Recognizing the significance of America on this planet does not apologize for or attempt to justify the fact people owned slaves.
It just is what it is. We all know it happened and most people realize slavery existed all over this planet and wasn't a good thing.
Slavery has been discussed over and over and at some point Americans just have to leave it alone and move forward.
The basic core of Christianity is about forgiveness, since people on this thread have decided to bring Christianity into the conservation.
At some point blacks will just need to forgive and move on if their leaders will let them.
But it's in their leaders best interest to never let the wounds heal.
That is very unfortunate.
I hope for the best future of this country and all people who chose to make America their home and see themselves as Americans and not just foreigners who happen to live in America.
I'm done....gone for the weekend.