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Yes … having solved the energy crisis, ended the Iraq war, and fixed social security, Congress is now working on an apology for slavery and racial segregation

The Crypt: House to take up apology for slavery and racial segregation next week

The House is scheduled to take up a resolution (H.Res.194) next week “apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African-Americans.”

The non-binding resolution was introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen (Tenn.), a white Democrat who represents a majority African-American district in Memphis. Early in 2007, Cohen expressed interest in joiing the Congressional Black Caucus but later backed away from that idea. The CBC’s PAC has actually donated money to an African-American Democrat challenging Cohen, but he has received re-election backing from Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and some other prominent black lawmakers.

You may notice this is the same Cohen the CBC is trying to oust by funding his Democratic opponent.

Roll Call: CBC PAC Aids Cohen Foe

As early primary voting got under way last week across Tennessee, Rep. Steve Cohen held a nearly 3-1 cash-on-hand advantage over his top opponent in the crowded 9th district Democratic primary.

But this highly charged intraparty battle taking place in Memphis might be one of those cases where the names on the donation checks are just as important as the numbers in the campaign account.

Cohen’s top primary challenger, attorney Nikki Tinker, who is black, picked up support from the political action committee of the Congressional Black Caucus in the form of a $5,000 check late last month.

And yes, Dave Chappelle called this.