African American Oddyssey – Virtual Class

Good morning.  My clock shows 9:33 a. Apologies for being a bit tardy. No classroom class was held today.

I avoided traffic today and got my necessary exercise.  Consider this post a virtual class, for those interested. Dr. Wilson’s illness has been disruptive, I’m sure. She is on the mend. “Giddin’ bedders” someone said is the saying.

I’ve completed reading, reviewing and scoring the essays submitted. Some did outstanding. One hasn’t submitted an essay, yet. There’s always one.

It’s not often I have a captive audience.  Hopefully, you’ll spend time with the text book and outlines to gather the “gist” of the matter as you prepare for your final examination.

Today’s Lecture (optional)

As we look at the condition of humankind, as it is related to:

  • economics
  • religion
  • nationalism
  • tribalism
  • racism, and
  • sexism,

What is the emerging constant?
How does the constant affect You?
What will you do about its effects?

Those questions are directly related to the African-American Odyssey, as the journey is one upon which each of us travels in time. It absolutely does not matter where or how or when you began existence on the planet.

Let me put the question to you differently. What useful function does any political word (for example, “woman,” or “gay” or “immigrant”) under those categories (bulleted above) serve?

Think about this:  Abuse can be not only defined and experienced, but empathized and sympathized. It doesn’t matter if its “economic,” “tribal,” “racial,” or “sexual.”

Similarly, I believe, for the African-American so-called “race” is a marker identifying  whether or not the consciousness of each human being has evolved to see and experience the truth of unity of humanity.  And, in my opinion, it’s not a matter of superiority or inferiority. That is simply superstition, like so many others that have been held by groups of people at one time or another.

At the collective level in the unit we call “society” the word “abolition” notes such change in the text book. Thus, ‘self evident truths’ manifest their destiny, too.

Welcome Home!

I’ll end by wishing you success in the final examination.