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Category: Education

The Importance of Cultural Affirmation in Schools

“To the majority of White Americans, this idea may seemingly display as radical and extremely Neo-liberalists; however, it is objectively the cause of today’s subcultural traffic-shift from traditional public schools to free public charters.”

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Gilbert’s Truancy Ordinance Seemingly Targets Communities of Color

In the state of Oklahoma, the commodity is terrifyingly Black and Brown bodies. Its jails and prisons embarrassingly burst at the seams while an intoxicating spirit of apathy socially pervades the political landscape. A pandemic ideology of lockup detrimentally thrashes and economically injures its poverty-stricken citizens and marginalized-constituents. Oklahoma is the prison capital of the world. It incarcerates more citizens per capita than other place on Earth. To make matters worst,  Tulsa City Council Karen Gilbert proposes a truancy ordinance that contributes to the chaos and controversy of mass incarceration.

Academic Segregation in Tulsa Public Schools

At school board meetings, I always have anxiety when I’m in a room full of White folks, who are listening to the same horrible academic-performance stats about my race. It is the kind of information that painfully pierces a Black person’s soul because we know that that ‘unintellectual’ and ‘undisciplined-people’ stigmatization continues to layer. We Black folks want to explain ‘the why’; however, there isn’t enough time in any single meeting to explain to folks why Black students are still lagging academically. The first insecurity we fight is wondering if White America is apathetic towards closing the gap. 

Black charter schools caught in political crossfire

There is an anti-charter school movement that is sweeping the US like an uncontrollable wide-fire. Black students, once again, are unfortunately caught in the crossfires amid drive-bys taking place between the Red and Blue political gangs; that are the Democrat and Republican parties. Two political bodies seemingly fail to harken on the ambitious that black Americans actually wanted during the Brown v Board of Education debate in the early 1950s, which was equity in education from academics to administrations.