U.S. Senate On Slavery: Yeah … Sorry About That

“The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution apologizing to African-Americans for the wrongs of slavery. The nonbinding resolution sponsored by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, is similar to a House resolution adopted last year that acknowledged the wrongs of slavery but offered no reparations. The House will have to vote on the issue again because the composition of that chamber changed after last November’s elections. The resolution was approved on a voice vote. Because it is nonbinding, it does not have to be forwarded to the president for his signature.” [CNN]