No Apologies For Slavery

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    No Apologies For Slavery

    The Southern Avenger rants about the stigma of slavery in America and how it is used as a tool in modern politics.
     
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    Too late. We already apologized.
     
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    The "Southern Avenger" is a racist moron.

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    I've never seen a reason to apoligize for slavery considering that I and 100% of Americans don't believe in it. I can't really understand the attitude that somehow we are all connected to one another as if we were a single person to the point where Americans living over a hundred years ago become a part of our individual identities.
     
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    Meh.

    Blacks are better off for (some of) their ancestors being brought here as slaves.


    You're welcome, btw.

    (you could be back in Africa)
     
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    Who exactly did we apologize to exactly?
     
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    House Issues An Apology For Slavery - washingtonpost.com

    By Darryl Fears
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008

    The House yesterday apologized to black Americans, more than 140 years after slavery was abolished, for the "fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow" segregation.



    Would you like a list of individual states that have apologized too?
     
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    Just to head you off...

    More states apologizing for slavery

    WASHINGTON -- As Americans marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday, more states are apologizing for their historic role in slavery in an effort to begin healing the wounds created by what many have called the country's "original sin."



    Florida last month became the sixth state to adopt a resolution expressing "profound regret for the shameful chapter" in the state's history and promoting "healing and reconciliation among all Floridians."



    More: More states apologizing for slavery | Oakland Tribune Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET


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    Connecticut thus becomes the eighth state to apologize for slavery in the past two years, joining Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia, and New Jersey. Expressions of apology have also been considered in a number of other states, and Connecticut is not expected to be the last state to offer an apology.


    Connecticut apologizes for slavery | The Living Consequences


    Are there more?...maybe...not in the mood to keep looking.
     
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    I have no problem with a resolution that acknowledges the "fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery" since it is a truly evil part of our nations history that must never be forgotten. I am very much reluctant to issue an apology to black Americans living today since none living today had to live through the injustice. However, an apology to who lived through segregation is warranted.
     
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    I wonder when many West African states are going to apologise for actually capturing and selling slaves?

    Hell, it is likely over in the Islamic East Obama's ancestors where in on the trade.
     

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