I find it quite telling that in that article the thing that evoked the biggest reaction in you was…
Ella Milburn

The answer to your question of whether horrific treatment of “my people” would make me curse is “no.” There are two reasons for that:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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