The Educational System, Jail and White privilege

Incarceration Rate by Gender and Race

We’ve all been processed through the educational system to memorize mindless amounts of seemingly meaningless information, some without application. It is amazing how some students such as i have been able to get through it. I personally am a little irresponsible in that i will leave everything to the last minute. So i cram everything the night before the exam and after the exam i forget it all as if i learned nothing. Maybe that on my part is my fault but students who fail high school they fall through society’s hole and get lost in life leading a life of either labor or sometimes even crime.

Let’s talk about White-privilege a concept many misunderstand. There is a statistics about Black and Latino people sentencing statistics and in this article about 10 most startling facts about ethnicity. It seems that people are more unlikely to go to jail if they have families with stable homes, income and relationships. A learning environment is a very important thing in a child’s development and also the attitude of the individual. It does not help that some people associate black people with physical strength and aggression. It is startling how some people will jump to conclusions about how a person will behave based on their ethnicity. In Canada we have a lot of homeless natives even though they are the most privileged in the Country because of their history with the Canada.  They majority of the time are drunk or angry or both and hold a grudge against the world for loss of their land – sometimes even blaming them (white people) for their current state of life which is not right.

The necessity for good roots to grow is important for a tree to have. Meaning the foundations of a person’s needs is essential for a persons growth. A well educated man with a good upraising has a better chance of becoming a capable person in the future. If money is the only reason why people are falling through the cracks why is it that we let those people fall so low? There was an experiment in Utah about making homes for the homeless and it costed them less to build those homes, hire a social worker to get them on their feet than it was to incarcerate them and keep them in jail. “Utah, effective way to get rid of homeless” . It is amazing what we can learn about our system when we approach it in a different direction. A proper shower and a suit will take a man a long way for finding a job. Homelessness is a dead end if you think about it. No clothes, no showers, no food, no shelter; This means that the person will smell, be fatigued from exhaustion, tired from lack of sleep, and weathered down with no motivation. It is a fallen state no one should come to. Understanding this makes a big difference because we all know how we treat someone on the streets asking for money. We give them money sometimes ignore them, isn’t that right?

We associate White people with good, wealth, security and sometimes power. And dark with uncleanliness, chocolate cake is “the devil’s cake” therefore evil, brute strength and aggression. And this is all wrong because the toppings to a pizza don’t make it a better pizza. It’s still a pizza. Full of calories and carbohydrates but still a meal. That’s how i see people, as platters of pizza pies cooked at different temperatures and at different times (hence the shades). They dress nice with their toppings but they are all made of the same doe that is the essence of humanity. We are all the same, maybe with different experiences, upraising, decisions, different conditions and circumstances which make a different person. It doesn’t matter how much better a person you are physically, mentally or spiritually you are still susceptible to tragedy, sickness and death. There’s no way around it, it is bound to happen. If we start looking out for each other as a priority this is the way. The only answer is love. We got to make things happen for these people to show we care what happens to them.

Racial profiling roots against minorities video. This one is a pretty interesting in that it explores how all these rules and regulations on drugs came to be.


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