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We’ve known the answer for 200 years and there is still no justice


There were defenders of the Indians. Perhaps the most eloquent was Senator  Theodore Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, who told the Senate, debating removal:

“We have crowded the tribes upon a few miserable acres on our southern frontier; it is all that is left to them of their once boundless forest: and still, like the horse-leech, our insatiated cupidity cries, give! give! … Sir … Do the obligations of justice change with the color of the skin?”

1830. From Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States

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