Massachusettes Considers Slavery Era Disclosure Law

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  1. This is a good and necessary thing

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  2. Its been 200 years since slavery, move on

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  3. With the hurting economy its unwise to do this at the current time

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    Massachusetts considers slavery-era disclosure law | The Living Consequences

    http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/ht03pdf/ht03148.pdf

     
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    Sound ridiculous to me.

    I really doubt that any current company is where they are today due to proceeds earn from slavery...except for maybe Fruit of the Loom or Haines.
     
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    The other question is...how would this be enforced?

    What would the penalty be for a company if they chose not to researching this?

    Maybe the law is symbolic in nature.
     
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    The people on the radio are saying there will be a $25,000 fine for any company found to have historical ties to anything related to slavery.

    However, this fine isn't to go to reperations, it is to go into the state's coffers.

    Now this was said by Ed Lambert, a morning talk radio guy on Cape Cod. I am searching for more details.
     
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    I'm for disclosure of historical facts but I think it's ridiculous to require some sort of analysis of those facts about one's organization in how it fits into some specified thesis. And to have a fine for that? No.
     
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    That's true bullshit!

    And the fine is for having a tie to slavery?

    As far as I'm concerned, the statue of limitations on hiring slave labor has run out - if a company had slaves in 1950...that's another story.
     
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    waste of time
     
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    Ridiculous. Patently ridiculous.
     
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    is there any statue of limitations for whites who benefited from the evils of slavery and Jim Crow legislation? Funny how no one is against the Jews who sue German companies for their ties to the nazis, but are against blacks asking for anything.
     
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    Dont forget to vote in the poll charlie ;).
     

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