Friday, August 29, 2014
What if the African was politely asked to join other fellow Africans on a voyage into the new world. When he and his friendly comrades arrived safely having been given proper passage and a room with food and cleanliness. He was welcomed into a community made up of fellow pilgrims also of many ethnicities and in this new world community he was allowed to prosper and grow. As he grew so did his family and wealth and The African was allowed to create fair commerce and to add fellow dreamers who supported his vision for a prosperous future for he and his family and fellow investors. There was hardly any resistance other than the occasional storm or air born illness as setbacks. He had a large family of friends and a healthy support network that made sure his efforts saw fair trade and financial support when needed. As time went on The African was able to leave a legacy of both massive wealth and tradition. He was allowed to summer on far away Islands in Maine with family and friends and to share in his good fortune and see his children marry well. The African was allowed to prosper like every other early American family who arrived on these shores. There was love support and community. Imagine this start? I just described what early White Anglo Saxons settlers experienced in early times. Contrast this start with ours?
Posted by Rae Dawn Chong at 8:25 AM