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Re: “Loy Mauch update: The Republican rep is on record on slavery, too

Those individuals who defend slavery are ones who were not directly effected by the negative results of it. They were most often descendants of the perpetrators. If they were in our shoes their conversation would not be as it is. It has been 147 years since the end of slavery and people of African descent are still feeling ramifications of that horrid era. It's easy for the perpetrators and their descendants to stand back and act like they've done nothing wrong. They weren't forcibly separated from their families and brought to some foreign place, forced to work for someone else, have their mothers raped by countless numbers of men, falsely accused to doing wrong, unfed, underfed, beaten for trying to escape the travesty of slavery or had their culture beaten out of them. All they did was commit the act upon us and tried with the Native American with no successful results, tried with the Asian American with no successful results. No, we're not grateful for any mistreatment of our ancestors and we will not ever accept anything that tries to make us believe that it was justifiable, permissible or condoned in anyway. Tell these two individuals and anyone else who thinks like them, it's easy to say anything when you're not the victim. Take a walk in my shoes and see how it feels.

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Posted by Shahid Raki on 10/12/2012 at 8:48 AM

 

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