Are we responsible for the actions of our ancestors from 200 years ago? According to Georgetown University and many black activists, yes, we are responsible for the actions of our ancestors, but that is one of the most racist and hypocritical concepts in America today.
This week, Georgetown University announced that they giving preferential treatment to the descendants of 272 slaves sold by the university in 1838 to pay off the school’s debts. On the news, they interviewed one of those descendants who said the apology from the school is a good start to making things right.
Allow me to ask if the Georgetown school officials prior to 1838 were the ones that traveled to Africa, captured the blacks and transported them to the US and forced them to be slaves? At the time, slavery was not illegal and therefore there was nothing wrong with owning or selling slaves in the eyes of the law.
Since Barack Obama, who I want to remind everyone is HALF WHITE, has also spoken about the need to make apologies and reparations to America’s blacks because of the slavery that was abolished 153 years ago. He, like many black activists believe that America owes them something for what happened hundreds of years ago,
Ironically and hypocritically, many of the same black activists are among those who say that it is wrong to deport the children of illegal aliens. I’ve often heard the argument that the children didn’t do anything wrong, it was their parents and grandparents and the children shouldn’t be held responsible for actions that were out of their control.
Holding true to that argument, no one today should be held responsible for the actions of our ancestors from over 150 years ago. Do we hold the children of murderers, rapists, bank robbers and other criminals responsible for the crimes of their parent? NO! then why should anyone make apologies and give preferential treatment to the descendants of slaves since no one living today had anything to do with the slavery in question?
I believe that Georgetown University and others are being forced to do things by black activists are not only wrong, but hypocritical. If Georgetown is justified in their actions, then there is nothing wrong with deporting all illegal aliens regardless of their age or when then entered the US. To have it both ways is truly hypocritical and wrong!