LeoCasey at LeoCasey at
Mon Oct 16 10:33:25 PDT 2000

Yoshie writes: << "Brer Rabbit" stories developed by slaves are about using cunning to outwit enemies. >>

More than just that. The classic story of Brer Rabbit and Brer Fox is also a story of the futility of violent resistance in the context of American slavery; hence, the need to use one's wits and to 'signify' to survive slavery.

Leo Casey United Federation of Teachers 260 Park Avenue South New York, New York 10010-7272 (212-598-6869)

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never has, and it never will. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its waters. -- Frederick Douglass --

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