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House formally apologizes for slavery and Jim Crow
apnews.myway ^ | Jul 29, 7:05 PM (ET) | By JIM ABRAMS

Posted on 07/30/2008 9:15:14 AM PDT by Mr. K

WASHINGTON (AP) - 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.

"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.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; apnotallowed; apology; congress; jimcrow; reparations
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this next paragraph is the money shot:

"Five states have issued apologies for slavery, but past proposals in Congress have stalled, partly over concerns that an apology would lead to demands for reparations - payment for damages."

Now that they have apologized for all of us they can get on to how much we owe

1 posted on 07/30/2008 9:15:14 AM PDT by Mr. K
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To: Mr. K
They can take their frakkin' BS apology and shove it where the sun don't shine!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 07/30/2008 9:17:06 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Mr. K

I am sure all of our Republican Heroes voted against this measure.


3 posted on 07/30/2008 9:18:08 AM PDT by trumandogz ("He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and it worries me." Sen Cochran on McCain)
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To: Mr. K

Last time I checked, I’ve never had slaves. So, the house of idiots can take their apology and shove it.


4 posted on 07/30/2008 9:18:37 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Mr. K
I wish some Republican with stones would make a speech about how there will be no apology for slavery and Jim Crow until the Democrats officially acknowledge, apologize and pay reparations out of their own party coffers for their LEADING ROLE in maintaining and defending the institution of slavery, for birthing the KKK, for enacting and enforcing all of the Jim Crow legislation, and for opposing civil rights legislation throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Oh, let's not forget the Copperhead Democrats who pressed Lincoln to end the fighting and negotiate an immediate peace with the Confederates.

Oh yeah, and while they're at it, I’m still waiting for the Democrats’ outraged condemnation of the still-sitting senior Democrat senator Robert Byrd, who not only filibustered AGAINST the civil rights act of 1964 in the Senate, and was an officer in the KKK, but who dared to go on national TV (in the 21st century, yet) to demonstrate his evolved racial understanding by graciously conceding that you don't have to be black to be a "nigger."

I recently made these points to a Democrat of my acquaintance, who responded with the standard "yeah but the Democrats have changed" -- as if America as a whole hasn't.

5 posted on 07/30/2008 9:18:49 AM PDT by Maceman (If you're not getting a tax cut, you're getting a pay cut.)
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To: Mr. K

Since fair is fair, I’ll be expecting any day now that letter of thanks from “black leaders” for my Republican ancestors who freed their ancestors from slavery.


6 posted on 07/30/2008 9:18:59 AM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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To: Mr. K

Does anyone know the Bill Number? If so, please post it.

I need to make sure my Congress-critter did not vote for this crap.


7 posted on 07/30/2008 9:19:37 AM PDT by WayneS (What the hell is wrong with these people?)
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To: Mr. K

WTF Americans fought and died for the freedom from slavery and I’ll be damned if any apologies are owed


8 posted on 07/30/2008 9:20:20 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Mr. K
The Cohen resolution does not mention reparations. It does commit the House to rectifying "the lingering consequences of the misdeeds committed against African-Americans under slavery and Jim Crow."

Here it comes.

9 posted on 07/30/2008 9:21:31 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: yldstrk

Now when is Nancy going to issue an apology for crow’s feet?


10 posted on 07/30/2008 9:21:50 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Who is America's George Galloway?)
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To: Mr. K

Their reparations are just being here instead of starving in a 3rd world $#!t hole.


11 posted on 07/30/2008 9:22:35 AM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Mr. K

Hey black America: how many mpg’s will your auto’s get from a tank load of apologies?


12 posted on 07/30/2008 9:23:06 AM PDT by LRS (I want an oil glut!)
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To: Mr. K
The Democrat party needs to apologize not the Federal or state governments. As usual the RATs have someone else pay their freight.
13 posted on 07/30/2008 9:23:16 AM PDT by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: trumandogz

Two things:
1) See my tagline
2) The apology is appropriate,and only is legitimate,to people who are long dead and gone.
Sorry for pointing out the painfully obvious,you pandering scumbag Rats (& RINOs) !!!!


14 posted on 07/30/2008 9:23:41 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (Once the GOP...Now a smoldering pile of debris.)
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To: Mr. K

Now that we have the important stuff done......

.....when do we start drilling?


15 posted on 07/30/2008 9:23:43 AM PDT by RangerM (Barack Obama: CHANCE.....We Can't Afford To Take!)
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To: Da Coyote
Last time I checked, I’ve never had slaves.

The biggest problem is that the blacks have been oppressed and stuck on the plantation because of the dims' policies.

16 posted on 07/30/2008 9:24:52 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (A vote for any Democrat from BO on down the ticket is a vote for $10 a gallon gas.)
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To: Maceman

Robert Byrd looks pretty old in his KKK uniform- already had GREY HAIR!!!

So, he was at an advanced age when he was a member?

... and since he is at an advanced age now, just how long ago was this?


17 posted on 07/30/2008 9:26:16 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: Mr. K

That’s already started. Obambi is leading the charge on this one, too. He was flapping his mouth earlier today about reparations being mandated. Wonder if he’s going to pay himself...


18 posted on 07/30/2008 9:27:42 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (0bambi: the audacity of hype)
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To: Mr. K

Meanwhile, Americans, both black and white, continue to pay $4/gal for gas.


19 posted on 07/30/2008 9:28:41 AM PDT by KansasGirl ( b/c Obama is just creepy.)
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To: Mr. K

Yep....reperations is next. We have a bunch of fools running this country. We weren’t responsible for what went on 200+ years ago.


20 posted on 07/30/2008 9:29:37 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Mr. K

My parents came from central Italy in the early 1900’s. They didn’t bring slaves with them.


21 posted on 07/30/2008 9:32:43 AM PDT by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: Mr. K

Why is Ms. Kilpatrick a member of the party that supported both slavery and Jim Crow laws? She has sided with the political party that consciously used its power to oppress her ancestors.

If there is a reparations bill to pay, send it to the Democratic National Committee.

Outrageous hypocrites!


22 posted on 07/30/2008 9:36:15 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: Hoffer Rand

what the hell, pay them. gov’t will just print more funny money and the will use it to stimulate the drug dealers pockets....


23 posted on 07/30/2008 9:39:01 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Mr. K
"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."

While we're on the subject of apologies ...
24 posted on 07/30/2008 9:40:27 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Mr. K

Gee - you mean we’re responsible? Not those Democrats back in the 1850’s? Hoodathought????

What next? We apologize to Japan for nuking them????


25 posted on 07/30/2008 9:40:28 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("What Our Enemies Couldn't Do Our Politicians Will")
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To: WayneS
As far as I can tell, it was a voice vote. I hope that link works.
26 posted on 07/30/2008 9:40:28 AM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: KansasGirl

oil down 16% since bushes announcement....around here gas is down a mere 2.5% just doesn’t add up does it.


27 posted on 07/30/2008 9:40:28 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: Mr. K

Isn’t that cute, the party that supports Socialism (slavery to the state) is apologizing for a different form of slavery.


28 posted on 07/30/2008 9:41:00 AM PDT by MtnClimber (http://www.jeffhead.com/obama/nobamanation-sticker.jpg)
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To: Mr. K

This oughta do it, looks like we’re going to have “peace in our time”.

Now we’re going to have lots of happy and satisfied “African hyphen Americans” amidst us.

Thank God Almighty they’re “free at last”. No more trouble, no more problems, no more whining, no more complaining.

Another great day for our esteemed and courageous congress passing another vital, useful, helpful, empirical, pragmatic and realistic piece of legislation. It’s good that they’re sticking to the important stuff and not just more feel good but useless, pseudo symbolic fluff and tinsle and glitter.

For the first time in my life, I’m proud to be an American.

God damn (whoops, I mean Bless) America.


29 posted on 07/30/2008 9:41:07 AM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now, courtesy of Islam. TWP VRWC)
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To: trumandogz

A Republican should have sponsored a resolution demanding that the Democratic Party apologize for slavery and Jim Crow. I’d love to see the debate that one would set off.

I’ve noticed over the years that some of my Southern brethren suffer the most from white guilt. That may be more appropriate, but my position has been, if they want to feel guilty, let ‘em.


30 posted on 07/30/2008 9:41:45 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: WayneS

Roll call is not up yet but here is where it will be:

http://clerk.house.gov/legislative/legvotes.html

Click on “110th Congress, 2nd Session (2008)”


31 posted on 07/30/2008 9:42:45 AM PDT by avacado
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To: Mr. K

All I can say is, BOHICA!


32 posted on 07/30/2008 9:46:11 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: Mr. K

Keep yer powder dry Patriots. The final straw is approaching quickly.


33 posted on 07/30/2008 9:50:24 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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To: avacado; WayneS

H.RES.194
Title: Apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African-Americans.
Sponsor: Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] (introduced 2/27/2007) Cosponsors (120)
Latest Major Action: 7/29/2008 Passed/agreed to in House. Status: On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

There were 120 co-sponsors so you can at least check that list for any spineless wienies from your state who supported this resolution. Two of the usual liberal suspects from my state were on it.


34 posted on 07/30/2008 9:51:51 AM PDT by seabreezelover (Ich bin ein Beginner Obama does, says or becomes whatever he thinks will get him elected President.)
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To: MarineBrat

‘my Republican ancestors who freed their ancestors from slavery.’

The dolts we have in congress seem to forget or not know that it was the Democrats who supported slavery. What a bunch of posturing, self serving sop suckers.


35 posted on 07/30/2008 9:52:24 AM PDT by Leg Olam ("Every dog, we are told, has his day, unless there are more dogs than days." Bat Masterson)
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To: Mr. K
Citing the official US Census of 1830, there were 3,775 free blacks who owned 12,740 black slaves. Furthermore, the story outlines the history of slavery here, and the first slave owner, the Father of American slavery, was Mr Anthony Johnson, of Northampton, Virginia. His slave was John Casor, the first slave for life. Both were black Africans. The story is very readable, and outlines cases of free black women owning their husbands, free black parents selling their children into slavery to white owners, and absentee free black slave owners, who leased their slaves to plantation owners. -"Selling Poor Steven", American Heritage Magazine, Feb/Mar 1993 (Vol. 441) p 90
36 posted on 07/30/2008 9:57:33 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Having custody of a loaded weapon does not arm you. The skill to use the weapon is what arms a man.)
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They raise minimum wage and now this. Well that is what I call a productive Congress.


37 posted on 07/30/2008 9:59:31 AM PDT by Long Island Pete
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To: Mr. K
I wonder when Blacks will apologize for the terrible wrongs and injustices brought about by "affirmative action".

I'm waiting.

38 posted on 07/30/2008 10:00:32 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Sig Sauer P220; archy
Keep yer powder dry Patriots. The final straw is approaching quickly.

Bump.

39 posted on 07/30/2008 10:02:45 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (A citizen using a weapon to shoot a criminal is the ultimate act of independence from government.)
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To: Da Coyote
My family at a time were slaves in eastern Europe.
Their solution was to come to America. It's called
freedom and that's priceless!

Is there an international reparations committee?

40 posted on 07/30/2008 10:03:27 AM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Mr. K
Who will apologize to the American people for the House?
41 posted on 07/30/2008 10:13:15 AM PDT by isrul (Help make every day, "Disrespect a muzzie day.")
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To: Hoffer Rand

Any chance that the first slaves in America, the Irish at Jamestown, can get a cut of the reparations?


42 posted on 07/30/2008 10:13:29 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress = children without adult supervision)
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To: Mr. K

My ‘house’ ain’t gonna apologise.


43 posted on 07/30/2008 10:16:30 AM PDT by dbacks (Should we really elect a man that would not be allowed to be an airport baggage screener?)
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To: Mr. K

two questions. My wife is from Germany, how much does she owe?
Since Obama has slave owners blood, and no slave blood, what does he have to pay?
just curious


44 posted on 07/30/2008 10:22:14 AM PDT by McCloud-Strife (McCain-Obama, No matter who wins, we lose)
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To: misharu
Any chance that the first slaves in America, the Irish at Jamestown, can get a cut of the reparations?

Surely you jest. Such an illustrious body as the US Congress would clearly know that persons of pallor are NOT eligible for reparations. Back to the re-education camps with you!

45 posted on 07/30/2008 10:23:35 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (0bambi: the audacity of hype)
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To: RC2

we are responsible for ending slavery though... I wonder if we can claim a rebate for that?


46 posted on 07/30/2008 10:24:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help)
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To: B4Ranch

Ironically, the history of American slavery is anything but black and white.


47 posted on 07/30/2008 10:26:43 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Mr. K
hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

A little late. The slaves are dead. The salve owners and traders are dead. Neither victims nor the slave owners and traders are around anymore. House needs to apologize to the American people for their stupidity.

48 posted on 07/30/2008 10:28:40 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Mr. K

Why did the “House” apologize when it was the Democratic party that should’ve done it since they are responsible for fighting to keep slavery legal and creating Jim Crow laws in the first place? Boy, this should really bring down the cost of gas! *sarcasim*


49 posted on 07/30/2008 10:39:31 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Mr. K
House formally apologizes for slavery and Jim Crow

Who the F&*k to?

All the slaves are dead!

50 posted on 07/30/2008 10:42:30 AM PDT by Wil H
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