Black public figures are just as opened to bias and discrimination as any of us…
TO RECTIFY DAMAGE, REVERSE OUR PARALYSIS
By N Oji Mzilikazi
Originally appeared in the Montreal Community Contact Volume 24, Number 12 June 12, 2014
What is the purpose of education for the children of enslavement and colonialism who bear multitudinous psychological, educational and economical scars from centuries of inhumane and unbridled exploitation, torturous suffering, dehumanization, racism, discrimination and hatred, if not to make us whole?
Yet the scars of colonialism; internalized racism and self-hate have many believing it’s all about becoming privilege, being a cut above others of the race, achieving “white gaze” – validation and approval of whites – escaping the constraints racism placed on Blackness…