I never got why they killed Sam when I was a kid. I mean yeah he was in love with Kate but I never got WHY they killed him until recently. I just thought “hey they’re in love that’s really cute OH WHY DID THEY SHOOT HIM THEY HAD NO REASON TO SO SAD :’(“
Only a couple months ago did I realize that it was because he was a black man mackin with a white woman, and you just didn’t DO that.
Say what you will about backwoods people but I was never raised to think that black people and white people couldn’t be together, or that anyone would ever believe that. I’m actually very appreciative of that.