Originally posted by openlocks
I minored in History with a focus on African-American studies and majored in psychology, and now I am going for a masters in Neuropsychology. That is
why all of you who are claiming "facts" about history and genetics are being dismissed. I have spent tens of thousands of hours studying the
Also, only a pathological racist would blame American Slavery on Africans. That is insane. There were elitist Africans who played a large part in the
CAPTURING AND SALE of slaves, and this was already stated by me. They in no way, though, forced the Europeans to create the biggest slave market in
the history of the world... nor institutionalized slavery in the USA and made it a staple center for our economic prosperity, nor systematically
killed and bred people for genetic supremacy... on and on. Get over yourself and your Right-wing propaganda masters who keep you enslaved to
I'm late responding as I read the entire thread before doing so. This has to be the most pathetic thread I've ever read on ATS. My heart hurts for
My position in my response to you is from the Native American perspective. As a Native American, I, too, have experienced racism. I could list it,
but it would be counterproductive. Member "cetaphobic" claims that "There are people alive today who dealt with segregation and lynching" and
this is true. There are also people alive today who were taken as children from their homes and forced into schools where they had NA beaten out of
them. And today we have black kids playing the 'knock out' game mostly against whites and Asians. What about the flash robs? One form of racism
does not 'trump' another form, so please do NOT misinterpret what I'm saying - I'm just pointing out that our ancestors suffered abuse in history
and others are suffering abuse today.
Referring to your education cited above: in those studies, did you also learn that the "institution of slavery" was started by a black man?
Anthony Johnson was the first recognized slave holder in American
More proof of that? Johnson Family Court Cases (a .edu site,
. Africans first came to this Country as indentured servants, as did thousands of others who were non-black. Anthony came as an indentured
servant, was released, got wealthy and "imported" some people of his own, one of whom he 'won' the permanent 'rights' to in an Appeal case, thus
creating the first permanently enslaved black person. Anthony opened the door to the evil and others willingly followed the precedent he set.
Your ancestors were brought here by a triple evil - their own evil countrymen who sold them; the evil slavers who 'traded' in them and the evil
people who bought them. The evil people who bought them, however, were both white AND black.
You have consistently used "Rightwingers" in your posts. My political position is conservative, but I'm in no way a "Rightwinger;" however, I
have a white friend who would qualify under what most (not you) refer to as a "Rightwinger." She started her own business about 12 years ago. Who
was the first person she hired? A black lady. There have been a lot of personnel changes through the years, but who has remained with her all those
12 years? That first person she hired, that's who. That's just one little example. You are wrong to claim it is only the "Rightwingers" who act
as you claim and accuse. In the quoted post, you used "Right-wing propaganda masters," yet you come across as a "Left-wing propaganda master."
You placed your thread in "Social Issues," but it strikes me heavily that a more appropriate place for it would have been "Rants," as it seems you
came to accuse and belittle; not to provide or ask for answers. Social issues need ANSWERS. What answers have you offered? Sadly, none.
It's my opinion that there is no such thing as "reverse racism;" however, I do see WHY the phrase was coined because our society has made it taboo
to even consider that white people can have racism shown toward them - but they do. I see it every day - in public, online, in videos. It's there
and it's blatant. Do 2, 3 or 4 wrongs make a right?
Where are the ANSWERS we need? No one alive today committed the wrongs against our ancestors, neither yours nor mine. The NA community needs to fix
the NA community; the black community needs to fix the black community; and same for the whites, Asians and Hispanics. If we would concentrate on
cleaning up our own yards, perhaps then we could help one another?
There is so much more I would add, but there's no room. So, I'll end by saying please stop the hate. What is good for one is good for all. What
GOOD do you want to see? For WHOM do you want to see it? What ONE group deserves more? Why?