My African American Culture class often has interesting information (i know, OF COURSE IT DOES!), but our current discussion topics in class have be really interesting. Things like Abolitionist papers and black revolutionaries are sort of inspirational, but I sometimes wonder how far from those times are we really...Well, the topic was (roughly) "If Nat Turner came to you about a slave rebellion, would you join?" This is what I wrote:
If Nat Turner came to me about the slave rebellion, he wouldn't have to ask me to join; I would be there asking others. People who start rebellions have a moment of clarity, I believe. Do i continue to suffer with no results or do I suffer to make change? It's not just a matter of numbers because it's going to start with or without a following. I would mobilize others in trying to join, but i understand everyone wouldn't move with the same sense of urgency. The thought of going along to get along makes my blood run fiercely through my veins and makes my steps steady as I run home to my family. If they don't understand my words, they will know with my actions. As i look in my wife's eyes, i would let her know that this battle isn't in vain, and whether I come back or not--I will be free.
Depression - For years, since my mother died, I have hated summer time. It's something a lot of people don't understand because my birthday is in the middle of the sum...
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