It would seem to many that the title alone is a heavy accusation, but what I am about to bring to your attention I ask that you evaluate with an objective state of mind. I recently stumbled upon an Executive Order signed by our current President, Barack Hussein Obama, that is titled the ‘White House Initiative on Educational Excellence from African Americans’ or Executive Order 13621. So what is the big deal? How about the fact that the President is only concerned about the educational excellence of African Americans! Why not promote the educational excellence of ALL Americans?
It would seem to me that if any American should be without bias that it would be the POTUS. Shouldn’t the leader of the “free world” have everyone’s interests in mind? It just seems like BHO is only interested in taking care of his own, whether it be liberals, African Americans, socialists, Marxists, or whatever. So this Executive Order 13621 really got me going because of the fact that it is NOT American, it is African American. Now before anyone starts throwing around accusations that I am a racist, I am not against African Americans receiving a good education…my mind is stuck on the idea that every American should get an equal education. It shouldn’t matter whether you are Italian American, African American, Latin American, or Alien American!
The language in the executive order just adds to what the title says:
To reach the ambitious education goals we have set for our Nation, as well as to ensure equality of access and opportunity for all, we must provide the support that will enable African American students to improve their level of educational achievement through rigorous and well-rounded academic and support services that will prepare them for college, a career, and a lifetime of learning.
You said it right there Mr. President, ensure equality of access and opportunity for ALL! If the concern is true equality, there would be no mention of race in this EO.
(3) To help expand educational opportunities, improve educational outcomes, and deliver a complete and competitive education for all African Americans, the Initiative shall, consistent with applicable law, promote, encourage, and undertake efforts designed to meet the following objectives:
(v) ensuring that all African American students have comparable access to the resources necessary to obtain a high-quality education, including effective teachers and school leaders, in part by supporting efforts to improve the recruitment, preparation, development, and retention of successful African American teachers and school leaders and other effective teachers and school leaders responsible for the education of African American students;
Maybe I am ignorant but shouldn’t any teacher be held responsible for educating their students, regardless of the student or teachers race?
(viii) enhancing the educational and life opportunities of African Americans by fostering positive family and community engagement in education; reducing racial isolation and resegregation of elementary and secondary schools to promote understanding and tolerance among all Americans; improving the quality of, and expanding access to, adult education, literacy, and career and technical education; and increasing opportunities for education and career advancement in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Once again, I might be ignorant but are there really school that are segregating again? I am confident that the NAACP would not let this happen!
The POTUS even goes so far as to tie in his previous Executive Order 13532 (Promoting Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities) to this EO which just compounds my point about the racism. In all fairness, this is not the only executive order that our 44th President has signed. Mr. Obama has also signed an executive order supporting the educational opportunities of American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hispanics, and even principles of excellence for educational institutions serving service members, veterans, spouses, and other family members. There are plenty of Americans that are included in these groups but not all of our citizens are represented which I believe to be a huge oversight.
Perhaps, even look at this executive order as if a prior President had signed into law (without any debate by the representatives of the people mind you) an initiative for the educational excellence for whites in America. Would there not be outrage?!?! I could go on, covering this order line by line but I am attempting to keep my blood pressure on the lower side. The bottom line is that the President of the United States of America does not have the interest of all Americans in mind. It is actually quite to the contrary. If you do not fall into the President’s special interests, don’t expect any help.
Please weigh in and let me know where you are on the issue of the POTUS showing favor to certain demographics.