|Posted by The Reunion Black Family on December 29, 2014 at 1:55 PM|
Dr. Asa G. Hilliard III was the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of Urban Education at Georgia State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Educational Policy Studies and the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education. A teacher, psychologist, and historian, he began his career in the Denver Public Schools. He earned a B.A. in Educational Psychology, M.A. in Counseling, and Ed.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Denver, where he also taught in the College of Education and in the Philosophy colloquium of the Centennial Scholars Honors Program.
Dr. Hilliard served on the faculty at San Francisco State University for eighteen years. During that time he was a Department Chair for two years, Dean of Education for eight years, and was consultant to the Peace Corps and Superintendent of Schools in Monrovia, Liberia for two years. He has participated in the development of several national assessment systems, such as proficiency assessment for professional educators, and developmental assessments of young children and infants. He had been active in forensic psychology, serving as an expert witness on the winning side in several landmark federal cases on test validity and bias. Dr. Hilliard is a founding member of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations and served as its first Vice President. He was the co-developer along with Listervelt Middleton, of a popular educational DVD series, Free Your Mind, Return To The Source: African Origins, as well as having produced videotapes and educational materials on African History through his production company, Waset Education Productions. Dr. Hilliard wrote numerous technical papers, articles, and books on testing, Ancient African History, teaching strategies, public policy, cultural styles, and child growth and development. In addition, he consulted with many of the leading school districts, universities, government agencies, and private corporations on valid assessment, curriculum equity and teacher training. Several of his programs in pluralistic curriculum, assessment, and valid teaching have become national models.
They keep teaching lies about ourstory.
I hate it, hate it! Hate being in a class where I am considered fortunate to be in a school where the majority are Caucasians and never honors the truth of our ancestors.
A system specifically designed to destroy us will never teach me how to become a strong black man.
They say race isn't a factor anymore but if you sit in my chair for a second and listen carefully to that teacher, you will realize she barely notices that I have my back turned to the class.
I want to attend an independent African school where I am reared into warrior manhood, where my ancestors are honored, where I can be myself and play freely with my brothers and sisters without any of them secretly passing racial comments about me.
I want to be loved the black way, love that is unrehearsed, pure and unconditional.
I want to know more about Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Marcus Garvey, Yaa Asantewaa, Haile Selassie 1, Malcolm X and all the scholar warriors that paved the way for me to be here.
Together, I want to join hands in building African realities and no longer depend on others for our survival. Nana Boham
Baba Mwalimu Baruti rearing Our future Warriors today at Akoben Institute. The picture says it all - for Our children and dedication to Afrikan People.
As far as Afrikans are concerned, the western educational system is no more than another form of child molestation. It destroys minds and breaks spirits by corrupting our children's natural curiosity with perverted, abnormal cultural imperatives. And it violates their intellectual sensibilities with lies about themselves and others. From the destruction of the "Afrikan Schools" established by those ancestors who knew that those schools handed down by Europeans would and could not teach our children about their power to the tracking of Afrikan students in so-called integrated schools and the whitening of colleges and universities with historically majority Afrikan enrollments, the Western educational system has consistently found a way to fulfill its mission of diseducating and disempowering our children. - ASAFO (A Warrior's Guide To Manhood) ~ Mwalimu Baruti.