SELECTIVE OUTRAGE

ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS AND COACHES ALL ARE STAKE HOLDERS IN A STUDENT ATHLETE’S LIFE.

YET, ONE CAN AND CAN’T USE HARSHNESS, DEMEANING, DISRESPECTFUL, HURTFUL LANGUAGE TOWARDS THE STUDENT ATHELET.

SO A COACH WHO IS VERBABLLY ABUSIVE CAN GET COACH OF THE YEARS WHEN THEY ARE: HARSH, BRUTAL IN SPEECH, DEMEANING, AND THINGS OF THIS NATURE.

WE HAVE SELECTIVE OUTRAGE.

IF TEACHERS WERE RUDE

IF TEACHERS WERE VULGAR

IF TEACHERS WERE DEMEANING

IF TEACHERS WERE “BULLIES”

IF TEACHERS WERE INCONSIDERATE

IF TEACHERS WERE PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, PSYCHOLOGICALLY ABUSIVE

IF TEACHERS ISOLATED

IF TEACHERS MADE STUDENTS DO MORE

IF TEACHERS DID ANY OF THOSE THINGS, THEIR JOBS WILL BE GONE, THEY WOULD LOSE THEIR TEACHING LICENSES AND WELL, THEY WOULD BE FRAMED AS IMMORAL, UNPROFESSIONAL AND INCAPABLE OF HANDLING THEIR JOB DUTIES

YET, WHEN A COACH DO THE SAME THINGS, THEY ARE CELEBRATED, HONORED, AND SEEN AS DOING SOMETHING GOOD, RIGHT, AND JUST.

THE THING IS, THIS IS WHAT PRODUCED THE EXCELLENCE WE INNER CITY HAS ALWAYS PRODUCED.

THE THING IS, THIS IS WHAT PRODUCED THE SCHOLARS WE INNER CITY HAS ALWAYS PRODUCED

THE THING IS, THIS IS WHAT PRODUCED THE TOP SCHOLAR ATHLETES WE INNER CITY HAS ALWAYS PRODUCED

OUR TEACHERS DIDN’T USE VULGAR BUT WE KNEW THEY MEANT BUSINESS

OUR TEACHERS DIDNT DEMEAN BUT WE KNEW THEY DEMANDED EXCELLENCE FOR OUR GOOD

OUR TEACHERS WEREN’T RUDE BUT WE KNEW THEY RULED THEIR ROOMS

OUR TEACHERS WEREN’T DISRESPECTFUL BUT WE KNEW WE COULD NEVER DEFY THEIR LAWS, RULES, POLICIES OR EXPECTATIONS

THE DIFFERENCE IS THE SINCERE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HOME AND THE SCHOOL.

OUR TEACHERS AND COACHES UNDERSTOOD THE POVERTY WAS WHERE WE WERE AND NOT WHO WE WERE

OUR TEACHERS KNEW THAT WE COULD DOMINATE ON THE ACADEMIC STAGE AND ON THE ATHLETIC FIELDS.

OUR TEACHERS WERE OUR FIRST COACHES.

OUR TEACHERS KNEW AND EXPECTED US TO BE SUPERIOR AND EXCELLENT IN ACADEMICS FIRST AND FOREMOST.

WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN NEEDED TO MAKE WHITE PEOPLE RICH.

THEY MAY NOT HIRE US TO TEACH BUT THEY SURELY WILL HIRE US TO COACH BECAUSE WE HAVE A DEMAND AND DISCIPLINE ABOUT US THAT GET NEEDED RESULTS.

WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN PHYSICALLY, EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY, AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY STRONG, RESILIENT, COMPETENT, CONFIDENT, EFFECTIVE AND THOSE SAME SKILLS WE LEARNED INSIDE THE CLASSROOMS TRANSFERRED ONT THE FIELDS, COURTS AND IN THE GYMS OF WHICH MADE US GREAT ASSETS TO SOCIETY, UPSTANDING CITIZENS, ETHICAL, DIGNIFIED, FULL OF INTEGRITY AND IN DEMAND AS WELL AS COVETED.

See also  R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

OUR TEACHERS WERE EXEMPLARY.

OUR TEACHERS WORE HATS OF COUNSELORS, REFORMERS, PIONEERS, INDEED TRAUMA INFORMED, AGENTS OF CHANGE, TRANSFORMERS, HEALERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, INTERVENTIONISTS, EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATORS, CHARACTER DEVELOPERS, AND JUSTICE WARRORIORS.

OUR TEACHERS GAVE US PURPOSE, PASSION, PURITY, SUPPORT, ABOVE AND BEYOND, TOUGH LOVE, DIGNITY, FULL ACCEPTANCE, SYMPATHY, EMPATHY, AND RESPECT.
WHEN DID COACHES AND “TOUCH” TEACHERS BECOME BULLIES?
I GUESS WHEN STUDENTS WERE TAUGHT TO BE WEAK MINDED, WEAK INTELLECTUALLY, WEAK MORALLY, AND WEAK INTERPERSONALLY.
ADULTS WHO DEMAND EXCELLENCE, SUPERIOR AND NO SLACK IS NOW SEEN AS ONE WHO IS OVERBEARING, BEING A BULLY OR AUTHORATATIVE?
WE WERE STRONG MINDED.
WE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN “BULLIED” “HURT” “UNCOMFORABLE” BY ADULTS WORDS, ACTIONS OR BODY LANGUAGE AND YOU KNOW WHAT IT DID, MADE US PRODUCE EXCELLENCE AND BE MORE, ENVISION MORE AND MASTER WHATEVER WE SET OUT TO DO OR BE.
ADULTS USED TO INTIMIDATE, EMBARASS, HARASS TO GET THE NEEDED RESULTS AND WE GAVE IT TO THEM, I GUESS THAT’S WHY WE WERE SCHOLARS AND TOP ATHLETES AND STUDENTS TODAY ARE ENTTILED, IGNORANT AND ILLITERATE, THIS IS TOTALLY ANTI BLACKNESS.
OUR ADULTS BULLIES EMPOWERED US, ENERGIZED US, ENLIGHTENED US AND ENCOURAGED US AND WERE SIGNIFICANT IN OUR LIVES, NO MATTER WHAT THESE WHITE FOLKS SAY OR CALL THEM……
HOW DO THE STUDENT KNOW MORE THAN THE MASTER TEACHER?
WE WERE:
UNAFRAID
UNBOUGHT
UNBOSSED
UNASLEEP
UNSHAKENBECAUSE OF OUR SACRED SPIRITUALITY, SELF PRIDE, SELF LOVE AND CONFIDENCE.
OUR BLACK TEACHERS TAUGHT BECAUSE IT WAS A NEED, CALLING, MINISTRY AND REVOLUTIONARY ACT.
OUR BLACK TEACHERS TAUGHT BECAUSE THEY KNEW THEIR STUDENTS BETTER THAN ANY OTHER, THEY KNEW WE WOULD NOT GET ALL THAT WE NEEDED TO SUSTAIN AND TAKE ON SOCIETY SO THEY BEGAN WITH LOVE, BELIEF, FAITH, HIGH STANDARDS AND EXPECTATIONS AND A NO EXCUSE POLICY AND THIS IS WHY THEY GOT THE RESULTS THEY GOT AND THESE WHITE TEACHERS WHO MAKE UP MAJORITY OF THE TEACHING PROFESSION IS PRODUCING WHAT WE ARE SEEING, HEARING AND EXPERIENCING
MALCOLM X SAID, ONLY A FOOL WILL ALLOW THE ENEMY TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN……..