Joyanna Adams

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The Hidden Fact is that Hidden Figures is a Must Watch Movie

Nobody’s Opinion

There’s a movie out right now that is getting promoted big time: The Black Panther. I haven’t seen it, but I’ve already read that it has a lot of ‘politically correct’ themes of race in it. I imagine it’s another movie to get the young black men and women riled up for the black ‘revolution’ that Obama tried so hard to foster during his eight years as President. It’s another movie to get out the ‘black’ vote.

But, in my Nobody humble opinion, there is no way that it will be important as a movie as the recent movie, Hidden Figures, which is up for Oscar nominations this year.

Opps. It goes BACK in time. Something the liberals keep complaining about.

I just got finished watching it tonight. It’s a story of how a group of black women who worked for NASA were an essential element of our space program.

It shows how hard the black women had it back in the 1950s, but it also showed one very important factor: despite their hardships, the blacks had jobs, respect, dignity, morality, and in some cases…sheer genius.

As Thomas Sowell has often pointed out, blacks in the 1950s and 1960s were middle class. Not many of them were on welfare. Most of them had jobs, and families. Throughout the movies you keep thinking to yourself, “What happened to them?” 

The main character was a black woman mathematician, Katherine Johnson, whose genius basically helped put the United States back in the driver’s seat over Russia, with her work at NASA.

What the movie shows I think, more than anything else, was that back in the 1950’s our schools were much better than they are now. These black woman got excellent educations in American schools, whether they went to the colored schools or not.

Sadly, that is no longer the case in America.

The TEACHERS were simply better. There was no social engineering back then. Before the democrats got ahold of the educationally system, the gifted child (black and white) was nurtured and pushed to excel as fast as he or she could climb, which gave our nation an advantage, and that is why America soared. There was none of this “Everybody must get rewarded, nobody should ‘feel’ bad’.”

If you were good, you were encouraged.

And if the child didn’t get it, the teacher would help them, or hold them back until they did.

Now the gifted child is held behind, bored, having to wait for his or her classmates to catch up.

The movie also shows how brilliant these black women were, and how a few of the men had a hard time accepting their brains…BUT…the reality is back then, and even now I believe, a really smart man wants the best person for the job, and in the movie, the really smart men in charge saw the greatness and gave those women full rein to perform.

John Glenn wouldn’t go up into space until Katherine verified the math.

“When asked to name her greatest contribution to space exploration, Katherine Johnson talks about the calculations that helped synch Project Apollo’s Lunar Lander with the moon-orbiting Command and Service Module,” NASA wrote. “She also worked on the space shuttle and the Earth Resources Satellite, and authored or coauthored 26 research reports.

Now, you aren’t going to read that anywhere…they will say that the women did it all themselves, but as Katherine said in later years…everything was a team effort. And most of the time, that team that Katherine was on were men.

It’s a good thing to get women interested in math. Math is in almost everything…its in music, nature, everywhere around us.

It’s one of the reasons I loved the movie, I loved math, as did my mother, and I went to school at the time when they were experimenting with NEW MATH…a math that never made any sense to me whatsoever.

In the movie, when NASA was having a big problem with a trajectory of the spacecraft. Kathrine figures out it was because of the New Math. She throws out the New Math and uses the old…because it works. 

Whatever you do, see the movie…for the older people, it will bring back memories of when a country worked together, blacks along with whites, to make America great.

Even though those young women didn’t get the credit they deserved at the time, they were STILL proud of their jobs and their country.

For the young, of all ages…it should simply inspire.

In fact, watch it with your kids.

February 11, 2018 - Posted by | Black History, Uncategorized | ,

1 Comment »

  1. Fine gals they were too. There were ladies earmarked for the Moon back then as well.

    Like

    Comment by Amfortas | February 12, 2018 | Reply


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