"When you control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his 'proper place' and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary” Carter G. Woodson
Now this is a book that needs to be required reading for anyone with a drop of Afrakan in their blood. It is about the type of character that the American educational system creates.
It’s not just a classic to be dissected and handing the report to the teacher for the grade, it is a book that should be ingested and understood.
The short thesis by Carter G Woodson was penned in the 1930s about how the Afrakan mind was being from the Latin word meaning to bring out or bring forth from within.
But the school systems are no longer designed to do this, from the emphasis on numbers and test scores a number of children are left without proper education even though they continue on to the next grade.
But what is evident in today’s society is that Woodson is absolutely right. From pre-school to college one is taught how to work for someone else. One is taught that massive debt is suitable as long as you have a bunch of initials after your name. One is taught that doing what you love and being successful is a pipe dream that the rich can only afford.
Instead of learning how to be stewards of money and business we are taught to consume until our banks collapse.
But more and more people are starting to see the folly of this reasoning. Self-determination is the hallmark of an awakened mind thirsty to express its inner genius.
We were taught to forget who we are where we come from but that innate knowledge is always there an as we free ourselves from mental slavery we will see that the universe is a thought away.