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  1. Jiffie

    Jiffie Well-Known Member

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    Proof positive that it's just not the white man who were involved in slavery and a very apt lesson that you cannot cancel, rewrite or ignore history, it's there good or bad and should be left as a warning not to repeat history and places like Auschwitz stand testament to that.

    I like Alex Scott and I am sure that this must have been distressing to have unearthed, but that is the nature of that programme, when you sign on the dotted line for the public funded BBC big pay day for this programme you might hear stuff that you wished that you hadn't.

    https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/16/alex...-finds-out-ancestor-owned-26-slaves-15434033/
     
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    Alex went on to say: ‘I was very aware we may be delving into the topic of slavery, but I really did believe I’d be learning about my family as slaves, not the other side, as the slave owners.’
    ‘It was hard to take,’ she added. ‘That ownership of a human life is so wrong. I don’t think that stories are told a lot about black people owning slaves.’

    Wonder what BLM will make of that!! It's rare so it doesn't count will be the excuse!!!
     
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    Jiffie Well-Known Member

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    It is probably rare but not sure it's that rare, I think she also said she was aware of Africans selling other Africans ready to sell onto the slave trade. In fact the slave trade was well established long before the white man got involved.
     
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    Angelicnumber16 Well-Known Member

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    Ha, brilliant !! <laugh><laugh>
     
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    I have a serioulsy dodgy ancestor. I grew up knowing this and that my family had also been persectuted brutally hundreds of years before - My surname is linked to the West Country and to what was a clan that moved West to escape being enslaved, or slaughtered.

    So what? We are not responsible for anything our ancestors did. Its distressing if you want it to be. Its there good and bad exactly. You don't have to own the bad.
     
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    Angelicnumber16 Well-Known Member

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    Quite
    As someone said recently, it's other peoples lives and generations, and nothing to do with us, and is a bit like someone coming to you 30 years after you've moved house to complain about a water leak in the property you left 3 decades before.
    The straight and truthful answer to the complainer is 'I don't live there anymore'
     
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    Mispost .. Ignore.
     
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