Woo, more controversy.
Also, that isn't even what this is about. This is about a recent issue from the 1980's and the 1990's.
"For years now, John Boyd has divided his time between growing soybeans
and pressuring Congress. Fighting for tens of thousands of black farmers
like himself, discriminated against by the Department of Agriculture in
the 1980s and 90s." ref:http://www.necn.com/11/21/10/Senate-approves-final-portion-of-pay-out/landing_business.html?blockID=357659&feedID=4209
So you don't think that the actions of those hundreds of years ago have ANY sort of repercussions in today's society? All is said and done, it's okay now?
Because it's not.. Equality is still a huge issue in the US. Yes, even if slavery ended hundreds of years ago. And yes, it's still a problem. My family has a history of persecution, with both sides having gone through two separate GENOCIDES. Neither side had anyone living in or even near
the US during any time period remotely close to the era of slavery. And yet I still recognize there's an issue in the US. In short, don't forget your countries history, or you're damned to repeat it. Even if you don't realize it. Because obviously no one is actually a slave owner anymore, but the issue manifests itself in other ways. Educate yourself.