Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Blacks: You Wanted it; You Got it!

CHICAGO (CNN) -- The House of Reps on Tuesday passed a resolution apologizing to African-Americans for slavery and the era of Jim Crow.

While many states have apologized for slavery, it is the first time a branch of the federal government has done so, an aide to Cohen said.

Text of Actual Address:

HOR (House of Reps): Yo our bad for the treatment of your forefathers. Our forefathers kinda (kind of) just got beside themselves for 500 plus years.

Blacks: Okay. Thank you for recognizing it our disgrace & shame, and your forefathers brutal acts towards us.

HOR: So we're straight?

Blacks: Yes, everything is fine. Thank you and goodnight.

HOR: Dang, that's all it took. Gees we could've done this crap years ago...
(Noise - pandemonium)
Audio shuts off

The resolution does not address the controversial issue of reparations. Some members of the African-American community have called on lawmakers to give cash payments or other financial benefits to descendants of slaves as compensation for the suffering caused by slavery.

The House of Reps mention all restoration payment and financial benefits have been depleted towards victims of the Hurricane Katrina (not Funny, I know)
It is not the first time lawmakers have apologized to an ethnic group for injustices.

In April, the Senate passed a resolution sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, that apologized to Native Americans for "the many instances of violence, maltreatment and neglect."
In 1993 the Senate also passed a resolution apologizing for the "illegal overthrow" of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1893.

In 1988, Congress passed and President Reagan signed an act apologizing to the 120,000 Japanese-Americans who were held in detention camps during World War II. The 60,000 detainees who were alive at the time each received $20,000 from the government.

But we're straight now? Right?
Chicago Funnies
Due Daniels

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