Apologies For Slavery and Everything Else
By Jim Jackson
Posted on: April 23, 2007
Since the Civil Rights movement nearly a half century ago, blacks have made
a continuing series of demands from white people, and white people have bent
every rule in the book to satisfy their demands.
In the 1960s, white people put in place laws to remove race as a consideration
for anything in America. Blacks were free to achieve anything they could. Whites
then put in place “helping hand” and “affirmative action”
programs to assist blacks into the mainstream. Although it violated the Civil
Rights Acts, whites then added “quotas,” based on race, for blacks
in every facet of American life. Whites then added “proportionality”
to these quotas, insuring blacks of participation in the mainstream at the very
least in proportion to their population. Finally, whites set up a politically
correct system to prevent any criticism of anything blacks do or say. All of
these protections and privileges have now been in place for nearly half a century.
Black people have not had to earn anything — it has all been given to them
by white people. It can hardly be any better for black people any place in the
All of this has been acceptable to mainstream America. However, it has become
more than noticeable that black people have not only refused to earn their way
into the mainstream, but they are continuing to demand more and more retribution.
The concept of “systemic racism” has been adopted in order to support
a continuing demand for preferences– as long as white people are the dominate
force in America, black people are being abused. “Whiteness” studies
have been put in place in most of our elite universities. These studies are
designed to find ways to eliminate the white race in America.” In addition,
it has become quite clear that black people have developed an in-your-face-white-people
mentality that promises to permanently balkanize them. They have even adopted
the African culture instead of the white culture that founded and built this
great country, and who have tried very hard to encourage blacks to enter the
mainstream. However, the actions of the blacks seem to be intentionally designed
to keep themselves from becoming part of mainstream America.
More recently, blacks are demanding apologies from white people for slavery,
segregation and everything else. This, no doubt, is another ruse in their long-going
demands for reparations. Their logic seems to be “if we were paid some
money, everything would be all right.” I’ve even heard a discussion
on television of giving blacks a part of this country – their own state. That
may be what is happening in Congress with the recent approval of a bill in the
House to grant voting privileges to residents of the District of Columbia —
a first step toward statehood.
It is abundantly clear that the atonement process which white people have adopted
has gone far enough. It is also clear that the civil rights movement has been
dirtied, and should be abandoned. It is further clear that those who have orchestrated
the black community’s move toward balkanization and permanent victim status,
should be exposed for the racial fraud that they have unleashed on American
What should be done to put an end to all of this charade? Let’s discuss
the “apology” issue, by asking the question — Just who is it that
deserves an apology and from whom?
I would suggest that if the black people in America want an apology for slavery,
they should first demand it from their own ancestors — the ones who rounded
them up like cattle and sold them to the slave traders — the ones who are still
practicing slavery today. And, by the way, the white European colonials who
settled and built most of Africa, did away with slavery while they remained
in Africa. But, when they turned the countries over to the locals, slavery was
Second, I would further suggest that the black people in America demand an
apology from their own for being slave masters. According to black historian
Duke University Professor John Hope Franklin, of the 10,689 free blacks living
in New Orleans in 1860, over 3,000, or 28 percent, owned slaves. At this same
time, six blacks in Louisiana owned 65 or more slaves. The widow C. Richards
and her son had 152 slaves working their sugar cane plantation. Antoine Dubuclet,
another slave magnate owned over 100 slaves. His estate was valued at $264,000
(1860 dollars). That year, the mean wealth of southern white men was $3,978.
In South Carolina, 125 free blacks owned slaves. In North Carolina there were
69 who owned slaves. William Ellison, was a former slave who became the largest
black slave owner in South Carolina with 63 slaves. He owned more slaves than
99 percent of the South’s slave owners, and he was richer than 90 percent
of his white neighbors. And, there were many more.
Third, blacks should demand an apology from the American Indians for enslaving
blacks. Five tribes in 1860 had a total of 9,951 black slaves — Cherokee –
4,600, Choctaw – 2,344, Creeks -1,532, Chickasaws – 975, and Seminoles – 500.
The Cherokees have just recently removed all black descendants of their slaves
from their tribal rolls.
Fourth, black people should apologize for what they have done to every major
city in the country that they have taken over. All of these once prosperous
cities, and there are many, including our nation’s capital, Washington
DC, have been turned into economic, educational and social ghettos. Blacks tend
to blame it on white flight, but that in itself is an indictment of the managerial
ability of the black leadership and the black people who put them in leadership
Fifth, blacks should apologize for the on-going degradation of the public school
system. Initially, for demanding that the system’s primary objective be
changed from education of the children to socially engineering the races. And,
for their demands for equality of outcome, a requirement that can only be accomplished
by “dumbing down” the education of all of the students, but especially
those who, if given a chance, could achieve to a high level.
Sixth, the black community should apologize for its degradation of the morals
of the country. Crime and drugs are rampant in this community, and family values,
evidenced by over 70 percent of the children being born illegitimate, has hit
rock bottom. Blacks should especially apologize for the filth that has become
the norm on black television, and the terrible influence this has on the children.
Seventh, that portion of the community led by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton,
should apologize for labeling as “Good Blacks” those blacks who
have worked hard and succeeded in the mainstream. A culture that demeans the
success of their own people is downright stupid.
Finally, the black community should express its gratitude to the white American
Colonization Society which in 1847 helped 13,000 free blacks return to Africa
and form their own country — Liberia. They should also express their gratitude
to those white people who brought them to America in the first place, where
their lives, even in slavery, were better than those who remained in Africa.
No black people in the world are better off than those who live here in America.
In addition, blacks should apologize for accepting a half century of preferential
treatment and reparations in the form of a permanent welfare system, a free
health care system and guaranteed permanent government jobs. In fact, blacks
have been hired by federal agencies at a rate 12 to 841 percent above assigned
affirmative action quotas.
Apologies and expressions of gratitude accepted. And, my hope is that black
people will take all of the privileges, preferential treatment and reparations
that have been provided by white people, throw their victim mentality, espoused
by their leadership, out the window and begin to earn their way into mainstream
America — no one can be given equality. White people have, and will continue
to help. However, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should be strictly enforced,
i.e., no more racial preferences in America.