The answer to your question of whether horrific treatment of “my people” would make me curse is “no.” There are two reasons for that:
- I don’t have “people.” I don’t deny my heritage, but I don’t feel the need to identify with any race or express pride in any ethnic group.
- I don’t curse. I’m not a prude and have nothing against well-deployed cursing, but the piece I responded to isn’t an instance of that.
More generally, there are many ways of eloquently describing the treatment of black people in America throughout history without cursing at others.