The pathology is that they think of themselves as victims and refuse to see the freedoms they have today but instead focus on the injustices of decades ago.
A Chicago teachers union official marching on a protest line yesterday said, "This is our Arab Spring." She said that in an interview with the Reverend Sharpton on his radio show. "This is our Arab Spring. This is not just confined to Chicago," said this teacher. Here's the transcript. Al Sharpton: "Tell us why the Chicago Teacher's Union have (sic) called a strike, the first time in 25 years?"
Teachers union official: "It's about educational justice. We are in a time nationally where our students -- black and brown students, to be very clear -- are under the pressure of privatizers who want to collect off of the pathology that plagues our communities. That's what's going on here in Chicago." What does that mean? Does somebody want to translate this for me?
The teachers union official with Reverend Al said, "We are in a time nationally where our students -- black and brown students, to be very clear -- are under the pressure of privatizers who want to collect off of the pathology that plagues our communities." (interruption) Well, I understand that she's worried about private schools taking over because they're better, but what the hell does "collect off of the pathology that plagues our community" mean? What the hell...? (interruption) That's what that means?
Our kids are illiterate, our kids are uneducated, and we don't want any privatizers coming in and taking advantage of that or trying to fix it? We don't want anybody trying to fix the schools. Just because we can't teach, we don't want any privatizers come in here trying to fix it. That's what "the pathology that plagues our community" means? So it's our job to keep our students illiterate and uneducated and we're not gonna have any privatizers come in here and fixing that. We're gonna keep it that way.
And its not as if they were the only ones to have to deal with injustice.
Yes, white women had it easier than black men or black women, for example, but they were still discriminated against. Take the WASP of WWII. Allowed to serve for 2 years during the War, but in Dec 1944, disbanded, with a simple, "Thanks, goodbye, you can go back to your kitchens now."
Now - women - in the U S at any rate - they have all the freedom this great country offers. (Sadly, not enough of them embrace those freedoms - too many of 'em settle for unwed motherhood and living off the government teat as well...
I blame that on the media...