Thank you so much Kirsten for taking the time to reply with such a thoughtful, insightful response.
I can't give White people that much credit because they've controlled everything to include their education and ours. Our parents make sure we know about White people. From the moment we're able to leave the comfort and safety of our homes, we are monitored for interations with White people because our parents know White people will do things to harm us.
White people have litearlly controlled the public education system in America, in particular, White women have. Any deficiencies in their knowledge I attribute it to intentional omissions and willful ignorance. I don't give White people a pass on their lack of knowledge because they know what they want to know. If there was something they were vested in they believed would contribute to the betterment of themselves or enrich them, they'd know how to do it.
I don't waste my time understanding their cognitive dissonance because it's intentional. If you want to learn, you will. They come to space with closed hearts, minds, and expect people to just trust and accept their judgement as the truth and the light in spite of centuries of them hurting us. What we've know of White people is coming out for the world to see. They were always like this. They have just received their marching orders to be public with their behavior.
My son cohabitates with a bi-racial woman raised by a White mom like the one you described with the Black children. My son's girlfriend is so confused. She's been raise as White. Likes Black men, dislikes or is uncomfortable around Black women, and is uncomfortable in Black settings. It's pretty amazing watching how messed up the poor child is. White women raising Black children can be so terrible for these young folks. They spend a lifetime trying to figure out they're never accepted into White world because they have Black blood. White people are a piece of work. The only people who can fix White people are White people and it's clear most aren't interested in being fixed. They are more interested in remaining in control.
I have no interest in wasting my time dealing with them. It's too much work, it's too much energy, it takes too much time, and at the end of the day there is little benefit to me. They need a lifetime of deprogramming. We just don't have that kind of time to dedicate to a problem they created for themselves and us. White people are dangerous for our physical, mental, financial, and emotional well-being. The best thing we can do is steer clear of them.
I'm in self-preservation mode. I appreciate the White people showing us who they are so we can navigate this new, overtly racist landscape. Maybe one day they will be able to look at the devastation they had a hand in and work to not make children who continue the viscious cycle. Until then, they need to have a warning label. They are bad for our health.