Sunday, July 26, 2009

The slavery card

Young whites must admit role of slavery, segregation in our history – Farrakhan.

This is the problem with some in Bermuda. They like to hold on to the slavery card when all they need to do is let is go. The current generation has nothing to do with the slavery of the past and when are they going to learn that they cannot punish the children of today for the sins of their fathers, or their great grand fathers, in this case.

This is what annoyed me so much about Bermuda. This constant need to remind the 'whites' how the 'blacks' were slaves. I get it. I can understand how hard it was back then, but let me say this, blacks were NOT the only ones that were subject to slavery. The Chinese were too, and so were the Indians, both red and brown. But those races have successfully put that behind them, and thus have been able to move forward. I don't see any of them still harping on about how their ancestors were slaves.

So, why are there some Bermudians that are so determined to blame the current generation for slavery that happened generations ago? When is this nonsense going to end?


MarkD60 said...

Then pendulum is swinging too far in the other direction now.

bermudabluez said...

I don't really see an end in sight...

Tryangle said...

I think for some people, it is indeed a convenient crutch that's used as an excuse for whatever hindrances come about.

However, there may be some aspects where it's justified. The prime example being that there is a way for those in power to help correct certain imbalances with regards to providing a solid education for all young people.

How is education in places like India, though? Do all people whatever skin colour have equal opportunity to the same standard of education?