Another idiotic statement I see more and more of, especially out of the black community. I am not sure how many exactly, but we all agree that some rich Southerners had slaves? While Civil War was more than just about slavery, it was definitely a part of it, a big part. Many men, American men, died for this. I am also aware that after Civil War, the country was rebuilt all over, even in cities that Civil War never touched (militarily) and America was rebuilt without slavery. One final point, albeit a very important one, slavery didn't originate in the US, and slavery is still alive in other countries TODAY. What has UN done about that? Or anyone?