Less the 2% of American whites owned slaves?

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  1. Jackster

    Jackster New Member

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    Interesting video on the slave trade, slave owning statistics and Hollywood's continued white guilt push. Seems they should be looking inward.

    [video=youtube;_tfDcyODfUw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tfDcyODfUw[/video]
     
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    I don't feel guilty. Do you feel guilty?
     
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    Marine1 Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    We lost more people in the Civil War than all our other wars combined. I think that frees us from any guilt.
     
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    About 2/3rds of the men on my fathers side of the family died fighting in the civil war for the North to end slavery. I dont feel guilty.
     
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    Not sure what the point of the thread is since most people that know their history already knew this. I do not feel guilty and never have and I do not know one person that does have a feeling of guilt, so far as I can tell it was simply an excuse used by some to explain why so many people did not vote for their guy in 2012.
     
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    Yes I do... umm hey wait let me check. Sorry that was just an itch...my bad :)
     
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    I believe that I had family from both sides of my parents that actually owned slaves. Even then I don't feel guilty.
     
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    True....rich elitists used the uneducated Southern white males to help protect their "property" and wealth, by convincing them that it was in the cause of "freedom" and "states' rights" and scaring them with racism and the thought of blacks being treated equally with them.

    Where as today, it is ridiculous to imagine rich elitists using uneducated Southern white males to help protect their wealth, convincing them it is in the cause of "freedom" and "an evil Federal Gov't" and scaring them with racism and the thought of a black guy becoming President of "their" country.

    :)
     
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    I do not feel guilty. But at the same time I recognize that I have benefited as a white male in America, and I am very thankful not to have been born a black person. Not that I would care about being black, but because I recognize that I have had an easier time in life simply because of my skin color and gender.

    Being born a white male in America is like winning the birth Lotto.
     
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    Why would you accept as factual claims about slavery by the former Imperial Wizard of the KKK? What Duke ignores is that the most populous states did not allow slavery, so he is lying by misdirection. The fact is that just under 20% of whites in states that allowed slavery owned slaves in 1860. This is easily checked because the Census of 1860 recorded that information. Of course percentages varied by state, so in South Carolina and Mississippi, about a third of whites owned slaves while in states like DE, KY, TN, rates were less than 10%.
     
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    Heh- but wait- didn't Affirmative action drive you to failure? Weren't you refused entry to every college and denied every job just because of Affirmative action?

    LOL- I agree with you- as a white male in America- yes it is like winning the Lotto.

    I don't feel guilty about slavery, but I recognize it was a great wrong done by our country a long time ago, and I see no reason to not admit that our country was wrong, and then moved to correct that great wrong.
     
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    Nope Sure didnt!

    Agreed. I dont feel guilty. but I recognize that black people still face many more hurdles than I do in our society.
     
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    Im Aussie so that number comes as a massive surprise to me. The way the guilt trips keep getting thrown on you guys i wouldve expected at around 20-40%
     
  14. Jackster

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    If you were born black the odds are you'd be in Africa. What if you were born a white Irish slave or convict, or underclass in England for that matter? Forced to fight a wars for imperialism.

    I asked the question if it was only 2%, which you dont seem to dispute. I find that number very surprising given all the carry on about it. David Duke not only being factual it seems also asks why Jewish Hollywood lets itself off guilt free, which seems a very legitimate point.
     
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    You know ...it didn't just end with slavery.

    So might one ask, what areas of the country engaged in "Jim Crow"? And how do they vote today?
     
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    But, I wasnt. Thankfully I was born as a white male in America. I am part of the privlidged class here. Since we treat women and other non whites as inferior. Or just plain ole discriminate agains them.
     
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    but the rest accepted it
     
  18. Jackster

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    Gee thats bad you guys should really have laws that are equal for all, what laws exactly are you talking about?

    So all Muslims are guilty of stoning women to death? All of India for burning women alive? Slavery is as old as history itself, theres only one group that abolished it first.
     
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    David Duke was behind the video that I didn't watch?

    And he talks about Jews and Blacks?

    Gee- more and more glad I didn't waste any bandwidth on the link.
     
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    well it sure as hell,wasnt America!!
     
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    Total 2% of all American whites, An average of 20% of whites where slavery was legal. Big difference. People didn't own slave's where it was against the law to do so. So the 2% is a meaningless number. In states like Mississippi and South Carolina, there were more slaves than free whites. The economy of the deep south was entirely based on slavery.
     
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    If all whites are meant to be guilty then the 2% is more important. Blacks owned slaves, every race had slaves, it was deemed as acceptable in the past all around the world for since before recorded history. Yet it took the nasty white guys put a stop to it...hmm

    But still why is the jewish majority Hollywood only painting white people as the cruel buggers when clearly from the video Jews dominated the slave trade and owned far bigger numbers percentage wise. Could you imagine the screaming of movies depicting Jews that way? Good to see most people dont feel guilt however, which they shouldnt.
     
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    David Duke video on slavery manipulating numbers to reach 2%?

    Are you serious? Another SF troll come to torture us?

     
  24. Jackster

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    What percentage of white Americans owned slaves then? I asked the question in the title, please share your wisdom.
     
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    I'm a white male, and I'm more than delighted NOT being born in America.
     

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