Once again it is BlackLit101’s post’s that is the catalyst for the formation of these posts concerning education and it’s effect on young learners. We were, at sometime in our lives those young learners, being molded by public education. Public education in the U.S. was never instituted to uplift and develop the minds of it’s students in such a way as to make them free to actually learn. Benjamin Rush, signer of the Declaration of Independence said “Let our pupil be taught that he does not belong to himself, but that he is public property.[slave?] Let him be taught to love his family, but let him be taught at the same time that he must forsake and even forget them when the welfare of his country requires it.” At this time most of the signer’s of the Declaration of Independence were landowners and slave holders.
Certainly, on July 4th, 1776, upon the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a large portion of the Black population in the Americas were being held by these landowners such as Benjamin Rush as slaves and would probably not have been in the pursuit of educating their slaves. Ten years later in 1786, Rush introduced a plan for public education to meet the needs of a republic as they envisioned a republican government should be. Massachusetts became the first state to institute compulsory education circa 1850, in which the literacy rate was at 98%, and probably this percentage included very few Black people if any at all. Since much of the Black population was enslaved, then it stands to reason that Rush and other public school proponents were in the business of mentally enslaving their own kind first and foremost “Let our pupil be taught that he does not belong to himself, but that he is public property…” But, once the Black slaves were emancipated they too had to become part of this same educational scheme that had already been enforced upon whites and free Blacks.
"I wish to see a supreme regard to their country inculcated upon them” Rush writes clearly stating public education was a tool to control and not to free the minds of the youth and still nothing has changed but the emerging concepts to be implemented every few decades as school curricula. Keeping this in mind it should become clear that we should evaluate our own thought processes when it comes to believing the concept of white supremacy as the primary problem of Black people in North America. Should we not consider that the majority of owners, board members, and major share holders of corporations, specifically pharmaceutical companies are white men and would be major players in stirring the white supremacist’s pot? So,then, we need to question why we allow ourselves to physically deteriorate to a point of having to take their pharmaceutical concoctions on a daily or an hourly basis. Why then [again] poison their own kind if white supremacy were their mission?
The food supply being tainted, purposely tainted, is affecting the total population and simply more Black people are affected by the manipulation of food supplied to grocery stores in the States. S.A.D., the Standard American Diet is not based on a diet that would be best suited for the Black woman and man living in North America. Our physical make up demands another form of dietary regimen for our optimum health. And, most dis-ease is developed by consuming the GMO, RBGH, heavily vacinated products sold as food. Public education has played a huge part in how we think about what we think concerning consuming proper food for our bodies. Dr. Sebi plainly states that “…when they brought the African to the Americas, did they bring his diet?” Clearly no, and those of the knowledge that we are the aboriginal people of the Americas can ask ourselves if we are eating the dietary regimen of our aboriginal American ancestors. This is where we can begin to overturn the teachings of the elite and revolt by taking our own health into our own hands and begin to eat in the way of our ancestors.
Elitism only uses the idea of white supremacy as a vehicle on those that will not allow themselves to see that even if racism was over today we would still remain with poor health based on consuming the SAD, poor money handling skills, and a poor sense of who we are. It is nonsensical to proclaim the white man is destroying us via white supremacy when on the other hand we continue to subject ourselves to his medications that in fact work hand in hand with the public school systems. This is evidenced by the prescribing of Ritalin and the like base on reports from teachers in the public school system. Understand that the Health Care initiative by president Barack Obama does not boost your personal health it only and truly serves to benefit another of the elite’s corporate machine.