Skip to comments.Slavery and North Carolina
Posted on 04/14/2005 6:40:24 AM PDT by Flint
RALEIGH -- Companies seeking state contracts would have to examine their pasts under a bill approved by a House committee Wednesday.
The measure would require companies to determine whether they profited from the 19th-century slave trade in the United States.
Democratic Reps. Earl Jones of Greensboro and Larry Womble of Winston-Salem championed the bill. If it became law, companies would have to submit an affidavit stating their research findings but would not have to take specific steps if they should find they profited from slavery.
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And people wonder why many think life is too short, to do business with the government.
This is fairly stupid. How many companies have been around since before the Civil War?
Unbelievably stupid. Legislators who introduce this sort of garbage should be removed from office.
Hmmm. I wonder if the North Carolina state government ever profited from slavery.
Now THAT'S clever!!!!
Voters who elect legislators who introduce this sort of garbage should be disenfranchised.
Exactly!!!!!! I'd bet 10 to 1 that the representatives are black. This is a first step in slavery reparations. How can something like this pass? Look at how uneducated and ignorant the masses are. Keep watching American Idol and Pimp my RIde America, it shows.
NC news ping.
Democrat Larry Womble
You just beat me to the punch. I knew it! Keep watching what happens. As soon as ONE company shows some kind of slavery connection, BAM! Law suit and it's on like a chicken bone.
Government contracts are handed out to the lowest bidder or minority and the quality of work and production goes to hell. You always get what you pay for.
Yes, but that was before Reconstruction so it doesn't count./sarc
Hand out for handouts!
Seems like the biggest profiteers of all are being overlooked: The African war lords who stole the land from rival tribes and then sold them into slavery. In fact, displacing people is still on the agenda of most of the African dictators today. One never hears about reparations being demanded from these thugs, or their ancestors - and that is where it all began.
The City of Chicago has had such a law for about 3 years now. Insurance companies keep getting caught. Apparently there are many present-day insurance companies that grew by buying up smaller companies around the nation, as far back as before the Civil War, and there were a number of them in the South back then that insured slaves as property. I forget what the penalty is.
Instead of focusing on the dead and the innocent, why not demand a litmus test and detailed background investigation for the politicans and judges?
Members of the N.C. Racial Justice Network, along with Greensboro City Councilman Earl Jones, who also represents the NAACP, and the Rev. Nelson Johnson of the Greensboro Pulpit Forum, sharply questioned the three school board members on their reasons for voting in favor of the plan. Harding Edwards, the other black member on the 11-member school board, voted against the plan. Jones told the three men that they should have "a black agenda" on the board. "White schoolchildren are already being taken care of. Black children are the ones who are hurting the most," Jones said. "Black school board members should be steadfast in looking out for a black agenda."
Oh, now THAT'S a big suprise! Morons and the morons who vote them in......incredible!
...and a similar bill was recently passed in Philadelphia. (As if Philly can afford to sacrifice more business).
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