In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Bob Dylan asserted that the stigma of slavery ruined America.

And according to Dylan, we will never get passed theĀ  shame of that horrific institution because our country’s continued success was built on the backs of slaves.

From the Huffington Post:

“The veteran musician tells Rolling Stone that in America ‘people (are) at each other’s throats just because they are of a different color,’ adding that ‘it will hold any nation back.’ He also says blacks know that some whites ‘didn’t want to give up slavery.’

The 71-year-old Dylan said, ‘If slavery had been given up in a more peaceful way, America would be far ahead today.’

When asked if President Barack Obama was helping to shift a change, Dylan says: ‘I don’t have any opinion on that. You have to change your heart if you want to change.'”


Check out Dylan’s classic Civil Rights anthem ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ below:


Will America ever get beyond racism, and the stigma of slavery?

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