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same mindset....somethings never change.

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Submitted by Thatzlife (United States), Dec 30, 2008 at 17:13

Ok, all you've managed to do was further prove my point. I originally said that the arrogant sentiment of many whites are that Blacks should be thankful for slavery. Now let's take a quote from your response. You wrote, "adfadfasdfa".

So then how have you refuted anything I've stated? It's no wonder there were slave owners of that time. Look at the mindset of White Americans right now in 2009! Here we are supposedly much more progressive in thought and moral reasoning, and in 21st century you have a White man say that Blacks should be thankful for the atrocities of the 16th century. Shameful!

As if that weren't enough, you go on to say that 50,000 white men died to free slaves?! Did they really die trying to free slaves? Come now. Surely you are aware that there were many different causes of the Civil war, and those whites fighting it had manyvarying reasons, that I could actually write about…but why bother?

In the Civil War African American soldiers comprised 10% of the entire Union Army. (They comprised about 7% of the population at the time). Nearly 40,000 African American soldiers died over the course of the war. And as much as you'd like to think that the North were fighting to free slaves, because they really believed in equality….errrr…racial discrimination was prevalent even in the North, and discriminatory practices permeated the U.S. military! Segregated units were formed with black enlisted men and typically commanded by white officers and black noncommissioned officers. For example, Black soldiers were initially paid $10 per month from which $3 was automatically deducted for clothing, resulting in a net pay of $7. In contrast, white soldiers received $13 per month from which no clothing allowance was drawn.

Oh but Blacks should be thankful for slavery?

Are you thankful for the Blacks that serve in the army this day that protect your rights to have these twisted arrogant racist views?

You enjoy this right don't you? Are you thankful?

I mean seriously! Here's an example of how I look at your reasoning. If your daughter were to be raped and later conceived a child from the sexual abuse, and the child grew up to be a very accomplished man…such as a Nobel prize winner. Should she be thankful she was raped? Of course not! But you say Blacks should be thankful their ancestors were enslaved?

Well, some mindsets will never change. From the 16th century to the 21st. Same mindset. You've would have owned slaved back then I bet. Hell, even now if you could.

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