Started by Shiranu, March 15, 2023, 10:20:02 PM
Quote from: Hydra009 on March 16, 2023, 12:33:42 AMAnother justification was that slave masters were often "kind" to their slaves. I didn't know exactly how to respond to this...
Quote from: Hydra009 on March 16, 2023, 12:33:42 AMOne thing I heard that was particularly egregious was that slavery on the whole was "good" for black people because if it weren't, they would've rebelled. Unbeknownst to me at the time, it turns out there were hundreds slave rebellions in the Colonies/US and the humble and "content" image of slaves was the end result of a LOT of savage repression and intimidation, a sort of Stockholm syndrome, not a natural state.Another justification was that slave masters were often "kind" to their slaves. I didn't know exactly how to respond to this at the time except for acknowledging that some people are kinder than others. Hours later I had an esprit de l'escalier moment - I could've retorted that maybe some rapists are similarly "kind" to their victims but that doesn't excuse it. Alas, I missed my opportunity.
Quote from: aitm on March 16, 2023, 08:58:17 AMAnd in Texas, they refuse to allow the real story to be taught.
Quote from: Mike Cl on March 16, 2023, 02:27:38 PMThe Mexican American War was a naked war of aggression on the part of the US and it's desire to take land from Mexico.
Quote from: aitm on March 16, 2023, 02:40:26 PMCRT would be equally banned if it concentrated on the treatment that the Irish received when they arrived, or how we treated the "coolies" who built the railroads. And "muricans" of Irish heritage would probably call it all a lie...while basking in their own racist hatred of blacks.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on March 16, 2023, 04:31:24 PMI am descended from eight Irish couples who came to America in the 1890s. I don't hate blacks. Can we ease up on the stereotypes?