Ghana apologizes for its role in slave trade: Country’s 50th anniversary includes tourism campaign

Ghana apologizes for its role in slave trade: Country’s 50th anniversary includes tourism campaign

[Ed. – Role in the slave trade? What role in the slave trade? That was purely the work of evil whites. Look, a squirrel!]

As part of a tourism campaign to attract descendents of African slaves around the world, Ghana is offering an apology for its role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, which launched in part from Ghana’s Elmina Castle carrying Africans captured by fellow black Ghanaians.

According to The Washington Times, Ghana’s 50th anniversary of its independence includes an effort called “Project Joseph,” which invites blacks to trace their history to the slave trade and reconnect with the land of their ancestors. An apology will be included as part of the experience.

“The reason why we wanted to do some formal thing is that we want — even if it’s just for the surface of it, for the cosmetic of it — to be seen to be saying ‘sorry’ to those who feel very strongly and who we believe have distorted history, because they get the impression that it was people here who just took them and sold them,” said Emmanuel Hagan, director of research and statistics at Ghana’s Ministry of Tourism and Diasporean Relations.

“It’s something we have to look straight in the face and try to address, because it exists. So we will want to say something went wrong.”…

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