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Old 03-20-2013, 11:19 PM
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Plantation owners and their children owe gratitude for their lives to the slave who often kept them alive and cared for them.
I think the African would have been happy to stay un slaved.
Maybe. The records after the War of Northern Aggression show us that this was probably not a universal sentiment. But whether a born slave was would have been happier to have been born as someone else can never be known. On the other hand, it is almost certain that had his parents not been slaves, he'd have never been born at all, and none of his progeny would have been born either.

Look at it another way. Pick a black American, descended from slaves at random. Offer him a button that if he pushes it, will change history so that none of his ancestors were slaves, the past will be altered so that they were all born free in Africa. But also explain that none of the modern man'
s family, his children, his parent, his grandchildren, his grandparents or himself will likely have ever existed, and in the vanishingly small chance that any of them did, they'd lives out their short lives in crushing poverty, with near constant disease and parasitic infection, and education insufficient to understand that the Earth is round.

Do yo really think that he'd push the button?
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The civil rights movement came about BECAUSE OF slavery.
Girl, you're arguing with someone who doesn't even understand the subject under discussion. I doubt that she's ever heard of the Triangle Trade routes or has clue what slavery did for this nation's early years. What you're trying to do is get someone who's lived in a hut in the Sahara Desert their whole life to understand what a glacier is.
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Default Re: CPAC Participant Defends Slavery At Minority Outreach Panel:

Slavery was and is an abomination.Until at least the seventies it still went on under the radar in this country on commercial farms. It goes on still in pockets and with individuals seeking free housework or people selling children to rich men. Whether it was in ancient Rome or 18th century Georgia, it is evil to build a society on slave labor. All these indications that the master was kind to slaves is what southerners have told ourselves to deny the horror of it.
Our heritage and way of life (steel mills/canneries) can trace back to Polish immigrants being treated harshly but that doesn't make it ok that Polish immigrants were treated that way.
I am proud that we are enlightened from legalized prejudice as well as slavery. We are a greater country because of that than because we once owned humans.
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