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Marc Sims Host Just A Few Questions Marc Sims was born, raised, and resides in the city of Chicago Illinois. https://anchor.fm/marc-sims marcsimschicago@gmail.com

Friday, July 23, 2021

I'm Always Discursive


Influencing Public Policy: Salim Muwakkil by 400 Plus • A podcast on AnchorMarc Sims (@marcsimschicago) | Twitter

I was a guest on Salim Muwakkil’s show on the internet.  Here are some of things a babbled about.



Discursive: [ dih-skur-siv ]

passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling.


Marc Sims



“Forbidden Black Love: America’s Hidden Civil Rights Issue” - Dr. Dianne Stewart @ Riverside Church




America's War on African American Marriage: Dr. Dianne M. Stewart

Marc Sims speaks with Professor Dianne M. Stewart, author of Black Women, Black Love: America's War on African-American Marriage·


Black Women, Black Love: 400 Plus Podcast

Marc Sims speaks with Professor Dianne M. Stewart, author of Black Women, Black Love: America's War on African-American Marriage.



A Chicago Booster: Mary Pattillo

Marc Sims talks with Northwestern University Professor Mary Pattillo about remaining Black on the block.


Not Taught To Read: Just A Few Questions Podcast

Marc Sims talks with Emily Hanford Senior Correspondent for American Public Media Reports about the science of reading.


Discovering the Science of Reading: A Reporter’s Story

Emily Hanford


The dirty little secret about education writ large; relative performance throughout life tends to be remarkably static.

A 3rd grade reading level is a strong predictor of college completion.

Clip by Marc Sims.


Fewer than 10 percent of books feature characters of color or are written by non-white authors. And there's not a lot of variety in those books, she says. There are often historical narratives about slavery or civil rights.


I agree with Dr. Carl Bell; Black people (African Americans) are very relational, as opposed to being transactional. 



Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

May be an image of text that says 'Self-fulfillment needs Self- actualization: achieving one's full potential, including creative activities Esteem needs: prestige and feeling of accomplishment Belongingness and love needs: intimate relationships, friends Psychological needs Safety needs: security, safety Physiological needs: food, water, warmth, rest Basic needs'


The Jewish Phenomenon: Seven Keys to the Enduring Wealth of a People


1. Build your child's self-esteem

2. Build the ability to defer gratification

3. Choose the best education possible

4. Develop and demonstrate informed and literate habits

5. Create the education expectation

6. Keep your skills up to date
Nurture the strong ego and self-esteem of the child.
Reduce the impact of peer pressure by maintaining close family
relationships and delaying independence from the home.
Set high standards for educational and professional advancement.
As a community, reinforce those high standards.

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