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Too any of us see education as essentially a preparation for moving up in social status, and as a means of securing a better lifestyle. And certainly, these are some of its major functions.

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Tuesday, 01 May 2007 Too any of us see education as essentially a preparation for moving up in social status, and as a means of securing a better lifestyle. And certainly, these are some of its major functions. However, I do not see them as primary functions of education. I think it is vital that we understand that the major function of education is to help secure the survival of a people. When we talk about maximising the intelligence of black children we are speaking not just in terms of ability to go through school and to get better reading and writing averages and go to the right colleges. ...read more.

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'You can tell a tree by the fruit it bears.' We cannot be only concerned with having an amoral education, only concerned with an education that has no central values, morality, or religion. Isn't it strange that the more social workers and psychologists we produce the crazier we get? The more economists we produce the more our people starve in Africa? We must recognise that things are backwards. They must be if a minority of people is to rule over the majority. The vast majority must be kept in a state of deception, and they must be even arrogant in their state of ignorance, not open to critical thinking and analysis of their situation. ...read more.

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The more integrated we become, the weaker we become, the more dependent we become. The Jews learned a serious lesson about that assimilation in that, we can be in the universities; we can create an Einstein; we can make great contributions to this society but that may not keep us from going to the oven. The idea that we are going to create children who are going to make great contributions to this society, is not our salvation. Education for us must be way beyond everyday equal opportunity. We must get serious about education. Very serious! And not equal education. If we aim to have our children read on level with white children, and to attain achievement test scores equal to white children, we are headed for destruction because their best is not good enough. INTELLIGENCE OF BLACK PEOPLE ...read more.

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