Ashanti Ghania - Can we at least invest in it?
Muhammad Rasheed - I think the Biden administration is already doing that for you.
Ashanti Ghania - I would like investment in Mali. I love university towns, so of course I would like a safe and comfortable passage to Timbuktu and Gao.
Muhammad Rasheed - I would like the US gov to invest in the American people, and for other sovereign nations to invest in themselves.
Ashanti Ghania - It already does. I just spend a year and half in a Title IX school loaded with cash, but the most of the students were too lazy to take advantage of the resources. The investment is there.
Now, for an investment that will pay off much sooner in the form of tourist dollars, I wanna safe Gao and Timbuktu. I tramp all around Europe visiting Western Civ historical sites. Now, I want see where my lineage comes from and I want it happy and well.
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "a Title IX school loaded with cash"
What was this program?
Ashanti wrote: "Now, for an investment that will pay off much sooner in the form of tourist dollars"
Pay off for whom?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter “schools”) receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
***Rescinded: This document has been formally rescinded by the U.S. Department of Education and remains available on the web for historical purposes only.***
Ashanti Ghania - Title IX schools are schools with low income and low performing students.
Ashanti Ghania - Pay off: self actualization. That’s worth more to me than money.
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "Title IX schools are schools with"
The Department of Ed says that the "Title IX" part specifically references prohibition discrimination based on sex.
Ashanti wrote: "low income"
So, where does the "loaded with cash" part come in? There appears to be a discrepancy.
Ashanti wrote: "and low performing students."
You called them "lazy?" 🤔🤨
Muhammad Rasheed - It seems odd to link the individual's personal fulfillment of self-actualization to a multi-billion dollar program drawing resources away from US citizens to enrich the high-caste leadership of foreign nations.
Ashanti Ghania - They are lazy! I just spend a year and a half in one! All of that money for only 10-15 diamonds in the tough to emerge out of a sea of 1100+ losers? No investor in their right mind would place their money against these odds in the private sector. It was disturbing to see. I just couldn’t take it any more, so I left.
Ashanti Ghania - Many AA have identity problems. Teaching Mali’s medieval history would help with self esteem and behavior issues in school.
Muhammad Rasheed - How will teaching them the history of alien foreign people help with the identity problems of a group whose country freaks out at teaching their actual history?
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "They are lazy!"
What keeps the high-performing students in the schools with unlimited funds from being "lazy?"
Muhammad Rasheed - This thread is very problematic...
Ashanti Ghania - So they’ll know that weren’t always slaves. As my art teacher told my class: slaves are a conquered people, so look for a fallen empire.
That statement made art make sense to those us who never saw themselves in a high school art history curriculum.
Ashanti Ghania - Strict parents and more examples of high achievers in their culture among other things.
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "So they’ll know that weren’t always slaves."
With an equally straight face, we can just say we are the children of Adam & Eve. We know our deep origins go beyond the Middle Passage event, but that's the event that defines the origins of this particular ethnic group.
Ashanti wrote: "As my art teacher told my class"
Who was this person?
Ashanti wrote: "That statement made art make sense to those us who never saw themselves in a high school art history curriculum"
There's a bigger story here. The American descendants of slavery ethnic group built the most powerful, richest nation on earth that literally everyone else wants to come to. Our foes have been trying to get us to hate our country and relinquish our citizenship out of a misplaced shame. Notice that the Jewish community—the most successful ethnic group in the world—has zero problems embracing the history of both their people's triumphs and challenges without shame.
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "Strict parents and more examples of high achievers in their culture among other things."
The conspicuously ambiguous "among other things" part is what stands out here. They used generations of political machinations and the enormous spending power of the USG to put themselves in that spot that they currently jealously guard and maintain with their "strict parenting" nepotism.
Ashanti Ghania - I want to know more about my pre-colonial history.
My high school art teacher, Marsha Pannone. She was great.
I am not ashamed. Every culture has been enslaved. However, ADOS were the only ones to lose our identities along with it. I didn’t we were from Mali until years ago and I’ve been searching since my freshman year in college—-over thirty years ago. It should not have been that hard, Muhammad and not by chance from a Youtube video.
Ashanti Ghania - We can work on the ambiguity and solutions to the “other things variable”. Are you in California? Your quest sound like a person who lives outside of the state.
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "I want to know more about my pre-colonial history."
Ashanti wrote: "My high school art teacher, Marsha Pannone. She was great."
From what you've shared here, she sounds like an anti-Black asshole. Maybe she was strictly a great instructor of art techniques based on your own skills though.
Ashanti wrote: "I am not ashamed."
Meanwhile, your every other post reflects the textbook self-hatred of the politically unconscious American Negro who only has toxic white liberal friends surrounding her.
Ashanti wrote: "Every culture has been enslaved. However, ADOS were the only ones to lose our identities along with it."
We've since built a brand new ethnic identity that is 400 yrs old now. Note that literally everyone else mimics it at every level and even performs their impression of us when they want to express personal confidence and "cool." My story is one of ASCENSION — not shame — to reach its ultimate triumph when I get my Reparations program shortly, Insha'Allah.
Ashanti wrote: "I didn’t we were from Mali until years ago"
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "We can work on the ambiguity and solutions to the 'other things variable.'"
You sound like you are already checked out and are over-eager to pretend to be the identity of someone other than who you are... a representation of the typical unawakened American Negro neurosis. You are better than this, Ma'am.
Ashanti wrote: "Are you in California? Your quest sound like a person who lives outside of the state."
I'm an informed activist. I know all about the re-segregation of our schools and the anti-Black rhetoric to blame the problem on "lazy kids." smdh
Ashanti Ghania - How can my art teacher be perceived that way. She was trying to keep us believing the political rhetoric of the time that we were slaves because we were sub-human. Pat Buchanan was having a field day against many groups with a book of statistics called The Bell Curve. Please don’t misjudge my teacher due to my typos and clumsy rebuttal.
No self hatred here. However, I prefer more funding for pre-colonial history taught in schools as an after school program to your quest for reparations.
The Chinese community has an after school program for this purpose. I think it would be great if ADOS had one too. Plus, it helps working parents.
African-Americans are from the fallen empire of Mali.
Ashanti Ghania - M. Rasheed wrote: "I'm an informed activist. I know all about the re-segregation of our schools and the anti-Black rhetoric to blame the problem on 'lazy kids.' smdh"
There are plenty of black kids in charter schools and private schools.
Those lazy-assed kids at that Title IX school where I taught broke my heart. $80k in computers and a pre-CalArts curriculum wasted. I hope the exemplars do well, but the rest will do nothing but eat, swim and make little sharks. A wasted investment.
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "How can my art teacher be perceived that way."
Mostly because of your associating being from a formerly enslaved people with shame and the fact that you keep calling the most disenfranchised and abused kids in US history "lazy."
Ashanti wrote: "She was trying to keep us believing the political rhetoric of the time that we were slaves because we were sub-human."
This group knows we are owed our Reparations for the last 150 yrs and were just as active in preventing it as our conservative foes. Your teacher was a red commie spy who hated your guts, who played those "you're special and not like these lazy others!" racist liberal games.
Ashanti wrote: "Pat Buchanan was having a field day against many groups with a book of statistics called The Bell Curve."
The statistics weren't the problem; it was the confused and racist summery that Murray & Herrnstein concluded the book with that was at odds with the statistics which the press ran with. That confusion is what created the shitstorm that the book is famous for -- the carefully compiled statistics themselves demonstrate something else entirely.
Ashanti wrote: "Please don’t misjudge my teacher"
I haven't. This is my century-old foe that I know all too well.
Ashanti wrote: "due to my typos and clumsy rebuttal."
Please stop pushing your own people away and learn more. Take the time to learn who YOU are before you go chasing after someone who unapologetically rolls around in the compounded cash they received from selling you.
Ashanti wrote: "No self hatred here."
I know the signs.
Ashanti wrote: "However"
Ashanti wrote: "I prefer more funding for pre-colonial history taught in schools as an after school program to your quest for reparations."
[TRANSLATION] "I prefer we give the centuries of stolen inheritance wealth our complicit government owes us over to the motherf*ckers who sold us to the Dutch East India Trading Company."
Ma'am. That's literally what "self-hatred" sounds like. In every way.
Ashanti wrote: "The Chinese community has an after school program for this purpose."
So? That's an immigrant community. I'm not an immigrant.
Ashanti wrote: "I think it would be great if ADOS had one too."
Ashanti wrote: "Plus, it helps working parents."
To do what?
Ashanti wrote: "African-Americans are from the fallen empire of Mali."
I'm sure a portion of our very eclectic ethnic group were, but so what?
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "There are plenty of black kids in charter schools and private schools."
What does "plenty" mean? lol The white liberal schools have a very strict population limit in their schools for what percentage of Black kids they allow. What percentage of those are immigrant Blacks?
Ashanti wrote: "Those lazy-assed kids at that Title IX school where I taught broke my heart. $80k in computers and a pre-CalArts curriculum wasted. I hope the exemplars do well, but the rest will do nothing but eat, swim and make little sharks. A wasted investment."
That's not how to invest in our communities, by dumping equipment and a high-level college curriculum on people who were under performing due to lack of resources to get them prepared for that stuff. Obama's Common Core program, and before that the so-called "New Math" programs, were specifically designed to get underprivileged inner-city kids and American children as a whole prepared for college by the time they graduated HS. A bipartisan white racist effort attacked and demolished both of those programs using a myriad of jackass excuses for why ultimately, the dominant group doesn't want to compete with ADOS and why they refused to comply with the Brown v Board of Education SCOTUS decision in the first place.
Stop calling my kids lazy.
Ashanti Ghania - Eh, no. She wasn’t. If I seem entitled, that’s on me, not my teacher. I am very competitive and so always aware of hierarchies in achievement. O was disenfranchised too, but I did not waste public money and did well in school.
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "Eh, no. She wasn’t."
Yes, she was.
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "I am very competitive and so always aware of hierarchies in achievement."
Targeting and grooming the brightest and Über-talented among us to assimilate into 'whiteness' so they make the best agents to publicly repeat the white liberal version of anti-Black racist tropes is a thing. lol That's the exact group that came after the ADOS movement also parroting the self-hatred rhetoric of disagreeing with our Reparations. lol (see: the relationship between Mike Tyson and his white handlers Cus D'Amato and Jim Jacobs, for example). White people received unlimited support and unlimited resources — a huge chunk plundered directly from my community — but you don't think I should have my Reparations, only continue to be exploited and abused while the 'talented tenth' f*ck off to Mali.
Muhammad Rasheed - You need to be debriefed and cured of this mess. I hate your teacher. 😒
Muhammad Rasheed - Where's her grave so I can go punch it?
Muhammad Rasheed - #fieldtrip
Muhammad Rasheed - #Route66
Ashanti Ghania - I hate your hatred of my teacher.
Those who do well in school of any race have always done well in this capitalist system. My teacher did not give me preferential treatment and often coached me to resent Affirmative Action, which I felt was a kick in my intellectual ego or resent my ethnicity based scholarships. My teacher is not to blame here and I will fight you in defense of her and every other teacher who helped me on to my career path and purpose in life.
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "I hate your hatred of my teacher."
Ashanti Ghania - The first two years of CalArts in story and first semester in everything else was taught. I fought against trying to teach rigging and full body modeling to kids who barely have a computer at home. My successor is battling against the rest of the impossible standards the idiots on the school board wrote and then she is continuing modify the standards to a high school level. High school kids can paint simple BGs in Photoshop and animate simple characters. I could at that age. So could the go-getters of my class. They actually drew as a passion. The go-getter aren't in my class just to be able to play basketball and attract girls.
Muhammad Rasheed - You're only supporting my point and don't realize it...
Ashanti Ghania - Those kids were lazy. All they cared about was sex and relationships. Animation is a geek metier. Get outta my class!
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "Those who do well in school of any race have always done well in this capitalist system."
You don't know enough about the topic. The ones who do well who even get the opportunity are outliers from the main group. By design.
Ashanti wrote: "My teacher did not give me preferential treatment"
Of COURSE she did. 🙄 That's literally what you are describing. She sounds like the white liberal female version of "Crazy" Joe Clark and John Keating.
Ashanti wrote: "and often coached me to resent Affirmative Action, which I felt was a kick in my intellectual ego or resent my ethnicity based scholarships."
Affirmative action was one of a few programs which were the sabotage of early attempts to get me my Reparations, but were instead turned into universal "programs for the poor" that white women took more advantage of than anyone. You repeating partisan "boot straps" rhetoric about the subject means no less than you need to learn more about being an American before you run off to dig around in old Timbuktu catacombs.
Ashanti wrote: "My teacher is not to blame here"
She was part of a cell of red agents unleashed upon my community to indoctrinate proto-DEI Black professionals to sound exactly like you do in this thread. Give me the address of her grave site, please.
Ashanti wrote: "and I will fight you in defense of her"
Psh. Ma'am, I'm USMC. Your arms are too little.
Ashanti wrote: "and every other teacher who helped me on to my career path and purpose in life."
Do we need to recap what you think your "purpose in life" sounds like to the Woke?
Muhammad Rasheed - Ashanti wrote: "Those kids were lazy."
Those kids were neglected and unprepared and needed the unlimited compassion & patience that their white counterparts get.
Ashanti Ghania - M. Rasheed wrote: "Do we need to recap what you think your 'purpose in life' sounds like to the Woke?"
I like my purpose. It suits me. One size does not fit all, and that is fine. School and white liberals aren't all that is behind my demeanor. I grew up as a Buddhist with a Japanese work ethic called "Ichinen". It stresses that one pushes themselves beyond what is expected of them. Hence, my competitive nature which work well in a hyper-captalist society.
You live your way, I'll live mine.
Muhammad Rasheed - Saying "You live your way, I'll live mine," is one thing.
Saying you want to take my Reparations and give it to the descendants of my Mali enslavers as tourist trap money is fightin' woids. 😠
Ashanti Ghania - I'll give my portion. How about that?
Muhammad Rasheed - NO! 😠
You can play around in Mali & whatnot on your own time.
In the meanwhile, you're going to be a proud ADOS and like it. 😠
It's time for you to be debriefed from being a white liberal commie agent stooge. 😠 I can't do too many more threads like this. I think I had at least two heart attacks from trying to suppress my psycho side. You're welcome btw. 😠
Ashanti Ghania - You sound like my dad. G'nite, "dad".
Muhammad Rasheed - 😠
Muhammad Rasheed - Whatever...
Muhammad Rasheed - Good night.