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My Privileged, White Ancestry Contributes to the Injustice of Emmett Till

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Origin stories have a certain something that captures the human psyche. Perhaps it is because we were forced to exist as human beings and live our lives trying to comprehend how we ended up here to begin with.

These types of questions conjure curiosity and suspense about one’s own genealogical past. For this reason, one’s own journey through ancestry records and DNA can reveal the past in an eye-opening experience. I have learned a great deal about the individuals who are the reason I now exist in America, and these people were as real as the person I see in the mirror every day.

Responsible for My Privileged Existence

My earliest colonial Virginian ancestor is Robert Offley, a member of the Virginia Company of London, which was a joint-stock company that King James I chartered in 1606 to establish a colony, eventually Jamestown, in North America. This undertaking allowed the British Crown to reap the benefits of colonization—natural resources, new markets for

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By: Sonny Strauss
Title: My Privileged, White Ancestry Contributes to the Injustice of Emmett Till
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Published Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2022 18:21:44 +0000

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