I am baffled when I hear people say that no African Americans today were slaves, so the slavery history of their ancestors is not relevant.
If this is what you believe... I assume it must mean you had an excellent childhood with one or two functional fully healthy parents.
Because if anyone has been raised by a parent with a history of severe childhood trauma, you know that severe childhood trauma gets passed along generation to generation.
So what gives? How do you see the situation differently from the perspective I'm offering?
As a black man, I am able to freely go where I please. If I don’t like my company, I can leave it. I can go anywhere another race can. (Not klan meetings, though).
To sit here and blame my hard ships on the fact that I don’t have every single chance at a good life in comparison to any other citizen due to being black is asinine.
So slavery blew, but it has no bearing on life today.