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Are blacks justified in being angry at whites because of the past?

Asked by: Adam2isback
  • Time is not merely enough to erase cruelty

    Black people were taken away from their countries, mostly those in Western Africa, and used as slaves in America. All this happened against their will. When they were eventually freed, most of them went to settle in Liberia. They might have been freed, but giving them freedom wasn't enough for the white man to fix his mistakes. He was the one who denied them freedom in the first place. When he eventually decided to let them go, he let them go without any form of compensation for exploiting them and wasting their time. With the coming of industrialization, the white man abandoned black people. Unlike machines, black peope needed to be fed an they required basic human needs. The white man saw the machine as being way better than black slaves and decided to abandon blacks whilst disguising this decision as generosity. Now, my point is that the black man was abandoned when his labour was no longer needed. In addition, the blacks never got compensation for their time and labour. Wounds heal but scars stay the same. The black man might lose aggression for the white man over time but these memories will always be part of black heritage and they will invoke anger. The black people are justified for their anger towards whites.

  • They're fellow and equal Americans, and should act as such.

    Their ancestors came over to America, and were offered the choice to leave. Those that did leave now live in Liberia. The ones that stayed, because they liked it here, took it into their heads that they were entitled to be treated as fellow and equal Americans, and they were right. Anything more is an attempt at a guilt trip. You don't see a mass exodus when their self-appointed leaders get angry about how they're being repressed. If they were indeed being repressed, they wouldn't get the kind of media attention they're getting.
    In other words, and this goes for everyone, welcome to America. If you have a legitimate grievance, get evidence and present it to those who can do something about it. If you're being a media hog and complaining about how drugs and stuff are keeping your buddies down, do something about the drugs and stuff. Leave us out of it. If you riot, take care to only wreck your own stuff. If not, we're perfectly entitled to defend ourselves and our property. If you protest, you are exercising First Amendment, as are all the idiots who boo and catcall.
    In short, they are not only in the wrong, they're too rooted in the past to see the future.

  • Hell no, whites were slaves to blacks first

    Back in Athenians/Spartans time white Europeans were sold to Africans (obviously in Africa) to be slaves. So honestly it was just karma. Also, many people nowadays aren't racist. It's in the past. Let's just learn about and from it then move on. Also many black people (if they use their time and life right) get a lot of perks. And are able to call someone "racist" and get away with it even if they aren't. Honestly, the blacks just need to get off their soapbox because it's done and over with. No one cares

  • It is racist to judge by skin color.

    I want to correct the poster of this opinion by saying that not all black people judge by skin color. Dr. King was a shining example of this. Dr. King promoted racial tolerance and I feel that other people should do the same. I have a dream that one day people should be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

  • What about the good we did?

    I'm white, and I disagree and hate everything white people did to blacks.
    What they need to know is that Abraham Lincon stopped slavery in America and he was white
    Also, the past is behind us, like Malala Yousafzai said, we must love each other no matter what our color, culture, or beliefs.
    Hate is a strong word too!

  • Its completely insane

    One being black and hating against whites because of the past is completely insane and thus barbaric. America and other western countries had decades long realised this fact and hence had imposed equal rights to blacks and whites. In my view a citizen must abide to country's law and view white bereft of hate and despise.
    Next, how come the blacks hate to whites because of something wrong their ancenstors had done? They are wholly just because they were not the one to impose slavery,actions against the black, yeah their ancestors did. This slightly corresponds to ISIS's brutual acts against sunnis and kurds. Plethora of sunnis and kurds are being slaughtered,killed because of past rivalry which is not justified.

  • Hell no, whites were slaves to blacks first

    Back in Athenians/Spartans time white Europeans were sold to Africans (obviously in Africa) to be slaves. So honestly it was just karma. Also, many people nowadays aren't racist. It's in the past. Let's just learn about and from it then move on. Also many black people (if they use their time and life right) get a lot of perks. And are able to call someone "racist" and get away with it even if they aren't. Honestly, the blacks just need to get off their soapbox because it's done and over with. No one cares

  • Not at all

    Honestly, where and when does it end. Blacks today have not been in slavery. They don't deal with the injustice that existed in the 1950s and 1960s. I doubt the anger is going to stop with whites. Also for those who are not black or white, their attitude is unacceptable.

  • Past has passed

    Slavery in general was a human thing. Every race did this. Advanced civilizations of the 19th century ended the practice.

    There are prejudice laws and government policies, however, in most advanced civilizations these are illegal and punishable by the legal system.

    This leaves perception and tales based on fear. I doubt the enslaved people of the past would want their ancestors living in fear, yet they do. Who can forgive the past? Who can apologize for the past? No one can.

    We are all humans. And we were all slaves at one point.

    Time to judge people by character and not by your own fears and tales of woe.

  • Blacks at born with low IQ hence their low position in society wherever their go.

    Asians too were ill treated wherever their go but after 3 generation to climb to par with the native race. If IQ and attitude plays no part in this difference between blacks and Asians then I don't know what is? The Asians success story in USA are the counter argument to everything the retarded left is fanatically preaching.

  • Stop preaching hate.

    To stop preaching hate , the first thing is to not show the younger generation how much you hate.As adults we set the example. The second thing don't teach them to look back to much. Looking back too much only fuels the hate. We also have to be honest with ourselves that Africians in Africa were enslaving their own people and selling thier own people to white Europeans as well. Therefore those AFRICIANS WHO SOLD SLAVES TO EUROPEANS ARE JUST AS GUILTY. So with that said we both share that responsibility AFRICIANS and EUROPEANS. If we keep looking back it's like driving a car forward on a busy highway and constantly looking back. The result is a mess. So lets look foward when were driving forward.


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