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Facing my ignorance

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First off I must apologize to those Black men who have received a felony in life. I know that I did not help you commit the crime that you are now serving time for in and out of prison, but I must take my responsibility for my view of your Journey. For a long time I have blamed you exclusively for your actions, but do to some new information that I have received, I have to apologize. I like may people in America has sat by silently while you have been shuffled into a 2nd and 3rd class citizenship. Here is where my ignorance forced on me by fear comes in. I have been suckered into the belief that you alone are responsible for your station in life. After listening to the “New Jim Crow”, I can see the traps that were laid for you and that I have overlooked not because I couldn't see it, but because it was convient to look the other way. Although I have been active in my community locally and nationally I have never sounded the alarm that you were under attack. I have not truly looked

IGNORANCE

What happened to the desire to learn? Where has it gone in our youth, and most of our adults? I have the pleasure of talking to youth and adults on daily basis, and appears that a majority of them have know desire to receive new information. could it be that all the media has made people feel that they have no need to learn. All they have to do is look something up on their smart phone. I would be satisfied if I witnessed this going on more but I don't. Now I must state this is simply my observation and i am sharing it because I am looking for someone out there that can encourage me by stating that they are around a majority of friends, family, a students that are out in the world trying to learn and share new information. I am seriously wondering if we have spent so much time boosting self esteem that we have some how killed the curiosity. Learning takes some form of humbleness, in fact humbleness is one of the first steps to learning and being receptive to learning. have we tur