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    they want to sanitize history. I doubt many of the conservatives that oppose recognition feel shame. Instead, they want to preserve a narrative that America is shining light of a country (aka, exceptionalism). Our blemishes, including genocide of Native Americans and slavery, must therefore have been exaggerated.

    The other tendency is objection to feeling shame, guilt, or remorse for events of the past. I have often heard folks complain that they personally do not feel guilty because of slavery or genocide because it happened in the past and they had nothing to do with the atrocities.

    Be radical in your compassion.

    by DWG on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:00:30 AM PST

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