I was a bit moved by the frustrations of the principal and parents in dealing with this school that was highlighted on PBS's "POV - The Principal Story"
Then I thought about the situation going on today in Tanzania:
What if African-American students were "repurposed" to be the agents in service to "The Least Of These In Africa, Haiti and Elsewhere"?
The challenges faced by the "African-American" takes place in a range of challenges that are on a far higher plain than the vast majority that Tanzanians will ever hope to operate.
In relative terms one must conclude that the eco-system (students, teachers, parents school administrators) shown in the Chicago school represents a Waste of Human Potential per all of the player's inability to take full advantage of the abundant resources that they have access to. Thus the problem is with CONSCIOUSNESS and PURPOSE.
In regard to the situation in Tanzania the enormity of the problems that they face just to survive in the first place represents a Waste of Human Value. These people (along with the medical staff in Rwanda that was reported upon by PBS "Now" - which I will report on later) represent human beings with access to far fewer resources than even the poorest American has. Without hope for voting their way into resources - they have no choice but to make use of their own people to provide such medical services - even if the demand for immediate service outstrips the inclination to refuse to allow an uncertified medical person operate on patients in need.
From this I am not asking any African-American to reverse their demand for "The Public Option" via the government. What I am suggesting is that my observations of the importance of "Minds and Money" is being thoroughly violated by those who are leading the African American here.
Where as the people in Tanzania could be given "2 votes for every person" and vote to have government health care - this is not the force that will bring them health care at a certain level of quality. They are stunted by the "Money" portion. They lack an economy that assembles resources and generates value to provide them these services at the level that Americans are indoctrinated toward.
With respect to "Minds" - in my opinion - they are setting upon a course that is superior to that which the African American who resides in a ghetto yet who will be "in receipt of" benefit with so few individuals from within their community providing such services. Like the issue around the "Minimum Wage" our potential labor turns its nose up at the market and instead they are motivated to turn to activism to have the forces of government deliver these services at the desired standard.
Over time Tanzania will eventually develop a more organic medical establishment that will address their needs over time. Those here in America who chose to focus upon "their rights" while shunning organic development will find themselves degraded to the level that the modern day Tanzania is if they were to ever leave the United States. (Or worse yet - if the United States as they know it "leaves them" after a massive financial collapse that came from the government attempting to be everything to everybody - all from debt).