slavery, a crutch?

I know everyone is tired of hearing about the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin situation but it has really opened up avenues for great debates about race to transpire. I found this comment below in an article by a Yahoo News journalist about the ‘Wide Racial Gap in Reaction to Zimmerman Verdict’.

“Do you remember slavery? Me either. Do your parents remember slavery? Nope. Do their parents remember slavery? Nope. Get over it black people. Stop using it as a crutch.” - The Jones

Personally, I disagree but I do feel there is a new form of slavery that is mental and is having a negative affect on your youth. I want to ask my black counterparts (or even-non blacks) if they feel this is true or not true and why.

~ cp.