People fail to recognize the effect racism has had on our society in the US.
When you tell a people that they are nothing more that property, an asset, chattel, and when you desrtoy their culture, you have permanently damaged their line of kin. Why? It all comes to parenting or lackthereof. How can a parent teach a child respect for others when that parent is being beaten silly by his/her master? Slavery had a nasty effect on the black culture and community with effects lasting up to this day. see the drop out rates, prison populations, and lack of fathers.