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Slavery Apology

Why Delaware Is Apologizing for Slavery Today

Gov. Jack Markell | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Gov. Jack Markell

Today, I signed a joint resolution passed by our General Assembly to have Delaware officially deplore, and apologize for, the reprehensible actions of generations past, because it is essential that we publicly, candidly, and wholly recognize the everlasting damage of those sins.

Emily Swanson

Americans Can't Even Stomach An Apology For Slavery, Much Less Reparations | Emily Swanson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

In a cover story in The Atlantic last week, Ta-Nehisi Coates built a powerful argument for the U.S. government making reparations to black Americans, ...

An Open Letter to President George W. Bush About Apology, Healing and Reconciliation

Carol M. Swain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol M. Swain

Although some may argue that an apology for slavery would open the door to racial reparations, legal precedent demonstrates that an apology for slavery would not trigger legal liability.

The US Senate Apologized for Slavery. But We Ain't Gettin' 40 Acres and a Mule!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

We can all feel relieved there is an official acknowledgment that something terrible was done to black people. Yet the reality is way too much time has passed for this apology to really mean anything.

If Race Is Not Welcome, Are Blacks?

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

We continue our vain attempts to emotionally disappear 12 percent of our population and erase our national history -- and we do so with all the grace and dignity of John McCain's Britney-Paris TV spot.