Thanks for responding Lea. However I'm not an Angry person nor do i accuse anyone of being racist. I do feel like maybe some people dont want to talk about the past though. My greatgrandfather was a product of a slave and master relationship that was based out of respect and caring, so i dont have any ANGER. I guess its just frustrating, because i recently found out that my family directly decends from the line. I have talked to 'white' cousins who are Dugas and who have told me that their family frowns on creoles that are related, and who have told me that their family rather not discuss the past for whatever reason.I'm actually a very nice well eduacated person who simply wants to know where i came from. The fact that my family is really Dugas has been a secret in my family for many years. My cousin who is about 80 years old still goes fishing on a property that was onced owned by my greatgrandfather Joe Hoss(joeseph Dugas). A property that is 168 acres of land that has oil pumps on it and is probably worth a few million. So i guess i could be a little angry. I just want the truth, nothing more nothing less. Thanks Rahsaan.