Connecticut apologizes for legacy of slavery

Connecticut became the second northern state to apologize for slavery, segregation and other racist policies its lawmakers once condoned after an unanimous vote late Wednesday by the state Senate. Full Story
sorry

United States

#32 Jun 5, 2009
roto rooter wrote:
Sorry for slavery
sorry you're black
sorry you're stupid
sorry you're mom's fat
sorry you look like a monkey
sorry you're son/daughter/brother/sister is in jail.
sorry you smell bad
sorry you have bad breff
sorry you smoke crack
sorry you sit on the porch and drink malt liquor
sorry .....
sorry you're a racist idiot.
alex

Dallas, TX

#33 Jun 5, 2009
Goodforyou wrote:
Whether,they apollogize for slavery or not, those privelaged from the racism then and now contiuie to enjoy the privelags of that legacy. The issue is actually racial discrmination.
Don't blame whites for black failure and incompetence. The truth is that blacks are so unintelligent and prone to violence that they can't create a civil society that works anywhere on Earth. I know that most people don't want to admit this fact, but it's blatantly obvious. It's time that we all stop kidding ourselves.
Apology accepted

United States

#34 Jun 5, 2009
alex wrote:
<quoted text>
I love black people.
We know.
Wendy

North Brunswick, NJ

#36 Jun 5, 2009
We need to get over this, it was over a hundred years ago and we at this present time had nothing to do with it and as such no need to apologize for it.
CTYankee

New Haven, CT

#37 Jun 5, 2009
When is Connecticut going to apologize for stealing my ancestors land and killing them with guns and diseases?
Colonel Beauregard

New Milford, CT

#38 Jun 6, 2009
Hmmm...
If I had known all this would happen, I would have picked my own cotton...
Whats next

Southbury, CT

#39 Jun 6, 2009
apologizing for hiroshima?
Nancy Pee Losi

AOL

#40 Jun 6, 2009
It's all about the vote. Hell we Democrats would even apologize to Bush for all the lies we told about him if he would agree to vote for us.7220
Puff n Grunt

North Westchester, CT

#42 Jun 6, 2009
Inbecilic legislature can't balance the state budget but they always have time for this dreck.
On their reservation

Brookfield, CT

#43 Jun 6, 2009
No apologies for the Native Americans who were also brutalized and still suffer segregation?

This Obamanation and the hysterical nuts that are in bed with this clown are going to turn the USA into a third-world country that will be spending all of its GNP on providing for those who are content with sitting on their azzes waiting for hand outs.
bottlecap

Largo, FL

#44 Jun 14, 2009
Let's see. If Conn. benefited from slavery for three hundred years and slavery was abolished in 1848, it would mean slaves had been in Conn. since around 1550.

But the first slaves from the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade landed in British Nort America at Jamestown, Va. in 1619.

I wonder what the Conn. legislature is refering to?; could it be indentured servants who were literally slaves for seven years and then released from their obligations? If they are talking about indentured servants as being slaves then they were mostly Englishmen.
Suellen

Bronx, NY

#45 Jun 14, 2009
Wht don't we have a Connecticut Civil War Memorial Day to thank the white troops who gave their lives to free the slaves? Our legislators don't mind a bit of reverse discrimination, do they. We've got a president who's been going around the world apologizing to countries that were freed with our blood. Stop this assinine "I'm sorry" for things that took place over 100 years ago and start thanking us for all the good things we've done, and are still doing, around the world.
Bravo

Southbury, CT

#46 Jun 14, 2009
Suellen wrote:
Wht don't we have a Connecticut Civil War Memorial Day to thank the white troops who gave their lives to free the ****? Our legislators don't mind a bit of reverse discrimination, do they. We've got a president who's been going around the world apologizing to countries that were freed with our blood. Stop this assinine "I'm sorry" for things that took place over 100 years ago and start thanking us for all the good things we've done, and are still doing, around the world.
Bravo, Suellen!
Morons

Anderson, SC

#47 Jun 14, 2009
Oh PLease wrote:
When is this ever going to stop, how many years will this continue where people today had nothing to do with slavery and constantly need to apologize for actions years ago. It's over and has been for over a hundred years, whats done is done you cannot turn the pages of history back. I think black people today are still looking for the easy way out and continue to ride what ever they can to get something for nothing. I cannot be responsible for what what happened in the past for this country.
Yep all the problem facing the country and they can spend time on crap like this. Connecticut must not have any problems in their state no crime no murders plent of money no poor or hungry to deal with. But I guess stuff like that is more easy to deal with!!! Buncha morons
SueMe

Philadelphia, PA

#49 Jun 14, 2009
Oh PLease wrote:
When is this ever going to stop, how many years will this continue where people today had nothing to do with slavery and constantly need to apologize for actions years ago. It's over and has been for over a hundred years, whats done is done you cannot turn the pages of history back. I think black people today are still looking for the easy way out and continue to ride what ever they can to get something for nothing. I cannot be responsible for what what happened in the past for this country.
I agree somewhat, but I'd also like to know how many more generations of racists will there be out there? How many more parents will continue to teach their children to be close minded ignorant fools?
SueMe

Philadelphia, PA

#50 Jun 14, 2009
boredwithbs wrote:
The blacks should be apologizing to us for their body odor. For killing and rapi ng everyone all the time too. Blacks are such animals. They never want to learn why you try to teach them a skill or manners. I can't say the same about dogs. It is all B.S.!!
Yet another ignorant fool.
BlakumX

North Haven, CT

#51 Jun 14, 2009
alex wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't blame whites for black failure and incompetence. The truth is that blacks are so unintelligent and prone to violence that they can't create a civil society that works anywhere on Earth. I know that most people don't want to admit this fact, but it's blatantly obvious. It's time that we all stop kidding ourselves.
Go back to your cave.
BlakumX

North Haven, CT

#52 Jun 14, 2009
boredwithbs wrote:
The blacks should be apologizing to us for their body odor. For killing and rapi ng everyone all the time too. Blacks are such animals. They never want to learn why you try to teach them a skill or manners. I can't say the same about dogs. It is all B.S.!!
Sounds like ur a product of a rape.
idiots around me

Wallingford, CT

#54 Jun 14, 2009
boredwithbs wrote:
The blacks should be apologizing to us for their body odor. For killing and rapi ng everyone all the time too. Blacks are such animals. They never want to learn why you try to teach them a skill or manners. I can't say the same about dogs. It is all B.S.!!
For all of you that are angry at this post, don't waste your time with the 'judge it' icon. People like this troll thrive on the attention. Just report him/her as inappropriate and topix will take care of the rest. Have a nice day!!

Since: Jan 09

Trenton, NJ

#55 Jun 14, 2009
Aw...poor idiots! Why are some of you acting like the state is forcing you to apologize to blacks? Talk about getting over things...some of you angry racist whites need to get over your stupidity and hatred. You come on here spewing those same racist ignorant stereotypes...but we all know you are not superior to anyone. If you were superior...you wouldn't go out of your way to insult people just to make yourself feel better. In reality...you are VERY insecure, so I would suggest therapy and getting out more. People who are cultured, would never say things so ignorant an hateful. Some of you are definitely low class. Im sure you won't figure out how evil you are until you die and find yourself in hell. Anyone with views like that...is on a first class flight to hell.

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