One Word Politicos Try To Avoid: Sorry

Knowing that a government apology can help heal wounds that are decades or even centuries old, Georgia this month took steps toward becoming the latest state to issue a resolution apologizing for forced sterilization of mental patients and prisoners from 1937 to 1970. But saying sorry is often complicated by talk of reparations. Here's a look at how some attempts at official atonement have panned out in the U.S.

Slavery Virginia's house of delegates this month passed a resolution, led by delegate DONALD MCEACHIN, expressing "profound regret" for slavery--the closest a state has come to apologizing.

Internment Camps In 1988, President RONALD...

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