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Re: Congo
In Response To: Re: Congo ()

Pardon me, Mr. Mel. I still don't get it. How, after knowing or discovering the fact that my car hit a tree, and then placing the blame on me for the destruction of the bark on that tree caused by my car hitting it, am I or someone arriving at a conclusion as to where blame lies for the damaged bark, having an issue with ignoring certain facts?

I really don't think I have an issue with placing blame where it belongs. For example, I know who tried to inflict indignities upon me as I went through my life as a black female. I know for a fact that the 'white' man sought to portray me as, and subsequently tried to treat me as, a shiftless, lazy, brainless, uneducable 'negro'.

It would be remiss of me, however, to not acknowledge that there were 'black' men who abetted the white man in this endeavor. I fought on one battle field, but there were diverse [in terms of motivation] combatants I had to outwit to survive. To me, the 'blame' for what I went through lies squarely on the shoulders of those men, black and white, whose avocation was to make me subservient to their misguided vision of who and what I am.

Spivey


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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