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I picked this up from LibertyÂ Post posted from the Washington Times on the issue of apolgies about slavery. Some black elected officials find them offensive as well they should.Â
Â Apology or insult?
Â The highest-ranking black member of the Georgia legislature says that government apologies for slavery are insulting. “Slavery was the most heinous crime that’s been committed in the annals of history,” state Senate Democratic Leader Robert Brown told the Associated Press in an interview yesterday. “To me, it’s demeaning to think that an apology would be an appropriate response for that.” On Tuesday, Alabama became the latest state legislature to approve such an apology, joining Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. A similar measure failed to pass this year in Georgia, and Mr. Brown said yesterday that he would vote against such a resolution in the future. “I’m not going to accept an apology for something that killed millions of people, that raped women and took babies from their mothers and then sold them like you would a piece of equipment,” Mr. Brown said. “My grandfathers would tan my hide.”