Thursday, April 15, 2010

Eugene Robinson on America's Slave-owning Past

Excellent article, and a necessary corrective to the "Civil War was about states' rights" crowd.  Robinson is an excellent columnist anyway, but it is essential on this topic to hear from an African-American.  In my humble opinion, Americans in general are unwilling to look at the more unpleasant aspects of American history and public policy, and I think that's wrong.  An unpleasant policy MAY be necessary (but isn't usually) but the nation should be honest about it if so.


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