This is summation of our existence in America. We don’t care if your soul and spirits are destroyed, just act, speak, and look like us so we will allow you to exist — with peace being promised only sometimes.
I watched the movie “Imitation of Life” as a child and I would say it’s haunted me all of my life. I hadn’t made the connection about race until you said something about it, but it absolutely played a role in both the mother and daughter’s miseries.
I agree that removing the responsibility of fixing the racist covert and overt behaviors of White people is not our problem. It’s a generational curse that one must located an destroy in order to resolve the problem impacting us.
Thank you so much for the thoughtful response.