I admit that I did not know of this Rosewood, Fl incident. My folks have been in Florida before it became a State in 1845 so thank you. I must admit the articles I just read on Rosewood had familiar Sur names.<quoted text>The conversation didn't take the turn you think it did.
Roberta compared the building of the mosque/Islamic community center near ground zero to a theoretical Klan memorial on the site of the Rosewood, Florida (1922) race riot.
Further comparison was made between al Qaeda's claim to represent/defend Islam and the Klan's claim to represent white people and/or Christianity.
There was no guilt involved, as the reference on all sides was historical.
It can happen, you know.
Im still not so impress I admit. The reason is that, one; my family was involved in a Hatfield and Mccoy war of their own were many more died.
And second, the battle of Mariana, Fl were as during the Civil war mostly Colored soldiers descended on the town and corralled the people and murdered them. Lucky for me my direct ancestors was in the Calvary during that one and escaped the overwhelming odds.
Par for the course I suppose.