Lynching in and of itself is horrific, cruel, hateful, and totally lacking in humanity...it says volumes about individuals who are able and motivated to do something like that to other human beings. It also says volumes about those who *actively fight against* laws that officially and publicly condemn and seek to punish crimes of an exceptionally vicious, premeditated nature against certain groups or individuals. To those who say this law would create a "privileged" class of people, I say, a class of people is not privileged if they have to be senselessly and horribly murdered in order to become a member of it. To those who say the Senate already apologized so we're done, I say, if we as a country are truly remorseful for shameful crimes against humanity that were allowed to happen in the US for more than a century, it's no skin off our collective noses to make it official and permanent, and to keep the sentiment of our apology in the forefront of our minds. Apologies certainly serve a valuable purpose, but if a crime like lynching would ever happen again in the US (and there's no reason to assume it couldn't or wouldn't), having a law will back up our promise to condemn lynching and follow it up with punishment that fits the crime if it ever happens again. If it doesn't ever happen again, then we can look back hundreds of years from now, pat ourselves on the back, say we did a great thing by passing the Anti-Lynching Law, own up to our very shameful history as a country, continue our pursuit of becoming a civil, humane society, and marvel that this law is so effective, it succeeded in deterring any and all lynchings since 2020, which is yet another reason to pass it!