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Old February 26th, 2007, 08:41 AM   #1
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Default Family histories of Sharpton, Thurmond collide

http://www.latimes.com/la-na-sharpto...iewed-homepage

Al Sharpton is the descendent of a slave owned by Strom Thurmond's family.

I bet if the research was done, there would be a lot of other stories like this.
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Old February 26th, 2007, 10:47 AM   #3
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I was watching tv (BET) the other night and this slavery thing was brought up and this young chick was bitchin' about how she has been wronged by the white man and that all they really want is for us to say we are sorry. I had to f-ing laugh. I was never around during the slave days so I don't need to apologize for nothing. In fact my granny never owned a slave either neither did her parents. So if their looking for someone to say there sorry their a couple centuries late. Slavery has been around from the dawn of time. The blacks were not the only race enslaved. Yet they are the only ones bitching. I'm not saying some f-ed up shit didn't happen back then. But I'm going to be blamed for something I had nothing to do with?
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so what?

Everyone knows that nearly every black person in the country if a decendent of slaves, and everyone knows that nearly every wealthy family in the pre-civil war south owned slaves. That there are connections like this should not suprize anyone.
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so what?

Everyone knows that nearly every black person in the country if a decendent of slaves, and everyone knows that nearly every wealthy family in the pre-civil war south owned slaves. That there are connections like this should not suprize anyone.
this wasn't meant to be some huge revelation...just an ironic piece of trivia.
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this wasn't meant to be some huge revelation...just an ironic piece of trivia.
some people in the media seem to be reacting to it like it is some huge revelation. As you said "I bet if the research was done, there would be a lot of other stories like this."

I agree, you could probably take nearly every famous black person, and find some connection through slavery from their ancestors to the ancestors of some famous white person.
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