Carol M. Swain, a professor of political science and law at Vanderbilt University who had pushed for the Bush administration to issue an apology [for slavery], called the Democratic-controlled Senate's resolution "meaningless" since the party and federal government are led by a black president and black voters are closely aligned with the Democratic party.Republicans = slavery?
"The Republican Party needed to do it," Swain said. "It would have shed that racist scab on the party."
Also interesting how some modern administrations are more responsible for events 150 years ago than others.
Intriguing, too, this legal scholar's idea that a (legal) party without (legal) standing can "shed" crimes committed by other (legal) parties through the simple issue of a legislative resolution by this or that political party.
Dr. Swain is a breakthrough thinker who offers us a whole bag full of historiographic bones to chew on.