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What You Can't Say

Ruth228 Wrote: Oct 24, 2012 11:11 AM
Well said Walter. The same principal holds true for those who say that we "took the land from the Indians". 1. The Natives who lived in N. America were fighting amongst themselves already for territory and regularly engaged in tribal war. 2. Canada did the same thing. Not to many mentions of evil, racist Canada. 3. All throughout Europe, Asia and various other lands during the same time, people were squeezing out various native groups for resources, land, etc. My mothers side is Cherokee Indian and walked the trail of tears, my dads side were plantation owners. I do not hold any one of them up or down as evil or good. They were part of history and none of what either of them did is any fault of mine.
Jon Hubbard, a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, has a book, titled "Letters to the Editor: Confessions of a Frustrated Conservative." Among its statements for which Hubbard has been criticized and disavowed by the Republican Party is, "The institution of slavery that the black race has long believed to be an abomination upon its people may actually have been a blessing in disguise. The blacks who could endure those conditions and circumstances would someday be rewarded with citizenship in the greatest nation ever established upon the face of the Earth."

Hubbard's observation reminded me of my 1972 job interview...