Virginia Apologizes for Role in Slavery
In the year 2007 for some odd reason, Virginia decided to apologize for slavery.
The American Heritage Dictionary defines the word apology as follows.
a·pol·o·gy (ə-pŏl'ə-jē) Pronunciation Key
n. pl. a·pol·o·gies
1. An acknowledgment expressing regret or asking pardon for a fault or offense.
1. A formal justification or defense.
2. An explanation or excuse: "The consequence of those measures will be the best apology for my conduct" (Daniel Defoe).
3. An inferior substitute: The sagging cot was a poor apology for a bed.
If in the late 19th century Virginians sincerely felt remorse over the practice of slavery it may have meant something. Apologizing in the 21st century means nothing. I guess it is better that they waste their time on crap like this than on finding new ways to spend confiscated money. However, this apology makes as much sense as my apology to Britney Spears for shaving her head last week. In my defense, she won't need as much time after her morning shower to dry her hair. See, it's all about time management.