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  •  Slavery in the United States did not end (3+ / 0-)
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    with the emancipation proclamation.  As John notes - it didn't begin with the formation of the United States either.

    Read Douglas A. Blackmon. "Slavery By Another Name"
    or watch the documentary

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    by Denise Oliver Velez on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 01:00:51 AM PDT

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    •  Please check the topic of your article (0+ / 0-)

      It was about apologies by governments.  

      Would you, for example, have the United States apologize for slavery by the Native American peoples who practiced it?  Would you have the United States government apologize for the slaves that were sacrificed in rituals?

      Apologies for slavery prior to the formation of the United Slates would be due from the Governments of Great Britain, Spain, France, Portugal, and the Netherlands.

      A reasonable case can be made that the United States should own up to activity from 1783 on, even thought that was prior to the 1789 signing of the Constitution, so I'll back date to that.

      Lots of individuals come from families with a lot to apologize for, but that's a different matter.  I will happily aplogize for the misdeeds of my forebears if we ever find one who owned slaves.  I should hope that you would do the same.

      But seriously,  if 350,000 dead soldiers doesn't satisfy you, what will?  

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      by dinotrac on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 05:50:58 AM PDT

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