Last night, as I watched CNN Tonight with Don Lemon I was startled to see NY Times columnist Timothy Egan making the case that president Obama had a unique and important opportunity to apologize for Slavery on behalf of the United States. That Obama should apologize for "The land of the Free being the largest Slave holding country in the world." He referred to slavery as America's"Original Sin". He went on to say that with all of the division in the country over the Charleston shooting and Confederate Flag that the time was right for the jesture and that Obama being a black man would be the perfect candidate. Don Lemon ate it up. He thought it was a great idea but the other guy on the panel, Joe Madison, an African American said, "That is the most absurd thing I have ever heard."
I know that Don likes to stir the pot and interject his opinions but this was a time where he should've stayed nuetral. Don argued that if Obama didn't do it then who would because to date no one has. Sorry Don, that's not the point. There is absolutely no way the first Black President of the United States can be the one to apologize to black people for slavery. Call it ironic, call it what you want but I call it ridiculous. If Obama does this he will lose all credibility. I'd rather have no apology than to have the first black president do it and I can't believe that even Don Lemon thinks that this is a good idea. Get in the comment box and let me know what you think about this proposal.