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Dixon D. White; American; A Simple Man With A Simple Plan

14 Apr

I must be forgiven for applauding what we should be able to take for granted but the truth is; we can’t and so; This man makes me proud to be human again. Not something to be taken for granted in this time of social turmoil.

If you have read this site before, you will know that I come from a Right-Wing, Racist background. You will know that as a child, I flung the word N_ _ _ _ r around very freely; without so much as a thought to whose feelings I might hurt. Not to even mention whose hatred I might have engendered. I never really hated Black people. Hell; until I was in high school I hardly knew any.

No; I, like so many White kids are raised from infancy to think of Black people as something just a bit less. When they get you at birth and then spend the next 13 years re-enforcing those ideas, it’s like humidity. You know it’s there but you don’t normally think about it. You just keep breathing it in.

Then; if you follow the program, you are enveloped in a Right-Wing world of financial achievement and success. Your every move and choice seems to once again re-enforce those ideas about race. Why are there so few Black millionaires? They don’t work for it. They don’t want it. They aren’t smart enough to attain it. They wouldn’t appreciate it. etc. But you do, and the system is working fine for you. Those ideas must be right. Right?

A very difficult spiral to escape unless you really want to. You would think that advantage would make it easy to see but in fact, it blinds you. It blinds you to the truth by the simple mechanism of the cloud of money and the fear of it disappearing. The fear that knowledge of the truth will make you feel morally responsible for changing it and in one of a hundred ways; might cause you to lose your standing and reputation among the Right-Wing Phonies you are surrounded by.

And it might. 

That is not why I wound up less than prosperous but it is something I ponder from time to time.

If I had followed the plan and become an attorney or gone into business with my brother would I ever have come to the realization that something is very wrong with the notions I was taught?

I suppose I’ll never know now. I do know that even the poor White people are inundated with negative stereotypes and ideas about Black people. So, it may be impossible to escape if you are “Lucky” enough to be born White; in America.

I am more than just a little thankful that I was able to cut through the bullshit and see the truth.

Not that it makes me superior somehow but it does make me lucky; regardless of the other circumstances of my life.

Many Americans go through there whole lives; unable to see the suffering and pain of anyone but themselves and their narrow group of acquaintances.

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