Black History Culture : AFRICAN AMERICANS IN NEW ORLEANS...

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  1. Isaiah

    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://nutrias.org/~nopl/exhibits/fmc/fmc.htm

    Website offers some insight into the Gens De Coleur, or Creole Africans in Louisiana... Gens De Coleur means People Of Color, and that is how these very light-skinned African Americans preferred to be called - so as to distinguish themselves from their clearly African brothers and sisters... All of these Creoles were the result of master-slave sexual relations, and enjoyed some freedoms and some wealth as a result... One of these Creoles was Homer Plessy of Plessy V Ferguson, the case which brought us Statutory Jim Crow segregation from 1896 t0 1954... Enjoy the article...

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    Isaiah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    James, I am not saying they deserve any special status, brother, just pointing the way toward some history and some understanding... If you gathered that I was giving them anymore praise and honour than I'd give to any African person, then you're mistaken... BTW, why don't you read the website before making your comments, brother??? If you don't want to read the site, don't encourage others to be ignorant... Your comments mislead people as to why this site was posted, and send them off rambling into a dialogue that aint got nothing to do with what I posted...

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    thankz for sharing this link as i check it out from the history stand point
    we need to consume all the info we can to be more aware today from the
    yesteryears .
     
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    Very interesting link....thank you sharing

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    One step away from whiteness.

    Excellent Post…

    I wish I had more time to share some of my thoughts about this subject, but I had once done a lot of reading many years back, about these people and other groups like them that sort of fall in a category uniquely different from the “so-called norm” in the racial conundrum devised by white America. These people believed they were the chef d'oeuvre among the people of African descent. The story of New Orleans Creoles reveals the complexity of racialization, importance of social classifications and the value of color in a caste-driven culture like America.


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    Brother Sun Ship, thanks for the support and encouragement!

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    I agree.
     
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