine the latest current events about attacking African or African American children because I believe it is also an attack on the African or African American mother which connects with the creative writing concept expressed in the Willie Lynch Letter of 1712, The Making of a Slave written by Dr. Akwabena Ashanti. (Thank you for your reference, Queen Ayoko Moore-Shabazz)

The  section of this literary work that focuses on the “Breaking Process of an African Woman” encourages slave owners to conduct a series of challenging tests toward the African woman in order for her to submit to white supremacy. The breaking process is furthered conceptualized by the fictitious character, Willie Lynch, describing controversial scenarios that encouraged slave owners to perform a variety of hate crimes toward the African woman’s children and to overwork or kill her divine husband in order to cause her emotional as well as psychological grievance. Thus, causing her to manage life matters on her own under extreme pressure so she would submit to the rules and ideology of white supremacy. I’m sure after reading this type of literature, many students may agree or disagree with this concept, but it’s a teachable moment about psychology and criminology of white supremacy. Therefore, it is essential for the school system to be a positive influence including racial issues in the secondary education’s curriculum and provide alternative informational text that reveals diverse perspectives. Then students would be given the opportunity to critically think about how they want to become change agents in the midst of this racial or cultural war. Our students deserve to know the truth! In fact, teenagers should have rights to voice the type of education that they want as well! So they should be allowed to determine from the “Making of a Slave” text, for example, whether or not that the conspiracy of attacking the African or African American family as a form of good economics is right or wrong for the future of humanity. Then, as a facilitator, I would also expect for them to write an economic plan that is fair for all races to enjoy. This is 21st century teaching and learning: Solving today’s problems with our future leaders!

Although, these are some deep topics of discussion for students, it would be a great challenge in public education to apply interdisciplinary subjects such as African or African American studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Criminology, Business, and Humanities in order for students to develop authentic emotional or social intelligence. I truly believe that if students hear, see, and feel the hate that is being demonstrated throughout the world based on racial or social groups, it will cause them to empathize and intrinsically motivate them to strategize on solutions for all of humanity. My perspective on race relations as a form of educational psychology is that this type of learning experience of hate can actually manifest love in the innocent hearts of children. For instance, I recall having a discussion with my former students during an Anti-Bullying week campaign and they became so passionate about the topic because some were victims of bullying. They expressed how leaders did not address their issues in a way that made them feel safe. Over time, I’ve learned that not only children and teenagers are feeling this helplessness, but adults are experiencing workplace bullying as well based on their racial or social groups. So to acknowledge these issues early in education can develop some amazing compassionate leaders that we urgently need to direct our world towards global peace.

Final Argument: The education system should create learning opportunities in which teachers from various disciplines develop courses such as Humanities or Diversity 101 in order to use racism, socialism, and gender issues as a teaching tool with the intent of empowering the community to comprehend cultural awareness as well as cultural sensitivity.

Moreover, we cannot discuss race relations without acknowledging accountability. Now, of course, African Americans are not the only victims of racial or social crime. Although, I am speaking mainly about my race, please apply it to your own as well. We all deal with challenging human relations globally, but we know that love is the root of peace and prosperity. However, we have to discuss the root of all evil in order to plant seeds of goodness that will harvest economically sound communities.

So with that said, personally, I often think about the people who do not want to be accountable for their hate crimes toward Africans or African Americans. Let’s be honest…there are a group of people who do not want Africans or African Americans to succeed. These manipulative individuals would much rather African Americans to be subservient or prefer to have control over African Americans’ personal lives for their profitable gain. Consequently, this racist behavior, as well as, mistreatment causes mental, physical, and emotional bondage for the African American race in its entirety. I’ll conclude with saying, “It doesn’t matter if African Americans are rich or poor, we all experience this hatred, greed, and manipulation.”

Furthermore, it’s ironic how the individuals who laugh, gossip, and broadcast news about African Americans as if we are naturally ghetto, angry, and unprofessional, are the root of this racism problem. So who is truly unprofessional or demonstrating antagonistic behavior? Who is really spiritually sick to intentionally hurt another human being? These people that I theoretically speak of aren’t just Caucasian people, some of them are African American. However, here are some great debate questions for students, “Are African Americans truly inappropriate or is it strategically planned by social groups to cause African Americans so much grievance that it results with them expressing aggressive or obscene behavior? Is it true that people in political power, especially in the education and justice system, set up black people to misbehave or fail in order to support the prison economy, drug market, special education, and social service industries?

This is why it should be required for “all students” to take Business Education courses to learn about corporate law as well as the advantages and disadvantages of capitalism which leads me to another class debate statement: “Capitalism is primarily based on racism, which basically means capture a majority race and build economies with that race without educating them properly, giving birth to the term, socio-economic status or corporate bondage.”  We’ve all witnessed the disparities in life as a result of this type of capitalism. Furthermore, African Americans are frustrated about their socio-economic circumstances and end up harming each other when naturally we love each other. We are the most family-oriented people in the world and we accept other races as family as well. However, people in power continue to separate or divide us in order to continue this “expiring plan” for us to have a “lost culture” as well as “lost identities”. How can we “expire” or conclude this unjust way of leading humanity?

Final Argument: Education can create learning opportunities in which “all” students can immerse themselves in Business Education in order to encourage “all races” to develop marketable skills that will enhance their life styles and future careers. Therefore, racism can be used as a teaching tool to develop solutions for each diverse community by sharing power and spreading the wealth of resources to all neighborhoods with prosperity plans.

Thirdly, we all know that African Americans can be successful in life when given the proper support. However, when African American people, who aren’t supported, speak up about the injustice that they’ve experienced, people in power believe they have the right to retaliate against them and make it difficult for those individuals to thrive in life even with the Civil Rights Act in place. We, also, know that these individuals who conduct racial retaliation hate crimes know better, but they do it because they know they can get away with it and they use laws or policies to protect their unethical behavior. However, when an African American responds with having unethical behavior, they are stereotyped, blacklisted, threatened, killed, or put into jail. As African Americans, we often ask, “How can one social group make unethical decisions and get away with it? Is that justice for all?”  As a visionary leader, I cannot wait for our students to redefine, Race to the Top, for education and the future workforce!

So are African Americans given a fair chance to “Race to the Top” in education and in business industries? So what will it take for an African American to be respected or economically successful in the education system or any industry for that matter? Do they have to be less like themselves in order to be accepted or respected? Maybe they shouldn’t speak up for themselves when they are not being treated fairly and continue to support the status quo. Moreover, if African Americans question authority because of mistreatment, do you believe they should be punished or ignored? Should they be given a chance to provide people in power with a viable solution for the institutional social or racial injustice? I’ve learned that some adults do not want to have these candid conversations. But if we aren’t addressing these racial issues right now, without getting offended, we will continue to have dysfunctional relationships that involve mental, emotional, physical, and even spiritual abuse.  So would you rather have peace and justice or racism and chaos? For this reason, that is why I encourage all races including Caucasians to stand up against the people who commit racial hate crimes because we, as a human race, should be unified, not terrified for our lives – fearing each other motives.

On the other hand, I believe and know that African American people are one of the most forgiving people on earth, yet are constantly being neglected and disrespected, as if we don’t have any worth or contributions to make to society. We, the African American race, continue to give those who hate or envy us chances to correct their behaviors, but these individuals continue to treat us as unequal or of lesser value and that just doesn’t add up. So when you have a dominant race of people who are in power, including politicians, board members, principals, teachers, or police officers making decisions for African American people, that is unfair in itself. The diversity and compassion are missing in this type of bureaucracy because several of these people in power are prejudice. We have too many non African American people in power, who are making major decisions for African American and low income citizens. Ignoring or not discussing race-based problems is not going to solve the chaos that we are experiencing as a human race right now. I believe we have to be honest with ourselves and be cognizant of how we treat one another in order to break some of the generational curses that have plagued the human race for centuries. So as education leaders what are you going to do in order to change this statement, “Racism now is worst than it was in 1964 when the Civil Rights Act was made into law.” Can people change their minds and hearts in order for the entire human race to prosper? What is your solution? Thank you and I hope my lesson encourages you to examine your role in this Race to the Top.

Final Argument: Education can help develop a unifying culture by recruiting more diverse professionals to teach courses that focus on world history that actually spotlight women in leadership, along with, fully acknowledging ancient African culture as an advanced civilization who were pioneers of innovation. Thus, education should have strong partnerships with the business community to initiate more social entrepreneurship programs that blend the past cooperative African traditions in order to economically empower all families to leave a legacy behind within various industries.

Closing Remarks

I am not a Common Core expert, but I am making efforts to become a better teacher and facilitator. I am not a trained writer. However, I am making efforts to become a successful author and blogging helps me to strengthen my writing.

So, my friends, I challenged myself to write the first draft of my book, Can I Inspire You With My Imagination? The 3 Areas of Change That Will Impact Our Lives in the Heart of Education. There are a series of essays, poems, short stories, sports analogies, and educational philosophy that I’ve written during my last year of teaching for Baltimore County Public Schools system. Some of the concepts in my book were submitted to Baltimore County Public School system’s 2012-2013 Strategic Plan and presented during the local board of education meetings between 2013-2014. I’ve learned valuable lessons as an educator and I’ve been so inspired by my experience that I wanted to introduce myself, my mission, and vision for education from an African American perspective. Thank you, in advance, for your support!

Can I Inspire You With My Imagination? – Click Here!

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