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Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in theWestern Educational System


Including Black Child Development Under White Supremacy Dr. Amos Wilson-Audio Lecture

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  • 1. February 4, 2011 Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational System Including an Audio Lecture by The Honorable Dr. Amos Wilson- “Black Child Development Under White Supremacy” Tutorial Designed by RBG Street Scholar for Study, Sharing and Download Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 1
  • 2. February 4, 2011 Black Child Development Under White Supremacy Open the Lecture Playlist In two masterful lectures contained within the pages of this modest text, Dr. Wilson challenges the all too pervasive assumption and false perception that the "New World Order" is somehow ordained -that if Afrikan people are to progress, they have no other Alter-native but to remain colonized by White Western Inte-rests, This of course is patently false. Dr Wilson de-bunks this myth with an insightful analysis of the Legacy of Marcus Garvey and the proven validity of Afrikan CenteredConsciousness as necessary. Please listen to his audio lectures intently and thenview/ study the videos in the context of his pearls of wisdom.Areas covered in the book and audio include:  Are Black and White Children the same?  Are there any significant differences in the mental and physical growth and development of Black and White Children?  Are such leisure time activities as the playing of certain games, watching T.V., going to the movies, listening to the radio, hazardous to the mental health of Black Children?  Why do Black Children generally score lower than White Children on I.Q. tests?  Is the Black Child merely a White Child who "happens" to be "painted" Black?  What effects does race awareness have on the mental and personality development of Black Children?  Is the use of Black English a sign of mental inferiority?  Do Black parents socialize their children to be inferior to White Children?  Why have integrated schools and busing failed so many Black Children?This media was originally provided for a 2007 Lesson by RBG Comrade and Sr. Educator:Huey Freeman(The Maccabean Prince) Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 2
  • 3. February 4, 2011 Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemBy Hort, September 2007As African children head back to school to face another school year I would liketo make an attempt to explain to our community and particularly to young parentswhy and how the African child has been systematically mis-educated in thewestern world during the last 500 years, so that they can better understand theroot causes of some of the aberrations and self destructive forms of behaviorthey see in our community and to help them realize that if they want a brighterfuture for their children and for our community, then it is imperative that they nolonger leave the education of their children solely in the hands of the westerneducational system, but rather to follow the advice of Malcolm X who told usyears ago that “the black child‟s education starts when the school bells rings at 4p.m in the afternoon.” (This may vary depending on what time school ends inyour country) We didn‟t follow his advice then and today our youth are sufferingthe consequences. The situation of African children around the planet hasconsiderably deteriorated since the days of Malcolm X, so that we are now forcedto follow the advice of Dr Asa Hilliard one of Africa‟s great educators who diedrecently and left us these parting words. "The education of African people is anurgent necessity. It is a matter of life and death. We cannot abide anothergeneration of children who have no identity and who are ignorant about Africa."The late Professor Amos Wilson, another one of Africa‟s foremost educators ofthe 20th century, posed a crucial question that all African parents and ourcommunity need to ask. What is the purpose of an education? He said that mostblack people have been „trained‟ to think it is „to get a job with one of the „fortune500‟ companies”. However, according to Dr. Wilson, they are seriously mistaken,because the purpose of an education is to improve and further the interests ofone‟s own group and to ensure its survival. Obviously the Indians, the Chinese,the Jews and other groups understand this, since that is what they do. Ourpeople often look at them and marvel at their unity and wonder why in contrastour community seems so fragmented and disorganized. Yet, when we studyAfrican civilization we can clearly see that it was well organized and grouporiented and there is even an African proverb which states “it takes a wholevillage to raise a child.” If it took a whole village to raise a child, it must have beenbecause our ancestors worked as a group and understood that on reachingadulthood that child would in turn do everything to promote the interests of theirgroup. Our ancestors therefore never left the education of their children tochance because the cohesiveness of their society was of prime importance. Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 3
  • 4. February 4, 2011So, how have African people become such a fragmented and disorganized groupof people today? “Why can‟t we be like the Indians and the Japanese?” thequestion one of my 17 year old nephews asked me some years ago. The answeris quite simple. We cannot be like them because we do not have the samehistorical experience.” We do ourselves a great disservice when we compareourselves to other people since we can only compare that which is similar, notdissimilar. We are different because Africa was attacked by Arabs andEuropeans, and our people were forcefully taken to another land and enslaved.Neither the Indians nor the Japanese have had that experience and therefore it isabsolutely pointless to compare ourselves to them.When slavery and later colonization took place the vision that our ancestors hadof educating and raising African children was taken out of their control and a newway was imposed on African people. Worse, this new system of education rancounter to the interests and needs of Africans. As a result, today, as Prof Wilsonhas again pointed out, African people have never had so many talented andeducated economists, educators, sociologists, doctors, lawyers, artists, etc, yetwe suffer the worst health, housing, and education on the planet because oureducation was never designed to promote our interests but rather the goals andthe interests of our oppressors. The self destructive behavior and derogativelyrics of the rap generation is a striking example of children who have not beentaught to promote their interests.Furthermore, our people hold advanced degrees from some of the mostprestigious Ivy League schools and universities and can solve any myriad ofproblems for other groups but since they have not received an African centrededucation when it comes to their own, all their knowledge is null and void.Sometimes the more educated they become; the more alienated they are fromAfrican culture and more of a menace to our group, because in their zeal topromote the interests of others they often end up doing harm to their own people.So, Colin Powell, who sent African American soldiers to kill other African peoplein Grenada, should never be considered a good role model for our children, if wewant to liberate African people from oppression. If African leaders allow the Westto take their wealth to feed Europeans and leave Africans to starve and facedeath, it is because they too have been taught to work against their owninterests. For example, at the end of apartheid instead of putting reparations andland redistribution as a top priority for South Africa‟s black victims, reconciliationwith whites, the criminals, became the main goal. As a result, Nelson Mandela isfeted all over the western world and the British even unveiled a statue of himrecently in London, yet the only thing that South African blacks have received todate is some propaganda about living happily in a mythical rainbow coloredsociety. This is one of the reasons why African parents must be extremely carefulwith the kind of role models they present to their children. Danny Glover is amuch better model for our children to emulate than Condoleezza Rice. Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 4
  • 5. February 4, 2011This new manner of raising and educating black children however has alwaysposed a problem in the western world. Once again, Dr. Wilson gives us anexplanation. It is problematic he says, because African people were not broughtto the West to be educated. They were brought to be the slaves and servants ofthe people who enslaved them, in other words, to work. I used to teach Africanculture in an after school program several years ago and the first question weasked the children was the reason for our people‟s presence here in the West.None of them ever responded by saying that African people were here to work asservants for white people. In fact, most black people will answer this question bya vague “we were brought here as slaves.” Have you ever noticed that anythingmeant for African people is often vague? For example, “Jesus is coming backsoon” or “we are going to reduce poverty in Africa” or “we want to help Africa”What date specifically is Jesus coming back? By what date exactly are theygoing to reduce poverty and by how much? or what specific area of activity arethey planning to focus on? We don‟t know. The language is vague because it‟snot meant to be taken seriously and they know that our people will not demandanything more specific. In return, we are asked to blindly believe, watch and prayand hope for a better day. Also very, very vague.Yet what black people actually do is very specific. We serve our white masters. Insports and in music all the owners are white and the players and singers areblack. This imbalance exists even in countries where the majority of thepopulation is black. For example in the Caribbean most of the business and hotelowners as well as the tourists are white, while the workers are mostly black. InAfrica, our people extract the diamonds and gold from the ground while Indians,Jews, Lebanese and Western businessmen sit in their offices all day and reapthe benefits. This inability to understand the real reason for our presence in theWest has led our community to the false assumption that we are here to „live inpeace and harmony with whites.‟ How many times have we heard black peoplesay “they don‟t see color” yet when they move into a white neighborhood, thewhites move out, so obviously they do. If we are so mistaken about why we arehere and our relationship with its inhabitants is it any wonder that our childrenand our community are so confused and have so many problems in their dailylives? In 1888, Ernest Renan, a racist French philosopher described Europe‟seconomic vision of our world when he said, “Nature has given us a race ofworkers, they are Chinese, a race to till the soil, they are Africans and a race ofrulers and soldiers, they are Europeans”. This is exactly the world we live intoday. Yet, this racially organized economic system has existed for the last 500years but sadly African people are totally unaware of this fact because they arekept ignorant and uninformed the world over. It is also this racially segmentedeconomic system which is responsible for the persistent poverty andunderdevelopment in Africa and the other countries where our people reside, butbecause of our ignorance western propaganda has made us believe that it is Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 5
  • 6. February 4, 2011because our leaders are incompetent and corrupt. We are meant to transfer ourhatred to our leaders rather than to the racist economic system that Europeanshave willfully put in place to impoverish Africans. Luckily, the masses of poorpeople are passive if not there would be thousands of revolts every day,everywhere on this planet. To keep African people impoverished the Westintentionally bypasses Africa and the ghettos where many of our people live andinvest in the Asian countries. The reason Chinese investment in Africa todayterrifies the West is because they fear it may actually help lift Africans out ofpoverty and thus threaten their racially segmented economic system. To punishthe Chinese, the West has simply mounted a propaganda campaign accusingthem of selling tainted products and of ignoring human rights in Africa, but whenand where in Africa has the West ever respected human rights? In fact, most ofthe anti democratic leaders in Africa are still in power because of the West.Corruption in Africa therefore is not the cause of poverty but a consequence of it.People in Africa are corrupt because they do not earn enough money to livedecently and therefore must resort to illegal methods to make ends meet. In fact,where ever you see crime take a good look, you will usually find highunemployment and intolerable living conditions because it is a consequence andnot the cause. Improve the living conditions and corruption and crime will quicklydisappear. It‟s a very simple equation but of course no one is interested in thisoption because the capitalist system, which is really the old Roman slave systemunder a different name, cannot survive without access to a large number ofunpaid workers or people who are barely paid. Under globalization, its modernname, 80% of the world is still exploited by the 20% who still continue to own allthe wealth. Changing the name periodically (feudalism, industrialization,capitalism, socialism, communism and now globalization) is simply a strategythat the West uses to make us; the ignorant masses believe that there is genuinechange taking place in society. Now you understand why every country you visitand in every area of activity the owners and those who make money are alwayswhite or are close to white, while those who work, serve and are exploited arealways black or close to it. This is what African parents must begin to understandso that they can explain to their children why African people are consistently atthe bottom of the socio-economic ladder.Now that we know that African people were brought to the West exclusively towork and serve whites, and not to “live in peace and harmony” with them, wheredid the rationale behind the education of black children come from? AfterEuropeans had succeeded in making our ancestors almost as ignorant as theanimals they said they were after years of chattel slavery, some of them began torealize that in order to further their commercial interests, it was better for the„negroes‟ to have at least a minimal amount of education. A few continued tobelieve that “negroes should continue to be worked like beasts of burden and bekept in total ignorance,” however they finally agreed that it was in their bestinterest to educate our ancestors. In their original plans Europeans had had no Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 6
  • 7. February 4, 2011intentions of educating African people. The education of the black child in thewestern educational system therefore was never designed to develop theindividual personality or the intellect of African children and to help them reachtheir fullest potential. The decision to educate was strictly based on the economicrequirements of the day which needed a number of educated Africans in order forthe West to achieve its goals.We would still be uneducated today if Europeans had not deemed it a necessaryrequirement. In fact, one of the reasons that African children are doing so badlyin the educational system is precisely because their education continues todepend on the needs of the western economic system. If you listen topropaganda however you may easily believe it is because they are intellectuallyinferior and lazy. The stark reality is that the business world is linked to educationand therefore whatever happens in the economic sphere will have an impact oneducation. The educational system works like a bottleneck to control the flow ofstudents entering the workforce. So, if the economy is experiencing a boom,more students will graduate from college and university in order to enter the workforce and if there is a recession, it will do the complete opposite. I.e. fewerstudents will graduate and thus fewer will enter the workforce.The western economy has not been doing well for several years now becausethe new technology has not been able to provide the large numbers of jobs whichthe old industries like steel and coal did, years ago. This has led economists toconclude that long term unemployment will now be a permanent fixture of thewestern economy. As a result, universities and colleges have been forced toreduce the number of people entering the workforce. It is obvious that if theeconomy is suffering this will have an adverse effect on African people since oureducation since the days of slavery has been intricately linked to the state of theWestern economy. This is the real reason why there is very little investment inblack education because there is an economic imperative to considerably reducethe flow of African children graduating and entering the workforce, since thereare no available jobs for them and thus it is pointless to waste money educatingthem. Might I remind you that 400 years ago, black unemployment was totallyunheard of in the West since every African man, woman and child was fullyemployed from sunrise to sunset. In fact, Europeans couldn‟t build ships fastenough to go to Africa to kidnap Africans and bring them to the West to work.Isn‟t it ironic that curbing immigration from Africa is the biggest issue in the Westtoday where quotas and fluency in Western languages are requirements foremigrating to the West? In France they are even planning to test the DNA ofrelatives who simply want to rejoin their families. How unfortunate thatEuropeans did not enforce these practices 500 years ago because they wouldhave saved Africans a tremendous amount of pain. Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 7
  • 8. February 4, 2011If we accept that in the western system an individual‟s importance depends ontheir financial worth, then it is clear why African children have become a liabilityrather than an asset and are underachieving in school. Knowing the kind of socialdisruption that able bodied, young men of working age unable to find a job cancreate in society, the West has decided to channel them into prisons as asolution in order to prevent the kind of revolts that occurred in the Frenchsuburbs 2 years ago. This is why „tolerance zero‟ was introduced and why a 15year old African American youth who stole a simple chocolate bar would receivea 15 year jail sentence from a US court. To deaden the pain of those who havelost all hope of a better future, they inject drugs into our communities and pray fora quick demise either by a drug overdose or a bullet to the brain as our youngmen pretend to be mafia bosses fighting over turf.After the Europeans had finally decided to educate African children, they had todeal with the problem of the content of their education. What were they to teachthese „negroes?‟ All of the aberrations and self destructive behavioral patternsthat we see in our community can be traced right back to this moment whenEuropeans had to make a decision about the kind of information they were goingto transmit to African people. When African children entered the western schoolsystem for the first time, there was great fear among the slaveholders that ifAfricans were taught „the wrong‟ information, (the truth) they would lose completecontrol over them especially since our ancestors numerically outnumbered whitesin the new world at that time.( African people have since become the minority.)To understand why Europeans were so afraid of the content of African educationwe must go further back into our past. Before they had even set foot in Africa,Europeans had heard about its glory and its extraordinary civilization. Philip ofMacedonia, like the typical warmongering European megalomaniac, decided thatas he was the most powerful person in the West he had to conquer Egypt, themost advanced African civilization at the time and own it for himself. Fortunately,he was killed while waging another one of his numerous wars. Unfortunately, hisson Alexander, who only a twisted mind could call great, decided to fulfill hisfather‟s dream and did eventually conquer Egypt. When Europeans enteredAfrica for the first time and saw the tremendous civilization our ancestors hadmethodically collected, stored and preserved from millennia they weremesmerized. They were overwhelmed by its organization, its opulence, its style,its architecture, its creativity, its intelligence, in short, everything but mostparticularly, its tremendous wealth.Today in the western media we are inundated with propaganda of “a povertystricken Africa” but Europeans knew then and still know now how tremendouslywealthy Africa is. In fact, it is precisely because of Africa‟s genius and itstremendous wealth why African people were enslaved in the first place.Europeans were envious and wanted to have Africa all for themselves but theyalso felt ashamed and it was at this moment that the crime which they would Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 8
  • 9. February 4, 2011carry out later in the 15th century when they discovered the New World began totake shape in their minds. One of the things that struck me as I studied AncientEgyptian civilization was the number of times the word „shame‟ appeared in thewritings of many of the European travellers to Egypt. It‟s a leitmotiv in theirwritings. Even Jean Francois Champoleon who deciphered the hieroglyphs onthe Rosetta Stone felt shame when he visited the tombs of the Pharaohs in theValley of Kings and saw the different races depicted there. This is what he said.“We also found Egyptians and other Africans depicted in the same way, whichcould not be otherwise: but there were some important and strange differencesbetween the namou ( the Asians) and the tamhou ( the Europeans) ….. Finally(and I am ashamed to say this because our race was the last and most savage ofall in those ancient times) but we must be honest and admit that we did not painta very pretty figure in those days. Here I am referring to all the people withblonde hair and white skin, living not only in Europe, but in Asia, their place oforigin. “(Asia here means people from the Middle East and not from China) thisforces us to ask the following question, “Why did Europeans feel shame whenthey came into contact with Africa? Where did their shame stem from? It is thisshame which is behind our enslavement and oppression.In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about the end of western civilizationand we have all heard conservative and right wing politicians in the Westlamenting the loss of western values. But what is Western civilization? Whatexactly are Western values? If you have travelled across Europe as I have, youwill see walled cities, military forts, canons, pistols, and guns, all manner ofswords and statues of war heroes. In short, you will see an arsenal of weaponryand materials for waging war. In my opinion, war is not what most peopleimagine when they think about civilization. This may surprise many people butthe West has never had a civilization if you exclude war from that definition. Sowhere did the West get all its architecture, laws, religion, human rights ideas, itsso called values, etc? .They got them from Africa. Before they visited Africa theyhad none of these things.In fact, Europeans had spent their time on the planet developing more and morelethal weapons to wage war and kill each other. Africans in contrast, had spenttheir time on this planet mapping the stars, studying the changing seasons,inventing literature, the arts, architecture, mathematics, writing, inventing thecalendar, medicine, worshiping their gods, mummifying their dead, preparing forthe afterlife, even inventing the very wig that so many black women can nolonger do without today, in short, trying to build the things that we consider todayas civilization. As a result, when they came into contact with Africa‟s splendor,Europeans felt inadequate, ashamed, inferior, because they had built nothingsimilar in Europe, only weapons of war, and so they were envious and startedplotting to take Africa for themselves and enslave African people and that isexactly what they have done. So what has been promoted as Western civilization Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 9
  • 10. February 4, 2011during the last 500 years is none other than the civilization of African peoplewhich they have simply confiscated and claimed as their very own. Today, theWest has reached the peak of its power and it is still in the warmongeringbusiness, and still sowing death and destruction in its path. Iraq is a recentexample and perhaps Iran will be next in line, however, it now prefers to let theother races kill each other while it concentrates on supplying all the materialsnecessary for them to accomplish this task and rake in the profits from theirdeaths, especially from the deaths of African people who unfortunately havebecome infected with the western warmongering virus after centuries of closecontact, to the point where Rwandans exterminated 4 million of their own peoplein the short space of only 3 months.As many people are unaware that the West has claimed African civilization as itsown, they are often confused by the contradictions they see in Western society.So they can‟t understand for example how slavery and human rights can co-existside by side but if you understand that one comes from Europe (slavery) and theother comes from Africa (human rights), then there is absolutely no contradictionwhatsoever. Furthermore, as they do not genuinely believe in such concepts theyoften end up only paying lip service to them. Do you remember that Europeanswere holding a book in their hands which clearly stated „thou shalt not kill‟ whilethey were raping and killing our ancestors? Worse, the ships our ancestorstravelled across the Atlantic Ocean on had biblical names such as „the good shipJesus” or “John the Baptist.” Today, Mr. Bush talks about god and drops clusterbombs which kill women and children in the same breath. This is exactly what hisancestors, the founding fathers, did when they exterminated the Amerindians, theoriginal inhabitants of the USA. This dichotomy can be observed in many areasin western society because they have simply juxtaposed their warmongeringculture to African civilization and promoted it as their own.. Now you canunderstand why there is so much injustice, poverty and exploitation on one handand false philanthropy on the other in our world. If you have ever wondered whythere are so many humanitarian and Christian organizations all over Africaapparently working to help lift Africans out of poverty, yet Africans still do nothave access to clean drinking water now you know why. Next time the G8countries get together and begin to wax lyrical about how they intend to liftAfricans out of poverty, please do yourself a favor and turn off your television..The education of the black child caused great fear among the Europeansbecause they knew the genius of the people they had enslaved. What could theytherefore teach African children whose birthright they had stolen? For a start,they certainly couldn‟t allow black and white children to compete equally becausethe white children would have been humiliated by the brilliance of the Africans.The problem was only solved when the minority white population realized theywere the sole decision makers in terms of what information was to be taught orwithheld from their black students and furthermore, they had the monopoly in thewriting and in the publication of the books, manuals and other materials that Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 10
  • 11. February 4, 2011black people would read. So, they simply decided to give our children an inferiorquality of education instead. Professor Wilson says that the education of theblack child has never been and can never be the same as that of the white childbecause the white child must be taught how to rule and dominate others, whilethe black child must be taught how to serve and obey, hence the dual role of thewestern educational system. In spite of all the talk about equality, desegregationand. Mr. Bush‟s famous „no child left behind policy,” the educational system inthe West has not changed one iota since the days of slavery and continues toensure that African children receive an inferior quality of education in comparisonto their white counterparts. In order to maintain this two tiered system they haveinvented all kinds of covert strategies such as intelligence tests, specialeducation classes, hierarchy between schools, etcetera, In short, they continueto teach our children how to serve and obey which of course our young malestotally reject. In fact, it is the information they teach in the school system whichdestroys the self esteem and the will to succeed in our children and that isexactly what it is intended for. As a result, they lose interest in school, begin toexperience difficulty and eventually they drop out and become delinquents.This fear of being humiliated by African people is still very strong today and isone reason why many whites abandon certain professions and sports that blackpeople enter and why they are so hesitant to allow black people into certainprofessions. When black people dominate an area of activity or profession,whites often give the impression that it is really of no value whatsoever, however,this behavior is simply a self defense mechanism which they adopt in order toavoid feelings of inadequacy, inferiority and the pain of being outperformed byAfrican people, in other words, the same feelings their ancestors experienced somany centuries ago when they first encountered Africans.Teaching African children about their glorious past would have beencounterproductive because of their fear of being humiliated by Africans,so instead they decided to distort both African and world history by teachingfalsehood. For example, many people today are unaware that Egyptiancivilization predates that of Rome by thousands of years because they haveerroneously been presented as contemporaneous, yet Roman civilization had noteven begun when Pyramid building stopped in Egypt around the 14th Dynasty.Worse, most people still do not know that there are more pyramids in Sudan thanin Egypt, or that this is where this style of architecture originated. In fact, thecivilization of Nubia (Sudan) predates that of Egypt... Since most of our peopleare unaware of the importance Sudan in our history the impending catastrophewhich the proposed Kajbar Dam represents leaves them totally indifferent. Thisdam, just like in Egypt with the building of the Aswan Dam will erase forever all ofAfricas ancient history in the Sudan, thus making this knowledge inaccessible tofuture generations of African people. Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 11
  • 12. February 4, 2011Today, because of these distortions most black people are totally ignorant abouttheir true history. Instead of teaching African children that their ancestors, theancient Egyptians, were the true builders of civilization, (the pyramids, obelisksand temples still stand as proof today), they were taught that it was the Greeksand Romans. Instead of being told that Imhotep the Egyptian was the father ofmedicine, they were taught that it was Hippocrates. Instead of being taught aboutthe first universities founded by their ancestors in Timbuktu and Djenne in Mali,they were taught that Africans were an oral people who knew nothing aboutwriting. Instead of being taught about the great Shona civilization of Zimbabwethat built a city bigger than London or the artistic genius of the Nok civilization ofNigeria, they were told that their homeland was a “dark” continent, where theirprimitive, savage, ancestors roamed the wild jungles from morn till nightpracticing cannibalism and that luckily, God sent kind-hearted and charitableEuropean Christians (Tarzan) to civilize them and to teach them his word in orderto save them from themselves. To add insult to injury, they invented a racialhierarchy with themselves at the top, and Africans at the bottom and justified it bysaying they were “god‟s chosen people” and therefore superior and that God hadgiven them „a land overflowing with milk and honey‟, (Africa) while our ancestorswere heathen, devil worshipers who God himself had cursed and therefore wedeserved to be their slaves. These vicious lies continue to be believed by millionsof people, both black and white and is one of the reasons for the rampant andchronic racism in our societies today. Today whites continue to promote Africangenius as their own. For example, African people invented rock and rap but it isElvis Presley who is known as the king of rock and roll while Eminem became thefirst rapper to win an Oscar. Likewise, Bill Gates has become a household nameand a millionaire but without the genius of Dr. Mark Dean and Dr.Philip Emeagali,two African scientists, the computer would not have become accessible to themasses of people on the planet today.This was how the theft of African civilization, the brainwashing and themiseducation of African children and African people took place. If their plan hasbeen so successful it is because they knew that in order to succeed they wouldhave to target African children at a very early age. They, like our ancestors,understood that if you „train up a child in the way that you want it to go, when it isold it will not depart from it‟ and that is why from the beginning of slavery, Africanchildren were divested of their names and their languages. Furthermore, tosubmit Africans to their authority, they used religion to terrify African children byteaching them the fictitious story of the bible, plagiarized from the EgyptianOsirian myth, as fact. This story promised African children a life of suffering (hell)if they were disobedient to their master, (the slave master, not a supreme beingas many black people mistakenly believe) but heavenly wealth after death if theyobeyed.(paradise) Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 12
  • 13. February 4, 2011The real tragedy is that this distorted African story that generations of blackchildren were forced to memorize, continue to be taken literally by millions ofAfrican people around the globe, who have spent their entire lives waiting for thisancient Superman named Jesus Christ to burst through the clouds and deliverthem from evildoers. The tragic irony is that today it is African people, the victims,who are keeping this religion which was forcefully imposed upon our childrenduring slavery, alive. They are its most fanatical adherents in contrast to theiroppressors own people who have long since stopped believing in this myth.Reparations can never ever compensate for the incalculable damage this mythhas caused to millions of African people who have literally put their lives on holdin our world because they sincerely believe that only after death will they trulybegin to live.The Western educational system therefore will always produce dysfunctionalAfrican children because having committed the most horrendous crime on thisplanet and lied about it they are forced to continue. Their propaganda machinemust continue to make African people believe in the fantasy of the bible, believethat whites are superior, that western civilization is better than their own, believethey must fight in the illegal wars waged by the West all around the planet,believe that Africa is a continent without a future, believe Africa is poor, believethat poverty, injustice and exploitation has always existed in our world, believethat Africa is facing a demographic explosion (overpopulation) and dying fromAids (depopulation) at the same time (an illogical equation), believe they mustwork hard to promote Western interests and all the other fantasies which ourpeople accept as fact which are too numerous to mention here. This is thereason their media feed our children negative information 24 hours a day that isdesigned to sap their energy, destroy their confidence, intensify their feelings ofworthlessness and self hatred and increase their admiration for the West. Thegoal is to make every African child a Michael Jackson This is the strategicdestruction of the African psyche that the West has put into place and why it isimportant that African parents and the African community understand thesenegative forces which are working to destroy our children in order to delay theliberation of African people.This is also the reason they treat us in the most despicable manner. We sufferthe worst health, live in the most horrible conditions imaginable, are the mostdisrespected and abused people and do not live life as it should be lived. That iswhy black churchgoers often say „we are only passing through‟ in this world.What else can they say considering the lives that most of our people lead? Onthe other hand, Westerners live comfortably, eat properly, enjoy good health andlive long and happy lives. In short, they are alive while we are dead because theyhave killed us. But we can be resurrected by erasing them from our minds in thesame way that they erased African history from ours. This is what I believe DrKamau Kambon was trying to get across when he said 2 years ago that “thesolution to the black man‟s problem was the white man‟s extermination”. Many Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 13
  • 14. February 4, 2011people in their ignorance thought he meant the physical extermination of whitepeople. It is ludicrous to think he was talking about their physical eliminationsince the West has weapons which can annihilate every single African person onthe planet. What he obviously meant was that in order for African people to comeout of their comatose, zombied state and lead happy and fulfilling lives, they mustkill the white man metaphorically, mentally by replacing his lies with the truth.The West will never willingly admit the truth because they have too much to lose.They would have to admit the theft of African civilization, the mass murder ofAfrican people and the perpetuation of lies. Furthermore it would raise too manyquestions. For example, if the Bible is fiction, then who are its real authors? Is ittrue that Shakespeare was one of its writers and that is why he is known as themost famous writer ever? If there are no chosen people, then who are the peoplein Israel parading as Jews? Why have they been placed there? Why does theUSA defend them so stubbornly? What is the real purpose of the pope? Whatinformation are they hiding in the Vatican? What have they done with theinformation they took out of Africa? What really happened during the SecondWorld War? Who was Hitler? Why did the church protect neo-Nazis? That wouldraise more questions about the recent past such as, who really destroyed theworld trade centre building on September 11th. Why was it destroyed? Who isBen Laden? Why have they been unable to find him, although seriously ill? Doeshe really exist? Why did the West lie about the war in Kuwait? Why was the worldmade to believe that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction whenhe didn‟t? Why was he killed? What is the real reason behind the so called waron terrorism? Why are they now picking on Iran? What are they hiding? Who cantell us the truth? These questions and a million more is what the Western worldwould rather not have to answer African people and the rest of the world after500 years of telling them nothing but lies.On the internet under the bible story about the stolen birthright this is the warningthat you will read “It never pays to tell a lie. Once you tell a lie you must tellanother, and another to cover up the first lie. Not only will all these lies catch upwith you, but they can cause you many troubles, just like it did for Jacob andRebecca”. That is what the West has done but their lies are catching up withthem and they will have to pay the consequences. We must no longer allow theWest to claim African civilization as their own because our ancestors spentmillions of years painstakingly observing, collecting, recording, creating andpreserving it for us, their heirs, to allow Western bullies who refused to do thesame for their people to simply come along, steal it and claim it as their ownsimply because they had more advanced weapons than our ancestors. .Moreand more African people are only just beginning to realize this. We must tell thetruth. We must reclaim our pyramids, our obelisks, our medicine, mathematics,astronomy, physics, writing, our administration, our laws and our concepts. Wemust reclaim the famous 10 commandments which we have been taught godgave to a man named Moses. They come from Africa and there are 42 of them Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 14
  • 15. February 4, 2011which our ancestors called the MAAT (the divine principles of peace, harmony,balance and justice) while the West calls them the „negative confessions.‟ Eventhe very cross that the church uses is African. It‟s called the „Ankh.‟ We muststudy African history to find out what our ancestors left for us and every singleconcept or object that they invented we must take back. Our ancestors demandthat we reclaim our birthright that was stolen from us.We will know that our people have reclaimed their birthright when African peoplewant to study and receive diplomas from African schools and universities ratherthan those in the West, when African people want to work for African companiesrather than western multinationals, when our young men and women especiallyour famous people want to marry African people rather than European men andwomen, when African parents prefer to give their children African looking dollsrather than European ones, when African people stop bleaching their skinbecause they prefer their own, when they prefer to give their children Africannames rather than European ones, when they prefer to pray to an African godrather than a European one, when Africans reject the warmongering religions oftheir enemies and return to the religions of their ancestors, when they feelempathy and compassion for African people first before they feel them forEuropeans, when they love Africans first before loving Europeans, when Africanswant to use their resources to develop and improve the lives of their people firstbefore the lives of Europeans, when Africans set up their own economic system,their own political system, their own laws and their own currency rather thancontinue to use those of the West, when they remove the artificial borderscreated by the west and return to Africa‟s natural borders, when they wantAfrican languages to be the official languages of Africa and teach them to theirchildren rather than those of the West, when African men stop Europeans andArabs from sexually abusing and enslaving African women and children, whenAfricans stop saying „they don‟t see color‟ and are proud to be Africans, whenAfrican people want to defend Africa before they defend the West, and finally,when they want to study African history before they study the history of the west.This is what our ancestors did because this is how normal human beings behave.This is also what the Japanese, the Indians and the Jews that our communityadmires so much actually do and is the secret of their success. This is why theyseem so unified and organized as a people.We don‟t behave like them because Europeans did not tamper with their normalbehavior patterns in order to subjugate them and use them to further Westerninterests. How do you think they were able to conquer Africa and bring us to theWest to be their servants so that most of us today only want „to live in peace andharmony with our enemies?‟ Do you think it was by whispering sweet words inour ears? It was by exterminating 600 million Africans and turning us intoabnormal human beings. That is the price that our ancestors paid and our peoplecontinue to pay for the theft of our land, our wealth and our subjugation. Theirpropaganda has made us believe that the worst holocaust on this planet was in Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 15
  • 16. February 4, 2011Nazi Germany where 8 million died. In fact, we need to find out the real reasonwhy they have poked that down our throats. The Iranian president Ahmadinejadhas said that “the Jewish holocaust is a myth” and other people who have raisedquestions about this are immediately sent to prison or accused of antisemetism,however, considering that we have been taught nothing but lies during the last500 years, we should be very suspicious of every single thing that we have beentold. Why do they want to start a war in Iran today and remove Ahmadinejad?Does he know too much? What exactly do they not want the world to know? Whydid they kill Saddam Hussein so quickly? I‟m sure it has nothing to do with thedeath of the Kurds. We should want to know the answers to these questions.That is why each person of African descent must become a modern day sleuth tofind out exactly what happened on this planet.All the aberrations that we see in our community and which makes us sofragmented and disorganized is a result of this horrendous crime. It is this “slavementality” which has been passed down from generation to generation whichmakes us behave in such self destructive ways although slavery was abolishedyears ago. The only way for African people to stop to behaving unnaturally is tolearn how that process took place, to talk about it and then to make a consciouseffort to practice the above mentioned behavior, but we cannot heal if wecontinue to deny that we were intentionally made to behave in an abnormalmanner by our enemy because it was the only way to subjugate us and to stealour land and our wealth.. In a war, you do whatever is necessary to destroy youradversary and that is what Europe did.Finally, when we become Africans again most of us will want to live in Africarather than in the West. This is the nightmare of the western world as it meansthey will lose their entire low paid labor force which they have depended on forthe last 500 years. Can you imagine the economic catastrophe that will takeplace in the West when African people wake up from their anesthesia and decideto return home to Africa? Who will cook their food, look after their children, cleantheir homes and their streets, and provide their entertainment? Who will providejobs for their police, their judges, their sociologists, their teachers, and etcetera?Who will buy their products? Who will they abuse, brutalize murder and rape withimpunity when we leave? How many Jenna 6‟s do you think they will have whenwe go back to Africa? Who will fill up their prisons? Who will do all the jobs thatAfrican people have done for them during the last 500 years? In short, who willbecome their new slaves when we decide to return home to Africa? The Asians?The Arabs? I doubt it. That is why the return to Africa must be handled withextreme caution because African people are in grave danger of being re-enslaved when they finally come out of their daze and decide to return home. Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 16
  • 17. February 4, 2011This is what the end of Western civilization means. It‟s not about someSuperman coming out of the skies, that‟s what their propaganda would like you tocontinue believing. In spite of all the propaganda about the laziness of Africanpeople, it is our labor and our ignorance that has kept the West strong for so longand it is only African people who can destroy what is erroneously known aswestern civilization? If Africans around the globe decide tomorrow not to work,the western economy will collapse overnight, but propaganda has made usbelieve that without the West nothing can function on this planet. Wall Street andthe City are only betting shops where you place your bet; if the horse and thejockey don‟t run (world wide African labor force refuses to work) there will be norace. (no profits for Western investors) It was our capacity for hard work whyEuropeans exterminated the Amerindians of the new world and brought us to betheir servants. They were familiar with our workmanship. They admired ourtemples, our obelisks, our pyramids, etc, while they were unfamiliar with theworkmanship of the people of the new world. That is why our lives have beenspared. It‟s not because they want to live in „peace and harmony with us.‟ It‟sbecause we are their workhorses.What will the West replace African civilization and African people with when ourpeople finally decide to bring their oppressive system to an end? What will be thereaction of the masses of white people when they find out that what they havebelieved to be their civilization for the last 500 years is nothing more than thecivilization of African people which their ancestors stole, since they too havebeen kept in total ignorance of the truth? What will their reaction be when theirshame is exposed to the entire planet? Their ancestors wrote down in theirguidebook, the bible, what the consequences will be when the truth is finallyrevealed and their crime exposed to the whole world. “There will be weeping andgnashing of teeth”. It will be painful, as the truth always is.Do you now understand why the Miseducation of the black child is so importantand why the West has spent so many centuries ensuring that black childrenbelieve western propaganda. How were African people to know that somewherein their development the Aryan (white) race became lazy and decided to adopt a“get rich quick” mentality without having to “lift a straw” This is a criticism which isoften directed at young people in our society today, however, isn‟t this theessence of western society? Isn‟t this how the West got rich? Once againpropaganda has made us believe that it is due to hard work that the West iswealthy today, when in reality it is because African people have been workingand are still working to enrich them. This also demonstrates the absolute powerof propaganda which is to „make people believe that which is not true.‟ In fact,western society is nothing more than a vast propaganda machine. The motto ofthe Europeans became “war means wealth, peace means poverty.” Theydecided to wage war and enslave and exploit each other in order to acquire thiswealth, and eventually when they came into contact with the peaceful peoples of Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 17
  • 18. February 4, 2011the New World, Africa and the Pacific Islands it was very easy for them toaccomplish their goal.Before the racist government in South Africa bludgeoned Steve Biko to death, hestated that “the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind ofthe oppressed.” That is exactly why the West from the very beginning of slaveryand colonialism targeted African children and never left their education in thehands of African people? It is through the educational system they have beenable to organize our children‟s education around their interests and goals indetriment to our own in order to maintain their control. The time has come for ourcommunity to educate African children according to the goals and aspirations ofAfrican people. African parents must teach their children the true history of Africabecause only when they do, will they want to promote our interests and not theinterests of others. Promoting the interests of African people is one of thegreatest fears of the western world because they know that when people feelconfident and good about themselves it is very difficult to manipulate and controlthem, and that is the reason they have always ensured that African childrenreceive an inferior quality of education which denigrate their motherland and theachievements of their people.In conclusion, there is a macabre ritual which takes place after every generalelection in the industrialized countries which have nuclear weapons. Theoutgoing and the incoming president are left alone for 15 minutes as they share asecret code which only the president has access to. According to the theory,when there are no other options left, the president will simply type in the secretcode, press a button and release nuclear weapons which can obliterate almostthe entire planet. In their bible, the West has already told us what their solutionwill be when the end comes, and their world falls apart .This ritual is a warning toAfrican people that if we do not want this planet obliterated by people who havenever had any respect whatsoever for human life, we do not have another instantto lose. Professor Wilson warned us before he died that our days on this planetare numbered if African people refuse to make the strategic decisions and theright choices required today.That is why there must be a complete paradigm shift in the way of thinking in theAfrican communities around the world. And that paradigm shift will only comewhen our people have the right information. It is my hope that this article willcontribute in some small way to helping African people and especially Africanparents get the right information in order to save our children and hasten the endof the unfair western capitalist system. Black parents must understand that anAfrican centred education is an absolute necessity for African children if we areto offset the damage from the slave school which we now know was neverintended to educate African children to become wholesome, functioningmembers of society in the first place. Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 18
  • 19. February 4, 2011We should already be preparing to restore the African system that our ancestorsleft us in its untainted form after the coming tsunami has passed since it isundoubtedly one of the best that humans have ever invented. In other words, theNew World Order. It was Africa‟s genius which attracted her oppressors to hershores, it was her tremendous wealth and the genius of her people why theywere enslaved, and it will be the genius of African people again that will liberatethem from Western tyranny and bring peace back to this planet. That is why it isno accident that Africans were the first inhabitants of this planet.This article is dedicated to the memory of George G.M James author of StolenLegacy who paid the ultimate price because he dared to tell African people thetruth and to my nieces and nephews generation, who are soon to be or arealready parents, so that their children do not grow up as ignorant as mygeneration and their generation were concerning the history of African peopleand of the world.You can stop the messenger but you can never stop the message. Today luckilywe have a formidable messenger in the internet to spread that message.The 42 divine principles of MAAT: Articles on this site: „Skin bleaching‟ This behavior is a directconsequence of children who did not receive an African centred education.To be distributed widely, especially to parents with school age children. Thisarticle may also be posted on blogs and websites or in any printed materialaround the globe without the permission of the author. It should also betranslated into African languages and read aloud in areas where our people areunable to read and write. Why and How the African Child is Miseducated in the Western Educational SystemPage 19