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Back To School

Back To School

By N Oji Mzilikazi

September 6, 2012

(Originally published in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 22, Number 17)

Children go to school and learn well
Otherwise later on in life you go ketch real hell
Without an education in your head
Your whole life will be pure misery
You better off dead.
— Education
— The Mighty Sparrow

While it’s easy to identify the socio-economic devastation of centuries of racism and discrimination, their greatest damage has been in the mental/intellectual arena. And that crippling is at the heart of the evils and culture of self-sabotage that plague people of African descent.

Though everyone is born with intelligence; intelligence must be developed and directed…