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.
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"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.
My parents came from central Italy in the early 1900’s. They didn’t bring slaves with them.
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.
what the hell, pay them. gov’t will just print more funny money and the will use it to stimulate the drug dealers pockets....
Gee - you mean we’re responsible? Not those Democrats back in the 1850’s? Hoodathought????
What next? We apologize to Japan for nuking them????
oil down 16% since bushes announcement....around here gas is down a mere 2.5% just doesn’t add up does it.
Isn’t that cute, the party that supports Socialism (slavery to the state) is apologizing for a different form of slavery.
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.
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.
Roll call is not up yet but here is where it will be:
Click on “110th Congress, 2nd Session (2008)”
All I can say is, BOHICA!
Keep yer powder dry Patriots. The final straw is approaching quickly.
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.
‘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.
They raise minimum wage and now this. Well that is what I call a productive Congress.
Is there an international reparations committee?
Any chance that the first slaves in America, the Irish at Jamestown, can get a cut of the reparations?
My ‘house’ ain’t gonna apologise.
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?
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!
we are responsible for ending slavery though... I wonder if we can claim a rebate for that?
Ironically, the history of American slavery is anything but black and white.
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.
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*
Who the F&*k to?
All the slaves are dead!