Apologies for Slavery, Should Acknowledge Privilege

Tell Me More , August 4, 2008 So the House apologized for slavery and Jim Crow last week. Full Story
food for thought

Elizabethtown, KY

#1 Aug 6, 2008
This is a story about Jewish slave traders called: "Who Brought the Slaves to America?" Wow! This puts a whole different perspective on the history of Jews/blacks in America. I don't think the blacks are going to like the Jews so much after reading this story. They have been taught whitey did them wrong. What will they do when they find out that Jewish families made big money off the black slave trade? Read this story and see what you think!

http://www.iamthewitness.com/books/Walter.Whi...
Lou Voren

Costa Mesa, CA

#2 Aug 21, 2008
Apologies were already given; not by empty words that soon fade away; but by actions such as, for example:

---The Civil War, where U.S. citizens, both African American and Caucasian died to end slavery;

---The Emancipation Proclamation;

---Enactment of the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments to the U.S. Constitution;

---The decision in Brown v. Board of Education and its progeny;

---Enactment of the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act;

---Spending $2.5 trillion since the enactment of those laws, plus "affirmative action" set-asides to intentionally hold-back more qualified persons just so the historically oppressed.

These are only a few examples that come immediately to mind; yet, there is still such an entitlement attitude out there.

Maybe these words may speak better:

"We can't blame white people.... Brown v. Board is no longer the white person's problem.... for all the success in breaking down barriers to equal opportunity in America, you wouldn't know that anyone had done a damned thing.... What the hell good is Brown v. Board of Education if nobody wants it?" [Words of William "Bill" Cosby, Ed.D, spoken at the Fiftieth Anniversary celebration of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, as quoted by Juan Williams in his Book ENOUGH, Crown Publishers, New York, NY, copyright 2006, pp. 8 - 11.]

ENOUGH!!!! Three generations have already squandered the gifts that were given to them. It is time for so-called professional victims to "ante-up" and perform, rather making a living by constant demands for validation, vindication and more entitlements.

NO MORE EXCUSES AND NO MORE ENTITLEMENT ATTITUDES!!!

If you can not achieve after all the preferences that have been given just to give you an advantage, YOU ALL DESERVE WHATEVER MISERY BEFALLS YOU.

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