The Holocaust was much more blunt than slavery imo because Jewish people were targeted just for killing; whereas blacks were targeted more for labor and later to establish an underclass. Both of course extremely tragic and horrid. To me, the Holocaust is a tragic event because it was much shorter than the long drawn out timeline of slavery and also Jewish people successfully avoided oppression. They succeeded in not becoming an underclass; whereas blacks and other groups may have succeeded in one area but failed miserably in another.<quoted text>
When I say measure oppression is in regards to your notion that oppression against blacks is more severe than any other form of oppression. What you is your definition of oppression if you refer to the Holocaust as a "tragic event". All events resulting from oppression are tragic.
I also have to respectfully disagree with you on the statement that the Natives have come out with a good deal. To lose 90% of the land to be given a "reservation" to live on is not a good trade off. Many tribes relocated to Canada to avoid dealing with a government that stole their land and way of life.
As for the AA's being pure, do you have a reference to support? Slaves were "breeded" with other slaves so there is some type of mixture that many may not be aware of (especially when you add West Indians to the mix).
I don't know if I said natives came out with a good deal. I'm actually saying they have gained some redemption in a social sense. I agree that losing their entire continent and way of life was horrible. They came out on the losing end in the battle and no one wants to lose.
As you said, slaves had relations with other slaves. This happened the majority of the time. Most slaves were black. That is not genetic mixture.