Jun. 5, 2019
The Danger Of Black Illiteracy
We have people advocating for the LGBT community, we have people advocating for the disabled community; we have people advocating for the homeless and sick community; we have people advocating for the immigrant community; we even have people advocating for the white supremacist community; but in actuality, young adult and adult black illiteracy is a disabling condition who advocates for those suffering because of that condition? You see if you are either functionally illiterate or totally illiterate, the question I always ask myself is this. Do you truly have the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution? You see if you cannot access or comprehend the words that make up that document of democracy? Do you have those rights in 2019? When it is assumed that everyone is capable of reading and so many in reality cannot even read simple directions today in so many communities across this nation, especially our black communities where illiteracy has caused so many of our black brothers and sisters to make irrational decisions that lead to incarceration and destruction of not only their lives but also the lives of others.