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Wednesday May 31st

Horowitz's Point of View \Was a `Slap' to UNC's Entire Black Community

In his Monday April 2 Point of View in The Daily Tar Heel, David Horowitz writes, " ... blacks now living in America are the freest and most prosperous black people on earth. The average descendant of African slaves in America earns between 20 and 50 times as much as the average black person in Africa, whose ancestors were not kidnapped and enslaved."

Wow, I never realized descendants of slaves should actually be grateful for the opportunity the slave traders afforded them. Perhaps someone should go out to the protesters in the Pit and ask them to sign a giant thank-you card?

Seriously, though, the reparations issue is a complicated one, but this comment belongs nowhere in the debate.

And to the DTH -- did you guys really have to slap the campus' African-American community in the face for a publicity stunt? You didn't even make Horowitz pay for his racism. You guys gave him the column for free.

Allison Pickett


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