I've been reading Randall Robinson's The Debt: What America Owes To Blacks. It's very good and it provides insight to someone raised in a white family in white America that he would otherwise not have. Race is such a massive issue in this country, but whites in general want to sweep history under the rug.
I say-Get this shit out in the open!! Slavery must be recognized by our government. The rape of Africa by Europeans and their descendants must be acknowledged. The rape and pillage of the Native on this continent must be acknowledged as well.
I am formulating a proposal that I believe is reasonable that will begin to address these issues. To be posted soon...
I am thinking of a quote by Chris Rock I think, it was during a stand up routine and he was discussing race in the US and he led up to one question: When was the last time you saw a Native family eating at Denny's? The native has been systematically destroyed by the government of the United States. Genocide. By this government.
It must be acknowledged. It has to be addressed...
I read a quote in Robinson's book:
"Africa is having to pay a huge price once more for the historical accident that this vast and compact continent brought fabulous profits to western capitalism, first out of the trade in its people and then out of imperialist exploitation. This enrichment of one side of the world out of the exploitation of the other has left the African economy without the means to industrialise." -Kwame Nkrumah, Neo Colonialism: The Last Stage of Imperialism
The west has stripped Africa of it's riches. Then the west stripped the peoples of Africa of their history, language, arts...an appalling statement I read in my text for my Black Studies course is one that spoke of the African not having a past, there is a term for it, but essentially states that African came here with a blank slate.
What? You think for one minute that if an individual is uprooted from their home that wipes out their memory of their home, homeland, language, culture, etc? How deep does white arrogance run?
You can see it in this country. The arrogance of the United States is a direct result of the arrogance of whites...