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Heart of the Matter

The saga continues…
Antwan Wilson, the former Chancellor of DC Public Schools, maintains that Mayor Muriel Bowser knew that he circumvented the school lottery system for his daughter. Bowser denies it, of course.

Chancellor Wilson stepped down once it came to light that his daughter did not go through the school lottery, in order to go to a different school. Rather than review the details of this scandal, let’s get straight to the heart of it: our public school system has so few quality options that the head of said system is willing to risk his ‘good government job’ to secure the best education for his child. How about we focus on that sad but true fact?!??

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Mule of the World

I love this book and this writer. Despite the fact that she lived in a different time, her writing struck a familiar note. The protagonist’s grandmother explains her view of the world.

Honey, de white man is de ruler of everything as fur as Ah been able tuh find out. Maybe it’s some place off in de ocean where de black man is in power, but we don’t know nothin’ but we see. So de white man throw down de load and tell de nigger man tuh pick it up. He pick it up because he have to, but he don’t tote it. He hand it to his womenfolks. De nigger woman is de mule uh de world so far as Ah can see.

-Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2009 in Uncategorized, women

 

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