Will the Real Willie Lynch Please Stand Up

Recently revisited the Willie Lynch letter with my peer mentors. This topic always sparks interest with my students.

Dr. Jose Aviles

Will the Real Willie Lynch Please Stand Up

By.  Jose Aviles Ed. D.

Why teach Willie Lynch? A document many consider a fake, a hoax or simply a fictional text. Historian Prof. Manu Ampim presents evidence to suggest so on his website, Death of the Willie Lynch Speech.   The answer I believe is pretty simple though the content in itself is very complex. Many of the concepts presented in this text are as real and prevalent in today’s society as when they were conceived by its author when written either three hundred years ago or as early as the 20th century.

Let’s take the concept of “Big Brother is Watching.”

Big Brother is a fictional construct created by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. Big Brother is the mysterious dictator of Oceania a kind of communist totalitarian society. The government and ruling party uses technology to keep…

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