Hi Ken, may I ask you to research my previous work and responses as you’re not the first person to…
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I don’t see how this additional information would have any bearing on my perception of you clearly sounding indoctrinated. You’d have to explain to me why these attributes make a difference.

What I did get from this response is the same condescending tone many activists often use, as though this is some kind of great artifice. Nothing squelches a conversation faster than to have a participant posturing in this manner. It’s dismissive, which is antithetical to fostering communications and building bridges.

To go a step further, they’ll be condescending and then ask for a donation from the very people they’ve just insulted. Case and Point is this black female activist’s pitch: “Late last year, I started the Safety Pin Box, a monthly subscription box for white people striving to be allies,…” Said another way, “We’ll take your money, but otherwise stay in your lane…at least until you’ve been adequately indoctrinated.”

If there’s a pattern of people suggesting you sound indoctrinated, then perhaps be open-minded enough to explore what they mean, try to understand why they feel this way. Even if you continue to disagree with them, you might unearth a way to still connect with them, to further help the communications process.

As of now, I still believe you’re caught up in what is known as Groupthink.

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