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Originally posted by pattigurlatl pattigurlatl wrote:

There are still black slaves in Mississippi.
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I've picked cotton before....Shocked
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote laceyfront Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 12:50am
Originally posted by Lilaca Lilaca wrote:

Originally posted by pattigurlatl pattigurlatl wrote:

There are still black slaves in Mississippi.
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U can't just leave us high and dry like this LOLLOL
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Originally posted by sache1991 sache1991 wrote:

I've picked cotton before....Shocked

I've never done it before although my mom said when she was younger our family in SC used to have her picking cotton.
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there is absolutely nothing wrong with picking cotton, especially for yourself, for a paid wage

rather than unpaid under the whip in slavery ... even then the shame belonged to the slave owners not the workers

no shame in work
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lady ICE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 03 2013 at 2:30am
real cotton is so gross though...with the seeds and eeww yuck.
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Originally posted by Gkisses Gkisses wrote:

I dont even pick the cotton out my Aspirin bottles 


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I absolutely believe and know blacks to sometimes pick cotton in southern states, but they are definitely getting paid wages for their hard days work. Now.... babies tied to their back-----> I dont know about all of that.

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Maybe it is their family farm?
Tying babies to your back is common in many parts of the world especially Africa. Maybe she saw some migrants??


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I guarantee you it's true. My family has acres with people picking cotton and farming plantation style. It's very common in the black belt region.
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