A Strange Irony

A quick thought. As we teach our minority kids about how bad we had it (and still do in some cases), teaching about Jim Crow and slavery, discrimination in general, do we unwittingly pass on a sense of inferiority? You have to wonder if it ever enters the child’s mind the wonder why we were so targeted, why we let whites and others, do the things they did. Don’t get me wrong, I am not advocating not teaching history and discrimination realities. Just thinking that the irony as we do so is that though we try to concurrently teach how wrong such practices were and are, we may have to accept that built into the discussion is a seed of inferiority that we need to be vigilant about overcoming.

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