Wednesday, July 30, 2008

John Brown's body lies a mouldering in the grave. . .

but the House of Representatives apologizes for slavery:

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.

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."
Well, I'd thought that my ancestors had addressed this:

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.


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