Pretending That Education Is for White People
During slavery, Black people were not allowed to read and write. During segregation, Black children had old, torn and raggedy books and poor facilities while their white counterparts had the good books and the better facilities. In this country’s history, Black people were made to believe that education was not for them, and so now we have debates over the value of it. Getting an education is a good thing. Education can lead to wealth and a better lifestyle. We have to believe that having good things is not synonymous with whiteness. Black people can be educated, and it does not make that person less Black.