Marvin Dunn: Historian Unsatisfied with Fla. Apology for Slavery

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The state of Florida recently apologized for slavery — but historian Marvin Dunn says he doesn't any feel better. In his Miami Herald op-ed "Make the Apology Meaningful," Dunn says Old South states should think about how to pay reparations to the African American community as a whole.

"The apology is a meaningless act that only a dolt or outright racist would oppose," Dunn writes. "It cost the state nothing and of course, there was not a word about the thorny question of reparations. As one of the African Americans to whom the apology was aimed, it was not enough."

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