Virginia is "sorry" for its role in slavery. Well… making such meaningless statements is one… being prepared to reflect that mindset is another. Remember this is the state where George Allen represented in the last elections for Senate and lost by just a little.. and he was the one who became famous for the "Macaca" remarks on an Indian person. Well this is the state where he ran for Senate nevertheless and almost won! Apology my foot!
Virginia’s General Assembly has adopted a resolution, expressing "profound regret" for the role the US state played in slavery.
The resolution was passed by a 96-0 vote in the House and also unanimously backed in the 40-member Senate.
Although non-binding, the resolution sent an important symbolic message, its sponsors said.
Lawmakers also expressed regret for "the exploitation of Native Americans" in Virginia.
Saturday’s resolution was passed as the state was preparing to mark the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, where the first Africans arrived in 1619.
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