I’ve never met an educator at any level, including professors who impressed me w/ their intelligence more than my mother & grandmothers- none of whom were american college educated, & my grandmothers learned in one-room class w/ k-12. America disregards such folk to our detriment
We over rely of typical men like that Nate guy or Chuck or Cizzila or the pantheon of Harvard Yale men who are the Stephen miller’s or Hannity’s or pompeo. Or those start up guys who “create” a juicer or bodega or taxi, lavishing them billions to burn and for what? And we see
Study after study that confirms what any number of Black folk could have told the journalist, social scientists in 2 minutes. Ex: a report out today after a study of insurrectionists that presumed they were economic anxiety folk but turns out they’re racist. Like, really? Step
Into a Black beauty salon or barbershop or church or call one of us, save time & money & you’ll get the same answer. There are no people, studies, institutions of higher learning that know more about American behaviors, government, & whites people than Black Americans. It’s
Literally a requirement of our survival. Every day every minute we calculate our every step & analyze your every step out of necessity. A necessity that hasn’t changed since 1619 if we’re being honest. We don’t know everything but we know america. And I’d trust my uncles, aunts,
Barber, friends, etc for insight more than any Chuck Megan Dana Leslie Maddow politico wapo nyt Time Atlantic etc etc any day of the week. It’s a shame that none of you get that from our folk because by and large networks & print media won’t hire us but they’ll keep Bari Maggie
Christie Santorum & other idiots propped up as “mouthpieces” for whiteness disguised as “media” & who add zero value to anything.

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