Thursday, July 28, 2011
Slavery-Not my fault
One of the college courses I am taking is Ethnics and Diversity and we have been discussing slavery. I cannot understand for the life of me why some people still think that we should feel guilty that slavery ever existed. Some believe that blacks today should receive some kind of restitution because their ancestors may have been slaves. Ever since the term African Americans have become the "proper" name for blacks, some really have taken it to mean they are actually from Africa and therefore they must have ancestors who were slaves. Maybe, maybe not.
It has been over 100 years ago and we just can't stop referring to it. I realize it is part of history, like many other things, but for people to still find it necessary to use it for an excuse for all the misfortunes that have happened in their lives is ridiculous.
We have come so far and although there are always going to be a few ignorant individuals who hate people because of the color of their skin, most Americans today all have the same opportunites in life. Education, politics, religion, employment are there for anyone and everyone. If you are willing to work hard for what you want in life, there is no limit to the possibilities.
This is such a entitlement society. There are so many people out there who still like to play the system. Women still having babies while already on welfare and they cannot take care of the ones they have. People riding out the unemployment insurance as far as they possibly can before being forced to get out there and look for a job.
Look, you can blame slavery or just about anything or anyone else for your situation, or you can get up off your behind and take charge of your life. There is nothing wrong with asking for a hand, but don't just sit around waiting for the next handout.