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Well, don't the native Americans have a museum on the Mall? Aren't they also 'just' U.S. persons. The Jewish genocide is equally 'just' part of general world history. So what's the point of such a museum: so we will never forget? Good, let's hope that we and future generations will also never forget the plight of the African people who were taken by force by white people to what is now the U.S. (and other places), had to live there as the PRIVATE PROPERTY of white people until emancipation, suffered the white people's denial of their basic civil rights until only 40/50 years ago, and I don't know what else. They have as much if not more of a right than the victims of Nazi barbarism to a monumental institution on the U.S. Mall: so we will remember, never forget. Or not? Yes, there is the museum on Ellis Island for the European immigrants. What does this have to do with the forbears of black Americans? Generosity. The quaint U.S. melting-pot stuff we all learned in primary school is far from the truth.
by Quentin on Fri Jan 20th, 2006 at 05:28:56 AM EST
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