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Re: Forsyth Co., GA/ 1912
In Response To: Re: Forsyth Co., GA/ 1912 ()

Candi,
If any of your comments pertain to my response, I strongly urge you to revisit my response and clearly interpret it. Reading is fundamental.

You stated, "One thing about me that may interest you all is that I actually do have quite a few African American ancestors!"

Let's clarify something because you definitely presented yourself as if you are Caucasian, since you are a resident of Forsyth County, as you stated. And as I understand it, very few or no African-Americans reside in that county today. Are you a direct descendant of people of African descent, or do you have African-American relatives because some of your European-descended ancestors produced "mulatto" children? There's a difference between having African ancestry and having African-American family members. One can have blood African-American family members but do not actually descend from anyone of African descent.

You stated, "To belittle one's own race in an attempt to be a smart alec is not wize."

Like I said, reading is fundamental. Accurate interpretation of what is being read is crucial. If your comment was directed to me, I again advise that you revisit my post and highlight where I am belittling "one's own race". But please remember, the expression of FACTS is not belittling. Keep that in mind.

You stated, "It's kind of like some of you either hear only what you want to hear, or deny the facts of this case, or even worse you DON'T KNOW the facts of the case that you speak about."

I wish you had been bold enough to direct your comments specifically to the person you are accusing. Nevertheless, in the event that you may have directed this comment to me, AGAIN I employ you to REREAD my response. I clearly presented the most popular occurrences surrounding African-American men being accused of rapes in the Deep South. I clearly said that although these particular happenings were much more common than what you alledged was the case for the Forsyth County situation, I was "not saying that this is what happened in Forsyth County, GA", my words verbatim. Clearly, this meant that I did NOT know what happened in Forsyth County, but I do know what commonly happened, as evident by the findings of Ida B. Wells. Reading is fundamental.

(In case you are clueless about the works and findings of Ida B. Wells, see http://www.webster.edu/~woolflm/idabwells.html and read the 6th paragraph.)

I do not wish to hash this out because I see that a tactful, sense-making response may be out of the question.

Back To Genealogy,
Mel


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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