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  • The US government should apologize for slavery.

    4 9.09%
  • The people should apologize for slavery

    1 2.27%
  • Since elected officials represent us they should apologize in our name.

    1 2.27%
  • The people in Africa whose ancestors captured and sold people into slavery.

    4 9.09%
  • The governments of various countries in Africa were the slave trade once occurred.

    3 6.82%
  • Government officials in Africa apologizing in the name of their constituents.

    1 2.27%
  • No one should apologize for slavery.

    37 84.09%
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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    What I don't understand is what we lose by apologizing.
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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by nerv14 View Post
    If the US government hasn't appologized yet, then they should, but I thought that the US had appologized already though. A government and a country takes into account everything it has done in the past, (national debt is an example) so they would need to appologize.


    Normal citizens shouldn't though, because that was in the past, and I don't like the idea of a collective appology :P

    If someone contributed to segregation then they should appologize though, but thats still about an individual appology.
    They apologized for it by getting rid of it.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    What I don't understand is what we lose by apologizing.
    We lose time that we could have been doing something more productive with.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by faminedynasty View Post
    The government ought to apologize for slavery. After all, it's the same government that facilitated slavery, it never fell to a revolution. And the economic effects of slavery are still obvious today. The average black family has around 1/6th the wealth of the average white family.
    However, there are wealthy blacks, blacks wealthier than whites, I wonder how they did this with all that "repression" they are going through?




    (Psst.... Its called hard work and not making excuses for ones self)

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    No one should. How can someone unnamed apologize for this. Reparations should be paid to the families of slaves as was worked out after the War for Southern Independence.
    Reparations is the stupidest idea on the planet.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    What I don't understand is what we lose by apologizing.
    By making it a binding declaration, a legal groundwork for paying reparations would be set. It could be pointed to that the government, itself, apologized and then lawsuits against the government would come for reparations based on the supposition that the government had already admitted fault.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    What I don't understand is what we lose by apologizing.
    You mean what do we lose by abasing ourselves before power groups who are making unwarranted unreasonable demands on our convictions and our honor?

    Why, what we lose is the opportunity to tell them to buzz off, we're not lowering ourselves to their level, and we lose the opportunity to be free of them.

    We also lose the opportunity to point out that their demands are baseless, since the apology admits their validity.

    Everything that can happen as a result of kissing ass like that is bad.

    None of it is good.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I would have to own a slave or two before I could tell you whether I disliked it enough to be sorry for it.
    My post illustrates how its not the apology that counts, but who it is that is saying it. My apology to slavery is no more connected to slavery than I am.
    I'm what Willis was talkin' bout.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by johnjoel View Post
    My post illustrates how its not the apology that counts, but who it is that is saying it. My apology to slavery is no more connected to slavery than I am.
    But the US government, as an institution, was complicit in slavery.
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    But the US government, as an institution, was complicit in slavery.
    The US government today is not complicitis in slavery.Those in the government are not immortal,those in office today are not responsible for the actions of those before them.Those in the office past or present do the bidding of the voters and are the employees of the voters.

    Since the government is the employees of the tax payers and the tax payers are the ones who put those in office then shouldn't it be the people who are the ones that should apologize? Demanding an apology from the government would be like demanding an apology from todays workers of a company over something that the owners a hundred years earlier of that company did.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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