Black Lawmaker Pushes For Slavery Apology
A Black lawmaker in Georgia is pushing for the resurrection of a state wide apology for the perils of slavery.
Representative Al Williams of Midway, Georgia says he will bring up the controversial resolution again after it died from lack of support in 2007.
His proposal comes after the NAACP sent a letter to Georgia governor Sonny Perdue in 2009 asking him to reconsider enacting the apology.
The Associated Press reports that some lawmakers oppose the apology because they feel it would mean admitting responsibility for the wrongs of others.
In 2008 the House of Representatives apologized nationally for the” injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow" segregation.”
Apologizing for something that still wreaks havoc on the Black community to this day?
Hey, I'm all for it.