Re: Heritage of Drum & Fife

John Pastore (venture@CANCUN.RCE.COM.MX)
Sat, 25 May 1996 03:01:21 +0000

On 25 May 96 at 15:18, Ronald Kephart wrote:

...This is why the folks
> who rant against programs like affirmative action are wrong; they
> don't understand the difference between being responsible for what
> our ancestors did and being, thru the luck of the draw, the
> beneficiaries of what they did.

Hi Ronald,

How about those who "rant against affirmative action programs", not
because their ancestors came circa: Mayflower, but more like circa:
Banana Boat --ancestors who weren't slaveholders, but, in fact,
slaves themselves with the unfortunate condition of also being
white, or, at least, slightly olive? Why should they be paying for
the mom and pop's of your mom and pop's moms and pops?

Why should anyone, for that matter --unless visiting the sins of the
father (and for equality's sake: mother) upon the son (and/or
daughter) is really a bad idea. Isn't 20 years of it now enough?

Ka Xiik Keech Ya Utzil,

John Pastore
Writer/Guide in 'El Mayab'
("The Mayan Homeland")

"A teepee is a pyramid, isn't it?"