There are several black teachers at the school where I work who have attended some of the events I've been at. When school is let out for the day we have had some good discussions, including the inevitable one about slavery. Since I play both sides, I had perspectives from varying viewpoints. They realize that it was a century and a half ago and times have changed since then. I guess we somewhat feel akin since the Irish and the Germans weren't all that well thought of back then either. As one of my teacher friends said to me "We might not have an unblemished history, but at least we have the freedom to look back at it."
Major Keith Karcher
Bluegrass Mountain Artillery