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White Liberals Tell Black Lies about Civil Rights

birdfighter Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 10:35 AM
I have seen on TV and in person many black people teary-eyed and emotional over slavery, an institution ended by a civil war and constitutional amendments done almost entirely by white citizens. People who get teary-eyed over slavery--but not the sacrfices of Gettsyburg, etc--are overly biased toward their own race. And anyone who gets emotional over history beyond their own lifetime sees himself less as an individual and more as a "We".
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:01 AM
The teary-eyed are crocodile tears. How can a person be teary-eyed over what they have not directly experienced? My ancestors were peasants. Peasants were slaves without freedom or rights in Russia over a hundred years ago. I do not cry over their experiences. I am grateful for my birth in America.
wiseone Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 10:43 AM
"...slavery, an institution ended by a civil war and constitutional amendments done almost entirely by white citizens."

Nearly all of the soldiers who gave their lives to end slavery were white.

In addition, have these teary-eyed blacks ever visited sub-Saharan Africa, where their "roots" are? If they did they would see poverty, violence, slavery, and other inhumanity that makes the typical US ghetto look like paradise in comparison. IOW, modern day American blacks are far better off, because of the slave trade that brought them here than their blood relatives who were born in Africa.

This comment should NOT be interpreted to excuse unequal treatment in our society today because of race. It's just an observation of what's true..
alphonsejones Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 10:42 AM
blacks have simply become millions of losers who see themselves as victims and can't leave the past behind. The civil war ended 150 years ago yet there are blacks who believed in ended within the last generation.

Trillions of dollars have been spent on programs geared to lift blacks out of poverty, give them access to higher education and affirmative action continues to be an excuse for promoting people who are qualified for the job

yet blacks as a group still blame whitey for all their failures and Detroit is that canary in the mine that serves as a warning of what happens when a cities population has opted to live on the govt teat where despair has replaced hope for a better life
Marie150 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:02 AM
those programs and black churches are the core of the problem
Younger Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 11:04 AM
Not until after the election of 1876 were the Union soldiers withdrawn fully from the South: you could say that the war ended then.
Also, many of the soldiers in the Union Army were not fighting to end slavery; they were fighting to preserve the Union.

Liberals ignored my book Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama throughout the fall. Now that I'm safely home from my book tour, they feel free to jabber on about their make-believe history of the civil rights movement with abandon.

In the hackiest of all hacky articles, Sam Tanenhaus, the man responsible for ruining The New York Times Book Review, has written a cover story in The New Republic, titled: "Original Sin: Why the GOP is and will continue to be the party of white people."

MSNBC has been howling this cliche for a decade --...