Conn. weighs apology for slavery

Conn. weighs apology for slavery

There are 113 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 23, 2009, titled Conn. weighs apology for slavery. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Connecticut legislators are considering making their state the first in New England to apologize for slavery and other racist policies of old.

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Lets be clear

Woodbury, CT

#131 Jul 30, 2011
Slavery is clearly wrong that is without question. But an apology does not make any sense. No one alive owned slaves or was part of slavery? So why should those who were never involved apologies?
Furthermore just because my skin color is white does not mean I or any of my relatives were ever involved in slavery or could stop slavery. So this idea of an apology is clearly just more discrimination based on skin color.
We are all God creation. We all deserve respect and should be helping each other rather then focusing on our differences. Anything else shows a lack of respect for God's work and a lack of intelligence.
No Apology Here

Marlborough, CT

#132 Jul 30, 2011
Lets be clear wrote:
Slavery is clearly wrong that is without question. But an apology does not make any sense. No one alive owned slaves or was part of slavery? So why should those who were never involved apologies?
Furthermore just because my skin color is white does not mean I or any of my relatives were ever involved in slavery or could stop slavery. So this idea of an apology is clearly just more discrimination based on skin color.

We are all God creation. We all deserve respect and should be helping each other rather then focusing on our differences. Anything else shows a lack of respect for God's work and a lack of intelligence.
I don't really discriminate because of race but this apology is out of bounds. All of our ancestors were discriminated against way back in the day regardless of race. What I can't tolerate is people of any color who are too damn lazy to work and want everything handed to them.I know we are all God's creation but I can' believe that he created people to sit back and live off the working class and still have a sense of entitlment. Some people, not all, that are minorities make a career out of collecting welfare and unemployment. You know it and I know it, now that's where I have a problem.
Travis

Danbury, CT

#133 Jul 30, 2011
Lets be clear wrote:
Slavery is clearly wrong that is without question. But an apology does not make any sense. No one alive owned slaves or was part of slavery? So why should those who were never involved apologies?
Furthermore just because my skin color is white does not mean I or any of my relatives were ever involved in slavery or could stop slavery. So this idea of an apology is clearly just more discrimination based on skin color.
We are all God creation. We all deserve respect and should be helping each other rather then focusing on our differences. Anything else shows a lack of respect for God's work and a lack of intelligence.
Well said. They really are animals.
Lasky

Johnson City, TN

#134 Jul 30, 2011
I thought they were freed already. Wasn't the Emancipation Proclamation an admission and recognition of wrongs being righted?

Wasn't an offer made also to ship anyone who wished to go, back to Africa? Yes, that's what the West Africa state of Liberia was about.

If your ancestors chose to stay here, then get with the program and get educated and be productive like the rest of responsible citizens.

Speak out against crime and gang mentality. Hold your Black leaders accountable to speak on these issues. Start your own organizations to deal with absentee fathers and support the single mothers who were never taught to refrain from fornication.

Quit holding your hands out. Nobody owes you anything. Grow up and be responsible and gain some self respect amongst yourselves and your fellow Americans.
Travis

Danbury, CT

#135 Jul 30, 2011
Lasky wrote:
I thought they were freed already. Wasn't the Emancipation Proclamation an admission and recognition of wrongs being righted?
Wasn't an offer made also to ship anyone who wished to go, back to Africa? Yes, that's what the West Africa state of Liberia was about.
If your ancestors chose to stay here, then get with the program and get educated and be productive like the rest of responsible citizens.
Speak out against crime and gang mentality. Hold your Black leaders accountable to speak on these issues. Start your own organizations to deal with absentee fathers and support the single mothers who were never taught to refrain from fornication.
Quit holding your hands out. Nobody owes you anything. Grow up and be responsible and gain some self respect amongst yourselves and your fellow Americans.
And they should stop raping women. I mean, seriously. What's up with that?
lifeisshort

United States

#136 Jul 31, 2011
Lasky wrote:
I thought they were freed already. Wasn't the Emancipation Proclamation an admission and recognition of wrongs being righted?
Wasn't an offer made also to ship anyone who wished to go, back to Africa? Yes, that's what the West Africa state of Liberia was about.
If your ancestors chose to stay here, then get with the program and get educated and be productive like the rest of responsible citizens.
Speak out against crime and gang mentality. Hold your Black leaders accountable to speak on these issues. Start your own organizations to deal with absentee fathers and support the single mothers who were never taught to refrain from fornication.
Quit holding your hands out. Nobody owes you anything. Grow up and be responsible and gain some self respect amongst yourselves and your fellow Americans.
Excellent comments. I hope blacks will read this and realize that it's time for them to get off their cross and help their fellow man and woman instead of always TAKE, TAKE, TAKE.
And you wonder why some countries do not want blacks to immigrate to their country. They obviously see the problems in the U.S., that's why.
Travis

Danbury, CT

#137 Jul 31, 2011
lifeisshort wrote:
<quoted text>Excellent comments. I hope blacks will read this and realize that it's time for them to get off their cross and help their fellow man and woman instead of always TAKE, TAKE, TAKE.
And you wonder why some countries do not want blacks to immigrate to their country. They obviously see the problems in the U.S., that's why.
Blacks can read? lol. It's not just the United States hampered by blacks, it's EVERY country in the world.
America Gentleman Samuel

United States

#138 Jul 31, 2011
lifeisshort wrote:
<quoted text>You are wrong in believing that whites don't know why they hate blacks and slavery has nothing to do with carrying on the hatred.
First of all, remember New Orleans during Katrina? The blacks acted like wild animals, killing, raping, looting, even shooting at rescurers and blaming the government. Is THIS how civilized, unslaved people behave? On a lesser scale look at all the major cities where crime is high. Blacks are the main reason. You cannot deny that. Are they revolting because their ancestors were slaves? No. THERY'RE ANIMALS who want everything. It has noting to do with their past. Remember the flooded farms and cities in the midwest? Ninety nine percent were white people. Did THEY revolt against the government, rob each other, kill each other, rape their neighbors or shoot at people? NO. They tried to help each other. They didn't shoot at rescuers in row boats. Instead of just thinking of themselves like the blacks did during Katrina they pulled themselves up and are still enduring a devasting hardship.
So quit putting blacks on the cross all the time. By their own actions TODAY, not from past slavery, THEY promote the hatred that is felt.
We don't automatically tear them apart as you said. They bring hatred and distrust on themselves by their own wild animalistic destructive actions.
There is no torch being carried. It's everyday current events that promote the hatred and distrust to black people brought on by their own actions.
I don't hate anybody. I just do not understand how blacks cannot see the forest through the trees and do something to help their own race instead of constantly complaining about how their treated.
There is no reason for tax hikes. End all handouts for these animals. We have to work all day to pay for them to sleep all day and not work. Then they go out at night smoke crack and rape like four-legged jungle carnivores.
Travis

Danbury, CT

#139 Aug 1, 2011
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
<quoted text>There is no reason for tax hikes. End all handouts for these animals. We have to work all day to pay for them to sleep all day and not work. Then they go out at night smoke crack and rape like four-legged jungle carnivores.
We call 'em JSA's (Jungle Savage Apes).
Anthony B

Bethel, CT

#140 Sep 7, 2011
No Apology Here wrote:
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This is the truth. You said it much better than I could. They want everything handed to them because their ansestors were slaves, time to get over it. Years ago my ansestors were suffering, starving and getting killed by Nazis, they had to run out of their own country. So are we saying that the people from Germany today should apologize for what happened way back then. It doesn't make sense to make our generation apolgize for what happened way back then.
I go be apologizin fo nuphin foo! LOL
POOR WHITE TRASH

United States

#141 Oct 5, 2011
Reinstate slavery!
INFO on DANBURY GAY BOY

White Plains, NY

#143 Oct 19, 2011
Danbury Gay Boy is the Inbreed from Bethel posting all the anti-Black rhetoric using a variety of names. The Inbreed often often has Homosexual sex with black men behind SYCAMORE's. It has been caught bent over the hood of a car on cruise night with a black dude plow it in the ass. It is a racist because when it was young it would see it's mother having sex with hung black men at the trailer park. It belongs in a trailer park like every other inbreed sub human toothless white trash ANIMAL
csf
BPT

Danbury, CT

#145 Feb 15, 2014
paul wrote:
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Grandstanding liberal guilt. Liberals are so self indulgent. Sickening.
Liberals are PROXY cowards.......... and THEY love these animals.......... Reinstate it

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