The U.S. Senate will debated a resolution, Senate Concurrent Resolution 26, apologizing for slavery and “Jim Crow” today
The resolution reads that the Senate…
Acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow laws;
Apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow laws; and
Expresses its recommitment to the principle that all people are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and calls on all people of the United States to work toward eliminating racial prejudices, injustices and discrimination from our society.
A better ending would be something that, oh, I don’t know, extends upon the that “principle that all people are created equal” thing they just talked about.
My recommended language: “…calls on all people the United State to work toward eliminating from our society the prejudices, injustices and discrimination against all people where ever and however it appears.”
Oh well… I guess the queers will get an apology of some sort in 2150 (that is, if we are even treated as full citizens by then).