January 16, 2007
The topic is definitley sparking controversy and causing much debate. I got a chance to look at what bloggers on the internet are saying and here's just a few of the comments I came across
One blogger, Carla, writes: "I'll bet many people opposing an apology want the Brits to apologize to the Irish, the Japanese to apologize for pearl harbor, and Koreans to apologize...and so forth. Virginia was built on the blood and sweat of enslaved people and should apologize. Whether they were sold by their "own" people is irrelevant, as is the fact that they are dead.
Another blogger by the name of Euphorial says: "I'm on the fence. I really think this is just opening old wounds again. I'd love to see everyone just get over the past and concentrate on the future. Why should I be sorry for something i did not do?
And another blogger, Gritman, says : "I do not think it's necessary for the commonwealth to apologize for something that ended over 140 years ago, political correctness has already gone way beyond sensible. Just something else to keep the prejudice/racism pot boiling."