NC Senate apologizes for slavery; House adjourns

From the Associated Press:

The North Carolina Senate apologized Thursday for the Legislature's role in promoting slavery and Jim Crow laws that denied basic human rights to the state's black citizens.

Following the lead of lawmakers in neighboring Virginia, the Senate unanimously backed a resolution acknowledging its "profound contrition for the official acts that sanctioned and perpetuated the denial of basic human rights and dignity to fellow humans.

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The North Carolina House would have to approve the measure for it to be formalized. A similar resolution is pending in state House, which adjourned for the Easter holiday weekend on Thursday without taking any action.

Umm, guys? You really should have been able to get this done today. Traffic's not that bad heading out of Raleigh.

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Down the Memory Hole for this

I would be willing to bet.