Should we as a country, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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    be embarrassed by our past slavery days? Looking back on those times, isn't it a little embarrassing as a nation?

    I am not saying we should apologize to anyone, I am talking about being embarrassed about what happened HERE. (I dont care about other nations right now, this is about the USA).

    We cant look back at those days and be proud. Can we?
     
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    be embarrassed by our past slavery days? No. It was common in those days. Looking back on those times, isn't it a little embarrassing as a nation? No.

    I am not saying we should apologize to anyone, I am talking about being embarrassed about what happened HERE. (I dont care about other nations right now, this is about the USA).

    We cant look back at those days and be proud. Can we? We created the first republic, beat the most powerful nation on earth, gave rights to all men, sans slaves, and we were copied around the world. Only a fool looks at just slavery and claims we should be embarrassed.
     
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    Africans should be even more ashamed of enslaving and then selling their own people to us !!!
     
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    Every country has its bad moments. It should be faced as it was. Feelings about it are useless. Understanding what went on, how it affected the politics of the time and the costs of ending it are useful studies.

    You don't emote over things. You learn from them and then study how not to be stupid in the future.

    Far more useful would be to get a good understanding of what went wrong with the Japanese internment, and make sure that never happens again.
     
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    what happened was back then, how bout you try living in the here and now
    are you people EVER proud of this country?
     
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    THAT is absolutely the biggest stain on our country.

    We were a modern society and we rounded up the undesirables.
     
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    no. we weren't there. we weren't part of it. and a lot of places had some pretty ugly things in their past.... and far more recently than we had slavery.

    it's what you do with what you learn from your past that matters.
     
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    well my friend jilly...we can agree on something...
     
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    had to happen sometime. :D
     
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    ^^^^^^^^

    what we really should be embarrassed by
     

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