“I remember in 4th or 6th grade, our teacher talked about Ellis Island and immigration…”
From Leia. in response to Playing the Slave Card:
“My people did not come over on the Mayflower…”
I remember in 4th or 6th grade, our teacher talked about Ellis Island and immigration…our class assignment was to write about how our ancestors came over from their country of origin to America…the few African-Americans in the class were speechless…what could they write? How much of their family history could they trace back? It was an impossible assignment…and yet the teacher got mad that they did not answer the question….How could they?
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