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Slave Mentality

All of Marjorie's mother's sisters came with her from North Carolina to Canada. Her mother, one generation from slavery, was likely still somewhat consumed by fear when she came to Canada and referred to herself and to her sisters as “tarheels.” It was not uncommon for Blacks—particularly those descended of slaves—to be fearful of Whites and for Whites to think of Blacks as one level above monkeys. These are just some manifestations of the slave mentality.

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