You were not in the Holocaust. You were not a slave. You were not alive when "your" land was taken. So what are you bitchin' about? I have heard so so so many people say "You don't know what my people went through" or "You don't know what it's like" or "You wouldn't understand". And my question is: "DO YOU"? How do you feel the pain of something that happened decades before you were born? How can you truly understand what it's like to have a whip going across your back? How can you smell the odor of people being gassed and burned to death? Why do you think you deserve land or money for losing a fight that happened 200 yrs ago? People seem to think the things their ancestors went through entitle them to something today. YOU WERE NOT THERE!!! YOU DIDN'T SURVIVE $HIT!! A few years ago there was a special showing of "Shindler's List". I went with a friend. No white people cried. No black people cried. But Jewish people were in tears like they were having a flashback. But they were less than 50 yrs old. Some of you drove here in a BMW or SUV. What are you crying about? African Americans ,in person and in the media, think they are deserved something for enduring slavery. I still hear African American's bring up 40acres and a mule. I have heard them say "My people endured slavery, I deserve better than this". Then make it better. Your ancestors would be disgusted if they could see some of the opportunities that are being wasted. Native Americans (to this day) receive benefits just for being Native Americans. What did they do to deserve this? Lose a war? Yes, Americans took your land but that is what happens in all of history. Why should you get treated special for been the descendent of some one you didn't know? My uncle died of cancer. I have no idea what that is like. And don't pretend to. So i'm asking: Is it truly possible to feel the pain of an ancestor? or is it just an excuse to get benefits and sympathy? Should certain groups get special treatment? Extra money for school or reduced taxes? What do you think?