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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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    Who should appologize for slavery?

    Who should apologize for slavery?

    The following options will be-

    The US government should apologize for slavery.

    The people should apologize for slavery.

    Since elected officials represent us they should apologize in our name.

    The people in Africa whose ancestors captured and sold people into slavery.

    The governments of various countries in Africa were the slave trade once occurred.

    Government officials in Africa apologizing in the name of their constituents.

    No one should apologize for slavery.




    I say no one should apologize for slavery. After all the offenders are no longer around nor are their victims. Anyone today apologizing for slavery is the equivalent of me apologizing to some guy in Vermont because the person who owned his house a hundred years earlier window was broken by some hoodlum.
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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Who should apologize for slavery?

    The following options will be-

    The US government should apologize for slavery.

    The people should apologize for slavery.

    Since elected officials represent us they should apologize in our name.

    The people in Africa whose ancestors captured and sold people into slavery.

    The governments of various countries in Africa were the slave trade once occurred.

    Government officials in Africa apologizing in the name of their constituents.

    No one should apologize for slavery.




    I say no one should apologize for slavery. After all the offenders are no longer around nor are their victims. Anyone today apologizing for slavery is the equivalent of me apologizing to some guy in Vermont because the person who owned his house a hundred years earlier window was broken by some hoodlum.
    I say nobody should apologize for it either... it should be recognized and remembered as a horrible thing though.
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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    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.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I say nobody should apologize for it either... it should be recognized and remembered as a horrible thing though.
    I approve of and support the above.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    George W. Bush.
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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
    The government represents you. so what ever they do they do in your name,so the government apologizing is the same thing as you apologizing. If normal citizens shouldn't apologize because that was in the past then why should the government apologize? It takes two to tango and when slavery was legal a lot of normal people contributed to slavery by either owning or selling slaves or working as overseers.





    If someone contributed to segregation then they should appologize though, but thats still about an individual appology.
    Segregation is a separate issue.
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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    I think slave owners and politicians who enabled slave owners should apologize for slavery.

    Good luck finding one living today.

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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    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.
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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

    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.
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    Re: Who should appologize for slavery?

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