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Originally posted by Doc Velocity
But, hold on people... We installed the government, whatever the government does is a reflection on the people of America. I do not want my elected representatives apologizing for me to the world.
And if the Democrat-controlled government really wanted to apologize for racial injustice, they'd force Senator Robert "White Nigger" Bird to resign for his involvement with the Ku Klux Klan.
Oh, but I guess Senator Bird isn't a scab on his political party.
— Doc Velocity
Originally posted by misfitoy
Wasn't there an episode on the Simpsons where Homer received money for slavery after discovering he was of African descent?
We live in a country where a black man is the president, this is a wonderful thing and says a lot about our nation. Therefore I don't want to hear anyone whining about discrimination anymore.
Originally posted by Darkblade71
I think it was the right thing to do, politically motivated or not. The US gov. finally put forward a formal appology for slavery. Good for them!
Now they need to apologize for what they did to native americans as well.
It might just seem like useless words to some, but really, it is the right thing to do, and that makes it worth doing IMO.
On February 24, 2007, the Virginia General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution Number 728 acknowledging "with profound regret the involuntary servitude of Africans and the exploitation of Native Americans, and call for reconciliation among all Virginians." With the passing of this resolution, Virginia became the first state to acknowledge through the state's governing body their state's negative involvement in slavery. The passing of this resolution came on the heels of the 400th anniversary celebration of the city of Jamestown, Virginia, which was one of the first slave ports of the American colonies.
On July 30, 2008, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution apologizing for American slavery and subsequent discriminatory laws.
Senate Backs Apology for Slavery