Umkhonto we Sizwe! (Spear of the Nation)
Independent Afrikan centered parenting and education

Education for struggle & survival

“The American educational system has a dual purpose for educating
Black children. The first is socializing them into accepting the
value system, history and culture of Anglo-Americans.
The second is
education for economic productivity. Black children are treated
like commodities to be imbued with skills which are bought and sold
on the labor market for the profit of the capitalists.
The educator
in the struggle for liberation also has dual purposes for educating
the oppressed. The two purposes of education for the liberator are
education for struggle and education for survival.

Education for struggle has a consciousness raising function for black people. This facet of education tells us: Who we are, who the enemy is,what he is doing to us, when to fight, when to stop fighting, what to struggle for and what from the struggle we must take. Education for struggle is long range because Black people must become prepared to make a contribution to a struggle that began centuries before we were born and which will extend for centuries after our death.”

Janice Hale


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