posted on Jan, 27 2004 @ 09:25 AM
As bad as slavery was, and as bad as the race problems are now, I agree with the ruling. Besides the fact that this was more of a trial for past
crimes, it was also going after the wrong people. It is almost a garantee that those running these companies now, are not the ones running it then.
Those running it back then are most likely all dead.
I feel for those who had ancestors that were slaves. It must really suck. I can't speak of being a slave or slave "owner" from personal experience.
On the same note, I doubt anyone today can claim they were a slave back then either.
The fact that the ancestors of slaves hold the past against the ancestors of slave owners really bugs me. That is the number one reason for racism on
any side of the story from any race these days, yet no one, of any color race or creed looks at this as "that was then, this is now". Things have
changed, but no one will let the past stay in the past. It really is a shame, as we are all equal and all the same, and not enough people seem willing
to accept that.