Slave mentality and its effects on
The deterioration of the Black American family is staggering. Paradoxically, Prof. There is no doubt we know how to wiggle like snakes from Mama's womb because I've seen some Black kids break-dancing from birth! Historian Michael Tadman has estimated that approximately one third of enslaved children in the upper South states of Maryland and Virginia experienced family separation in one of three possible scenarios: sale away from parents; sale with mother away from father; or sale of mother or father away from child. Yet nothing the government does ever pleases us. How do they suppose Isaac Pipkin knew what clothing Jacob had on when he left? Kuuleme T. But it did not resolve the serious problems of our inability to develop and orchestrate effective strategies to solve social problems at the community levels.
Blacks must know their history and know where they come from. Like other groups who were subjected to history of persecutions and oppression, we can learn to love ourselves again. Unfortunately, it is one of those predicaments Blacks have to face in their economic struggle.
We must repair the relationship damage between the Black man and the Black woman; otherwise, nothing will work.
Somewhat ironic that Black Americans call each other ignorant as an expression of friendship. How long had mother and son been apart?
It may be interesting to have students think about what would happen if people did find each other. This type of education begins in the home and nowhere else. Today there are more minorities around.
In these cases each family member belonged to the same owner. Slave quarters.
American slave culture cause and effect
Enslaved people held parties and prayer meetings in these cabins or far out in the woods beyond the hearing of whites. In the process, we can reclaim our children and other lost souls from the crime-ridden streets. In some critical ways, though, the slavery that marked everything about their lives made these families very different. Running away to find family members. We want the government to do everything for us, including coming inside our homes to raise our children and chasing the drug dealers from our communities. Fathers fished and hunted, sometimes with their sons, to provide food to supplement the rations handed out by owners. We developed the attitude, "Whites must do something for us, or else. Some Blacks will fight on the job so loudly over trivial matters you may think they are possessed by demons. According to Spears, other people with well organized agendas have better economic and political success.
Herbert G. Spears maintains that other reasons for Blacks' predicaments have to do with lack of an agenda for economic progress and lack of effective national leadership. But it did not resolve the serious problems of our inability to develop and orchestrate effective strategies to solve social problems at the community levels.
If we learn to negotiate with society from the position of strength, we will immediately stop thinking we are being targeted for victimization.
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