(following frm last question) not saying we shud not move on and hate all whites cuz i dont but...?
Stop trying to pretend it never happened and how can someone say slavery shud still b around today?
"yeah so what... if u ask me we should Neva have abolished, think of all the extra luxuries we cud hav"
thats someone's answer to one of my past questions so stop coming down on me and look at some of my past questions and the responses.
BY THE WAY! Wasn't the Rodney king incident just in the 90s and tha serial killer in New Yor that was killing black men and cutting out their hearts? hmmm...a long way from the 1800s
and didn't u c how black were treated during the flood in new orleans? Oh...ofcourse u didn't cuz we're just complaining for no reason right
u guys just understand that i'm not dwelling on the past. if blacks hadn't risen above slavery, we wouldn't be where we r today. You might not be racist but u have to understand that it is a real issue and it does exist and its happening today. So try to understand where we're coming form. I moved to england from Jamaica. and sinced i've been here i've already been verbally attacked on the bus countless amout of times simply for being black. So try and understand
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
NOBODY intelligent is saying that slavery should still be around. We just think it't time to get over it. I personally never owned a slave nor do I know anyone who has. I have nothing to feel guilty for, and I don't!
- jennilaine777Lv 41 decade ago
How can you base all your actions and acusations on people today on something that happened with someone's great-grandparents 100 years ago? I base my oppinions and judgements on people when they are in my face and talking to me at the moment. The germans killed the jews, and you don't see the jews hating everyone who is German. And you don't see Japanese hating Americans. They are not basing their opinions on us taking them into concentration camps during WW2. Hate is ignorance. Blind and idiotic. Hate crime has worse consequences than crime for a reason. Peope who hate are the people I think are stupid. They are the only people I wouldn't mind seeing punished on a desert island far away with nothing but a few knofes so they can get their own food and kill each other if they want.
I'm not saying it never happened, the whole slavery thing. I'm saying that people saw that it was wrong, and corrected their actions. It was against the constitutional rights of any human being living in this country. Of course they would stop it and free the slaves one day if it weren't for the civil war, there would be a way.
So, can you go back in time and correct it? Can I? Can anyone stop the past from happening? No. So, it happened. Get on with your life and stop dwelling on the past. You can't get to first base without leaving home plate behind. You have to let it go before you learn ANYTHING new. Find a new hobby. Find a way to free slaves in China and in other countries. Be a stronger woman for what you've learned. Read Maya Angelou's books of poetry! Read her story then ask yourself how much you really need to strive on remembering the past... which you probably weren't even alive to witness anyways.
Should I hate all Japanese cause they bombed Pearl Harbor? Should hate all Germans cause they killed Jews? Should I hate all Iraqi's or all Lebonans or all Isralies? Why not just hate everyone, and not trust anyone because I'm sick to death of what everyone's ancestors did and said.
I'm being sarcastic here I know.
I want everyone to love everyone, and that's hard to do when people are obsessing with the past.
I didn't read your last question. I just got a little carried away.
What was your question? LOL!
- JamieLv 51 decade ago
Ummmm.. well, myself personally... I was born in the 1970's... and slavery had been abolished long ago. My ancestors came here in the early 1900's, and were so poor they probably were slaves. You can't blame me, or my parents, or my grandparents for slavery. It sucks that it happened, but it didn't happen to you. If you could get over this feeling that you are owed something that you never suffered from, and stop making an issue out of it and letting the media lead you around like a blind rat to keep us divided so that we can never be of one mind and one accord, then maybe, just maybe, America can be a better place.
Were you born in America? So was I. That makes us brothers and sisters, and NOTHING else matters beyond that...NOTHING!!!
To all of those that say that slavery should be around today, or look down on anyone because of their skin color, God knows who you are, and when you are faced with him, he will turn you away and treat you like you treated others. Heaven, at least as far as you racists are concerned, is a restricted community. The only people allowed there are the people who love their brethren, and not Racist trash!!!!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
YOU didn't' RISE from slavery, you WERE SAVED from it, by the DEATHS of thousands of men and boys, WHITE men and boys. Sheeesh, will you STOP! New Orleans was NOT a racial incident. The Mayor(black) did NOT do his job. Other areas have been hit by hurricanes and have been devastated. NO ONE ELSE got a $2000 debit card, no one else got relocated, no one else has Habitat for Humanity building them new houses. They pull themselves up by their boot straps and get to work and rebuild with out looking for a friggin' handout. What are you, about 12 years old? Last time I looked, Mississippi looked like a lot of black folk lived there. And MI got hammered by Katrina also. Here in Maine, we got hammered with an ICE STORM in '98. We had NO POWER for almost a MONTH, IN JANUARY, no rioting took place, no shelters were destroyed, NO ONE got a "check in the mail" to spend at the liquor store. So you tell me why it is "different". Keep in mind, January is very cold up here in Maine. Very cold.
You moved to England from Jamaica??? Why on EARTH would you do that mon??? If you are getting verbally abused on the bus, I must ask, what are you doing???? No one here in the US would do that, You could call the ACLU or Jesse Jackson and you'd be able to sue for a hate crime.Source(s): P.S. It would help your "cause" if you were to learn to spell. It is SHOULD, not shud, FROM, not frm, BECAUSE,not cuz I, not i, DON'T, not don't etc. This is NOT an IM forum. Spell correctly and you MAY be taken a bit more seriouslly.
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- Mr. VersatileLv 41 decade ago
Hmmm. Again, see my last response to your previous uneducated statements.
You bring up the Rodney King deal. Very interesting. Weren't all the officers involved in that prosecuted? Be that as it may, remember, think back to, oh wait, didn't Reginald Denny get nearly beaten to death by a brick just after the Rodney King incident? Forgot that did you? Of course, the identified assailants were never prosecuted!
Let it go! You are only festering and fueling the fires for hatred, the very same thing you are protesting!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Kimberly, what are you getting at? Racism is everywhere, not just here. It has existed since mankind has existed. Anyone who can try to rationalize slavery is just ignorant. Because, chances are, their "people" ...meaning ancestory.....have been enslaved at some point in history too. I feel terrible that people are still judged by the color of their skin, their religion, or whatever, but I can't live my life angry and upset over all the jerks in this world. I come from an Irish ancestory, and theres garbage to deal with there, too. But one thing I'd like to point out. It seems you are saying "us" and "you" as "us black" and "you white." If not, I appologize, but if yu are, that makes you a hypocrite.......because then YOU are judging (and stereotyping)
- 1 decade ago
Kimberly, If you still want to blame someone today for slavery,then you better blame yourself for enslaving your mind. There were many races who fought against slavery, so everyone in our country could be free. How many things have you done to help not only people of your race,but other fellow Americans. Remember it not your race that makes you good or bad it's what in side you. We all bleed red.
Neither left or right red or blue,just an American who sees our country going down hill in the fast lane. Msgt. Ret. Viet Nam Vet
- Anonymous1 decade ago
America can Never forget the Mistakes of our Past. BUT we also cannot allow those Mistakes to disrupt the present. We can't go back in time and change what happend. But African Americans cannot continue to hold America responsible for what was a Mistake 200 years ago. America Needs to Move Forward.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
How many hundreds of years is it going to take for you to shut the hell up about something that doesn't happen anymore? Who exactly are you mad at? Me? I don't own any slaves, and never have. I don't know any other white people who have either. Why don't you go bother the Germans for what Hitler did? Find something meaningful to do with your time. Is this the most important thing you can think of to ask questions about? Be gone!
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Given that nobody alive remembers the slavery of Britain and the Americas first hand, it is absurd to attribute the problems of today to that error.
It is used today as a subtle form of racism in the justification of hatred of caucasians.