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  •  Good to see you here again. (7+ / 0-)

    I agree mostly with what you wrote.  In the case of descendants of the Diaspora you are entirely correct.  It is not entirely past.  As black women we work hard and are paid less.  Since my grandfather was a full blooded Cherokee I have a connection to the genocide that was manifest destiny for some.

    We cannot undue the past but I think it is important to recognize it.  Officially Black folk are still waiting for this country to acknowledge what three hundred years of unpaid labor meant to the building of this nation.  Unlike the Natives of this country we do not own casinos and did not get the forty acres and a mule.  Not even an apology.

    This might not mean much to some.  It means a lot to most of the black people I know.

    As far as I can tell the reason we don't address the current inequities is because we have not truly addressed those of the past.

    Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker upon the planet. Emerson

    by Robinswing on Fri Jun 05, 2009 at 12:00:55 PM PDT

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