It's a virtual certainty that every one of us has had an ancestor who was a slave. Is it ridiculous for all of us to forgive and forget?
Am I wrong for not giving a ----?
#48 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER
So the only reason blacks have 1/7 the wealth of whites is because blacks are just inferior, right? Otherwise, what is the explanation? By the way, which other "immigrants" to this country have been legally treated by government as being less than fully human and eligible for ownership by other people? Which other "immigrants" were subjected to lynching (3,446 between 1882 and 1968, a "9/11's worth"). Notice, it was still happening in 1968, only 50 years ago. Which other people in this country were declared by SCOTUS to have no rights a white man had to respect? Which other people were legally segregated in public schools?
No other group in this country had their labor legally stolen for 250 years, aided and abetted by the government. No other group was brought to this country (by the millions) against their will.
This is America's "original sin". It is the reason for the Electoral College which diminishes democracy in our elections and for the 2nd Amendment that is responsible for 11,000 murders/homocides per year (the equivalent of 3.67 9/11's per year).
This country needs a "truth and reconciliation" commission to even begin to resolve these issues largely because of the unwillingness of white people in this country to understand the consequences of their own history here.