Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Apologize for Slavery?

Missouri State Representative TD El-Amin wants the legislature to issue a formal apology for Missouri's role in slavery.

He proposed this earlier this year and didn't get enough support from his fellow legislators -- although House Speaker Rod Jetton and four dozen others were co-signers of his bill -- but he plans to re-introduce it when the new session begins in January. El-Amin says it's not just about the apology, but to start a broader discussion of racism through the state's history up to today.

Listen, then read House Resolution 26.