How Do You React To Startling Responses From Whites About Stories From Black History?

Yes it's 2013 but if you pay close attention to opinions that are posted online by White Americans about Black issues and general information about Black History, you start to realize we still have a long long way to go in this country when it comes to race matters.
There is an video on Youtube that talks about a collectible that was available over 100 years ago it was a miniature ceramic from the Jim Crow era it depicted a Black baby be swallowed down into the mouth of an alligator. The video's narrator explains that this ceramic image is based on fact. During slavery white men would steal black infants from their mothers at night, take them down to marshy swamps tie ropes around their tiny bodies and throw them into the water. They would wait for an  alligator to swim along and devour the baby. While the baby was being eaten, the white men would run into the water and beat the alligator to death remove the skin from the gator's body.The skin was sold for wallet making and other products. Yes the Black baby was eaten alive.

Well a white viewer just had to post his 2 cents this is what he said:

Slave babies as alligator bait, does this guy know that slaves were extremely valuable. It was a considerable investment and an owner would do anything to make sure slaves weren't killed. This guy is basically saying they were throwing away money. Slave infants would be very prized since you're getting slaves for free. It would be like destroying several MERCEDES BENZ  just for fun Totally ludicrous not saying it's a good thing to own people but this man ha been lied to."

Can you believe this person first it's apparent he hasn't had much reading in African American history what little he may have run across just threw his mind farther back into denial and second comparing the value of another human being to that of a luxury car a Mercedes. Huh?

But this is what you will constantly view online whites and their narrow minded opinions about Black issues. Many refuse to accept the facts of Black History and many more who do read and consider it" whining and complaining"  nothing will ever be solved between the races until whites see the factual events that took place in the past. Denial never solves anything. It merely divides and adds more fuel to racial bonfires.

orionnights orionnights
51-55, F
1 Response Jan 17, 2013

The fight against civil tights has been the fuel of the right wing, and distorting history is their weapon.