Okla. — Let’s be Frank! What happened this past Tuesday at the Oklahoma state capital was pretty f–ked-up. Once again, state legislators had the opportunity to halt the pedagogue brain-drain that has haunted the state since 2008; but of course, Oklahoma leaders voted against a revenue bill that would have given state teachers their much needed and well deserved, although minuscule, pay raise of $3,000.
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As communities of color, and thereby the nation as a whole, continue to suffer from the devastating effects of the “War on Drugs”, President Donald Trump spoke to reporters from outside his golf club in New Jersey to declare the opioid epidemic a “national emergency” (though he would later officially refer to it as a “public health emergency”, diminishing the requirement for federal intervention), the “likes of which we have never seen”.
This history of exclusion and lack of social, cultural, and economic reinforcement is still influential for students of color as Tierney (2002) explains that integration into the institution’s environment and academic success can be exceedingly difficult, especially at majority white institutions.
They are being manipulated, playing right into an ancient game instituted a long time ago. The elites pit us against them like dog fighters. The wealthy elite class market patriotism and love of country to get poor-whites to buy into the illusion that they are part of something but in actuality they are no more than just pawns in the game that are nothing more than collateral damage. While Multi-national Corporations, Wall Street Bankers, Big Pharma, the Fossil Fuel industry and the modern-day oligarchs are laughing all the way to the bank.
Marcus Garvey said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” A tree without roots is displaced, knocked around and dies. The […]
By Nehemiah D. Frank Sometimes, reading in-between the lines can uncloak the scariest revelation imaginable: the undesirable self-truth that the “system” is a living and breathing bio-mechanical beast. And when the creature […]
Yes, White folks, I know you are rejecting my premise [some not], but those of you who are bristling over my remarks, but if you really think deeply, you will begin to see and feel the same reality….”You have become one of us and maybe you too, should take a knee and join the march for JUSTICE and EQUAL TREATMENT for ALL” !!!