The Urgency of this Education and Training
Oppressive structures exist in all aspects of our learning and daily life. Most of us may not understand this fully, but sense that the educational system during our formative years is alienating and lacks true liberation. Authentic liberation is a process of humanization, the action and reflection of men and women upon their world in order to transform it. And “those truly committed to the cause of liberation won’t accept the mechanistic concept of consciousness as an empty vessel to be filled, nor methods of domination in the name of liberation”.
The educational goal must be the ability to solve all problems. This is true education, and it’s liberating. To deny this has created a culture of victims, clients, if you will, improperly educated, waiting to be preyed upon for profit. This act of depositing information by the educational system has been harmful and insufficient. Our adaptation to being indoctrinated with information, without the focus on developing our problem-solving skills, has left us incapable of overcoming race issues, divisiveness, and other Isms. Instead, we’ve internalized our situation, dreaming of the day, to be in the Oppressor’s position. And the hope of unifying, solving the real problem that exists, fades. As we remain oppressed, not engaging in deep thought dialogue, or Knowledge of Self, we assimilate instead of engaging in social justice. This is not true freedom and is dehumanizing.