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Meeting David Wilson is a feature length documentary about the enduring legacy of slavery in today’s young black society.
David Wilson, a 28-year-old African-American journalist, journeys into his family’s past to find answers to America’s racial divide. Along the way he meets another David Wilson, the descendant of his family’s slave master. This discovery leads to a momentous encounter between these two men of the same name but whose ancestors were on the opposite sides of freedom. Through DNA testing, David determines his African roots and returns to his native land.
Meeting David Wilson
David Wilson was a 28-year-old African-American man from Newark, New Jersey. He grew up in a tough, urban neighborhood, but managed to navigate his way out of poverty and into the world of news production in New York City. Now, meet another David Wilson: a 62-year-old white man from rural North Carolina. He grew up in Caswell County, where his ancestors once farmed tobacco. He now operates a small chain of BBQ restaurants in nearby Reidsville. Although they have never met, the two men share more than just a name...
MSNBC: Man tracks family's past in slavery
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
...my husband and I just finished watching it.
I'm not saying that I've "seen the light" or that I have made any fundamental changes in my beliefs, I haven't. But I do want to say that a lot of what I heard in these past discussions here (and didn't understand) became clear as I watched these 2 programs today. I understand a lot that I was previously baffled about.
I'm just so excited and I want to hear what you thought about the program. Specifically the quote from Daisy, the 97-year-old family friend about reparations. And the idea that real reparations would be money spent in inner city schools as Malaak Compton was talking about.
Oh, and the baby doll test! What a shocker! I NEVER would have thought it would be like that today!
Originally posted by HarlemHottie
What did he think, btw?
Originally posted by Open_Minded Skeptic
One thing I really liked was the discussion (I don't recall exactly who started it) on 'not seeing "you" as black'.