→ Why "12 Years a Slave" Will Always Matter to Louisiana
“There’s a reason Aunt Sue was drawn toward Solomon Northup’s story. He spent most of his twelve years in captivity along the shores of the same bayou, Bayou Boeuf, that she and her family considered their home. He picked from the same cotton fields as her father. She knew the children and the grandchildren of the white families who enslaved him and the children and grandchildren of the slaves who toiled alongside him”
→ Let Me Explain Freedom of Speech to all the Phil Robertson, Duck Dynasty Supporters
“Freedom of speech does not mean we can say anything we want without ramifications for what we say from our peers or employers.”
→ Racist graffiti postponed football game, mother says - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston
→ Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? "Yankeedom: Founded by Puritans, residents in Northeastern states and the industrial Midwest tend to be more comfortable with government regulation. They value education and the common good more than other regions.'
Red states and blue states? Flyover country and the coasts? How simplistic. Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald and author of several books, says North America can be broken neatly into 11 separate nation-states, where dominant cultures explain our voting behaviors and attitudes toward everything from social issues to the role of […]
“The bill for large, elaborate perukes ballooned to as high as 800 shillings. The word “bigwig” was coined to describe snobs who could afford big, poufy perukes.”
– Why Did People Wear Powdered Wigs? | Mental Floss
→ Racist Images and Messages in Jim Crow Era | Video | The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | PBS
→ “Who is Black?”
”” I am so tired of having to prove to others that I am Black, that my peoples are from the Motherland, that Puerto Rico, along with Cuba, Panama and the Dominican Republic, are part of the African Diaspora. Did we forget that the slave ships dropped off our people all over the world, hence the word Diaspora?”…. personally I don’t think having African Ancestry makes one black but there is a lot of truth in the article
→ Is Biracial the Same as Black?
“Ergo, the biracial person may not experience many of the same issues that black people experience. They will, ultimately, be forced to view the world through the same lens in some instances. But I think that at the biracial and multiracial population grows, we need to allow for broader definitions. Be okay with the idea that some people choose to embrace both sides of their culture. And who knows? Perhaps the worldview can change if we all start seeing things just a little differently.”
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