Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Dear Governor Corzine:

Carol Taylor R.N.
590 Flatbush Avenue COPY FYI
Ste.11A BK NY 11225-4935

March 10, 2008

Hon. Jon Corzine,
Governor of New Jersey
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 001
Trenton, New Jersey 08625

Dear Governor Corzine:
On Dec. 29, 2007, I wrote to you commending you for your impressive huemanity in ending New Jersy's Death Penalty.
I would seriously like to be able to add to that commendation, encomiums for your intervention in the severely counterproductive and dangerous elimination of African History (and Black literature) in the New Jersey Community College General Education Curriculum by the egregiously miseducated and mistaken Community College Academic Officers' Association. (CCAOA)
Not only is their embarassing decision seemingly illegal, contravening New Jersey's Amistad Act (law) providing for New Jersey Schools to bring in African History to the curriculum, it reveals an alarming ignorance of the fact that African History is World History and such elimination therefore does a gross disservice to the entire state. It is obvious that CCAOA members are uneducated about their own most distant ancestors - Black African originators of the hueman race. (Originators: not "subsets")
The students of your New Jersey Community Colleges certainly deserve to be taught what New Jersey resident, Eminent Historian, Professor Ivan Van Sertima calls "truthcentricity," so that they can be equipped with an accurate functional education with which to adequately deal with a three-quarter-of-color-populated world.
I must say that I am not shocked, only dismayed at the blatant display of racism/colorism by CCAOA 'dumping' of the history of their own ancestors: this illustrates, explicably, the dire need for healing untreated racism/colorism within not only New Jersey education systems but also in the rest of this country's institutions. James Baldwin said, "There is not now, nor was there then, a single institution that is not a racist institution." Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Racism is a sin unto death." They could've also said, "Untreated racism/colorism (an emotion) cuts right across the intellect and reveals an 'achilles heel' within otherwise worthy institutions."
You are herein urged, Governor Corzine, to use the same moral authority you so bravely displayed in ending New Jersey's Death Penalty, to rescue the New Jersey Community Colleges' Education System from the egregious maleducation which caused the CCAOA to publicly disrespect not only their own most distant Black ancestors, but, unfortunately, their very own students.
Such a rescue should involve the adoption of ongoing remediation using the Program, not only to clear the way for the truth about the origin of huemanity to be taught in the New Jersey schools, but also to prevent further embarassment to the state.

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