What a world we live and beautiful one at that only that preference for rosy and less controversial ancestral history sometimes get the best out of people.
Thankfully we have people reciting history with humour, but no matter how watered down it’s presented, folks still get defensive.
The scene here in 1:25 looks like what could have made Ben Affleck lost his cool, panicked and refused to be associated with slave owner ancestors and ordered the fact edited out of Finding your Roots show.
History is what it is, there is a reason where we revisit once in a while to learn and grow.
You’ve got to love African-Americans for lots of reasons, lots have happened and still happening, yet they match on, well to a degree than Africans they left behind.
Sometimes I wonder, when will Africa be ready to own up to their involvement in slavery? Surely not every family was taken. And there is evidence around us with folks who are happy to remain in the dark ages given any chance.
Maybe with a bit of humour, we can drive some points home too.
A few months ago, an uncle and I were chatting, something about my royal family came up so I told a story about four of his children graduating from a US university, all on the same day.
Me: Yes, I heard it on Empower radio, the guys congratulating His Royal Highness
Uncle: But he was impotent!
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