It's my belief that America owes the descendants of black slaves the 40 acres and 1 mule they were promised by Congress.
Correction Govt. many Americans are Immigrants which had no direct involvment
in slavery, or stealing lands. so lets be more specific, because I am polish and
sorry, but I am not paying for something my family never even came remotely close
to being involved in . I understand their past, and history changed alot since then
I dont think the african community suffered as much as poland did which happened
60 plus years ago and the comparison cant be even measured to. do I think they
deserve something now? Yes, respect as everyone does, do I think Poland deserves
more ( Hell yes) because they had much more loss, slaves in America might have
suffered, but nothing like in Europe. I would rather pick cotton and serve a master
then die in a gas chamber naked with my whole family next to me and knowing
your last breath would be minutes from that last thought.
I have no problems with people celebrating a national movement to secure their
rights as they should have them living in America, WHen I hear such stories it makes
me upset, because I feel its wrong to live here and someone dictate what drinking
fountain you can drink out of, but that is nothing compared to walking outside on
a street and soldiers hold up guns pointed at you or someone in your family and
take the children away sending them on trains far away from their parents while
these people get shot in streets and I could go on, so no, I dont feel they deserve
40 acres and 1 mule, this is 2007 and as Poland had to move on with bitterness
in their hearts, and memorials standing in every place where a mass grave was
dug, I think that the african Americans should move on too.
I give only my respect to those who make efforts to improve their lives in a
constructive way, this goes for any nation willing to go the distance to make their
lives better their own way, because life doesnt give handouts, we all know that!