By Brittany Talissa King
Brittany Talissa King uses the stories from Fresh Prince of Bel Air and of Daryl Davis (The black blues musician/activist who befriended 200 Klansmen and got them to give up their white hoods) to explain how narratives can transform culture and lives.
There is an illusion about America, a myth about America to which we are clinging which has nothing to do with the lives we lead — this collision between one’s image of oneself and what one actually is is always very painful, and there are two things you can do about it, you can meet the collision head-on and try and become what you really are or you can retreat and try to remain what you thought you were, which is a fantasy, in which you will certainly perish.
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