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Slavery Apology

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.

Senate Passes Apology For Slavery, Segregation

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and racial segregation and sent the measure to the House. I...

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.

House Formally Apologizes For Slavery And Jim Crow

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors w...