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Writer's Block: Free your mind

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Writer's Block: Free your mind

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Do you believe society will ever truly overcome racism?


I do. However, I think the answer to making this happen is roughly my approach to encouraging it: simply not voicing the racist bullshit that you grew up with, and letting it die with you. I may occasionally think racist bullshit- but I'd really love for it to not live longer than me, which is why I try to avoid saying it.

Here's where the tone argument comes in, I'm quite sure.
  • That was my dad's approach. He knew the programing he got as a kid was fucked up and illogical. He made an agreement with my mom that there wouldn't be any of that crap in our house. He did his very best to try not to pass it on to us. He did a good enough job at keeping that stuff inside his head instead of letting it out, that it startled the fuck out of me when he melted down over me bringing a black boyfriend home. (After the young man left).

    I'm far from perfect, but I do think you can look at the way he was raised and the way I was raised and see progress. I can sure look at the kids I taught who literally could not understand Jim Crow because it made no sense to them at all, and definitely see progress.
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