Black People : Please Tell me why black people do not think family history and genealogy is important?

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  1. Tman

    Tman Member MEMBER

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    Please Tell me why black people do not think family history and genealogy is important?
    (sorry for the previous double negative error).
     
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    Who told you that?
     
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    Tman Member MEMBER

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    Black people tell me this everyday by what they do and say and how family history is of low priority to them! Do you know your family genealogy?
     
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    well, my people were always into levis but then i busted out with some gaulteir.
     
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    Interesting, anytime I inquired about my parents' parents' and their kindred, they open up as if I have given them a blank check to write 5 books.

    Guess some desire to share and know, where as others don't care.

    Don't think it's universal, if that were the case, we wouldn't have family albums with black and white pictures of an age long past.

    Respect
     
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    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    You know all black people such that you can make what appears to others as a sweeping generalization?

    Oh, and yes, I know my family genealogy.

    Which proves you DON'T know what all black people think or care about. Which causes some of us to wonder about you.....
     
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    I don't believe "black people don't think family history is important". I know plenty who see such knowledge of their personal history as a treasure. Not all care, but neither does everyone of any race, because, well, they're allowed that. :look:
     
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    myancestorsbook.com
     
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    I've ran into the samething, and I think it has to do with it being programed out of them. The further we moved away from the struggle, the more we was made to forget who, and what we were. This was done thru the media, and the educational system. Here where I'm at, black history is virtually non existent in the schools.

    Peace!
     
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