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History As A Group And People

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Being in the group was not much of an experience or benefit. The idea of spreading the work load between members of a group sounded wonderful when spoken, but it is always said than done. I assume that the group no matter how big or for how long only depends on the relation with the members of the group. The relation I received from being in a group is that there blacks who work and there are blacks that do nothing. The relation between being in the "Since1865" as a pose to "to 1865" it is hard to swallow the harsh reality blacks had to endure. The thought that the we at one time or another were 'property' among whites is horrifying. The black experience is hard enough to embrace, care for, and appreciate. Modern men are afraid of the past.Just as ...view middle of the document...

It just seems that we as people will never have the same connection African Americans had back then. In my community back home I was taught that "Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community." (-Anthony J. D'Angelo) It seems that we may be in a selfish mentality against each one another.The further our history is, the less of a connection, understanding, and respect we tend to have for our history.The relationship between each generation in African American history is that the struggles are there have been there and will remain there in our brief history. The fact is the torch that has been past is not wanted, the fighters are incomplete. They're smart, but too arrogant. They are rich, but too selfish. They are creative, but can't take direction. They are athletic, but needs to be in the show. They're strong, but unwilling to get involved. 'They' happens to be today's youth, the arrogant, unwilling, selfish, flashy and ignorant generation. What has to happen that will educate and instill the right tool to change our community? The respect has to be embedded in children.I have learned a lot about the real history behind the "smoke and mirror" acts taught by other history teachers. Even though it is hard to except the truth about our past behind the years of the civil rights movement, I still feel that progression and maturity has been abstained through this course. I want to thank you for doing your best in trying to get me the ability to look past and try to reconnect the bridge that has been destroyed for so long. I don't think people will begin to realize how easy we have it now or the respect due for unsung heroes of yesterdays' struggle until we seek to understand where we are, where we've been and where we are going.

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