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Work 4 Peace,Hold All Life Sacred,Eliminate Violence! I am on my mobile version of the door-to-door, going town-to-town holding readings/gatherings/discussions of my book "But What Can I Do?" This is my often neglected blog mostly about my travels since 9/11 as I engage in dialogue and actions. It is steaming with my opinions, insights, analyses toward that end of holding all life sacred, dismantling the empire and eliminating violence while creating the society we want ALL to thrive in

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Jail for a mother trying to get a quality education for her child???

I HATE this fucked up racist/misogynist hierarchical system we have, accept, perpetuate in this country. We hold education out as not just the formula to obtain wealth thru a ‘good’ job in this country, but to obtain VALUE as an individual human being. Then we institutionalize a set of rules that one MUST follow, with the false promise that if one follows these rules, 1 will then become that valued individual with access to a good job bringing wealth.
Those very rules – like you must reside in a white wealthy neighborhood that discriminates against you denying your ability to reside in that neighborhood that also has the most money for public education – have already excluded some while entitling others. Then to feel so blatantly justified punishing those who attempt to obtain that VALUE as a human being because a mother wanted her child to be valued as she attempted to circumvent that very system that excluded her child in the first place????
Really? Fuckin really??? So again, there's an unfair, unjust racist, sexist path to obtaining value in our society and we should punish a mother with fuckin JAIL because she was brilliant and determined enough to circumvent that path and reach the goal of a decent education for her child? Holy shit