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Can We Stop Appologizing for Slavery Yet?

Louie CK gives Jay Leno a lesson in the relevance of historical context in this clip from the Tonight Show.

Every year white people add 100 years to how long ago slavery was. I’ve heard educated white people say, ‘slavery was 400 years ago.’ No it very wasn’t. It was 140 years ago…that’s two 70-year-old ladies living and dying back to back. That’s how recently you could buy a guy.

Does the passage of time absolve the aggressor? How much time?



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