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Separated at birth? Barack Obama and Brad Pitt? Hillary Clinton and Angelina Jolie? Not quite, but according to researchers at the New England Historic Genealogical Society -- the country's oldest nonprofit ...

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Rod Beaton

United States

#1 Mar 26, 2008
Big deal!
In the New York Public Library, there's a book that goes
back to 1060 AD to 1562 AD that has my family history.
The Catholic Church recorded everyone who was born.
Its written in French, Gaelic, Old English, Latin, etc.

A librarian told me he was translating it.
As the story goes
Robert Bethune was named "Defender of the Church"
by the King of England and King of France in 1060 AD. William Bethune traveled with 'William the Conquerer'.
Bethune, Beaton, and McBeath are said to be
connected in that book.
Mary Beaton in married Martin Campbell around 1802
on the Isle of Mull, Scotland-
So beat that!
CBW-Houston

Damon, TX

#2 Mar 26, 2008
I've never questioned an American's patriotism; that would be beneath me. However, Sen. Obama is a special case. Now, here's a man who really loves America. In hindsight, watching all that he's had to endure at the hands of Sen. Hillary Clinton...one supposedly representing a first lady, whose merely exercising her unfair advantage the media dare voice: "Barack is an African-American male, and it would be suicidal for him to go on-the-attack against a white woman!" And any American so naive to believe this isn't the rationale being used to "bloody" this brilliant young man up...well, the last eight years of George. W. Bush was really just a dream. Sen. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle has done well with his book-sales, and I cannot even phantom the millions he's going to get for his next novel...in addition to speaking engagements. My question is, why is he sacrificing so much for a country he truly loves? Because where it me...given the bias-media, inflammatory, racist, and degrading remarks being subtly tossed around by both Bill and Hillary Clinton…as well their past and present surrogates, I'd bow out of the race. Particularly when the distinction…void the racial element, could never have been drawn so clearly. But I know Barack' Chicago Southside, thus he's in-it-to-win-it, and he's wouldn't dare dissolve all the money erstwhile supports have entrusted to him! Damn, I really love this guy. Because…like myself, my love for America is both deep, total, complete, and impenetrable-equally as strong...even though I too am the product of our nation's legacy of slavery.
Barrett

Salem, OR

#3 Feb 6, 2009
Why do people constantly bring up Slavery, like it still affects America today? It was ABOLISHED almost 200 years ago. The Civil Rights movement happened almost 40 years ago! That's an ENTIRE GENERATION of Black Americans. It seems like so many young black Americans today are just desperately clinging on to that as a scapegoat for their irresponsibility; claiming all of their problems are because of "racism" and "oppression", and while you'd have to be both stupid and naive to think that racism and oppression doesn't exist, it's certainly lessened. In my opinion, young black Americans today, MY generation (I'm 21), don't know what true racism is. They've never been a slave, never been whipped or chased by a lynch mob, or severely beaten because of the color of their skin, and frankly, in a lot of ways, and in many cases, it's the fault of my generation. The generation of "thugs" is just ridiculous, these kids who glorify violence, drug abuse, the objectification of women, and crime, are DESTROYING the black race, and a lot of people's opinions of them along with it. In a sense, they are keeping racism alive.

I'm sure some people who read this will call me a "racist" because that term is thrown around so loosely these days, along with "ignorance" and "freedom!" (my personal favorite), but to you people I say this: Find a dictionary(if you even have one) and just look up what Racism actually means. Hell, I'll do it for you: "Racism, by its simplest definition, is discrimination based on the racial groups to which people belong. People with racist beliefs might hate certain groups of people according to their racial groups."

You will notice that I have not made a single generalization or stereotype of the black race. I have been speaking about those that fit my description, which may or may not be the majority(I don't know the actual numbers). I hate no one, I am purely and simply disappointed in those that choose to cling to hate, instead of moving forward, as one race, the human race.

Oh and one more thing, after you've read this, and you've decided I'm a racist, please consider this fact: I am a 21 year old black man (Surprised?), and guess what? I don't talk or dress like a "thug", I don't listen to "gangster rap", and I don't look for racism at every opportunity so I have an excuse to be lazy and uneducated, because guess what? I'm in college, I have a job, and I "talk white" as you morons would say, but just so you know, it's not "talking white", it's TALKING LIKE A CIVILIZED HUMAN BEING. I speak the language of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.(and Sr.), I speak the language of Malcom X. So you should "axe yoself", when you speak like that, do you think it gives people the impression that you are educated? That you are a productive member of society? Of even your Community? OR do you sound like an uneducated, lazy, and all-around worthless person? Do you think you would get any job above minimum wage speaking like that? How many DOCTORS speak like that? How many LAWYERS, and TEACHERS, and SCIENTISTS, speak like that? Think about it.

Those of you that do these things, you are destroying our race, by speaking like that, and by looking for racism at every turn, and blaming all of your problems on it, you are (ironically) making us look INFERIOR. You are making "Dem White Folk" LOOK DOWN ON US. Those of you that speak like this, have no chance of amounting to anything, you are holding yourself back. If you talk like trash, YOU WILL BE TREATED AS SUCH, AND THAT'S ALL YOU WILL AMOUNT TO. SO KNOCK IT OFF.

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