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7 12, 9:39am
As an actual American...no. The widespread enslavement of Africans in the USA has had very far reaching consequences for our country's history, from a civil war, to a long civil rights movement, to the hangovers of the past era (income inequality, racial profiling in policing, etc) that we're still struggling to deal with, and to dismiss it as "just something in the past" is ignorant of hundreds of years of context.
We may not have been the worst offenders, but it is a fairly recent and traumatic event for us, and is traumatic on a personal level for many African Americans in their family history, and in the aforementioned consequences today.
The Brits and Scandinavians have had the time to shake it off. We haven't.