Friday, April 24, 2015

Ben Affleck - You had a chance and you blew it!

I agree wholeheartedly with professor, Michael W. Twitty in his observation on Ben Affleck's (past "Daredevil" and present  Batman) wimp-out about his genealogical results on his episode of "Finding Your Roots" with Skip Gates. Ben had an opportunity to both share and embrace ALL of his history but by deciding not to allow inclusion of the fact that he had a slave-holding ancestor in his episode, rejected the chance to show the delicate, maddening, undeniable link that many White Americans have with native-born Americans of African descent. Mr. Twitty's post says all that Ben declined to face.

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