Friday, March 09, 2007

Essay 1821

Appreciations and apologies in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…

• Jacko’s back in Japan, feeling the love via lots of “fan appreciation” events. The King of Pop said, “While some have made deliberate attempts to hurt me, I take it in stride because I have a loving family, a strong faith and wonderful friends and fans who … continue to support me.” But mostly in Japan.

• Black legislators in Georgia are proposing that the state officially apologize for slavery and segregation-era laws. “It is time for Georgia, as one of the major stake-holders in slavery, as one of the major players in lynchings, to say it’s sorry,” said one leading Democrat. “If the capital of the Confederate states can lead the way in issuing an apology, then surely all of the other states that maintained slavery can consider doing the same.” Hey, an apology in lieu of 40 acres and a mule or reparations seems like a fair swap.

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