This is what gets me. How far back do we need to take this? Do we stop in that last couple hundred years because it's convenient, there's more written records, and black people were the ones being picked on in America at the time? Why should that time period be any more important than, say, the Roman period in Europe when a shitton of white people were slaves?I never understood the “guilt for the ancestors” things. My ancestors were a bunch of people I never met or even lived during the same time as them. Why should I be made to feel guilty over their actions? I had no control over their actions. Hell, I don’t even know what the actions were.
People have been shitty to other people for arbitrary reasons since people first began to exist. Demanding one arbitrary group feel guilty because it's reasonably close by in historical terms is utterly pointless and only done for reasons of power. They scream about history but regard it as only a small period that affected them.
Ditto for rubbish like 'cultural appropriation'.