MLK’s “I Have A Dream Speech” was made only 50 years ago. Yet, next generation African Americans have changed the world with your fresh ideas about music, business, communicating, technology, and more. I’m in awe of you. Your accomplishments are grand. Your elders are so proud of you.
Yes, we are proud. But those who came before you, with all their flaws, paved the way, and you should always honor them. My Bigmama had a 4th grade education, and my Mom had a Ph.D. Yet we all understood and accepted that Bigmama’s wisdom passed understanding. We all listened when she spoke; and although, at times, we joked about her old fashion ways, we understood that we should always honor her way of being and communicating. This was the last word.
Jewish next generation honor their ancestors who suffered in the holocaust. African American young adults should do the same. Always honor those that came before you. Their journeys and example should fill you with hope!
Enjoy some ole time gospel, one of my Bigmama’s favorite songs.
Stay Inspired. Fill your heart with hope!
P.S. Of course, if you were traumatized by elders, you should honor yourself and seek help, while, hopefully, understanding that we are where we are because of the struggle, whether good or bad, that our ancestors went through. Be good to your self.