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New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« on: January 08, 2008, 12:04:36 PM »
New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey became the first Northern state to apologize for slavery, as legislators approved a resolution Monday expressing "profound regret" for the state's role in the practice.

The Assembly and the Senate 29-2 both voted overwhelmingly to approve the resolution, which expresses the Legislature's opinion without requiring action by the governor.

"This resolution does nothing more than say New Jersey is sorry about its shameful past," said Assemblyman William Payne, a Democrat who sponsored the measure.


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Re: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 12:38:04 PM »
As an old friend told me years ago, "Give me a slave, and then I'll apologize to him."
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Re: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2008, 07:05:36 PM »
That's just stupid. Slavery is banned. We already did slave reparations called Liberia and Sierra Leone and Civil War. I have yet hear an apology from Japan when it came to enslaving Koreans during World War II.
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Re: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2008, 07:11:34 PM »
 :banghead: I mean, I just can't say anything else. Idjits!

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Re: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2008, 07:57:12 PM »
No comment..... :censored: :censored:


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Re: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2008, 08:04:32 PM »
Oh FFS!   :lame:

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Re: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008, 12:54:58 AM »
Wait.... Cape May was where Harriet Tubman "retired" to!

Jersey has alot of shit to apologize for, but not this.

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Re: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008, 02:58:34 AM »
I'll apologize for something I had nothing to do with when the Blacks in Detriot, DC, Chicago and Gary apologize for taking the crime rates to astronomical levels.


Slavery, like astronomical crimes rates, has nothing to do with race; only culture. When the US amended its culture slavery went away. That will be the key to ending crime as well.
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Re: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008, 09:25:24 AM »
I'll apologize for something I had nothing to do with when the Blacks in Detriot, DC, Chicago and Gary apologize for taking the crime rates to astronomical levels.


Slavery, like astronomical crimes rates, has nothing to do with race; only culture. When the US amended its culture slavery went away. That will be the key to ending crime as well.

Yes, but in the case of amending our culture to end crime, how do we accomplish it without being labeled racist?  I happend to think everything related to the new gangsta-crap music industry breeds crime, and I also know that music appeals to people of many races, but when someone points the finger at "gangsta" culture, they're called racist.
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Re: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2008, 09:27:59 AM »
 :censored: give me a break!!!! So people alive today are going to apologize for what people who are dead today did to other dead people???? Riiiiiiiiiiiight.
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Re: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2008, 11:07:01 AM »
:censored: give me a break!!!! So people alive today are going to apologize for what people who are dead today did to other dead people???? Riiiiiiiiiiiight.
...and then there are those that demand money for what dead people did to other dead people.  I guess we can consider it right after the Egyptians pay off the Israelites.   :whatever:
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Re: New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2008, 07:07:50 PM »
New Jersey Apologizes for Slavery

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey became the first Northern state to apologize for slavery, as legislators approved a resolution Monday expressing "profound regret" for the state's role in the practice.

The Assembly and the Senate 29-2 both voted overwhelmingly to approve the resolution, which expresses the Legislature's opinion without requiring action by the governor.

"This resolution does nothing more than say New Jersey is sorry about its shameful past," said Assemblyman William Payne, a Democrat who sponsored the measure.




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