I'm as white as I look, Sharon and I was in my 40s when someone first mentioned Wayman Tisdale the black basketball player. I didn't get the reference and it took awhile to sort out. Probably six months ago a black man with the last name Wayman inadvertently caused me to look and see if some of my family had been slave owners. I was shocked, embarrassed and saddened to find out the answer was yes and felt ashamed it had taken me seven decades to even consider the question.

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