Listen to these three remarkable girls. They have some important things to say.
Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin and Zariya Allen, members of the Get Lit organization perform “Somewhere in America,” a piece of spoken word poetry that brings into glistening clarity the problems with our American education system.
We are all lifelong learners, and we learn lessons everywhere we go, not just in school.
When we don’t question those lessons, they enter into our minds in an even more powerful way. They become our base assumptions about life and the world. We begin to think it is more important to be polite than to stand up to injustice. And naturally, injustice perpetuates. All that is necessary for evil to succeed in the world is for good people to allow it.
So, listen to these girls. Listen carefully. Question those unconscious lessons we’ve all learned. Wake up. And maybe then we can change some things for the better.
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Author: Kathryn Muyskens
Editor: Travis May
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