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Thank you for your article on, “MONEY FOR NOTHING” discussing just how much we African Americans have allowed ourselves to be diminished as a people when we allow our seasoned seniors, our backbone, our foundation and our pillars to be treated in the most dehumanizing, immoral, disrespectful, unjust and unlikely manner ever. They should never be the ones in these horrid living conditions owned by those who don’t want to do anything but exploit, use and abuse us and ours for profit, elevation, and generational wealth.

THIS IS NOT US

We have always honored our elders

We have always respected our elders

We have always took care of our elders.

We have always elevated our elders.

We have always served our elders.

We have always covered our elders and now we are here because of the toxicity of our enemies that’s anti us, our values, morals, principles and progress.

I would like to pick up where your article finished and go right straight into the educational system that also were the recipients of “MONEY FOR NOTHING.”

They have  had a plethora of grants for covid and school safety and they mishandled, misspent, and misused it. They somehow failed to look into the hearts and eyes of our innocent babies and not envision them of the future and in the future.

The social issues that plagued us during covid are absolutely nothing new to us and our people. Honestly the COVID issues were us and ours pre covid.

What is going on within our communities is a direct correlation of what is not going on within our educational institutions.

Our schools are breeding grounds for violence, disrespect, displacement, disrespect, irateness, dislike, dismemberment, immorality, maliciousness, and bullying and our children are allowed to rule us all and as a devoted substitute teacher, we are exploited to fill the teacher shortage and we are used to fill the fulltime teacher roles as we are not given full time teacher salaries. We are all aware of this and we must come clean and honest with what is going on within our educational community.

The Set Up!

Look at the rage, anger, violence and terrorism of our children of color.

Schools breed
Schools foster
Schools cultivate
Schools encourage
Schools allow
Schools support
Schools uphold bullying, inappropriate language and behavior
Schools watch good, respectful, mannerable kids turn vicious, resentful, revengeful and full of rage
Schools cut the needed clinicians (because of funding) and fail to hire the support staff EVERY school needs
Schools have laws where they “follow” policies and are unable to do anything until AFTER the fight, bullying and suicide
Yet, we wonder why suicide is on a rise, who is STANDING UP FOR OUR KIDS?
With the #PushOut of our girls of color and the #PreschoolToPrison and #SchoolToPrisonPipeline in place to prey upon our children of COLOR SPECIFICALLY who can blame them?
As a teacher, that’s the WHOLE class (the 1 student we saw swing on a teacher).
We have seen a plethora of videos of teachers, students and sro being violent.
Schools breed violence, anger, mistrust, immorality, dehumanization and unethical treatment.
I’m tired of all of this because I see the criminal justice system preying on the children who are free to say anything they want, do anything they want at home and at home ONLY. This is all a set up and BLACKS don’t even realize it or they do, because I do. Our schools are being inundated with “school safety” grants of which is interpreted as they are not willing to quell the violence, end the disrespect, hold accountable the rudeness, and enforce parental involvement.
BLACK Preschoolers are the largest suspended group with CRIMINAL RECORDS. This is the FREE GENERATION, the GENERATIONAL CURSE BREAKING GENERATION and the GENTLE PARENTING GENERATAION of which have the cops, sro and police on speed dial, make it all make sense because it doesn’t.
They are suspended, and expelled doing what their parents said they were free to do and be. These suspension and expulsion RECORDS are legal documents and will remain in their school files forever.
Our BLACK children believe that they have rights and I understand they don’t. I don’t alike feeling like an accomplice in this immoral, unjust and racist system
Our children are told that they have the right to say whatever, do whatever and express themselves however.
Our children have the nerve to think that the same human rights their white teachers have belong to them as well.
Our children think that they can speak out and be opinionated towards adults.
Our children think the same rights their teacher children possess they posses because after the rudeness, disrespect, disregard and disengagement and last sounding bell, their teachers hop on a highway and they walk around the corner in a filthy, crime ridden, unequal, low resource, toxic with chemical environment where toxicity is inhaled and exhaled in the homes or apartments as well as outside of the homes and apartments  and they pay the salaries of those who should be there to serve and protect and provide a since of safety to prematurely hurt, harm and cause our demise, mistrust and disdain.

We taught White folks how to have ethics, dignity, morality, be lawful, respect and other values, principles and ways of being civilized and the rich whites have come to dismantle, disregard, strip, end and stop our culture from moving ahead.

BLACK LABOR EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS, I AM REMINDED OF CONTROLLED LANGUAGE IN THE WILLIE LYNCH LETTER OF WHICH IS A RECIPE TO KEEP THE SLAVERY SYSTEM GOING.
How the descendants of slaves have to pass an employability test, take training and be put in probation for a job we can do in our sleep?
They teach the affluent a different set of vocabulary terms that they don’t teach us and I call this curriculum discrimination.
We say I cook, they say I’m a Culinarian.
We say I mop, they say I’m a floor technician.
We say I clean up, they say I am a domesticated worker.
We say I can hear, they say I’m an audiologist.
We say baby doctor, they say Obstetrician/Gynecologist but as we see we know what it is but they control what terms they teach who.
OUR ATHLETES REALLY THINK AND SAY THAT THEY ARE CHASING A BAG WHEN THEY ARE THE BAG, THEIR LABOR MAKES THEM WEALTHY.
THE SOONER WE STOP SEEING THESE RACIST INCIDENTS AS ISOLATED AND EMBRACE IT FOR WHAT IT IS, YOU ARE, YOUR PARENTS ARE, YOUR GRAND PARENTS ARE AND OUR ANCESTORS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE BAG. THEY AREN’T GIVING US AND OUR CHILDREN ANYTHING.
THEY ARE WELL AWARE; OF HOW OUR MIND IS MOLDED BECAUSE THEY MOLDED IT.
WE WILL FORGIVE THEM
WE WILL TURN THE OTHER CHEEK
WE WILL EMBRACE THEM
WE WILL CODDLE THEM
AS I TYPE, THE IMAGE OF MISS MILLIE POPS UP IN MY HEAD WHEN SHE SHOWED HER INNER KKK MOMAN SIDE TOWARDS SOPHIA……..
Why aren”t our children ALLOWED to learn our history?
Why aren’t they learning what Black Lives Matter is about?
Why are they graduating unable to pridefully know our RICH contributions?
Why are our children here viewed as testing dumpsters?
Why are we acting like employability skills and entrepreneurial skills aren’t honed because of LEGISLATED poverty and lack?
Why aren’t they giving entrepreneurship, business and a 21st century curriculum?
Why are we still allowing curriculum discrimination?
I reached out to Dr. Carmen Ayala and Governor JB Pritzker back in August because this education malpractice must cease.
I can’t matriculate up the education ladder and become grossly underemployed but supposed to watch our children go through school and not become assets or have brighter tomorrows.
We daily face white racial disrespect

We daily face white racial disregard

We daily face white racial demeaning

We daily face white racial insults

We daily face white racial incompetence

We daily face white racial exclusion

We daily face white racial inferiority

We daily face white racial discrimination

We daily face white racial injustice

We daily face white racial unrest

We daily face white racial immorality

We daily face white racial foolishness

We daily face white mental, physical, spiritual and and psychological abuse

We daily face white racial insults

We daily face white racial degradation

We daily face white racial depletion

We daily face white racial diminishment

We daily face white racial disdain

We daily face white racial dishonesty

We daily face white racial discord

We daily face white racial detachment

We daily face white racial erasure

We daily face white racial butchering

We daily face white racial audaciousness

John Berry Meachum fight is our fight today.

″ African-Americans themselves in certain parts join with Euro-Americans, to keep out of school, teachers who may be bold enough to teach the truth as it is. They usually say the races here are getting along amicably now, and we do not want these peaceful relationships disturbed by teaching of new political thought. What they mean to say with respect to the peaceful relation of the races, then, is that the African-Americans have been terrorized to the extent that they are afraid even to discuss political matters publicly.” Dr. Carter G. Woodson

See also  BLACK ON BLACK CRIME

“Blacks are the only group of people who take their most precious possessions, their children, and ask their oppressors to educate them and mold and shape their minds.” Dr. Carter G. Woodson

THEY NEED TO GET OUT OF OUR PRE-K-12 SCHOOLS AS WELL.

THEY COME TO KILL OUR CHILDREN’S SOUL, HOPES, DESIRES, VISIONS, GOALS, AND STEAL THEIR INNOCENCE, CREATIVITY, INGENUTIY, CRITICAL THINKING, DREAMS AND FUTURE AND LASTLY THEY DESTROY OUR FUTURE BECAUSE WITH THEM IN THE BUILDING OUR KARENS PUSH THE PANIC BUTTON OUT OF “FAKE” FEAR AND OUR KENS PUSH THEM INTO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM AND WE BLACK TEACHERS ARE LEFT WITH THE DISRESPECT, NEGLECT AND UNPROTECTION THESE LAWS, RULES, CODES, MANDATES, POLICIES AND LEGISLATIONS ARE WEILDED.

AS A SUBSTITUTE, I STAND WITH LINCOLN YOU AND DR. ANTOINETTE BONNIE CANDIA-BAILEY’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS BECAUSE WE ARE ALL HAVING A TIME AS BLACK WOMEN INSIDE OF THESE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND CAREERS AND THIS IS OUR TIME TO UNIFY AND GET IT ALL RIGHT FOR  OUR FUTURE’S SAKE.

EVERYDAY OUR BLACK TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS TAUGHT US CIVICS, CHARACTER, LIFE SKILLS, COPING SKILLS, TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS, MORALS, INTEGRITY, DIGNITY, RESPECT, FINANCES, AND ACADEMICS OF WHICH COVERED OUR MIND, BODY, SPIRIT SOULS AND READIED US TO GO OUT INTO THIS MEAN AND CRUEL SOCIETY HEAD ON AND LASSO ANYTHING THEY THREW AT US.

THE ENEMY OR PALES CAME IN AND REWIRED OUR THINKING ABOUT THE VILLAGE RAISING US AND PAINTED OUR HOMES LIKE THEY WERE NEGLECTFUL, UNLOVING AND OTHER CRAP WHEN WE DON’T EVEN KNOW OUR HISTORY, MAKE IT MAKE SENSE.

WHEN IT COMES TO BLACK LEADERSHIP AND BLACK ADMINISTRATION IN OUR BLACK SCHOOLS WE HOLD HIGH STANDARDS, EXPECTATIONS AND CARRY WITH US THAT NO EXCUSE AND BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY POLICY.

DUE TO OUR STRONG ANCESTORS WE HAVE AN UNDENIABLE AMOUNT OF STRENGTH, DIGNITY, COURAGE, INTELLIGENCE, BRILLIANCE, COMMITMENT, AND ELONQUENCE BECAUSE WE MIRROR OUR ELDERS, ANCESTORS, FOUNDATION AND PILLARS.

INSIDE OF OUR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS WE BLACK WOMEN ARE HAVING A HARD TIME FIGHTING FOR OUR BLACK CHILDREN, ADVOCATING FOR OUR BLACK CHILDREN AND STANDING UP FOR OUR BLACK CHILDREN.
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEHUMANIZE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEPRIVE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEVALUE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DISRESPECT THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DISPARAGE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DISTANCE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEGRADE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DILUTE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEPRAVE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DENIGRATE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEBASE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEMEAN THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DETERIORATE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DISHONOR THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEMORALIZE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO BE DEROGATORY TOWARDS THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DISCREDIT THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DOWNGRADE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DESECRATE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DISTORT THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEMOTE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TI DEORECIATE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DISTORT THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DAMAGE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DESTROY THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DRAG THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEVALUATE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEMOTE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO BLIGHT THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DESTABILIZE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DEPRESS THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DESCEND THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DISFIGURE THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DISRUPT THEM FOR A CHECK
WE ARE EXPECTED TO DESOLATE
WE ARE EXPECTED TO EXHIBIT NO DIGNITY TOWARDS THEM FOR A CHECK
I used to say a lot curriculum discrimination but now I am saying examination malpractice.

It is unethical to test one on information withheld, not taught or presented and unheard but this is the history of America to assure whites have an unfair advantage over inner city children and their Black intellectual brilliance.

Whites are given the answers, keys, solutions and products to do well, be well and supersede us so therefore that is no fair competition. It is with the stroke of an ink pen that we are unable and no other reason.

The fact that they handed UNEARNED access, opportunities, titles, careers and positions without honestly earning them, being well researched and proving themselves as highly scholastic the way African Americans have always had to do and be; it is no reason why we are here where we are today.

If the bulk of the teachers are of the Cauacasian persuasion, it is clear why America is failing and falling in the manner it is in the scholastic area. Whites have always been dishonest and unethical of which it has always given them that edge, advantage over us.

They have always been given HONORARY degrees, certifications, licenses, high GPA, and GRADES or automatically pass a state board just because of a family’s name and income of which speaks to why we are where we are today.

When the bible says the devil/enemy comes to KILL, STEAL and DESTROY; I am confident this is they it was referring. They have always normalized ignorance, weakness, immorality, unethical, and lack of decorum and character.

The fact that our BLACK children today sound, look, act and present themselves in the most unrecognizable manner to our culture speaks to the harmful effects of them having access to our future.
These people have NEVER had to have academic integrity so they were hired to diminish, dilute, dismiss and erode ours. Our BLACK TEACHERS never gave options of whether or not you would be honest, fair, trustworthy, dignified or accountable. YOU JUST UNDERTOOD WHAT WASN’T STATED. They expected, demanded and made us value our hardship, understand our struggles and take pride in our superior hard work and earn our academic achievements in the most credible and honest manner.
There was a teacher shortage when they were in our schools, why? They never came to educate, they came to babysit. They never came to pull our Black babies out of poverty, they came to be controlling and colonizing. They never came to demand excellence, greatness and accountability, they came to deny, omit, exclude, reject and demonize. They never came because we were favorable, they came to instill fear and get what they could. They went from the field to the classroom. They came because they saw an opportunity to make ripe, brilliant, exceptional, gifted, talented and highly skilled Black children the opposite.

I daily see these WHITE teachers eager to hotline inner city parents to start the eroding of the Black family but refuse to address CONgress who legislate education theft, curriculum discrimination and education malpractice, poverty, lack and other things that negatively affect the learning process.

Daily I consciously empower, elevate, pour their true history inside of my babies.  I understand that they feel that they are FREE, but I have to see the wickedness and viciousness of this racist system that is ready to devour our future.  I have been a devoted substitute in our inner cities for the past 14 years.

I have been an individual care assistant for the past year.  To save my principal ass Dr. Deborah Rogers Curtis, I decided to go to a satellite room so that they can have bodies in the building. It is frustrating because they need us substitutes, individual care assistants and paras and use us as full time teachers but we don’t qualify for perks, bonuses or raises? Yet, we know we are there for the children first because they are an extension of us.

Sincerely,
Marshata Caradine, M.Ed.