Thursday, November 01, 2012

Black Consciousness Is...................







CONSCIOUSNESS


  • When your mother (or wife) tells you:  "YOU are not going out of the house looking like that and have the community thinking that I don't check up on you"
  • When you can still recall your life-long favorite teacher from 6th grade telling the entire class - "I am not going to tolerate any of you failing this test and have your parents thinking that I failed to teach you"  (and she had a bundle of rulers to enforce the discipline that she kept)
  • When that same teacher was a part of a "3 woman crew" who said: "Mrs Martin, Mrs Clinton and I are the only teachers in this school that CARE ANYTHING ABOUT YOU - and we are not(!!!) going to let you all run around the halls of this school like you are crazy with no home training" (and each of them had their own bundle of rulers to beat you upon the palm to put fear into you if you got caught running in the hallways.  They knew your name and your momma so there was no escaping)

PATTERN(?) - MAYBE THE "WOMAN" HAS A STRONGER ROLE IN REGULATING "BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS" THAN THEY ARE CREDITED FOR BECAUSE THEY ARE ALSO VICTIMIZED THE MOST WHEN CONSCIOUSNESS & PURPOSE ARE ABSENT FROM A COMMUNITY? 














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