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America’s Original Sin

 
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05 November 2019 11:53
 

https://theweek.com/articles/860454/americas-original-sin

This one page article reminds us what made the United States powerful and rich. 

Slavery’s imprint on the present

“The abolition of slavery did not end white supremacy. Wealthy white Southerners lost most of their wealth right after the Civil War, but regained most of it by re-establishing the region’s aristocracy and oppressive racial hierarchy. When federal troops were pulled out of the South in 1877, ending Reconstruction, the newly freed slaves were violently locked out of political and economic life. Many were forced into sharecropping, an exploitative form of pseudo-slavery. Northern politicians embraced legal and de facto segregation as well. African-Americans fleeing apartheid regimes in the South were squeezed into economically depressed slums by dis­crimi­na­tory lending laws. A century of legal dis­crimi­na­tion crippled black families’ ability to get decent educations, find jobs, buy homes, and build wealth. That legacy endures. In 2016, the average black family had a net worth of $17,600, compared with $171,000 for the average white family.

Take a few minutes to read the rest of this article which begins in 1619 when an English privateer ship named the White Lion carrying between 20 and 30 Africans in chains landed at Point Comfort in Virginia.  https://theweek.com/articles/860454/americas-original-sin

https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2017/02/trump-fbi-files-discrimination-case-235067 

 

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05 November 2019 12:48
 

We had another original sin, as well - what happened to indigenous Americans.  But slavery has haunted us the longest.  I’m not sure we will ever erase the stain.

 
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05 November 2019 21:43
 

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

 
 
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05 November 2019 23:56
 
GAD - 05 November 2019 09:43 PM

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

history doesn’t repeat, but it rhymes.

Some people like Richard Spencer want to make damn sure that history will repeat itself.

 
 
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05 November 2019 23:58
 
GAD - 05 November 2019 09:43 PM

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

Most of us would like to move on, but backwards-ass, racist whites insist we live in their past.

 
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Skipshot - 05 November 2019 11:58 PM
GAD - 05 November 2019 09:43 PM

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

Most of us would like to move on, but backwards-ass, racist whites insist we live in their past.

Not really, a tiny number of assholes would like the future to be like the past, but we can make the future not be like the past by simply moving on.

 
 
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06 November 2019 00:12
 
GAD - 05 November 2019 09:43 PM

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

If I steal your car, and I say this to you… does that mean I get to keep your car?

 
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06 November 2019 00:17
 
GAD - 06 November 2019 12:09 AM
Skipshot - 05 November 2019 11:58 PM
GAD - 05 November 2019 09:43 PM

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

Most of us would like to move on, but backwards-ass, racist whites insist we live in their past.

Not really, a tiny number of assholes would like the future to be like the past, but we can make the future not be like the past by simply moving on.

so why are Republicans re-segregating their voter districts?
Why does the WH and the GOP leadership look whiter than a Klan’s sheet?

 
 
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06 November 2019 00:17
 
Garret - 06 November 2019 12:12 AM
GAD - 05 November 2019 09:43 PM

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

If I steal your car, and I say this to you… does that mean I get to keep your car?

Your an idiot, moving on.

 
 
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06 November 2019 00:21
 
Twissel - 06 November 2019 12:17 AM
GAD - 06 November 2019 12:09 AM
Skipshot - 05 November 2019 11:58 PM
GAD - 05 November 2019 09:43 PM

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

Most of us would like to move on, but backwards-ass, racist whites insist we live in their past.

Not really, a tiny number of assholes would like the future to be like the past, but we can make the future not be like the past by simply moving on.

so why are Republicans re-segregating their voter districts?

To get more power of course, but it’s not illegal, the Dems would never draw or undraw a line that cost them votes, does that mean that want slavery back? Of course not, no more then the vast vast majority of Republicans do.

 
 
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06 November 2019 00:36
 
GAD - 06 November 2019 12:21 AM

To get more power of course, but it’s not illegal, the Dems would never draw or undraw a line that cost them votes, does that mean that want slavery back? Of course not, no more then the vast vast majority of Republicans do.

In other words, you agree that Republicans are relying on history to win elections—

So how can we move on when they won’t?

 
 
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06 November 2019 02:49
 
GAD - 05 November 2019 09:43 PM

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

Yes, we are moving on, limping forever from our self-inflicted wound.  But at least maybe we can avoid doing it again.

 
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06 November 2019 05:59
 
GAD - 06 November 2019 12:17 AM
Garret - 06 November 2019 12:12 AM
GAD - 05 November 2019 09:43 PM

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

If I steal your car, and I say this to you… does that mean I get to keep your car?

Your an idiot, moving on.

My idiot is moving on where?  I don’t own an idiot.  This statement is confusing.

 
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06 November 2019 07:26
 
Twissel - 06 November 2019 12:36 AM
GAD - 06 November 2019 12:21 AM

To get more power of course, but it’s not illegal, the Dems would never draw or undraw a line that cost them votes, does that mean that want slavery back? Of course not, no more then the vast vast majority of Republicans do.

In other words, you agree that Republicans are relying on history to win elections—

So how can we move on when they won’t?

I didn’t agree to anything.

 
 
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06 November 2019 07:27
 
EN - 06 November 2019 02:49 AM
GAD - 05 November 2019 09:43 PM

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

Yes, we are moving on, limping forever from our self-inflicted wound.  But at least maybe we can avoid doing it again.

Not really, we are actually OK, just some of us are hypochondriacs.

 
 
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06 November 2019 08:59
 
GAD - 06 November 2019 07:27 AM
EN - 06 November 2019 02:49 AM
GAD - 05 November 2019 09:43 PM

You can not change or fix the past, move on.

Yes, we are moving on, limping forever from our self-inflicted wound.  But at least maybe we can avoid doing it again.

Not really, we are actually OK, just some of us are hypochondriacs.

Have you ever seen “Trading Places” with Eddie Murphy?  Would you really like to trade places with an average black guy?

 
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