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Often as Black Americans progress from kindergarten to elementary levels of school, too many believe that "learning" is "acting white". While this sounds strange to some, consider what the Black child is being taught: "George Washington is the father of our country"; "Columbus discovered American in 1492", etc. George Washington OWNED slaves--- Native Americans were living in North America before Columbus showed up.
Many alert, intelligent Black children are over the myth. "White is right". The information presented and graded upon has little relevance to a Black child. The "exclusion" of the Black child's history (pre-slavery, slavery and now) in America public educational system causes a disconnect in the Black child and a lack of interest in "American public school selective teachings".
By almost any measure, there are gaps between Black American students and White or Asian students with respect to standard test scores, English diction and written communications. Perhaps the tools employed in teaching the fundamentals are ineffective. Stimulating discussions of slavery in American is scant in public schools. There is no avenue by which a child learns of the "TransAtlantic Slave Trade" despite it extending over 500 years. There is no discussion of the "Segregrated Years in America after slavery (1864- 1964)" , as bad if not worse than South African Apartheid.
Well documented information offered in books: The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, The Isis Papers, The Fall of America, Message to the Blackman, Race Matters, Miseducation of the Black Man, Invisible Man, are never on student reading lists nor is the information deemed important historical issues to be explored in the American public school classroom.
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