Well, the thought matters right?
Alabama has officially apologized for slavery. I am not exactly sure what I think about this....
"Slavery was evil and is a part of American history," the Republican governor said. "I believe all Alabamians are proud of the tremendous progress we have made and continue to make."
Alabama is the fourth Southern state to pass a slavery apology, following votes by the legislatures in Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. Alabama's Democrat-controlled Legislature approved the resolution last week.
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I tend to think that symbolic gestures such as these matter. I actually think that the Matthew Shepherd Act is largely symbolic and supremely important. What do other folks think of both Alabama and the symbolic importance of hate crimes laws?