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Re: Tracing Persons Passing for White
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I was at a meeting with my relatives planning a family cruise reunion and one of my cousin who knowsI do genealogy mentioned that one of our grandfather's sister passed for white. I could not believe that. Knowing how proud my grandfather was of his African-American background it was a shock to find out that one of his sister would do that. his father might have been white and his was pretty fair skin when he was younger, so he could have passed, but he didn't. I have been trying to find out who his father was, but I get comflicting stories about who the man could have been. Regardless, I think his sister was cowardly to do that. It shows that my grandfather had the courage to respect his hertiage when others probably didn't. To think that people are still doing it is absoultely pathetic. What is wrong with human beings? Why is it possible for animals who supposely have smaller brains, to love their children or adapt other species of animals regardless of what they look like, but humans can't get beyond skin color, social status, or sexual preference. When people pass, they need help from a psychiatrist.
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