I was reading up a bit about slavery. Turns out pretty much everything ethnic or demographic group one can think of was enslaved at one point or another throughout human history.
Seems like someone owes all of us an apology.
Of course, each of us has their own group who owes us an apology, and it’s not all the same group owing the same people an apology. It’s going to be a lot to sort out.
But at least we all know to be really angry and unable to functionally contribute to society while we figure it all out.
I was thinking I could continue to do my job and earn enough money to pay my mortgage, feed my family, and perhaps enjoy my life a bit. But I thought a better use of my time may be to track my ancestral history down to who was enslaved, and by whom, and then tracking down those slave owners and demanding reparations.
Given the choice, I think that would be a much better use of my time.