I had to read parts of your essay several times. Perhaps it’s because of my age and my total unfamiliarity with modern dialect? I think the one statement that I was most confused by was, “ Ultimately, your feelings (like those of your forefathers) are the very real reason oppression persists. So the least you can do is keep them to yourself.”
Would you please explain how my “feelings” are the reason that (my oppression and the oppression of other people of color — implied) oppression persists, especially in view of the fact that the powers that be and have been, give zero fucks about me or my feelings?