Now when does Rome apologize for the gladitorial games and all that lion-feeding they did with Christians?
An apology??? hmmmm, are we being set up for more $$$$$ donations to the minority community ?
The Roman Empire was built and maintained on the backs of slaves.
Not only was it largely Muslims capturing and selling the Africans to white slave traders back in the day, some Islamic countries condone slavery today.
Where's the righteous indignation over that fact?
It was as British colonies that slavery was established on the U.S. continent. It was widely recognized as a blight in need of addressing at the time the colonies struck out as an independent nation, but was seen by many who were far wiser than any liberal in government today as a problem that needed to wait until the nation was at least on it's feet as an actual entity before addressing completely overhauling it's economic infrastructure.
And as an aside, as slavery goes in history, those in the American colonies and the first decades of the United States did not have it so bad in terms of treatment. I know that's an affront to argue this to someone stuck subject to the whims of another human being who "owns" you, but since "relative" morality is in vogue today, it's worth keeping in mind.
And no black born in this nation alive today has ever personally experienced being owned by another human being, any more than I have.
Should Egyptian Muslims be allowed to sue for reparations for having their lives, culture and freedom stolen from them when Islam invaded, along with every other nation Muslims like to pretend were always dominated by that oppressive cult? Their claim would be at least as legitimate as African Americans'. Maybe more legitimate since they're still subject to a system that, through censorship, oppression and lies, keeps them virtual slaves to this day.
Maybe "moveon.org" will apply the same logic it used when it was founded to help get the nation to move on past the fact that we had a scum bag doing scummy things in the oval office, and say "come on, don't we have enough to deal with on today's problem?"
Or maybe Congress' time would be more nobly spent addressing the fact that the human flesh industry (slavery of all sorts, from labor to sex) is the single largest industry in our pseudo-enlightened, "Progressive" world today?
Nah, that makes too much sense.