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Submitted by Sunny (United States), Jul 13, 2010 at 04:26

I am not now, nor have I ever been black. But my father, who also was never black, was a "sharecropper." We worked on the farm as hands to the farmer who owned the land. At the end of the growing season when the crops were harvested....by us....my father was paid for his work, my mother's work and that of all of his children. It was an honorable way to make a living. It was hard, and maybe unfair to us as children, but it was not "slavery" as this man wants to paint it. And the landowner was not Jewish.

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