Skip to comments.House formally apologizes for slavery and Jim Crow
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.myway.com ...
"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
"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
I am sure all of our Republican Heroes voted against this measure.
Last time I checked, I’ve never had slaves. So, the house of idiots can take their apology and shove it.
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, Im 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.
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.
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.
WTF Americans fought and died for the freedom from slavery and I’ll be damned if any apologies are owed
Here it comes.
Now when is Nancy going to issue an apology for crow’s feet?
Their reparations are just being here instead of starving in a 3rd world $#!t hole.
Hey black America: how many mpg’s will your auto’s get from a tank load of apologies?
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) !!!!
Now that we have the important stuff done......
.....when do we start drilling?
The biggest problem is that the blacks have been oppressed and stuck on the plantation because of the dims' policies.
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?
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...
Meanwhile, Americans, both black and white, continue to pay $4/gal for gas.
Yep....reperations is next. We have a bunch of fools running this country. We weren’t responsible for what went on 200+ years ago.
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