I’m sure when this triple O-G’s name is brought up in casual conversations about Blackness, the first thing that comes to mind is his COMEDIC GENIUS.
I say, “if you plot to revolt against your master, you gotta know dying is a possibility.”
The student says, “I don’t know. I might just wait. I mean that’s why there weren’t too many slave revolts in the first place.”
What would I do, if I was still in the classroom?
I would have Current Events Mondays….
Integration was meant to assimilate Blacks into White America and White norms saw the downside of prominent Black communities, businesses, and educational systems.
I initially felt a need to police my language, mannerisms and cultural norms because I knew they wouldn’t allow me to “Teach like a Champion.”
It was only after I was an adult that I realized what many of my friends probably understood back in 5th grade and that was the fact that school didn’t give a fuck about everyone, only certain people. When I received my ribbon at that ceremony, my friends clapped for me knowing that they would never have a teacher write a speech about them. They weren’t worth saving. They were forgotten.
The other night, I got the much needed chance to just relax my mind and let my conscious be free. I was able to indulge in a few well needed and well priced might I add, Hennessy peach cherry whatchumacallits with two of my closest college homies. A bunch of drinks, a few Salmon burgers, […]