One of my ancestors, on my Dad’s side (my grandmother’s maiden name is Lucas). My nan told me about him, when she was telling me about the rich side of our family that I’ve never met, because they basically shun the rest of us common folk.
From this website:
"James Lucas was the son of a very rich Liverpool businessman and land-owner, who owned large sugar plantations in the West Indies and - until emancipation - many slaves, James was born in 1811 and when he was about ten years old the family came to settle on the family estate at Great Wymondley, near Stevenage, Elmwood House, the family house, was a moderate sized country house at the hamlet of Redcoat’s Green between Stevenage .and Hitchin."
So I guess my family, at least on my Dad’s side, have been in/around Stevenage for a long time. That’s where I grew up. I felt a lot better about being poor and missing out on a a percentage of a fortune my Nan’s family was apparently supposed to have, when I learned my rich relatives are only rich because they inherited money that was earned from slavery and colonization. It seems fitting that James Lucas inherited all that money, only to lose his mind to the point of sleeping on dirt in his filthy kitchen with rats running around in it.
“You’d think the US government had bigger priorities than treating honors students like criminals, yet here we are”
holy shit, we’re finally recognized.
Everyone should freaking watch this
Watch this right the fuck now, all of you.
I was really surprised how easy it was for me to get a social security number. Yes the green card was very expensive, but it only took me 4 months after getting married, and it was really easy. I haven’t applied for citizenship yet, I have to wait a couple years, so I’ll have to wait and see how that goes. But I was honestly shocked at how easy it was for me to move here from England. That just makes me even more disgusted to see how some immigrants who have been here almost their entire lives are treated, all the terrible things they have to go through just to get jobs and further their education.