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"You wonder why we didn't do it 100 years ago," Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), lead sponsor of the resolution, said after the unanimous-consent vote. "It is important to have a collective response to a collective injustice."
Push for an apology and reparations will lead to a greater racial divide .
When the slaves were freed they did not want to leave. They had a home, medical care and were well taken care of. My paternal and maternal ancestors treated their slaves like the humans they were and respected them as real people.
Originally posted by marg6043
Also because some of my ancestors may have been slave or indenture servants I also wants some for that.
I read once that after the Civil War, many of the slaves actually chose to stay with their masters and this is because many of the slaves felt like they were part of the family, many weren't abused like is typically characterized.
I think that many slave owners treated their slaves that way because the Bible actually says, in the Law, that if the Hebrews were to accquire slaves, they weren't supposed to abuse them.
Well it is the US gov that is apologizing, not the man on the street, the Gov was involved. Therefore, they should do just what they did, apologize. None of us alive today had anything to do with slavery, but our gov continues on and was involved.