April 29, 2007

Queen to apologize for slaughter?

Queen flies into PC war over fate of American IndiansThe Queen is being urged to apologise for the slaughter of American Indians and the introduction of slavery when she visits Virginia this week as guest of honour to mark the 400th anniversary of the first English settlement in the New World at Jamestown.

She will be landing in the middle of a row over political correctness after officials in Virginia banned the use of the word “celebration” for the anniversary. It is being called a “commemoration” out of respect for the suffering of native Americans, who were attacked after the colonists arrived in 1607.

1 comment:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
If indeed the Queen of England does apologize for her nation's past sins against American Natives, someone look real close and make sure it actually isn't Helen Mirren...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'