Yet what about blacks? The economy of the United States BOOMED during the illegal forced labor of African Americans, very heavily due to this illegal free labor. Yet have we compensated blacks? No...and look at the tension between whites and blacks today. Perhaps if we righted this past wrong, we wouldn't have gone thru segregation and the continued discrimination we face today???
Bailey: But does that make it right to ignore the past and make no attempt to fix it?
It seems like the ethical thing to do. Take the Native Americans for example. When we displaced countless Indians farther and farther West, destroying them with our guns, germs and steel, and giving them relatively nothing in reparations, shouldn't we expect little wacko Indians to have a hatred towards us?
Take the Minnesota school shooting, oen of the most tragic events in recent memory. The Native American boy had a "chip on his shoulder" against everyone since his race was reduced to nothing.
Such is the way of the world. If you're obsessed with correcting past mistakes, you're only going to create a new litany of mistakes to correct. It never ends.
The perfect is the enemy of the good. We have a good world (excluding most of Africa and the Middle East); we really shouldn't muck it up by trying to be perfect.
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