“The illusion of inclusion” ….
I don’t need to retell the story of what happened to black people in this place the slaves called “merica”. We know since August of 1619 people of African descent have been worse than chattel property, slaves, 2nd class “citizens”, and the amoral list goes on and on.
During slavery, we were taught through examples of violence to downplay our children’s accomplishments for fear of calling attention to them and thus making them a target for racial discrimination. For example, knowing how to read was shrouded in secrecy, which had a dramatic effect on self-confidence that we are still paying the price for today.
We have created a form of mental slavery whereby reason is of the abstract. We know slavery was horrible, but we are taught and perpetuate this unlearned behavior every day in subtle and not so subtle ways from that conditioning. They say segregation has ended, which…
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