Posted 08 December 2010 - 01:49 PM
Sad yes, but given the history of inequality concerning human rights all over our planet it's not surprising. I'm thankful everyday that I live in a country that never condoned or allowed slavery, and I'm glad that the USA is doing everything it can to make up for mistakes of the past. That being said, I'm sure Panger didn't mean to imply anything with his slip up, and I don't think anything will come of this, he may be annoying at times but I doubt he's racist given that he's good buddies with Stevie Y, and The Captain would never be friends with anyone who was like that I'm sure.
Don't be too proud. The only reason that Canada as you know it never participated in slavery is quite simply because it isn't old enough, even if you go as far back as 1867.
You might also want to do some reading on pre-confederation Canada.http://en.wikipedia....avery_in_Canada
Slavery is as old as human history, and I get really hacked off at the modern day PC propaganda that slavery was something that was only done by white europeans to black africans.
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