"Out on a Limb" by Teena Marie with the beat!!! #everything #life
A middle school history teacher in small-town southeastern Michigan has been placed on paid administrative leave because he informed students that white entertainers used to paint their faces black to imitate black people and showed kids a video about it. The teacher is Alan Barron, reports the Monroe News. The suspension occurred after an assistant principal observed Barron teaching an eighth-grade class.
Teacher suspended for telling the truth about American history and even called a racist for doing so. I’m glad the parents oppose the suspension. Why do people get punished for telling the truth?
"The unidentified assistant principal concluded that Barron’s lesson about how entertainers used to be racist was itself racist"
^^^ This is literally one of the oldest tricks in the book for keeping one’s people as ignorant as possible. Why are people so good at repeating history?
The social and political relationship between blackness and whiteness in this country has been BOTH a moral disaster and an economic necessity for the nation. Thus, #missme with apologies and tears, and struggle with me for substantive change.
— Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
It is a solemn occasion to be a scholar of African American literature and culture. Thank you, Dr. Maya Angelou, for teaching us to see the beauty of our blackness—not to hate and flay ourselves, but to love unconditionally. Today, I cry tears of joy to have known your work (yes, today, it is not text, but work).