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    Law requiring city contractors to disclose slavery links is passed.

    Only in California, what a surprise!

    Joshua Sabatini, The Examiner
    Nov 1, 2006 5:00 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Banks, clothing manufacturers and insurance companies will have to disclose any past connections to the slave trade if they want to do business with the city of San Francisco.
    The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a slavery era disclosure ordinance Tuesday that gives city contractors nine months to prove under oath that they searched for historical documents that would show ties to the slave trade and the results of that search.
    “It’s important that this country and San Francisco apologize and are aware of the slavery. We cannot just let it go and assume it didn’t happen,” said Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, author of the ordinance.
    Insurance polices, loan documents and other records show some companies that are still around today profited from slavery.
    While there are no penalties should a contractor reveal ties to the slave trade, contractors are encouraged to donate money into a fund that will be established under the legislation. The fund will be used to pay for educational programs and developments “designed to ameliorate the effects of slavery” on San Francisco residents.
    All companies that provide financial, insurance or textile services for The City are covered by the legislation.
    The legislation follows passage of the state’s first slavery era accountability ordinance, which required all insurance companies to research their archives and provide the state with any information that linked them to the slave industry.
    Other cities have similar ordinances, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland and Berkeley.
    It’s unclear if any of The City’s contractors had ties to the slave trade. The City has contracts with at least 10 textile companies and has more than $1 billion deposited in interest-bearing accounts in a number of banks, including Bank of America.
    “The Bank of America is currently examining its records to determine if it participated or profited from slavery,” Maxwell said.
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    Where does it end? Indentured servitude...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blastard View Post
    Where does it end? Indentured servitude...

    We are ALL indentured servants ,we work 3 months of every year for the Govt.( a vast majority of us who benefit NOTHING by this.)

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    Leave it to SF to screw things up even more in California.

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    I wonder if they will require the Muslims to disclose all of the white slaves they captured and relocated during their savages of Great Britain and Europe?? Oh yeah, that wasn't the US

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thor View Post
    I wonder if they will require the Muslims to disclose all of the white slaves they captured and relocated during their savages of Great Britain and Europe?? Oh yeah, that wasn't the US
    You got it! Not only was it not the US, it was us nasty white males that everyone is blaming everything wrong in the world on.

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    I have checked and rechecked my life and I can say under oath I have never owned or been involved with the slave trade. ( They would not take my first wife). Tony Pasley

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    WOW Hey remember "reperations"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uno99 View Post
    WOW Hey remember "reperations"
    Remember it? It’s still going on.

    Article Last Updated:11/03/2006 02:58:59 AM PST


    OAKLAND — Political and social activists, historians and educators from the United States and around the world are gathering in the Bay Area this weekend to discuss reparations for slavery of African people and colonialism in Africa.
    "The wealth of the West is built on slavery of African people," said Penny Hess, chairwoman of the African People Solidarity Committee. "White people need to recognize it and support (reparations)."
    http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/ci_4596668

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    I'd like to know........ just how many black people have been truly adversely affected by their ancestors being slaves in this day and age?? IMO, I can see that some still alive have been affected by racism in the last century, but not the slavery thing. If anything, they ought to be thankful that they escaped the genocide and starvation that's been inherent in Africa for centuries. What about the rival tribes that captured their ancestors and sold them into slavery?? They were black, after all. Will they seek reparations from Africa?? What about the Muslims (& Blacks) that went to Europe and captured white slaves?? Oh yeah, they conveniently omit THAT part of history. Fact is, EVERY race has been a slave sometime over history.

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