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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

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    I think Africa should apologize for slavery...they're the ones who sold us the slaves, after all.
    Ok, but Africa is a continent and continents do not have governments so which "countries" of African are you designating to be the Apologizer Rabbits ?
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Frodly View Post
    Well, I think a lot of people are saying we have nothing to apologize for, as we don't own slaves. It is true that no one alive today owned slaves, but the legacy of slavery and racism in this country can be seen very clearly today in many poor black neighborhoods.
    Poor black neighborhoods which poor blacks decided to make.

    If Obama can do it, everyone can. Its time to stop making excuses for a race of people due to something that happened 150 f'n years ago.


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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I think Africa should apologize for slavery...they're the ones who sold us the slaves, after all.
    Yeah, we want a refund. j/k
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

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    Would you please explain what you are saying. Is that code for something?
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    Ok, but Africa is a continent and continents do not have governments so which "countries" of African are you designating to be the Apologizer Rabbits ?
    The same Africa which African 'Americans belong to, whoever that happens to be.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

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    Yeah, we want a refund. j/k
    I'm sure I could dig up some receipts

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    That was already done if fact that is how the "country" of Liberia got "founded". And the former slaves were so grateful for the "free tickets " that they named the new capital of the new country Monrovia and the one and only and famous James THE President Monroe. They even modeld their flag silimar to the US Flag.
    Ah well there we go then, it's all settled.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Anyone who thinks slavery is gone from the world is sadly out of touch.

    Africa is a continent, not a country. "Africa" didn't sell us slaves, Arabs did. It has almost always been the case that Arabs from the North of the continent (i.e. Egypt) come down to the Southern nations to capture blacks from villages who have no means of defending themselves. European Imperialism enabled this further. Even today, the slave trade exists in full swing. The Arabs still come down from the North as they have for thousands of years, and lead chain gangs of slaves out of their traditional villages and territories for sale on the market. Many of them are children, and especially young girls who can double as slaves and prostitutes.

    The U.S. and the slave traders are two sides of the slavery coin and both are responsible. Although slavery is not directly present in the Western world today, the West still enables it by supporting foreign economies who rely on cheap labour provided by indentured servants in sweatshops. Countries that have a shortage of cheap labourers often turn to the slave trade, or they turn a blind eye to companies who willingly trade in human beings.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Anyone who thinks slavery is gone from the world is sadly out of touch.

    Africa is a continent, not a country. "Africa" didn't sell us slaves, Arabs did. It has almost always been the case that Arabs from the North of the continent (i.e. Egypt) come down to the Southern nations to capture blacks from villages who have no means of defending themselves. European Imperialism enabled this further. Even today, the slave trade exists in full swing. The Arabs still come down from the North as they have for thousands of years, and lead chain gangs of slaves out of their traditional villages and territories for sale on the market. Many of them are children, and especially young girls who can double as slaves and prostitutes.

    The U.S. and the slave traders are two sides of the slavery coin and both are responsible. Although slavery is not directly present in the Western world today, the West still enables it by supporting foreign economies who rely on cheap labour provided by indentured servants in sweatshops. Countries that have a shortage of cheap labourers often turn to the slave trade, or they turn a blind eye to companies who willingly trade in human beings.
    Are you suggesting that we search every company in every country to determine which companies deal in slaves? and then block their goods from entering the U.S.? We can't even scan half the goods coming into this country though the seaports, how do you expect us to enforce this?

    Secondly, even if the above is true, what does an appology to American blacks accomplish? What does any appology from our Congress accomplish? Nothing. It is an empty and worthless jesture that took up valuable time the Congress could have been using to address today's problems. The slave trade is going to continue in Africa until the Africans stop it, U.S. involvement will only breed resentment.
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The same Africa which African 'Americans belong to, whoever that happens to be.

    Grr I hate that ****ing term.

    Its so god damned racist.

    As if they are not worthy of being regular AMericans, they have to be "African" Americans.

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    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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