Had interesting exchanges with a family member and a family friend, both in their mid to upper 50s… 2 separate conversations that left me dumbfounded at how unaware, utterly clueless and uninformed they were about current events, politics and reality of black people in Amerikkka. I knew they were uninformed, but had no idea to what degree.
Both consider themselves Christians. They live their lives in a bubble of someone else’s creation. They don’t ask or challenge. They not only have a teeny tiny world view, they fight to defend it and other beliefs that were indoctrinated into them. Beliefs that were passed down from a time black people did not have access to information the way we do today. Strongly held beliefs.
The saddest part of these exchanges was how offended, loud, upset & irate they got because I did not share their views…with zero regard for how I felt about them trying to push them off on me. They could not agree to disagree. Both conversations ended with me simply walking away disappointed, yet with newfound clarity of how we (black people) got in the situation we find ourselves in. And the level of brainwashing of that generation of black people and those who raised them. Unfortunately many of them are in power and leadership positions. And are matriarchs/patriarchs of our homes, perpetuating the cycle.