April 9th, 2010at 07:19am Posted by Eli
Ah yes, a very minor teensy-weensy oversight, but really, how many people associate the Confederacy with slavery?
An African-American Virginia lawmaker said Wednesday that he is not yet ready to accept an apology from Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, suggesting McDonnell’s misstep regarding Virginia’s confederate history is part of a pattern which calls the governor’s sincerity into question.
The Republican governor apologized earlier Wednesday after coming under criticism for issuing a proclamation that declared April to be Confederate History Month in the state but which made no mention of slavery.
“The failure to include any reference to slavery was a mistake, and for that I apologize to any fellow Virginian who has been offended or disappointed,” McDonnell said in a statement. The governor also announced that his proclamation would be amended to mention slavery and call it “an evil and inhumane practice.”
So the Confederacy fought a civil war to protect its right to “an evil and inhumane practice,” but it was still awesome enough to deserve its own “History Month”. Kinda like how the Third Reich was awesome except for that whole Holocaust thing which we almost completely forgot about, but hey, let’s not dwell on negatives.