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Old 06-08-2016, 06:42 AM
 
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Well why doesnt she mention and lay part blame on her own people who gathered and sold their own kind to slavemasters abroad for profit!
Its not Wise to assume that because two people share the same continent and are the same color, they are the "same Kind" Its like saying the Nazi's gassed their own kind. Notwithstanding the fact that two Africans of the same tribe have more DNA diversity than any two randomly selected people on earth. They were not selling their own kind they were selling foreigners who had a different language, religious practice, and customs.:eyes back in head:
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:57 AM
 
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Its not Wise to assume that because two people share the same continent and are the same color, they are the "same Kind" Its like saying the Nazi's gassed their own kind. Notwithstanding the fact that two Africans of the same tribe have more DNA diversity than any two randomly selected people on earth. They were not selling their own kind they were selling foreigners who had a different language, religious practice, and customs.:eyes back in head:
Well, Obama has now banned the word "Oriental" for that same exact reason. So should "African" be banned from the Federal Government lexicon now too?

You tell me the difference.
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Old 06-08-2016, 06:58 AM
 
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Its not Wise to assume that because two people share the same continent and are the same color, they are the "same Kind" Its like saying the Nazi's gassed their own kind. Notwithstanding the fact that two Africans of the same tribe have more DNA diversity than any two randomly selected people on earth. They were not selling their own kind they were selling foreigners who had a different language, religious practice, and customs.:eyes back in head:
Did people know about DNA diversity back then?
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:04 AM
 
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Did people know about DNA diversity back then?
They just knew these people are nothing like us, lets enslave them ,just like the white man did.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:05 AM
 
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They just knew these people are nothing like us lets enslave them ,just like the white man did.
Sometimes you're the slave, sometimes the slaver. The key is to not whine about it for hundreds of years. It really turns everyone off.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:08 AM
 
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Well, Obama has now banned the word "Oriental" for that same exact reason. So should "African" be banned from the Federal Government lexicon now too?

You tell me the difference.
One is a continent ?
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Huntsville
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Its not Wise to assume that because two people share the same continent and are the same color, they are the "same Kind" Its like saying the Nazi's gassed their own kind. Notwithstanding the fact that two Africans of the same tribe have more DNA diversity than any two randomly selected people on earth. They were not selling their own kind they were selling foreigners who had a different language, religious practice, and customs.:eyes back in head:
It may not be wise, but it's the cold truth. People are judged by color. Blacks are grouped as black, and white are grouped as white. It's not until we learn the person's character and history that we learn their actual history.


If you saw me you would assume that I am a 100% white southerner. I have a southern accent, have brown hair and blue eyes, and look like a typical white person. You'd call me white, despite my Native-American heritage. Just as if you see someone from Africa, Jamaica, Haiti, or any other country where the person has dark brown skin you label them as black.


Labeling someone as a color isn't wrong. Associating that color with less than or greater rights and liberties than another is wrong. Omitting a group (whether openly, or back handedly) that you are supposed to support is wrong.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:09 AM
 
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They just knew these people are nothing like us, lets enslave them ,just like the white man did.
They were essentially colorblind.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Huntsville
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They just knew these people are nothing like us, lets enslave them ,just like the white man did.


Please before you spew this kind of stuff, do your history homework. White, Black, Asian..... we've all had a history of persecution and enslavement at some point in time or another. Most others just let it go and moved forward because we know it buys us absolutely NOTHING that can help us succeed in life. It only works to further divide a country that is already in turmoil.
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Old 06-08-2016, 07:12 AM
 
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Please before you spew this kind of stuff, do your history homework. White, Black, Asian..... we've all had a history of persecution and enslavement at some point in time or another. Most others just let it go and moved forward because we know it buys us absolutely NOTHING that can help us succeed in life. It only works to further divide a country that is already in turmoil.
Maybe being a meanie is imbedded in the white man's DNA? The white devil as Ali put it.
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