Where Two Or More Are Gathered..........

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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

What will it take...

It has been a long time, if ever, that I can remember having such a feeling of hopelessness for mankind. As I look around the country and around the world, I wonder what it will take for PEOPLE to demand a change.

Is it acceptable that PEOPLE in this country are too poor to flee an impending disaster and thus must risk their lives?

Is it acceptable that hundreds of PEOPLE are killed in a stampede sparked by fears of terrorists and gunshots?

Is it acceptable that PEOPLE are forced to make a decision between food, medication, or gas to heat their homes as winter looms?

Is it acceptable that our President spends weeks on vacation while all this, and more, is going on?

What will it take for PEOPLE to demand a change.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Children need to be getting they edumacation...

With the new school year fast approaching, the topic of implementing "Ebonics" into public school curriculum has resurfaced. Some believe that if African-American children are taught in a language they can easily comprehend, they will be more apt to excel. Well, well, well... ain't that be something! The irony is astounding. In the seventies, there was a study done that placed two children- one black, one white- in similar environments. Both children excelled at the same rate. This study confirmed that black children are capable of learning and excelling when placed in an environment that is conducive to doing so. Maybe the problem isn't one of "language" but a broader problem of environment.

For hours of amusement, try this site: www.joel.net/EBONICS/translator.asp