"President Obama says slavery is a terrible part of the United States' history and should be taught in a way that connects that past cruelty to current events, such as the genocide in Darfur."
Is Slavery in the United States responcible for all the cruelty in the world today? How do you make that connection?
How does our country become the only one responcible for a world wide practise that existed 4,000 years, recorded with the first written word of mankind, and in every culture, before this country came to be? A practise which still exist on the African Continent today, 145 years after we ended the practise within our country by the means of a war no one else has seen fit to fight, at any other time in history, past or present, over the subject.
I know that the War wasn't really about slavery. That there were greater social and governmental powers problems existing in this country, which lead to that War, before the ink of the signature even dried on the ratification of the United States Constitution. But slavery being the cause is the popular myth.
How long can you ride a dead horse? Is there no getting past this part of our history?