Gabrielle Union Goes on Education Twitter Rant

January 20, 2012  |  

I’ve never been a fan of Gabrielle Union, but I’m really starting to like the actress more and more.

On Twitter she dropped some knowledge on parenting and education yesterday that’s not typical of her Hollywood peers. Here’s what she tweeted:

“When a parent can tell me their childs fave basketball player/rapper/actor but doesn’t know the name of their kids teacher #RAGE.”

“Great ur kid wants to model…but is she a MODEL STUDENT?! We’ve gotta get serious about education! #RAGE.”

“You can’t blame the kids if the adults are the ones distracted from what’s truly important…education is key!”

“It takes a village…even if u don’t have kids or urs are grown, sometimes its just a word, gesture, lil effort 2 show kids the way #education.”

“Looks fade, money runs dry, fame leaves, entourage moves on 2 stuck some1 else dry…Education is forever.”

Of course people threw a few speculative responses at her, but she handled them well, letting the twitterverse know, number one, she was the one tweeting: “What assistant?! I do things 4 myself darlin.”

And number two, she has the credentials to back up her rant: “Sociology degree from UCLA paid 4 w/ student loans & job at the book store.”

I also love that she shut down rumors that she paid for D Wade’s lavish 30th birthday party last week:

I WAS NOT responsible 4 the car or party, I’m on a blk actress budget! #education

I never thought I’d say this, but I actually wouldn’t mind seeing more of her now. These are the type of actresses that need publicity.

Are you a fan of Gabrielle Union? What do you think about what she had to say about parenting and education?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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