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If you have ever heard any of the following comments as a Black person from anyone who is White, you'll fully understand the total frustration that comes with hearing something from someone who makes an attempt to minimize the effects of your personal obstacles that are unique to someone who comes in the packaging of one who is Black:
GET OVER IT! SLAVERY WAS ABOLISHED A LONG TIME AGO!
What are YOU crying about? You have Affirmative Action and we have reverse racism!
I pulled myself up by the bootstraps, you can do the same thing too just like anyone else!
You have a Black President, racism is over!
The Koreans in your very neighborhoods are making a killing at the bank! Why can't you people do the same?
I believe that this list of asinine comments could go on into infinity, but many who make them are truly ignorant to the realities of moving about this earth in skin that possesses a high melanin count.
Many will also swear that there is absolutely no systematic effort to abort the advancement of Black people in America as they will point to the few success stories that have been allowed to slip through the cracks of oppression.
This type of mentality will "color" the perceptions of the so called Mainstream Americans in every dealing that they have with us in a way that is truly destructive to our well being.
It's a counterproductive mentality that is felt by all no matter what level one is on as far as their achievements in education, career, pedigree or status. Whther one earns six or seven figures, it is a dynamic that every Black person has encountered at one point or another in their journey here on American soil and Pastor Damon Richardson will offer a deeper insight to counteract those claims that are based in ignorance!
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