"Pretty much everybody needs to Learn from that statement.
Most people whether or not they or their ancestors dealt with slavery, are still holding on to petty prejudice, and are still owing there ultimate allegiance to nations instead of to their fellow men within the human community.
That is what I was implying when I showed that quote from Selassie I."
Fair enough, thanks for the clarification...
As far as Black nations not speaking out, I would counter that every one of them at one time or another actively resisted their enslavement and colonization. That being said, by the time "white" nations were enslaving people, those people were already living in a land that had been colonized and governmental power had shifted from the hands of those who were indigenous to that land to the hands of outsiders. How much voice does a nation already in bondage have? While every "white" nation knew they stood to gain from the practice of slavery they did not act when they could have acted, and today they continue to reap for their own benefit. Black peoples fought entire wars in resistance to their own colonization/enslavement and put their lives down for this cause, and we must also bear in mind that none of these nations did this by choice, they fought out of necessity, while "white" nations did have a choice to speak out or not, they chose not to and either sat idle or acitvely participated. Either way as members of a human community we all have a responsibility and should look at members of any nation, being raped in such a way, as members of our own.
Ark I, I don't think we are really disagreeing with the fact here, I think I and I are caught up in debating eachother, I really didn't mean for that to happen.