Check this out from Comrade Cornell Lewis as written on the DCF Plantation.
Newton’s First Law and the DCF Plantation.
Newton’s First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.
The constant denial of racial issues or bias at the DCF Plantation by administrators boggles the imagination of reasonable thinking people. There are documents available highlighting the disproportionate disciplinary actions aimed at black and Latino male employees at Connecticut Juvenile Training School and Department of Children and Family facilities. However the predominately white administrators ( backed up by recently elevated sycophants of color ) refuse to even acknowledge something MIGHT be out of place at the old plantation. This narrative of denial leads me to wonder if Newton’s First Law might be at work within the cognitive sphere of white administrators.
Notice how Newton describes a “body at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.” The refusal of DCF / CJTS to acknowledge any chance bias etc might be going on shows unwillingness to truthfully analyze the issues at hand. Ergo, within the cognitive process of white administrators it appears that their brains ( a body ) is at rest due to the refusal to see problems in plain sight. Now it is common knowledge that if the body is not active it becomes heavy, lethargic and hard to activate. Let us apply that same idea to thinking of administrators on the plantation who for years have not looked critically at racial issues nation wide. All over America a hue and cry goes up from people of color about racial injustice by the dominant culture. In many instances the response to cries of injustice caused policies to change and some sort of justice toward the grievances to be addressed. However on the DCF Plantation cries for racial justice have been ignored for years by tone deaf whites leading the agency. To me this implies their thinking process ( brain = body ) is at rest and refuses to allow outside forces ( activists, protests, or public opinion ) to act upon it as a motivating force.
In light of what is written above how then does the DCF / CJTS duo of non- conformity get out of this position of being in cognitive rest? Well in my humble opinion the first thing is to look at what the issues are surrounding racial bias and address them in a productive manner. Then the second thing is to change leadership at troubled facilities like CJTS. William Rosenbeck is the Superintendent of CJTS and there have been several incidents of major proportions under his reign but no change in leadership occurred. You cannot expect things to change if weak in the knee leaders are afraid or incapable of maintaining order or implementing policies reflective of justice modes. Lastly, repressive actions against advocates of justice must cease on the DCF Plantation in order for ” the body at rest” to have a chance for outside forces to impinge upon it.
Thank you mister Newton for helping to give DCF Plantation leaders a method out of their dilemma.
Be sure to go over to the DCF Plantation and read more about these issue with DCFand CJTS