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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 11:47 PM
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For One Moment: A Black-White Role Reversal /

40' ft under's note: this was difficult to find only 4 summarize the paradigm -- black-white role reversal through history. I posted a little bit.

....But let's stop for a minute, if you will allow, and think and discuss some different ideas. I suggest opening your mind just for a little bit to the idea that our nation's white supremacy and habits based on it -- which was codified into our state's laws until very recently -- have left us with a mess that you can't just blink away by proclaiming that it just takes a mommy and a daddy! First, y'all know as well as I do that some families with both a mommy and daddy completely muck up their kids -- especially the ones that teach them that they're better than the other or who fight all the time or where the daddy beats mama (and often the kids) into submission. So, maybe we can agree that that is an overly simplistic and optimistic solution?

Let's try the 30,000-feet exercise this way, gentlemen (and borrow a trick from John Grisham's "Time to Kill"). First, think about your own family and its struggles. I don't know about yours, but I've watched alcoholism affect generations in my own family and those of people I love. That is, one alcoholic father or mother can cause misery for generations. Can we agree on that? (If not, peek into the research on it.)

Then take it a step further. Imagine that your great-great-great-great granddaddy and grandmama were brought here on a slave ship. (For this exercise, please imagine your slavemasters with darker skin and different from you.) When they got here, your grands were put on a slave block separately; perhaps even their kids were sold to different masters, or maybe they went with the mama until they got old enough to be sold differently. (Remember to keep visualizing these folks as white; important here.)..

She also has a good post on the Help that I will post.
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