Do you think that whites are responsible for slavery?
I can only imagine what would happen if black people were collectively blamed, as a race, for anything. A white friend of mine, in a crazy moment, made an off the cuff remark about how blacks are to blame for the recession because they are all on welfare and food stamps. He was promptly fired but not before a black manager in human resources told him "part of our Zero Tolerance policy is not to discriminate against any race for any reason." So what about discriminated against a race And for a reason? Last time I checked, whites, also known as Caucasians, are a race. Therefore, to say that slavery is a crime that white people committed, as a race, is as much a violation of any zero tolerance policy than any other racist comment. Right? Slavery happened. No one denies it. I am not going to say like the President of Iran says that the Holocaust never happened that slavery never happened. But to blame a past injustice on a race, and to waste taxpayer funds that could be used to help our country, is used to hurt a race just as the Nazis spread propaganda in a tax supported attack against the Jews. To say that slavery is wrong is correct. To say that what individual slaveowners did to individual slaves was wrong is correct. But to blame a race for that is also wrong and it is also racist. There are some black leaders and black organizations that talk about this. They talk about the problem of the crime of slavery of the white race against the black race. They also talk about the solution to that problem of centuries ago by saying that because white people are harmful to our environment, that it is best if they all die off- even if we have to kill them ourselves. So this is how it goes. White people are to blame for black slavery. Whites need to feel personally responsible for slavery of blacks. Whites need to understand that their presense on this earth is unhealthy. Whites should not be allowed to reproduce. All whites should have their sexual organs removed. All white babies should be aborted. All white people need to be cleaned up off the face of this earth, even if black people must exterminate them on if they are unwilling to take their own lives through abuse or suicide. Hitler didn't start by telling the Germans to put Jews in the gas chamber. He had to start with blaming the Jews for Germany's problems. So why are blacks blaming whites for their problems? And what part of the Final Solution by blacks against whites doesn't sound like another Final Solution that was orchestrated by other racists? The world community doesn't blame the white race for the Holocaust. The world community doesn't blame Germans for the Holocaust. We blame Hitler and the individual Nazis who were tried as war criminals. When the Civil War was over, we didn't have a criminal trials for individual slave owners. Former slave owners were not arrested. So why do we now put an entire race under arrest, hundreds of years after it ended. As a person of color, I face discrimination on a daily basis. I have had to listen to white friends at work tell me "if I was you, I doubt they'd lay me off. And if they did, I'd be able to get another job filling an affirmative action quota in no time." Comments like that are racist and they do offend me. But this is something that an individual said and I don't come back and say "I've had it with you white people. You're the ones who put us in chains of slavery. Maybe you deserve to get laid off because of that." Answering racism with racism is not the answer.
Asked By: OldBro - 10/20/2011
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Well first your friend is an idiot. In point of fact most people on public assistance in the US are white. But public assistance didn't cause the recession. If anything it's lessened the blow of it by providing a stream of revenue to people. There's still debate over the causes of the current recession and as with... More
Answered By: Historyguy - 10/20/2011
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Slavery is as old as mankind. The Egyptians, the Persians, the Indians and the Chinese all practised slavery before anyone in Europe got round to it... More
Answered By: Lomax - 10/20/2011
No. Do you really believe a boatload of white guys could just pull up on a beach in Africa and round up a few hundred of the continents fiercest warriors? And to do over and over and over again without any retribution? If you believe that you have a very low opinion on the fighting skills of the African warrior. Slaves... More
Answered By: TB12 - 10/20/2011
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Answered By: ☥♡☮ - 10/20/2011
Slavery is an old practice that predates any recorded history, it is even practiced in some localized parts of Africa. Pygmy people in small tightly knitted communities are trafficked and sold for domestic household slavery. You might not have realized it but the Moors and Arabs also enslaved over 3 million Europeans... More
Answered By: Lazy ketchup - 10/20/2011
We need more Affirmative Action for everybody- how about quotas for men - as teachers, receptionists, nurses. quotas for short people in basketball. quotas for the physically challenged in the army & mentally challenged in scientific research. Everybody shd have quotas.
Answered By: Free Birdi - 10/22/2011
First of all we are at least 7-8 generations removed from slavery. Blacks have had every opportunity to better themselves since in the last 50 years. They have had the same opportunities as everyone else with the advantages of affirmative action, free college, and preferential treatment in hiring for city, state, and... More
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