It's a start, at least

Not that this will change much in real terms for the lives of African-Americans in the US, but it's a good place to begin.

WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday issued an unprecedented apology to black Americans for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws.
I like that they added Jim Crow to the discussion, because it advances the timeline on the issue of how long African-Americans have been oppressed in this country. It's not far enough--an accurate discussion has to acknowledge that institutional racism still exists and is a major factor in the lives of African-Americans and other minorities to this day--but it's at least a start and it doesn't further the lie that everything was just fine after slavery ended.

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