From Discuss: CNN’s Black in America, by Reecie at Honorable Media.
"Hi my name is Jerome. My father is in jail and my mother is on crack so I have to steal in order to put food on my table".
The following quote from A.D. Odom's post "Black in America" at State & Lake identified some of my feelings about the ancestry of the Rand family, who were featured in the first part of CNN's "report":
I am not going to go research the rapist of my great, great grandmother and upon finding him, be happy about it. No thank you.
The cousins' meeting for the first time was heartwarming. The story of their slave-owning, self-possessed, adulterous great-great-grandfather was not.
Also, white women: do you "know your role"? (Skip to 2:32.) I definitely don't; I'm way too uppity for that man. So you all can have Mr. "Jamie Coleman, Single Father, Age 34". He is so Bill Bellamy in The Brothers. But take note ladies: he is a Christian.