Both Marc Lamont Hill and Suli Breaks work from a context where their general youth and experience set the stage for social critique. Suli Breaks makes a case that the education system is too outdated in the ways that a stock set of standards are applied to everyone. Meanwhile, Hill addresses the issue of the word articulate used to describe Senator Obama, a word Bush would not use to describe a white candidate. Hill shows us that Bush denigrates the black community by implying that they are not educated and do not know how to express or present themselves. Hill contends that this use of the word, "articulate," makes Obama an exception or special case as if black people are usually not articulate. Bush seemingly lowers the standard of education for the black community by emphasizing that Senator Obama has a high level of education.
Hill explicitly emphasizes the racial aspects of education more than Breaks, but both use the televisual medium to send their messages. Sending the message won’t bring about change overnight, but it will help raise awareness about both the dysfunction of the educational system and how racism and certain ideas about race create a larger dysfunctional system. We should work towards changing all of these issues: from how we define education as one-size-fits-all for ALL groups to the ways that we also limit the education of specific groups.