"The past makes our present."
Typical liberal lie. Our past doesn't make our present, our attitudes and actions do. By saying that our past dictates our now you are saying that we have no control and whatever situation we are born into is the one we will live throughout our lives.
This is demonstrably false. So many people have started on the lowest rung but have climbed to the highest. The difference is that they didn't let their past stop them, but rather used it as an example of someplace they never wanted to be again.
Our choices and attitude have 1,000x more influence on our present and our future than our past does. You seem to think that people with darker skin are so incompetent that they can't get out of a bad situation. I happen to believe they can not only get out but become people that every race and creed can look up to.