Harris, Remus Stories
I found it easier to read these stories if I got into character. Pretending I was telling a bed time story to Shawn (my boyfriends three-year-old).
I thought it was interesting how "Uncle Remus" told the story of how we all became different skin colors.. that we were once all black. Because I had always heard it the other way around, that once, we were all white and that when we seperated to live in different climates, our skins adapted to our surroundings.
What do you all think?
Posted by LeahDavis at 8, 2005 05:04
Just curious, do you think the message of this story is uniting or dividing?
Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at 9, 2005 04:50
I guess it all depends on who is reading it. And how they are looking at it... for me, it was a message of unity, but at the time, I picture it as a way of dividing and explaining the walls that were put up between races.
Posted by: Leah at 10, 2005 09:30
I never heard that before. About we were all white and our skin adapted to the climate. So is that a tale that white people used to tell their children, or was that something that scientist were trying to prove? Just curious.
Posted by: Dee Pruett at 14, 2005 08:58
I think it was something a biology teacher told me once. Weird huh?
Posted by: Leah at 14, 2005 10:18