If Black People had murdered, lynched, terrorized, tortured, raped, broken up white families for hundreds of years would white people hate blacks?

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This is about the effects, hundreds of years of terrorizing Black People have had on white culture. Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someones shoes and FEEL as a human being what they have been through. Criminals who show remorse are treated one way those that don’t are treated another.

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A postcard showing the 1920 Duluth, Minnesota lynchings — No Whites were harmed in the taking of that photograph.

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The real question is: Having done NONE of those things on a systemic and systematic basis, having never in American history abused, murder, lynched terrorized, tortured or broken up white families at the scale Whites did for at least three hundred years to Blacks trapped in chattel slavery

  • Perhaps its the embarrassment of knowing your every achievement is tainted with the murder of innocent people who did you no harm and just wanted the same things you did: to be happy, to take care of their families, to love and be given love in return.
  • Mostly, I suspect its fear of retribution. Revenge is a strong motivation among White European cultures. Perhaps the fear of Blacks eventually rising in numbers, in prominence and wealth, gaining control of society through actual merit (because to succeed in this culture, they MUST actually be proficient in whatever they do) to one day to to you what was done to them, must sit heavy in White minds.
  • This explains their current destructive behavior in American society, vacuuming up wealth where ever they can, leaving desperation and destitution in their wake to build their walled enclaves where they can sit apart from the people they disenfranchise with their every act.
  • It could simply be a White pathology no one is willing to diagnose. Racial hatred seems to be a cultural running theme. See: World War II — Nazi Germany; also see: Jim Crow Laws
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A 2003 memorial in Duluth honors three workers who were lynched there in 1920.

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