Posted on 9/24/2017, 11:57:09 AM by Kaslin
It should be fairly obvious that picking scabs seldom promotes the healing of wounds. What percentage of the U.S. population thought race relations were good in 2008? What percentage thought they were good in 2016? For the eight years of the Obama Administration, race was a constant topic of discussion. Did it improve race relations or worsen them? In 2008, very few people were claiming the police were racist, and no one was shooting policemen (black and white) because of it. In 2008, no one was rioting over monuments to Confederate soldiers, or suggesting that the “Star-Spangled Banner” should not be sung, or that the Jefferson Memorial should be torn down because Thomas Jefferson owned slaves.
How many people reading this have owned at least one slave? Unless some readers have lived in the Middle East or held an executive position in the sex trade, the answer is surely zero. How many have been a slave? Again, unless someone has lived in the Middle East, or been the victim of the organized sex trade, the answer will be zero. Why are we talking about something in which we have not been directly involved?
Everyone reading this who is descended from a slave, please raise your hand. If you are white, and you did not put your hand up, think again, and put it up. From shortly after Adam and Eve got their eviction notice until the mid-19th century, slavery was the normal condition of the bulk of mankind. Surely, there is no one on this earth who does not have slaves in his family tree, including the crowned heads of Europe. Slavery is considered a racial issue today only because its last gasp in the Western world involved enslaved Africans.
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