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  •  So do all black people (4+ / 0-)
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    act persecuted? Why is it that so many people totally dismiss what happened in the country by saying, oh throughout history everybody was enslaved. Oh yeah! Please, give me an account of your enslaved ancestor. I didn't know everybody had an account from Greek an Roman times over even before that where they knew for a fact that their ancestors were enslaved. It's BS.

    To err is human. To forgive, divine.

    by Highwind on Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 12:23:14 PM PDT

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    •  It's never all.... right? (0+ / 0-)

      If ignorance goes to forty dollars a barrel, I want drilling rights to George Bush's head

      by bloon99 on Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 12:27:05 PM PDT

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    •  and it's not dismissive... (0+ / 0-)

      Just a cut and paste from wikipedia:

      Slavery is a form of forced labor in which people are considered to be, or treated as, the property of others. Slaves can be held against their will from the time of their capture, purchase or birth, and deprived of the right to leave, to refuse to work, or to receive compensation (such as wages). Evidence of slavery predates written records, and has existed to varying extents, forms and periods in almost all cultures and continents.[1] In some societies, slavery existed as a legal institution or socio-economic system, but today it is formally outlawed in nearly all countries. Nevertheless, the practice continues in various forms around the world.

      I am part Mexican and Native American, so I won't bore you with details you already know. But, suffice to say, it's not just a blacks in america badge.

      If ignorance goes to forty dollars a barrel, I want drilling rights to George Bush's head

      by bloon99 on Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 12:29:57 PM PDT

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