Both white and black?
What safeguards are there to protect the minority against the majority (of any color)?
The US Constitution was in place for 78 years before slaves were emancipated,100 years before Native Americans were even considered humans in the eyes of the "White Mans Law,133 years before the 19th amendment was passed,136 years before my mothers tribe was made US citizens,and 177 years before the end of "Jim Crow".
It wasn't until 1978(age 15) that I was no longer forced into a Government Run Baording School For Native Americans (i.e. a Christianity Indoctrination Center).
Just stating the facts.
I fully agree with what MLK said and stood for.
My father marched in Selma and endured arrests,beatings,waterhosings, just so I can have the rights I enjoy.
And while philosophically I do not believe in Affirmative Action, excuse my skepticism and hesitation about the need to get rid of Affirmative Action just yet.
The reason that there is such a thing as "legal" and "illegal" immigration is through conquest and ethnic cleansing by a foreign invader.
On September 17, 1787,the year the US Constitution was drafted,no one asked the Indigenous,Black or Female (which would have constituted a majority of the inhabitants) what their thoughts on forming a "New Nation".
That was done by a relatively small handfull of white property owners.
It was recognized by European countries who were already in the process of carving up the rest of the planet for their purposes.
Funny how a lot of people seem to forget that.
People coming into this country "illegally" may be in the wrong,but at least they haven't tried to commit ethnic cleansing/genocide on the one already here.
Since the only basis for that argument is the fact that the majority speaks the language,you could just as easily argue that since the majority of the people of this country are christian,anyone who wishes to be an American should become Christian.
History has shown,time and time again,that people who "discriminate" against other human beings have a nasty habit of doing very ugly things to the people they're discriminating against.
Again,just saying the truth.
Last edited by tacomancer; 06-19-11 at 07:05 AM.
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