No, not from my position I cannot.
Black people also fought in that war, but after the war the two people white and black were treated very, very different.
So I cannot understand what you mean.
I do agree with your first statement about the goverment.
perhaps they were treated "differently", but they were not slaves and many who had the ambition went on to become quite successful. as with anyone in america, the opporutnity exists to pull one self up and become whatever they choose. some people take advantage of this, while others prefer not to.
with that, i don't feel any emotions to those, be the black or white or whomever, if they choose not to. additionally, i don't know of any former slaves who are still alive today, and i'll be damned if the government is going to take my tax dollars and hand it out to people who's only knowledge of slavery is from a history book.
now, i've watched the HBO specials on slavery and it's an emotional history of our past...but that's where it ends: in our past. if some, such as yourself, prefer to dwell on this "woe is me" excuse, then that's a shortcoming on your part. i know many black families that live where i do and are quite "well to do", in fact some much better than many whites around here.
so, where is the problem?