Saturday, December 6, 2014

Ethnic Leaders Must Create Change

The reason there has been no real advancement in Education for ethnically diverse people is because leaders do NOT create change within a system that is White-Supremacist, oppressive and hostile to non-European Americans.

What our leadership programs do, is to show students how to 'succeed' in the present White-Supremacist educational system.  By success, they really mean that students can take a place within this oppressive system and provide continuity in a system of violence, intimidation and murder.  

So, the cream of the crop, our best of the best are MOST OFTEN turned into overseers, who continue on and legitimize the present system.  These students legitimize it by taking their place in the system and telling other students that they too can 'succeed,' but they must act 'professional,' not be radical and keep telling others that, "change takes time!"  

How much time is it going to take?:

For them to stop killing our kids, no matter what type of degree we or they have?

For them to treat us like human beings and allow us to grow?

For us to realize that the present system is based on UNREPENTANT Genocide, Land-theft and Slavery AND that this system is NOT sustainable.

We need change and we need it now--not in some distant time.

If we continue on merely taking our place within a system that creates oppression, depression, that allows for the murder of our children, that allows for our children to be locked up in prison and disenfranchised,  that MAINTAINS the current system, then our grandchildren will be asking the same questions that are asked today.

How could this happen?

Why haven't things changed?

What are we going to do?

There is something we can do right now--we can NOT become like the oppressor, not take our place (as instructed to do so)in the grand killing machine that is the US, and to train students to create change themselves.

Change won't happen by conducting research that will please the dominant culture, but by creating real change via direct action and REAL discussion.  How much research do you need to know you live in a system that is horribly sick with issues it has not confronted and solved?

We don't need weak leaders. 

There are so very few of us in higher education, we can't let our 'successes' continue on in this manner.

We need real change and we need it now!


Anonymous said...

Gracias Max. Well put. Jaime

ramontrane said...

The judicial system is working better than ever. In a plutocratic country like ours, which is dominated by white corrupt thugs, we know very well for whom justice is provided. A joke for the majority of the population. I like your postings. It's crucial to stand up against this "perfect judicial branch" of the United States for Oppression.

Dr. C. said...

Max, you have truly hit the nail on the head. We as ethnic leaders must be held accountable for the leadership positions we have accepted. We must realize that justice is for our brothers and sisters (regardless of their race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, etc.)who have been and are still marginalized, feel voiceless and not for "JUST US."

I stand with you and others to create the change that we must see and have. Dr. C.

Dr. Dee said...

Transformational Leadership is leading in spite of, while realizing that sacrifices will be made by those who have the courage to climb the walls of oppression and navigate the halls of marginalization. Yes, each day we have to trigger the consciousness of students we interact with, whose minds are sometimes sanitized by the fact that they “have made it”, simply because they’ve achieved access to places their parents could not. Hegemony is lost upon them. It is only when current news stories highlight egregious injustices that we, as a people, see how far we have to go to effect meaningful change in the lives of the disenfranchised. Yes, it will call for a collective effort, but there is an individual responsibility that each of us could embrace and allow to inform our forward movement. This can be summed up in 2 quotes by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” The other is, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'”….This is fearless and selfless transformational leadership. Dr. Dee

Max Macias said...

Thank you all for your comments!


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