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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    The consequences of slavery are very real for this generation of blacks and their parents and grandparents. I find it totally short sighted and ignorant of people to ignore this fact. An apology, issued by our government body, is a welcome move. It's about more than just "owning slaves," but rather also about the consequences of our European ancestors acting like a bunch of morons. Be a part of the move to erase racism and stop complaining about a goodwill move by our government which used to see slavery as legal.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
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    The Senate Resolution is non binding and " It Cannot Be Used in Reparations Cases"

    I know that this is a feel good action on the part of the Club of One Hundred but apologizing for slavery is about time.

    Does anyone think that the Senate should not have appologized ? If so why.

    Does anyone think that the Senate should have made this a binding resolution AND made it with reparartions ?

    If so why.

    Does any think that now that the Senate has passed this resolution Blacks shoudl shut up already, get back to work, and don't cause any more problems ?

    Does anyone think that all of the 99 serving Senators should be thrown out of office for passing this resolution ?
    The price for slavery was paid with the blood of over 600,000 men, so that's it, that was your reparations, it's over.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Because the people who owned slaves are long dead. That's what I mean. It's like me apologizing to some dude who my grandfather bitch slapped while a boyscout
    No it's like you apologizing to some dude's grandchild because your grandfather slapped his grandfather while they were in boy scouts

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The price for slavery was paid with the blood of over 600,000 men, so that's it, that was your reparations, it's over.
    yeah, right.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    The consequences of slavery are very real for this generation of blacks and their parents and grandparents. I find it totally short sighted and ignorant of people to ignore this fact. An apology, issued by our government body, is a welcome move. It's about more than just "owning slaves," but rather also about the consequences of our European ancestors acting like a bunch of morons. Be a part of the move to erase racism and stop complaining about a goodwill move by our government which used to see slavery as legal.
    Hi Roadie ! As usual you bring the morality back into an "arguement". I was remiss in mentioning that this appology was not just about slavery but also about segration and the effect of Jim Crow. I truly have been mulling this appology over in my mind.

    I realize that I got into a bit a "joke" mode last night with the subject but it is something that need to be discussed.

    Good to see you posting friend!!! People tend to post at the level of the other posters and you raise the bar whenever you post.
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    No it's like you apologizing to some dude's grandchild because your grandfather slapped his grandfather while they were in boy scouts
    Really Jerry that isn't a good anlogy at all !!! I expecte much better out of you!!
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    yeah, right.

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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    The consequences of slavery are very real for this generation of blacks and their parents and grandparents. I find it totally short sighted and ignorant of people to ignore this fact. An apology, issued by our government body, is a welcome move. It's about more than just "owning slaves," but rather also about the consequences of our European ancestors acting like a bunch of morons. Be a part of the move to erase racism and stop complaining about a goodwill move by our government which used to see slavery as legal.

    Do you really think blacks have breathed a sigh of relief now? Everything cool now? One President later and "the man" continues to be white?

    We live in a nation where wrongs are constantly being scrutinized, criticized, and atoned for. White people conducted a civil war and killed each other, with one of the results of victory being the abolishment of slavery. Where society failed blacks for a hundred years, whites marched with blacks for civil rights and equality across the nation. Today, blacks are famous Generals, Judges, and I here the White House aint so white these days. I believe voting in a black American president and continual historical self addressal speaks more about this nation's wish to move forward from mistakes than some cheesy insignificant apology for an event already dealt with through action and blood.
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    Re: Senate Backs Apology for Slavery

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    This is really good Jerry. We need posts like this one.
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