But there are those who don't see it quite that way. I don't know who Delegate Frank Hargrove is, but I think I like him. He has a different opinion but he makes good sense. Even if he is going to be strung up by his neck for saying it:
Slavery apology legislation ignites 1st spark... apologize for killing Christ. Good line.
Republican Del. Frank Hargrove said blacks should "get over" slavery.
By Michael Sluss , The Roanoke Times
Richmond -- A resolution that would have the General Assembly apologize for Virginia's role in slavery has aroused passions in the legislature even before the measure gets its first hearing from committees in the Senate and House of Delegates.
A Hanover County lawmaker's published comments that blacks should "get over" slavery were denounced on the House floor Tuesday by two black delegates who are supporting a resolution of apology. The comments by Republican Del. Frank Hargrove lit the first spark in what figures to be an emotional debate in coming weeks.
Hargrove made the remark in a story published Tuesday by the Charlottesville Daily Progress. In explaining his opposition to the resolution, Hargrove said today's Virginia has no responsibility for slavery and added: "I personally think that our black citizens should get over it."
The same story also quoted Hargrove saying: "Are we going to force the Jews to apologize for killing Christ? (link)
Now we all know that Frank here is in big trouble for saying what 70% of Virginians think. Despite that, he's right. You all need to get over it. And move on. Apologies serve absolutely no purpose (above exception noted) other than to promote modern-day slave traders - those who capitalize on such meaningless idiocy. Al Sharpton comes to mind.
Bill Clinton apologized for slavery. Tim Kaine has already apologized for slavery. Neither made a difference to those who demand more and more and ...
Beyond that, 800,000 Americans gave up their lives to end the institution of slavery. And the entire South was laid to waste because of its transgressions. I'd say that's apology - and punishment - enough.
Get over it. The rest of us moved on long ago.