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Michael Jackson's legacy and black americans' past

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Submitted by Terrence (Australia), Nov 21, 2008 at 09:31

I sympathise with your greivance about treatment of blacks in US but surely you will agree that things are changing for the better. You can now vote, you now have a black president - something that was unthinkable not that long ago, blacks are in quite prominent positions in all facets of American life, and blacks are going back in droves to their original religions - Islam.

I think you have been a bit unkind to Islam with your rather simplistic explanation of blacks converting to Islam. After all the vast majority of these blacks were Muslims when they were brought in as slaves to America. Morever, your explanation cannot account for the fact that a lot of white Americans and Europeans are also converting to Islam. The other day a came across an Uruguyan who had converted to Islam. But I do understand your frustration. Have faith! Things will get better inshAllah!

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