Resolution would offer apology for sl...

Resolution would offer apology for slavery

There are 88 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 23, 2009, titled Resolution would offer apology for slavery. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

The Civil War ended nearly 145 years ago, but the effects of slavery, segregation and the exploitation of African-Americans linger in Connecticut, lawmakers were told Monday.

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Ted

AOL

#1 Mar 23, 2009
What a bunch a bullshit! I want an apology from all the blacks who displayed racism towards me while I was growing up.
Amy Fedigan

Mahwah, NJ

#2 Mar 23, 2009
All blacks should be in jail
Steve

Piscataway, NJ

#3 Mar 23, 2009
Ask Oprah if she wishes slavery didn't exist. She and many talented black people wouldn't be here if it weren't for slavery.

We controlled that destiny like we control where we were born. We can be a talented writer, concert pianist heck even brain surgeon; but if we were born were no opportunities exist like Ethiopia or Bangladesh what good is it? Just be grateful we were placed where we are.

We can't change the past but we can keep or do we want to keep carrying that burden for the rest of our countries existence?
Give me a break

East Hampton, CT

#5 Mar 23, 2009
These politicos should be voted out of office, this is a disgrace... If we apologize will they stop killing one another and selling drugs and ruining our country? Its not my fault. I wasnt alive and niether was anyone I know. Get over it and grow as a race. look what they did to south africa, the same will happen here if we let it. Thats not racism that is truth...
Not Needed

Bayonne, NJ

#6 Mar 23, 2009
This idea is rubish
Ben Franklin

Bayonne, NJ

#7 Mar 23, 2009
Perhaps a statement of Solidaridity of the Common Humanity and Dignity of all People would be something that may be able to be entertained without wrongly offending so many - but an apology largely by whites to blacks 150+ yrs from the Civil War - this county's most costly war in terms of life’s lost - over 600,000 - is offensive to most whites. No one today is responsible for what happened hundreds of years ago and this country has paid its dues in many ways and changed - the proof is our President - yes there will always be bad whites and blacks and others but the vast majority of Americans are not racist and abhor racism. No apology needed. Get on with life.
Ben Franklin

Bayonne, NJ

#10 Mar 23, 2009
Buckwheat wrote:
Q: What did God say when he saw the first black person?
A: Ooops, I burnt one!
You prove the point - there continues to be bad people - always will be some - but the humanity of the vast majority is good and opposes your warped view and attempt at humor.
mike

Windham, CT

#11 Mar 24, 2009
Ben Franklin wrote:
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You prove the point - there continues to be bad people - always will be some - but the humanity of the vast majority is good and opposes your warped view and attempt at humor.
Agreed, The problem here is someone is trying to make the sole responsibility of the abhorrent practice ours when in fact it was tribal leaders in Africa as well as the Portugese who created a livlihood from the same. I do not see protests in front of the Portugese embassy nor do we find hatred focused on the decendents of the tribal leaders in Africa.
What people seem to forget is that at one time or another every society was subjected to slavery, and the practice still continues today; unfortunatly the African people were the last to face the disgusting practice on a grand scale.
No apology needed; what are they trying to do create a stepping stone to reparations? If in fact an apology should be issued it should recognize that early americans destroyed the nation created by the American Indian.
We can not repair yesterday but it does offer a lesson for tomorrow
resident

United States

#12 Mar 24, 2009
Ben Franklin wrote:
Perhaps a statement of Solidaridity of the Common Humanity and Dignity of all People would be something that may be able to be entertained without wrongly offending so many - but an apology largely by whites to blacks 150+ yrs from the Civil War - this county's most costly war in terms of life’s lost - over 600,000 - is offensive to most whites. No one today is responsible for what happened hundreds of years ago and this country has paid its dues in many ways and changed - the proof is our President - yes there will always be bad whites and blacks and others but the vast majority of Americans are not racist and abhor racism. No apology needed. Get on with life.
Thank you, Ben!!
Don of Fairfield

Farmington, CT

#13 Mar 24, 2009
I wish we could all move on and become color blind. It seems as if the more we move towards equality the minorities realize how much benefit they will lose.

We need to stop apologizing for sins of the past that we had no control over. Who's next? Should we apologize to nudists because once we were all naked and now they go to jail for it?

And for the record we are Americans not African-American, Lation-Americans, Asian-American were just Americans. National origin of your way dead relatives not necessary!
doh

Morristown, NJ

#14 Mar 24, 2009
Ben Franklin wrote:
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You prove the point - there continues to be bad people - always will be some - but the humanity of the vast majority is good and opposes your warped view and attempt at humor.
Go fist yourself. It's a JOKE. Yeah, it's based off of skin color, but it's not based on racial hatred. IT'S FUNNY.

Do Irish get pissed off at Drunk Irish jokes? NO. Do Italians get pissed off at Italian jokes? NO. Do Polish people get pissed off at Polish jokes (if they can understand them)? NO.

Lighten up Francis and stop being such a woosie. If you can't laugh at yourself, then you're just a stick in the mud.
Ben Franklin

Bayonne, NJ

#15 Mar 24, 2009
doh wrote:
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Go fist yourself. It's a JOKE. Yeah, it's based off of skin color, but it's not based on racial hatred. IT'S FUNNY.
Do Irish get pissed off at Drunk Irish jokes? NO. Do Italians get pissed off at Italian jokes? NO. Do Polish people get pissed off at Polish jokes (if they can understand them)? NO.
Lighten up Francis and stop being such a woosie. If you can't laugh at yourself, then you're just a stick in the mud.
I understand jokes and context and the subject of this thread does not lend itself to that joke at this time. I am not offended but if I were black and on this thread better than 50% chance I might be and we're trying to promote a moe positive view.
mike

Windham, CT

#16 Mar 24, 2009
Ben Franklin wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand jokes and context and the subject of this thread does not lend itself to that joke at this time. I am not offended but if I were black and on this thread better than 50% chance I might be and we're trying to promote a moe positive view.
But, political correctness has stifled any form of conversation between people as we have to make provisions for this one and that one but at the same time it does not seem to be applied equally across the board. Right the thread and its contents may seem offensive to others that do not share an African origin. A more positive view can be attained if the nonsense stops and assimilation begins.
Hot Soup

Bayonne, NJ

#17 Mar 24, 2009
We the people need to apologized first to the American Indians they were here first and rightfully own this land.
JZO

Ashland, KY

#18 Mar 24, 2009
Buckwheat wrote:
Q: What did God say when he saw the first black person?
A: Ooops, I burnt one!
YOU PIG
Tyler Durden

New London, CT

#19 Mar 24, 2009
I'm half Irish...

Where's my appologies and reparations???
Idiots

AOL

#21 Jan 23, 2010
Wake up, it's all about money. Make the apology and see what follows. Does anyone really think that there is a black out there that wakes thinking about the horrors of slavery.
It all comes down to "pay me", a family member was enslaved some 150 years ago which was a far better life for many than where they came from.
Connecticut Sam

Dallas, TX

#23 Jan 23, 2010
All writers from Seymour are the Crazy IMPOSTER.
Save Our Culture

Ellington, CT

#27 Feb 17, 2010
Apology to the Black Race: To the entire Black race living in America, we, the Adamic, pink-complexioned race (better known to you as the White race) that came to these shores from Europe, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Iceland, apologize for freeing you from slavery by fighting a horrible war among ourselves that cost the lives of almost two million of our own race. We apologize for continuing to fight among ourselves over that very issue, even though you've never told us you appreciate our efforts in freeing you.

We apologize for splitting to pieces our entire race the world over to take sides with you to help you survive and become a freer race. We apologize for forcing the rest of the world to outlaw the slavery, which your ancestors had practiced for thousands of years, even though many nations on your home continent still practice it today.

We apologize for thinking we could civilize you when you have proven, and continue to prove, that it is indeed a nearly impossible feat, a feat beyond anything we could have ever imagined.

We apologize for introducing Christianity to you and dragging you away from the Voodoo you previously followed, although you have managed to sneak that religion back into cultic Christianity and our people have accepted it, which is witnessed by their animalistic whooping and hollering and stomping and screaming instead of respectfully worshiping our God as they should.

We apologize for teaching you to add and subtract (what little you can), thereby enabling you to run a household and pay your bills (what few you actually pay) and count your children other than on your fingers and sometimes toes, due to your often indiscriminate breeding habits.

We apologize for providing you with medical care instead of leaving you under the witch doctors you used before we arrived, as a result of which you have been able to survive all sorts of diseases to multiply in massive numbers beyond what you could have without these aides.

We apologize for building schools for you, which we have to repair over and over after you vandalized them beyond use. We apologize for inventing computers and the Internet, neither of which you use very much, but when you do use them it's mostly to bash our race.

We apologize for building factories and businesses that employ you, if you so desire to work. We apologize for creating millions of bureaucratic jobs within our government system simply to give you employment, instead of leaving you to find work on your own; something your history shows you won't do.
Save Our Culture

Ellington, CT

#28 Feb 17, 2010
We apologize for promoting and buying your music, although you refuse to buy ours. We apologize for talking and acting as you do, although you refuse to talk and act as we do.

We apologize for placing you in our movies and TV shows and elevating you to a fictional, heroic level that you have never reached in real life. We apologize for creating this false image of yourselves in your minds, for we realize after 400 years of trying to help you that you cannot solve problems and provide leadership and create original thoughts; and the image we've placed in your minds causes you to live in a delusional world. For that we truly apologize.

We apologize for creating quota systems and forced employment programs to make sure you have preferential treatment for jobs, if you so desire to work. We apologize for thinking we could educate you so that you could learn to build and help others, when you continually show that you have only the ability to tear down and take from others.

We apologize for giving you welfare and food stamps, with the result that for four generations over half of your race has not had to work, except in makeshift types of jobs in our governments and bureaucracies.

We apologize for promoting your children in school as if they could understand basic arithmetic and grammar, such as multiplication and past participles, when we should have made sure they were accustomed to manual labor so that we would not have had to make up jobs for them in our governments dusting seats with their butts.

We apologize for developing farms in our own lands, which you have never been able to do, and that to this day feed most of your race still living in Africa. We apologize for coming to Africa and building farms, from which you have now run us off of and have devastated beyond use, forcing us to continue feeding you.

We apologize for creating the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) and U.S. Government Foreign Aid Programs and hundreds of charities that funnel billions of our tax dollars and charitable donations to nations around the world run by your race, all because your race cannot take care of itself by itself anywhere you live.

We apologize for giving you the right to vote so you could take over all our major cities and turn them into high-taxed, crime-ridden cesspools that no civilized human being can live in.

We apologize for creating the term "reverend," which your leaders use to give themselves credentials and which their actions have denigrated beyond repair, with the result that no decent person would call himself "reverend," much less a Christian

We apologize for trying to develop an AIDS vaccine to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS in Africa, AIDS being a disease that you created and passed on to us after having sexual intercourse with monkeys and then with one of our idiotic race-mixers who then passed it on to the rest of the world.

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