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...what a lot of people don’t seem to get is that during slavery, blacks lost a lot of themselves, religion wise, culturally, and other ways that soon affected the next generations. So during this time, we had to make our own culture, our own religion, our own everything apart from our African roots, but now a lot of people want to throw away that history and go right back to our ancestors African culture. And even though I do agree with getting in touch with your African roots and getting to know who your ancestors really were, I do not agree with letting go the history here. So many people died to get us where we are now, and even though where we are now is far from perfect, I feel that forgetting about all this history we have made since slavery is not only spitting and disrespecting our ancestors grave, but those leaders who was killed for a cause they believed in.
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