There’s a direct correlation between education and being civic minded. As we saw in 2016 and 2020, misinformation, conspiracy theories and outright lies coalesced the “uneducated” in participating in the insurrection and countless other anti-American activities. While it is true not every participant was uneducated or undereducated, the majority of them were.
What is lacking in our society is civics education. The vast majority of Americans are unaware of how our government works. About the same group of people never had a civics class. How are we to promote a healthy allegiance to our country if we do not have an idea about how it works. We can’t even properly describe the process in how laws are made and enforced. Patriotism is born from knowledge.
In Black and Brown communities, Civic Duty is greatest amongst those who have strong Family Units and proper upbringing. As we go down the scale in strength of family and education, the ideals of Civic Duty is replaced with survival. It is critical to a healthy society that its citizens are patriotic, and have an allegiance to our country. Education is a major part of this.