I read an article in today's paper highlighting Al Sharpton's ancestors were once owned by the Thurmond family. Check this out at:
Sharpton wants DNA Testing
Sharpton's link to the Thurmonds
None of this surprise me as a Black woman, given that the Thurmonds were slaveowners, landowners, and segregationists. We cannot escape our past no matter what people say. We are tied in more ways than one. It's time for America to acknowledge the past connection so that we can move forward.