Thursday, February 14, 2008
I think in light of Australia's recent apology to the Aborigines, the USA should apologize for their part in the enslavement of Africans in a very direct way: They should pay for the detailed genetic report of anyone who wants one. Right now, it costs $1000 to have your entire genetic ancestry worked out, and I think we owe it to the ancestors of those people we kidnapped and brought here as slaves. If it's good enough for Chris Rock, it's good enough for everyone else. What tribe am I from? Whose blood courses through my veins? Who are my people? Where did my great great grandmother come from? We owe it to them, and then some.