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Re: True Origins of the fpoc of Appalachia

Arlene, I don't know if their ancestors were ashamed of it. They were just hiding it in order to protect themselves from discrimination or other dangers you would suffer if you had African ancestry in those days.

So, they created these stories to explain their "Non-European" features to others who might have been suspicious. So, I can understand why. But it seems their descendants began to BELIEVE their stories to a point where it became negative for him to have african ancestry.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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