“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” Frederick Douglass

So, I could try to avoid controversy… but naw!

So in the Bible, God had the Hebrews wonder in the dessert for 40 years after leaving slavery in Egypt.

so let’s presume that 40 years was a lifespan at that time although I think it was less.

and let’s remember that Moses didn’t enter the promise land.

So what is the point, the lesson of the 40 years in the dessert?

what if it prevented anyone who had experienced life as a slave from entering the Promised Land?

Because it takes a very different skill set to be a free man than to be a slave. and there was no space for the slave mentality, either master or servant in the Promised Land

So how does this lesson apply to Black Americans?flag bondage

should we have killed off a generation after 246 years of slavery?

should we have killed off a generation after 82 years of JimCrow Segregation?

And because those who experienced Slavery and Segregation lived in our community, are we doomed to never be truly free?

Did they poison us? Do they still?

OR…
is it that our older generations need to SHUT THE FUCK UP?

that we must ignore the voices tainted by slavery and segregation and drenched in fear and inferiority? internalized racism?

“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” Frederick Douglassfrederick douglass

Author: pdeedixon

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

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