HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Race & Ethnicity » African American (Group) » Please share your "y... » Reply #4

Response to noiretextatique (Original post)

Tue Sep 30, 2014, 04:12 PM

4. I wasn't attacked,

thank goodness because I needed my job.

I lived in the Bay area at the time "Roots" was first aired. After a couple of shows, my boss called me in his office. He asked if I'd been following the saga and what was my views. (I was the only black in the office and I suppose he figured I could answer for all Blacks )

I replied that I was pleasantly surprised and pleased by the accurate description of families living under slavery.

He bowed his head and told me that his ancestors owned "slaves", but they were good people and good to their slaves. He asked if I believed that ALL slaveowners were bad.

I replied (sigh!) that anyone who believed it was OK to enslave a fellow human was Bad.

He hung his head and I walked out of the office.

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 19 replies Author Time Post
noiretextatique Sep 2014 OP
SheilaT Sep 2014 #1
Blue_Tires Sep 2014 #2
noiretextatique Sep 2014 #3
LineReply I wasn't attacked,
NOLALady Sep 2014 #4
gollygee Sep 2014 #5
giftedgirl77 Sep 2014 #6
Mr_Jefferson_24 Sep 2014 #7
heaven05 Oct 2014 #17
Mr_Jefferson_24 Oct 2014 #18
heaven05 Oct 2014 #19
Number23 Sep 2014 #8
JustAnotherGen Oct 2014 #9
noiretextatique Oct 2014 #10
JustAnotherGen Oct 2014 #11
noiretextatique Oct 2014 #12
JustAnotherGen Oct 2014 #13
lunasun Oct 2014 #14
lunasun Oct 2014 #15
heaven05 Oct 2014 #16
Please login to view edit histories.