Hahahahahahahahhaa, you think making books and movies is setting the record straight? People here have dealt with the history of slavery in America far more than they have the history of genocide. Ask the average person what they think about African slavery and they will tell you it was a terrible thing, should never have happened, and they probably know a decent amount about what happened. Ask the average person what they know about native American genocide and they will look at you blankly, deny it, say "those Indians weren't using the land anyway", or maybe just maybe say "yea it was unfair but was going to happen anyway."LoopStationZebra wrote:For that matter, his comments about people not wanting to deal with that part of American history are complete shite. FFS. For the last 20+ years there have been scores of books and movies that endeavored to set the record straight on what happened to the native people of the Americas.
African-Americans where given voting rights in 1870 when the 15th amendment prohibited discrimination against citizens on the basis of race. Native-Americans weren't even legally considered human at that point, much less citizens. It wasn't until 1924 that Native Americans were considered fully human. In fact, my great grandfather murdered his native wife, which was fine, but was stopped from murdering his children because they were at least half-white.
Most educated people know that some of the 'founding fathers' had slaves yes, but some didn't and great people like Jefferson wanted to free the slaves all along. Yea great, but the 'founding fathers' were unanimous that genocide against the natives was essential, Jefferson most definitely and explicitly included.