We're discussing history. Just because this part of history is more controversial doesn't mean it shouldn't be talked about.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
The black race must forgive, and try to forget. If not fully forget then remember yet forgive. You do not see American Indians so up in arms as black people are today.
Do you want somebody who says you, "you know...I'll bet your life is really, really hard. I mean, being black must be incredibly difficult and you must suffer so much for it. I really wish I could to more to boost you up."
Or, do you want somebody who says, "Hey, you graduate from FSU? Awesome, what's your major, do you like it? How's the wife and kids?"
In other words, you want to be pitied and identified as a down trodden black man, or do you want to be respected and viewed as an indedendent, hardworking, contributing member of society? We don't have to forget slavery for the second choice, but we damn sure have to obsess over it for the first
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton