Daughter of the Confederacy

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Genealogy and Anti-Racism

Cynthia, thank you for sharing your reflections as a daughter of the Confederacy! I have had similar realizations in doing my own genealogical work.

You may be interested in this document, "Genealogy and Anti-Racism: A Resource for White People":
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16TtyJTFPsPi7HWJkc4orLrC9SdpXOdGle0mfxZIvWvI/edit?usp=sharing

I am slowly adding to it as I continue to learn more about my own family history and our participation in systems of oppression -- both then and now.

Diane Kenaston 287 days ago

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Thank you, Diane, for the helpful reference. I look forward to reading it. Blessings, Cynthia

cynthiaadmin (United Methodist Insight) 287 days ago

Cynthia B. Astle response

Why is it we have to be constantly embarrassed by the "sins" of our forefathers? Who we are today is more important. Why do to keep trying to rewrite history? Both good and bad events in history have formed a foundation that has provided us the basis for how we create history for future generations. What will future generations think of us is more important than trying to distance ourselves from our ancestors. We are creating history as I write this. How will we be judged? I believe the most important questions today are: how are we serving God and are we letting him down with our own actions? That is how history will judge us as Christians. I hope and pray we are teaching our children well. Do you think it is going well?

Jim 315 days ago

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