Black People : Elements of Community

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    Blackbird Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    What were the most meaningful expressions of community that you recall from your childhood years?

    Is it still present where you live?
     
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    During my early childhood, I grew up in a mostly Black village in the rural south. I recall the relationships of fictive kin. Many of the elderly adults, whether blood related or not, were referred to as uncle and aunt. As kids, if an older person were hanging their clothes out to dry, we were expected to offer help or if we saw someone pulling up weeds in their gardens or what not, we were guided to always ask if they needed help. If we did something inappropriate, the adults would either report our behavior to our parents or they would discipline us as a proxy of our parents. If someone went fishing, they would visit the houses of others and offer to share their catch.
     
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    Older brothers and sisters used to drop mental jewels on the youth.


    No. And it is no accident.

    Each one teach one was about substance.
     
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