Should Black People Forgive White People for Slavery?

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Terrell Wheatherby

Hayward, CA

#1 Jun 11, 2007
Unequivocally not!!!

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Since: May 07

lapeer, Michigan

#2 Jun 11, 2007
what is there to forgive? Did I miss something? I think the ones that should(n't) be forgiven have been long dead by now. Besides, many white people in America didn't come from ancestors that had anything to do with slavery. I'm white with indian blood. I'm so confused, should I hate myself for stealing my land????????

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Since: May 07

In memory of my Sophia

#3 Jun 11, 2007
Terrell, what good does being angry about it now? If I could, I'd un-do what my ancestors did. But I'm definitely not responsible for their behaviour. Slavery was reprehensible, horrid, brutal...but being angry about it now doesn't resolve anything and could potentially give you a lot more issues. Stomach ulcers for one!
Eric

Nomans Land, MA

#4 Jun 11, 2007
No. Black slaves should definitely not forgive their former white masters unless they think they should.

In other news I found out today that my neighbor's great grandson stole a watch from my great grandfather. I have decided to forgive my neighbor. I am so kind.

Since: Apr 07

Waipahu, HI

#5 Jun 11, 2007
jimwings wrote:
I'm white with indian blood. I'm so confused, should I hate myself for stealing my land????????
Yes, you should definitely become emo.

Since: Mar 07

Bethesda, MD

#6 Jun 11, 2007
jimwings wrote:
I'm so confused, should I hate myself for stealing my land????????
Just ur white parent.

Since: Mar 07

Bethesda, MD

#7 Jun 11, 2007
Terrell Wheatherby wrote:
Unequivocally not!!!
All the slave owners are dead and gone and if ur black and you still hate white people based on slavery u should seek therepy. i don't hate or forgive white people for slavery, because both are pointless, but hate that the effects of slavery are still present 200+ years later.

Since: Apr 07

Waipahu, HI

#8 Jun 11, 2007
Bobby Drake wrote:
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All the slave owners are dead and gone and if ur black and you still hate white people based on slavery u should seek therepy. i don't hate or forgive white people for slavery, because both are pointless, but hate that the effects of slavery are still present 200+ years later.
Funny how blacks seem to be the only people unable to get over it. There were asian slaves in that era too, but they're doing just fine today. Better than fine, actually.

http://www.asian-nation.org/first.shtml

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Since: May 07

lapeer, Michigan

#9 Jun 11, 2007
Bobby Drake wrote:
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Just ur white parent.
Now I'm really confused!! My white parent wasn't here during the slave era either..........besides, I had two wonderful parents, that taught me not to judge based on appearances and culture. Too bad that isn't true for much of our racist society. If everyone had the parents I had, racism wouldn't exist.

Since: Mar 07

Bethesda, MD

#10 Jun 11, 2007
Writing in Paradise wrote:
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Funny how blacks seem to be the only people unable to get over it. There were asian slaves in that era too, but they're doing just fine today. Better than fine, actually.
http://www.asian-nation.org/first.shtml
apples and oragnes my bubble dwelling e-friend. the WHOLE ASIAN RACE was transported to the united states with the SOLE PURPOSE of being slaves. When slavery was over, there weren't any klans going around lynching asians. Asians were only about a fourth of the population blacks were. so many differences, apples and oranges

Since: Mar 07

Bethesda, MD

#11 Jun 11, 2007
jimwings wrote:
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Now I'm really confused!! My white parent wasn't here during the slave era either..........besides, I had two wonderful parents, that taught me not to judge based on appearances and culture. Too bad that isn't true for much of our racist society. If everyone had the parents I had, racism wouldn't exist.
a silly anwser for a silly question.

Since: Apr 07

Waipahu, HI

#12 Jun 11, 2007
Bobby Drake wrote:
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apples and oragnes my bubble dwelling e-friend. the WHOLE ASIAN RACE was transported to the united states with the SOLE PURPOSE of being slaves. When slavery was over, there weren't any klans going around lynching asians. Asians were only about a fourth of the population blacks were. so many differences, apples and oranges
Either you did some mistyping in that, or you're even more nonsensical than I thought.
Scottish Girl

Auburn Hills, MI

#13 Jun 11, 2007
Mama-san wrote:
Terrell, what good does being angry about it now? If I could, I'd un-do what my ancestors did. But I'm definitely not responsible for their behaviour. Slavery was reprehensible, horrid, brutal...but being angry about it now doesn't resolve anything and could potentially give you a lot more issues. Stomach ulcers for one!
I agree! and just because a person is white doesn't mean he/she didn't have black ancestors,and vice versa.
Bubba Redneck

United States

#16 Jun 11, 2007
Know who sold the black slaves into slavery? Their own kind!! Africans selling Africans to Europeans for transport to America to be slaves to (mostly) Southerners.
The Northerners had people who were no better treated than the slaves.....the Irish.
The Asian were indeed brought over here for cheap (or free) labor, much like Mexicans today.
I am no more guilty for what my ancestors did than anyone else alive today. There is nothing I can do about the past. I just try to live in the present and treat everyone the same. Even if I do tell bad jokes in poor taste.........
old vet

New Castle, PA

#17 Jun 11, 2007
Which white people?

“END THE FED!”

Since: Feb 07

DON'T TREAD ON ME!!!!

#18 Jun 11, 2007
Dig out the archives, find the names of those who purported it, and then decide if you want to forgive them or not. Makes no difference to them, or us.
That last generation paid a hefty price already though, over 600000 dead from the war that freed them; and the south ground into desperate poverty.

Since: Apr 07

Waipahu, HI

#19 Jun 12, 2007
Bubba Redneck wrote:
Know who sold the black slaves into slavery? Their own kind!! Africans selling Africans to Europeans for transport to America to be slaves to (mostly) Southerners.
Yep. The blacks enslaved themselves. Maybe they should apologize to themselves and get over it.
irtia

Pittsburgh, PA

#22 Jun 12, 2007
no, blacks shouldn't forgive them and instead should walk around all stressed out over it all the time and contantly thinking about it and devoting all their spare time to recalling how it was for their ancestors and walking around very pissed off and continually daydreaming of killing those whiteys for what they had done and refusing to even look a whitey in the face and refusing to work for a whitey & feed the whitey's system and live in the back woods in a shack and wait for the day they can commit genocide on the whiteys because that's the least they deserve.

OMG. what a stupid question. can you imagine someone living the way i just described? hahahahahahahahaa...get a life, for real.
hal the computer

New York, NY

#23 Jun 12, 2007
the real question is can the blacks forgive their own ancestors who took their own as slaves? now that's a kicker!
Gemrats

Ladson, SC

#24 Jun 12, 2007
Richard,
Yes there is a god and people reap what they sow. It seems that you are sowing hatred and you have your hand out for reperations (it is actually spelled reparations) because your ancestors were exploited by the white folks a long time ago.

Maybe you and your black families ought to go back to Africa to the tribe of your ancestors to live so you can experience their way of life. Then you may realize just how the white folks have improved your status in life and you may even be grateful for all that you have without reperation.

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