Thinking out loud;
The current condition of our school system; while we are being overexposed to mass amounts of white fear, and mass shootings, our teachers are working with no contract (JC) is that dedication or fear of starvation? Is it a coincidence that teachers have no contracts and a mass shooting in a school in Florida might prompt legislators to allow the fears of the loudest, richest, and least compassionate to control the rights of the poor and underprivileged?
Have we not learned yet?
Education of firearms is more important than putting more firearms in the presence of our youth. That idea is addressed like when one of your friends says some whack sh@+ and everybody disagrees at once like ‘ nah nah nah’.
What child is going to want to go to school especially if they are fearful of guns? Will that raise teacher suicide rates? Will it really create a safe environment on teachers that are overwhelmed with school, family, and plain old life, and now forced to be defender of children they just might be afraid of?
How do our children feel about this as they watch the adults scratch at each others throats in the name of a color, financial status, or religion? We live in an era when the immigrant picks up the language of his oppressor and uses it as his defense towards black kids in his class. Our children being exposed to the ramifications of children and some adult that are, and have been, conditioned in hostile environments. Some environments are created by others around them, and some are created in their heads.
Is there something that can be done? Is there a relief that is waiting to be received? Everyone wanting peace and freedom in accordance to their own perception causing rejection of real solutions due to a desire to be the one to have the cure, as they disregard the reality that has caused the friction that set the fire in all of our souls. Instead of working together many disregard the unity needed to eradicate the problems.
Poverty caused to the once higher ups by a misunderstanding of need, while money is spent on unnecessary capital items. Neglect and humility towards the unborn right on up to the leaders plagues communities as the norm. Everyone is on the same plane of oppression. We all suffer from the loss of control that will never be regained if power and position is the goal.
Do we settle for equality? Is equality the solution? Is it what we need to become a nation that will be able to function under the liberty that was the goal of the original code of this country? Each one giving of themselves with no price tag attached. Imagine a time where we can all function in a rhythm that beats the sound of equality and real justice, due to the people sharing their individual skill to build up the descendants who will be blind to the color of skin, or offense of others due to ignorance. Is compassion the answer?
I’m just thinking out loud.
As we continue on our journey through this five ring arena, a place with no outlet,j just bouncing from ring to ring in search of our position; will we be satisfied with just being? Or will we continue to labor to be on top?
(Afaf Muhammad- Facebook post February 28,2018)