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Demagogues Target the Unthinking
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Demagogues Target the Unthinking

I am reminded of the current Joe Biden public admission..To Black folks who may not have had the opportunity to think about political affiliation differently, I say:. #blacklivesmatter,Is your religion.Whites are racist,Is your belief.But you give your voteto a White #Biden,(unquestioningly)Who sternly admonishesyou that, "If you have a problemFiguring out whether toVote for me or Trump,Well then You ain't Black!"And you fall in line,And check that box.It's no wonder they takethe Black voteFor granted.Please make it make sense!
40 Positive Affirmations Black Children Need to Hear
Education, Family Life, Parenting

40 Positive Affirmations Black Children Need to Hear

Content by My African Icons Book on Instagram Our path forward is via suring up the home and providing a highly nourishing environment in which our children grow into highly productive, contributing human beings. The way in which we speak to our children is the way in which they will learn to speak to themselves. I love the affirmations provided by this company and am sharing them here for you. I definitely plan to print these out and share them in my household.
Elizabeth Bartholet, Harvard Professors Calls for Ban on Homeschooling
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Elizabeth Bartholet, Harvard Professors Calls for Ban on Homeschooling

Article curated here A Harvard University law professor has sparked controversy after calling for a ban on homeschooling. Elizabeth Bartholet told Harvard Magazine that it gives parents “authoritarian” control over their kids — and can even expose them to white supremacy and misogyny. “The issue is, do we think that parents should have 24/7, essentially authoritarian control over their children from ages zero to 18? I think that’s dangerous,” Bartholet said. “I think it’s always dangerous to put powerful people in charge of the powerless, and to give the powerful ones total authority.” Bartholet’s comments were met with backlash from homeschooling parents who said she unfairly stereotyped the practice. “Aside from its biting, one-sided portrayal of homeschooling fami...
Deschooling for Parents Interested in Homeschooling
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Deschooling for Parents Interested in Homeschooling

By Sandra Dodd Once upon a time a confident and experienced scholar went to the best Zen teacher he knew, to apply to be his student. The master offered tea, and he held out his cup. While the student recited his knowledge and cataloged his accomplishments to date, the master poured slowly. The bragging continued, and the pouring continued, until the student was getting a lapful of tea, and said, "My cup is full!" The master smiled and said, "Yes, it is. And until you empty yourself of what you think you know, you won't be able to learn." Weird Al says it a different way in "Everything You Know is Wrong," and Christians say "You must surrender yourself." Before that Jesus said, "Unless you become as a little child..." What it means in homeschooling terms is that as long as...
Robert Smith on 21st Century Attainment of Wealth
Education, Values

Robert Smith on 21st Century Attainment of Wealth

"Because the great lesson of my life is that despite the challenges we face, America is truly an extraordinary country and our world is getting smaller by the day. And you are equipped with every tool to make it your own. Today for the first time in human history, success requires no prerequisite of wealth or capital or ownership of land or natural resources or people. Today, for the first time in human history, success requires no prerequisite of wealth or capital – no ownership of land, or natural resources, or people. Today, success can be created solely through the power of one’s mind, ideas, and courage. Intellectual capital can be cultivated, monetized, and instantaneously distributed across the globe.   Intellectual capital has become the new currency of business a...