Sunday, November 26, 2006

Blair to stop short of apology for British role in slavery

Blair apologizes for Britain’s role in the slave trade. (I am assuming the massive slave trade by the East Indian Trading Company). There is an advisory committee that will determine “how Britain should acknowledge its historical responsibility”. I think this is a little weird and way to late. Maybe it might shed light on modern slave trade and hopefully prevent future slave trading.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It has been a really long time for Britain to finally apologize about the slave trade. African countries are also suffering from the effects of colonialism, and there may not be much hope of every problem being fixed until European countries do something about it. Admitting that slavery was wrong is the first step. It took forever but it is still progress. Now Britain should come up with a way to help the situations in African countries, so they can prove that they are truly sorry.


--Kristy G