“I do not recall the Viet Cong asking me if I was a natural born or Naturalized American before they shot at me, they just shot at all of us “ f107HyperSabr
If Obama can do it, everyone can. Its time to stop making excuses for a race of people due to something that happened 150 f'n years ago.
If Coach Carter can get a group of inner city school basketball players to improve their grades and get into college while also excelling at basketball, then there is no excuse as to why kids in inner city schools aren't doing better, except for the fact that they are missing a little parental involvement, which is what Coach Carter was a substitute for.
Anyone who thinks slavery is gone from the world is sadly out of touch.
Africa is a continent, not a country. "Africa" didn't sell us slaves, Arabs did. It has almost always been the case that Arabs from the North of the continent (i.e. Egypt) come down to the Southern nations to capture blacks from villages who have no means of defending themselves. European Imperialism enabled this further. Even today, the slave trade exists in full swing. The Arabs still come down from the North as they have for thousands of years, and lead chain gangs of slaves out of their traditional villages and territories for sale on the market. Many of them are children, and especially young girls who can double as slaves and prostitutes.
The U.S. and the slave traders are two sides of the slavery coin and both are responsible. Although slavery is not directly present in the Western world today, the West still enables it by supporting foreign economies who rely on cheap labour provided by indentured servants in sweatshops. Countries that have a shortage of cheap labourers often turn to the slave trade, or they turn a blind eye to companies who willingly trade in human beings.
Secondly, even if the above is true, what does an appology to American blacks accomplish? What does any appology from our Congress accomplish? Nothing. It is an empty and worthless jesture that took up valuable time the Congress could have been using to address today's problems. The slave trade is going to continue in Africa until the Africans stop it, U.S. involvement will only breed resentment.
“Justitia suum cuique distribuit” Justice renders to every one his due