Originally Posted by Hillaire
Madame, I admire your sensibilities and intelligence more than about anyone's on these boards, but I feel impelled to reply. As a non-Anglo, who lived in Germany with a white German mother until I was sixteen, I hardly perceive the race issue as hard for Europeans to understand. The animosity I have witnessed toward the Turkish and Pakistani labor forces in England as well as in Germany, the Skinhead and Neo-Nazi activity I witnessed in Berlin, not mention enduring tensions between Germans and Jews... I won't dive further....
I am sorry to hear that. Of course I read the newspapers, watch the news and know about those racially similar, if not the same, people and some of the things they do, or would like to do, to eachother.
For G_d's sake: if neighbours can't get along, why should countries on the same continent?
You overestimate my IQ. I do not know nearly enough of American history, and the whole black-white racial issues.
I do know about the slavery, but not so much about what happened to the black people after that. I do understand that anyone who has been enslaved by a group of people would be bitter, angry etc.
But why is all that hate between blacks and whites still going on? That was my original question.
I threw it out there, hoping for an explanation - and all I seem to get is more of the same which I can read on any other forum.
Jews are not another race. The Jews I have known and know are from all over the world, and what makes them Jewish is their religion.
I am not expecting everyone everywhere to hold hands and sing "Kumbaya", but it would be nice if we did. Minus the Kumbaya.