Do you hate your other side?

1915254_1244628479340_5197673_nCarissa Smith,
Philadelphia, PA.

This is what my father asked me when we were talking about the movie “12 Years a Slave”. He was talking about the horrors of slavery and the actual statement was: “I bet that makes you hate your white side, doesn’t it!?” I’m sure he doesn’t know the effects or the implications of his words and that he meant no harm but I knew that a part of him believes that there’s a part of me I should hate because my mother, his ex-wife, is white. These are some of the unenlightened statements and belief’s about race that I heard the most growing up.

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  • barry irving

    …your problem is that you shed very little light on or from your points…where’s the context?…where’s tha reference to history and social life?..who said that you were the Slavery Hunters?…killing it off every where you go…really?

    …Slavery ended on Paper 150 years ago…that’s like the span of two lifetimes…om paper because there was no official transition plan and slavery was not the focal point of the civil War…the South and property rights and the future of the South were. Slavery went on indefinitely after the paper was signed. In the Caribbean, it went on for 20 – 50 years longer…

    • barry irving

      …dude, you’re all over the place…I am a second generation Caribbean. Si i know first hand that slavery went on for 20 – 50 years longer than it did in the US. the problem was that there was no transition plan for fitting people of color into the American fabric or the Caribbean fabric. So it just stayed the way is was until Law changed and real opportunities came about foe people to advance!

 

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