As all the major media outlets have not reported this story, I thought I would mention it here. On Tuesday (July 29, 2008) the House of Representatives approved a resolution that apologized for slavery. This resolution (H. Res. 194) notes that “the system of slavery and the visceral racism against persons of African descent upon which it depended became entrenched in the Nation’s social fabric.” The Government Printing Office has the full text available as a pdf. You can also find it by searching the Library of Congress website. For more, see this Associated Press report.