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my governor preserves slave burial ground
« on: December 23, 2010, 11:14:00 AM »
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Gov. Bob McDonnell appeared with Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones at Wednesday's budget amendment announcement.

The African burial ground beneath a Virginia Commonwealth University parking lot should be preserved to tell the story of Richmond's role as a slave center for next year's Civil War sesquicentennial, Gov. Bob McDonnell said Wednesday in announcing a budget amendment that would transfer the property to the city.

The amendment would reimburse VCU $3.3 million from state funds for the lot near the MCV campus and would be the first step toward memorializing the property by the Richmond Slave Trail Commission, McDonnell said. Del. Delores L. McQuinn, D-Richmond, chairwoman of the commission, will sponsor legislation to allow the property transfer.

McQuinn, Mayor Dwight C. Jones, and VCU and historic resources officials joined McDonnell at a news conference crowded with activists who demanded the university immediately stop parking on the graves of slaves and free blacks.

The budget proposal by McDonnell, who last week penalized VCU for its 24 percent tuition increase, would help the university dig its way out of the embarrassing and contentious ownership of the graveyard.
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Re: my governor preserves slave burial ground
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 12:14:27 PM »
.........see, this is what separates negroes from jews.  :(

McDonnell issues a proclamation a few months back recognizing "Confederate History Month," or some such thing, and the proclamation is COMPLETELY silent on the issue of slavery.  Notwithstanding the fact there would NOT have been a Confederacy BUT FOR the issue of slavery.  >:(

After much deserved furor and condemnation, McDonnell backpedals, says he meant no offense, then issues obligatory comments about the horrors of slavery.  Which ALL of course means that, to McDonnell, slavery is an "after thought".

If McDonnell had in some way suggested some commemoration/recognition/observation of the Nazis WITHOUT mentioning the Holocaust, Jewish people would have run his a-- out of the statehouse in Richmond.

So comes now THIS thread about dude "allegedly" caring about an African burial ground, and we are supposed to conclude that ole Bob is some sort of good guy or something?!?!?!?!?

No WONDER black folks are and remain so "f'ed" up.

God bless us all.  :(

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Re: my governor preserves slave burial ground
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 12:39:23 PM »
:nod: I couldn't agree more, Strike! Nothing else but an attempt to score political points with the AA community after that "Confederate History Month". crap....
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Re: my governor preserves slave burial ground
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 12:55:44 PM »
strike and soflo kindly explain how tim kaine allowed vcu to buy the property for the parking lot when he knew slaves and free blacks were buried there.  was tim kaine scoring points.  bob mcdonnell is doing the right thing.  he corrected the confederate history month flap.  bob mcdonnell meets at least monthly with the naacp to discuss issues that affects blacks.  how many times has your governor met with any black organization.  btw, tim kaine and mark warner never met with the naacp. 

this is not political.  this is doing the right thing.  which is something that tim kaine ran from on this issue. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2010, 01:41:42 PM »
Jews want to be empowered--blacks want to be accepted, that is the big difference.

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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2010, 04:19:27 PM »
Jews want to be empowered--blacks want to be accepted, that is the big difference.
WOW!!!  :o

Yeah, if both groups have different aspirations, then that would certainly go a long way in explaining their current WIDELY divergent plight.

 

 

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