I Learned It From You

America Missed Warning From 2019 Documentary

I Learned It From You: Did you know there's a book based on this 2019 documentary film? In 2019, the film was Officially Selected by three film festivals. The film was produced, directed, and written by the author of this book, Kevin Douglas Wright.

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In the film and this book, Kevin [the interviewer] randomly selected six people [the interviewees] who were born between 1946 and 1953. He asked each of the interviewees the same six questions:

  1. When were you born?
  2. Where did you grow up during your childhood years?
  3. What color were your childhood friends?
  4. What childhood games did you play?
  5. What is your earliest memory of someone pointing out to you that there is a major difference between being a black person [a person of color] and being a white person?
  6. How do you see the future?  

As each chapter unfolds and each question is answered by each interviewee, their real-life stories consistently reveal someone teaching something that has been responsible for destroying people, cities, states, and countries, in front of our eyes, for hundreds of years.

As each chapter unfolds and each question is answered by each interviewee, their real-life stories consistently reveal someone teaching something that has been responsible for destroying people, cities, states, and countries, in front of our eyes, for hundreds of years.

I Learned It From You

It is unbelievable how different people from different walks of life describe and answer with exactly the same negative experiences and negative feelings when answering six simple questions.

The ideas, practices, and memories of slavery, discrimination, prejudice, and racism have become a part of everyone’s life worldwide. The six interviewees described the effects of these ideas, practices, and memories on them as... 

“Careers ruined, hate, fear, lives and hopes smashed violently and broken into pieces, disparity, animosity, discouraging behavior, feeling downtrodden, degradation, hopelessness, craziness, madness, reactions of hatred and anger, an extreme focus on skin color, stolen land, back-breaking work with low or no pay, work and sexual harassment, riots, oppression, injustice, and rape.”

The world we live in today is extremely fast-paced. We do not have a lot of time. It is not easy for most of us to quickly get a civil rights lesson and read all of the history about:

"Racist America, Jim Crow laws, civil rights then and now, conspiracy of lies, skin color, dark skin, light skin, oppression, segregation by design, racist behavior, Black Americans, White Americans, and the word nigger [also known as the n-word]."

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