Tuesday, March 5, 2024

To Save The Country, Destroy The Public Education System.

May 31, 2022 by  
Filed under Education, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) It used to be enough to just defeat Democrats in elections, vanquish them from the halls of government and the republic was safe from those who seek to destroy it. Of course, that was back before the Democrat Party became an entity seeking to destroy the country, so that might have been a […]

Student Loan Forgiveness Hurts Most Americans.

Tweet (Akiit.com) You may have seen over the past two weeks dozens of articles emerging detailing the Biden Administration’s plans to address the student loan debt crisis in the United States via executive fiat. While plans to cancel student loans may ostensibly sound noble, they actually penalize the majority of Americans who do not have a college […]

What Happens After Graduation?

Tweet (Akiit.com) Graduations are an exciting time for most families. They will throng to auditoriums, gymnasiums, churches or outdoor settings bearing flowers, balloons and other goodies. They’ll likely go to lunch or dinner and share smiles and memories, congratulating the graduate on her achievement. Then what? About four million people will receive degrees, from associate […]

Being Black Can Cost An Arm And A Leg.

May 10, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) COVID-19 is not the only epidemic plaguing America’s Black community today. The respected medical journal, The Lancet, has reported, “The epidemic of amputations among Black communities across the USA is a brutal reminder of the enduring complications of [diabetes] among underserved populations…” Other prestigious publications have characterized this epidemic as an indictment of […]

Students Must Take Responsibility for Their Debt.

Tweet (Akiit.com) Lending money is not, as they say, rocket science. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in the last quarter of 2021, of the total of all outstanding business loans from all commercial banks, 1.08% were delinquent. Per the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as of second quarter 2021, a […]

Still thinking about Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

May 4, 2022 by  
Filed under Education, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) I am still thinking about soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. A few weeks ago, Judge Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate and will soon begin as the 116th Supreme Court Justice and the first Black American woman ever on the bench. Many witnessed the lengthy Senate confirmation hearings where Republican […]

Barack Obama goes full Orwell in scary Stanford speech.

April 29, 2022 by  
Filed under Education, News, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) A week ago Barack Obama let loose his inner fascist and gave an hour-long speech at Stanford University that deserved more attention than it got. “I’m pretty close to a First Amendment absolutist,” Obama told his audience and then spent the rest of the hour proving he is anything but. In fact, the Obama that […]

Across America, Students Must Learn All History.

April 28, 2022 by  
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Tweet (Akiit.com) Black history is American history. That shouldn’t be a controversial statement. But thanks to politicians like Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, teaching honestly about history is getting downright dangerous. Youngkin got elected in part by embracing a dishonest campaign launched by far-right activists to make parents fear that teaching about racism represents some kind […]

Whites in Virginia Demand Affirmative Action!

Tweet (Akiit.com) I begin by noting that the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) located in Fairfax County, Virginia, is a public institution that is funded by Virginia taxpayers. Those taxpayers include Black Virginians. TJ’s admissions requirements were based on scores made on the entrance exams. Asian students excelled disproportionately to white […]

‘Elite’ US Universities and African Students.

April 25, 2022 by  
Filed under Education, News, Weekly Columns

Tweet (Akiit.com) A recent Washington Post article, “Surge of international applicants at elite white colleges,” reported that academic institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth, etc. have experienced a large increase in international applications to attend their institutions. Since 2020 applications have increased 34%. One factor of this is their dropping […]

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