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Been There.
Done That.

The Student as Nigger

by Jerry Farber

        Contributing Writer, Los Angeles Free Press

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[Ed.’s Note:  While we await your words, I’ll add this bit of background…

This essay by Jerry Farber, an American educator, was first published in the Los Angeles Free Press.  That was in 1967, and though the Civil Rights Act had been passed several years earlier, true citizenship wasn’t yet a Right of African Americans in many ways.  Nevertheless, by that time, much of America knew that the word ‘nigger’ was a no no… and its appearance on a Front Page  was startling.  In today’s parlance – ‘cringe-worthy’, right?

Just goes to show that many of us know that slavery was wrong, that subjugating a group, en masse, without regard to its individuals’ true worth is far less than right.  Now let’s get past the title, and to the point.  Perhaps you are here today because just yesterday – in our 50-year Thursday Throwback  post – we directed your attention to an article on reforming educational objectives.  And then hinted that there might be something else, something more basic that should be addressed before even going down that path.

At the time, we thought this essay spelled that out.  Apparently, so did many others; the recognition of the master-slave mentality in our children’s educational institutions, and the crippling impact that it had on their motivation to learn was, suddenly, obvious.

Our printing of Mr. Farber’s essay initiated more than 500 publications of it in newspapers, journals, and the like.  But read it now, and tell us if you think that its premise was ever – or is still – true.

And, then, as we urged you in our earlier post, return to it, and read that other article – which we promised might be then read in an entirely different light – on A Student Bill of Rights.

Here is something more about Jerry Farber.  And, soon, we will be posting another article by him!

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