Raised to oppose prejudice, still oblivious

Wendy,
Albany, NY.

I was told outright my entire childhood (by mom and grandparents) to be not prejudiced. This seemed the height of progress. but now in middle age it seems there are so many nuances, so much backstory, too huge a body of knowledge about the entire experience that I just don’t know. being taught to be not prejudiced seems like, not a solution to the country’s ills, but at most, no more effective at addressing the issue than, say, releasing an eyedropper of clean saline water into the ocean would be to clearing out pollution.

 

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