09 Feb 2007 An Apology for Slavery is Redundant, Says Project 21’s Mychal Massie
As quoted in the Dallas Morning News, Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie says an apology for slavery — presently under consideration in the Virginia legislature — is redundant:
“Not every black person in this country is a descendent of slaves. Not every white person in this country is a descendent of people who owned slaves,” he said. “It worsens the tensions between blacks and whites.”Moreover, an apology won’t cure community ills, said Mychal Massie, with the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives.
That will come from blacks emphasizing two-parent homes, education over fast money and personal responsibility for life choices, Mr. Massie said.
“A willing disregard for responsibility, a willing disrespect for education, ad nauseam, is not attributable in any way to slavery,” said Mr. Massie, who considers an apology redundant.
“We see black leaders on every level,” he said. “America has apologized.”
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