Slavery in America was over 200 years ago. It was a short time in our nation’s history and one that should have never happened.
Factually, most of us can trace our ancestors back to a point in time where many of them were slaves.
My grandmother was from Albania. She told stories of hiding in a cellar listening to the sound of the camel’s hooves on the streets above her head. Why was she hiding? The Turkish raiders were always on the search for young girls and boys to take as slaves.
There is a good chance that one of my paternal grandfathers was a slave to the Emperor of Constantinople.
Do the Turkish people alive today owe me anything? No. The past is the past. I refuse, as did my ancestors, to be a victim of past transgressions.
None of the people protesting today were born when slavery existed in this country. We are fighting over an offense that no one alive today did and against those who were not alive to be offended.
The issue of oppression has been addressed by current laws and stands firm.
My family came to America to escape oppression and forced servitude. We cam here to participate in the opportunities for liberty that exist nowhere in the world other than this country.
This culture of hate and of systemic racism is fueled by self-serving opportunists. The vast majority of all creeds and colors which have come to this great country, follow the law and live in peace in this great nation.
They raise their families, have jobs, ask for no handouts from the government, and live peacefully together.
There is simply no justification to fuel hate, division, and violence as an excuse to behave badly, loot, riot, and destroy private property. A lot of which is being done for political gain!
We should as a country always speak out against racism when it rears its ugly head. Judging anyone based on their race is unacceptable and peacefully assembling to speak out against it is something we can all support.
America is the biggest “melting pot” in the world with people of all nationalities, religions, and races living together in peace. The opportunity is there for everyone to make a great life for themselves.
Tags: Albania, Christy Zito, Racism, Slavery