Originally Posted by neilpeartjr.
First of all, the United States has only been around for 200 years, and I highly doubt the Europeans did slave traded with Native Americans they didn't know existed.
Second of all, allow me to quote Chris Rock:
"No, I don't think a black person who scored lower on a job test should get the job over a white person. But if its a tie, fuck 'em. Shit, you guys had 200 years to study for this!"
Yes, you make some good points. I'm not really trying to take the most stringent position on affirmative action, but more to try to just get my head around what the experience of someone like a black person or homosexual experiences in today's society. I"m not remotely qualified to speak of their oppression, but just to acknowledge and ponder the predicament of a minority in today's US culture must really be a bitch.
I just thought it pretty weird Hardaway would expouse such hate. Pure idiocy. I'd gather that his growing up years may not have been a piece of cake exactly, no matter what part of the US he grew up in. Must've been a real bitch in many ways.
At any rate, you should brush up on the history of slavery as it relates to the African continent, the North American subcontinent (Caribbean), Europe's role, and the underlying related commerce of that day. You'd then understand the 500 years span a bit vs 200 years. Believe it or not, the United States is NOT the center of the universe (although I sometimes delusionally believe California-stan is)