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Posted 6/21/18 , edited 6/21/18
https://abcnews.go.com/US/charleston-formally-apologizes-role-slavery/story?id=56026589

Better late than never, I guess. Kind of disappointed the vote was so close; should have been a no-brainer.
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Posted 6/21/18 , edited 6/21/18
Pathetic, quit for apologizing for stuff that happened in the past.
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Posted 6/21/18 , edited 6/21/18
Oh great so now every city/state/country/continent is going to have to apologize to each other and themselves for encouraging slavery. Leave the past in a history book and move forward.
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Posted 6/21/18 , edited 6/21/18

MonoDreams wrote:

Pathetic, quit for apologizing for stuff that happened in the past.



Rujikin wrote:

Oh great so now every city/state/country/continent is going to have to apologize to each other and themselves for encouraging slavery. Leave the past in a history book and move forward.


So criminals can escape the consequence of their crimes when they evade it long enough? The apology is important to show that they are not willing to repeat their historic crimes; the Nazi attempts to recontinue the death camps, concentration camps, genocides, and all kinds of salvage acts of the European empires in their culture of self-contradiction.
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Posted 6/21/18 , edited 6/21/18
To me, an apology can not undo the tragedies that occurred on that land, and the people that need to apologise are either deceased or have no interest to express remorse for the genocide, destruction of families, division of the human race, destruction of unique identities and destruction to customs that were done.

I prefer if the living descendants that were all affected by bigotry and slavery to this day in America deserve more than words, but I am aware that will not happen as that may result in giving up what the country wants to continue to keep.
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Posted 6/21/18 , edited 6/21/18
y tho

Everyone involved is either dead or soon to be.
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Posted 6/21/18 , edited 6/21/18
it should have been a mass majority of the democrats who should have apologized to the blacks for their ancestors owning slaves, very few republicans at the time did. too bad the public apology to the native Indians wasn't as pleasant (let alone widely known or acknowledged), oh well.
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Posted 6/21/18 , edited 6/22/18
Seems like something of a pointless gesture. Then again, I don't believe in inherited sin, so it's not like I'll ever feel some sense of accomplishment from people apologizing for the dead.
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Posted 6/22/18 , edited 6/22/18

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y tho

Everyone involved is either dead or soon to be.


There are still strong levels of denialism in the US when it comes to the history of slavery, so I can see why they thought it was necessary. Plus, there’s no downside to it.
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Posted 6/22/18 , edited 6/22/18
What good is an apology a hundred years too late?
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Posted 6/22/18 , edited 6/22/18

AedonBlackheart wrote:

What good is an apology a hundred years too late?


A late apology is better than no apology, especially for something like this.
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Posted 6/22/18 , edited 6/22/18

geauxtigers1989 wrote:


XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

y tho

Everyone involved is either dead or soon to be.


There are still strong levels of denialism in the US when it comes to the history of slavery, so I can see why they thought it was necessary. Plus, there’s no downside to it.

Fair point.
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Posted 6/22/18 , edited 6/22/18
So when are the descendants of African tribals who conquered other tribes and sold their slaves to Jewish slavers going to apologize? Have they already? Think I missed that article if they did.
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Posted 6/22/18 , edited 6/22/18
I don't see any problem with it. I am from Charleston and we have this whole "Charleston Strong" thing..lol obviously I'm not big on the news because even living in Charleston this is the first I'm hearing of the apology. Gullah is a very important thing here as well. We have walks and relays for racial equality, peaceful rallies, and hold special events appreciating the African American culture in the city. Our city loves to celebrate and we have many African American churches. Charleston is actually the place where the Emanual 9 shooting happened where a kid opened fire on one of our African American churches (and obviously killed 9 people). It is also the location where a black man in prison who beat the shit out of the shooter received enough donations to pay his bail and get out of jail.
I love Charleston and I love how everyone comes together..no riots, no diversity..we just come together and kind of handle it as a city. If enough people in Charleston felt like the apology was a good idea, then it doesn't hurt anyone to apologize, even if it is something that far back into the past.
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Posted 6/23/18 , edited 6/23/18

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It's hard to understand all of your posts because it always seems like you're trying to be a philosopher, along with your assumptions about groups of people.
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