Monday, March 26, 2007
Slavery ended over a hundred years ago. Why can't everybody just move on? Oh, that's right, our government never apologized or tried to make ammends in any kind of meaningful or substantive way for allowing the forced captivity and labor of over half the population in the former attempted confederacy plus few border states. It would be worse if there were fabulously wealthy transnational corporations occupying the best real estate in the middle of our cities that became that way [gained their "starting capital"] partially through the slave trade, while in the shadows of their soaring glass towers, impoverished children and underpaid teachers struggled to learn with old books in cold, leaky, dangerous schools and they didn't do anything to help.