Should Georgia apologize for slavery?

The Georgia NAACP thinks so: "The time is right for Georgia to take a bold stand and apologize to its citizens for slavery and segregation in our state," said NAACP President Edward O. DuBose at the press ... Full Story
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Atmore, AL

#2 Mar 8, 2007
Good grief.
Bloodrayne

Federal Way, WA

#3 Mar 8, 2007
Oh, yeah!
Hey, you and Originalman should get together, I'll bet you'll make a peachy pair. However, I don't believe an opology is needed, it won't really solve a thing, and you know it. People will not change their opinion on race relations at all, as the hatred will remain, and therefor, continue! Written here, by this 'individual', is just another example of the hate that is still rampant within society. Not many really want to do away with their hate, all they wish to do, is perpetuate it, to keep it alive. You say, they say........Nope, it's very much alive and will continue with no end in sight. No one can prove me wrong......only actions will speak louder, and again, here is the perfect example of why it will never end!
Apology? It is a waste! One look at this dude, and you can see why.
curious in MO

United States

#4 Mar 8, 2007
And you are full of shit. Georgia should never have to apologize for what happened in past history. One of my best friends is a black woman and I work with many more that I would trust more than I would some white people. It's people like you that keep racism alive in this country.

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Doo

Fayetteville, NC

#5 Mar 8, 2007
No
Quasimoto

Kingsport, TN

#7 Mar 8, 2007
Aydene wrote:
ALL WHITES--ALL WHITE SOUTHERNERS OWE MORE THAN AN APOLOGY FOR SLAVERY. STILL, YOU HAVE THESE UNCLE TOMS AND AUNT SUSIES THINK WHITES ARE THEIR FRIENDS. WHITES ARE NOT WORTH TO BE CALLED FRIENDS. ALL WHITES ARE AFFILIATED WITH THE KKK, ARYAN NATION, SKINHEADS, AND EVERY WHITE SUPREMECY GROUP.
Were you ever a slave? No! and I was never a slave owner! Whatever your problem is GET OVER IT! One of the largest slave owners in middle Tennessee was a free black. The African tribal cheifs sold their war captives to the slavers! So, it was NOT just whitety doing it.

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geronamo5050

United States

#9 Mar 8, 2007
Excuess me but that war has been over for a long time and i hade nothing to do with it, yes it was bad and yes it was wrong but when are we going to get on with life in the 21st century! I nor any man or woman alive today should have to apologize for what our ancesters did!

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an opinion

Little Rock, AR

#10 Mar 8, 2007
Some black people bring things on themselves. Slavery was a very long time ago when none of us were alive so why keep talking about it. It's not like we can go back and change the things that people did to whites and blacks years ago. Get over it already

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Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#11 Mar 8, 2007
Bloodrayne wrote:
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Apology? It is a waste! One look at [Aydene], and you can see why.
That sums it up quite nicely. The rest was fine, Bloodrayne, but I like to keep it simple for the small-minded with beliefs like those stated by Aydene. He/she has the right to an opinion, but it should at least be an informed one; not hateful rhetoric.
MAX

United States

#13 Mar 8, 2007
Creamy wrote:
<quoted text> We're ALL ass wholes...Aydene?
IT's NOT the white folks that's racists....It's the Black trash and liberals.

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Rock

Villa Rica, GA

#14 Mar 8, 2007
There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do do not want to lose their jobs.
Booker T. Washington
Racism will never end because there are still too many blacks and whites that keep the fires stoked. I'm not apologizing. I don't think it was right but I didn't own any slaves and I'm sure that none of my poor white relatives did either. In fact, of the 6,000,000 whites in the south, only 385,000 owned slaves. That's about 6.4% and although most slave owners were white, some were black, but you never hear about that. If it's equallity we are after, then let's be equal. Think about this: new TV channel WET (White Entertainment Television), the NAAWP, White People's Choice Award, White Enterprise Award, Ivory Magazine, American White Journal, get it? I'm not saying that these crazy ideas are right, I'm saying why do we have any that are black biased. Why does it have to be African-American and not just American? By the late 1700's, only a tiny fraction of slaves came from Africa. Truth be known, most Blacks have deeper American roots than a lot of Whites. Look; drop the hypenated title, cancel all the entertainment junk that promotes one particular race, abolish any agency that sole interest is promoting one race based on color and let's all be REAL Americans OR stop the complaining if every race decides to define themselves as loudly as yours. I think the Civil War was about 142 years ago.

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ILUVPEEPS

United States

#15 Mar 8, 2007
This horse has been gone a long time. Let's quit beating it.
Just someone trying to stir the pot and start crap.
I agree, no one alive today was a slave owner and no one alive today was a slave.

LET IT GO
Rock

Villa Rica, GA

#16 Mar 8, 2007
Aydene wrote:
ALL WHITES--ALL WHITE SOUTHERNERS OWE MORE THAN AN APOLOGY FOR SLAVERY. STILL, YOU HAVE THESE UNCLE TOMS AND AUNT SUSIES THINK WHITES ARE THEIR FRIENDS. WHITES ARE NOT WORTH TO BE CALLED FRIENDS. ALL WHITES ARE AFFILIATED WITH THE KKK, ARYAN NATION, SKINHEADS, AND EVERY WHITE SUPREMECY GROUP.
I'm not sure but I would bet you are even more ignorant than you're letting on. This is a prime example of the small mindedness that holds our country back. I think you owe an apology - to your family for forming a thought like that and actually voicing it in public. I bet you were spanked a lot as a child.

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Bonnie

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#17 Mar 8, 2007
Governor Perdue of Georgia would never apologize.
He's not OWNED by black politicans as the former Governor of Georgia.

“I get down but I get up again”

Since: Mar 07

Caruthersville

#18 Mar 8, 2007
Why should they say they are sorry. How many slaves are alive today and how many people are alive that had slaves. I did not own slave and my father did not own slaves and his father did not own slaves. Should everyone through out history that made people slaves say they are sorry. Look at Roman how many slaves did they have. Look in the Bible and see how many Jews were slaves. Blacks were not the only one in the world that were made slaves. I say that if you want to live in the past then everyone could find someone to hate.
At least the blacks were made slaves. Look what happened to the Indians. Their land was stolden the they were killed. Shot like wild animals. If the blacks and whites do not get over this color isuue and start think of everyone as humans then we are all damed.
Mac

United States

#19 Mar 8, 2007
Exactly Rock.
Example: Jessie Jackson became a millionaire by keeping Racism alive.If he didn't have the race card.....He'd still be waiting tables and spitting in white folks salad.(He did do that by his own admission)
originalman

Northridge, CA

#20 Mar 8, 2007
Bloodrayne wrote:
Oh, yeah!
Hey, you and Originalman should get together, I'll bet you'll make a peachy pair. However, I don't believe an opology is needed, it won't really solve a thing, and you know it. People will not change their opinion on race relations at all, as the hatred will remain, and therefor, continue! Written here, by this 'individual', is just another example of the hate that is still rampant within society. Not many really want to do away with their hate, all they wish to do, is perpetuate it, to keep it alive. You say, they say........Nope, it's very much alive and will continue with no end in sight. No one can prove me wrong......only actions will speak louder, and again, here is the perfect example of why it will never end!
Apology? It is a waste! One look at this dude, and you can see why.
What kind of action you want?
Edwards

United States

#23 Mar 8, 2007
Aydene wrote:
ALL WHITES--ALL WHITE SOUTHERNERS OWE MORE THAN AN APOLOGY FOR SLAVERY. STILL, YOU HAVE THESE UNCLE TOMS AND AUNT SUSIES THINK WHITES ARE THEIR FRIENDS. WHITES ARE NOT WORTH TO BE CALLED FRIENDS. ALL WHITES ARE AFFILIATED WITH THE KKK, ARYAN NATION, SKINHEADS, AND EVERY WHITE SUPREMECY GROUP.
...Owe more than an apology??? You wouldn't be talking about owing you Money, Would you? As far as an apology, I'd apologize for your inherent stupidity, But that would be like apologizing for slavery.

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Bloodrayne

Federal Way, WA

#25 Mar 8, 2007
Brown Sugar wrote:
This horse has been gone a long time. Let's quit beating it.
Just someone trying to stir the pot and start crap.
I agree, no one alive today was a slave owner and no one alive today was a slave.
LET IT GO
Exactly! Folks like this Originalman, are a perfect example of this hatred. Just read his posts, and you will see for yourself. Somebody always stiring the pot, keeping it at the boiling point. I'm not sure about letting it go, for it is history, and those who do not recognize it, are prone to relive it. But, we do recognize it, and hopefully we won't do the same thing twice, but, it is over and done with, and continuesly stiring the pot, will only keep the hate alive. But then, isn't that exactly what those people want? The sad thing about it is, they're doing just that, and we fall for it.
Bloodrayne

Federal Way, WA

#26 Mar 8, 2007
originalman wrote:
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What kind of action you want?
And just what kind of action are you willing to give?
so true

AOL

#27 Mar 8, 2007
Aydene wrote:
ALL WHITES--ALL WHITE SOUTHERNERS OWE MORE THAN AN APOLOGY FOR SLAVERY. STILL, YOU HAVE THESE UNCLE TOMS AND AUNT SUSIES THINK WHITES ARE THEIR FRIENDS. WHITES ARE NOT WORTH TO BE CALLED FRIENDS. ALL WHITES ARE AFFILIATED WITH THE KKK, ARYAN NATION, SKINHEADS, AND EVERY WHITE SUPREMECY GROUP.
Why do we owe ya'll anything YA'll should be kissing our ass for busting ours to keep 95% of ya'll recieving welfare cause you are to damn lazy and or doped up to work. and on that if anyone owes someone a apology do us for putting up with ur lazy asses

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