I told them [the producers] I couldn't compound the lie that Black fathers don't care about their children. I was proud of the family life I was able to introduce to television.

— Esther Rolle

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Black college-educated people got to where they are on the backs of domestic help, meaning their parents and grandparents. So people should not forget how they got to where they are.


I admit that living in Nigeria sounds romantic, but Africa isn't America by a long shot. It's a different world and a different place in time...