Virginia Expresses Regret for Slavery The state of Virginia's resolution offering "profound regret" for the its role in slavery reads, in part, that slavery "ranks as the most horrendous of all depredations of human rights and violations of our founding ideals in our nation's history." The measure passed by a unanimous vote, and while symbolic, does not carry the weight of law.
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Virginia Expresses Regret for Slavery

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Virginia Expresses Regret for Slavery

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Jimi Izrael, journalist, opinion writer and frequent NPR contributor.

Carol Swain, professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University