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The nerve of the Prosecutors!

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Submitted by Thatzlife (United States), Dec 29, 2008 at 17:08

The nerve! Just look at history and see how White people enslaved and tortured people and to this day many do not feel anything was wrong with it. Go read some history on what really took place as the whites brought Africans to America. Now they want to throw people in prison for having maids?;when the type of slavery they forced on innocent Africans was the most inhumane ever!
This American mindframe is backwards. Suddenly white people are judging what is right and wrong when it comes to slavery...culture?
mmmm, Ok buddy.
First of all, what these people in the story were doing is cultural. Even though it was illegal by our laws here, it was not intended on being malicious and evil.
Whereas, the slavery and brutality the whites oppressed Africans with was intended to be harsh, brutal, murderous, and evil in every way. No comparison.
They give prison time to the family's that hired the girl as a maid (which is a normal cultural way of life in their country). Yet what punishments has any whites received for REAL documented atrocities? I mean, are you serious? What punishments has any white slave owners received??? Nothing!
That family had to pay her 76,000 for 2 years of maid work? What type of reparations have Africans received for 400 years of slavery?

So, Im sorry if I can't respect the prosecutors in this case. I'm happy the girl is able to live a "normal" life alligned with the culture of America, since she is living IN America. That part I'm happy about. But the white people who are supposedly sooooo against such injustices! Get out of here! The nerve of them imprisoning people for being cultural...(why not just fine them and deport them?)...LOOK, I bet if you asked those white prosecutors would they put their grandfathers and grandmothers in prison who had young teenaged Black maids all during the 50's and 60's...treating them as 2nd class citizens....(just look at our older movies. It was a normal and accepted thing for well-off Whites.) Do they even look at that as an injustice? These same prosecutors would most likely say, " oh no, that's different!...my grandparents were being gracious to even hire them."

(oddly enough, the same rationale the Egyptians used to justify their own hiring of maids right?)

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