Posted by beautifulpeace, Fri May-19-00 09:40 AM
You know what? At first I was gonna say that appropriate payback for all those years of slavery and oppression would just be acknowledgement. I figured just the fact that white people ackowledge and take responsibility publicly would at least be a step in the right direction. But then I started to think- all white people wouldn't go for that. They would say that its not their fault, but their ancestors. I don't even think a lot of blacks would go for that. Some might be self righteous and say we need don't that shit because then we wouldn't have anyone to hold a grudge against. So maybe we should be given our own territory and for once have a sense of ownership of something (of anything!). Then hopefully we can begin to deal with the ignorance in our culture and start to rebuild.