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Why does the mention of slavery anger some people? Is it ever appropriate to mention it?


There were ugly comments when Michelle Obama mentioned the irony that slaves building the white house and then her living there. Some consider it racist. Some slaves were descendants of president. Thomas Jefferson's Black ancestors are well documented and accepted by his white ancestors.

 
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Best Answer ME Whelan (WordCrafter09) says

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CJ Baker (spartucusjones) says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 4 months ago

    Absolutely, TJ! I'm sure 99.9% of African Americans felt that way. As a teacher, I encouraged students to have vision and take their educations seriously I let them know there was a time when Black people were not permitted to learn to read.

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Mona Sabalones Gonzalez (grand old lady) says

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dashingscorpio says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 4 months ago

    If I'm unable to talk about slavery, I can go back to an 1880 Census that shows my gg grandmother and her sons. Through Ancestry, I met Scott Wilder, a descendant of the slave owner of my ancestors. He is a wonderful man who helped us w/ history.


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Tamara Wilhite (tamarawilhite) says

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    RTalloni 4 months ago

    More truth about slavery is that there were good people who bought slaves when they could in order to save them from bad conditions. The times were complicated and we need to look at the entire picture according to all facts.


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Word (word55) says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 4 months ago

    I should have made this a forum rather than a question so people could elaborate. I will make that transition later today. I hope I don't lose anyone.

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Eric Dierker (Ericdierker) says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 4 months ago

    I agree with you Eric. I feel we should care when others hurt. It hurts many white people, even though it comes out as resentment or anger, to talk about. There are Black children that can't relate to it. Many just want to be heard. no space :(

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Wesman Todd Shaw says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 4 months ago

    I hope you don't mind my asking "How do you know what her intent was?' It was 1 sentence. She was smiling and proud. It required nothing of you. She doesn't know you or what you think. I tell my sister "anger about the past won't change it."


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RTalloni says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 4 months ago

    So she shouldn't have said it?


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Greg Schweizer (gregas) says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 4 months ago

    Greg, isn't that what she was saying "There is a big difference between then and now." If she had been born then, she would have been a slave. Today, she is the first lady of the United States, with an ivy league education. Smiling/jubilant?


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The Business Of Slave Owners And The (((Echos))) Of Slavery.

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Ronnie wrenchBiscuit (wrenchBiscuit) says

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    bradmasterOCcal 4 months ago

    We admire what these perverts as you refer to them as did, and not who they were personally. Having this black president didn't help the country or the people. the country more divisive, as we have seen this summer. It is not his color but his action


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Jimmy Daniel says

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    bradmasterOCcal 4 months ago

    It was Africans that captured and sold slaves, how about that for irony. Today we have human trafficking which makes US slavery look good in comparison. Why aren't people talking about that today?


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Rich Kelley says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 4 months ago

    Is that all Blacks? Before the White House, Michelle's income was 6 figures. Is this now about welfare?


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bradmasterOCcal says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 4 months ago

    Brad, do you consider Michelle Obama having not made it? I'm researching Japanese/US rail system. "internal" Do you see AA's at work, in the community, commentators of television? No AA's have made it? That sounds racist. Where do you live?


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Setank Setunk says

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    G. Diane Nelson Trotter (dianetrotter) 4 months ago

    Can you explain the design? Nothing before or after it was about slavery.


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