Originally posted by negrospiritual:
Originally posted by EbonyRose:
And especially the 'dumb it down' part. I really hate that.
Because it's not that they aren't (academically) intelligent ... they just don't know anything about anything else to talk about
. So, you have to keep it simple.
What have you attempted to talk with them about?
Perhaps they command knowledge of a different set of facts that you are unaware of...
and by that i mean, do you know
20 ways to braid a braid?
how to pluck a chicken?
How to slaughter cattle?
How to cure meat?
When to plant collards vs mustards and turnips?
Where the negro school used to be before integration?
The words to oldtime gospel songs?
How to make sweet and dill pickles?
How to stretch a bag of rice and a can of jack mackerel into a delicious meal for 6?
which 2 families in the city are kin to every other family?
How to make cough medicine from whisky, 2 peppermint drops, and a bay leaf?
how to sew clothing for the full family?
How to dress a dear?
How to treat ringworm without a doctor?