Skip to comments.Is anyone watching "Who do you think you are?" on NBC with Reba? (BARF!)
Posted on 04/20/2012 5:35:02 PM PDT by TSgt
I walked in the room and my wife has it on.
Reba just found out her 4th generation grandfather owned slaves and now she feels like a horrible human.
The historian just said, "We white people must understand that we have a connection to slavery so we all can heal."
Nope. We got rid of our TV almost 4 years ago...and our blood pressures have improved immensely.
What if our white ancestors were slaves, double indentured servants to serve 14 years for passage of the Atlantic on ships under crowded conditions.
Now go back and watch the Spike Lee episode when he found out his black ancestor fought FOR the South in the Civil War.
Islamic slavery is going on TODAY supported by
the UN, EU, and US State Dept. (which also
loves women as chattel).
Is that covered? How about the thousand
slaves taken by Islam ... tonight?
Nah i aint biting .....
CBS and a little FOX is about the only network TV we watch. Commie Pinko NBC blows and is worth blocking on your TV set.
I'm good with it.
My 4th, 5th and 6th great-grandfathers owned slaves, took them along when they moved from VA to KY to MO. I’m actually proud of their accomplishments. Reba is an idiot.
I am an amateur family genealogist, and use the service that created the show, but the show has a tendency to have too many libs on, IMO. Shame they have to get preachy.
All we usually watch is the news and Axe Men or Deadliest Catch.
This just happened to be on after we gave the kids a bath and put them to bed.
Reba...George Washington had slaves and we venerate him. And despite everythingwe are told TODAY, most slaves were treated quite well.
No problem here. No guilt at all. I’m fine.
She just learned her 6 time grandfather was an indentured servant.
Both sides of Hussein’s family owned slaves.
See him worrying about it?
I have a connection with slaves too. My ancestors mostly fought on the Union side and had their blood shed during the War of Northern Aggression. It was during that war that Lincoln ordered the slaves freed, but only in areas under control of the Confederacy, except the Parishes of St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. John, St. Charles, St. James Ascension, Assumption, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Mary, St. Martin, and Orleans, including the City of New Orleans. 
My paternal grandfather had a farm near a small town settled by freed slaves and he often hired them for farm work when he could have hired others. My impression was that he and my grandmother helped them as much as he could.
Does this history that I was never personally involved in, except through the genes that I had no options to accept or reject, make me somehow better than anyone else, or worse for that matter? Certainly not.
How many years ago did we lose the common sense that people are not responsible for the circumstances of their own conception, nor for what their family members did before that moment? Life is to be lived looking forward, with only a glancing look back so as to not repeat the mistakes of others.
“Reba just found out her 4th generation grandfather owned slaves and now she feels like a horrible human”
Well, she should have done more to prevent this.
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