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The City Of Charlotte is named after a black woman?


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#11 DirtyMagic97

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:00 AM

As a native for numerous decades, wonder why this is never discussed.


What's the discussion?

You: Queen Charlotte had black ancestors

Us: Oh. Cool...

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

It's kind of a racist attitude against people of african descent to call someone with less than 1% african ancestry a "black" queen.

I mean you imply that white is the pure race and therefore any taint of black blood makes them 'black'.


Thats only if you view "black" as a negative term. If you don't, labeling someone as such is not a slight. Also, based on Gary Lloyd's book The Mulatto Queen, she had more than 1% african ancestory. And based on these pics, its very noticeable.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

As a native for numerous decades, wonder why this is never discussed.

interesting.

as for why it is never discussed, Charlotte likes to ignore much of its history. They no longer teach of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence either.

everytime I look into the history of Charlotte I find something new and interesting that is largely ignored/unknown to those in the city.

For example, did you know the first publicly supported school in the U.S. Was actually in Charlotte and not Chapel Hill? It was shut down by the king however and never actually made it to the official creation of the U.S. and has been largely lost in history books.

How little Charlotte history remains is sad. We have destroyed so much of the past in the name of parking lots.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

interesting.

as for why it is never discussed, Charlotte likes to ignore much of its history. They no longer teach of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence either.

everytime I look into the history of Charlotte I find something new and interesting that is largely ignored/unknown to those in the city.

For example, did you know the first publicly supported school in the U.S. Was actually in Charlotte and not Chapel Hill? It was shut down by the king however and never actually made it to the official creation of the U.S. and has been largely lost in history books.

How little Charlotte history remains is sad. We have destroyed so much of the past in the name of parking lots.


I agree 100%. Charlotte has a lot of history that is not taught to its residents.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

There is a lot of history that isn't taught period.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

anytime you can learn some history is always helpful

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

Agree with pstall. Like I said I didn't know. Good post kt.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:34 PM

Somewhat interesting I must admit, however like mentioned earlier I wouldn't nesisarrily call her "black" so she has some African ancestors, I have Native American Sioux ancestors that far back but I don't see people go around calling a Native American.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:39 PM

Dang.. She was 17 :)

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:00 PM

anytime you can learn some history is always helpful

Unless it's about the Southern Strategy, then pstall will run in to say you're in idiot for caring.


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