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US wants us to forget about slavery but no other things?
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Post your country name and we will be over shortly to deliver a presidential sized cup of freedom to your people!
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I don't think people want us to forget about slavery in the US. Anyone taking a history class will learn about slavery, especially in 11th grade where they go more in depth about how it developed.
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" for a shorter time than my trucks tires" lol
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ignitingmemories wrote:

I was having a debate about the US we talked about racism amognst other things. And someone brought up the fact that slavery they want us to forget but something like the Nazi's prisonering the Jewish and ,9/11. They don't want us to forget to me its true so what do you think?

( leave your racism comments away before you enter or even post in this forum topic please and thank you )


Who's this "they"? It's not been been my experience that slavery in America's history is anything that is generally encouraged to be forgotten. In fact slavery in the US's past and its related issues that have never really stopped being significant social and political concerns continue to get attention and be talked about today.
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This new American whitewashing of our past misdeeds is really annoying and pathetic. All countries, including America, have skeletons in their closets.

Every kid should know what America has done. As nasty as it is, especially in regards to slavery and the Native American genocide, it is a part of our history.
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Nogara-san wrote:

This new American whitewashing of our past misdeeds is really annoying and pathetic. All countries, including America, have skeletons in their closets.

Every kid should know what America has done. As nasty as it is, especially in regards to slavery and the Native American genocide, it is a part of our history.


My ancestors are from a couple different native American tribes and you don't see me crying about what you Europeans did to my people because the people alive right now are NOT those people.
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dougeprofile wrote:

Not forget, but stop the scab picking.


Finally someone who gets it
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A lot of people forget that the Europeans rarely went out and captured African slaves. Slave-taking was part of the culture of many tribes at the time, and the tribesman would trade their slaves for other goods. Yet (at least here in the US), nobody talks about it because to suggest that Africans had any part in the actual trade would be considered racist.
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pbjmaster wrote:

I don't think people want us to forget about slavery in the US. Anyone taking a history class will learn about slavery, especially in 11th grade where they go more in depth about how it developed.


Sure, if you don't live in the South. It isn't as bad as it used to be, but the Civil War is often taught as the "War of Northern Aggression" in some parts of the South. The proponents of this version of history attempt to separate slavery from the causes for secession and portray the war as the big, bad North trying to take the brave South's freedom away. This ties directly into the people who wave the Confederate flag around and try to say that it's anything but a symbol of slavery and oppression.
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BlazingRagnarok wrote:


pbjmaster wrote:

I don't think people want us to forget about slavery in the US. Anyone taking a history class will learn about slavery, especially in 11th grade where they go more in depth about how it developed.


Sure, if you don't live in the South. It isn't as bad as it used to be, but the Civil War is often taught as the "War of Northern Aggression" in some parts of the South. The proponents of this version of history attempt to separate slavery from the causes for secession and portray the war as the big, bad North trying to take the brave South's freedom away. This ties directly into the people who wave the Confederate flag around and try to say that it's anything but a symbol of slavery and oppression.


really i've lived in the south my whole life i've never heard the term "war of northern aggression" and im kinda old but all my folks are advanced in age and they have also never used it otherwise i would have obviously heard of it before now

never heard of what you are talking about. Nobody's trying to forget what happened. in fact that whole paragraph just sounds silly except maybe the confederate flag part. i'll give you that though i do understand both sides of the issue


dougeprofile wrote:

Not forget, but stop the scab picking.


otherwise you will leave a scar
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Guys...Its already Happening:
http://thegrio.com/2015/07/07/texas-school-officials-whitewash-history-books/
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Sogno- wrote:

really i've lived in the south my whole life i've never heard the term "war of northern aggression" and im kinda old but all my folks are advanced in age and they have also never used it otherwise i would have obviously heard of it before now

never heard of what you are talking about. Nobody's trying to forget what happened. in fact that whole paragraph just sounds silly except maybe the confederate flag part. i'll give you that though i do understand both sides of the issue


Really? I've spoken to some people who've lived in Texas and experienced it. I'm not saying it's a universal occurrence, since the South isn't a monolith, but it does occur, even if you've never seen it first hand.
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otherwise you will leave a scar


A scar would be fine, that is natural when you have a big enough wound. It is a solid reminder of a healed wound from the past. No, if you keep scab picking, you end up with a festering, infected wound that doesn't heal. It could potentially even become life threatening.

It isn't much different from the topic matter. It is a good thing to remember bad past events, it helps one try to keep from repeating it. But there isn't a big movement to forget in the US. It is a very different thing to continue to harp on past bad events in order to inspire anger.
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    Who wants to forget slavery? I remember being fairly well educated on the subject in school. We were also apprised of that fact that most countries were involved in dealings with slavery spanning centuries. Also, those three things don't have a correlation. Why should the US free shame over the German incited holocaust or an attack of terrorism? I think your friend is confusing current accusations of racism and past events.
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No one is pushing for people to forget about slavery. I don't know who "someone" or "they" is but they don't seem to know what they are talking about. Slavery is a very ugly but important part of the countries history. There is no reason for anyone to forget it happened.

What people are pushing for is for people to stop complaining about past slavery and to stop using it as an excuse. No one who was alive for slavery is alive today. Unlike WW2 and 9/11 where there are many people who were affected by these events who are still alive.

What I'm saying is, no one is saying forget slavery and remember these tragedies. But stop complaining about something that didn't have any direct effect on your life.


You seem to have some sort of predisposed animosity towards the US. The US is an amazing country with beautiful landscape and people. It started as a social experiment that paved the way for nations around the world to become what they are today.
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