Black People : House formally apologizes for slavery and Jim Crow

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  1. queentswana

    queentswana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws.
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    "Today represents a milestone in our nation's efforts to remedy the ills of our past," said Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Mich., chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

    The resolution, passed by voice vote, was the work of Tennessee Democrat Steve Cohen, the only white lawmaker to represent a majority black district. Cohen faces a formidable black challenger in a primary face-off next week.

    Congress has issued apologies before — to Japanese-Americans for their internment during World War II and to native Hawaiians for the overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom in 1893. In 2005, the Senate apologized for failing to pass anti-lynching laws.
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    An apology ain't going to do nothing for nobody! Where the reparations at?!?!?!?
     
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    i ain't see no check in my mailbox.....
     
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    well, there you have it: it means nothing more than an effort to stave off a loss!! typical politricks.

    if their lips are moving, they are lying about something. and what they are saying is usually diametrically opposed to what they really mean!!

    ain't agonna say nuthin about the "endorsement" neither ...
     
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    News on da Spot!
    BlacKtAsTic catch...Thanks for Posting!
    sounds familiar

    I may say more later..for now...

    F.A.A.:qqb021: even tho it may be one step closer.....
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    Sorry my back foot!

    Sorry is just not good enough. The Ancestors cry far outweighs a lil pitiful sorry and if, per chance, they were to open up the vaults of all their banks tomorrow and offer Afrikans their (own) Gold .... tell them to stick its raas where the sun dont shine!!!

    Negotiations done!

    Peace
     
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    house formally...

    whoop de do,let's all run out and buy a hamburger..give me a frickin break,a fake apology after almost 150 years so now all is forgiven and all is right in america...WELL ALL AIN'T RIGHT AND NOTHING IS FORGIVEN OR FORGOTTEN,OH LET ME SEE NOW IT'S AN ELCTION YEAR AND A BLACKMAN IS IN SERIOUS CONTENTION...nah that's couldn't be it could it????
     
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    Looks like they're gearing up for the presidential pardon. I suspect the only branch left to apologize will be the executive. So here comes Mr. Obama...giving a pardon to all of the white people who enslaved the non-white people and apologizing to all of the non-white people for it. There goes your reparations.

    The smartest and most powerful white people are really smart. Smart enough to have a non-white person apologizing to other non-white people for the hideous crimes inflicted on non-white people by the white people who practice racism (white supremacy).

    Is this against Mr. Obama? Hell no! Even when he's president he ain't gonna be running nothing except what they allow him to run. So don't blame Mr. Obama if you don't get no reparations. Don't blame Mr. Obama if you don't get whatever it is you think you should get while he's in what is called the oval office. Just concentrate on getting him there...but know that if he gets there the smartest and most powerful white people already have a plan for him that he is not aware of. That's how they operate. So don't blame Mr. Obama.

    If you want to blame somebody you blame yourself for not replacing the SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy) with a SYSTEM of justice. If the SYSTEM of racism (white supremacy) did not exist, Mr. Obama being the president wouldn't even have been an issue.
     
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    It appears the WS/R have tested the water, and know that there exists a component of non-white victims who will accept this apology and suggest to them that it really wasn't necessary.
    The Connerly's, Steele's, and their ilk are part of the planning behind such a bland and toothless utterance. The apology a rapist makes to his victim before being carted off to prison for decades, does not replace the sentence. Here in amerikkka, the smartest and most violent have determined that the rules dont' apply, the apology in this instance removes the urgency of reparations.
    Curiously, we get to see in action the means the racist have always used against us, divide and reward. Interestingly, there will be reparations and they will end up in the bank accounts of those nonwhites, who most vociferously argued against them!

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