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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I would support the same for Europeans, Asians and Hispanics.
    Yeah if they're looking for reparations, sure thing.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Move Past It? We should never forget the horrid things that we have done in the past! When we start to forget History? We start to make the same mistakes again. Never Forget!
    There is a marked difference between moving past something and forgeting about it. We SHOULD never forget slavery. It is a terrible stain on our nation's past, but we SHOULD also move past it. An appology now accomplishes nothing, helps no one, and gets us no where. It is time that we moved forward addressing today's problems and use history to guide us, not stumble all over a history we cannot change and fall into the future weighed down by the past.
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    It is far easier for them to make resolutions about slavery, and the demonstrations in Iran,then to have to work on the economy,which neither side has any clue how to fix.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    BBC NEWS | UK | Church apologises for slave tradeA church doing the right thing?

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    It looks like the only ones not apologizing are the Africans and Arabs who stole, traded, or bought them,and then sold them.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    That's a hyper quantum leap to equate the tax law to a form of slavery by the IRS.
    Yeah, a bit.
    I'm what Willis was talkin' bout.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Maybe instead of worrying about what has happened to our ancestors, we need to worry about what we are doing today. Yes Slavery does not exist anymore in the US, but discrimination and racism is still very alive. We, as American People, should realize that all men AND women are created equal. Equality does not mean we all are the same in everything, but that everyone has an ability that is in no way greater or inferior to another.

    Realize that everyone has racist or prejudice tendencies and to stop those tendencies through an inner transformation. Change yourself before you try to change the world. If everyone in America could embrace this idea, then we could be place that honestly accepted everyone for who they are.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    But no mention of slaughtering every American we saw in our gunsites known as the "Settling of the American West"?
    It is what it is and it was what it was and thankfully it is over(?)
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    My family had nothing to do with the slavery that occurred, why do I have to apologize?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Slavery once made the world's economy go round. Ugly truth.

    I get tired of America acting like it is the only country in the world that once had slaves, or that we are the only people that ever ran native people off their land.

    It's the way the world once was. Again, it's the sad, ugly truth.

    We've actually gotten past it. Not so in Africa and the Middle East, which ironically, is where it all began.

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