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Hi Azra...A couple of points and Thanks for your testimonial- I deeply appreciated reading it. Write more.

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Submitted by Ynnatchkah (United States), Nov 3, 2008 at 14:50

I do not know why you think blacks have a negative point under whites.

Myself, I'm a Caucasian descendant from all sides, whiter than white snow; yet, in school, in the graduate studies time and at work, many of my friends, beloved friends and even one boyfriend had African blood.

My second mother, the one that loved me so much- is black. She is my angel guard and protector. Respected me even more than my real mother. She is also my Godmother.

I also related to many musicians, many of them black in my country and never ever had a problem.

Actually, once I had a problem....Last time I was in my country, I was disrespected, along with my child and husband, b/c we are very white.

A black descendant, let's say 60 % black, said that today the world belongs to black people and white shall pay, and be disrespected in the same way they were in the past. He pressed and pushed us into a small elevator, hurting my baby that started to cry. I was in South America when it happened and he said that I had no right to be in the America continent, much less in SA- for what again it belongs to the black race.

He neither knows history, nor knows about me. He neither asked was I a citizen of that land- pity I did not have the passport.

My family has been in "Americas" for less than 45 years, so I did never ever slaved nobody, nor obligated his ancestry to go to SA from Congo and Angola. All he "knew" was I was very white and my beloved family too, for what they are polish descendants.

Oh, btw, <...I"m Jewish- Russian descendant that volunteer for years, by teaching math and music to poor ones in my country, most of them black- an education that cost A LOT to my parents, who came with NOTHING to America- but their health.

.Learn the other side.......

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