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    If your mind finds slavery redeemed at least a little by the thought that some owners were kind, that is your mind's declaration that one human owning another is perhaps not that horrific, so long as certain standards are upheld. If your mind can see no link between generations of stubborn attempts to keep the descendants of slaves in poverty and the generations of poverty that ensued, that is your mind's declaration that all of that history was so banal and expected as to not even require thought. We hear about school dances that are segregated to this very day—but some wags profess to be baffled as to how that ever could have happened, much less have continued. We look at a picture of the now-congressman being beaten for demanding his rights in his younger years, a black and white picture of the very same man that you can meet and shake hands with and talk to directly today, and wags will tell us to dismiss what the man says, because he has an agenda. Because the problem, whatever that was, has been solved
    Exactly. You wrote this so well.

    Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

    by moviemeister76 on Sun Mar 16, 2014 at 11:57:08 AM PDT

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