I screwed up my clarity
There at the end when I said this:
“If my child ever comes home from school with something like this in a book — God save his “educators” because hell has never seen the furry I would unleash.”
What I should have said is this —
If my child ever comes home from school with something like this in a book intended to teach THAT as fact, rather than educate him on wrongs visited upon black and brown people— God save his “educators” because hell has never seen the furry I would unleash.
— Because —
We are too white-washed as it is. I am 36 years old. I have never seen that before. I needed to see it in the context of —
“Look at this bullshit.”
Pretending that things like that page in the encyclopedia weren’t written and/or not teaching the truth about white supremacy in all its disgusting history is a problem that needs fixing.
And I just learned something I think is important — I need to be more clear in my frame up — I could see someone misinterpreting what I wrote before on purpose.
Absolving themselves of the wrong we see all the time in the rewriting of our history. The atrocities committed written with the aim of minimizing perpetual hereditary slavery and genocide followed by years of state sanctioned oppression, leading into the modern version of slavery, supported by the 13th amendment —
“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
The loophole is in the bold font.
I’m tired of people pretending that it’s not there. I’m tired of people taking credit for something that was never actually done. Mass incarceration IS the new slavery and Jim Crowe. I will not ignore that fact and I want my child to know that too.
And God save the “educators” I catch minimizing the harm of white supremacy. My child’s mind is a precious thing. I will not allow people to turn him into a henchmen for racism and atrocity via embedded ignorance.
I’m sorry I wasn’t more clear the first time, Patrick Akhuem-o’khan. I know you didn’t say anything about what I wrote before, but for some reason I decided to look back on what I had said with a critical eye and this is what I saw.
I commit to do better in the future.