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Clinton: U.S. Is Paying Price For Past Injustices Against Blacks, Native Americans
Posted By: Akinkawon In Response To: The Taliban's 'Divine Punishment' (AFP)
Date: 8, November 01, at 2:34 p.m.
In Response To: The Taliban's 'Divine Punishment' (AFP)
NO END TO THESE DIVINE RETRIBUTIONS.....
Bill Clinton, the former president, said yesterday that terror has existed in America for hundreds of years and the nation is "paying a price today" for its past of slavery and for looking "the other way when a significant number of native Americans were dispossessed and killed."
"Here in the United States, we were founded as a nation that practiced slavery, and slaves quite frequently were killed even though they were innocent," said Mr. Clinton in a speech to nearly 1,000 students at Georgetown University's ornate Gaston Hall.
"This country once looked the other way when a significant number of native Americans were dispossessed and killed to get their land or their mineral rights or because they were thought of as less than fully human.
"And we are still paying a price today," said Mr. Clinton
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