Giftedness and Blackness

As a mother of gifted children, I have often tried to share my experience with parents who I believe have gifted children. Mostly I am greeted with fear and denial. I have even shared with some parents”but look at you. You are a gifted adult, were a gifted child ” the must common response is denial and shame.
Followed by confusion and avoidance. You have to wonder what in our cultural psyche predisposes us to deny the existence of giftedness in out community?

Author: pdeedixon

Woman. Mother. Lawyer. Black. RaceWoman. Womanist. Feminist. LBGTQQPIA ally. divorced

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