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Posted by jenny on Tuesday, September 12, 2006 at 2:43pm.

how do you think slavery influenced the evolution of both black and white america today?

is there any websites that might help me with this question?


As I was starting to answer your question, I had a conversation with BobPursley. He has summed this answer up better than I could. With his permission, I've copying an edited version of our conversation.

"BobPursley: In the South, what is seen as traits of (blacks) are really things learned in slavery....shuffling, avoiding eye contact, avoiding controversy, not speaking out, or if they do speak out, they are disrespectufl.
BobPursley [4:28 PM]: all learned culture.

BobPursley [4:29 PM]: The South was really repressed during the after war years, and a culture came about to keep it as is till the south can rise again. That, and Jim Crow thinking, kept it steady for years.
BobPursley [4:30 PM]: and national politics liked the status quo
BobPursley [4:30 PM]: IMO

BobPursley [4:34 PM]: It persists here in language. In the deep south, it probably persists in social circles, housing, etc.
BobPursley [4:36 PM]: I had parents cuss me in Mississippi for favoring "n-----"...I havent forgot those comments. I had really good black kids, and some whites were resentful of their achievemetns.
BobPursley [4:36 PM]: and said so.

I really dont think slavery did so much as influencing, as did the social structure in reconstruction influenced the evolution of today.
BobPursley [4:39 PM]: My opinion.
MsSue3412 [4:32 PM]: Yep. It sure continued into the 60s. Do you still see remnants of it now?
BobPursley [4:33 PM]: Yes, in language. and in innuendo.
BobPursley [4:33 PM]: I see it here in language much more than in behaviour.
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MsSue3412 [4:34 PM]: Oh. Maybe I'm sheltered -- but I haven't seen any of that for years.

BobPursley [4:34 PM]: It persists here in language. In the deep south, it probably persists in social circles, housing, etc.

BobPursley [4:39 PM]: I really dont think slavery did so much as influencing, as did the social structure in reconstruction influenced the evolution of today."

These sites have some additional information.

http://library.thinkquest.org/26477/usa3.htm

http://www.common-place.org/vol-01/no-04/slavery/sutton.shtml

http://www.faqs.org/nutrition/A-Ap/African-Americans-Diet-of.html

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