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AfriGeneas Free Persons of Color Forum

Re: "Free" vs. "Freed".
In Response To: Re: "Free" vs. "Freed". ()

Wow! Guess I must have hit a nerve! ;)

First, according to YOUR definition of a "Freed person of color" and I quote:
"The former group were "FREE" people of color,...while the latter group were "FREED" after the Civil War.
That's my point."

My ggg-grandfather was freed well before the Civil War, so he does not meet YOUR definition of a "Freed person of color" as given above. BUT he does meet Paul's definiton(and the FPOC forum Mission Statement)of a "Free person of color" for the purposes of this forum.

Second(2nd), my rhetorical question "What difference does it really make?" was prefaced by the phrase "Aside from the need of the information to help direct questioners on where to look for information..." meaning in a RESEARCH capacity. What part of that statement do you find confusing? I'll try again: Other than for historical or genealogical research, what difference does it make in our normal everyday lives whether your ggg-grandfather was born free and my ggg-grandfather was freed in 1840??? Absolutely none! We both said the exact same thing, albeit with different words.

I'm not quite sure what your agenda is but you definitely seem to have one. You have spent the last two days "attacking" respected and beloved forum members (I am NOT including myself in that regard) whose only "fault" was that they disagreed with something you said. Rather than have an intelligent discussion, you chose to question their intelligence. In your quest to PROVE you were "RIGHT", you failed to even entertain the thought that someone else might also be just as "right" and that, in fact, you might both actually agree on some points. Imagine that!

Afrigeneas is a forum of many viewpoints and, if you are going to be a member here, you have to learn to accept that not everyone is going to agree with your point of view all the time and, believe it or not, thats OK. We can disagree with each other without becoming disagreeable.

I must admit, I find it odd that the post posted under your name yesterday (which was moved to the Discuss Forum)was very well written and explained the rationale behind the definition of "Free person of color" eloquently, quite unlike the posts under your name in this forum. I dare say, if your original post in this forum had been written with the type of thought and attention to detail that that post was written, there would probably have never been any disagreement with it. Its almost as though it were written by an entirely different person.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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