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U.S. Senate About Slavery: Sorry!

June 19, 2009

Yes folks, the U.S. Senate has finally agreed that enslaving a race of people for hundreds of years wasn’t a good idea.

The stealing, shipping, slaving and selling of innocent people forced to work and live in hideous conditions that we would never allow today was a serious violation of human rights.  People stalked for running away from their so-called “owners” to try and make a better life for themselves, we now deem as heroes, yet at the time were considered law breaking fugitives.

Families split and looked upon as inventory, not human lives.

Duh!

People of color kinda knew that slavery was a gross injustice already, but we were waiting for someone to actually acknowledge this.

It’s about time.

The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and racial segregation in the U.S. and sent the measure to the House.

Democrat Tom Harkin first introduced the measure years ago but wanted it passed Thursday on the eve of Juneteenth, June 19, a day of celebration commemorating the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the release of African Americans from slavery. He said the House is to take it up soon and that a formal celebration will be held next month.

Still there is no talk or reparations.  It’s just like that chicken coupon from the Oprah show, you should have gotten  it when you could.  So, no 40 acres and now mule for you…yet!

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