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Old 06-18-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Senate apologizes for slavery, segregation - Capitol Hill- msnbc.com

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WASHINGTON - The Senate has unanimously passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and racial segregation in the U.S. and sent the measure to the House.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:17 PM
 
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I hope that satisfies the many African Americans who have waited their entire lives for this moment.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:22 PM
 
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I hope that satisfies the many African Americans who have waited their entire lives for this moment.
Well this one couldn't actually care less.

Aptly awaits the resident Freepers et.al., to argue that between the apology and Obama's election all is now right in the home of the brave and the land of the free.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I hope that satisfies the many African Americans who have waited their entire lives for this moment.
The ones that would really benefit from this are probably all dead by now.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: No Mask For Me
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I hope that satisfies the many African Americans who have waited their entire lives for this moment.
Really? How many former slaves are still alive? And what real effect will this have?
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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Better late then never, even if its a century and change too late.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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Congressmen are actually spending our tax dollars on this??????????????
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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I hope that satisfies the many African Americans who have waited their entire lives for this moment.
Heck no, the resonating guilt is like kryptonite for many in the black community.
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:33 PM
 
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Congressmen are actually spending our tax dollars on this??????????????

What tax dollars? Lets see some numbers
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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What tax dollars? Lets see some numbers
If they spent time on it, they spent tax dollars.
Do you think they work for free?
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