This is an interesting article about the Gullah people of South Carolina, and the Geechees of Florida & Georgia.
The last bit (quoted below)… it struck me that that distinction (if you get past the obvious wrong headedness of it all) is a fascinating difference in cultural history.
As I know next to nothing about cultural history, that’s as far as I got- but it made me think.
So I’m sharing it.
"The British saw slaves as property and labor for their plantations and offered rewards for their return. By contrast, Landers said, "the Spanish believe the indigenous people and Africans could be converted and as such were humans and had families and souls to save."."
There are a whole bunch of things that people in Britain mock or turn their noses up at, that people in America take completely for granted.
I thought of this as I enjoyed my bacon, sausage, pancake and syrup breakfast this morning.
I’m sure if the Brits would just try it, they’d get it…but in all the years I’ve tried to explain, I’ve yet to meet one that didn’t look disgusted at the very idea.