Yesterday Chris Rock tweet "happy white independence day. the slaves in this country weren't free" Is Chris Rock taking it to far when there were hundreds of blacks that fought for the continentals as freemen.
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Ghost32, this is a very articulate answer. I very much enjoyed reading it. Thank you for posting.
Sooner or later, they're going to have to get past something none of us were around for and can do nothing about.
Now, excuse me while I take my half-Irish ass over to the corner and get mad at the world for the Irish Potato Famine of 1845.
vveasey: I apologize for not placing the whole quote in the question. However just as it was in 1860 the north and south was split on slavery and was a major point during the constitutional convention.
How do you know if chris was mad? whether you think it's appropriate or not maybe he was just joking .
Some people commenting seem angry when they think blacks are mad when they make comments about race or in this case a joke like Rock did.
Here's one of Chris Rock's funniest schticks--
In a free country, no one can make you feel like a slave unless, of course, that's the way you want to feel to get sympathy.
I am not quite sure what you mean, in the time frame we are discussing blacks were still literally slaves.
My bad. I thought it said "aren't" instead of "weren't."
OH, np then that makes sense and is true.
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