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Old January 5 2010, 06:48 AM   #156
Geoff Peterson
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Re: When Will White People Stop Making Movies Like "Avatar"?

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Who do we owe, and what do we owe them?
I think he covered it:



to make the whole world a better place
But that's the thing. WE didn't crap on anyone. So why should we be made to pay for something we didn't do?

I'm not denying that there are 'privileges', as such. But we didn't ask for that. It just happened. We are not responsible for the crimes of our ancestors. If somebody's born into a rich family, would you force them to surrender their wealth to the government? Is the current lineup of the Chicago White Sox responsible for this?

Now of course we should *always* work to make the world a better place - nobody's saying we shouldn't. But *all* people should do that, regardless of race. It's not a special obligation for 'whitey' to do it.
"We" covers more than you and me. It's we as a people and a society. If you're working to right wrongs and make the world a better place you're covered.
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