Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Book Excerpt Of The Week- Part 4: "The Isis Papers" By: Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

"Black people must not only commit themselves to combating inferiorization through the struggle for maximal development, we must, as a part of that struggle, begin to establish standards of academic achievement and codes will serve as the fundamental basis of developing Black self- and group-respect. Without true self-respect, all efforts for achievement will be in vain. In keeping with that goal, all Black children, before the age of six, should be taught the following fundamental exercises in Black self-respect by Black adult examples in the home, school, church and neighborhood:

(1) Stop name-calling one another.
(2) Stop cursing at one another.
(3) Stop squabbling with one another.
(4) Stop gossiping about one another.
(5) Stop snitching on one another.
(6) Stop being discourteous and disrespectful towards one another.
(7) Stop robbing one another.
(8) Stop stealing from one another.
(9) Stop fighting one another.
(10) Stop killing one another.
(11) Stop using and selling drugs to one another.
(12) Stop throwing trash and dirt on the streets and in places where Black people live, work and learn." -From, "The Isis Papers" By: Dr. Frances Cress Welsing

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