THE GAME is an old one. Blacks were once told that if they got the proper education they could go far in life. Now that many of them have achieved advanced education, qualifying them to run major urban educational systems, the rules have been changed. Now it is trendy to say that professional educators are not necessarily the best equipped persons to run school systems. The magical term "manager" is now being chanted. "Manager," of course, translates into corporate exile, usually white.
A black school superintendent is important for Baltimore for several reasons. First, the current superintendent, Dr. Richard Hunter, was publicly "assassinated" by a conspiracy that
included groups that are attempting to control the city public schools from a distance. We used to describe such behavior as imperialism . . .