…in is not looking at the camera. Seemingly looking at a group of people, he tells his audience that when a person has a “problem,” it’s their problem — such that when a person calls another person a problem, they’re really talking about themselves. The “nigger,” then, is a projection, an affective and psychological caricature mis/placed on to black people in order to assuage one’s own savage, dangerous, shiftless, and lazy impulses.
Biko Mandela Gray
Yesyesyes oh yes. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to let my children learn, and absolutely one of, if not THE, most important.
Unfortunately, I’ve found it to be one of those chunks of truth each person has to discover on their own. I’ve never met anyone who learned this one from a book.
Learning it hurts, and so does watching someone else have to figure it out.