Friday, August 10, 2018
Where does this hate fester from!??
Raymond Montano Akatnmn: Where does this hate fester from!??
Ron Alexander: From his racist upbringing and trying to please his hateful boss, all based on ignorance and fear and white economic privilege.
Carrie Nelson-hanks: It's in their DNA. We truly do learn what we live. It's their legacy. It stems from not being able to own our truths. And it's passed down generation, after generation..
Ron Alexander: Carrie Nelson-hanks, Thankfully NOT in DNA, however it is in our conditioning from very early age. I have really worked hard to leave that aparthied conditioning behind, and have to stay very aware of my thinking not to revert.
Mary Hofker: Carrie Nelson-hanks I Am Grateful that it isn't DNA!!!! I was raised in a Very Racist Home. I believe my dad was a member of the kkk, but I do not have any proof & he has been dead for year's. I was born in Texas, spent about 10 year's there then Mississippi, 6 year's there, then Tennessee...lived there for 1 year there with him. Decide I had enough of his abuse, alcoholism & Hate Filled Racism so I left. I swore I would NEVER be like him & I Never have been!! Yes, it is definitely taught & there are families that it has been passed down generation to generation. But there are a few out there that see that it is wrong & manages to get out/away from it. I moved almost 2000 miles away from him. We did not like each other so I wanted Far away from him. I am lucky/blessed that when I met my husband he had never been exposed to racism much. We raised our 2 daughter's not to be racist & they are now raising their children that just because someone may have a different skin color doesn't mean you are better than them. That We Are All Human Being's & we live, play, work & fight racism together. I know what you meant & I don't want you to think I am mad at you. I just wanted to tell you my story.
Carrie Nelson-hanks: Mary Hofker, stay blessed sweetheart. I love you.
Carrie Nelson-hanks: Ron Alexander. I love you Ron and appreciate your passion. Know that we all have to lift ourselves above the pass in order to succeed. All of us.