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Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/27/12 04:14:49PM
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rastafarian education?


History and Religious Significance

School didn't use to be that way. It really started when theyimplementedstandardized tests. Not that public education was great to begin with, but once they started with the tests, schools felt like they had to teach to the test. My girlfriend's a teacher. Instead of being able to spend the whole year teaching kids how to read and what good books there are out there, she has to get in when her curriculum says, and then for the rest of the year, teach about how to take a test. It's a load of bull. And it's unfair because kids in the burbs will do better on it because they have the money pumped into their schools by the government and by rich alma maters. while kids in the inner city and boonies will always do worse because they don't. It's not that they can't. My girlfriend is going to be the next Jamie Escalante. Her kids last year averaged 17% proficient or advanced. This year it's going to be around 70%. They'll get accused of cheating and she'll have to defend herself, but it'll prove that Even though those kids are city kids, it doesn't mean they're dumb, it just means that they aren't being given an equal chance

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/27/12 04:08:03PM
2,730 posts

rastafarian education?


History and Religious Significance

Where I grew up, we learned a little about the Panthers, but more about that they existed, not about their ideologies. And yeah, most of it is about King and Rosa Parks. White people even tend to stay away from X. He's one of my hero's, but because I know about his life, not just about his affiliation withElijahMohammad.

I didn't even know much about slavery until I took an African American History class in college. I knew that Lincoln didn't want to free the slaves, but you don't learn that in grade school. It was something I picked up on my own. Through high school, I still was being taught that Lincoln freed the slaves and that was that. We learned about slavery times through the 50's. So we at least learned about Jim Crow.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/27/12 03:51:44PM
2,730 posts

rastafarian education?


History and Religious Significance

To put it bluntly. Yes. We don't actually study history in history class. We study European history. And the reason for that is that the largest buyers and producers of text books in Texas. And because they buy the most, and don't want certain things put in them, like African American history and a good explanation for evolution, it's left out.

Sucks, doesn't it.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/27/12 03:09:36PM
2,730 posts

rastafarian education?


History and Religious Significance

Well, ok. there's a difference between self power and white power. Having power over yourself and flaunting it is great (it can get annoying to those around you, but it's a good thing to have), being proud that you're white and flaunting it, is completely different.

What sound better: "I am great because I have become the master of future!" or "I am great because I am a white man!"

Good point Tara. Most black kids will know more about Lil Wayne than slavery, and especially history of Africa before slavery. Luckily, most city schools do have one year of African American History, so they get more than we do in the burbs, but not much. Because almost none is known anymore. Once Europeans came in and destroyed Africa by splitting it up, almost all of the oral traditions and history is gone. At this point, you can go to Africa and they don't even know a whole lot about their own history before the 1500's.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/27/12 12:02:19PM
2,730 posts

rastafarian education?


History and Religious Significance

We do still live in a racial war zone. it's just more covert. Black people still make less money than white people just like women still make 75 cents to the dollar that men make. Affermative action helps colored people get into school and jobs, but it doesn't affirm that they will not get fired or flunk out.

We should be teaching out kids about equality, but when you have suburbs where they spend hundreds of times more per student than in the city, is that equal?

Read the US constitution, Slavery was abolished, except in prison. Why do you think more black people end up there than white people?

Crack and cocaine are the same drug, but crack is cheaper, so poor colored people can get it. Rich white people get coke. But the penalty for crack was much harsher for crack until about 6 months ago.

Hey, yeah. I'm from eastern European and Israeli background. I had nothing to do with enslaving black Africans, but lets face it, they have gotten the shaft since the minute Europeans entered their lives and they still are. White europeans have had it made and still do. Look at Africa. Those boundary lines do not mean anything except that they prove that Europeans once divided it up to their own liking. Why do you think there are so many problems and wars going on in Africa?

Sorry your mom couldn't get food stamp, but really, that did not have to do with the fact that she's white. I don't believe that for a minute.

I don't think we need to shame white people. I don't go around telling white people that they should fel bad, but I do believe that if a group of white people get together and talk about how great it is to be white is just belittling colored people. Of course it's great to be white. You and I will always get a job before a black person or a woman any day. You and I don't get followed around stores because of the color of our skin. Cops don't stop you and I on the regular because we are white. We don't get longer and harsher jail sentences. I went to a suburb school that spent more money on me than inner city schools. Why do you think it's ok to brag about that?

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/27/12 06:26:09AM
2,730 posts

Being a dready vegetarian :P


Dreads and Diets

I get that there are many different types of vegetarians, but really, I consider it meat if it was once alive and had flesh. That includes all animals. If there's a type of vegge for people who eat fish but not chicken or chicken but not fish etc... why isn't there a type for ones who eat, say, groundhogs, but no other type of meat? are groundhogs red or white meat? Does it matter for thedefinition? That's my issue with people still calling themselves vegetarians but do eat meat.

Do I really care? No. Do I take offense and want to tell them they are wrong? No. It's just my opinion, and why I won't eat any type of animal until I learn to hunt them for myself

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/27/12 06:17:06AM
2,730 posts

rastafarian education?


History and Religious Significance

Woah there. Black power isn't offensive because black people have been held down for practically ever. There is nothing wrong with them wanting to feel better about themselves. So It's fine for them to have black power. White power on the other hand ishorrendously offensive. White people have had it better all along. What do we have to stand up for to make ourselves feel better? We already don't get arrested as much, get paid much much more, don't get followed around stores, get better educations, have better homes... do I need to go on? It'sdisrespectfulfor white people to stand up and say we need to unite to feel better about ourselves, cause we've had it great all along.

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/26/12 10:53:37PM
2,730 posts

Decorating your dreads!


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Thanks, here's a different view of it. I should have taken this one first

Baba Fats
@Baba Fats
03/26/12 10:31:08PM
2,730 posts

Decorating your dreads!


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