Tuesday Morning Starting Five: The Do You Care About Congress Apologizing for Slavery Edition

The second part of Dr. Todd Boyd’s interview should be posted tomorrow.

Where will Lance Stephenson end up in school? (NY Daily News)

Gloria and Emilio Estefan to become minority owners in Mami. (Miami Herald)

Woman puts man in sleeperhold and stops robbery. (SFGate)

Gwen Knapp writes why Donald Fehr didn’t do his job on steroids. (SFGate)

Thoughts on DC after deadly Red Line crash. (WaPo)

Clarence Paige asks: What if Congress apologized for slavery and no one cared? (Chicago Tribune)

Yeah, 200 years…

8 Responses to “Tuesday Morning Starting Five: The Do You Care About Congress Apologizing for Slavery Edition”

  1. sankofa says:

    “Reparations for segregation are no less problematic. Some of us are old enough to remember legal segregation of schools, jobs, housing, hotels, public restrooms and drinking fountains.

    But how do you put a price on that?

    Obama’s got the right idea. The damage of slavery and segregation can best be undone by Americans keeping our promises to the next generations. We need to help every American child have access to decent schools, housing and nutrition — regardless of race, creed or ancestral conditions of servitude.”


    I have said it often, we the Africans as a broken culture here in
    America Inc., are the only victims of mass trauma, never to have received clinical or monetary therapy. Clinical in the sense of emotional, physical and cultural rehabilitation and monetary speaks for itself.
    We are abused victims, who are generationally abused by the descendants of the abusers, experiencing 500 years of daily post traumatic stress. The National Knee-grow congress collectively gives us this “thousand yard stare” and so really has not been effective against the gangbangers on Capitol Hill.
    Curious and disingenuous people ask, well why haven’t you forgotten about the past and look to the future? Besides the refining of White Supremacy, there Is this thing called, the miseducation of the knee—grow, that creates the Pavlovan condition of salivating when the bell rings…or in our case, becoming weak in spirit, when we either deal with the Caucasians or when it comes to “cast our lot where we stand”.
    Nothing to get excited here, let’s move along, the NBA draft is upon us and all will be “white” again in the world.

  2. michelle says:

    AHHHH…I would like a little more than that. I mean a free college education would be nice.

  3. Temple3 says:

    All of this talk about segregation is simply unnecessary. It is wholly unrelated.

  4. HarveyDent says:

    Brother Page was droppin’ some sly jabs in this one but it was an interesting read. Does an apology matter? Yes, it matters because an apology is something I never thought the government of this country would never give to the descendants of a people they considered 3/5ths of a human. No, it doesn’t matter because like everything else in this country, this world nowadays it has been co-opted and watered down to where even the CBC, which is made more irrelevant every election cycle, may well stand in opposition to it. Just like everything else we as Blacks have accomplished in this country we’ll continue to carve our own way out of no way. So a tip of the hat to Sens. Harkin and Brownback but we’ll keep on keeping on and the rest of this country including our telegenic POTUS will have to just keep up.

    @T3, can you clarify your statement a little more for me because I truly don’t follow you.

    @Michelle, that free college education would have helped me about fifteen years ago. I’d probably be a shyster lawyer by now.

  5. HarveyDent says:

    How obvious was PTI’s trolling today when the show brought up Jim Brown’s comments about Tiger Woods on RealSports? As usual, Wilbon jumped in to protect his boy but I guess we should be lucky that he and Kornheiser didn’t call him senile like they did Fran Tarkenton a few weeks back but probably because they’re so chickens***t afraid Jim Brown would beat their asses still at the age of 73.

  6. GrandNubian says:

    @ Two Face

    Excuse my ignorance, 2Face, but what did Jim Brown say about Tiger?

  7. origin says:

    @ Grand.

    He basically called Tiger and MJ the bad role models…due to the fact they won’t stand up and speak on any issue.

    It amazes me when sports talk radio (and shows) always wants to address race when one of these old black players calls out one of the black megastars.

    Then have a discussion with the their hired coon or the staff of white boys about racism in america….and how it doesn’t exist any more.


    They act like this is new……….Jim been saying this for decades.

    He laid off magic once he started to own companies and employee people of color.

    As far as MJ and that casablasian they can both get the gas face.

    And F a apology for slavery…..that ain’t gonna bring back those people that died in the boat ride. Nor will it help put togther black families who can’t trace their history before slavery (or even during it).

    Nor will it replace the wealth that was stolen from africa. Or the land that was stolen from freed black folks. or the lives of people murdered from racial riots (like chicago) or Klan murders that the government didn’t want to address. Or hold cointelpro and countless other government conspiracies against black folks accountable.

    Etc, etc, etc, etc.

    Alos don’t forget that I believe congress mentioned an apology about 4 or 5 months ago. The media is only addressing this due to tha fact Obama spoke on it.

    If you really want to get to the bottom of this and where it started. Don’t forget that in the 90s slick Willie Clinton went to africa and told all those black folks that America was sorry for slavery and colonialism.

    This is like a rapist telling a victim they are sorry after rapping them for hundreds of years.

  8. GrandNubian says:

    Thanks O…..

    “They act like this is new……….Jim been saying this for decades.”