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"The [Holocaust] fills us Germans with shame.  I bow before the victims.  I bow before the survivors and before those who helped them survive."

~ Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, in a speech delivered to the Isreali parliament on Tuesday

We've always wondered why Americans find it so difficult to publicly say the same about the shameful parts of our history, like enslaving African Americans, killing Native Americans, putting Japanese Americans in concentration camps and enforcing racist Jim Crow laws against African Americans.  America has a lot to be proud of, yes.  But why is it so hard for many Americans to acknowledge the parts of our history that were just plain wrong?

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