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Robin of Berkley said this very well. I have never gotten the guilt thing and the drive for reparations. As a female who hit the glass ceiling in the corporate men's world, I never got any reparations nor did I request them. I just hoped I made a dent in progress for other women. Any race or gender simply excels by creating change for the future and not clinging to things in the past especially things that did not even happen to them directly.
Cube - The article is intelligent, well-written.It makes a lot of sense - even if her political leanings are not the same as mine.And it definitely provides food for thought.
Fortunately I've never had the guilt gene. And I don't feel guilty about not having one.
Grannie Annie: I agree. Unless you are Barack & Michelle Obama and have lived a life of affirmative action privilege, chances are you have been dealt adversity at some point in your life. Some people deal with it and other whine and blame others. Sue: Robin of Berkeley used to be a big liberal and has written extensively on the subject of her turning to the "dark" side ;-)
Jan: Well said. I never did either.
What an extraordinary article!I have one suggestion for the author: Concealed carry. No guilt, and no enduring such misogyny across racial lines!
Brooke: Concealed carry is right. I've read Robin's columns for years now and I can't believe the amount of abuse she's put up with without fighting back, but if she still lives in Berkeley, good luck with her getting a concealed carry permit.
Fantastic, Cube! My feelings exactly-- it's all about liberation theology and collectivism.And leftists are the true racists. They always have been.
Karen Howes: You don't sit in Reverend Wright's black liberation theology church for 20 years and not walk away with a "Just Blame Whitey" attitude. Remember God D*** America?The socialist mindset comes from Obama's commie mother, grandparents, and numerous mentors in and out of college. They're too numerous to list.It's an awful combination for our country.
Very well-written, quite insightful. I sure don't feel guilty.
Great article. I believe that all people, including myself should be judged according to my/their personal actions. I am not wasting time on someone's guilt that I have not contributed to. That's ridiculous! I happen to be white and my ancestors were also enslaved and abused. I don't carry anger around about it. I'm grateful that I live in a free land and those days are far behind.
No guilt here
Guilt is for what you have done. To assume guilt for what others of your same skin color have done is racist. To assign guilt on everyone of the same skin color that some guilty person also had is also very racist.
I could only read as far as the second paragraph. I feel sorry for slavery, obviously, but I don't feel a tad guilty....especially because my people came over one and two generations ago. Most Blacks are FAR more American than I AM :-)Liberals are the true racists...I remember Bush's comment about "the soft bigotry of low expectations".....he was so right. It's we who have HIGH expectations for people of color "DO YOUR BEST!" I say, don't YOU? It's the other side which believes young Mexican children can't learn English without special classes when my grandfather learned ENglish in 3 months as a 9 yr old coming to America..and HAPPILY, EAGERLY! (which is part of the problem these days..they don't hAVE TO or want to learn OUR LANGUAGE).It's we who don't mention race all the time or keep minorities down with minority pimps promising them the world .....how sad.
I refuse to feel guilty for something I didn't do.
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