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Where is the apology for slavery? (Derrick Z. Wants an Apology From the Crackers)
Boston Globe ^ | 7-11-03 | Derrick Z. Jackson

Posted on 07/11/2003 5:52:50 AM PDT by Lance Romance

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:10:28 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

HERE IS a simple reason American presidents will not apologize for slavery. An apology for the past means asking white Americans to take responsibility for the present. One hundred and forty years after the Emancipation Proclamation, that remains a task too heavy for presidents to perform. The truth remains too terrible for Americans to bear.


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To some people, the repair would be cash reparations to black people.

And there it is.

Derrick, here's my apology. I am truly sorry your ancestors were brought to this country.

1 posted on 07/11/2003 5:52:50 AM PDT by Lance Romance
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2 posted on 07/11/2003 5:54:27 AM PDT by Support Free Republic (Your support keeps Free Republic going strong!)
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To: Lance Romance
Where is the apology for slavery?

I think you'll find it under the ground in Gettysburg.

3 posted on 07/11/2003 5:54:54 AM PDT by Maceman
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How heartless. It is time we apologized.

Derrick, I'm sorry your own people sold your ancestors into slavery. Do you ever wonder why slave-selling villages on the west coast of Africa were full of Africans who WEREN'T sold into slavery? Ever ponder that little nugget? I'm sorry that you haven't.

4 posted on 07/11/2003 5:59:57 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Lance Romance
Derrick, here's my apology. I am truly sorry your ancestors were brought to this country.

I'm sure if our ancestors could have seen into the future they would have chosen to pick their own damn cotton.

5 posted on 07/11/2003 6:00:17 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Maceman
I think you'll find it under the ground in Gettysburg.

Or by the deaths of thousands of white boys for your sorry a$$.

6 posted on 07/11/2003 6:00:39 AM PDT by Ranger Drew
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To: Maceman
I wonder how he feels about slavery in Africa today?Africans enslaving Africans?
7 posted on 07/11/2003 6:01:01 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Lance Romance
Crap like this insults every African-American who's "made it" in America.
8 posted on 07/11/2003 6:07:56 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: Lance Romance
The Jews say of the holocaust: "Never forget". They are right, because Jews still face hatred and violence. The holocaust could return and so we must all remember the past, so that we do not repeat it.

The blacks say of slavery: "Never forget". But they know slavery will not return in America. They know that blacks in America are better off than blacks anywhere else in the world. They know they receive preferences over whites and other minorities. Why do these blacks say "never forget"? Because they're hoping to cash in on the issue. It's not about ending suffering, or preventing future suffering. It's just a con game.

9 posted on 07/11/2003 6:08:03 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Lance Romance
This guy is just another race baiting idiot.
10 posted on 07/11/2003 6:10:04 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush
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To: Lance Romance
Well Mr. Jackson, are you responsible for your fathers sin, much less your father’s, father’s, father’s sin? If so lets look at your blood line for all of history and see if there are any debts due… Perhaps when your relatives die you should inherit their financial debts as well… It only follows your reasoning…

Take note that you didn’t free yourself from slavery. It was other “whites” that lived in this very country that fought and died for your freedom.

Perhaps there is a debt there you owe as well.

You sir, are a fool.
11 posted on 07/11/2003 6:10:30 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: Lance Romance
He'll have to wait for his turn.

First, I have to get an apology and a reparations check from the Italian government to atone for the Romans who enslaved my Anglo-Saxon ancestors.

12 posted on 07/11/2003 6:11:20 AM PDT by Anarchist
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To: Lance Romance
What is this guy talking about? How many times must apologies be given? Frankly, I don't think anyone today should apologize for what someone did a couple of hundred years ago. Kind of pointless.
13 posted on 07/11/2003 6:11:32 AM PDT by MEGoody
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...Jefferson's laments of slavery even as he allegedly made a baby with one.

Alleged only by revisionist crackpots.

14 posted on 07/11/2003 6:12:45 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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But they know slavery will not return in America.

Shoot. Ever heard of the Democratic Party?

15 posted on 07/11/2003 6:13:38 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Lance Romance
today's wealth, was built on yesterday's evil.

I smell a lawsuit... as soon as the apology is issued, the lawsuits will start!

16 posted on 07/11/2003 6:14:31 AM PDT by Lunatic Fringe (When news breaks, we fix it.)
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To: AppyPappy
I sure agree with you on this one. You never hear them (people like him and African-Americans) acknowledge that it was THEIR own ancestors who sold them into slavery. It was the white man who helped free them. SOMEONE NEEDS TO GET THEIR FACTS STRAIGHT.
17 posted on 07/11/2003 6:14:37 AM PDT by beachn4fun (How about a "no-burka day" at the Canteen?)
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To: Lance Romance
When are they going to apologise for RAP music???
18 posted on 07/11/2003 6:15:11 AM PDT by Normal4me
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To: AppyPappy
Is it slavery if you joyfully embrace it?
19 posted on 07/11/2003 6:15:23 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Lance Romance
An apology would be the start of a new America.

No, it wouldn't. Apologies HAVE been made, over and over again. Who should make them? Will the Africans who herded their own people into slavery make them? To whom? To present-day Americans who have fared far better than Africans because their ancestors did have to make that horrible journey? Look at Liberians, whose ancestors left America and colonized their country. They STILL look on America as their protector, their symbol of freedom. Think any of those people wish their ancestors had stayed put on our shores?

What DOES make a difference is making just laws today and taking every step to insure a just and equal America. I personally think that means insuring equal access for all Americans to the justice system and keeping a free-market system open to all, among other things.

20 posted on 07/11/2003 6:16:45 AM PDT by twigs
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