Talk:Virginia legislature issues apology for slavery

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Revert of slave image[edit]

Slave injured due to whipping, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 2 1863.

Pic in question on the right, from the wikipedia article on w:slavery... People keep removing the pic from item... So far, it got reverted bc it was either "not related to story" or "too loaded". I think that although editors might have good faith, these excuses are utterly non-sense. If we are unable to acknowledge slavery for what it was, I don't think there is anywhere to go from here. Towsonu2003 23:01, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

The Wikinews focus is now. Now is what the Virginia legislature did. The image appended to the article is covered in the Wikipedia link to slavery, and serves this report by adding "shock" value, something MessedRocker attempted to address. -Edbrown05 23:24, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
Acknowledging slavery and using this image on a news article are unrelated items. --Brian McNeil / talk 23:32, 27 February 2007 (UTC)
ok then. Towsonu2003 04:22, 28 February 2007 (UTC)

Not an Apology, But a Regret[edit]

The House Joint Resolution doesn't speak of an "apology", but of a "profound regret". I'm not a native English speaker, but I think this is a significant difference. I suggest that a native English speaker familiar with the subject may rethink the title of the article. 84.149.210.227 22:02, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

Link to the House Joint Resolution[edit]

The link to the House Joint Resolution 728 links to the proposal. Here is the link to the Resolution agreed to by the House and Senate: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?071+ful+HJ728ER 84.149.210.227 22:02, 18 February 2008 (UTC)