“Yes” I’d apologize for slavery and I’d make reparations by investing in low-income communities,” Sanders said at Tindley Temple United Methodist Church in Philadelphia.
If he becomes president, he will formally apologize for slavery.
I guess the Bernie supporters haven’t had enough of apologies from the apologist-in-chief. We’ve made victims out of blacks and guilty parties of white people.
“There’s nothing that anybody can do to undo the deaths and misery,” he told the heavily-black audience, “how many people we don’t even know who died on the way over here in the ships.”
But the United States has to make an attempt to “wipe the slate clean” by acknowledging the truth, he said after an audience member asked him point blank if he’d offer a presidential-level apology.
He won’t give them a check, but he will “invest” which in liberal-speak means taxation.
“As everybody in this room knows,” he said, “what were seeing in many African-American communities, outrageously high levels of unemployment, inadequate education, inadequate healthcare.” Somehow Bernie doesn’t understand that this is going on in liberal precincts under his liberal president.
Will people whose ancestors weren’t here get a discount? What about blacks who supported the slave trade? Do they have to apologize?
Neighborhoods Organizing for Change’s Mike Griffin told the DailyMail that Sanders took a “step in the right direction”.
“Hopefully by the end of the election we’re going to get him to say specifically he wants to invest in communities that have been harmed historically that are still being harmed systematically, and that all stemmed from slavery,” Griffin said.
Sanders said, “Truth is is not always an easy thing. And a lot of things that we have done in this country that are shameful, we’ve gotta recognize that,” he said.
I just want to know why that’s my fault.