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(NC Rep.) Womble bill calls for slavery disclosure (Guess that party!)
Winston-Salem Journal ^ | March 21, 2009 | James Romoser

Posted on 03/24/2009 2:32:45 AM PDT by MitchellC

RALEIGH

A state legislator from Winston-Salem wants to require companies that do business with the state to disclose their historical ties to slavery.

Under a bill sponsored by Rep. Larry Womble, companies entering into contracts with the state would have to search their corporate records for evidence that they participated in slavery or profited from it.

A company would have to publicly disclose any records of ties to slavery, including the names of any enslaved workers or slaveholders contained in the records.

"History gives a true reflection of how our country got started," Womble said.

His bill deals only with public disclosure -- it does not call for any penalties against companies that once benefited from slavery. But if a company did not comply with the disclosure requirements, it could lose its contract with the state.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: earlineparmon; larrywomble; slavery; winstonsalem
Womble said that it's important for companies to own up to their history if they built wealth based on slave labor.

"It's more or less an educational thing," Womble said. "At least you can acknowledge, ‘Yes, we participated in slavery. Yes, we made a profit off slavery.'"

Rep. Earline Parmon, D-Forsyth, is also a primary sponsor of the bill, which was filed Thursday.

Critics said that the bill is well-intentioned but that it would be impractical and burdensome for companies to try to find records of ties to slavery more than 140 years ago.

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Another issue is the difficulty of defining the extent to which a company "participated in" or "profited from" slavery.

"It's a tangled web," said Anthony Parent, a history professor at Wake Forest University who studies slavery. "If you were engaged in business in the South before emancipation, you're going to have been somehow tied into the slave system."

Manufacturing companies, for instance, may have employed enslaved workers. Large banks helped finance the buying and selling of slaves.

For other companies, the link to slavery may have been more indirect.

Nonetheless, Parent said, it would be healthy for companies to examine and acknowledge their pasts.

"In terms of the psychological effect -- and just coming to terms with this past of ours -- I think this is fundamental," he said. "I think we all need to do this, if for no other reason than to understand how important slave production was for the economy and the society. It wasn't marginalized or minimal to the wealth being generated during this period."

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1 posted on 03/24/2009 2:32:46 AM PDT by MitchellC
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To: MitchellC

Womble should be psychologically evaluated.


2 posted on 03/24/2009 2:37:05 AM PDT by rvoitier (O.B.A.M.A. - One Big-Ass Mistake, America)
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To: MitchellC
Larry Womble

Race pimp second class.

3 posted on 03/24/2009 2:37:49 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: MitchellC

Womble is full of cr*p.


4 posted on 03/24/2009 2:40:22 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: MitchellC

They figure they’ve got everything else, reparations is a cinch...


5 posted on 03/24/2009 2:42:23 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 100%FEDUP; 2ndMostConservativeBrdMember; ~Vor~; a4drvr; Adder; Aegedius; Afronaut; alethia; ...
Womble (District 71) is getting a beautiful trashing in the comments section.

NC *Ping*

Please FRmail MitchellC if you want to be added to or removed from this North Carolina ping list.
6 posted on 03/24/2009 2:48:36 AM PDT by MitchellC ("I can no more renounce Rush, than I can my own grandmother...")
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To: MitchellC
I want reparations for being dipped in chocolate and thrown from the third-floor window.

It didn't happen to me and you didn't do it but I want my check

Just sayin..

7 posted on 03/24/2009 2:56:23 AM PDT by muir_redwoods ( O.B.A.M.A. = One Big Asinine Mistake, America)
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To: MitchellC
"Critics said that the bill is well-intentioned but that it would be impractical and burdensome for companies to try to find records of ties to slavery more than 140 years ago."

That's a laugh, they'll be looking for those long dead evil white people in 340 years. What I want is an accounting for all the reparations dollars already spent via the (not so)Great Society, Porkulus, and all other forms of reparations paid. Then, I want a big fat bag of gold for each of my four ancestors who wore the blue suit and were only paid about $13.00 per month, not nearly enough.

8 posted on 03/24/2009 3:01:32 AM PDT by RushLake (Democrats have never met a terrorist they didn't like.)
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To: MitchellC
BS.

I'm from the West. I've already seen what bills like these are intended to accomplish in the long run.

NORTH CAROLINA COMPANIES -- JUST SAY "NO". And run that railroader Womble out of town.

9 posted on 03/24/2009 3:05:55 AM PDT by Alia
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To: MitchellC

Revenge


10 posted on 03/24/2009 3:10:13 AM PDT by TYVets
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To: MitchellC
it does not call for any penalties against companies that once benefited from slavery. But if a company did not comply with the disclosure requirements, it could lose its contract with the state.

So let me get this straight.

There will be no penalties except being penalized by not being able to contract with the state.

Through the Looking Glass.

11 posted on 03/24/2009 3:26:29 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: MitchellC
Larry is a proponent of strong family values and having a sense of community commitment. Having been reared at a time when Black families maintained greater cohesiveness and solidarity, which some might call an "old fashioned" upbringing. Representative Womble has been recognized with numerous Honors and awards such as "Man of the Year" (WS-Chronicle), the NAACP Award, the Professional Business League Outstanding Award and the North Carolina Black Social Workers State Human Services Award.

From his site. Intresting gap in the late 60s as he stayed in school several times to the early 80s when he started sucking on the public teat. Which he has done to present day.

12 posted on 03/24/2009 3:37:01 AM PDT by doodad
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To: MitchellC

“In terms of the psychological effect — and just coming to terms with this past of ours — I think this is fundamental,” he said. “I think we all need to do this, if for no other reason than to understand how important slave production was for the economy and the society. It wasn’t marginalized or minimal to the wealth being generated during this period.”

Amazing! And this clown gets paid to come up with this garbage. “Come to terms..”what does THAT mean?After 140 years what terms are there?

This is complete bullsh$t.


13 posted on 03/24/2009 3:38:17 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero's political stylings since 1-20-09!)
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To: MitchellC

(Guess that party!)

I have my eyes closed, but will guess he is a black democrat.

Flame me if I’m wrong.


14 posted on 03/24/2009 3:39:22 AM PDT by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: chainsaw

How are you at Power Ball numbers?


15 posted on 03/24/2009 4:02:40 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Obama Speeches--TeleprompterInChief--TIC Talk)
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To: MitchellC

I bet you, if this idiot was in congress, he would have voted for that volunteer er.. I mean mandatory service crap.


16 posted on 03/24/2009 4:04:34 AM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: MitchellC

“Under a bill sponsored by Rep. Larry Womble, companies entering into contracts with the state would have to search their corporate records for evidence that they participated in slavery or profited from it.”

Need that photoshopped picture of the actor saying “Not This Sh!t Again!”


17 posted on 03/24/2009 4:12:05 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: MitchellC

Next up, lawsuit from descendants of slaves.


18 posted on 03/24/2009 4:13:55 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: muir_redwoods

Well, I want reperations for my great great great great great grandmother having to do unmentionable acts because she couldn’t get a job like a man in the private sector.

I don’t know her name, but it’s legendary in the family history so it must be true and someone should pay! Pay Me!


19 posted on 03/24/2009 4:15:15 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: chainsaw

I wouldn’t flame you even if you were wrong.

There are stereotypes for a reason.


20 posted on 03/24/2009 4:15:59 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson VIVA LA REVOLUTION!)
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To: MitchellC

This is racially motivated intimidation. On the on other hand, I would have no problems with this act if it added a line about “if any of the directors, owners or operators of said businesses are still alive and involved in company business.”


21 posted on 03/24/2009 4:36:56 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: rvoitier

Just another idiot with too much time on his hands...


22 posted on 03/24/2009 4:50:50 AM PDT by Stayfree ((HELP US EXPOSE THE "REAL" BIRTH CERTIFICATE @ REWARD FOR OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.COM!))
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To: MitchellC

Let’s reveal the names of all democrats who supported Stalin, Hitler, Mao and obama.


23 posted on 03/24/2009 4:55:11 AM PDT by sergeantdave (obuma is the anti-Lincoln, trying to re-establish slavery)
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To: MitchellC

Womble is entrenched in Winston politics via the stupidity of his electorate.


24 posted on 03/24/2009 4:56:07 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: chainsaw

Wow, you must be brilliant or have ESP!!!


25 posted on 03/24/2009 5:07:08 AM PDT by DeLaine (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Rebelbase

Yeah, so long as that district is drawn like it is, he isn’t going anywhere. Not in the general, anyway.

Dist. 71

% D 64.72%

White % of D 28.85%
Black % of D 69.65%
AI % of D 0.12%
Other % of D 0.85%


26 posted on 03/24/2009 5:12:34 AM PDT by MitchellC ("I can no more renounce Rush, than I can my own grandmother...")
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To: MitchellC
A federal law ought to be passed to give any surviving slave reparations. Considering there are zero people in this category, Rep. Womble can hold his hand on his ass.

This issue will never go away because it really isn't about the principle of it, it's all about the money generated by the cottage industry of race hustlers who have victimized their own people and are now their new overlords.

27 posted on 03/24/2009 5:24:01 AM PDT by RU88 (The false messiah can not change water into wine any more than he can get unity from diversity.)
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To: Stayfree

Sort of sad that taxpayers pay salaries for these kind of people, isn’t it?


28 posted on 03/24/2009 5:24:26 AM PDT by Quickgun
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To: MitchellC

And how is the government going to handle the new slavery they started with the GIVE Act? Oh...but that will be different...


29 posted on 03/24/2009 5:32:07 AM PDT by Vor Lady (This tag line extinct due to gorebull warming.)
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To: MitchellC

With a name like Womble I don’t think I would propose any legislation.


30 posted on 03/24/2009 5:32:46 AM PDT by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: MitchellC; All; Jack Black

....White folks, pay attention!.....people like Womble are not going to go away....their chorus will only swell....tribal warfare is a global reality....in time it will come here too.
See: Thomas Chittum’s “Civil War Two: The Coming Breakup of America” ISBN 0-929408-17-9


31 posted on 03/24/2009 5:46:58 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: DeLaine

Wow, you must be brilliant or have ESP!!!

Aw shucks. You don’t have to say those nice things.


32 posted on 03/24/2009 5:47:32 AM PDT by chainsaw (If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! -- P.J..)
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To: MitchellC
A company would have to publicly disclose any records of ties to slavery, including the names of any enslaved workers or slaveholders contained in the records.

How long before hordes protesters and cameras show up at the homes of the descendants of the long passed slaveholders?

33 posted on 03/24/2009 5:49:48 AM PDT by gdc314
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To: rockinqsranch
Here you are :


34 posted on 03/24/2009 6:02:31 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: MitchellC

We all know the problem here. This man is a racist bigot and he knows what his constituents want. More Gubmint handouts.

There isnt any sugar coating to be put on this. Those are the facts.


35 posted on 03/24/2009 6:10:05 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

The man is also ignorant.

There were thousands of blacks who were slave owners. There were black slave breeders who sold their own children.

I wonder if *his* ancestors were slave owners?


36 posted on 03/24/2009 6:18:21 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane
There were thousands of blacks who were slave owners. There were black slave breeders who sold their own children.

Though there were free blacks who owned slaves, and some of them had large operations, the number who owned more than one or two didn't reach into the thousands. The concept of "slave breeders," of whichever race, and of babies being torn from their mothers' sweet embrace, was a product of abolitionist literature. Most slaves were married and living in single family dwellings. The average age of first birth was a little over 20 years of age. When "children" were sold, it was nearly always when they were at an age they would be leaving the household anyway. For families with minor children, if they were sold it was as a family unit, unless there was a capital offense involved, in which case the offender, rather than being put to death, was sold to someone in a far off location.
37 posted on 03/24/2009 6:26:52 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Robe

Thank you. Appreciate your effort. The picture, and the caption states it all on this matter.


38 posted on 03/24/2009 6:37:35 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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