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History Lesson: Black Babies used as Alligator Bait!

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“My heart and Soul”

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#1 Dec 28, 2008
"Alligator Bait" is the term drives from an activity conducted by white men,mostly in the swamps of Louisiana and Florida throughout the south. These white people were sick beyond belief. These alligator hunters needed to lure the larger bull alligators with human flesh and blood. During the slave era,our ancestors in America were only considered 3/5 of a human being. Which is why these sick hunters had no regard for human life! The alligator hunters kidnapped black infants,skinned them alive,and tied their neck to a string and dropped them into a swamp! Dangling them near the mouths of hungry 700 pound alligators! These black babies were stolen ,caged and fed to alligators whole! The activity is retold in various forms in researched documents,many found in the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia in Michigan. No doubt we have progressed in this country from overt racism and subtle forms of the same thing. The term"Gator Bait" is no less harmful than any other word used by men who killed families because they were African-American. Many white today,balk at the discussion of slavery and racial slurs. But when the past is dug up by people who use racist terminology images of violence reoccur. Sometimes the acceptance of such language comes dangerously close to history repeating itself!

“My heart and Soul”

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#2 Dec 28, 2008
The term is also listed under Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Ethnic_slur

“Yeah, I'm A Guy”

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So What?

#3 Dec 28, 2008
Real Black Dude wrote:
"Alligator Bait" is the term drives from an activity conducted by white men,mostly in the swamps of Louisiana and Florida throughout the south. These white people were sick beyond belief. These alligator hunters needed to lure the larger bull alligators with human flesh and blood. During the slave era,our ancestors in America were only considered 3/5 of a human being. Which is why these sick hunters had no regard for human life! The alligator hunters kidnapped black infants,skinned them alive,and tied their neck to a string and dropped them into a swamp! Dangling them near the mouths of hungry 700 pound alligators! These black babies were stolen ,caged and fed to alligators whole! The activity is retold in various forms in researched documents,many found in the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia in Michigan. No doubt we have progressed in this country from overt racism and subtle forms of the same thing. The term"Gator Bait" is no less harmful than any other word used by men who killed families because they were African-American. Many white today,balk at the discussion of slavery and racial slurs. But when the past is dug up by people who use racist terminology images of violence reoccur. Sometimes the acceptance of such language comes dangerously close to history repeating itself!
That is heartbreaking. I have NEVER heard of this and its so sad. I am going to research this because this is news to me. I've heard a lot of things about slavery and black history but not this. Just a shame...

“My heart and Soul”

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#5 Dec 28, 2008
lilnita wrote:
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That is heartbreaking. I have NEVER heard of this and its so sad. I am going to research this because this is news to me. I've heard a lot of things about slavery and black history but not this. Just a shame...
That's why I posted it. A lot of people I talk to say they've never heard about it.

“I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE FIRST!”

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#8 Dec 28, 2008
lilnita wrote:
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That is heartbreaking. I have NEVER heard of this and its so sad. I am going to research this because this is news to me. I've heard a lot of things about slavery and black history but not this. Just a shame...
its true.

look at this postcard...

http://www.authentichistory.com/diversity/afr...

“I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE FIRST!”

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#9 Dec 28, 2008
lilnita wrote:
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That is heartbreaking. I have NEVER heard of this and its so sad. I am going to research this because this is news to me. I've heard a lot of things about slavery and black history but not this. Just a shame...
check this out...

http://www.authentichistory.com/

“Yeah, I'm A Guy”

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So What?

#10 Dec 28, 2008
RBD and WLC this is sad and very disturbing. Some things I just can't even fathom...

SMH
isa

Johnson City, TN

#11 Dec 28, 2008
yep, it happened.... white man used negro babies and children to bait gators....

sad ...horrific...but true

“My heart and Soul”

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Long Beach,Ca.

#13 Dec 28, 2008
watitdos little cousin wrote:
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its true.
look at this postcard...
http://www.authentichistory.com/diversity/afr...
When I look at the history of this country,nothing surprises me anymore. I've never seen that site before.Truly disturbing!

“I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE FIRST!”

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#14 Dec 29, 2008
the whiteman is the devil.

believe it or not... yet... it does not change the fact.

“Ecko Lucifer”

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Aurora, CO

#15 Dec 29, 2008
That...is fucked up on so many levels.

Huzzah for the North winning the war..! But really, that is cruel.

“Yeah, I'm A Guy”

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So What?

#16 Dec 29, 2008
watitdos little cousin wrote:
the whiteman is the devil.
believe it or not... yet... it does not change the fact.
WLC, that website link you showed me had a lot of information in there that I NEVER seen or knew about. How did you find out about that website?

“I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE FIRST!”

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#17 Dec 29, 2008
naw... its YALLS NAY-CHA.

look at this postcard...

http://www.picturehistory.com/images/products...

the whiteman IS the devil

“Ecko Lucifer”

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Aurora, CO

#18 Dec 29, 2008
watitdos little cousin wrote:
naw... its YALLS NAY-CHA.
look at this postcard...
http://www.picturehistory.com/images/products...
the whiteman IS the devil
No i'm not.:(

“I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE FIRST!”

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#19 Dec 29, 2008
A Metal Fan wrote:
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No i'm not.:(
YES.

YOU are.
nyet eins

Zephyrhills, FL

#21 Dec 29, 2008
watitdos little cousin wrote:
naw... its YALLS NAY-CHA.
look at this postcard...
http://www.picturehistory.com/images/products...
the whiteman IS the devil
and i thought I was a realist, glad we share the same views mein freund hvala

“Ecko Lucifer”

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#22 Dec 29, 2008
watitdos little cousin wrote:
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YES.
YOU are.
No.

I am not.

“I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE FIRST!”

Since: Apr 07

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#23 Dec 29, 2008
A Metal Fan wrote:
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No.
I am not.
its YOUR NAY-CHA.

YOU are opposed to the truth.

that is why YOU are here... to oppose the truth.

so... YES... YOU are...

“I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE FIRST!”

Since: Apr 07

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#24 Dec 29, 2008
lilnita wrote:
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WLC, that website link you showed me had a lot of information in there that I NEVER seen or knew about. How did you find out about that website?
I know the keywords.

“Ecko Lucifer”

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Since: Apr 08

Aurora, CO

#25 Dec 29, 2008
watitdos little cousin wrote:
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its YOUR NAY-CHA.
YOU are opposed to the truth.
that is why YOU are here... to oppose the truth.
so... YES... YOU are...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hA-CoxPkaeQXX
It is not my nature to do the things you say all white people to do. Who gave you the power to define me? are you god?

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