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Sharecroppers Where's The Money


December 9, 2021

Black people and some White people know a thing or two about sharecropping. That’s where the owner (or master) has people to work for him and he gives them what he thinks their “share” of the profits should be. It was and is a system that kept Black people from progressing, because for a long time, that was a way of life for them. While some may believe that the owner was a benevolent person who gave everyone a fair share. That was not always the case, if ever. Before any money was given, the owner would always look at the “numbers”, that monetary objective that he had in mind in...

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