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mark414 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-17-07 03:22 PM
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61. no it's not
for 400 years (up until 1964) it was law to deny black people education, equal rights, a say in their government, means of gaining wealth and property, and since 1964 it still happens, in more subtle but equally sinister ways.

some of the most powerful corporations in this country wouldn't even be around today without all that free labor - and why do you think the south's economy took so long (and is still lagging behind) to recover? they were so used to all that free labor.

i don't know anybody who has a "victim mentality" and black people today have as much to do with slavery as you or me (and most of my ancestors came over here after the slaves were freed as well). all i ever see or hear is people saying hey, give me a fair fucking shot and i'll be happy.

but the effects certainly transfer over when all of the problems didn't stop, hell became even worse once the war ended.

slavery is not the only thing to blame for what's going on today, nearly the whole of american history is. and as long as you live here, and participate in an unequal society but turn a blind eye towards that inequality, you're responsible. if you're not part of the solution you're part of the problem.

nobody is asking you personally to apologize for slavery, cause again you and me had nothing to do with it. just recognize what it's done. that's not a victim mentality, that's the fucking truth.
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