posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 10:50 PM
Originally posted by HanzHenry
Originally posted by OchoCinco
Does this make you feel better about yourself OP?
completely over your head.
the point is for other people to feel better, realizing they weren't the "only slaves".
shame ------> gone
feelings from this shame that can manifest into self destructive nature --------->gone
I don't think most slave descendants feel shame that their most recent ancestors were slaves,they/we for the most part embraced that part of our
collective experience,for within that era are many stories of triumph over extreme adversity and survival techniques that would cause other folks to
disappear.. however we are concerned that's what many folks believe is the extent of our entire story.
Another thing a lot folks of Euro-American decent had been led to believe that their ancestors could never have been slaves this gave rise to a
certain amount of smugness viewing themselves as some type of Master Race
not to be seen as having anything in common with so called dark
slave races, when all it is was induced amnesia..by Mr Big
Btw pre Communist Russia was one big slave plantation that gave rise to Communism as
The O.P is on point bringing this issue to light it have the effect of making many here reexamine their own family history if not ethnic ones.
I should add poverty mixed with generations of inequality concentrated in ghettos that feeds off itself is the cause of self destructive behavior
among poorer AAs, that behavior is not reflected in middle and upper class AAs the Black poor is concentrated not spread out as in the case of
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