One interesting thing about slavery that you hardly hear mentioned is that other blacks (possibly rival tribes) are the people that captured and sold the slaves to the white (mostly Dutch) slavers. The white guys didn't go into the jungle; they waited on the docks, with the cash, beads, and trinkets, whatever. So blacks are equally responsible, at least in some respects. Besides, before the whites ever came these tribes would often make slaves of conquers enemies.
Hmmm...not sure where you have conversations. Black people here (in the USA) talk about it all the time when anyone talks about going to Africa or HIV in Africa. You have any proof that no one mentions it?
Its called the "Black Card" I don't think black people even care about their ancestors being slaves. They are just milking the situation to get more freebies in life.
Bullshit! Crawl back in the backwards hole you came from. It's not a card. I can't be black when it's convienent and not black when it's hard. And it can be hard. I was walking with my infant son less than a month ago when I heard 'fuckin' nigger' hurled from a passing car. Where was my 'black card' then? I would dismiss it if it were the only time it happened, but happens about once every other month. If that's what someone feels like saying in the safety of their passing car, God only knows what things are like in other situations.
black people were built into our system in the same way oil is built into our system now. we can't just say, okay black folks, you can leave your harnesses at the door - go get in line with everyone else. we just create messy problems that way, don't we? white people resent the fact that we're standing in line with cattle ("they're taking all our jobs, they are!") and black people have to relearn who they are.
Taboo, you make really great points.
The difference is in the part of yoru statement I quoted. Those looking for a handout will look a long time, and whine a lot. Those who decide to do something, accomplish it - and they did not get favortism or "reparations" to get there.
You are right, it is attitude. But attitude is not going to be changed by any kind of entitlement. It is something you have or do not, and it has nothing to do with skin color or creed.
Therein lies your myth. The majority of people receiving gov't handouts are not black. Yes, they make up a disproportionate amount but not the majority. So are you also saying that white people or any other ethnicity doesn't whine about their circumstances?