said by XBL2009: said by jcp:
the civil war was over in 1865, black people have been free since to do as they please. no one forced them to lay fiber in the ground let alone build this country from what it was almost 150 years ago. so that really is kinda a moot point in this conversation
Slavery really didn't end until 1964 with the civil rights bill.
oh i wasn't aware we forced african americans to work for us for free. i believe if i remember my middle school history correctly slavery was abolished in 1865, granted they may have not had the same rights.. but i'm pretty sure they were not forced to work. i'm also fairly sure if they weren't satisfied with what they were doing or where they were they were free to relocate somewhere else...