Message to the Pseudo-supremacy Believers in America

“Knowing what you don’t know is more useful than being brilliant.” — Charlie Munger

I See…

Minds imprinted and scarred by the illegitimate Birth of a Nation.
Veils over minds so complete you can’t think beyond what you think you know.
Scales on eyes so thick you can’t see beyond what you think you see.
Plugs embedded in ears so deeply you can’t hear the outcry of fellow citizens.

There comes a time when you have to willingly put aside self-proclaimed brillance and analytical thinking in the name of balanced arguments and debates to realize the space of this conversation doesn’t lie in your brilliance, analytical arguments, or debate skills.

The space of this conversation lies in acknowledging you don’t know (or refuse to know) what you don’t know about those whose experiences are housed in a social matrix radically different from your own.

I Hear…

The narrative of lived experiences reframed to fit your needs:
The attempts to retrofit the enormity of racialized experiences into bite-size chunks of ill-defined “reverse” discrimination is an insult.
It’s an insult to the truth of lived experiences in a deeply racialized society. The refusal to simply acknowledge that you don’t know what you don’t know—that someone different from yourself may be the key to what you don’t know; that is the deeper insult.

Rather than digging in to know what lurks below the surface, do you opt-in to maintain the status of pseudo-supremacy?

I Smell…

Fear in your DNA, so intense that children are being sacrifice in the name of an amendment stretched from the social context of the 18th century into the social context of the 21st century;
retrofitted with exploitation, extreme capitalism, and the hysteria of individualism;
held up by pillars of racism, injustice, inequity and their cousins inequality, gender violence, and stand your ground mania.
Hatred inherited and projected outward in the belief that others hate you; want to take from you; want to replace…

Anita D Russell, Founder/CEO The Place to SOAR

Activism through Coaching | Author of Cultivating Change from the Inside Out: The Power of Being Human | Creating space for courageous conversation.