Every MLK day, we reflect on the history of race in our country. Today i watched the Oprah MLK day special, in one part of it a descendant of a slave and descendant of a slave owner who enslaved her family were united, the slave owners descendant apologized for the horrible things his family did. So this brings up many questions. 1) Should descendants of slaves receive government compensation for what their ancestors went through? 2) Should affirmative action, and things the the Congressional Black Caucus still exist? 3) Are groups like the new Black Panthers, really just glorified hate groups? And are people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson really just bigots? 4) How much longer until we REALLY live in a post racial America. And how will we get there? By continuing to open up and talk about it, or just let it go? Feel free to add any questions you have and discuss. Should be an interesting thread. I'm also curious to get an approximate racial makeup of this forum, so i might add a poll to get that if you guys think it's a good idea.