Agreed. That is the predicament. The problem is how do we deal with not only the 'original sin', but how do we fully and justly put forth a more complete and encompassing history?There was a lot of debate about slavery. Even many of the slaveholding founding fathers abhorred it and saw the conflict, and predicted it would cause the US major problems in the future.
Our peaceful dialog here is evidence enough that there is more to this story.
Inclusion of the conflict alone rather than a drive-by gloss over would go along way to healing our nation.
The debate has been going on for a very long time.
Omission and twisting of history...
The incomplete and false history has lead to others telling their own story.
We could go on and on forever, but the compromise alone speaks to subjugation.
Wasn't the Boston Tea Party (the original and only) about rebelling against Taxation without representation?
Would free labor (think 100% taxation) without representation not be contradictory go against that fight?
Continuing on this tangent angle, did not a Stevedore named Crispus Attucks lay down his life in the Boston Massacre. An event that helped spark the American Revolution?
Another link discussing the debate going on in Tennessee: https://www.localmemphis.com/amp/ar...ools/522-9a752ec8-5dce-4fb8-b8ce-80310a1b71c7