Racism takes many forms and colors.

Catherine Marenghi
Marblehead, MA

My family is white, and I was pleased to find no slave owners in my past — but I found a slave. The American Revolutionary War was fought with the help of slave soldiers: Hessian (German) soldiers were forcibly taken from their homes an sold as slave soldiers to King George of England. One of my ancestors was forced into being a slave soldier at the age of 14, captured in Newport, RI, then forced into indentured servitude. Not as terrible a slavery as Africans endured — but another variant of slavery in our collective American history.

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2 Responses to "Racism takes many forms and colors."
  1. Me says:

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  2. barry irving says:

    …White people do still profit ( as White people ) from a system that is geared to deny and exclude African Americans. for instance, not profiling Whites who are 50% of the population is particularly Racist because we all know that every one comitts crime. instead America concentrates on 13.6% to shoulder all crime.

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