House formally apologizes for slavery and Jim Crow
In part the House resolution:
. . . says that Africans forced into slavery "were brutalized, humiliated, dehumanized and subjected to the indignity of being stripped of their names and heritage" and that black Americans today continue to suffer from the consequences of slavery and Jim Crow laws that fostered discrimination and segregation.Well, I'd thought that my ancestors had addressed this:
The House "apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow."
Great-great grandfather James Luke Johnson - 53rd Indiana Volunteers, K Company
Great-great grandfather Hiram Husted - 9th Michigan Infantry, D Company
Great-grandfather Charles Hicks - 50th New York Engineers, C Company
So following the House's line of thinking, where's my f*#king letter of thanks?
And some reparations would be nice.