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40 Million Dollar Slaves: NBA All-Star Game 2013
« on: February 15, 2013, 06:31:56 pm »
I just watched, Arne Duncan, Secretary of education play in an NBA all-star event. To think that Duncan who is responsible not only for one of the biggest debacles in the history of education, Renassaince 2010, but also the privatization of public education is welcomed at the event is a disgrace.

A significant portion of the violence taking place in Chicago has been attributed to Duncan's practice of closing schools in favor of charters and sending students into known rival gang communities. Duncan is at the forefront of eradicating public education for the benefit of millionaires/billionaires, to the point where he is now holding 800 million dollars ransom if NYC doesn't bow to his vision.

To think that Black athletes who come from the communities who are most adversely affected by Duncan's policies would not raise their voice against his presence is a moral disgrace. Why doesn't Dwayne Wade, a native of Chicago speak out against Duncan in the wake of what exists in his hometown? The greatest player on the planet, Lebron James,  is a product of one of the poorest performing school systems in the country, shouldn't he raise his voice about education reform?

What is even more perverse than the silence of these NBA superstars is the fact that those whom they care so little about will be risking life and limb next week to get All-Star editions of their sneakers.

I truly praise Jim Brown, Muhammad Ali, and Kareem Abdul Jabaar for all they've sacrificed in the name of justice and equality. Watching these 40 million dollars slaves really reminds you of the depth of their commitment.