The Outcomes of HIS•TORY

“Persistent manly agitation is the way to liberty.” W.E.B. DuBois, Editor, The Crisis

On on a recent flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico I used the opportunity to view the movie “42“. Based on the baseball life of legend Jackie Robinson it moved me, not for what the film taught but for the pain Mr. Robinson must have endured.

Based on the way Hollywood operates we know films are sanitized for a wider viewing audience.  In some cases, Mississippi Burning comes quickly to mind, historic events are distorted beyond recognition.  So what has been the result of a relatively small group of people dictating what is presented to us as fact, fiction or supposedly reality?

Just flip the channels of any cable, dish or online schedule guide.  Check the latest movie listings…not much at all.  So many offerings and stations resulting in nothing but garbage.  Frankly, it has become downright embarrassing.

Fifty years after the Civil Rights struggled and this is what people refer to as post-racial America?  Why?  Just because more Blacks are visible?

Yeah, right, just like that gigantic blowhard “fair and balanced” media conglomerate which has benefitted greatly from government action (or more properly inaction).  It was once the spring-board for innovative programming like In Living Colour and Roc.  Once it build an audience they jumped shipped and presto/chango here we are.  What adds insult to misery is that business plan now represents the template for new, successful network start-ups.  Poof…here comes more loud pants, over-the-top comedy and b*%#@ slapping.

But hey, like my t-shirt with John Carlos raising his fist at the 1968 Summer Olympic Games says:

If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.

“Signed…An Educated Brother!”


About aneducatedbrother

Sharing the belief that education is not a business, and true academic reform is the only tide that will lift all boats.
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