Black People : The reasons why: Our ancestors are counting one us!

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  1. carlhurd

    carlhurd Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Our ancestors are counting on use to be the best that we can be, too embrace Our story and draw strength from it and draw strength from each other.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to remember the importance of family because this is one thing that was snatched away and wasn’t allowed to build and establish.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to take care of our communities because they were forced into communities that they did not create or had their best interest in mind.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to be grateful for each day that we have of not being in physical chains, to get rid of the mental chains that we carry today.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to dictate what we allow to be put in our minds because they did not have the option to do so.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to not forget that they were strong enough to survive so that we who are here today are able to enjoy the freedoms that we do have, even despite racism that still exists.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to love and nurture and embrace our children because many of them weren’t able to do so because they were snatched away.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to learn all that we can because many weren’t allowed to read, or purse an education.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to acknowledge each other with a nod or a smile because we all understand the same struggle.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to respect our sisters because others disrespected them for so long.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to stop the useless killing of each other because others killed us without cause for so long.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to strongly encourage those who are in the position who benefited to help build up the communities in which we live, because they weren’t in the position to do so.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to respect our brothers because others said that he was less than a man.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to respect our elders because they have the wisdom and the strength to endure the hardships that they went through.
    Our ancestors are counting on us to start utilizing all the tools and resources at our disposal because the tools that they were given was used to build for someone else.

    We should draw strength from the fact that if it wasn’t for those who endured the hardships of one of the most unspeakable crimes against humanity, we would not be here today to participate engage and discuss the many issues and that plague our communities as a whole.

    C.W. Hurd




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    From time to time we all need a wake up call of why we gather to try solve the many issues that plague us today. This is not to be offensive this is just a reminder of where we've been as a people and to reminder to do all we can to not only honor those who suffered, and sacrifice, but also to do the things that is required to take care of the business at hand.
     
  2. We

    We Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Excellent post.

    And conversely, we, as the descendants of our ancestors, depended on them. -just as our descendants, who will look on us as their ancestors, will also.

    Makes me wonder.... How will our generation will be looked upon 500, 1000 or even 2500 years from now? Will we be counting on them? Will they owe us a unpayable debt of gratitude? Will they read their our-story and find inspiration? ....
     
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