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Topic: A really good but disturbing read about an immigrant Filipino family with a slave

cccuuunnttt !yDoooooooo started this discussion 5 days ago #62,423

Very engrossing read. They brought their house slave to America with them, and it only dawned on the family's kids over time how wrong this was...

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/06/lolas-story/524490/

Fake anon !ZkUt8arUCU joined in and replied with this 5 days ago, 9 minutes later[^] [v] #785,585

One day during the war Lieutenant Tom came home and caught my mother in a lie—something to do with a boy she wasn’t supposed to talk to. Tom, furious, ordered her to “stand at the table.” Mom cowered with Lola in a corner. Then, in a quivering voice, she told her father that Lola would take her punishment. Lola looked at Mom pleadingly, then without a word walked to the dining table and held on to the edge. Tom raised the belt and delivered 12 lashes, punctuating each one with a word. You. Do. Not. Lie. To. Me. You. Do. Not. Lie. To. Me. Lola made no sound.

My mother, in recounting this story late in her life, delighted in the outrageousness of it, her tone seeming to say, Can you believe I did that? When I brought it up with Lola, she asked to hear Mom’s version. She listened intently, eyes lowered, and afterward she looked at me with sadness and said simply, “Yes. It was like that.”


What. The. Fuck. And this is only like two minutes into the article. Jesus Christ.

Meta joined in and replied with this 5 days ago, 2 minutes later, 11 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #785,586

I didn't even know they had slavery in the Filipenes.

kook !!OPZbEQMT1 joined in and replied with this 5 days ago, 39 seconds later, 12 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #785,587

@previous (Meta)
Lol

Anonymous E joined in and replied with this 5 days ago, 5 minutes later, 17 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #785,588

good read thanks

Meta replied with this 5 days ago, 19 seconds later, 18 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #785,589

@785,587 (kook !!OPZbEQMT1)
It must have been introduced during the Spanish colonial era.

Anonymous E replied with this 5 days ago, 13 seconds later, 18 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #785,590

@785,586 (Meta)

> the Filipenes

Anonymous E double-posted this 5 days ago, 24 seconds later, 18 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #785,591

@785,589 (Meta)

> It must have been introduced during the Spanish colonial era.

did you even read the piece??

kook !!OPZbEQMT1 replied with this 5 days ago, 4 minutes later, 23 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #785,592

@785,589 (Meta)
Why do you think that they couldn't have come up with it on their own?

Meta replied with this 5 days ago, 3 minutes later, 26 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #785,593

@785,591 (E)
I am now. I hadn't gotten that far yet.

Fake anon !ZkUt8arUCU replied with this 5 days ago, 8 minutes later, 34 minutes after the original post[^] [v] #785,594

That piece was pretty...I don't know. I don't know how to feel about it. I guess the ending was better than I thought? Idk.

キャサリン🗾 !TGirlYJKXM joined in and replied with this 4 days ago, 2 hours later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #785,631

That was quite an interesting read. Sad how because this was the life that Lola became accustomed to it was harder for her not to do the chores she was always tasked with doing.

Anonymous G joined in and replied with this 4 days ago, 1 minute later, 2 hours after the original post[^] [v] #785,632

@previous (キャサリン🗾 !TGirlYJKXM)

Institutionalised

Anonymous H joined in and replied with this 4 days ago, 3 hours later, 6 hours after the original post[^] [v] #785,695

@785,586 (Meta)
There were a lot of slaves in Indonesia too, owned by Dutch people who live there

kook !!OPZbEQMT1 replied with this 4 days ago, 16 minutes later, 6 hours after the original post[^] [v] #785,698

@previous (H)
Weve had like 3 indonesian Dutch at my work. They are so funny.

Syntax joined in and replied with this 4 days ago, 2 minutes later, 6 hours after the original post[^] [v] #785,700

The publisher for the Magazine was interviewed on NPR - Writer died prior to the final edit.

Anonymous E replied with this 4 days ago, 23 minutes later, 7 hours after the original post[^] [v] #785,702

@785,698 (kook !!OPZbEQMT1)

> Weve had like 3 indonesian Dutch at my work. They are so funny.

they are something else

kook !!OPZbEQMT1 replied with this 4 days ago, 24 minutes later, 7 hours after the original post[^] [v] #785,703

@previous (E)
What are they?

Anonymous E replied with this 4 days ago, 18 minutes later, 7 hours after the original post[^] [v] #785,707

@previous (kook !!OPZbEQMT1)

> What are they?

are you joking

kook !!OPZbEQMT1 replied with this 4 days ago, 9 minutes later, 7 hours after the original post[^] [v] #785,710

@previous (E)
No

Anonymous E replied with this 4 days ago, 25 minutes later, 8 hours after the original post[^] [v] #785,711

@previous (kook !!OPZbEQMT1)
oh. lol
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