- Jan 1, 2019
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You are just plain stupid and racist. I'm sorry your life sucked because you are black and you want to get even with whites, but the rest of us have moved on. Suffer in silence or watch the film and shed a tear-I saw both Roots series and I am well satisfied. When you think you matured enough to join the rest of us, do so.You are scared to watch the film. Had this been a video of blacks committing crimes or doing something you perceive as racist against whites, you would be fully interested.Thank youThe role of the union soldiers is not minimized at all.Sure I heard of Tubman-the 20 dollar bill failure. Like I said very limited contribution somewhat due to KKK and laws but you minimize then the role of the Union soldier. Still don't want to watch the movie. Did see "Glory" though.Where did I say that you are scared to watch anything?-In blue aboveDon't think ANYONE is scared to watch the film-I have no interest, hence my comment. And I don't think Republicans freed the blacks-Abolitionists did. The black contribution was very limited.
Apparently you are not aware of the involvement of blacks in the abolitionist movement. Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Fredrick Douglass to name a few.
"Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most well-known of all the Underground Railroad's "conductors." During a ten-year span she made 19 trips into the South and escorted over 300 slaves to freedom. And, as she once proudly pointed out to Frederick Douglass, in all of her journeys she "never lost a single passenger."
Had the risk of retribution from rabid criminal scum like the KKK been less, and the laws of the land controlling blacks were not so harsh and oppressive, there would have been far more blacks actively fighting for their freedom.
Their mission was to preserve the union, and eliminate the possibility of white laborers being further displaced by black slaves, and that was accomplished.
Harriet Tubman being placed on a limited circulation 20 dollar bill does not eliminate the fact she led over 300 slaves to freedom.
As far as the "limited"contribution of blacks, oppressive laws prior to the end of the war and a vigilant KKK, after the war for states rights, played far more than "somewhat" of an impact on their contribution to fighting for their freedom.
Those like Nat Turner fought back fearlessly during slavery but unfortunately, there were just not enough of those like him.
And, I still don't care if you watch the video or prefer to rely on fictionalized sources like "Glory" for your history lessons.