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From: ann parker <>
Subject: [Melungeon] Hiding ancestry
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 09:00:06 -0800 (PST)
In-Reply-To: <200303100657.h2A6v8Fs006195@lists5.rootsweb.com>


Hiding ancestry in the past was not a "racist" thing
as much as it was done to protect one's self and
family from those who would hurt them because of it.
If I lived in a time when horrible things were going
to happen to my children because my mother or father
was black I would say they were Indian or Black Dutch
or anything that would pass. It wouldn't be shame it
would be fear that made me do it. Ann

> Lady, in the few days I've been on this board I've
seen people being
called
> Black
> who historically claimed to be Indian. When a modern
Joe Blow implies
they
> were lying to hide Negro ancestry that is racist.

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