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if you went to a prison and took a man that had been shackled for the last 5 years and put him in a race right after being de-shackled, would it be fair?
Originally posted by Halcy0n
Ok so let me get this right... Since the African Americans of America's recent past were slaves for a century, they have suddenly done more hard work than millennia of accomplishments and hard work from all other races???
Analogy Fails. The African Americans of today have never been slaves so how can they be compared to a man in shackles. It been 50 years since the Civil Rights Movement, America is hardly new to the idea of a racially equal country. How are African Americans, or any other race/gender supposed to be so handicapped in society? They are given the same opportunities as everyone. Why should Caucasians suddenly be shackled for events greatly predating them?
You think that I, a hard working Caucasians, should have to pay African Americans reparations because my ancestors MAY HAVE been a part of their ancestors POSSIBLE slavery. Hmm that sounds so amazing I can't believe I didn't think of this sooner / (end sarcasm). No way do I believe in reparations for an event taking place over a century ago.
so, those who were enslaved should get nothing for their hard work?
Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
african americans have done more hard work than any other group in the history of the united states
Originally posted by ubermunche
Blacks were dragged there in chains, robbed of there own cultural identity and heritage .....
Originally posted by mondegreen
For thousands of years the caucasian, white, aryan, european race has dominated the world in politics, trade,war, stability and the building of a civilized world.
Today; because of what has happened in the past those same decedents are being punished with laws to not allow then to rise any higher then a piece of paper states that they can. It does not matter really whether your in america or not really, the things that built empires in the olde world is now causing a back lash to the white race as we granted freedom to the native populations around the world.
The biggest we are seeing the the rise of China, and states of south america.
Should one race or several races be allowed to have favored abilities to step ahead of whites just because of something that happened hundreds of years ago or even fifty years ago. No of course not, to pass laws to favor one race above another for any reason is nothing more then political racism.
Should we consider the abilities of others to do things the best way and not allow failures just to satisify a political law. Of course we should not, eveyone should be equal in work, community, church, school, and laws of this land. When we hide behind a politically correct law, what are we doing id destroying the fabric of that nation.