including his slaves? I don't think he was, because that would be contradictory to him owning slaves! Yes he was a slave owner! (I was surprised by that info too, as many of you probably are!) Could historical contradictions- information, like this, be one of reasons for Colin kaepernick, not saluting that flag?
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Seeing his protest that way in today's world isn't unusual, but he was specific re Keys and clear that the info surprised him. Mindlessly singing the song is the problem. Truth about history is the need. Protests should always be civil, not violent.
And is Kaepernick's protest violent?
Not that I know of, at least directly. I was thinking of the phrase "protest and change before it needs to be manifested in violence", though I do not think BK meant there should ever be a need for it. Also thinking of Charlotte, NC.
everything you've said, is why black people have a different view of this situation, than your and other white people. Sounds like you're justifying or diminishing slavery, because there was slavery in other countries, which really isn't relavant
Are you so glorified and sanctimonious that only your great great great ancestors suffered. A man can be born a Jew who were slaves. A man cannot be born to a lower station in life if he does not bare the mark of Black? You self righteous man.
Eric what does sanctimonious or self righteous have do with this? What I meant was it's like saying, because people have been killing/murdering each other throughout history. That it, kinda normal, so why all fuss about it
VVeasey what I am saying is take a knee - sit on your butt. That is a wonderful statement. Don't tell anyone but I normally do not bow my head when I pray. If one gets angry about history they lose the juice of learning from it. Blacks do not own it.
ED - your answer is living breathing proof that the world is improving!
Yes and your assumptions about my "white privilege" do not apply either. Those touting the slave card do not have a monopoly on a disturbing past.
Where did I mention your white privilege? Or say anything about Blacks owning history?
So sorry -- it was your question couched in that dude Colin's antics. I just checked and he does nothing for the inner city underprivileged black or white kids. But his wife is some kind of activist. You held him up not me.
So you're, suggesting, that it's my fault, that you accused me of making "assumptions about your "white privilege" that I didn't make?
Well it would appear my bad. Pardon me.
Ok Eric your bad. This is what I said "Could historical contradictions- information, like this, be one of reasons for Colin kaepernick, not saluting that flag?" Nothing about your "white privilege" You're reading things into this why?
Seems like a good question. Why do you think I made that leap and jumped to that conclusion?
I don't know why. You seem like a bright guy, and seem to have a lot to say about everything else That why I'm asking you, to see if you have any insight about as to why you made that leap. Do have any insight as to why?
Wow buddy let us have a look. Did I lump together a group of people? Did I unwittingly stereotype? I think I did. I put together liberal progressives and tossed in all their agendas. I do note it was not a color/race deal. Just a political slant bias
Thanks for your comments
By Golly you made me think. We have been friendly since early 2012. I reckon we only agree about 50/50. But we hold fast to the truth that a mind is a horrible thing to waste. Thanks for being iron on my iron.
You're welcome Eric! Yes we have Eric! I'm not about arguing, I'm about discussing and learning. Yes a mind is a terrible thing to waste! And to keep closed to greater insight into one's self! The most valuable knowledge of all!
Vveasey, look up K.'s history. He may be of AA descent, but he was raised by white parents. He can claim "white privilege," He can't play the slave card because his parents weren't slaves, and I think that's why so many people brand him a hypocrite.
MizBejabbers good points! by k you mean kaepernick? I know his history. But is kaepernick, claiming white privilege? Or is he "standing up" for what he believes is the right thing to do.