quote:Originally posted by Tired of Ignorance:
HAHAHA.......so silly. You said- """preferential treatment because I was abused, nor do I expect it."""......so you think its preferential treatment not to be called a degrading name in public. You must not think much of yourself. The entire point is if someone tells you "HEY, IT HURTS ME OR MAKES ME MAD WHEN YOU CALL ME THIS" ----what moran would do it anyway?????If you need to call people hurtful names to get your point across you are either 9 years old or slow. I am scared for my children to grow up in a world with some of the people on this page. My six year old understands this my 9 year old understands this.........AND IF YOU ARE NOT BLACK THEN YOU CANT COMMENT ON SLAVERY. I love my late great-grandmother and I wouldnt give anything for the time I spent with her. My children have stayed with their great-grandmother once a week since birth.....I know she had a hard life going through the depression. Now I cant imagine how I would feel if I knew she had been sold or raped or seperated from her family. BUT I AM NOT BLACK so I cant comment or say how someone else should feel about slavery...why would you want to? I am not God....... YOU SAY THEY SHOULD GET OVER IT>.....I GUESS AFRICAN AMERICANS WILL "GET OVER" SLAVERY WHEN THEY LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE DONT DISRESPECT THEM BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN.......Respect is not preferential treatment.......Its what GOD expects of his children.
Respect and preferential treatment are TWO DIFFERENT THINGS. I respect and LOVE all races and would never ever use a racial slur. However, I don't owe any race anything, just like they don't owe me anything. Do you get the difference? I have been to countries where the people are starved, abused and neglected by their government; THOSE people are owed something by their government because their government inflicts this pain on them every day. Black people in THIS country, however, ARE NOT SLAVES. When you've seen real suffering with your own eyes, hearing people in the land of opportunity claim they are owed something when they have never been enslaved is intolerable.
If you think my opinion, which is logical, scares you, imagine what your's does for me.
Oh, and I'm sorry, since you've never been abused, you are not allowed to comment on it.