Quote of the Day

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NJ Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll

The state of New Jersey is in the process of being the first Northern state to express regret for slavery, but there are some local politicians that believe doing so is unimportant.

Republican Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll states that blacks should be happy that slavery happened, otherwise we would still be in Africa:

“But, on a current note, if slavery was the price that a modern American’s ancestors had to pay in order to make one an American, one should get down on one’s knees every single day and thank the Lord that such price was paid. To the extent that America — or New Jersey — ever owed any kind of debt to anyone, that debt was more than repaid through the blood and suffering of 650,000 federal soldiers who died or were wounded during the war provoked by slavery. No one today need feel the slightest guilt, as no one today participated in the wrong.”

SMH.

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  • tlatrice

    FIRST!!!!

    WTF????

  • u would like to know

    wtf

  • Dun

    I’m not making excuses for the cracka but he IS a white boy, did we really expect more from him?

  • Oh F@ck That!!!

    I’m glad I am an American. I just wish it didn’t take slavery to get here, but I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else in the world.

  • pm

    He just lost his job

  • p

    Thats crazy

  • http://www.GOTSTRONG.com GOTSTRONG

    I wonder how high the post count will be ?

    http://www.myspace.com/GOTSTRONG

  • Strong Black Man

    lol@PM…this is stupid and New Jersey still and will remain New York’s unwanted 3rd nipple!

  • http://www.GOTSTRONG.com GOTSTRONG

    Oh yea, that’s a crazy thing to say. We will probably hear some type of scripted apology by the weekend.

    http://www.myspace.com/GOTSTRONG

  • Dolla Bill

    LMAO @ this fool thinking the civil war was about slavery.

  • BG

    BLACK PEOPLE….WE ACT IGNORANT…BUT WHITE PEOPLE ARE STUPID

  • V

    Not shocked, not surprised, matter a fact as of today just looking at it like another fool talking out of his ass. Comments as such are just running out of the woodwork these days.

    It’s sad because I don’t want to dig in my mind for any type of social, political, moral or historical retort for what he said. Nobody needs to waste any energy on him or why he said what he did – we all know why. It just makes me sigh…

    (Rolling eyes with boot in mouth)

  • mr mr

    the means do not justify the ends….

    you can not be happy slavery happened so that we could be over here….

    the 9/11 analogy given earlier is an excellent example….

    thousands dying is not a price to pay to see that there were gaps in security…again,

    the means do not justify the ends

  • elle

    This is like saying The Jewish people should be happy about the Holocaust or they wouldn’t have taken/established Isreal.

    What a comment. It shows the arrogance of so many politicians/citizens in this country.

    The mindset for people to see life in such a way is profound and it sets a presidence for the behaviour and established law in this Country.

    smh

  • Soul Cry

    …trust me when I say…many don’t feel much different…many justify means to an end…tell themselves and others lies so they feel comfortable in their wrong doings. Justification.

    Human nature.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Mz GA

    Wow what a way to start out the day with quotes like this

  • Soul Cry

    @i’m just saying

    I hear you and as an individual, I feel you. But there is something to be said for those who take responsibility for their actions.

    I don’t know if you ever heard of the book Rape of Nanking. It speaks about the Japanese raping, torturing, and murdering the people of Nanking (they felt that Chinese and Koreans were sub-human). This was around 1937… I believe over $100,000 (perhaps even twice that) people were murdered…women set afire from there vaginas while holding their babies, that type of sick stuff. But the Japanese still refuse to acknowledge this massacre to this day. Denying the numbers and sadistic behavior. Most of the youth today would have no clue of their history. Survivors say that though it will not change history, it will allow those to forgive, move on, learn and educate.

    Taking responsibility begins a healing process; perhaps not as you the individual, but the as a people in whole.

    But this, of course, may be considered an unrealistic ideology, or perhaps even unnecessary, but hey…would it hurt?

  • BG

    I’M SURE HE IS GONNA USE THE INFAMOUS BOUNTY HUNTER EXCUSE OF “I THOUGHT I WAS COOL ENOUGH WITH BLACK PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO SAY THAT”…….WTF!?!?!

  • V

    What people don’t like to talk about either is how Africans were impacted by diseases from Anglo Saxons due to slavery & migration. Trade, migration & population in close proximity contributed the spread of disease – diseases that they never had and were not introduced to until the trade.

    We won’t even go into how missionaries brought not only their Bibles but syphillis into the colonies…

  • V

    What people don’t like to talk about either is how Africans were impacted by diseases from Anglo Saxons due to slavery & migration. Trade, migration & population in close proximity contributed the spread of disease – diseases that they never had and were not introduced to until the trade.

    We won’t even go into how missionaries brought not only their Bibles but syphillis into the colonies…

  • Soul Cry

    We all know The Man feels he is a gift to man kind.

  • http://312diningdiva.com Dining Diva

    STICK A FORK IN HIM!

  • Anonymous3

    some white peole feel this way…some of them have even tried to convince others that slavery never existed….to be honest Americans of African descent – whose ancestors were slaves will never truly receive compensation (40 acres and a mule)or a true apoloy for what our ancestors went through ….as a Black Woman I believe that it’s time to move on…that being said…HOW DARE THIS a*$ spout such ignorance dribble from his foolish lips!!!!

  • Soul Cry

    thanks mami, speak it.

  • Bones Jordan

    @ Mama Z, this is the third standing o….. I’ve given and it ain’t even lunch time, go head girl tell that truth!!!!!!!!!!!!

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