Thursday, November 3, 2016

A non-thinking working class based on skin color

GUEST: George Joseph, an editorial fellow at CityLab who covers schools, policing, and surveillance, talks about the 9 billionaires trying to destroy New York’s Public Schools.

What really bothered me about George Joseph's view of the billionaires trying to destroy public education, is their sense of white privilege. The picture of a group of  rich, white people at the Harvard Club in NYC discussing what would be best for Black children is straight out of Jonathan Swift. No Black parents or students need have an opinion. 

There is something vile about what the very rich will do, all the while congratulating themselves for their generous gifts to the non-profit corporations set up that do their will. They act like mini gods, oblivious to the suffering around them, as they make their modest proposals. 
A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick
Training Black youth to memorize the right and wrong answer to standardized tests will someday be seen as the ultimate in racism, the creating of a non-thinking working class based on skin color. 

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