This is not meant to offend anyone. I am just stating my views. Also, i'm sorry if you find black to be a "mean" term. I just don't want to type african american every 2 seconds. And for the record, I do not agree with slavery.
I'm tired of these people saying that black people should get all these things for the work of slaves. Black history month, black reparations, etc. These people obviously don't know the history of slavery. White settlers only went to Africa for slaves after we killed every Native American and Mexican that we could find. After this we realized that it was a waste of money to buy a slave and kill them a week later. Black slaves were usually treated better than some other races. The Irish were hated and discriminated against and many said they would rather be slaves than poor white trash.
A little side note. Do you know who freed the slaves? Lincoln, right? wrong. The emacipation proclamation stated that all slaves who helped in the war were declared free, but not all slaves. It was not until the 13th amendment to the Constitution that the slaves were freed. This amendment was added in december of 1865, when Lincoln died in April of the same year.
Lets jump forward in time to post-slavery. Many people say that blacks were discriminated against. Right, and wrong. It was "colored" people who were discriminated against. This included Blacks, Indians, Mexicans, anyone who wasn't white. Blacks were just awarded the rights first because they were the majority of the minorities.
I think that Native Americans and Mexicans should get everything that the Blacks do, if not more, in payment for slavery. What about you guys?