i love this argument!
for the record, every member of the Naacp is probably black, or will i stand corrected?
but, not every black is a member of the naacp. however, the naacp represents every black whether they want it to or not. or maybe the blacks that don't want to be referred to as "colored" don't join. maybe its membership through birth rite. in any event, the naacp and affirmative action and quotas are all intertwined. and the conferderate flag cant even be compared to the nazi regime what so ever.
i have a new topic since that one is going back and forth. this is hypothetical, but not racist and i don't mean any disrespect, but let's make the best out of a bad situation.
what if slavery would have never occured and blacks would have never been "imported" for lack of better terms...they would all be suffering in africa. starving, aids ridden, etc. while i in no way condone slavery, the blacks today aren't slaves and should be more respectful to their ancestors who suffered so they could have a truly better life. i doubt those former slavews, God bless their souls, would want to see blacks act the way they do now.
just a thought, bring it on....
Wow! Well, I am curious to know the amount to reading you have done on the African continent on a whole. Since when was everyone suffering in Africa before trans-Atlantic slavery? There were, of course, challenges facing the hundreds of different cultures in Africa before the Europeans arrive, but many of the difficulties faced today are linked to colonialism. In fact, the modern day nations that you see did not even exist until the arrival of colonists.
But please do tell me what "bad situation" my family would have been in since you must somehow be aware of the region of Africa from which I descend and the ethnic group to which I belong. BTW, I am neither of American heritage nor
of recent African descent.
Also since when are all "blacks" descendants of slaves? Further, how do you know how respectful of our ancestors "blacks" are? Do you know how important ancestors are to African/African descended religions? Are you aware of the impact this has in the many "black" cultures today, whether traditional religions are practiced or not?
Lastly, which "blacks" or African descendents today are you referring to? The ones in political office? Your fellow law students or students to be? Those residing in the U.S., Latin America or the Caribbean, Europe? Tell me, how do "WE" act?
Look forward to you response. I love this argument too!