Civil: Relating to ordinary citizens and their concerns, courteous and polite.
Civilized: A stage of social, cultural, and moral development considered to be more advanced, polite and well-mannered.
Civilization: The stage of human social development and organization that is considered most advanced, the process by which a society or place reaches an advanced stage of social development and organization, the society, culture, and way of life of a particular area.
In Brittney Cooper’s twelve and a half minute TED Talk: The racial politics of time, she brings to the audience a perspective of time that generally goes unnoticed. She tells her listener’s that it was one hundred years between the end of the Civil War and the passing of the Civil Rights Act.
It has been fifty years from the passing of the Civil Rights Act until now.
It is because we are failing to properly educate our children that we are not civil, we do no live in a civilized country, and our civilization is in a state of regression.
For the past fifty years education has sought to produce workers for an uncivilized system of economics that reduces humanity to a dollar value neglecting the concerns of ordinary people, exchanging courteous and polite behaviors for rude and disrespectful attitudes.
Our children are no longer polite and well-mannered as our moral development has devolved into a state of narcissism while our way of life has become disorganized and socially egregious.
Public education was to equip children with the skills necessary to live together in their community and make changes to society to the benefit of everyone in our society.
That is not what our current system of education has accomplished.
We live in an uncivilized society that equates the things a person owns with the power a person commands. Righteousness, respect, integrity are no longer valued in a society that lies, cheats, and steals to gain more money to buy more things to maintain the illusion of power.
It is time to civilize education so that we may become a civilized nation.
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