The state of Georgia has a ballot initiative which proposes to give the state the authority to consider and grant an operating charter and funding to a local charter school IF the local school authority rejects the request of the school.
In listening to the debate the telltale construct of what I have picked up as the standard framework for argument by the Black Racial Services Machine via their prime radio outlet - the "Black Wing Grievance Talk Radio".
There is no question that the main initiative of the "Prevailing Black Progressive Fundamentalist Political Discourse" is the ANTI-RIGHT WING Struggle. (If you listen to most of the conversations in which they live vicariously through Obama they talk about Obama FIGHTING AGAINST the Right Wing Republicans - who's antics are obviously the most suppressive force for Black people today. Indeed MSNBC is happy that "The Blacks" believe this).
It stands to reason then that when you want Black people to "Do Something" that you find a Right-Wing Villain to "Stand Up" and then all of the debate flows from the people's knowledge of "What The Enemy Is Known To Want To Do To Black People".
|How Timely - From C-SPAN This Morning
A Panel On "Educational Reform"
The woman pictured is talking about "Improving Educational Outcomes For Poor Communities Particularly "Poor Communities OF COLOR"
On stage these researchers and academics are able to pin point THEORIES on how America can be lifted up to the desired level of educational attainment, returning us back to the top of the heap. The battle between a fully nationalized model for educational standards and funding is in competition against a decentralized model that has "school choice" as is growing as an option.
Several years ago one Progressive blogger relayed to my attention the comments from another Progressive blogger who said "Until The Black Conservative can COME INTO THE BLACK COMMUNITY, work with REAL BLACK PEOPLE and then ACHIEVE RESULTS - they are just talking. (and need to sit down and shut up).
The truth is that this observation is misplaced. The ubiquitous "Black Conservative" does not have the power or the numbers to to be the threat that he is made out to be.
................it is THEY WHO ARE JUST TALKING.
No different than "African Tribal Leaders" fighting against a missionary seeking to have them forgo their RITUALISTIC CRAFTS - today's EMBEDDED CONFIDENCE MEN seek to retain PERCEIVED CONTROL over the loyalties of Black people.
Ironically they want Black kids to go to WHITE SCHOOLS to ensure that they are plugged into the educational theories that were debated on C-SPAN. What their real intention is, however, is to get a FAVORABLE BLACK on the SCHOOL BOARD so that they can inject their own academic theories into the school system who's governance is ATTRACTIVE to "Black Flight Progressives" that have evaded the other MISSION ACCOMPLISHED SCHOOLS.
But if many of these very same MINDS are on The "Open Society Foundation" / "Schott Foundation - can we really believe that Schott's recommendation for "National Reconciliation as we attempt to raise the graduation rates - comes with THEIR INTENTION to tell their GROUND FORCES - the "Civil Rights Pharisees" to HEEL - as they are doing material damage to the cause of educational reform?
I personally have no confidence that they are capable of doing this.
The FORWARD MARCH where MOVEMENT provides a guise for ADVANCEMENT appears to be the only interest of this lot.
The inability for any of them to note the ESTABLISHMENT AUTHORITY that has been amassed, the resulting short fall and the need for INTROSPECTION and most importantly TRANSPARENT CHECKS AND BALANCES is the present VOID IN BLACK COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE that IDEOLOGICAL BIGOTRY and the will for POWER produces at the expense of our children.
|"This Negro Who Moved Through The Ranks At The Georgia University System That Is Run By WHITE FOLKS Thinks That He Is Going To Come Into OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM And Tell Us What To Do. We Are Going To Set Him Straight"
APS Superintendent Erroll Davis: Still a lot of work to do
If a social scientist is not writing a book and a social psychologist is not developing a new treatment pedagogy for what is going on in Atlanta and other areas as certain forces try to retain power over the "Black Conscious Loyalties" and their deposit into the AMERICAN POLITICAL DOMAIN - then they are missing out on some ground breaking research.
Yes I fabricated the title up above but it represents the consciousness of the 'Civil Rights Pharisees" and the "Black Wing Grievance Talk Radio Operatives".
It stands to reason that a professional education administrator who lead the Georgia university system and came to Atlanta at a time of crisis has a particular viewpoint on how to manage a school system.
UNFORTUNATELY - when a mindset that has its enemy as THE WHITE RIGHT WING REPUBLICANS who are housed in the STATE level - and YOU ARE SEEN as a part of THEM - the fact that you are not FIGHTING THEM to the satisfaction of the "Black Racial Services Machine" makes you DISQUALIFIED in the main area that they look for you to support them.
President Barack Obama - could have been an Erroll Davis. With all due respect - he did not receive his formative years fighting in "Cabrini Green / The South Side or Stroger Hospital". WHITE PEOPLE and foreign environments forged his foundation. He later moved to Chicago, plugged in with a "Black Liberation Theology Church" (The False Religion Of Black Americanism) and then got elected in positions that REPRESENTED Black Progressives.
Though President Obama is in the executive position over resources just as Davis is - Obama keeps the front of FIGHTING THE RIGHT WING - to the delight of the same Black Progressive Fundamentalist Base that has no intention of allowing Mr Davis any breathing space.
Its not that Obama has produced educational reform, more Blacks employed or safer streets - all while leveraging the 50 years of INVESTMENTS of Black Progressives into this machine that promised their community salvation. In fact President Obama SITS ATOP the rickety structure - of this MACHINE that represents itself to the Black community as:
IF YOU FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THIS POINT - YOU FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE "PREVAILING CONSCIOUSNESS WITHIN THE BLACK AMERICAN TODAY"
With the ironic point being that for him to REGISTER INTO the HIGH STANDARD OF LIVING that the average BLACK AMERICAN desires to reside at - his present CONSUMER dispostion of "YOU MUST GIVE ME SOCIAL JUSTICE AND I WILL SUPPORT YOU IF YOU DO AND WILL FIGHT YOU IF I PERCEIVE YOU AS A THREAT TO MY DISPENSATION OF SOCIAL JUSTICE FROM THE NATIONAL POOL"
Must necessarily change to the INVERSE
I DESIRE TO HAVE A CERTAIN STANDARD OF LIVING IN MY COMMUNITY THEREFORE
- PROPORTIONALITY OF THE THREAT
- WHAT IS THE "HAND" OF THE BLACK RACIAL SERVICES MACHINE And Their Joint-Venture Partners In The PROBLEM That The Black Community Should Be DEFENDING THEIR INTERESTS AGAINST?
The Proportionality Of The Threat
Both science and professional management are disciplined to demand "numbers".
Precision measurement tools in the science lab are required to obtain accurate representative samples.
In the business world the use of "business analytics" allows professional managers to receive boatloads of statistical information about the variables collected on the forces impacting their business.
In the worlds of the "Embedded Confidence Men" and their goal of influencing the "Black Community Conscious Attention" - placing it into a defensive posture against a perceived "racial threat" - CONGREGATIONAL UNITY is a more valuable product than is disciplined arguments using a commitment to PROPORTIONALITY.
"The "State Republicans" DO NOT LIKE SEEING BLACK PEOPLE HOLDING POSITIONS OF POWER. This is just another ATTACK upon Black people. Period. Someone call in and tell me ONE THING that a Republican has EVER done good for Black people? I have an open bank of phone lines".
Keep in mind that this is a state-wide initiative.
I use the Atlanta Public School System as a reference. It has 109 schools in the system.
There are several locally approved charter schools - that receive some portion of their funding from the locally chartered school system. For all practical purposes - it is highly unlikely that the state would ever fund but a handful of additional schools.
This is indeed a matter of POWER and the perceptions of threats to it.
Though the local "Mission Accomplished School System" with the elected public school board members, administrators, the principals and the array of Black teachers serve as the point of pride and sense of accomplishment of the "Black Racial Services Machine" - any discussion that dares to talk about ACADEMIC RESULTS without providing a stronger narrative on RESOURCE STARVATION is seen as an "attack on Black people" and our COMPETENCY to govern "OUR own affairs".
A charter school, by popular application, is an attempt by a group of parents or interested party to achieve QUALITY EDUCATION FOR THEIR CHILDREN via a channel that is distinct from the defacto Government Operated School System.
For whatever reason - some portion of the parents have lost confidence in the community school. They see the establishment of this new school as a channel of HOPE that this new alternative will produce better results than the ESTABLISHMENT SCHOOL.
The ironic point that I gather from this discussion - is that the PASSION AND INTENSITY on the subject of education for Black children is back on the forefront (in addition to the Presidential campaign rhetoric). I am convinced that it is the perceived RIGHT-WING THREAT and not any new found COMPETENCY or INTEREST in actually producing quality education is responsible for this focus.
PROTECTING THE INTERESTS OF THE ADULTS IN THE LOCAL ESTABLISHMENT MACHINE
One of the key forces driving the flow (of what I call) the "Black Flight Progressives" as they move from "Mission Accomplished Zones" into territory controlled by "the right-wing enemy" is the quality of education available for their children.
If we psychologically analyze the antics of the NAACP:
Their own stated agenda is to achieve better educational outcomes for Black children through DIVERSITY. Even the beloved "Rev Joseph Lowery" can be heard standing against this charter amendment because, in his view, it is a gateway to RE-SEGREGATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
If we play this out - he is assigning "White Parents" to the cluster of "high interested parents" that are intent at carving out a new charter school, allowing their children to escape the "failing public school" AND stand against the "Black school board" that told them "NO". The Right-Wing at the state level provides the potential escape hatch.
I will go on record to say - this is a very likely outcome. The Civil Rights Pharisees, however are loathed to admit that there are a lot of BLACK PARENTS that would do the exact same thing. (I have plenty of personal discussions with Black people that make me believe that this is a CLASS conflict within the Black community and, of course, a class and race issue across the racial span with White folks. Black people who are "Black Flight Progressives" seek to evade perceived "Ghettoized Schools" - just as White folks do. PRINT IT! "The Black Flight Progressive" is duplicitous. Instead of fighting against the forces in the "Mission Accomplished School System" in the name of reform - they evade the setting BUT when the forces of the NAACP come to their NEW system - instead of noting that the cycle is about to be re-initiated - they "Get In Where They Fit In" and go along......until its time to move again. Thus they remain in "Good Black Progressive Standing" while mitigating their "exposure" )
I have said from the beginning that when the EDUCATIONAL STRUGGLE becomes more centrally focused upon the ACCOUTERMENTS more than the experience that transpires once the teacher closes the classroom door and tries to impart her knowledge upon the subjects in the classroom - is a grand journey toward ultimate failure.
(IN MY OPINION) Just as the drive against "Photo Voter ID" allows the ESTABLISHMENT FORCES (in Philly, Newark, Detroit, Chicago, etc) to avoid having to fight for their job (and the retention of their ideological establishment) based on the RESULTS - by placing a SUPERIOR THREAT into the field of vision for Black people the "Congregational Unity Effect" causes Black people to converge around a more existential threat.
By this time everyone will have forgotten the GRAND PROMISE - from 20, 40, 50 years ago by which "Placing Favorable People Into Power" - was going to lead the Black community to the Promised Land.
The problem that expresses itself per the "Void Of Governance" WITHIN the Black community is that the "Black Rank & File" always buys into (Hands Over Their Valuables) in support of the latest "Struggle Motion" on deck - as the crafty "Embedded Confidence Man" fuses THE BLACK AGENDA with the particular POLITICAL goal (against the enemy) de jure. The fact that there is no CLOSED LOOP inspection - holding THE FRIEND accountable for what they sold us - that "We Will Never Forget" disposition famous within Black people is only enforced against "The Enemy".
This is how "Black Wing Grievance Talk Radio" - and its serial endorsement of the Black Progressive Establishment - can retain their credibility within the rank & file - RESULTS BE DAMNED.
(If you don't understand this next statement - you will never understand them).
IT IS NOT "Educational Quality For Black Children" that they are "STRUGGLING FOR" - if this was the case they would have to "fire themselves". More accurately THE SYSTEM that they are bound to would mandate that they resign for falling short.
When you have a consciousness that is based upon "CONGREGATIONAL UNITY" and the CONSTANT STRUGGLE AGAINST THE RIGHT WING - "Academic Achievement" is not to be found via "graduation rates" or "standardized test scores".
Their success if found in:
- Having the greatest among of Black People
- Affirming their narrative of "The Problem"
- Agreeing to sublimate their previous expectations from the last interval of struggle
- And FIGHTING THE PRESENT STRUGGLE for promised future benefit
(Again if you don't switch to PSYCHOLOGY rather than TRANSACTIONAL POLITICS you will never understand what is going on)
Think about it - in the span of Rev Joseph E Lowery's lifespan the Atlanta Public Schools (and Dekalb and Clayton) went from:
- Off Limits - Segregated Schools
- To Reluctantly Integrated
- To "Mission Accomplished" as "favorable people" took over positions of power
- To A THREATENED loss of "Black Power & Pride" - after the fusion of "Blackness" with the governing positions over the schools and their policies
Despite this fact - when it comes to academic attainment for the Black students - they need to sit next to WHITE KIDS for them to receive a quality education - according to Lowery and the NAACP.
If you take a step back from their various "struggle motions" and instead do analysis of the PSYCHOLOGY that is behind it - THEY GET TO DEFINE WHAT IS "BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS" OF THE TIME.
THERE IS NO EQUAL OR HIGHER "AUTHORITY OF BLACKNESS" THAT PLACES A CHECK UPON THEIR ANTICS.
Their goal is NEVER WHAT THEY SET OUT FOR YOU TO FOLLOW.
THEIR ONLY GOAL IS "CONGREGATIONAL UNITY" - the PRODUCT of the "Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive-Fundamentalist Racism Chaser".
My argument behind the notion of the "False Religion Of Black Americanism" is that THESE RITUALS WOULD ONLY EVER EXIST inside of "The Belly Of The Beast" - the United States. If it is ever ALL ALONE, BY ITSELF and needing to PRODUCE DEVELOPED BLACK PEOPLE who's industriousness defines their existence - their antics would have a detrimental impact upon the standard of living that these people would be able to live up to.
When Rev Joseph Lowery or Rev Ware of North Carolina set forth the new mandate that "INTEGRATING WITH WHITE FOLKS IS OUR STRUGGLE" - then the RESISTANCE BY WHITE FOLKS to the proposal BECOMES "The Right Wing Enemy".
When North Atlanta High School - in an otherwise wealthy White liberal community produces the very same "run and scatter" results - as White liberal parents also remove their children from the school - THIS INFORMATION - is not enough of a foreshadow of the ultimate results of this grand experiment. They are NOT INTERESTED IN "THE END" they are interested in THE STRUGGLE.
"Photo Voter ID" or "White Resistance To Integration" are merely the chum, around we are asked to STRUGGLE. Despite the fact that no Black student ANYWHERE IN THE NATION TODAY - that qualified for school attendance as long as he meets residency requirements is sufficient for the Black Rank and File to refuse to STRUGGLE using "back in the day" arguments and enticements and instead ask the confidence men: "WHERE IS THE MONEY THAT WE GAVE TO YOU"?