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01-17-07, 03:20 PM #1THE five-ohVerified LEO
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Lawmaker tells Blacks to "Get over slavery"
Lawmaker Tells Blacks To 'Get Over' Slavery
POSTED: 5:18 pm EST January 16, 2007
UPDATED: 5:27 pm EST January 16, 2007
RICHMOND, Va. -- A state legislator said black people "should get over" slavery and questioned whether Jews should apologize "for killing Christ," drawing denunciations Tuesday from stunned colleagues.
Del. Frank D. Hargrove, 79, made his remarks in opposition to a measure that would apologize on the state's behalf to the descendants of slaves.
In an interview published Tuesday in The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Hargrove said slavery ended nearly 140 years ago with the Civil War and added that "our black citizens should get over it."
The newspaper also quoted him as saying, "are we going to force the Jews to apologize for killing Christ?"
Black lawmakers swiftly denounced Hargrove's comments.
"When somebody tells me I should just get over slavery, I can only express my emotion by projecting that I am appalled, absolutely appalled," said Del. Dwight C. Jones, head of the Legislative Black Caucus.
Del. David L. Englin also criticized Hargrove's remarks, recalling that his grandparents were driven from their homes in Poland "by people who believed that as Jews, we killed Christ."
When Hargrove rose to speak, he told Englin he didn't care about Englin's religion. "I think your skin was a little too thin," Hargrove said as lawmakers gasped and groaned.
01-17-07, 03:21 PM #2
Ah good, we make national news again
01-17-07, 04:06 PM #3
01-17-07, 04:09 PM #4
How about the English; they started it all?
We are the thin blue line
and all the money in the world.
And no you can't have any.
01-17-07, 04:34 PM #5
If people can't get over it, they need to redirect their anger at those who actually perpetuated it: You know, the guys that have been dead for the last hundred years. No one that I know (or know of) that is currently alive has ever owned anyone or been owned by anyone. To blame the current incarnation of the families or institutions that were involved is as hateful, pointless and ignorant as blaming modern Mongols for the actions of Genghis Khan.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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01-17-07, 05:04 PM #6
Hmmm....after much thought I've decided to bite my tongue (well, hold back my fingers I guess I should say).
This thread should get interesting...Calm Like A Bomb...
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01-17-07, 05:40 PM #7
I hate when a worthwhile discussion is undermined because the person who brings it up is a complete moron!!!!
The blood spilled during the Civil War paid the debt.
As for his other remarks - I'd say a field trip to Auschwitz would be in order.Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.
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