Quinn apologizes for comments comparing welfare to slavery Video ››› January 30, 2009 9:32 PM EST ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF ? Loading the player reg... video: quinn-20090130-apologizes Quinn stated that unlike welfare recipients, slaves "had to work" for food, housing Responding to Media Matters item, Quinn defended comparison of welfare recipients to slaves Short Link copy link Posted In Diversity & Discrimination, Class, Race & Ethnicity We've changed our commenting system to Disqus. Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here. Updated rules for commenting are here. View the discussion thread.