Monday, November 5, 2007

Statement by Carol Taylor

[Can ANYone tell me which schools in the U.S.A. are teaching that ALL huemans are "...of African descent..."??? I wrote this Statement way back in 1995 - it's now the end of 2007...the more things 'change' the more they stay the same. YUCK! CT)

"Statement by Carol Taylor
Tuesday Dec. 5, 1995 at The
Hearing at the Hall of The
Board of Education, 110 Livingston
St. Brooklyn, NY to Commission
on Students of African Descent

1149 Ralph Avenue
(Ground Floor)
Brooklyn, New York 11236-1221
718 451 2323


The Commission on Students of African Descent, for those of us who understand the truth of history - that all humans are of African descent (which means that we've read Cheik Anta Diop's The African Origin of Civilization), is doing a monumental job by raising the sore point that Black African students in America are continuously, consciously and intentionally disrespected by those whose salaries are being paid by their parents' tax dollars. The manifestation of that disrespect is the refusal of the New York City Board of Education to teach that all humans have Black African ancestors, and to publicize the fact that they are teaching this.

Define success? This means that disrespectful education administrators must re-educate themselves as to the truth which anthropologists have uncovered and reported that all civilization started with Black Africans- not white Europeans, deadly Diane Ravitch and anachronistic Arthur Schlesinger - prime examples of the American system of racist/colorist miseducation - notwithstanding, with their pejorative allegations of "feel good" curricular revision.

Achieving success in Educating children in America means, according to Dr. Leonard Jeffries, that "Truth crushed to earth will rise again." We are living on the threshold of the 21st Century [sic], in times of critical change and our education system, in this country and in this city, must assume the responsibility it has thus far studiously avoided, to the detriment of, coincidentally, its white students but also to the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and all too often, the physical demise of Black African, Indigenous (Native American), Asian and other students of color.

I urge this Commission and this Board of Education to lead African students-human beings-boldly into the 21st Century [sic] by adopting the proposed Profile (which will be impossible to enact unless the following is implemented):
1. Teach the truth that all humans have Black African ancestors;
2. Purge the sickening racism/colorism from New York City's Education System by
administering our Racism/colorism Quotient Test to all Board of Education
Administrators and all teachers and follow up with referrals to psychologists (who
have passed the Racism/Colorism Quotient Test) where results reflect
racism/colorism dysfunction.

High levels of critical thinking and the ability to solve complex problems by our students demand that they are educated with a curriculum based on the truth. When France presented the Statue of Liberty to the United States (of America) for ending slavery, her features were Black African. It is past time for the New York City Board of Education and the United States (of America) to "Bring Back Black Liberty!""

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