Black People : New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery

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  1. Destee

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    New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery

    updated 6:20 p.m. EST, Thu January 3, 2008

    (CNN) -- A committee of the New Jersey Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution that would make the state the first north of the Mason-Dixon line to apologize for slavery.

    The symbolic atonement would follow apologies for slavery made in 2007 by legislators in Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia.

    New Jersey was the last northern state to abolish slavery, in 1846.

    The resolution, championed by Assemblyman William Payne, notes the state, "with as many as 12,000 slaves, had one of the largest populations of captive Africans in the northern colonies."

    It adds that New Jersey had one of the most severe slave codes in the North, and was one of the few Northern states to sanction the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which allowed authorities in non-slave states to capture escaped slaves and return them to their owners.


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    My mother who is quite sick at present, tells me that her mother lived in and around Elizabeth N.J., I never had the pleasure of meeting her as she passed a few years before I was born mid fifties. This "apology" will have the same effect on my beloved deceased as it will on the millions who died wondering at this cruel trick named democracy. Is it a correct step, we will know soon enough! For each of us it may be that chance to prove the oft stated missive concerning the slave condition..." I would never let them (enslavers) do that to me!" You see it has been stated that the slave may not have recognized his/her condition, that what we see in the pure vision of history may not have been so easily regonizable to the victims at that time. If this is so, can history be repeating itself? Is it possible to be fooled again? If so we have only ourselves to blame this time.
     
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    Sister Destee, did you happen to read this article on the same issue, only with a different take on the subject? I found it to be disturbing, but not out of character for politicians.

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_mary_sha_080103_new_jersey_assemblym.htm
     
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    NEW JERSEY APOLOGIZES...

    stolen,raped,castrated,lynched...but wait they apologize[you colourds understand that these things happen]NEW JERSEY YOU KNOW WHERE YOU CAN PUT THAT APOLOGY!!
     
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    But why is New Jersey apologizing now? What's lurking in the mist?:11900:

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    :lol: That sounds about right Sister Zullie. :lol:

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    Brother Kamau ... thanks for sharing. No, i hadn't seen / read that article, but included a quote from it above.

    While such is always unsettling to read / hear, it doesn't surprise me.

    I've even heard Sisters / Brothers say the same thing, right in this community, which is much more disturbing to me.

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    Slavery back In Effect

    I know this was posted before but I cant find the thread.

    http://www.morganquitno.com/cit05pop.htm

    Since New Jersey has this country's most dangerous city apologetics will not suffice so long as Black people are "victimized" by living in such dangerous conditions.

    It's like removing the chains then dumping you in a bottomless PIT.
     
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