In the wake of the Ferguson incident and other incidents throughout the US there has been a huge debate over racial inequality. Is that actually true, or is it being blown up by the media in the effort to garner ratings? In my city (which has many different races) there doesn't seem to be much of an issue. Some state it is, but it's such a small minority. So, is this just a media game, or does the U.S. still have an issue with race relations?
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Old--How would you solve this perceived problem? I once asked a Black friend if he ever wished that slaves were not purchased from other Blacks in Africa and shipped here. His reply was short, to paraphrase, who in the hell wants to live in Africa?
I agree! Alot of people think racism don't exist anymore which is not true. Racism is still here.
@cjhunsinger: africa has its own complex problems. do you want to live in africa with all that is going on? I wouldn't, that place seems scary as hell!
I think you missed the point. My friend was happy that his ancestors were sold by other Africans into slavery.
@cjhunsinger: I didn't miss your point, I understand it very well. I'm explaining why perhaps your friend would be happy to not live or be born in Africa. The continent is messed up, perhaps you missed my point!
CJ, I'm sure your friend was just telling you what you wanted to hear. I'm also sure his ancestors did not like being slaves, so that takes the wind out of his dumb argument. Read a book called Guns, Germs and Steel. It explains Africa's condition
Old--You were there!
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