Yes and if you will let me rant some more because I am even more pissed off about this today… :)
My rage is now directed towards the “different time and place” excuses.
I call bullshit. Every single person who was a racist at that time knew damn well the harm they were causing. Likewise every single slaveowner knew exactly what they were doing was morally wrong, it wasnt a secret.
It is simple cowardice to say “well I did some racist stuff then but it was just the time & place.” Bullshit. They knew. They all knew. Apologize, fine, try and make it better fine, but dont play coy like “we didnt think it was racist back then” because thats transparently false.
It also insults the many many people in the same time and place who were not racist. They didnt have any secret knowledge, it was just obvious what the right thing to do was, maybe because, you know, it IS obvious. The racists had the same information at the time and simply chose to be assholes.
Speaking of which has this clown resigned yet?